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After You Apply at Publix

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Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step. Now it’s up to you to follow through.

If you haven’t already, we’d like you to take some time to learn about what makes Publix a great place to work.

Why Publix?

Read on to learn what to expect now that you’ve applied.

At Our Stores

If you’ve applied for a job in one of our stores, remember to update your online application at least every 30 days to keep it active and viewable by hiring managers. Stop in from time to time and ask to speak with a manager about your interest in Publix. This is a great opportunity to ask about current openings, or whether there are any openings planned for the near future in your area of interest.

In the case of an open position, a store manager will review applications focusing on applicant availability (our busiest shifts are typically nights and weekends) and other factors such as previous food service or customer service experience.

If you are called for an interview, please confirm the date, time, location, and the name of the manager with whom you will be meeting. This is important, as you may be called for an interview at a store other than the one where you applied.

Interview tips:

  • Bring a resumé and any other helpful information.
  • Arrive a few minutes early, and expect to be there about 30 minutes.
  • If you receive a job offer, it will be contingent on whether you successfully complete a criminal background check and a drug screen, and whether you meet other eligibility criteria. The store will provide more information to get you started.
  • Be sure to obtain information on whom to contact should you have further questions.

Remember, your application will remain active for 30 days and you can update it online.

In Our Non-Retail Areas

Once you apply for a Corporate, IT, Distribution, or Manufacturing position, you’ll receive a confirmation email, and a second email letting you know whether you meet initial required qualifications. Some candidates will receive an email inviting them to take an online clerical test. This email will include a test key that must be used within 48 hours if the candidate is to be further considered.

Hiring managers look for candidates who best match the qualifications of the position. Many will screen applicants through phone interviews, which typically last about 30 minutes and consist of a series of questions related to the applicant’s experience and skills. At times, calls may be conducted using video conferencing technology.

After screening, a handful of candidates will be invited for testing and/or face-to-face interviews. Tests and interview timing will vary depending on the position. At times, candidates may be invited back for subsequent interviews to meet others who are involved in the selection process.

Be sure to review our interview tips to prepare.

It is important to monitor your email daily throughout the selection process, as invitations to complete next steps may arrive this way.