RW&CO. Regional Sales Manager Pina Pileggi worked part-time in a clothing store while she was in school and worked her way up the retail ladder, from part-time Sales Associate, to full-time Sales Associate, to Store Manager, to District Manager, and now Regional Manager.
The last of the last Focus on Retail videos! Recruiting managers from Reitmans, Enterprise and Starbucks discuss the advantage of tailored resumés and how one candidate stood out to a manager before the interview even began!
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.
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.
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.
At companies like Discount Car and Truck Rentals, career advancement opportunities are merit-based, so it is not out of the question to start in a sales position and quickly rise to a retail management position. “Your career depends on your capabilities,” Rubina says.
The best part about working in a career in retail at Rona is overcoming the daily challenge of helping customers accomplish their home improvement or renovation goals, and seeing those projects through from beginning to end.
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.