How to Make Your Next Assistant Store Manager Hire

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Last updated at 09-16-2020 16:43:24



More than 5 companies advertise 48 Assistant Store Manager jobs on SimplyHired and its partner sites each year. After analyzing job postings and salary information from these companies, as well as direct job seeker feedback, we’ve compiled a list of insights to show you how to attract and hire your next Assistant Store Manager most efficiently.

Hiring Process

In the past quarter, we’ve seen 7 job posts from 3 employers in the United States. This is a increase of 600.0% compared to the previous quarter. On average, there are 5 Assistant Store Manager job seekers for every active Assistant Store Manager job, which shows that it is a job seeker's market.

Writing a Job Description

In the past quarter, Customer Service Representative, Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Retail Sales Associate, Assistant Manager, Receptionist, Administrative Assistant, Delivery Driver, Warehouse Worker, and Sales Representative seem to be the most sought after jobs amongst the Assistant Store Manager candidates in the United States. This is pretty consistent compared to the same data in the last 6 quarters. If you use one of these currently popular titles in the job description, you'll likely be able to attract a lot more candidates to apply.

For the Assistant Store Manager candidates who are actively applying to jobs in this same period, we see that 9.2% of the active Assistant Store Manager candidates have less than 3 years of experience, 19.5% have between 3-5 years of experience, 33.3% have 6-10 years of experience, and 38.0% have over 10 years of experience. The average years of experience has shifted from an estimated 9.7 years to 9.3 years. If you're posting a job in today's market, expect candidates with about the same experience level to apply to your job compared to the last 2 quarters.

In the previous quarter, the most popular skills that employers are looking for include store management, and cost accounting standards. If you are looking for an Assistant Store Manager with a similar skill set, be sure to follow industry best practices in skill requirements.

Job posts with salary information received about 1.4 as many applies as those without it. In the past quarter, less than 10.8% of the job posts displayed salary information. By adding salary information to your job posting, you could potentially increase the number of applicants by approximately 40.0%.

Example Assistant Store Manager responsibilities

  • Providing guidance to sales associates and customer service staff
  • Coaching employees
  • Enhancing company sales and profits through the display of products and by using effective sales techniques
  • Purchasing merchandise
  • Meeting with internal customers to determine their needs and respond accordingly


Active Recruiting

When reaching out to candidates, it’s best to understand where to look. We’ve identified hiring trends in states as well as companies regularly hiring for Assistant Store Manager positions. This should provide a good place to start looking for qualified candidates. According to our data in the last quarter: Texas, California, Florida, New York, and North Carolina are the states that have the highest demand for Assistant Store Managers. Florida, California, Texas, New York, and North Carolina are where most job seekers are searching for Assistant Store Manager jobs. If we look at the Assistant Store Manager to job ratio, Iowa, New Mexico, Texas, New Hampshire, and Mississippi have the lowest number of Assistant Store Manager applicants per job. Hawaii, Nevada, Alaska, Florida, and Montana have the most active Assistant Store Manager job seekers per job.

Passive Recruiting

While actively recruiting candidates for your role, you should also post your job to SimplyHired. By posting for free and paying only for the qualified applicants you want, your post will automatically go to a network of job boards to reach millions of qualified candidates. With SimplyHired, it doesn’t end with the post. You can track your applicants throughout the hiring process with our simple and easy to use Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Review Candidates

In the last quarter, we estimate there are 1,321,087 job seekers interested in Assistant Store Manager opportunities in the United States. That’s a 3500.0% increase compared to the previous quarter with 1 active job seekers. Around 9.2% of the active Assistant Store Manager candidates have less than 3 years of experience, over 19.5% have between 3-5 years of experience, 33.3% have 6-10 years of experience, and 38.0% have over 10 years of experience. The average experience level of the available Assistant Store Manager candidates is 9.3 years. Active candidates in the Assistant Store Manager profession most commonly have high school diplomas, followed by bachelor's degrees, associate's degrees, and master's degrees. When setting education requirements for your position, aligning with the industry standard makes it easier to find potential candidates. Application rates indicate that Assistant Store Manager candidates are likely experiencing a market in which applicants have less negotiating power. From an employer perspective, you'll have a greater selection of candidates to choose from and may want to invest in automated screening tools.

Interviewing Candidates

Interview Process

*Self-reported data collected from 23,642 Assistant Store Managers from 1/1/2020 to 6/30/2020, via online employer reviews for companies including Family Dollar, Dollar General, Walmart, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, Lowe's, Circle K, GameStop, T-Mobile, and O'Reilly Auto Parts.

After analyzing post-interview data from Assistant Store Manager candidates in the last 6 months, we see more than 44.1% of the candidates self-reported being hired within 1 to 2 days. Around 89.0% of the candidates for this job reported being hired within 2 weeks. If your process takes longer than 2 weeks in the recent market, you'll likely lose these candidates to other employers. Most of the Assistant Store Manager candidates are expecting a on-site interview, phone call/screening, background check, and problem solving exercises. Most employers do not require a group interview, written test, or presentation. If you are trying to hire your next Assistant Store Manager quickly, consider simplifying and streamlining the hiring process. As for the interview experience, more than 65.2% of the candidates had a good or great interview experience, and more than 46% of the candidates thought that the interview leaned more towards easy.

Example Interview Questions

  • Describe a situation where you took initiative and were successful.
  • Who do you report to?
  • What are your specific responsibilities?
  • What are your long-term career goals?
  • How did you get into most recent position?

Final Review and Offer

Reference Check

Checking references is a quick and easy way to check for any red flags that didn’t arise to this point in the hiring process. Great insights can be provided by former colleagues and employers.

Crafting an Offer: Salary and Benefits

The average Assistant Store Manager salary offered by employers increased for 3 out of 6 consecutive quarters in the United States. In the last quarter, we see a decrease of 5% from $50,591.16 to $48,265.94 compared to the quarter before, which is the biggest decrease in the past 6 quarters. For Assistant Store Manager positions, the most common benefits job seekers reported being offered by employers include: discounts by 77.4%, healthcare insurance by 67.9%, paid time off by 64.6%, dental insurance by 62.3%, vision insurance by 58.4%, a 401k plan by 55.4%, and stock options/grants by 20.0%. While still relatively rare, more and more employers now offer flexibility benefits, including maternity leave, sabbaticals, somewhat remote, paternity leave, flexible working hours, mostly remote, fully remote, and location variety, to attract and retain Assistant Store Manager candidates to their organization.

Background Check and Drug Test

According to self-reported job seeker feedback, 45.6% of the employers conducted a background check, and 21.7% of the employers conducted a drug test prior to the hiring of their Assistant Store Manager candidates.


When you’re ready to hire an Assistant Store Manager, SimplyHired is here to help with your next steps. Our Human Resources Information System (HRIS) provides onboarding tools and other essential HR tools. From document signing to time off tracking, our HRIS will help you seamlessly move an Assistant Store Manager candidate through the hiring and onboarding process.

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