BREAK-IN TIPS

BREAK-IN TIPS

RESEARCH THE INDUSTRY

Read up on the consumer goods industry, study the stores, and follow Walmart and other major retailers in the news.

TAKE CLASSES

Become an Excel expert. Get comfortable using PowerPoint and Access. Check out classes at Northwest Arkansas Community College, 8th & Walton, and the University of Arkansas.

NETWORK

Seek out supplier events in the community. Introduce yourself, ask questions – and listen.

FIND AN INTERNSHIP

Interning for a supplier is a great way to learn the ropes. Some suppliers offer internships, primarily through college placement offices.

VOLUNTEER

Build a network of relationships as you contribute to your favorite civic and charitable causes.

LOOK YOUR BEST

Image isn’t everything, but it can certainly help! Make sure your image is positive and professional.

BE REALISTIC

Companies require team players with great skills to manage their business with the world’s largest retailer. Do your homework, expect to start at the bottom, and be prepared to compete!