Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Sarah Behan from Lidl to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Sarah Behan

Trainee Retail Manager

Lidl

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  Sarah Behan
I think that you need to be an organised social person to be successful in this position. You need to be able to work with and for people. You need to be flexible and remember two very important things: there is no I in team and the customer is king! If you can keep these two principles in mind and work hard you can do very well here.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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