If you decided to become a McDonald’s employee, then you will need to pass an interview – once you complete their standard questionnaire. Here, candidates for other vacancies need to know some features.
First of all, you need to remember that the recruitment of personnel in McDonald’s is done by ordinary people just like you. Of course, some of them have more experience in recruitment, and others – less. This fact partially explains why McDonald’s has such a high staff turnover – the reason is poor staff selection. But since the times of Ray Kroc, the company has been clearly following his principles – education is not as important as natural ambitiousness and desire to work faithfully and persistently.
Remember, that there are no good or bad candidates, but there are suitable and unsuitable ones. First of all, they will look for the right qualities that you possess. McDonald’s bases its work on the idea that their employees should be ready to earn money at any time of day and night and the faster they will do it, the better it will be for them and the company. Here are 5 main qualities that the company expects from their future employee:
Make sure you don’t forget about these qualities when talking to company’s representative and try to gently mention – at least some of them – as your own qualities. In this case, passing an interview at McDonald’s will not be difficult for you. However, you don’t need to push it too far: if you are a closed person, then you should not get carried away by acting during an interview – it will all become clear later.
Emphasize the qualities that are difficult to verify – for example, you appreciate the visitors of this restaurant or you really like the team work since you are fond of sports.
The company currently has very limited choice in recruiting new staff. The budget for recruitment of personnel is huge and within a year the labor market can significantly change, which might lead to new expenses. Do not forget about the competitors in this segment of business.
McDonald’s pays much attention to the frequent change of jobs in the past. If you worked for a month in a pizzeria, spent two months working as a waiter in a restaurant, and then served for two weeks as a seller in a store, then with almost 100% probability you will not get a job in McDonald’s.
Such quality as devotion is very much appreciated here. And if your work experience was developing according to the scenario described above, and you desperately need a job, then try not to mention about these facts. These questions will surely arise at the interview, so make sure you prepare the answers for them in advance. McDonald’s does not require prior experience – they teach everything on the spot. If you have a long job record, it is worth to mention only the place where you worked the longest and explain that you retired because of educational reasons or something like that.
In the recruitment of their staff, McDonald’s gives preference to young people, many of whom come here for additional earnings. Middle-aged people can be found among the staff very rarely. Age is also an important factor. We might notice a hint of discrimination, but since the work requires great mobility and concentration, especially during busy hours, it is hardly possible to speak about any discrimination at all. If an adult or even retired person comes to an interview, and the physical form and the state of health seem fine for the job, then such people also have good chances to get on the board.
Try to complete the questionnaire correctly, and do not mention anything that may seem strange when writing about your hobbies. At the interview, try to behave naturally and be open minded, give “the right answers” to the open questions. Follow these simple steps and you will become a member of the McDonald’s restaurant team.