How to Hire a Store Associate

Does your growing business need a store associate? Store Associates can you help your company increase sales and revenue.

Here are some tips to help you find great store associate candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Store Associates search for Jobs on Indeed*

4,469,507

job seekers clicked on store associate jobs

69%

of clicks came from mobile devices

136,512

store associate jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.39 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$22.55 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$22.55

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Store Associate?

A great store associate hire can help your business increase the happiness of your customer by providing a great experience. An associate can make the difference in a customer’s day by providing incredible customer service that will make that customer a lifelong customer.

• Improve customer service
• Increase sales by helping them find merchandise
• Develop a great company culture

Skills to look for in a great Store Associate

A great store associate candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Register skills
• Stocking ability
• Basic math skills
• Great Attitude
• Teamwork with other store associates
• Communicate with customers

Writing a Store Associate job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified store associate candidates. A store associate job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for store associate jobs, such as:

• Assistant Store Manager
• Seasonal Store Associate
• Retail Store Associate

Interviewing Store Associate candidates

Strong candidates for store associate positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Do you care about the customer
• Can you help a customer out
• Can you use a register

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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