People ask all the time; why haven’t they called me yet? I filled out a Home Depot application and submitted it according to instructions, and I have yet to receive any word from this company. Think about it this way; if your company is trying to hire five employees and you’ve received 1000 applications via online in the last two weeks, what are the chances that you’re going to overlook somebody or disqualify them based on the lack of fitting the criteria you expect? The answer to this is fairly simple. So many applicants are applying for one open position that it makes it difficult for any company to be able to weed through the applications to make their decisions on hiring. That’s why it’s important to do the following.
Here’s how to take your Home Depot application to the next level:
- Before you even submit your application, you need to fish around their official main website so that you can see what type of career you want as well as getting acquainted with the general information about what they offer their employees. You want to go into the application feeling good about trying to get a job there and the best way to do that is to arm yourself with all the knowledge possible. Later, during the interview process, you will feel much more confident knowing what to do about the company itself and being able to answer the questions clearly and efficiently.
- Is Home Depot hiring in your area? Why not visit the HD where you want to work at before you submit your application? It makes so much sense to try to get acquainted with the management team at the respective stores where you want to apply. All you would have to do is introduce yourself to whomever you meet at the front of the store and ask to speak to a manager or an assistant manager. I know this sounds a little difficult but it can be done, I assure you. You have to remember, you’re trying to get a job and you’re competing with many people for the same open position. This means you have to stand out from the crowd and the way you do that is by introducing yourself to the people in charge.
- Try to be personable and friendly when you meet someone from the management staff. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to make a great first impression, and you can do this by dressing yourself up in decent casual clothing and appearing neat and clean. You would be surprised at how many people show up to ask for an application in flip-flops and beat up old sneakers.
- Again, this is no time to be shy. This is where you have a chance to impress upon them how friendly and personable you really are. Start with a hearty handshake, smile a lot, and let them know what your intentions are. Be straightforward and to the point, they really don’t have much time to spend on new hires unless they’ve already gone through the process. Let the person know that you would like to fill out the Home Depot application and don’t be afraid to ask them for any advice pertaining to this. You never know, you might impress the person and this may lead to you getting a call back from human resources sooner than you think.
Is a Home Depot Employment Application Enough?
This brings us back to the original question stated in the title of this post. What does it really take to get hired at Home Depot? There’s no doubt that you have to have a little bit of luck on your side if you go in without knowing anybody or networking with anybody related to the store. However, you can increase your chances tremendously by following this little four-step plan described above in getting to know the staff and letting them know who you are as a person.