Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?
Close To You opened its doors in 1991. We are a locally owned business taking great pride in offering woman fabulous fashions from footwear to dresses and everything in-between. We advise our clients on current styles, we share new styles and fashions, and we enjoy being a part of their busy lives. 10 years ago we added prosthesis fittings to our lingerie department. Close To You is made up of 4 specific departments; footwear, clothing, lingerie and accessories. Each department contributes to our success. We work in a team environment with all who work here contributing to each other’s success. We offer significant staff discounts and sales incentives, monthly work schedules ( so you can plan your life around a part time schedule) and a wonderful group of colleagues to work with. We’ll discover your strengths; displays, presentations, organization, and encourage you to grow with them.
How many employees do you have?
We have 11 employees.
What do you look for in a new employee?
We chiefly hire for the sales floor, our primary needs are people with a great attitude, an ability to work as part of a team and a willingness to learn. Experience in retail sales is an asset but not an absolute requirement.
What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?
I would advise anyone who would like to apply for a position to know a bit about us. Check out our website; visit the store to see if we are a fit, look at the brands we carry…is this something that you can relate to. And last but not least…know that selling is the most honorable position there is, it’s not necessarily a position you take while you are waiting for your ‘dream’ job to come along. If you can sell, or learn to sell, there is nothing in the world that you can’t do!
Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?
Our primary positions are sales but we also have stock/inventory staff. We are a growing store, we take resumes at all times and interview regularly.
What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?
We take resumes both in person and on line. Our preference is in person. Include a cover letter stating why you think you would be a fit for our store.