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Hey guys, I was job hunting hte other day, and spotted in a Bike shop near (ish) to me that they have a part time sale assistant job going, i enquired and they said to drop my cv in.
I am to write it tonight, but was wondering if any of you lot, who possibly work in bike shops, or have some good ideas as to what they would be lookign for.
I REALLY want the job as it is somethign i would obviously enjoy, and as its a fair few miles away i am looking forward to making the nice ride there and back every week end ( after recovering from the fractured elbow !!)
So, any one got any ideas as to what i should go on about, or what they would be looking for ?
I know its a crap job, but i really want it, cheers guys:thumbsup:
 

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I'd emphasize your interest in bikes and in the industry. Employees interested in and enthused about what they sell will be better at making customers feel the same way.
 

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yeh, thats a crucial point, but how should i go about putting it down in my CV.
Im not sure how i should put some things down, i know what i want to say, but don't know how with out sounding like a looser kid who sits down reading the net all the time.
catch my drift ?
 

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DCRick said:
Hey guys, I was job hunting hte other day, and spotted in a Bike shop near (ish) to me that they have a part time sale assistant job going, i enquired and they said to drop my cv in.
I am to write it tonight, but was wondering if any of you lot, who possibly work in bike shops, or have some good ideas as to what they would be lookign for.
I REALLY want the job as it is somethign i would obviously enjoy, and as its a fair few miles away i am looking forward to making the nice ride there and back every week end ( after recovering from the fractured elbow !!)
So, any one got any ideas as to what i should go on about, or what they would be looking for ?
I know its a crap job, but i really want it, cheers guys:thumbsup:
Here's one: see if you can find out anything about the shop. If nothing else, ask for the owner or manager's number and talk to him/her about what the job entails. Ask about possible goals they might have for the business, and how your future job fits into the picture.

If nothing else you might learn more about the bike business.

Walt
 

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thats some good advice there mate. I dont want to come across too strongly however as its only a part time sales assitant job, i was goign to go for the mechanics space, but you need to be cytech trained :(
 

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cover letter, cover letter, cover letter

Include a cover letter with your CV that gets your passion for biking across to the reader. Write your CV based on the job description. If they say they want you to be a team player, write about a job you've had (or even class project) where you worked with a team and emphasize what you did. Same with other skills like working with customers, computer skills, etc. Just make sure that your CV demonstrates that you have the skills listed in the job description. The cover letter will be your kicker though. Write about why you love the sport and why you think your passion could add to the industry. Specifically, address the sales stuff and why you'd be a good fit. The cover letter is your chance to explain the bulleted points in your CV and elaborate on anything you couldn't fit. Just don't make it sound like you want the job for the sweet discounts. :)
 

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Get something that describes the job..

specifics like what they expect you to already know and what youd be expected to do. Maybe you could get this from their ADD or flyer, or maybe from a phonecall with the person youd be working for and take notes of the high points. Then tailor your application to the jobs requirements and what will be expected from you.

Even if you mowed lawns you could tailor the application perfectly....good luck.
 

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jrm said:
Even if you mowed lawns you could tailor the application perfectly....good luck.
ive been moweing lawns for the past 4 years mate, haha.
ive wrote my cv, and emphasised on teh bike aspect of my life. Said about hwo i built it up, serviced my fork and hub etc, going to drop it in ther letter box ina mo, cheers guys.
 

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DCRick said:
ive been moweing lawns for the past 4 years mate, haha.
ive wrote my cv, and emphasised on teh bike aspect of my life. Said about hwo i built it up, serviced my fork and hub etc, going to drop it in ther letter box ina mo, cheers guys.
If the spelling, punctuation and grammar of your CV is anything like what you've displayed this posting, I'd say you're pretty well screwed. :nonod:
 
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