I am a loyal and hardworking Stock Assistant who enjoys being part of a team but can also work well on his own. After gaining 10 GCSEs, I decided to find a job and work for a living. I have more than two years of experience of working in shops, and I am looking to work in a place where I can utilise my skills and provide excellent customer service.
2001 – 2008
Brookburn Community School
Results: 10 GCSEs at Grades A*-C.
Art and Design (A)
Religious Studies (B)
Design and Technology (C)
Business Studies (C)
1994 – 2001
Barlow Hall Primary School
Mar 2013 – Present
Stock Assistant 1&1 Shopping
Main duties performed:
Primarily responsible for stocking and filling shelves with new products
Accepting and checking mail and deliveries
Providing excellent customer service at all times
Helping customers and answering customers’ queries when needed
Flattening unused boxes and packaging and disposing of them correctly
Assisting with promotions in and around the store
Stock replenishment and labelling
Removing excess stock back to the warehouse
Pulling products forward when the products at the front have finished
Displayed goods neatly and tidily
Ensuring the shop is clean and tidy at all times
Loading and unloading trolleys and delivery trucks
Using pallet trucks to move deliveries around
Sweeping and mopping floors (when required)
Helping customers to pack bags at the checkout
Adhered to Health & Safety regulations throughout the day
Organising stock in the storeroom
Ensuring the shop is presentable and ready to open in the morning
Sept 2012 – Feb 2013
Shelf Stacker / Shelf Filler Tesco
Main duties performed:
Cleaning and stacking shelves with new stock
Pricing, scanning and labelling products
Keeping all the shelves and products in an organised and presentable state
Helping customers to find the products they want
Racking away goods and products in the warehouse
Conducting stock checks and arranging goods for delivery
Rotating the goods depending on the ‘sell by’ or ‘best before’ date
Liaising with the rest of the team to ensure shelves are not left empty
Report any issues or problems to the Floor Manager
Excellent communication skills
The ability to work in a busy environment
Dealing with stressful situations in a polite and professional manner
Hobbies and interests
My hobbies include playing football, exercising in the gym and swimming.
Mr Ali Ahmed Store Manager, 1&1 Shopping Address: 86 Prestwick Road, Inshore, PH2 8YL Tel: 000 2372 4915 Email:[email protected]
Mr William Swift Stock Manager, Tesco Address: 3 Lamprey Road, The Deacon, TN26 8YT Tel: 000 6641 7581 Email:[email protected]
What makes this CV good and effective?
Clean layout: The CV is well-structured, with clear headings and bullet points, making it easy to read.
Hobbies: The candidate has used relevant hobbies and interests to demonstrate their suitability for the job. The hobbies that are mentioned (i.e. football, going to the gym and swimming) all indicate that the applicant is fit and healthy, a key requirement for the stock assistant role.
Employment history: The candidate presents their work experience in reverse chronological order, showcasing their most recent and relevant roles. It also contains full details of their job responsibilities and achievements.
Include clear headings: Use clear, bold headings for each section, such as “Contact Information,” “Skills,” “Experience,” and “Education.” Use a font size of 10-12 for the main text and 12-16 for the headings.
Prioritise contact information: Place your contact details at the top of the CV, including your name, phone number and email address.
Highlight relevant skills: In the “Skills” section, emphasise skills crucial to the role, such as inventory control, stock replenishment and familiarity with inventory software.
Use action verbs: Start each bullet point with an action verb to describe your accomplishments, e.g., “Implemented efficient stock rotation strategies.”Read more: Best keywords to use on a CV.
Maximise white space: Ensure adequate white space on the page for readability. Avoid cluttering the CV with too much information.
Limit your CV to one or two pages: Keep your CV concise and focused by limiting it to one or two pages, the shorter the better. Omit irrelevant information.
In the first section of your CV, you include your essential contact information, such as your name, address, phone number and email address. You don’t need other personal details such as DOB, national insurance number and marital status.
The personal profile section of a CV, also known as a personal statement or summary, is a brief paragraph where you provide a concise overview of your skills, qualifications and personal qualities, allowing potential employers to quickly understand what you can bring to the job.
Keep it concise: Aim for a brief, impactful paragraph of 2-3 sentences.
Highlight key skills: Emphasise relevant skills and qualifications that align with the job you’re applying for.
Dedicated Stock Assistant with over 2 years of experience optimising inventory control, reducing holding costs by 15% and implementing efficient stock rotation strategies. Proven track record of ensuring timely stock replenishment and minimising wastage. Committed to maintaining organised and well-managed stockrooms for seamless operations.
The accomplishments section of your CV is a list of bullet points that highlight your key achievements. It should contain information such as awards, promotions, good grades, and other professional, educational or personal milestones you have achieved.
Successfully trained 5 new employees in stockroom procedures.
Promoted to Senior Stock Assistant after only 6 months of employment.
Achieved a 95% accuracy rate in stock counts and inventory management.
Completed a course in Health and Safety at Work, achieving a distinction grade.
The employment section of your CV is where you list your previous jobs, volunteer work, and other relevant work experiences, along with the corresponding job titles, company names, employment dates and job descriptions.
This is probably one of the most important sections of your CV so make sure it’s well-written and impressive. If you lack work experience, it’s recommended to do some voluntary work to gain experience, even if it is just a few hours a week. It will make all the difference!
May 2019 – Present
Stock Assistant ABC Retailers
Main duties and responsibilities performed:
Efficiently managed inventory, resulting in a 20% reduction in holding costs.
Implemented a stock rotation system, reducing product wastage by 15%.
Trained and supervised new team members in stockroom procedures.
Led inventory audits with a 98% accuracy rate.
Collaborated with the sales team to boost sales by 10% through improved stock replenishment.
Managing and organising inventory in the stockroom.
Assisting in stock replenishment and maintaining optimal stock levels.
Conducting regular stock audits for accuracy.
Training and supervising new team members in stockroom procedures.
Handling stock deliveries and ensuring accurate record-keeping.
Assisting with unloading and inspecting stock deliveries.
Ensuring the stockroom is clean, well-organised and safe for operations.
Assisting in maintaining compliance with health and safety regulations.
The education section of your CV is where you provide information about your academic background, including degrees, diplomas, certifications and relevant coursework.
As a stock assistant, you probably don’t have a degree so just include your school and college qualifications. The good news is that, for this role, work experience is considered much more important than formal qualifications.
September 2015 – July 2018
A-Level in Business Studies
St. John’s College
Grade achieved: B.
September 2010 – July 2015 Results: 7 GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including Maths and English.
Central High School
In this section, you can include any professional training courses and qualifications.
If you don’t have any professional qualifications, it’s recommended to take some short courses related to warehouse management. These courses are usually inexpensive but make your CV much more effective.
Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Warehousing and Storage – ABC Training Institute
Forklift Truck Operator Certification – National Association of Logistics
Health and Safety in the Stockroom – SafetyFirst Training Solutions
Inventory Management Course – Stock Professionals Academy
Skills and core competencies
The skills section of your CV is where you showcase your specific abilities, both technical and soft skills, that are relevant to the job you’re applying for. This section provides a quick snapshot of what you excel at and how you can contribute to the role.
When listing your skills, make sure they are relevant to the role. Take a look at the job specification to find out what kind of skills and competencies are required for the role and see how you can incorporate them into your CV.
Forklift operation: Certified forklift truck operator, enhancing efficiency in stock handling and distribution.
Attention to detail: Meticulous in keeping stockrooms clean, well-organised and compliant with health and safety regulations.
Time management: Proficient in managing time effectively to meet tight stock replenishment deadlines and maintain optimal stock levels.
Inventory management: Proficient in overseeing and maintaining stock levels effectively.
Stock replenishment: Skilled at restocking items to meet demand and ensure product availability.
Stock rotation: Experienced in implementing strategies to minimize waste and maintain product quality.
Inventory software: Familiar with using software to track and manage inventory efficiently.
Forklift operation: Certified forklift operator, facilitating efficient stock handling.
Health and safety compliance: Knowledgeable in stockroom safety protocols and regulations.
Mathematics: Strong mathematical skills for accurate stock tracking and calculations.
Stress management: Skilled in managing high-pressure situations during peak stock periods.
Personal interests (optional)
The hobbies and interests section of your CV is an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and interests outside of work.
This section can provide a glimpse into your personal life and extracurricular activities, which can help the employer understand your potential for cultural or team fit within the company.
Remember to keep it concise and relevant. You don’t need to list every hobby or interest you have, just the ones that are most relevant to the job.
Outside of work, I have a keen interest in inventory management and logistics, which aligns with my role as a Stock Assistant. I enjoy optimising storage solutions at home and actively follow industry trends to stay updated on best practices in stock control. This passion drives my dedication to delivering exceptional results in my professional life.
References | Professional references | Referees
The references section of a CV is where you list the names and contact information of people who can vouch for your work experience, skills and character.
These people are called referees.
Referees are typically former employers, colleagues or teachers who have worked with you in the past and can provide an unbiased opinion of your abilities.
Providing this information on your CV is optional, you can also write, “Available upon request.” and provide these details at a later stage in the recruitment process.
Quantify achievements: Use specific numbers to quantify your accomplishments. For example, “Reduced stock errors by 15% through improved organization.” is much more powerful than stating, “Reduced stock errors.”
Include industry jargon: Use industry-specific terminology to showcase your familiarity with the stock management field. If you’re not familiar with the technical aspects of your job, you should do some online research and get to know them because you may be asked about them in the interview, too.
Emphasise teamwork: Stock assistants often work in teams, so highlight your ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues.
Exhibit time management: Discuss how you efficiently prioritise tasks and manage your time, a crucial skill in stock management. Use real-life examples of time managed from your studies or career.
Focus on attention to detail: Stock assistants need to be meticulous; showcase your attention to detail through your CV and provide examples. A great way to demonstrate that you have a keen eye for detail is by submitting a well-crafted CV free from spelling and grammar mistakes.
This is the end of our comprehensive guide on crafting a brilliant Stock Assistant CV.
With the information provided, you now have all the tools and the necessary know-how to impress recruiters, secure job interviews and pave the way for a successful career in stock management.
Best of luck on your job search journey!
Written by Sobhan Mohmand Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).
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