RadioShack Job Application Guide
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$4.4 billion (2010)
RadioShack is a chain of retail stores that specialize in selling electronics. There are more than 7,000 RadioShack stores in the world, and the company employs more than 36,000 people.
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You can also apply for open positions through RadioShack's hiring website. Below, we've written a guide to walk you through the application process.
Before you can apply for a job at RadioShack, you will need to identify the position that is most interesting to you. Make sure that you read each job description very carefully, and keep an open mind while you do. It could be that the best fit for you is not the job that you immediately think of.
When you fill out a RadioShack application, you will be able to apply for the same job at up to 10 stores. This is a huge time-saving feature, and one that you should definitely take advantage of if there are multiple locations that you'd be interested in working at.
After you've selected the position and location that you'd like to apply for, you will need to create account on their hiring site. To do so, you will need to provide your name, gender, email address, phone number, and social security number. We wish that they didn't ask for so much information just to create an account, but unfortunately, there's nothing we can do about it. If you want to work for RadioShack, you'll have to give them what they want.
With your account created, you will need to fill out a brief questionnaire. At the end of the questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to upload your resume. Uploading a resume is not required, but you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity if you have a resume prepared. It can be very difficult to stand out through an application alone, and a resume will help you demonstrate how your unique skills and experiences have prepared you for a job at RadioShack.
At this point, you are ready to begin the core of the RadioShack application. Before you start, we recommend taking a few minutes to prepare all of the information you will need. This will save you a lot of time during the application process, and will ensure that you don't get halfway through and then realize you're missing something.
To complete the RadioShack application, you will need: your name, address, phone number, driver's license number, scheduling preferences, education, professional skills, and employment history.
After you complete the core of the application, you will need to take an assessment. The assessment is a long series of questions (more than 200) designed to help RadioShack determine if you would make a good fit for their team.
To give you an idea of what you can expect from the assessment, here are a few sample questions:
"Coworkers would describe me as ambitious."
"In general, I feel that I have control over things that happen to me."
"Coworkers would say I am very persuasive."
You should always answer the assessment questions honestly, but don't be afraid to give strong answers. Remember, RadioShack is trying to learn how you *definitely* are, not how you *might* be. Neutral or weak answers won't get you very far.
If you get stuck and you're not sure how to answer a question, just take a moment to think about why they're asking it. What are they trying to learn about you?
By submitting your application to RadioShack, you are giving them permission to perform a pre-employment background check. Any employment offer that you receive is contingent upon passing this check.
RadioShack will also ask your permission to perform a pre-employment drug test. Again, all employment offers are contingent upon passing this test.
RadioShack does not provide automatic application updates at this time. If you have applied for a position and would like to know where you stand, you will need to call the hiring manager at the store you've applied to.
RadioShack is an equal opportunity employer.
Jobs available at Radio Shack
In its stores, RadioShack is now hiring sales associates, retail wireless consultants, assistant store managers, store managers, and district managers. There are also many opportunities available in their corporate headquarters and distribution centers. Check back frequently to learn about new jobs as they're announced. Search jobs
Types of people RadioShack wants to hire
RadioShack is always looking for hardworking, dedicated, and friendly people to join their team. Though it isn't always required, a passion for consumer electronics is desired. In all cases, customer service and sales experience is very valuable, so make sure to emphasize that experience on your resume and job application.
You must be at least 18 years old to work at RadioShack.
Daniel Feehan is the Chairman of RadioShack. Joseph Magnacca is the CEO.
RadioShack is a publicly traded company (NYSE RSH). In 2010 they reported $4.4 billion in revenue, $375 million in operating income, $206 million in net income, $2.1 billion in total assets, and $843 million in total equity.