Store Worker Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 2,195 Store Worker resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing a Store Worker Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with New Merchandise, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Store Worker Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Store Worker CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand store worker skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a store worker : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Store Worker
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 2,195 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a store worker job required by employers is 0.9 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average store worker job listing asks for 0.9 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average store worker candidate have?
The average store worker resume contains 2.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your store worker skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from store worker resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Deli Worker

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Store Worker
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Inspected display cases for expired products; disposed of products accordingly.
  • Learned to talk with people alot more and to overall have a better attitude.
  • Take customer orders and fulfill them in a timely manner Clean the deli and slicers when closing
  • Prepared food for deli to serve on hot and cold bar.
  • Ensured the friendly and efficient delivery of all items requested by customers.
Store Worker

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Store Worker
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Scanned items and discount coupons for checkout Opened boxes and sorted products into appropriate categories
  • Process shipments received - Sorting, sizing, hard tagging, running shipment Putting together fixtures and home good display items.
  • Sorted merchandise for sales floor.
  • Operate POS system Replenish coolers and shelves Deter shoplifters Deliver exceptional customer service
  • Processed monthly inventory and stock Provided information on health and nutrition Managed cash, deposit and deposit reconciliation
Freezer Worker

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Store Worker
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Secure freight and HAZMAT as needed with strap or rope.
  • Recouped/Repaired Damaged Freight When Necessary.
  • Report damaged freight and recoup.
  • Place appropriate placards for HAZMAT onto trailers.
  • Load & unload trailers safely & in a timely manner, adhere to all Hazmat practices & procedures.
Store Worker

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Store Worker
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Provide excellent customer service Help maintain overall appearance of store Replenish stock Operate POS systems Shrink Awareness
  • Noted for personal service, concern for customers, amiable disposition and knowledge of AAFES/retail policies and business procedures.
  • Verified that all merchandise orders/UPCs matched receipt/invoice quantities.
  • Provided great customer service by being approachable and possessing vast knowledge of the products.
  • Maintained organization/order of products and goods by sorting, hanging, folding and stocking.
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As a store worker, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Store Worker roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of store worker resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Store Worker Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Store Workers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Store Workers to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%