So you want to work at McDonalds, eh? You’ve made a wise choice. Don’t listen to anybody who speaks negative about your decision to work (or flip burgers) at McDonalds. These guys are perhaps the most famous brand in the world. Seriously. Who doesn’t know the “Golden Arches?” They have that distinguished title of “worlds most famous brand” for a reason. Whatever they’ve done and continue to do, they’re doing it right.
Here’s the game plan when applying for a job at Mcdonalds (or any other job for that matter). You need to go in with your “A” game.
What’s an “A” game? Your “A” game is the best you can be from how you fill out the application, how you dress, how you talk, how you sit in the chair, how you stand, and especially your over all attitude.
Like every time Kobe Bryant hits the court, Tom Brady hits the field, or Beyonce gets on stage, they bring all they got. If you “want it bad enough” (to get hired), then you give it everything you got. Treat the opportunity like gold.
Now that you’ve got the right mindset, your actions need to be at the same level.
Click on the link below and it will allow you to actually print out a real Mcdonalds application where you can fill it out at the comfort of your home.
Make sure that you fill out the application form with your best hand writing. This is no joke. It’s the first thing that will give them an impression of who is filling out the form without even seeing you.
From the managers point of view, they have a stack of filled out applications sitting on their desks and they look over each one and all they have to go on is the hand writing, the details that were written, and any work experience (so it helps to have a resume stapled to your application. See below).
Back to the application. After you’ve filled out the application, make sure you read it over and over several times to make sure you’ve filled it out correctly and that there are no mistakes.
Make sure you write everything legibly and that there are no grammar mistakes or spelling errors. Have your parents or someone you know and respect, read through your application thoroughly to see if they would make any changes to improve or enhance what you’ve done.
Remember, you need to fill it out as professionally as possible. Seriously, if you fill it out with the same mindset as if you were applying for the position of the president and CEO of McDonalds, then it will work in your favor when the manager reviews your application.
If you have a resume also that you’ve printed out of your work experience and skills/abilities then you can staple it to the back of your McDonalds application.
Now that you’ve completely filled out a Mcdonalds application (and stapled your resume, if you have one), you’ll need to drop it off at the Mcdonalds that you want to work at.
BEFORE you drop off your completed application, here’s what you need to do.
First, put on your best clothes. DO NOT walk in wearing your baggy pants, a baseball hat, fake gold chains, hi-tops, over sized t-shirt, etc….
Appearance is EVERYTHING. If you have a suit, wear it. Seriously. Also, put on a tie and some nice dress shoes. This is a big part of bringing your “A” game.
If you don’t have a suit, put on your best casual wear like dress pants (ironed khaki’s, chino’s, etc…), and a dress shirt. Look like you’re going to a wedding or dressed up for Easter Sunday service at your local church.
Next, go into the Mcdonalds that you want to work at with your completed application and best clothes on, and FIND THE MANAGER. Ask to speak to the manager.
First impressions are important so go directly to the top and DON’T hand your resume to one of the employees. Your goal is to make a great first impression to the manager and to “stand out of the crowd” over all the other the people applying for the job.
Make your first impression memorable.
If you are able to meet the manager, here’s what you do.
- Smile (everyone loves great energy!)
- Give a good firm hand shake. Don’t crush their hand, but make it firm (this shows confidence)
- Introduce yourself and hand them your completed application (this shows assertiveness)
- Say something like this, “It’s a pleasure to meet you. I know you’re busy and I just wanted to meet you because I filled out the application and just wanted to ask you- “When can I come in for an interview?” (shows them that you’re motivated to get to work immediately. You’re “hungry.”)
- Thank them for their time and tell them that you’ll be waiting for their call
Follow the above steps while maintaining a positive and enthusiastic enegry and you should see great results, whether you’re applying here or anywhere else in your quest to find work- throughout life!
Remember, first impressions are EVERYTHING so bring your “A-game!” Dress your best and remember, when dropping off your completd application/resume, try to get your application in the hands of the manager or the person making the hiring decisions.
A little about Mcdonalds.
This mega power was created in San Bernardina, CA in 1954. A milkshake machine salesman, Ray Kroc, saw an excellent opportunity, thought the restaurant was great, and purchased the rights from the brothers. Kroc opened his first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, IL in 1955 and featured “cleanliness” in his restaurants.
McDonald’s astronomical growth was because it signed on franchisees to open restaurants around the country at a rapid pace. In 1965 McDonald’s went publicly traded on Wall Street.
The infamous Big Mac, was introduced across the country in 1968 and was the creation of Jim Delligatti, one of Ray Kroc’s earliest franchisees, who by the late 1960s operated a dozen stores in Pittsburgh.
Herb Peterson developed The Egg McMuffin in 1973.
McDonald’s sold the Boston Market restaurant chain in 2007 and owns a stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Mcdonalds job benefits
The following benefit information is primarily for corporate employees.
Employees receive medical, dental and vision coverage along with life insurance.
Base pay and incentive pay is offered if corporate, regional or division offices meet their annual goals. Top performers can also receive additional incentive pay.
Vacation, holidays – Once you fill out a McDonald’s application online (click to fill out an application online) and are hired by this great company, you will find that they offer paid vacation for corporate, region and division office employees as well as Restaurant Management employees. The amount of vacation time employees have available depends on how long they have worked at McDonald’s. In addition, McDonald’s offers nine paid holidays (less for part-time workers) for eligible employees.
Sabbatical program – Eligible employees can take an eight-week sabbatical for every 10 years of full-time continuous service with the company.
Short Fridays – From mid-May through mid-September, McDonald’s corporate, division and region offices’ work hours begin a half hour early in order to end early (1:00) on Fridays.
Profit Sharing and Savings Plan – Profit Sharing and Savings Plan lets employees save from 1% to 50% of their pay on a tax-deferred basis in the 401(k) feature of the plan. McDonald’s matches employee contributions with $3 for each $1 of the first 1% of pay they contribute, and $1 for each $1 on the next 4% they contribute. For employees who contribute at least 1% to the plan, McDonald’s may make a discretionary profit sharing match of up to 4% of pay to their 401(k) accounts. Employees are always 100% vested in their contributions and the company matches.
Mc$ave – Mc$ave is a special money market fund for McDonald’s employees. Money put into Mc$ave is invested in the Prime Reserve Fund managed by T. Rowe Price.
McDonalds Printable Application
McDonalds Application Online