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How to Apply For a Job at Trader Joe's
You can use StartWire to search and apply for many Trader Joe's positions. We'll even provide you with tools that you can use to help keep your job search organized and easier to manage. Search for a Trader Joe's job and Apply now
You can also search and apply for jobs directly through Trader Joe's hiring website. If you choose this method, don't forget to come back to StartWire to track your application progress
If you're the type of person who likes to walk into a store, hand off an application, and (hopefully) make a positive personal connection, you're in luck. You can apply to all in-store Trader Joe's jobs in person. Make sure that you bring a copy of your resume and your cover letter with you.
A copy of a printable application is available in PDF format on their hiring website.
The Trader Joe's Job Application Process
You can only apply online for management positions, but regardless, Trader Joe's has one of the best and easiest online application processes we've ever seen. If you already have your resume and cover letter prepared, you should be able to easily get through the whole application in 15 minutes or less.
The online application is only one page. You'll need to provide your email address, personal information (like your address and phone number), education, and employment history. You will also have the opportunity to upload your resume and paste your cover letter.
At the bottom of the application page there are four mandatory questions that will have to answer. They are:
1. Why do you want to work for Trader Joe's?
Do some research here. Find out what makes Trader Joe's unique. What qualities and values do they value that you can relate to?
2. Which Trader Joe's stores are closest to you?
This should be pretty simple. Just use the site's store locator.
3. Are you relocatable? If so, what areas of the country interest you?
4. What is your favorite product and why?
If you haven't been to Trader Joe's before, you should take a trip and check it out. Buy a few of their branded food items, and answer honestly. What was your favorite?
That's it for the online application. Seriously. If only more employers took such a simple and effective approach!
How To Get Updates on Your Trader Joe's Application
Unfortunately, Trader Joe's doesn't provide automatic application updates at this time. The best way to find out where you stand is to pick up the phone and call the hiring manager.
Who is Trader Joe's Hiring?
Trader Joe's is an equal opportunity employer. They don't factor age, gender, race, religion, or disability into their hiring decisions.
Jobs available at Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's has some pretty unique job titles. In their stores, the most common positions are crew (cashiers, stockers, etc), Mate's (managers), and Captains (store managers). Search jobs
Types of people Trader Joe's wants to hire
As a company, Trader Joe's places a lot of value on customer service. To get a job here, you'll need to be friendly, personable, and have great customer service skills. You'll also need to be hardworking, dedicated, and able to work well as part of a team.
You must be at least 16 years old to work as a crew member at Trader Joe's.
Joe Coulombe founded Trader Joe's. Today, the CEO is Dan Bane. He has been leading the company since 2001, when previous CEO John Sheilds entered retirement.
Trader Joe's is a private company, so they are not required to disclose their finances. However, it's estimated that they earned $8.5 billion in revenue in 2011.
Trader Joe's was founded by Joe Coulombe. The business started as a convenience store, but Coulombe realized that competing with 7-Eleven and other similar chains would not end well for him or his company. The idea for Trader Joe's came after a trip to the Caribbean, when he realized that a lot of tourists developed a taste for new foods on vacation, but had nowhere to buy them at home. He wanted to provide people with an opportunity to buy different types of food than they would find in a typical grocery store.
Trader Joe's began to expand outside of California in 1993, under the leadership of John Shields. The first expanded into Arizona, then the Pacific Northwest. It wasn't until 1996 that the first Trader Joe's was opened on the East Coast (just outside of Boston).
Today, there are nearly 400 Trader Joe's locations across the United States (though roughly half of them are found in California).