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nightsqueen in Olympia, Washington

106 months ago

DEEJAY Z in SOMEWHERE, Illinois said: I ahve a question though.....When they interview you they do a bcakground check, right? How long in the past do they normally go back?

That depends on the state you live in, which should be disclosed in the application itself. For instance, here in Washington, an employer may only go back 10 years, and if you have a conviction that is 10 years old or older, you do not even need to disclose it. Some states do not have this limitation, and that is unfortunate for those who have made minor mistakes in their younger days and have been on the straight path ever since.

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hostility in Round Rock, Texas

103 months ago

The pay sucks but if you need to pay the bills. walmart is fair for temp work. Best time is now with black friday and xmas coming along they need help. I did it online. Selected most of the job topics and had a call 2 hrs later. Had my wife pee for me passed the test and had a call that same day. Hey... it is work. By the way dont use the kiosk there they don't work half the time and you never get a reply.

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wildernessofmirrors in Cheyenne, Wyoming

101 months ago

Ryan in NJ...
A few quick business questions (to save Wal Mrt HR and myself time).

1. Does Wal Mart do a credit check under the FCRA?
2. Do I have enough credentials to apply for management?

The good:
No felonies/misdemeanors EVER, never used/tried illegal drugs, Eagle scout, never been fired from a job (laid off 2x in 10 years), I possess a Bachelor of Arts degree (Liberal Arts/Humanities), I am an 8 year (decorated) Air Force veteran, and willing to work ANY shift, in ANY department, ANYWHERE.

Yet, I "overqualified." My sister thinks I very may well possess more credentials than the very people potentially interviewing and hiring me, therefore I am overlooked, like a felon, habitual drug user, or shiftless person looking for a hand out.

I want to WORK, damnit. And I am tired of the poor excuses.

The bad:
I was laid off from my previous job in June 2008. I worked as a professional musican for an entire year, making just enough to barely eek by. I was foreclosed on December 1, 2009. I am 8 months behind on unsecured debt payments.
(no job to pay the bills). I have worked various temp things, paying as I made money, but nothing solid or permanent (yet).

The WEIRD:
I have been told -outright- that I am "overqualified" for the majority of the jobs I have applied for. Being somewhat flabbergasted, I am presuming that "overqualified" in most corporate HR circles could be interpreted as, "you have more going for you than most; more bullets in your bandolera. You have a college degree/decorated veteran/no felonies, therefore you have more of an opportunity to just "bolt" if you don't wish to stay with a job."

I thought I've heard it all, but being "overqualified" takes the cake.

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lucilu in Tulsa, Oklahoma

97 months ago

This is to fuluvmisery,

Im gunna have to agree with Shane. First of all, he said God, not as a reference to him but using it to mean like "geez" Nextly, he doesnt have a poor or angry mentality. As a matter of fact, he is spot on. You are the one with the negative outlook. You are the perfect employee because you are negative. You are thinking walmart sucks...i hate my job...the secret to life is this, if you think negatively about your job or life or any certain circumstance, because you focus on that, you are putting negativity out there and so more bad and negativity of working at walmart comes, so you hate your job more, and you keep thinking about that, and it just keeps getting worse. There is a reason that 95% of the wealth is kept by about 1% of the population, and that is because people have negative, cant do it attitudes, so they get no where. The go getters of the world get somewhere because they bust ass and think positive always. Thats why he said if you had any balls, you would start your own company, because thats how you make it. I am 23, and my husband alone makes 65k a year. Why? Because he is smart, has a positive attitude and goes after things he wants. Maybe instead of sitting here bitching about your life or having a screen name that obviously dictates that you are negative...imfuluvmisery...that is probably correct...why not start think more positively.

For all those who have yet to see this, please watch it and take a more positive outlook from it. You can work in the same place with someone else, and have a completely different experience just based on your outlook.

www.youtube.com/w

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iheartwalmart in Many, Louisiana

91 months ago

I have worked at Wal-mart for two years. I found the job by walking into a store and taking the test at the kiosk. Afterward, I asked to speak to the personnel manager. She spoke to me for over an hour, and created a requisition to get me hired within the week. I was very nervous. I always am when dealing with a situation where I know I am being judged. I do love people though, and I think that shows.
I smiled a lot and tried to stay engaged in the communication process; both during the initial meeting and the later interview. When I knew the interview was coming I simply did a web search of possible interview questions and practiced answering them until I sounded natural
Those tests on the Wal-mart Hiring Kiosks can seem very hard if you over-think your answers. I have found that the best way to answer is to tell them what my “best self” would do in an ideal situation. I also do not try to answer in the middle. My answer is either all the way in agreement, or all the way in disagreement. This same method worked for me with the test for hourly wage supervisor, and salaried manager. I passed both.

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ohio1993 in Salem, Ohio

82 months ago

dannette watkins in Margaret, Alabama said: well I work at walmart overnight in the cash office. how you apply is go inside and apply at the kiosk...its a computer at customer service or in their old layaway. They were really laid back in the hiring process. But if you know they need help and they don't get intouch with you right away call the HR department within that store. Let them know you applied for whatever position and ask them do they need help in that area? They told me right away and then they set up a requisition and told me to come in that night for an interview. Be persistant, they need the help but don't sometimes have enough time in the day to get everything done. They want you, trust me. Just be persistant. It took me about a week.

I called out to Wal-mart,asked the lady if I could talk to the Manager/person in charge of hiring about my application..and she said "oh we don't really have you talk to the manager about that"So who do I call out and talk to about that i'm very interested in the job.tomorrow will be the 4th day since i applied out at wal-mart.

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Mon in Mulberry, Kansas

80 months ago

tina in Tampa, Florida said: Wow, you got a job at Walmarts and you can't spell. Why am I not surprised. Maybe you just don't spell in English.

Seriously, lay off. She's probably dyslexic. Cool for bullying people with disabilities. I wish more people had her attitude, to be honest. And why is it that you're even reading the "How to get a job at Wal-Mart" page yourself, anyways? LOL.

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staceea in Lewiston, Idaho

80 months ago

ree said: I APPLIED ONLINE ONE DAY LAST WEEK . I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING YET. DO YOU THINK I SHOULD CALL ONE OF THE STORES?

i would call it certiniallycant hurt :)

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umpire128 in Dover, New Hampshire

78 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Wal-Mart? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

I was able to get two interviews with two diffrent walmarts, one with a supercenter the other with just being a big walmart.

I got interviews in the two days they called me. the ws called me first, than the other walmart called me. and made a date than i went for interview than they called me back again since for a second interview.

at the time they had some issue putting me in as an empyolee since my other interview for sw still "depanding" so i had to call them told them i got an offer at this walmart i went back like three times so they could offer the job, get the drug test etc... and they hired me. it takes about three weeks to get your first pay check and its ususally bi weekly. it may be diffrent at your local walmart though.

sw=super walmart

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AH in Jackson, Mississippi

75 months ago

T. in Tampa, Florida said: Unfortunately, when you go to this Walmart website, you have to register, give them your social security number, names and numbers of references etc. before you can even get to the point to see if there are any jobs for you to apply for. I don't feel comfortable giving out that kind of information with no idea if there is even a job.

The information on the application is basically the same as any other application. If you use the excuses like you gave for not applying for work, then you won't make it far in life.

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marko2251 in Austin, Texas

75 months ago

tina in Tampa, Florida said: Wow, you got a job at Walmarts and you can't spell. Why am I not surprised. Maybe you just don't spell in English.[/QUOTE

Maybe you should stop caring?

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marko2251 in Austin, Texas

75 months ago

tina in Tampa, Florida said: Wow, you got a job at Walmarts and you can't spell. Why am I not surprised. Maybe you just don't spell in English.[/QUOTE

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bEONDbLESSED in Indianola, Mississippi

74 months ago

lady shiloh in Dayton, Texas said: I have applied at my local WalMart for over a year. I have never received a call for an interview. I don't understand their hiring process. Some of the people I've seen at our WalMart have been convicted of crimes from stealing to credit card theft. The local store had a million dollars in shortage and they wonder what happened. I've been a store manager and assist. manager for over ten years and I don't understand the reasoning behind their application questions. I am honest as the day is long and don't understand when I see thieves working in the store. What's wrong with this situation? What is their reason for hiring problems like that? I often wonder if this message is read by anyone in the Bentonville, Arkanasas office? I also wonder if the District and Regional Managers really are doing their jobs by looking into any of these problems at their stores and if they will ever do anything about it.

Well needless to say , it sounds to me like you are doing alot of juding. This post caught my attention because I too got in some trouble on the count of someone elses actions and I got a pending felony on my record. I know good and well I am not a criminal but on paper it says I am so it doesn't matter. My point is you don't know those peoples story and maybe they are there to try and keep from getting into trouble. You can't get mad because they won't call you. Walmart has a specific hiring process which depends on how you fill out your application. They probably arent calling because you haven't listed anything they want to see like if you are availiable anytime or that you would work in any dept. Thats the kind of stuff they look at. So go back in and edit your app. And please stop looking down on people because of their past, nobody is perfect and everybody deserves a chance.

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AlucardHellsing in Hamilton, Ohio

74 months ago

I've tried applying for Walmart for years. Applying for Jobs for the past six years. Most Employers don't even want to waste their time training someone who doesn't have any experience or have little experience. I am outrage by how this hiring process is. I've moved like three times the past couple years to even get a Job and lost nearly everything. I kept following up applications and These Employers just don't want someone who has little or no experience. Just irritates me.

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samanthaboyd in Stockton, California

69 months ago

I have been applying and renewing my application at Walmart for years and I have not heard a single thing back from them. Recently I found out there was a hiring center for the store nearby and hoping that maybe there would be someone to talk to but the woman there gave me nothing. It was basically the same thing as applying on my own computer except I got to hear it from her that there was no one I could talk to. Even the number on the sign they had was disconnected. I really don't have any more ideas on what to do to try and get a job there..

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breeced1129 in Fredericksburg, Texas

69 months ago

If you are not getting a call from Wal-Mart then there is probably a reason. They usually only hire during certain times, right before summer, Christmas, etc. After Christmas the hiring is put to a halt for a few months. Also if the store is not making a profit then it is likely that they are firing more people and cutting hours, so they are not going to be hiring. Another thing could be the days available. Some managers won't even look at an application if a person can not work weekends. I mean, seriously, it is retail. The busiest times are weekends and evenings. I am currently trying to move up the corporate Wal-Mart ladder and I do agree with a lot of their business practices because they are a business and they have to make money. I have also seen how associates take advantage and think they need to get paid for doing nothing.

If you want to apply at Wal-Mart, there are two ways. You can go to Walmart.com and click on careers or go into the store and use the kiosk. Then if you don't hear from them in a week call and ask for the personnel manager. That is who called me for my interview. It is not a bad job for the most part, but a lot of it has to do with the people you work with too.

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SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois

69 months ago

I'm not sure you guys are reading my posts correctly. I pass the assessment tests no problems. I've been applying 3 years online to this place. THREE YEARS. Someone says there is a reason I'm not getting called. Well, what is the reason? Because I'm 52? There are people older than that working out here. I can't get an interview there for some reason. I've been applying online for 3 years. Something isn't right when you can't even get a phone call

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nanettes in California

68 months ago

SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois said: I've been applying at WalMart for two and a half years and have not gotten one phone call for an interview. Any ideas why? I have not worked for several years and am trying to get back in the work force to help my husband with our many expenses since buying our new home, so I really have no references, could this be the problem? I have a childhood friend that works there and she says that she doesn't think they really look at that, or your experience. There's no place on the online application to explain your situation, so I do it where it asks reason for leaving last job. I was honest, I was fired, but I try to explain my situation, hoping I will get an interview. But 2 and a half years, and NO interview??? I am an older female, 51, but they seem to hire any ages, so could someone please give me some insight as to why I can't get an interview? Thanks so much.

Why were you fired? This is probably the reason that you are not getting an interview. As long as its not lengthy you can explain the reason in the why you left box.

Just keep applying. If you cant get a job at Walmart theres a good chance that no one will be hiring you.

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nanettes in California

68 months ago

Nanettes in California said: Why were you fired? This is probably the reason that you are not getting an interview. As long as its not lengthy you can explain the reason in the why you left box.

Just keep applying. If you cant get a job at Walmart theres a good chance that no one will be hiring you.

You can explain it in the why you left box on the application, in case that wasnt clear

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nanettes in California

68 months ago

SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois said: I'm not sure you guys are reading my posts correctly. I pass the assessment tests no problems. I've been applying 3 years online to this place. THREE YEARS. Someone says there is a reason I'm not getting called. Well, what is the reason? Because I'm 52? There are people older than that working out here. I can't get an interview there for some reason. I've been applying online for 3 years. Something isn't right when you can't even get a phone call

I'm 51 and I just got a job there. But I also have an education and higher end corporate experience.

Again, you indicated above that you were fired from your previous position. This may be the reason they aren't calling you.

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nanettes in California

68 months ago

T. in Tampa, Florida said: Unfortunately, when you go to this Walmart website, you have to register, give them your social security number, names and numbers of references etc. before you can even get to the point to see if there are any jobs for you to apply for. I don't feel comfortable giving out that kind of information with no idea if there is even a job.

They probably have employees constantly cycle in and out so if you have your information posted you have a MUCH better chance of getting a job when there is one. You dont search job openings when you apply.

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nanettes in California

68 months ago

Sassy, have you tried doing volunteer work to put down as a part of your work history or have you tried a temp agency? Many companies are not interested in anything past 10 years of work history, maybe its time to simply drop that chapter off of your life.

In the interim would it be possible to take a college course of some kind for personal enrichment? There is probably a local community college in your area that offers online courses. The idea is just to demonstrate what you have been doing with that time that seems productive in some way.

It really is tough out there right now. I wish you the best and say just keep trying.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

68 months ago

I always wanted the "Greeter" job.

"Hello, and welcome to Walmart. Have a nice day."

I am probably "over-qualified"-- stupidest word of the century.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

68 months ago

None of the Greeters I saw were ever any good though. It always looked like the person had only a few days to live.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

68 months ago

I know what you mean. I don't think they could stop a shoplifter from leaving. Someone told me they don't do that at Walmart anyway. It's not worth the hassle over something small now. But that does drive prices up.

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SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois

64 months ago

2950 in Palmdale, California said: Apply online, take and pass the assessment test. You need to have open availability. They switch our hours and days weekly. Overnight stockers are always in demand.

I have applied every two months for 3 years now. I pass the assessment test and have pretty flexible availability. I have stopped a couple of workers in Walmart when I've been in there in hopes of getting some hints as to why I can't get hired (or an interview) It all seems to come down to maybe the fact I was fired at my last job, which was 12 years ago. I've been out of the work force for some time yes, but I want to get back in and no one is giving me a chance. I put on my WM application that I was fired, I'm honest, is this why I'm not getting an interview??? Everyone gets fired at some time in their life, and gets another chance. I want a job very much and my time out of the work force was a choice, not just because of the firing. Should I talk to someone at the store?

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2950 in Palmdale, California

64 months ago

They go back 10 years. I put on my app that I was a stay at home mom for most of the time and did volunteer work.

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Peter in Englewood, Florida

64 months ago

SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois said: Well, like I said, I've been applying online about 3 years, and not one phone call. I passed the assessment test with no problems, and I selected all the positions that I was interested in, except cashier , and I've heard that they don't really look at your application unless you want to do that, is this true? I don't have a lot of work experience, and haven't worked in about 11 years. I reapply every 2 months and still hear nothing, even with my persistence. The same thing happened at our local grocery store , I applied there awhile but finally got an interview, was led to believe that I would get a job when an opening became available in the areas I applied for, but that was 5 months ago, so I guess I'm just pretty much out of luck with these places. If they aren't picky about work experience or care about references, and they are hiring , why can't I get a call? I remember several years ago, I even applied for holiday season help, (twice), didn't hear anything, finally called them, and got a very rude reply, something to the effect of "please don't call, if we want you we will call". Very discouraging. I really don't know what to do.

Reasons why they are not hiring you:
1. your assessment did not put you in the first tier..just because you passed it doesn't mean you passed it at a level that put you in the first tier and made you eligible for hire...it's possible your ap fed into the non-competitive pile and they are not able to hire you
2. your job history isn't desirable...walmart prefers not to hire people that have big holes in their job history or only work a few months here or there and then move on
3. you availability isn't desirable...most stores will not hire anyone that isn't open 24/7, no exceptions
4. they may simply not be hiring...and you ap will only stay in their system for 90 days so if you aren't updating it every 90 days it has dropped out

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SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois

64 months ago

Peter in Englewood, Florida said: Reasons why they are not hiring you:
1. your assessment did not put you in the first tier..just because you passed it doesn't mean you passed it at a level that put you in the first tier and made you eligible for hire...it's possible your ap fed into the non-competitive pile and they are not able to hire you
2. your job history isn't desirable...walmart prefers not to hire people that have big holes in their job history or only work a few months here or there and then move on
3. you availability isn't desirable...most stores will not hire anyone that isn't open 24/7, no exceptions
4. they may simply not be hiring...and you ap will only stay in their system for 90 days so if you aren't updating it every 90 days it has dropped out

Guess I'm screwed then huh? I know for sure they are hiring, and I'm pretty sure I nailed those assessment answers to put me in the top tier or whatever the heck it is. I can't change my work history, and yes I have a big gap in there, it can't be changed. I would think my persistence in trying to get an interview would count for something, 3 years for geez sake. Every 2 months when my application expires I try again. As for the holes in work history, they will hire high school kids who have no experience at all, but not even give an interview to someone who is trying to get back into the workforce? Not to mention all the welfare people they are hiring. Damn, wish I could turn the clock back 25 years, maybe I could get an interview with them! Now they are going to be hiring all the vets, so just what is the damn criteria for getting hired at this place? You have to be on welfare, a vet, a high school student, or some old geezer who can't stand up by himself? I'm sorry, but I'm pretty ticked off by the hiring system of some minimum wage place who will hire basically anyone except someone like me who has been trying for 3 dang years. All I want is a chance!

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Nay Montana in Miami, Florida

64 months ago

SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois said: Guess I'm screwed then huh? I know for sure they are hiring, and I'm pretty sure I nailed those assessment answers to put me in the top tier or whatever the heck it is. I can't change my work history, and yes I have a big gap in there, it can't be changed. I would think my persistence in trying to get an interview would count for something, 3 years for geez sake. Every 2 months when my application expires I try again. As for the holes in work history, they will hire high school kids who have no experience at all, but not even give an interview to someone who is trying to get back into the workforce? Not to mention all the welfare people they are hiring. Damn, wish I could turn the clock back 25 years, maybe I could get an interview with them! Now they are going to be hiring all the vets, so just what is the damn criteria for getting hired at this place? You have to be on welfare, a vet, a high school student, or some old geezer who can't stand up by himself? I'm sorry, but I'm pretty ticked off by the hiring system of some minimum wage place who will hire basically anyone except someone like me who has been trying for 3 dang years. All I want is a chance!

I Been Applying To Wal Mart Since 2008 And I Just Went To My First Interview Two Week Aqo ! Just Keep Applying

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candygirl in Baytown, Texas

63 months ago

Sassy, my first tought was the test, if you are not on first tier you are not considered for an interview, but if you are possitive that you're on the first tier, then I don't know what it is. The availability doesn't have to be 24/7, that's just ridiculous, but it has to be open, like 8-10 or something like that. I would suggest you to contact human resources and go to the store and ask for the zone manager, assistant manager or co manager for the possition that you want to work. Good luck.

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Rameshrsh@*****.*** in Kitchener, Ontario

63 months ago

i want to do Cash register for walmart store in waterloo ON

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bluebell_rose in Richmond, British Columbia

63 months ago

lol a job at wal-mart is better than working with vector marketing

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julypit2004

63 months ago

Applied to Walmart and was asked to come in for an interview 4 days later...surprised, somewhat but I have 20 plus years experience with food service. I was interviewed and they offered me a position in deli. I accepted with my availability open but no overnights or long hours shifts. I was there a week and all my shifts were about ( hour shifts with a hour for lunch. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I told the person in charge of scheduling that I need to work 6 hour shifts at the most. I was told by her that they hired me because of my open availability not experience. WTH! Thats why they employees they have look so desperate for work and have criminal records...just need to be available to work yourself to death and your in. Oh by the way they usually only hire temporary which will hopefully turn into part time and it takes 2 years before you receive any benefits. Usually from what I was told by other employees they review you and re job offer to lower hourly salary...WACK JOB!!!

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julypit2004

63 months ago

9 hour shifts!

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timetobreathe49@*****.*** in Centreville, Alabama

62 months ago

Its been nearly 8 years since my one time felony charge and have a full pardon and filled out application. Went through both interviews, got job offer, passed drug screen and then the background check was done.

Because I mentioned on the application, my one time felony drug charge, that is what got me. My background check came back as "NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND FOUND". The reason they did not hire me was due truthful information everyone says you should do. Found out the hard way and now know, I would have a job today if I had LIED.

Most wal-mart stores do not hire if any type of felony charge is had. I guess they don't believe in second chances to those that did not kill, abuse, molest or steal to get a charge. A simple one time drug charge was also put into those 4 categories of DON'T HIRE.

This is one thing our dear White House officials needs to fix. So many of us are able and willing to give it our all on whomever hires us and most of us have no chance. Those that have no felony record and have sat at home for months drawing out their unemployment benefits are as able to get those jobs the we are excluded from now. THEY DON'T WANT THEM AND WE WHO MADE A MISTAKE ONCE OR SO BEG AND LONG FOR WORK AND SECURITY so we can make it in life easier. Our system will not let this happen due to those who sit on their thrown s making laws that affect the little people.

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SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois

62 months ago

I'm so sorry you went through that. I always thought it would be simple to get a job at Walmart. As you can see by my posts, I've been trying for 3 years, can't even get an interview. Your honesty should have counted for something, and from what I have been reading you should have been given an interview and a job before me, and my faults are that I haven't worked in 11 years and don't have a great work history. But we all should be given a chance. My husband and I are having a hard time making our mortgage payments, and I can't even find work at a grocery store because of my work history. People change, employers need to take this into consideration.

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Sophie9706 in Broomfield, Colorado

61 months ago

I have applied over and over for Walmart, they have called me every time just a couple days after my application, I would do the first interview and then here the same thing, "we have more interviews we will call you". Then either I wouldn't hear anything back or I would call and either hear, "we are still interviewing" or, "I'm not sure why they interviewed you we are not hiring". Well a couple weeks ago I did another application and again got called back for an interview, this is all for the same walmart, I went in and explained I have been interviewed 4 times in 4 months and never hear back. She apologized and went on with the same old interview questions, she then said she was passing me on to the second interview, of course it was with a guy who i interview with before, he said he was going to talk to some people and let me know in a few min. Well a lady comes out saying once again they had more people to interview and would let me know by today if they know anything. Well I didn't hear anything so I called and she said they where still interviewing! I mean for crying out loud just simply tell me I didnt get the job!! I badly need a job right now or Im on the street I dont need to be strung around like a little puppy! Plus if you keep calling me for an interview every month shouldnt that say something?!?!

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stresslock in Edmonton, Alberta

61 months ago

Hi!

I've been applying online for store positions for the past 5 months. I have received no call what so ever. I visit the stores regularly to see if they need to people (Never ask them if they're hiring but) as I stroll through the isles and I see messes, everything unorganized and nobody stocking or do anything really which makes me believe that they do need people. I applied for all positions possible, I edit my resume frequently as I find errors but now it's perfect. I keep applying and applying and nothing! I think I'm on tier 2 or something through that assessment or something is holding me back from getting that job. I don't know why I'm not getting any calls. I don't know if I should create a new account and do the assessment all over so I have a better chance and I don't even know if the application goes to a store directly or to HQ where they briefly look at it and it's done. I don't know what to do right now because I don't feel like applying anymore.

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ryank in Brick, New Jersey

61 months ago

stresslock in Edmonton, Alberta said: Hi!

I've been applying online for store positions for the past 5 months. I have received no call what so ever. I visit the stores regularly to see if they need to people (Never ask them if they're hiring but) as I stroll through the isles and I see messes, everything unorganized and nobody stocking or do anything really which makes me believe that they do need people. I applied for all positions possible, I edit my resume frequently as I find errors but now it's perfect. I keep applying and applying and nothing! I think I'm on tier 2 or something through that assessment or something is holding me back from getting that job. I don't know why I'm not getting any calls. I don't know if I should create a new account and do the assessment all over so I have a better chance and I don't even know if the application goes to a store directly or to HQ where they briefly look at it and it's done. I don't know what to do right now because I don't feel like applying anymore.

Your application goes to the store (s) you express interest in. Unfortunately if you did fall into a tier 2 there is nothing you can do, your name wont even show up in the req until ALL other names are exhausted (including tier 1 candidates, transfer associates, and other associates who are already employed there. Best bet is to call personnel in that store and ask if youre tier 2.......

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stresslock in Edmonton, Alberta

61 months ago

Wouldn't it be easier to create another account? Anyways, the positions I applied to are no longer there on the search agent so I guess I'll just wait to see when it'll come up again and maybe create a new account. Would their system recognize my previously submitted info on another account?

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SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois

61 months ago

stresslock in Edmonton, Alberta said: Wouldn't it be easier to create another account? Anyways, the positions I applied to are no longer there on the search agent so I guess I'll just wait to see when it'll come up again and maybe create a new account. Would their system recognize my previously submitted info on another account?

I've been applying for 3 years (as you all probably know by now) and every two months, or 60 days, I have to make up another account name to reapply online. They seem to recognize my SSN because it retains my assessment answers that are supposedly good for two years. I am positive I am on the top tier because, really, how hard are those questions? It's common sense. How you would react, treat a customer, etc. The first time I did this I had my husband, who has worked in retail, watching over my shoulder, and I chose my own answers and he said I picked the right ones. First of all, I think it's stupid to have to make up a new screen name every two months, I've been doing this for 3 years, going to run out of names, and second of all, if you didn't pass the assessment to their satisfaction, why wouldn't they tell you so you could do it over, or at least let you know that is why you aren't getting called for an interview? I just went to Walmart today and saw a bunch of new people. Really makes me mad. Three years and I can't get an interview! Yes I have gaps in my work history, but that can't be changed. I can't believe if getting hired depends on those questions during the assessment that I haven't been called, because some of the people I see working out there could not have possibly answered them correctly

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Bluetea in Texas

61 months ago

SassyJ in Charleston, Illinois said: First of all, I think it's stupid to have to make up a new screen name every two months, I've been doing this for 3 years, going to run out of names

LOL!

Not Wal-Mart per se but whenever it asks me for SSN, I back out. That will tie you to every app you submit. You also want to change phone numbers as that can be linked as well.

Some companies will only let you apply every 90 days now. Its not like you can apply for 10 different things every week. They don't want to bother with that.

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stresslock in Edmonton, Alberta

60 months ago

The system must have recognized me, I created a new account and in the end I was not asked to complete an assessment because whatever they wanted has been completed, keeping in mind that this is a new account. Weird!

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stresslock in Edmonton, Alberta

60 months ago

Also, they don't ask for SSN cause I'm in Canada. I wonder what they pull that makes me recognized. Changing the format of the phone # didn't work, maybe instead of uploading a resume I should've filled out an application instead? I don't know which is better for them. I guess the name and address plays a factor. Another factor is my availability, I know a place was hiring and I applied there and haven't heard back and my friend is in need of a job so I told him to apply and he got a call the only thing different was the availability. Anyhow, either it's my availability or that I'm placed in tier 2.

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Bluetea in Texas

60 months ago

stresslock in Edmonton, Alberta said: Also, they don't ask for SSN cause I'm in Canada. I wonder what they pull that makes me recognized. Changing the format of the phone # didn't work, maybe instead of uploading a resume I should've filled out an application instead? I don't know which is better for them. I guess the name and address plays a factor. Another factor is my availability, I know a place was hiring and I applied there and haven't heard back and my friend is in need of a job so I told him to apply and he got a call the only thing different was the availability. Anyhow, either it's my availability or that I'm placed in tier 2.

There is one or more fields that are the same and the system is doing a field comparison. It might be the name field, the address field or who knows what?

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annonymous in Colorado Springs, Colorado

60 months ago

Today Walmart Launches Veterans Commitment and Plans to Hire 100,000 Over the Next Five Years -- Walmart will offer a job to any honorably discharged veteran within their first 12 months off active duty.

I applied, received a phone call, and was e-mailed a link to a 65-question assessment.
I completed the assessment and received an e-mail that said I am NON-COMPETITIVE for a position.

How does WalMart advertise that they will offer Veteran's a job, but then I'm not competitive? I am a 20-year Retired Veteran, and a 10% disabled Veteran on top of that.

I'm going to definitely look into this matter more and find out why I am non-competitive.

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Charlie Wynes in Warner Robins, Georgia

60 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Wal-Mart? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

Yes, I really need this job right now.

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Zachery in Gainesville, Florida

60 months ago

wma NJ in Elizabeth, New Jersey said: For those of you that are interested in an Assistant Manager position, you will go through a 16 week training program during which the pay will vary depending on whether you are an internal or external hire. Once that is complete, you will start off at a base salary of $43,500. In addition, you will make Metro pay of about 10% if your in a metro market(near an urban center of population such as a large city .)

how do you apply to this training program?

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Jkim in Shawnee, Kansas

59 months ago

Zachery in Gainesville, Florida said: how do you apply to this training program?

The Assistant Management Training is only open to current Walmart employees that are salaried. Then you have to apply for the program and then be selected. There are a lot of people that want these positions because of the high base salary so it's pretty competitive to get into the program.

This guide mentions it www.jobunlocker.com/blog/tips-and-advice-on-applying-for-a-job-at-walmart/

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