Question by : Would you please take a look at my resume?
I took off some structural bits for privacy. I am applying for a position as a general, store, district manager in retail sales. If you were in the position to, would you hire me? Do you have any advice that might strengthen this at all? I appreciate your time.
Attaining the goals and direction of the company I represent is my desire. I excel at Customer Service, training and solving problems. I am a people and operations driven manager and understand how to impact the top line sales and profit margin of the company I work with.
09/08 – 07/10 Aaron Brothers Art and Framing, Chino, California
I managed the daily operations of a specialty retail store and trained associates to sell art supplies and custom framing. I taught salesmanship, operations, and planning to staff through coaching, follow up and correction. I directed and managed sales staff, leads and Production to follow and carry out the directives of the company.
Customer Conversion was improved by 20%
Gross Margin Percent increased 3.4% over budget.
Improvement in Custom Framing Revenue by 29%.
06/97 – 09/08 Radio Shack Corporation, San Bernardino, California
My responsibilities were to manage profit and loss by increasing top line sales and reducing controllable expenses. I hired, trained and motivated my staff to sell specialty electronics and cellular phones to the public. I was also responsible for hiring and processing applicants for my 45 store area. Other duties were to direct merchandising and arrange store visuals to promote profit and customer conversion.
Awarded for Manager of the Month and twice for Excellence in Recruitment .
Served my peers as a Mentor and Team Liaison to Corporate Office.
Completed District Manager Candidate Training in June of 2008.
07/85 – 06/97 JS Enterprises , Ontario, California Representing:
M. Howard Co., GSI Imports, CT Nassau Inc., Continental Ticking Jefferson Smurfit Corp.
I managed a team of commissioned sales agents who sold to furniture and bedding manufacturers within 8 States, British Columbia and Mexico. I had total P&L responsibility and was responsible for an annual budget of 5.9 million dollars.
Managed 410 National Accounts and Independent Companies.
Sold to corporate presidents and major decision makers.
Pasadena City College , Pasadena – California
56 units completed
32 units transferable
Young Furniture Associates
Board of Directors
The Association of Woodworking and Furniture Suppliers
Liaison to Young Furniture Association
Training Manager, Personal Mentor – Michaels, Inc.
Assistant Sales Manager – Radio Shack
Manager – Peter Piper Pizza
Answer by joemoser1948
1.. Drop that “objective” section – serves no purpose and interrupts the reader from getting to your qualifications.
2. I’d try to ‘beef up” the paragraph on your latest position.
3. Delete info on your “references” and you don’t nned to include the statement “furnished uopn request” either.
I would probably want to find out why you left Radio Shack but otherwise, your background looks pretty-durn good.
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