The school year will soon be history. Teens with time on their hands and empty wallets are in luck, because many merchants at Redmond Town Center (RTC) are hiring for this summer or year ‘round. They include:
• Starbucks — must be 16 or older, contact Amber at (425) 558-1596
• Macy’s — must be at least 16, apply online at macys.com or in the store
• Parfumerie — must be 17, apply in person at the store
• Redmond Marriott Town Center — must be 18, apply online at http://greatjobs.marriott.com
• Victoria’s Secret — must be 18, applications available in the store
• GAP/Gapkids — must be 18, applications in store
• American Eagle — must be 16, applications in store
• lucy —— must be 18, applications in store
• PacSun— must be 16, applications in store
• Bath & Body Works — must be 18, applications in store
• Learning Quest Toys — must be 16, applications in store
• Larry’s Market — must be 15, applications in store
• Bed, Bath & Beyond — must be 18, applications in store
• Redmond Town Center Security — must be 18, applications available at the Security Office.
The marketing department at RTC offered job-hunting pointers:
1. Dress in business casual attire when picking up or dropping off an application. Don’t wear jeans or t-shirts with any sort of graphics on them. Khakis and polos are always appropriate.
2. Bring your resume and phone numbers for references and past employment. This will expedite your application process.
3. When stopping by to pick up an application and/or drop it off, ask to speak with the manager. He or she may have questions about past employment and why you want to work for that particular store.
4. Be flexible regarding your availability and the type of work. Retail employers typically start work an hour before the mall opens (at 10 a.m.) and stay an hour after the mall closes (at 9 p.m.). Remember that stores still need employees throughout the year, so if you can, put on your application that you’d like to continue working through the school year and the store will usually accommodate your new availability.
5. Recognize your strengths and weaknesses. If you aren’t a people person, apply for a stock position instead of a sales associate position. Mention any organizing, customer service and computer skills you possess.
6. Always be on time. When arriving for an interview or for work, it is best to be 10 minutes early. This shows your potential employer that you are responsible and accountable.
Reporter’s note: Also, remember that seasonal/student jobs can be a great learning experience, one way or another. Depending on the product or service you’re representing, you’ll discover what types of job duties or schedules suit your personality. You then can apply that self-knowledge to charting your course of studies in high school, college or a technical school.
For more information about employment opportunities at Redmond Town Center, visit www.redmondtowncenter.com.