When you are applying for a retail or customer service job a typical interview question is "What has been your greatest accomplishment?" It's important to relate what you've accomplished to the position you're applying for. Here is a selection of sample answers you can use to respond to questions about what you have accomplished.
- I was able to streamline the number of products that we needed to keep on our shelves by implementing a new inventory system, which allowed us to track more closely the number and type of items sold seasonally.
- I increased the sales at my last position by 20% by organizing and rotating the stock on the selling floor regularly.
- One day at my last position, a young girl came in with her mother looking for a prom dress. She was a little heavy, and very self conscious. There was a lot of tension between them, trying to choose something that would be flattering. I was able to help them find a perfect dress, and the accessories to go with it, and they were both just beaming when they left.
- My biggest accomplishment was understanding the nature of humans and overcoming persecution with a positive attitude. I learnt to love, and to accept different personalities. I can now deal with difficult people.