Merchandisers work in the retail field to promote products and services to customers and increase sales. They are responsible for creating beautiful in-store displays and advertisements to draw customers inside. Retailers are often artistic and creative with a flair for design and a love of decorating. This job offers a flexible schedule and a fun work environment. Many major retailers are currently recruiting merchandisers to work on their store’s appearance, including Macy’s and Nordstrom.
Merchandisers are typically required to have a high school diploma or GED, but many companies will also hire individuals who are still in high school as well. Because the job is specific to the store you will be working in, many individuals go through on-site training to make sure that they know how everything works in the store. In the long-term, merchandisers can work to be promoted to managers and team leaders as well as district managers. Be ready for a fun and high-energy work environment with the opportunity to meet a lot of fantastic people!