There’s really no wrong way or right way to go about getting hired at any company. Sure, for professional jobs at Home Depot, you may have the greatest resume on the planet as well as a great cover letter and you can increase your chances of being taken seriously. As an entry-level worker, you may be full of enthusiasm and motivation, and you may have all the tools necessary in your mind to complete the task and get the job done better than anybody you know.
These are the three most common Home Depot application mistakes one can make when trying to get hired:
- Not knowing anything about the company. You have to ask yourself this question; why would any company want to hire somebody else who wants to have a job just to have a job? There are so many people who need employment just to support themselves and their families. This is completely understandable. But herein lies the problem; if you convey this feeling to the people trying to hire you they are going to come away feeling that you just need a job to support yourself and you’re going to simply get by in your performance at work. On the other hand, if you look over the Home Depot job descriptions, prepare yourself, and give them the impression that you’re highly motivated, energetic, and ready for a challenge of a lifetime, you stand a chance of getting hired over the next person. This ties into knowing a little bit about the company itself. You want to let them know that you have a clear direction as to where you want to be in the next few years with this company. If you know enough about how Home Depot operates and what types of jobs are available, you can give yourself a tremendous advantage over other applicants and the interviewer will know this once they start asking you questions and hearing your answers.
- Not preparing yourself for the interview process. If you cannot answer simple statements and questions such as,” Tell us a little bit about yourself”, “Have you been in a difficult situation and how have you resolved it in the past?”, “Where do you see yourself in this company within the next five years?”, and,”Why do you want to work at Home Depot?”, you’re going to start on the wrong foot and you will will fail to impress the person conducting the interview. These are just basic questions that many interviewers from different companies usually ask. You can increase your chances of making a great impression by knowing the answers to at least these basic questions.
- Failing to follow up on your Home Depot application. This is the most common one that people drop the ball on and there’s no reason why you should not follow up on your application once you submit it. When you apply to any other company whether it be a large company or a smaller one, if you do not follow up on the application it shows that you are not as interested as the next person. Believe me, there are many job applicants trying to get a job at Home Depot who will follow up on their apps. You can put yourself in that same company by visiting the Home Depot that you would like to work at in person and reintroducing yourself to the management staff. Once there, you can leave your business card with your name, phone number, and e-mail address so that they can advise you of anything further if they need to contact you. This shows that you are extremely interested in the position and you make it very easy for them to stay in contact with you.