Macy's is Currently Hiring

With the holiday season approaching and the current state of the economy, many people are looking for employment.  If you are looking for a job, one of the companies that is hiring this holiday season is Macy’s.  

Macy’s is a very popular department store that sells furniture, home appliances, and clothing.  It has also been featured in movies has even been featured in the famous movie Miracle on 34th Street.  They believe that they will have a lot of business during the holiday season.  As a result, they are advertising a ton of positions including holiday retail associates.

Choose Your Location

You are able to fill out a Macy’s application on your computer or you can fill it out at the store.  It may be easier to fill the application out at home where you can access all of your information, but you should select the method that is best for you.

Create an Account

In order to apply for a position at Macy's you will need to create an account.  Don’t worry, creating an account is very simple. You give them your e-mail address and choose a password (the password must be at least six characters and contain a number or a symbol-symbols are located above the numbers on the keyboard). Next you will be asked to create a security question and an answer to that question. 

Upload Your Documents

Background Information

After you create an account, you will be asked to upload your resume.  This is optional, but if you upload your resume, your personal information will automatically be entered into the application. However, if you do not want to upload a resume, you will be asked to fill out the personal information.

The application asks: a) how you found out about the job, b) your name c) your phone number d) your e-mail address e) your country, f) whether or not you work for Macy's before, g) whether you are filling out this application at a Macy's, h) if you have any relatives that work in Macy's, i) the number of hours you're willing to work for and j) all the shifts that you can work.

You'll be asked to give your work history and amount of education.  This information will need to include the employer, job title, start and end date.  You should make sure that you provide very accurate information in this section.  If you do not know the exact name of your employer, you should look it up online.  You want to make sure that you give your education level. Make sure that you give choose the highest level of education that you have completed.

Other Attachments

Next you will be asked to include your cover letter, your resume and transcript.  You want to take the time to write a great cover letter.  A great cover letter will explain why you want to work for Macy’s, your background, and how your talents can help Macy’s. 

Employment Survey

You are asked to respond to an employment survey.  This survey wants you to verify your authorization to work in the United States, whether you are at least 18 years of age, and whether you have been convicted of a crime.  If you have been convicted of a crime, make sure that you explain it in the text box.  If you have not been convicted of a crime, place none in the text box. The instructions are very specific in this case so make sure that you follow them.

There are additional questions that ask about your current career level, the type of employment you are seeking, your desired hourly pay, whether your starting pay is flexible, the department you would like to work in, any sales experience that you have, whether you can work on certain dates, and the Macy’s locations that you would like to work in.

Fill Out The Diversity Statement

You are then asked to fill out the diversity statement.  This is an optional part of the application. According to Macy’s, whether you respond (or not) will not impact your application.  The diversity statement asks for your ethnicity and gender.  You can also select, I do not wish to provide this information.

Consenting To A Background Check

During the application process, you are asked to give consent to a background check.  You will notice that there are special disclosures for certain states including California, Minnesota, and Oklahoma.  You are also allowed to request a copy of the inquiry the followings the store’s investigation.  If you apply for a job, you usually have to consent to a background check, so if you want to be considered, I would recommend giving your consent. 

Wait For A Response

Although the holiday season is getting started, Macy’s needs a lot of workers in a variety of locations.  They are relatively quick at their responses. If you do not have a response in a few weeks, you can give them a call and ask if they received your application. 

Improve Your Chances

The best ways to improve your chances as getting a job is to make yourself look like the best candidate.  When someone is looking for the best person for the job, they are looking for someone that is honest, enthusiastic, and available. 

You can show that you are honest by answering all questions fully and accurately.  If you know that there is something in your background that can impact your ability to get hired, it is best that you state that during the interview.  You do not have to go into a long and detailed story, but if you are upfront about the information, you will have a better chance of getting a job.

Companies like Macy’s want to hire someone that is excited to do the job.  This does not mean that you have to be overly enthusiastic, you can show that you are interested in the job by asking questions and showing that you know some information about the company.

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