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After You Apply

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Take the Next Steps

Your application is complete and in the Publix system. Keep it active and ready for future postings.

What to Expect

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 or not you meet the required qualifications for the position.

It's very important that you monitor your email daily for communications you may receive during the selection process.

Some candidates for hourly positions receive an email inviting them to take an online clerical test. If you do, the email will include a test key that you must use within 48 hours to be further considered for the position.

What Hiring Managers Look For

We often receive dozens of applications for hourly openings and several hundred applications for salaried openings. Hiring managers look for the candidates who best match the qualifications of the position that is open. In addition to meeting the required qualifications of a position, most of those who are hired meet many or most of the preferred qualifications.

Hiring managers throughout the company use different screening methods to narrow the field of applicants to the most qualified candidates. Many use phone interviews, which typically last about 30 minutes. They ask a series of questions to find out more about a candidate's work experience, computer skills, and career goals. Sometimes, these phone interviews are conducted with video conference technology.

On-Site Interviews

When hiring managers have further narrowed the field, they invite a handful of candidates to our corporate offices or support facilities either for testing or for a face-to-face interview, or for both. The tests can take 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the position. There is nothing you need to do in advance to prepare for these tests. The interview can take 45 minutes to several hours, depending on the position. In some cases, candidates are invited back for several interviews to meet with others who are part of the selection process. Be sure to review our tips when preparing for an interview.

Monitor Your Email

Please note that your invitations for phone interviews, in-person testing, or in-person interviews may arrive by email, so don't assume these communications will be conducted by phone.