March 6th, 2013
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3 Sectors to Find Cashier Jobs
For those with a proven ability in customer services, there’s an abundance of job opportunities open to you. For many new to the sector though, some people restrict their job search to the retail sector only.
That’s only one area that cashiers are required, and can be found in supermarkets, retail outlets, cinema venues, and leisure facilities… to name a few. That’s where the majority of people looking for cashier jobs will focus their efforts on.
There is a problem in getting started in this line of work on a full-time basis though. That problem is that there are very few full-time positions. Around 50% of cashier jobs are on a part-time basis. For those who excel in their line of work, that’s when employers will change the working contracts to offer full-time positions. Once they’ve established that you’re a credible cashier who they’re excited to have you represent their business by having you take care of their customers for longer.
That can be a milestone in your career alone. Just moving from a part-time cashier to a full-time position. From there, it’s onwards and upwards as you can then find yourself suitable for a variety of positions, by being promoted from within. That can see you start out at the bottom, and work you way up to becoming a store manager.
To stand the best chance of landing job in this field and get started though, you’re best to look for both part and full time positions. You could even opt to work for a couple of companies, but be careful if you do choose this path, thinking it’ll stand you in good stead of gaining full-time hours faster.
That’s not always the case, as two part-time jobs can conflict and often do. Especially in the retail sector, when you’re required to be available for shift patterns. Many stores will require their cashiers to work weekends, and shift work, so juggling two jobs can be a hindrance, and stand in the way of you progressing within a company.
With that in mind…
The 3 sectors below are where you can find cashier jobs
1. Retail Cashier
As mentioned, retail is where the most jobs can be found. Any store will require cashiers to process sales. From clothes shops, to groceries, the sales need to be processed using whatever POS system the company is using, in order to manage their stock effectively.
A cashier is not only the person processing payments, but they’re also the person acting as a trusted representative to the company. The more helpful you are to customers, improving their shopping experience, the more likely you are to be promoted from within.
2. Bank Cashier
While the global recession did take an impact on the jobs that banks have to offer, there are still cashier jobs to be found in banks. They’re just harder to come by, and more difficult to obtain.
If you want to become a bank cashier, you’re best to have good grades in mathematics, and preferably have appropriate qualifications, of which should show that you have numeracy skills, and knowledgeable in customer services.
3. Gaming Cashier
The gaming industry has seen significant growth over the past couple of years. This has led to an increased number of booth attendants, where it’s the job to manage the cash flow of the register, supplying change to customers, and paying out the winnings.
A gaming cashier will have more responsibility than any other, and given the nature of the industry, you can expect to have some late night shifts in this line of work.
The above are the broader fields to find cashier jobs within, but besides those, you can also find other jobs such as tool booth attendant will require the same duties as a cashier would be providing.
Outside of the cashier job title, you can also find some positions advertised for customer service representatives, where the cashier part is detailed in the job description. You can find this can open the door to careers in hospitality, finance, and leisure.
Overall, to get started as a cashier, you have to be broad in your approach to your job search. There are plenty of job opportunities, but you have to be on the ball, paying close attention to the details in related job ads, to increase the number of companies you approach to get started.