Chick-fil-A Group Interviews

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Julianna Gracia

Several Chick-fil-A employees from the Hamilton Mill location

On Monday, September 30, Chick-fil-A’s Hamilton Mill location will be hosting group interviews from 4-5 p.m.

At the interview, the applicants will tell the group a bit about themselves, learn about the different positions that Chick-fil-A has available, and fill out a form with their basic information.

The employers at Chick-fil-A aren’t looking for applicants to be perfect, but they are looking for people who are willing to work hard.

“When it comes to qualities, we really are just looking for somebody who’s hardworking and cares to be there,” Katie Borem, one of the store managers, said. “We don’t expect anyone to be perfect right out of training. No one is. What matters is how hard they work to get there.”

According to Borem, the best thing applicants can do is be themselves.

“Just be yourself,” she said. “I know it sounds so cliché and dumb, but it’s the best thing to do. When we interview someone, our goal is to feel like we already know them by the time it’s over with.”

Borem feels that Chick-fil-A offers a lot of benefits that many similar businesses don’t.

“What a lot of people don’t know about Chick-fil-A is that we offer scholarship opportunities, and the best part about them is that you can apply every year from the point you hit two years working at the same Chick-fil-A up until you graduate college,” she said. “Chick-fil-A also teaches great communication skills just by [from] what they expect of us and how busy we get. I started when I was 16, shy as can be, and now, I’m 20 and will actually talk to anybody. Aside from scholarship opportunities and teaching communication skills, anybody that becomes a part of our team immediately becomes a part of that family the second they walk in on [his or her] first day. It doesn’t get better than that.”

“Another thing I’d want applicants to know is that the managers up [here], we all know that school comes first,” Borem said. “Five out of the six of us are college students ourselves. I know there may be times when it doesn’t feel like we are, but we do our best to accommodate everyone’s scheduling needs.”

Borem wants applicants to remember that although there may be some tough shifts, it’s important to not let them ruin their mood.

“Something I wish I had known before applying is that there will be the occasionally stressful shift,” Borem said. “There will be a lot of times [where you mess up]. When those things happen, don’t let it get you down. Like I said before, we’re all a family there, and we’ve all gone through the same work experiences there. If anyone needs to talk or just rant or [ask for] advice, we’re all there.”