Dillard’s Job Application Guide

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About Dillard's

Industries:

Retail, Department store

Founded:

1938

Headquarters:

Little Rock, AR

Number of stores:

330+

Revenue:

$6.1 billion (2010)

CEO:

William Dillard II

Overview

Dillard's is one of the largest department store chains in the United States, with more than 330 stores. The company employs more than 38,000 people.

How to Apply For a Job at Dillard’s

StartWire

You can use StartWire to search and apply for select positions at Dillard’s. When you apply through your StartWire account, we’ll provide you with access to a set of tools that you can use to keep your job search as organized and efficient as possible. Apply now

Apply online

You can also apply for a job through the Dillard’s hiring site. If you decide to apply in this way, make sure to come back and add that application to your StartWire account so you can keep track of where and when you have applied.

Apply in-store

If you don’t have a reliable internet connection or would prefer to apply in-person, you can apply in-person at any Dillard’s store.

The Dillard’s Application Process

You will need to use Monster.com to apply for most Dillard’s jobs. If you already have a Monster account, this should be good news, as the application should be very quick and easy for you.

To apply for a job at Dillard’s, you will need to upload your resume. Make sure that you tailor your resume specifically for the position that you’re applying to, so you can most effectively demonstrate how your skills and experiences have directly prepared you for the job that you’re applying for.

You will also have the opportunity to upload a cover letter. Providing a cover letter is not required, but we highly recommend it. This is your chance to introduce yourself, explain why you’re interested in the position you’re applying for, and talk a little bit about what makes you such a great candidate for the job.

To complete the application, simply provide your name, career level, education level, and confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.

How to Get Updates on Your Dillard’s Application

Dillard’s does not provide automatic application updates. If you have applied for a position and would like to know if you’re still being considered for employment, you will need to contact the hiring manager directly.

Who is Dillard’s Hiring?

Dillard’s is an equal opportunity employer.

Jobs available at Dillard’s

In Dillard’s stores, they are always hiring sales associates, sales managers, loss prevention associates, visual merchandise managers, buyers, and store managers. There are also many opportunities available in their distribution and corporate headquarters. Check back regularly to learn about new positions as they’re opened. Search jobs

Types of people Dillard’s wants to hire

Dillard’s is looking for friendly, passionate, and hardworking people to join their team. Previous retail experience is highly preferred, though it isn’t necessarily a requirement for entry-level positions in their stores.

When it comes to getting a job at Dillard’s, few things are more important than having a flexible schedule. Dillard’s is open nearly every day of the year, and you must be willing to work on nights, weekends, and holidays if you want to give yourself the best chance of getting the job.

Additionally, every Dillard’s employee has an impact on the experience that customers have while shopping in their stores. If you have any previous customer service experience, that would be a great thing to emphasize on your resume and cover letter.

Age requirements

You must be at least 18 years old to work at Dillard’s.

Business Summary

Leadership

William Dillard II is the Chairman and CEO of Dillard’s. Alex Dillard is the President.

Finances

Dillard’s is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DDS). In 2010 they reported $6.1 billion in revenue, $343 million in operating income, $180 million in net income, $4.3 billion in assets, and $2 billion in equity.

History

The first Dillard’s store was opened in Nashville, Arkansas by William T. Dillard in 1938. Many of the executives in the company remain members of his family tree.

Initially, Dillard’s grew by acquiring other department stores. In 1969, Dillard’s was a publicly traded corporation.

It wasn’t until the company went public that they were able to expand at a rapid rate. In the 70s and 80s, Dillard’s stores began to open at a rapid rate, particularly in suburban shopping malls. Part of this expansion was natural, but most of it was the result of strategic acquisition.

Today, there are more than 330 stores spread across 29 states.

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Dillard's Job Seeker Fact Sheet

Employees:

38,000+

Corporate Career Site:

dillards.com

Updates on Job Applications:

No

Average Time-to-Feedback:

N/A

Current openings:

10

Workplace Awards:

N/A

Reviews and Salaries:

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