How a Retail Job Helped My Tech Career

And Why Starting in Retail is a Rewarding Experience

Dom Kwolczak


Graphic Put together by Author. Photos by Wallace Chuck and Field Engineer on Pexels

Are you about to apply for your first job, maybe you’re planning a career change or maybe you want to take a break from your current career. Whatever the reason you have landed on this page is, you’re in the right place!

As someone who’s worked in retail for around 3 years, I want to share the things I’ve learned as well as the skills that I’ve developed which I use in my career in the tech industry.

To be truthfully honest with you, some of the essential skills I mention in this blog post will help you no matter which career path you take, they will also help you in your everyday life.

At this point, you’re probably thinking to yourself, how on earth will retail help you in your career?

Although it seems like a relatively easy career path to take, it’s not always as it seems. I mean you wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, right?

The same can be said for a retail job, I mean it doesn’t necessarily have to mean sitting on the checkout counter or as we say in the UK, tills for the entire day, but even if that’s what you’re hired to do it can be quite demanding.

As someone who’s worked in an electronics store as well as a supermarket, or…