Need a Job- Try a Thrift Store

Get Some Experience

Finding your first job is the toughest.  One of the best west ways to get some experience in working is to volunteer to help out in a thrift store such as Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift stores.  This will give you something to put on your resume when you are ready to begin your search for your first real job.

What Types of Jobs Are Available

There are a variety of jobs offered at a large thrift store.  Someone must be responsible for receiving and sorting the merchandise on a daily basis.  There must be someone to establish prices on the merchandise.  Sometimes the prices are preset by corporate office on clothing items but there are also one of a kind items which must be priced right so that they will sell fairly quickly.  There must be someone to keep the merchandise on the shelves on a daily basis.  Some of the thrift stores, such as Goodwill, put out newly donated merchandise every hour. 

In addition to the above jobs essential to a thrift store operation, there are also the jobs which are common to every retail store.  These include cashiers and customer service representatives.

How to Apply for These Jobs

One way to apply for these jobs is to visit the website for the major thrift store chains such as Goodwill and Salvation Army.  To apply at the smaller thrift stores it may be best to go into the stores and ask for applications.  The website for Goodwill is  You may search Google to find the websites for other larger thrift stores.  If you are looking for a job immediately and happen to live in the Fayetteville Georgia area, a new Goodwill store will be opening sometime in March 2011.  I was in one of the other stores Saturday and found out the new store will be taking applications between 10:00am and :2:00pm on February 22 and 23, 2011.


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