The other day, I found a job ad for hosiery sales. I did not think that I would get it, but I created a cover letter and sent it off, anyways. Not only did I create a cover letter, I even wrote a short letter in the email. I am nervous, because I need the job, and because I think that the odds are stacked against me. I would love this job!
Read the rest of the post, if you are curious about what I wrote.
I am excited about the job opening in your department store. I have worked at The Bay's ladies department, at Oakridge, and my former manager said that the women loved having me there. I am still in touch with her, and she is willing to be a reference.
Generating sales for your hosiery department is not a problem, since I have sales experience. I would love to learn about hosiery each day.
Regarding the responsibilities, I have experience.
I ran the cash register at Grand & Toy, Feet First, McDonald's, and The Bay. Unless you have a very unique set up, with a lot of details, I should be able to handle transactions just fine. In all my retail experience, I had to resolve customer issues. I'd love to use my experience to serve you and your customers.
Providing addons and suggestion selling would depend on product knowledge. As long as I can get a chance to interact with your customers, I will look for opportunities to increase sales totals. I got the most merchandising experience at Grand & Toy and Feet First. I even got some experience in my unemployed time. Often, if I notice that the hosiery racks are disorganized, I will voluntarily, as a customer, try to sort them out according to product numbers and colours. Sometimes, I would use the UPC code as a guide.
As long as there is stock and time, maintaining stock levels throughout the day should be easy. A lot of people have approached me about me wearing hosiery, when they see me wear it with shorts in public. I am more than happy to dialogue with them. When we combine that with my retail experience, you can rest assured that I will be confident and customer focused.
I currently try to blog every day about hosiery. I do miss some days, but I do manage to keep my averages up. I currently get just under 1800 visits per month. I do all of this because I want people to enjoy hosiery, and have beautiful legs. I cover new trends, tips on reusing, issues, tips on getting the most out of our hosiery, tips on where to find hosiery, and of course, my own personal experiences. If I can do that outside of work, then I am confident that I can use my passion in your store to provide the best possible sales experience to customers.
I got my job at The Bay, at Oakridge, by volunteering for them, at a special event. I told them of my interest in finding a job with them, and they hired me, then and there. The whole relationship worked well for me, because I believe that department stores can offer unique shopping experiences. I mention this to emphasize my enthusiasm in and out of the work place.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, and with thanks,
Eugene T.S. Wong