Filling out an Ollie’s job application is your first step towards working at the place where the store slogan is “good stuff cheap.” Ollie’s Bargain Outlet lives up to its boast. They sell merchandise sourced from bankruptcies, closeouts, and anyplace else that they can get it at the very lowest prices possible, and then they pass their savings along to their customers.
At the top of the first page, you’ll see a store locator to find which of the chain’s locations is best for you, and there are over 150 of them. The rest of the page is for your personal information. Page two is for your educational record and for any arrest record. The next page inquires about your employment history. It’s all been pretty cut and dried so far, but on page four you’ll have to scratch your head a bit, because Ollie’s asks here for three references.
On the next page, they get down to some more serious business. After asking whether you’ve worked at Ollie’s before, they’ll want to learn if you are looking for full-time or part-time employment. They’ll also ask you specify what hours you’d prefer working if you get hired. And next, on page 6, you have to indicate that you’ve read and understood a rather lengthy piece of legalese about yours and Ollie’s obligations and rights under the law by checking a box and printing your name. Next, you have to agree to the company’s rights to do a background check.
On the final page of the application, much of the information you gave is represented to you, so you can check its accuracy. You are again asked for your assent to Ollie’s calling references, and to doing background checks. All you have to do next is point and click on the “Send Application” button, and then you’ve now officially applied to work at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.
But, that’s not the only way to apply for work at Ollie’s. You also have the option of applying directly at one of their stores and interviewing with the manager. The first step in making a great first impression is to walk in with a neat, tidy application. This is a good way to show that you’re a neat tidy person that Ollie’s would be proud to have representing them to their customers.
When you print it out on your computer and begin filling it out, you’ll notice that it follows the same form as the online application does, only it’s a bit less detailed. You’d be well served to visit the store you’ve chosen before your interview, and observe how the other workers dress. That way, you’ll know what to expect. And, even if you plan to work in the warehouse, come to your interview in a button down shirt with a collar, and slacks suitable for an office job, because that’s the way to win.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet job Application | PDF