If you don't want to get lost among the millions of people competing for a retail job, consider job search websites other than the big ones (like CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed). These alternate job sites are often less populated and therefore, less competitive.
There are many internet job search websites specifically focused on retail industry employment, but they can be overlooked and underutilized just because they're not household names. Listed here are job websites where you can find job openings that may not be listed on the major job search engines.
Your “right fit” retail job could be waiting for you on any of the websites listed below, so it’s worth your time to check them all out. If you can’t find a good fit in one of these nine places, you may want to seek help from a recruiter.
All of the websites on this alphabetical list are free to use, and some have paid premium options available.
All Retail Jobs
All Retail Jobs has hourly and management job search listings from more than 12,000 retail employers and recruiters. You can get email notifications when jobs are posted matching your saved search specifications. You can also post your resume on the site.
Careers in Grocery
Careers in Grocery allows you to search grocery industry job listings from clerk to general manager in all 50 states. The site encourages you to create a profile and upload a resume to make it easier to apply and for employers to find you. You can also choose to get notified by email when new job listings match what you're looking for.
Retailers are usually looking for certain skills in job candidates, so make sure you include some of the top skills for retail jobs on your resume or application:
- Attention to detail
- Business awareness
- Communication skills
- Customer service
- Basic computer skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Sales abilities
iHire Retail posts nothing but retail job openings, some of which are exclusive to their website. As of June 2019, it was adding more than 5,520 jobs daily. There's also a premium edition available for $35 per month, which includes many additional features, such as resume match scoring, featured applicant status, and a dedicated career advisor.
National Retail Federation (NRF) Job Board
The NRF Job Board is offered by the world's largest retail trade association. You can search for retail jobs by keyword, job title, location, job function, and more, and you can also sign up to receive job alerts.
Oodle Retail, Merchandising & Wholesale Jobs
Oodle aggregates job listings from small and offbeat classified sites. It offers both national and local searches.
Simply Hired aggregates retail listings from several different medium-sized job search sites. It offers a salary estimator and the ability to easily search for jobs near where you live.
Work In Retail
Work in Retail focuses specifically on retail jobs at all levels and it can send you job recommendations as they are posted. It's created in partnership with the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the NRF.