What this job is about
The best part about being a retail sales associate? You get to choose exactly what you want to sell. In love with soap and lotion? Work at a body store. Into TVs and gaming? Work at an electronics store. After all, it's the perfect way to guarantee you get to discuss your favorite topic all day long. Retail sales associates are there to help customers make decisions and leave feeling happy, so good sales skills can definitely help. But knowing how to read a customer and becoming an expert in your chosen field can also turn you into a retail rock star – especially if you work at a guitar store..