(Original post by johnsmith2011)
I was wondering if anyone could help me please. I really want a job at McDonalds as I feel it would be an ideal first job for me. I have tried applying online to myy local McDonalds that is just about to open. I got rejected by e-mail two days later. I think it was through an automated process so I must have done something wrong filling out the application.
I was hoping if someone could help me with how i'm supposed to fill it out as i've never had a job before in any capacity so i'm unaware of the way in which tthe questions should be answered. The multiple choice questions at the end of the form are what I struggle with on all online aplications. When it says answer truthfully that's what I do for example when it asked something like " Have you ever lied" I answer "I agree". But i'm thinking I should have lied and wrote " I disagree"?? Also, when it asks you about you biggest achievment i wrote about getting an unconditional to uni at 16 and in the activities part i wrote the normal football, shopping etc. What are you meant to put in these boxes and are you meant to link the activities to skills you have that demonstrate your ability or something idk, because I didn't.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am desperate to get a job. Thanks!
Chances are that if they rejected you it's cos you didn't meet their criteria, likewise they may have gotten all the staff they need atm. I know what a nuisance it is getting rejected...since it happened to me about 8 times :l
You should answer the multiple choice honestly, because obviously you want honest workers. I know it feels like you're making yourself sound bad when you're admitting that you lie and swear etc etc but I'm sure that's what the managers are looking for and I was honest on my multiple choice
Your greatest achievement sounds decent enough and likewise your activities are fine from my point of view. I always felt that mine were 'lacking' sort of, like I felt I hadn't written enough so basically made an essay out of it all. At both interviews I got the managers were like " Most people just have a couple of lines for these parts!" so length isn't an issue
The only criticism I would have is that it would be your first job. Obviously someone who has had experience dealing with people before will be more desirable than you so if you've ever been responsible for a group of people/ done anything involving the public (I helped do personal education for 1st years and also helped a teacher in her classes during my last year at school) then it'd be good to incorporate that into your application somewhere.
McDonald's also offers work experience for students aged between 14 and 19 so if you applied for that then it'd give you some decent skills that you can use in other jobs too. It lasts for ten days which is more than enough to get the general feel of what it's like to work here.
Last edited by Stacks; 04-01-2011 at 20:00.