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Tips for Entry

When looking for a job as a cashier, ask at stores that you frequent. Also, inquire among friends and family members who work in the retail industry or who have contacts there.

A position as a cashier in your school store or cafeteria will be a helpful introduction to the job. Also seek out community activities that involve money handling, such as raffles and fund-raisers.

When interviewing for a cashier job, be flexible when considering that you may also be asked to spend some time on tasks not directly related to sales and customer service, such as restocking shelves or taking out the trash.

If you are a young cashier, realize that you'll have plenty of company. Many cashiers are 24 years old or younger.