The Perks Of Starting Your Career In Retail



June Doyle-MacLean, the Manager of National Field Recruiting at Reitmans (Canada) Ltd., has worked in retail across Canada for her entire career.

Lauren interviewed her in February 2010 at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Retail Management internship and career fair.

June says working in the retail industry, particularly the fashion side of retail, is amazing because:

  • If you are willing to work hard and move ahead, you can work in every single province across the country
  • You’re on the leading edge of what’s fashionable all the time because you’re working for trend setting brands
  • Retail gives you the opportunity to build great leadership skills, move up quickly and make a good impression early on in your career

She also recommends students and recent grads who apply for meaningful roles in the retail industry have some retail background, even if it’s just experience from that part-time job you held during school.


Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. Visit Reitmans (Canada) Ltd.’s profile on TalentEgg to learn more about their seven divisions and starting your retail career in one of their stores or at their head office in Montreal.


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