Interview and application tips for Subway
When you begin your job search process at Subway, you want to be prepared. Whether you are seeking hourly, salary, part or full time, or professional positions; you will likely have opportunities for advancement, so be open to the idea in the future. Subway being a restaurant, you want to make sure that you illustrate a love for food, customer service, and attention to detail. In the food industry, detail is a must! Here are some tips for how you can optimize your Subway application and the interview process. Good luck!
- Make sure you understand that once you receive the email with the application link, you only have 24 hours to complete it or the link resets and you have to request it again.
- Remember that Subway is operated as a franchise, so every restaurant is owned and operated by a different individual. Because of this, you won’t be able to call a generic Subway phone number and ask about your application.
- You will be required to address what position it is that you are applying for, as well as your hours of availability, so know that information beforehand. If you are given the option to apply to more than one position, go ahead while you have the information handy, and while the application is active.
- Completely fill out the application after you start it. Don’t leave parts of the application blank.
- Answer any personal questions in a professional manner with proper English and grammar.
- You may be prompted to upload your resume and/or manually enter the information from it. It is always best to do both so that you ensure the information translates, but also this shows the person reviewing your Subway application that you took the time to complete it in detail.
- If the restaurant or location that you are applying to is local to you, consider making an appearance once you have submitted the application and introducing yourself. Don’t make a nuisance of yourself, but one visit or phone call to follow up is okay.
- Once you fill out your Subway application you will be required to prove that you are eligible to work in the U.S. and that you are over 16 or have a work permit. Make sure that you have this documentation already when you apply in case you get called back quickly.
- Subway is a restaurant environment which means that you should present yourself in a neatly kempt, clean and orderly fashion. If you have long hair, pull it back out of your face.
- Women, don’t wear acrylic fingernails or flashy nail polish, as you will be handling food on the job, and you don’t want to lose a fingernail in someone’s sandwich.
- If you are applying for a corporate or management position, dress to impress. Dress modestly and professionally, without overdoing it. You want to seem ready for the position, but not trying too hard to impress them. You should be able to impress them by being yourself!
- Take some time to learn about Subway as a company, their history and the franchise business. You want to be prepared, and background knowledge of the company will help you as you start out.
- Take with you to your interview, copies of your resume, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and any awards and honors that may be applicable, etc. You shouldn’t flaunt the information, but you should be prepared in the event that they ask you about your qualifications.
- You can follow up on your interview with a thank you note, even if you haven’t received an offer yet. Let your interviewer know that you appreciate them taking the time to look over your qualifications and consider you for the position. Remember, interviewers at companies like Subway are often managers of those locations, so they are taking time out of their busy schedules to interview.
- Stay on track with conversation during the interview. Don’t ask too many questions about benefits, pay, etc. and what you will get out of the job; make sure you spend more time explaining what you will be offering to the job.