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Become A Holiday Sales Associate

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Working As A Holiday Sales Associate

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $21,780

    Average Salary

What Does A Holiday Sales Associate Do At Dick's Sporting Goods

* Create a world-class customer experience by providing passionate customer service and selling through customer engagement
* Uphold company standards for merchandise presentation of the best apparel and equipment brands in sporting goods
* Demonstrate ability to genuinely interact with customers to show passion, knowledge, dedication, and commitment in their sport or activity
* Ability to meet Federal requirements for handling and processing firearm transactions
* Cash Register/POS Ringing and Cash-handling
* Promote company programs including warranty sales, Scorecard (loyalty program), private-label credit cards, and other seasonal promotions
* As business needs arise, other tasks may become necessary
* Operations & Freight Flow Associate Duties

What Does A Holiday Sales Associate Do At Jcpenney

* Customer Service – You’re maneuvering around the store at a fast pace, working with the latest merchandise, but when a customer stops you to ask a question or request assistance, there’s no one they’d rather be talking to than you.
* Creative Design: You know how important a consistent visual experience is for our customers across the country.
* You understand the company direction on how our merchandise should be displayed and what the expectations are to deliver a visually stunning environment for our customers.
* Merchandising Store Layout: You always see the store through the customer’s eyes ensuring all adjacencies are aligned with company direction and that brands strike points have the biggest impact on the customer.
* Visual Merchandising: You partner with the Operations and Merchandise Teams as merchandise hits the floor a) to ensure it is placed in the proper location based on company guidance b) to update mannequins and fixtures when sell-through occurs to deliver a compelling merchandise experience.
* Visual Elements in the Stockroom: You manage all visual elements in the back stockrooms.
* All visual elements are clean orderly, in stock and ready to go to the floor

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How To Become A Holiday Sales Associate

Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months.


Although retail or parts sales positions usually have no formal education requirements, some employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or equivalent, especially employers who sell technical products or “big-ticket” items, such as electronics or cars.


Most retail sales workers receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months. In small stores, an experienced employee often trains newly hired workers. In large stores, training programs are more formal and usually conducted over several days.

During training sessions, topics often include customer service, security, the store’s policies and procedures, and how to operate the cash register.

Depending on the type of product they are selling, employees may be given additional specialized training. For example, salespersons working in cosmetics get instruction on the types of products the store offers and for whom the cosmetics would be most beneficial. Likewise, those who sell computers may be instructed on the technical differences between computer products.

Because providing exceptional service to customers is a priority for many employers, employees often get periodic training to update and refine their skills.


Retail sales workers typically have opportunities to advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Some employers want candidates for managerial positions to have a college degree.

As sales workers gain experience and seniority, they often move into positions that have greater responsibility and may be given their choice of departments in which to work. This opportunity often means moving to positions with higher potential earnings and commissions. The highest earnings potential usually involves selling “big-ticket” items—such as cars, jewelry, furniture, and electronics. These positions often require workers with extensive knowledge of the product and an excellent talent for persuasion.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Retail sales workers must be responsive to the wants and needs of customers. They should explain the product options available to customers and make appropriate recommendations.

Interpersonal skills. A friendly and outgoing personality is important for these workers because the job requires almost constant interaction with people. 

Math skills. Retail sales workers must have the ability to calculate price totals, discounts, and change owed to customers.

Persistence. A large number of attempted sales may not be successful, so sales workers should not be discouraged easily. They must start each new sales attempt with a positive attitude.

Selling skills. Retail sales workers must be persuasive when interacting with customers. They must clearly and effectively explain the benefits of the merchandise.

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Holiday Sales Associate Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • Italian

  • Cantonese

  • Mandarin

  • Somali

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • German

  • Hebrew

  • Japanese

  • Dakota

  • Korean

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Top Skills for A Holiday Sales Associate


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Top Holiday Sales Associate Skills

  1. Outstanding Customer Service
  2. New Merchandise
  3. Store Credit Card
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Cleaned facility, organized merchandise, and provided outstanding customer service, assisted in closing store, utilized cash register Activities:
  • Offer store credit cards for an alternate form of payment.
  • Shared product knowledge with customers while making personal recommendations.
  • Receive, open, unpack and issue sales floor merchandise.
  • Open and close cash registers performing tasks such as counting money, coupons and vouchers, and making deposits.

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