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Does having a college degree affect my chances of getting a retail job?

I have a BA in Game Design but, I don't want to work in as a game designer anymore because I have for three years and I want to do something else which is retail. On my resume I listed my work experience and my college degree but some people tell me that I shouldn't put those on there because the managers will think "Hey look, he has a college degree. He's just going to ditch us when he gets a better job." I don't know if this is true or not since I've never worked in retail.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes that will happen, and I am proof of it. I have a BS, and I have been an enginer for years.  They had an easy tech job just a short ride from my home by train.  I can accept a lower salary if I need not drive every day.  Sadly, they said no and hired someone with a lot less quailifications.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yeah. If I had two people with similar experience. I would go with the college graduate. 

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  • 1 month ago

    First, you need to consider that retail is in decline, with many stores closing. Many retail chains as well as smaller local retailers simply cannot compete with online ordering & delivery. This means fewer & fewer jobs, a trend which is likely to continue.

    Assuming you know a lot about computers, etc, you perhaps could better position yourself in computer sales, including retailers which sell computers, peripherals, & related technologies.

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  • drip
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    1 month ago

    Why would you want a retail job?  Low pay, terrible hours, working holidays. Standing on your feet all day.  

    No it wouldn’t matter much to them that you have a Bachelor degree.  Some store managers have a Bachelor degree. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Only to the extent you'll be management-track immediately, over people without degrees that have worked there for years.

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  • 1 month ago

    No because they dont care and turn over is high regardless. They just care about your sales. I have a masters and worked at Macys for awhile.

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