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Kitchen Design and Sales / Hardware Store 

Job Title and Job Description

Kitchen Design and Sales / Hardware Store 

I work in a hardware store that sells kitchen appliances, cabinets, etc. for kitchens. I meet with customers in the store and onsite to help them design a layout and sell them the materials they need.  

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Related jobs include: Interior designer * Industrial designer * Architect 

What new technology will be important?

 

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Four year college degree with a major in art 

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Employers do not necessarily require a degree in art or design, but courses in art and design are very important. A knowledge of blueprints, architecture and design principles is very important. 

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No, I didn‘t know what I would do. I started in this field a few years after I graduated from college. 

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important  
Bilingual 1-Not Important   
Computer Technology 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantListen to and support customers  
Investigative / Fact Finding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very ImportantResearch and learn about availbale products for kitchens  
leadership and Supervising 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantDevelop a logical plan based on customer needs and budget  
Math 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantAbility to meaure and fit components. Ability to calculate costs.  
Mechanical Understanding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Sales and Negotiation 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantSalary and/or commission based on ability to sell products  
Scientific and Experimental 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Teaching / Instructing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very ImportantInformally teach customers about kitchen design principles  
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important  
Understanding Yourself 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Writing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
 

Interview By: MM