OCCUPATION THESAURUS

PERSONAL SHOPPER



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Personal shoppers assist clients in making retail purchases by shopping alongside them and offering their expert advice or buying items on their behalf. Some clients also hire them to buy gifts for others. These shoppers tailor their services to suit an individual client's tastes and needs while utilizing their own expertise of trends and their knowledge of what the client will like. They may be employed by a store or work in a freelance capacity in-person or online.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Formal education is not required to become a personal shopper, but a retail or industry-related degree, like fashion merchandising, may prove useful. Experience is key, particularly in demonstrating proven sales records and client satisfaction in similar industries.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

HELPFUL POSITIVE TRAITS:
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HELPFUL NEGATIVE TRAITS:
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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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