Jobs and their skills sets part 6 will move into the numbers and figures sector.
Retail and Sales
RETAIL STORE / CHAIN STORE SUPERVISER
A retail store supervisor ensures the smooth operation of all departments within the store. The role includes liaising with department heads, setting and fulfilling targets, organising publicity and staff recruitment. This position is usually achieved through promotion from more junior roles within the organisation.
Skills: Communication skills; motivated, leader, organised, numeracy, time management.
An insurance broker acts as the link between insurance companies and customers. They use their knowledge of the insurance market to find the most suitable policies for individual or business clients and then sell them those policies.
Skills: Writing skills, communication skills, negotiating skills, honest, accuracy, organised.
A bank manager manages the in-store team and often deals directly with clients. They oversee the running of one or more branches and are responsible for meeting sales targets and keeping staff fully trained and motivated. This position is usually achieved through promotion from more junior roles within the organisation.
Skills: Motivated, team player, organised, decision making, problem solving, numeracy.
Accountants work in all areas of finance starting in a support role at a firm of accountants or within the accounts or finance department of an organisation. Those with more experience may become self-employed, providing a variety of accountancy and taxation services to a range of small to medium-sized businesses.
Skills: Numeracy, communication skills, IT skills, team player, attention to detail.