Even though you may be above the age of retirement, it is not the end of the professional life. You can still grab a job.
So, maybe the last position you held was that of a CEO of a marketing firm.
But, if you write that down in your resume, it might put off the reader a bit – not because of anything else but the fact that he might feel that you are overqualified to work such as retail sales associate position.
Even if that is exactly what you aspire to do now.
Resume building as a senior citizen can be a bit tricky. But it is not an impossibility and a well-built resume can land you a job regardless of your age.
Here are a few tricks you need to follow:
• Downplay job titles
• Highlight as many transferable skills as you can
• Include recent information only
• Put in volunteer information to fill in gaps
And you are ready. Any accomplishments that you have to your name should be relevant to the job that you are applying for.
If you have a work history spanning over 20 years, pick up skills and achievements that relate to the position in question – ignore the rest for the time being.
See also: Senior Citizen Cover Letter
Senior Citizen Resume Sample
102 Hart Street, Providence, RI 10284
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RETAIL SALES PROFESSIONAL
Positive, upbeat professional with extensive experience working in sales and customer service-oriented environments. Hardworking and conscientious, combined with high enthusiasm to work towards not only achieving goals but also exceeding them constantly. Particularly effective in making strong connections with customers by putting to use effective listening skills and providing expert shopping advice.
• Hands-on experience in inspiring customers to buy products, celebrating purchases, and creating a lasting positive impression.
• Documented success in achieving a high level of sales performance and results, aimed at meeting individual and company goals.
• Adept at effectively handling customer complaints and ensuring business retention and recurring sales opportunities.
CORE SALES COMPETENCIES
• Product Demonstration
• One-on-one Sales
• Loss Prevention
• Customer Service
• Account Management
• Inventory Handling
• Vendor Relations
• Display Maintenance
• POS Operations
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN SALES
• Increased customer base from 8500 for 9200 by employing exceptionally customer-centered acumen
• Reactivated 500 dormant customer accounts, presently providing the business of $28000 annually
• Revamped eight marketing displays which increased customers’ interest manifold in the store
• Reined in 18 retail promotional events from 2005 to 2012
The Kids’ Store, Providence, RI | 3/2019 to Present
• Greet customers and provide them with information on the location of products
• Assist them in choosing age-appropriate toys and clothes
• Provide customers with information on quality, prices, and features of products
• Supervise children in the play area while their parents are away
• Assist shoppers in choosing products and lead them through the payment procedure
• Take an active part in promotional and sales events
• Engage children in conversation to determine their interests in activities and toys
Retail Sales Associate
Macy’s, Providence, RI | 6/1992 to 8/1999
• Welcomed customers as they arrive and responded to their requests for information
• Escorted customers to the choice of aisles and assisted them in locating products
• Provided product information and demonstrated product features
• Made customers aware of product warranties and return policies
• Assisted customers through payment procedures and arranged for deliveries to be made
• Packed purchases and assisted customers in carrying bagged items to their cars
• Provided customers with aftersales services over the telephone and in person
• Serviced complaints and handled exchanges and returns
AAS – Customer Service
ST PETER’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Providence, RI