How can you get hired at Walmart and become part of the Walmart workforce?
Which skills and attributes attract hiring managers and human resources personnel?
Each organization, business, institution or employer has a corporate culture, and with that comes a hiring culture. Walmart is no different. The hiring practices at Walmart are what determine how you can get hired. They also determine what you should put on your Walmart application to get noticed.
In our last article in this series, we looked at the employee benefits available to both hourly and salaried, full-time employees. Now that you understand what is available to you as employee, we will continue our series by looking more specifically at how you can get hired.
Step One: Find a job application online or on paper
You have decided that you want to work at Walmart, or, at the very least, you want to see if they would even consider hiring you. So where do you start? With a Walmart job application of course!
You can find the Walmart online application right here, fill it out online or print it out. Don’t like either of those options? You can go the customer service desk at your local store and ask for a paper application form. Actually, ask for two – you want to have an extra if you make an error on the first.
Step Two: Fill out “the facts”
Now that you have the application in front of you, it is time to get started. You will be asked for all of your demographic information. Fill out your full name – no nicknames, current address, and any other personal details that are requested. You will not be required to state your age or your race.
You will also be asked for your level of education as well as your educational history. Where did you go to school and/or where did you get your technical training?
Step Three: Your skills
On the application, there will be sections for both soft skills and hard skills. Your hard skills are those that you have accumulated over time through training or experience. These are things like knowledge of computer and software packages, languages, and so on.
Soft skills are things that you may have learned informally. These may include customer service experience, teamwork, leadership, management, and more.
Sometimes, there is a gray area between soft skills and personal attributes. Do not be afraid to let hiring managers know that you are a “people person” or that you get energy from solving a problem or tackling a challenge.
Step Four: Cover all the requested position requirements
One of the most important tools to use when filling out your application is the job description or job posting for the position. Make sure that you highlight skills that meet each of the requirements and assets listed there.
Step Five: Proofread
Look back at your application. Make sure it is neat and tidy, and there are no typos or grammatical errors. You want to make an excellent first impression.
Filling out your job application for Walmart is the first major step in getting hired. Make sure you take the time to do it thoroughly and properly.
In our next article, the fourth in the series, we look at how employees manage their lifestyle and balance personal life and personal responsibilities when they work at Walmart.