McDonald’s is Hiring April 19th

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Do you have often hankerings for a Filet-O-Fish sandwich with super-sized fries and a McCafe strawberry shake on the side?

Either way if you are looking for work, note that McDonald’s is set to hire 50,000 new employees, ranging from restaurant crew to managers, on April 19th.  With the 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, that translates to roughly 3-4 new hires per restaurant.

“We believe the best people in the world work right here. And we believe you could be one of them. You’ve got enthusiasm, responsibility and drive. We’ve got flexible schedules, benefits and jobs that can turn into satisfying careers. It’s a perfect match, ” states the McDonald’s website.

“The April hiring event is preparation for the busy summer months. But these are not just seasonal jobs. It’s a mix of permanent and temporary jobs,” McDonald’s spokeswoman Ashlee Yingling told Reuters.

Yingling reveals the pay range as typically being more than minimum wage, sometimes more than $8 per hour.

McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc passed away while residing and managing local McDonald’s in San Diego, CA, but his legacy lives on.  Today, the former paper cup salesman’s montra of Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value is captured in these interview pointers McDonald’s is listing on their website to help applicants cut the jitters and present their best foot forward.

McDonald’s advises:

Plan ahead

The more you know about your future employer, the better. Research the company and the position, and be ready to answer the question, ‘Why do you want to work here?’

Be on time

It’s really important to make your interview on time. In fact, you should try to be at least 10 to 15 minutes early. Oh, and remember to turn your cell phone off!

Watch what you wear

You want to make a statement, but not with a distracting outfit. Be you—but be professional.

It’s about poise

Show your confidence. Sit up straight, make eye contact, then smile and relax. Try to speak clearly and confidently.

Sell yourself with facts

This is your chance to tell why you’re perfect for the position. Highlight your successes and how you learned from any failures. Personality counts, so let yours shine.

Be positive

It’s important not to make negative remarks about your past employers or colleagues. Keep it upbeat, and show your enthusiasm for opportunity.

Go ahead—ask

An interview is a two-way street. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the job. It shows enthusiasm, curiosity and lets them know you’re interested.”

Not only is their food tasty and their pay supposed to be higher than minimum wage, they now offer free Wi-Fi at many of their locations.

If you are interested in a McJob, simply apply at your local McDonald’s or apply online.

Listen to what Dennis has to say about his job an Mickey D’s.

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