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Old 01-09-2019, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Hollywood
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Most of my jobs have been as a cashier but how do I get into another job when my current job history would point me to certain jobs only?
When applying to jobs where a certain work history is irrelevant, how do you try convincing them that you're a viable candidate?
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:24 PM
 
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Are you concerned that the job title is interfering or the job duties are interfering with your viability?
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:01 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Most of my jobs have been as a cashier but ...
how do I get into another job when my current job history would point me...?
Being competent or at least 'educated' in something else is the first step.
Beyond that it's about finding someone so desperate for a warm body to fill a slot in the schedule that they'll take a chance.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:08 AM
 
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If you are trying to break out of the menial labor market, you need to at a minimum demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do something else. What are you trying to do? At major retail firms There is a career progression in which cashiers with ability are given more responsibility, and then promotions into a customer service role, which includes supervisory duties. If you have good money handling skills, you may want to look at being a bank teller. Many good tellers get promoted to other other positions within the bank. You need to figure out what you want to do and how you are going to get there. Sometimes it is simply a matter of finding the right person to give you a chance.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:29 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Cashiering is a form of customer service. One way out is entry level customer service work such as bank teller as joe said, or at a utility business office (cell phone, water district, electric company) where there are promotional opportunities.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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What job are you looking to do?

What field or industry piques your interest?
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Old 06-24-2019, 04:19 AM
 
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If you are trying to break out of the menial labor market, you need to at a minimum demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do something else. What are you trying to do? At major retail firms There is a career progression in which cashiers with ability are given more responsibility, and then promotions into a customer service role, which includes supervisory duties. If you have good money handling skills, you may want to look at being a bank teller. Many good tellers get promoted to other other positions within the bank. You need to figure out what you want to do and how you are going to get there. Sometimes it is simply a matter of finding the right person to give you a chance.
I am interviewing for a bank teller position....transitioning out of b2b sales....yes, I will miss my income but I am winding down to work close to home, have some bennies and work 4-5 years until I retire.. I hope to work toward promotions that will be compensated better but certainly willing to start at the “bottom”. I have handled money transactions in my retail days..i do admit to being somewhat intimidated since a bank teller is working with customer accounts..savings and checking etc. i am glad to have the opportunity to at least interview.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:40 PM
 
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Most of my jobs have been as a cashier but how do I get into another job when my current job history would point me to certain jobs only?
When applying to jobs where a certain work history is irrelevant, how do you try convincing them that you're a viable candidate?
What kind of job are you looking for?

If you're looking for a job where your previous work history is irrelevant, that means it has to be a Mcjob or a sales job.

If you're trying to get out of Mcjobs and into a job where you can actually earn a living, you have to get around the problem that employers don't count Mcjob experience for better jobs. So they treat you as having zero experience. You have to get past the catch-22 - no job, no experience; no experience, no job.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:16 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Are you concerned that the job title is interfering or the job duties are interfering with your viability?
Job duties sell over job titles.
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Job duties sell over job titles.
True quote from an interview I had (2004ish):
Them: But we don't know what to call you.
Me: You can call me your Aunt Margaret if the money's strong.


Hired that day.
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