Tips for Using the Online Sears Job Application


Filling out a Sears online employment application form may be the best way to be considered for open job opportunities matching your skills and qualifications. Luckily, they are also easy to submit.

Applying Online for Sears Employment

There are many different types of jobs available within Sears Holding Corporation. You can choose from the following categories:

Take advantage of the company's comprehensive careers website to look for open positions and submit an application for the job that best matches your qualifications and career goals.

Online Application

To submit an online application click on the careers link on the Sears website. On this page, you'll be able to learn more about the types of jobs that interest you, as well as submit your application.

Be aware that the online application takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete. To begin the application process, you can either log in using one of your network accounts such as Facebook or LinkedIn, or log in using your email address. You can also choose not to use either and be directed to the next page where you will be asked to select a language to continue.

Click the green start button to begin the application process. You will be asked a series of questions to determine if you are eligible for employment and you will be asked to provide information about the following:

  • Social Security number
  • First, middle and last name
  • Zip code
  • You can then select where you want to work: Auto Center or Store

The next series of questions will relate to your:

  • Education
  • Work history
  • Employment availability
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth

Sears gives you the option of selecting between full or part-time employment as well as regular or seasonal work.

Job Assessment

If you meet the minimum qualifications after completing the initial application, you will then take an online assessment. The assessment will help place you in a position that will match your interests as well as experience. The assessment consists of two different types of questions:

  1. Background and work experience
  2. Work situations and actions that could be taken

The assessment contains 82 questions and can be completed in around 30 minutes.

Keys to Success

What is Sears looking for in new employees? According to Chris Jemo, Director of Talent Acquisition for Sears Holding Corporation, it's important that applicants display a desire to help customers. "We are looking for technologically savvy Team Members that put our customers and members first," says Jemo. "These associates have the willingness and ability to find solutions to delight our customers and members within the integrated retail space that we operate in. Having a passion for our customers and members as well as being tech savvy are keys to success within our environment."

What to Expect

Once an online application is submitted, it will be reviewed by a Human Resource professional or hiring manager. If you are a match for an open position, you will be contacted for an interview. Applicants usually are given a series of two interviews then a decision will be made by the store's management.

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