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Retail (fashion) entry-level sample resume

This free sample resume for a retail fashion assistant (entry-level) has an accompanying retail fashion entry level sample cover letter to help you put together a winning job application.

Mary Smith

1 Lane Street
Richmond Vic 3121
Mobile: 0444 404 044
Home: 06 8777 0000


  • Experience in retail customer service including fashion retail
  • Friendly, outgoing and responsive personality
  • Enthusiastic, conscientious and hardworking
  • Team player


Certificate III in Retail Operations
Graduated: 2008
Homesville, SA AU


Senior Girls College, Hawthorn
Homesville, SA AU
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
Graduated: November 2006

Work Experience

Sep 07 – Present: Sales Assistant, Women’s fashion department
Leading department store, Melbourne
Homesville, SA AU


  • Serve customers using five-step customer service standard
  • Train new staff members
  • Organise merchandise and stock inventories
  • Help customers with enquires – provide advice, styling tips and product knowledge
  • Resolve customer disputes
  • Effectively process stock inventories


  • Contributed to consistently good monthly sales figures
  • Contributed effectively to merchandising ideas at team sale meetings
  • Successfully applied the principles of retail selling to meet brand standards
  • Successfully completed Retail Security and Loss Prevention Training
May 07 – Aug 07:  P/T Fashion Sales Assistant
DressMe, Richmond
Homesville, SA AU


  • Assisted manager with stock merchandising
  • Customer service
  • Handling cash
  • Train new staff members


  • Received many positive comments from customers regarding my customer service
  • Learnt about merchandising for a retail fashion boutique
  • Managed the shop for periods of time when the manager was called away
  • Developed an understanding of brand management and in-store presentation
Apr 05 – Apr 07:  P/T Sales Assistant, Women’s Apparel
National department store
Homesville, SA AU


  • Provided a high standard of customer service
  • Maintained brand-merchandising standards


  • Received excellent work experience report from manager
  • Developed a sound understanding of retail selling principles
Jan 03 – Jan 05:  P/T Crew Member
DressMe, Richmond
Homesville, SA AU


  • Customer service
  • Cash management
  • Stock merchandising


  • Contributed to the success of the store – number one in the state
  • Successful completion of food hygiene and OH&S training
  • Took part in numerous successful community charity events which the store sponsored


Category Name Proficiency Yrs Experience Last Used
Administrative Microsoft Office Advanced 4+ yrs use currently
  PC Platform Advanced 4+ yrs use currently
Language Croatian Advanced 4+ yrs use currently



Marina S. Serving –
Women’s Fashion Manager
Leading department store
Tel: 0212 345 678
Rosie E. Learning
Retail Operations Teacher
0222 456 789
Tel: 06 4443 3334
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