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Inspected property or articles for auction, listed items to be catalogued, arranged placement of advertisements in newspapers and magazines, and the display of merchandise for inspection before the auction.
Consulted with vendors to determine the lowest price (the reserve price) at which the vendor is prepared to sell.
Read out the terms and conditions of sale at auctions and if necessary present relevant documents such as zoning restrictions applying to real estate, and answer questions to ensure the terms of sale are clear.
Commented on any special features of the item being sold, call a starting price, and asking for the first bid.
Asked for bids and carefully adjusted the amount by which bids are advanced until the item being sold goes `under the hammer' to the highest bidder, or is passed in if the reserve price is not reached.
Supervised the work of others as sales are finalized at the auction.
Possess a strong, clear voice.
Able to make quick, sound decisions.
Accepted cash, checks, or credit cards from customers in payment for goods or services and recorded amounts received.
Weighed, wrapped or packed goods and removed price tags and special security tabs.
Advised customers of the location of different products in the store.
Totaled cash and other takings at the end of each working day.
Read and recorded totals shown on cash register tape and verified against cash on hand.
Verified opening funds in cash drawer at the beginning of shift.
Priced items with a price gun and rotated stock by bringing the old stock forward on the shelves during quieter times.
Processed payment for accounts such as telephone or electricity bills, received money and issued receipts.
Counted and prepared money for deposit in a financial institution such as a bank.
Kept records of amounts received and paid and regularly checked the cash balance against this record.
Recomputed or computed bill, itemized lists, and tickets showing amount due, using adding machine or cash register.
Made change, cashed checks, and issued receipts or tickets to customers.
Recorded amounts received and prepared reports of transactions.
Gave cash refunds or issued credit memorandums to customers for returned merchandise.
Computer Sales Representatives
Interested potential customers in my company's equipment and systems.
Researched the needs of individual organizations such as commercial, government, industrial or scientific organizations.
Analyzed user needs and made sales by finding new and better ways for individual customers to make the best use of the constantly changing range of equipment, programs and services.
Liaised with systems engineers, systems analysts and computer programmers.
Prepared tenders or estimates of the costs involved, based on the features or advantages of different pieces of equipment.
Possess effective communication skills.
Able to analyze user needs.
Able to master a large variety of computer specifications and applications.
Exporters and Importers
Supervised and coordinated the marketing activities of overseas agents and assisted in administrative and marketing functions.
Investigated and assessed overseas demand for goods produced domestically, or local demand for goods produced overseas.
Discussed orders and arranged for the production of goods with suppliers and agents.
Arranged the shipment of goods, insuring that all customs clearance and other documentation is completed.
Organized payment, making sure these payments meet financial regulations.
Employed freight forwarders and customs brokers, who make freight and space bookings with airline or shipping companies and arranged for the movement of cargo from airports and wharves.
Possess strong research skills and an administrative and mathematical aptitude.
Organized and participated in surveys and similar exercises where opinion and factual data is collected from the target market (primary research).
Collected facts from sources such as company records showing the total volume of sales, or from government statistics and information, such as population census data.
Arranged and analyzed all the collected information by using mathematical and statistical techniques.
Found reasons for particular trends, such as a rise in population.
Wrote reports on the results of the analysis.
Able to analyze and interpret information.
Possess strong statistical and computing skills.
Able to gain the cooperation of survey participants.
Real Estate Agents
Discussed method of sale, presentation of property, costs and inspection times with sellers.
Estimated current market price and suggested reserve or minimum selling price.
Advertised properties for sale in newspapers, brochures or on billboards.
Took prospective buyers to inspect properties.
Drew up legal agreements between sellers and buyers.
Arranged finance and insurance.
Inspected rental properties before, during and after a tenant's residency.
Collected security deposits and rent monies.
Arranged maintenance and repair of rental premises if required by the owner.
Drew up leases between property owners and tenants.
Recorded income and expenditure on properties.
Advertised vacant premises and chose suitable tenants in consultation with the property owner.
Interviewed store executives and salespeople to obtain information on stock levels and identified fast and slow moving goods.
Considered which goods will sell well in particular locations, the prices people are prepared to pay, and which goods will make the most profit.
Used computers to manage and statistically analyze stock levels and order points.
Processed sales and inventory reports from stores to find out customer demands and trends.
Tried to anticipate changes in public demand for certain consumer goods such as clothing, footwear and furnishings, as buyers must purchase goods well before their sale to customers.
Inspected, compared and selected goods either at manufacturers' or agents' premises.
Contacted suppliers to replenish stocks.
Aware of relevant legal information, e.g. Consumer issues and store licensing.
Liaised with store management to discuss and participate in planning, budgeting, sales promotions and advertising campaigns.
Attended trade fairs and other displays interstate and overseas to obtain information about the range of products available.
Advised customers on the location, selection, price, delivery, use and care of goods available from the store, with the aim of encouraging them to buy and to return to buy in the future.
Operated cash registers and accepted payment, or prepared invoices, contracts and other finance arrangements.
Took special orders for items not currently in stock, or not normally stocked, and notified customers on their arrival in the store.
Packaged goods for customers and arranged for delivery.
Priced, stacked and displayed items for sale, and kept the store tidy and attractive.
Aware of health, safety and welfare issues and practices.
Participated in stocktaking, which involves counting and describing the goods in stock.
Possess well-developed communication skills.
Able to deal accurately with money.
Sold to the public a wide variety of merchandise.
Prepared sales slip or sales contract.
Computed sales price of merchandise.
Described merchandise and explained use, operation, and care of merchandise to customer.
Sold or arranged for delivery, insurance, financing, or service contracts for merchandise.
Totaled purchases, received payments, made change, or processed credit transactions.
Recommended, selected, and obtained merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
Demonstrated use or operation of merchandise.
Estimated quantity and cost of merchandise required.
Ticketed, arranged, and displayed merchandise to promote sales.
Maintained records related to sales.
Estimated and quoted trade in allowances.
Estimated cost of repair and/or alteration of merchandise.
Requisitioned new stock.
Cleaned shelves, counters, and tables.
Repaired or altered merchandise.
Solicited orders for merchandise or services over the telephone.
Called prospective customers to explain types of service or merchandise offered.
Quoted prices and tried to persuade customers to buy, using a prepared sales pitch.
Recorded names, addresses, purchases, and reactions of prospective customers.
Referred orders to other workers for filling.
Keyed data from order cards into a computer, using a keyboard.
Developed lists of prospective customers from city and telephone directories.
Typed reports on sales activities.
Entered customer information into computer database.
Met daily sales quotas.
Listened, monitored and coached new employees as needed.
Assisted staff in the absence of managers.
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of customers.
Received customers' requests and answered inquiries.
Checked ticket availability and service times and made reservations.
Accepted payment from customers, and issued tickets, receipts and change.
Contacted customers to cancel or confirm reservations and arranged for accommodation.
Articulate and able to communicate with a variety of individuals.
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