What are the qualifications needed to be a sales associate?


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The qualifications to be a sales associate include fluency in English, flexibility, basic math skills and a willingness to learn. Having the ability to speak a second language is not always a requirement but is normally a bonus, and should be mentioned when applying for the job.

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It is essential when applying for the job to know about the company and what they sell. Having basic knowledge is good and shows the ability to take initiative. Companies may require a high school diploma or the equivalent. Sometimes, depending on the company, they may reward good work with bonuses. It is important when interacting with the customers to look at them and be positive in tone and body language. Having a positive attitude and being helpful encourages them to buy more and return to the store.

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