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Working As A Lead Bookseller

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $46,779

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Lead Bookseller does

  • Set up and lead in-store events and book signings.
  • Support Nook users on PC, Mac and mobile platforms.
  • Monitor local sales trends to maintain in stock quantities.
  • Assisted customers in locating books, cashiered, and answered phone calls
  • Trained in all aspects of caf service, opening and closing.
  • Used customer suggestions, web sites, and literary journals to bring in new titles.
  • Provided customer service on book floor in a retail environment.
  • Assisted in the daily operations of the cash wrap area and selling floor.
  • Lead bookseller and key holder for large retail bookstore
  • Communicated with corporate newsstand office and store management on inventory control, new title acquisition, and customer concerns.
  • Design, develop and set up merchandise displays.
  • Conducted twice-weekly storytime activities, reading aloud, and crafts for children of all ages.
  • Required to meet demanding sales goals.
  • Trained employees, received and tracked inventory, aided in loss prevention.
  • Received daily shipments and brought all material to the sales floor.
  • Mentored and supervised the progress of new booksellers.
  • Place special orders or call other stores to find desired items.
  • moved to Fiction/Mystery/Romance, next moved to Business/Computers/Gift and finished in History/Religion/Travel.
  • Developed customer service skills through over the phone and direct contact with customers.
  • Manage a team and train to company standards.

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Lead Bookseller Demographics

Gender

Female

57.8%

Male

39.1%

Unknown

3.2%
Ethnicity

White

84.0%

Hispanic or Latino

9.2%

Asian

5.1%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.1%

German

17.6%

Portuguese

11.8%

Japanese

5.9%

French

5.9%

Carrier

5.9%

Russian

5.9%
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Lead Bookseller Education

Schools

University of Utah

9.1%

University of Massachusetts - Boston

7.3%

Appalachian State University

5.5%

Virginia Commonwealth University

5.5%

Georgia State University

5.5%

University of North Texas

5.5%

University of Phoenix

5.5%

Columbia University

5.5%

San Diego State University

5.5%

University of Texas at Austin

5.5%

University of Delaware

5.5%

Anne Arundel Community College

5.5%

Arkansas State University

3.6%

University of North Dakota

3.6%

Webster University

3.6%

Wayne State University

3.6%

University of Nebraska at Omaha

3.6%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

3.6%

Thomas Edison State University

3.6%

Pennsylvania State University

3.6%
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Majors

English

17.6%

Business

13.7%

Psychology

6.6%

Education

6.0%

Communication

6.0%

Writing

4.4%

History

4.4%

Fine Arts

3.8%

General Studies

3.8%

Liberal Arts

3.8%

Elementary Education

3.8%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.8%

Graphic Design

3.3%

Photography

2.7%

Computer Science

2.7%

Criminal Justice

2.7%

Legal Support Services

2.7%

Political Science

2.7%

Accounting

2.7%

Religion

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.3%

Other

21.3%

Masters

16.6%

Associate

9.5%

Certificate

3.7%

Doctorate

1.4%

Diploma

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Lead Bookseller

CustomerServiceSkillsDisplaysBooksMerchandiseDisplaysCAFSalesFloorBookstoreNookNewTitlesSpecialOrdersAdditionalSalesNewBooksellersSalesTrendsStoreEventsStorytimeLossZoneMaintenanceSalesGoalsHistoryCompanyStandardsEnsureCustomerSatisfaction

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Top Lead Bookseller Skills

  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Displays Books
  3. Merchandise Displays
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Coached and trained new booksellers with regard to policies and procedures while strengthening customer service skills in new employees.
  • Execute and maintain merchandise displays in Children's and Teens departments according to company standards.
  • Provide excellent customer service on the floor, music department, caf , and at the cash registers.
  • Advanced to increasingly responsible positions, culminating in managing the bargain book section of the sales floor.
  • Lead bookseller and key holder for large retail bookstore

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