Whether it’s your first job ever or a side job to supplement your income from your full-time career, applying for a job can be a stressful process. Applying to a grocery store and filling out a ShopRite application, may seem straightforward to some people, but numerous factors go into the application process.
Applying to any job is a lengthy endeavor, and if you’re applying to multiple different ones, then it can become a daunting and repetitive process. That’s exactly why you may want the application broken down for you, so you’re prepared for it before you even start.
But, before figuring out the ShopRite application process, you might want to find out what different job opportunities are available at ShopRite. (Spoiler alert: there are a lot!)
ShopRite Application: Job Opportunities
There are numerous opportunities to beginning a career or job at ShopRite. Because it’s a large grocery store, there are multiple departments that you can choose to work in. When you fill out your ShopRite application, you’ll have to choose from one of these departments to apply for.
- Food Service
- Corporate Office
- Customer Service
- Front End
- Health and Beauty/Non-Foods
- Loss Prevention
- Night Crew
- Shop from Home
Almost all of these departments include numerous different positions, such as clerks, cashiers, and department managers.
If you’re curious about the average pay of ShopRite workers, most entry-level positions pay between $9.00 and $12.00 an hour.
ShopRite Application Process
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The ShopRite application process is a pretty general one. They will ask for basic information about your background, availability, and qualifications.
Here, we’ll go through each step of the ShopRite application with you so that you know exactly what to expect when applying.
Beginning your application
Of course, the first step to starting your ShopRite application is to go to the ShopRite careers page. You can locate the career page here.
Next, you’ll want to choose how to apply. You can choose to either apply to a specific position, or a location near you.
Most people will choose to look for job openings in a location near them, so that’s what we’ll be focusing on in this article.
To apply in a location near you, you’ll have to either enter your state and city or your zip code. After that, a list of the stores near you will pop up. You’ll want to choose the store that you most want to apply to.
You can always go back and apply to multiple locations.
Choose a job title
Once you choose a specific ShopRite location, a list of the available job opportunities at that particular location will pop up.
Read through the various job descriptions and qualifications and choose the position you most want to apply to.
Again, you can always go back and apply to more than one position.
Electronic consent, pre-application disclosures, and state disclosures
These sections simply require you to read the consent or disclosure information and either agree or disagree to them.
ShopRite will ask you for various personal information as part of the application process. These include:
The ShopRite application will ask some pretty standard pre-employment questions.
In brief, here are the questions asked in this section.
- Can provide legal documentation establishing your identity and eligibility to be employed in the U.S.?
- What is your age range?
- Are you willing to submit to a drug screening test if you’re offered employment?
- Are you able to perform the essential functions of the job you’re applying for with or without reasonable accommodation?
Next, ShopRite is going to want to know when you’re available to work.
When you answer these questions, it’s essential to tell them when you’re available to work and not when you want to work.
If you only tell them your desired schedule, such as no weekends, they’re going to see your availability as minimal and will choose someone with better availability. Keep in mind, you can always negotiate your schedule with them if and when you’re hired.
That’s also where you’ll tell them whether you’re seeking full-time or part-time work.
Because ShopRite is open 24/7, they ask you to select all of the days and times you are available to work, including nights and weekends.
Finally, the ShopRite application will ask what you believe is an acceptable rate of pay, and if you’re willing and able to work a flexible schedule.
ShopRite will want to know your job history, if you have any. For each previous job that you include, you’ll need to include the following:
- Job title
- Start date
- End date
- Country, city, and state
- Description of responsibilities
- Reasons for leaving
Work history details
Next, Shoprite will ask you if you’ve ever been employed by them, their parent company, or any other stores within their parent company.
They will also ask if you know anyone who currently is or has formerly worked for ShopRite.
Here is where you will include any education that you have, if any. It can be high school, college, or any other education you’ve received.
For each piece of your education history, they will want to know the following about it:
- How many years have you completed?
- Degree obtained
- Major or primary course of study
- GPA (optional)
Criminal history details
ShopRite is going to ask you some questions about your criminal history.
They will ask questions such as:
- Have you ever been known by another name?
- Have you ever changed your first or last name?
- Are you applying to any specific locations within the U.S.?
- Have you been convicted of a felony or any other crimes in the past seven years?
ShopRite will ask you if you’ve lived at any other addresses in the past two years, and what they were. Again, this is for background check purposes.
At-Will and Certification Statement
That is simply a statement for you to read and agree or disagree to.
The final step is to submit your application. Now comes the waiting game!
Finishing up Your ShopRite Application
The most important piece of advice we can give to completing your ShopRite application is to be honest and to be yourself. The most significant factor that will land you an interview is if they can see who you truly are and if you’re honest.
If you lie about anything, such as availability, they’ll find out once you’re hired and it won’t go well.
Best of luck on the application process!
If you land an interview, remember to dress professionally and bring along a copy of your resume.
Do you work at ShopRite? What’s it like? Let us know in a comment!