If there is one thing people always need, it is food. And this is why the food industry does so well. There are plenty of fast-food outlets to choose from, but Hardee’s is one of the best for starting a career or for entrance into the adult workplace world. They hire a lot of young people who are still in high school as well as in college. As such, they have to maintain flexible work schedules. Current and past employees all seem to agree that Hardee’s is a fun place to work. Some of the younger workers have commented that the most difficult part was learning that a job came with rules and demands. But once they had adjusted to that and the idea of working for things you want, working wasn’t all that bad. The majority of employees who had anything to say defended their managers and felt that the managers needed more training and better hours. If you want to find out if there is a place for you at Hardees, check out the Hardee’s Careers page.
In order to find the right opening and submit a Hardee’s application, you will need to enter your zip code and the distance you can travel first. If you are looking for a position in an area outside your current residential zone, find that zip code and enter that. In this way, college students can apply online before they get to the school. There are three separate links available on this page of the website—one for those who are aspiring to become members of the crew at one of Hardee’s restaurants while the other two are for applicants vying for managerial or corporate jobs. All three links will direct you to the particular job section to begin the Hardee’s application process. You will need to create an account in order to submit your application for Hardee’s, but that also means you can apply for other jobs with the company at any time.
Hardee’s careers are diverse and offer a wide variety of options. Crew members and restaurant management are probably the jobs that most people think of when they hear Hardee’s. However, there are support positions in the corporate section for those who don’t want to work directly with the customers. Hours, wages, and benefits vary according to the position, education required, and experience in the food service industry.
If you have never filled out a job application, start by reading everything asked first. The Hardee’s application is pretty straightforward, but as with any application, you should not leave any spaces blank. Use the “n/a” (not applicable) in spaces that don’t apply to you to let the interviewer know that you actually read everything.
Dress appropriately for the job you are trying to get—call it casual conservative if you are to apply for a job at one of the restaurants.
The Hardee’s job application site allows those who are seeking a corporate position to submit their resume rather than a formatted application. Depending on the position sought, it may take up to six weeks before a response is received.
During your interview, be yourself as much as possible. It’s normal to be nervous, but try not to be fidgeting or gazing around as if you don’t know the answer to simple questions. If you are asked a question that you don’t understand, say so. Don’t pretend you understand something that you don’t, and don’t try to fake it.
Expect that your first week is going to be the toughest if this is your first job. You’re not going to know where things are kept or how to do the jobs assigned in the right way. Ask your manager or assistant manager whom you should ask to help you if you need help. Most managers don’t mind answering questions about anything.
Always be a few minutes early to work so that you can clock in on time. If you are sick, you may need to get a doctor’s excuse before you can return to work. So don’t call in sick if you aren’t. If you are unable to work on the day that is scheduled, let your manager know with both a phone call and a written message, or text at least forty-eight hours in advance. Your manager will have to cover your shift, and that means one of your coworkers will have to work in your place. Would you want to be told you have to work longer if one of your friends decided to call in at the last minute? Be respectful to your managers and your coworkers, and ask them to do the same.
If this is the first time that you have tried to get a job, you should know that there is a process involved. Step 1 is to submit your Hardee’s application. Step 2 (if your application gave them the impression that you would be a good employee) is sitting down with someone in management for a personal interview. Step 3 is when you are notified that you did get the job and your start date.
If you have to attend a wedding or graduation ceremony or go with your family out of town within eight weeks of the day that you apply, make sure that you state on your Hardee’s application that you are unavailable on those particular days. Tell the interviewer again that you are not available on those dates to reinforce it and call attention to it.
Completing the Hardee’s application online form is the first step to finding out what benefits you would be eligible for if you get the job. Paid vacation and sick time is offered for most workers. Other benefits, such as the 401k and medical, are reserved for full-time employees only. The benefits are comparable to other similar businesses.
Hardee’s X-Men: Days of Future Past promotion (spring 2014) actually used Facebook fans’ photos to create the ad’s digital images. Going on that theme, they introduced the x-tra menu items such as x-tra bacon cheeseburger for x-tra big appetites.
Hardee’s uses their Twitter account to tweet out contests, coupons, and chances for special features. If you want to find out how customers, employees, and the corporate office see Hardee’s, take a peek at the tweets.
One of the favorites on the new menu (according to the Facebook fans) is the “thicker” burger and the cod fish sandwiches. And the new buns are also becoming a hit.
Hardee’s Careers home page: http://www.Hardees.com/jobs