The first thing I’d like to point out is you can search for CVS jobs in your area right now at Job.com. There is a huge difference between merely submitting a CVS application online and waiting for the call versus conducting research about the company, learning about their hiring practices, making initial contact with management at the store of your choice, then submitting your online application. Too many people take a shot in the dark and forward their applications hoping to get a chance to land a position without doing their homework. iHireNow – Find a new job now.
If you’re going to apply at CVS, the first thing you need to do is research this company inside and out. You can start by visiting their main careers website (see sidebar for the link) and looking at the available positions and possible careers to match your skills and/or goals. You can also take a look at the benefits and see if they fit the criteria you would expect from a company of your choosing.
Once you have an idea of how to proceed, it’s time to fill out your CVS application but not before visiting the store you are hoping to work in and meeting management or someone in human resources. This part is often neglected and so critical these days; there are far too many applicants, almost too many to process and handle! This is not only a problem for CVS; most major retailers have seen a sharp increase in the amount of applications they receive on a daily basis, and they are all having trouble keeping up with them. What this means is you have to stand out from the rest of the pack like no other time in modern history. In other words, your job these days is to find a way to bring your application from the bottom of the pile all the way to the very top.
The way you can accomplish this is to let management be able to put your face to your CVS job application; they need to know you in person! It’s just like any other sound job-hunting practice for entry-level workers as well as professionals. You need to network, get to know someone, and rub elbows with people in the industry of your choosing. Local Jobs Hiring Now! GET HIRED. GET PAID!
How to Get Noticed
So how can you go about this? I always tell people who would like to submit their CVS application online to try and attend job fairs whenever they’re available; not only for this company, but for any company because it’s the easiest way to introduce yourself to company reps.
If you can’t attend a related job fair the next best thing you can do is to dress yourself up in nice, crisp, clean, conservative clothing (don’t forget to clean and shine those shoes!), visit the store, and introduce yourself to management. If you present yourself in a positive light, chances are a store manager, no matter how busy they are, will take a minute to talk to you!
Another thing you can try before you get carried away and start filling one of those CVS job applications online is to find out through friends and relatives if anybody knows someone working at this pharmacy retailer. If you don’t have any luck there, you can politely ask the cashier or another associate how they like their job (in a pleasant manner, of course) because you are considering a career move. You’ll be surprised how many employees would be willing to share their experiences with you, whether positive or negative.
Once you have made contact, submit your application and follow up within the next two weeks if they haven’t called you already. If you are lucky enough to get a call before you follow up, the good news is they at least have an idea of who you are; if they don’t remind them about how you met them two weeks earlier and how glad you are that they called you for an interview! Search for jobs in your area at Job.com.
In summary, before you submit any CVS application online, it’s always best to make contact with someone who is in a position to help you, and it’s equally important to follow up on your submission so you don’t get lost in the shuffle.