I didn’t get the job!
I got through the first set of tests, so therefore I got to do a trial run for two hours which was basically a selling contest. Doing the trial was such a weird feeling, I really felt in place but at the same time completely out of place! Throughout those 2 hours I kept the phrase “sell sell sell!” in the front of my head, but that made me feel bad for 2 reasons.
First: I don’t want to just go up to people and point them to a product they don’t necessarily want, or didn’t calc into their budget for that month.
We all know how it feels to set one foot outside of the store, be $50 lighter all of a sudden, and think “Shit. What the hell did I just buy.”
I studied all of the products online, and being a strong believer of herbal medicine, I really wanted to guide them toward the thing they needed most, and the best choice for that.
Second: when sales advisors are too pushy, I personally smile friendly but then just walk away.
While being on that floor, I kept feeling like I was hogging people. Letting them browse, and give advice when it looks like they need it seemed so much nicer.
I can imagine that being way more fun for them instead of saying “Yeah but do you know what this is? I think you need this.”! :)
Anyway, enough with the ranting! Maybe i’ll become more comfortable in that role as I go through more different kinds of jobs, my experience level just wasn’t enough right now when it comes to selling products.
I really do believe in their products and stance against animal cruelty though, so i’ll always love the brand.
PLUS we got a goodie bag, which was a nice reward! Even though mine was missing one product.
Let’s all do an aww moment for the sad panda, come on. Aww. (Q_Q)