Retail Sales Clerk: Sample Resume

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Retail clerks must be personable and exude customer service. Make sure your resume demonstrates these qualities to an employer. Get ideas from this sample resume for a retail clerk below and get a downloadable Word version of the resume template here.

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Shane Vilmer 927 Brook Lane Sometown, TX 75055 555-555-5555


  • Retail sales clerk known for exemplary customer service, team player mindset and exceptional cash-handling accuracy.
  • Two-year record of dedication and dependability reinforced by consistent "exceeds expectations" ratings on performance reviews and multiple "Employee of the Month" honors. 
  • Backed by excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service that has been described as "second-to-none" by employers.


  • Retail Sales
  • Cash-Handling Accuracy
  • Credit Card Transactions
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Loss Prevention
  • Merchandising & Stocking


STORE-MART/DISCOUNT RETAIL CO., Sometown, TX Big-box retail store locations with up to $2.6M in annual sales.  Retail Sales Clerk, 6/07 to Present Courteously greet customers and efficiently process transactions within busy, fast-paced retail environments. Operate cash register, scanners and computers to itemize and total customer purchases; collect payments and make change for cash transactions; and balance drawer at the end of each shift. Assist with store stocking, floor-sets and opening/closing procedures.  Accomplishments:

  • Repeatedly named "Employee of the Month" at both companies in recognition of excellent job performance and customer service.
  • Commended by supervisors for flexibility in changing work hours when asked and filling in during scheduled off-days for absent employees.
  • Honored with repeated awards for cash handling accuracy, with zero overages/shortages month-over-month.
  • Displayed a positive, helpful attitude on a daily basis that was consistently praised by customers and employers alike.


SOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL, Sometown, TX High School Diploma, 2004


  • Three-Time "Employee of the Month," Store-Mart, 2007 to 2009
  • Four-Time "Employee Star," Discount Retail Co., 2004 to 2005
  • "Peak Performer Award" (for cash-handling accuracy), Store-Mart, 2007, 2008, 2009


  • Skilled at operating computerized cash registers, scanners and affiliated POS system
  • Basic skills in MS Word and Excel

Available for all shifts and extended evening/weekend hours

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