Host said: Do you work at Shopko? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?
Any advice for someone trying to get in?
I applied online on a Friday and a manager phoned me for an interview 3 days later. That was a pleasant surprise.
I think 2 things helped me get the job:
1) In the interview I said I'd already been a loyal Shopko customer for 10 years, so I already knew the general layout of the store and where to find things. I was/am a loyal customer because I really do think Shopko treats 3ustomers well and keeps a neat, clean, well-stocked store.
2) I've also been getting my prescriptions there for the past 10 years; therefore 2 pharmacists knew me, and I also knew them from church and local kids' sports. I told them I was going for a job there and even asked them to consider putting in a good word for me. Not sure if either one did.
3) I dropped off a hand written thank you note at the service desk a few days after the interview and asked the person to pass it on to my interviewer. I told 2 friends I did this and they were surprised I did so. They'd never thought to do that in their job hunting adventures. That surprised *me*. I'd often read and heard that this is an important thing to do. Doing this might have helped more than usual because customer service, friendliness, good manners are stressed very much.