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March 10, 2009

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Your creativity and commercial sensibility are key traits to illustrate in a CV for a job in retail. If you can show a balance between your creative streak and your business skills you are almost there. Displaying a vastly relevant degree at the top of your CV goes without saying. Employment experience within the industry is crucial, so list any shop-floor experience and obviously any further managing or inventory responsibilities. If you wish to pursue a career specifically within the field of fashion retail, a passion for fashion is a must - include any signs of this: for instance, attending London Fashion Week or taking a course on retail management.

MARY JONES


House 4 High Street " London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)7000 000000 " mary.jones@email.co.uk

CAREER OBJECTIVE:

I wish pursue a career in retail management, specifically within designer wear or high fashion brands.

EDUCATION

September 2003 - June 2006: Central St Marias College BA (Hons) Fashion and Business Studies 2.1

EMPLOYMENT

June 2006 - Present
Sales Associate, Vior

  • Placed orders to restock merchandise and handled receiving of products
  • Managed scheduling, reports, email, inventory, and maintained clientele book and records
  • Extensive work with visual standards and merchandising high-ticket items

    July 2005 - April 2006
    Part-time Sales Assistant - Couture Departments, Relfridges

  • Organising and setting up displays for designer womens wear
  • Set-up trunk shows and attended clinics for new incoming fashion lines
  • Scheduled private shopping appointments with high-end customers

    February 1997 - July 1999
    Part-time Sales Assistant Teiss

  • Maintaining and restocking inventory
  • Processing sales

    COURSES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

     

  • Six-week course on retail management at the Institute of Business and Fashion in New York
  • Currently studying Business Italian at the Language Academy

    INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

     

  • Popular culture: fashion, art and music
  • I have attended London Fashion Week for three consecutive years

    References available upon request

 

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