In the second video from our employer seminar at Ryerson on Mar. 24, 2010, recruiting managers from Starbucks, Enterprise and Reitmans discuss how they view the online presence of a potential employee when hiring.
Kirsti Stubbs, a recruiter at Starbucks Coffee Canada, shares some strategic advice to help job-seeking students land not just a summer job, but a position that will set them on their way towards reaching their future career goals.
In terms of what prospective retail industry employees must bring to the table, Aaron stressed the fact that it’s not just about students’ education—employers often value experience over education when hiring.
TalentEgg hosted a seminar at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management on Mar. 24, 2010, to give first-year retail management students the opportunity to interact with recruiting managers from Starbucks, Reitmans and Enterprise.
Depending on your interests, there are positions within the retail industry for students and recent grads in everything from fashion to business to marketing to interior decorating (store design) to industrial engineering (manufacturing) and more!
Gary Pauls, Director of Sales and Operations for Reitmans, and Maria Corsino, Director of Sales and Operations for Penningtons and Addition Elle, explain why students and new grads should consider starting their retail careers with Reitmans.
“Don’t be afraid to get on the floor because that’s where you learn about the business…and gain some really valuable skills,” says Gina Robinson, a McMaster University alumnus who is now the Director of Student Services there.
Tristan is a recent grad from Ryerson University’s retail management program who is now working with Discount Car and Truck Rentals. He sometimes works behind the counter, but he’s also getting experience at head office and in different departments, such as sales and marketing.
June Doyle-MacLean, Manager of National Field Recruiting at Reitmans (Canada) Ltd., told us what she likes to see from potential employees before and during the interview process for meaningful roles in the retail industry.
The retail industry scoops up plenty of fashion fanatics for their head offices. With the right combination of retail experience, in-demand skills and ambition, you could have your stylish foot in the door sooner than you think!
June Doyle-MacLean, the manager of national field recruiting at Reitmans (Canada) Ltd., has worked in retail across Canada for her entire career. June says working in the retail industry, particularly the fashion side of retail, is amazing because…