Meta: Several opportunities exist in grocery stores if you’re looking for work. Read about how to find a job by learning the King Soopers application process.
Whether you’re looking for a summer job or a career path, working in the retail industry offers many opportunities. A grocery store, such as King Soopers, has positions for young people to get their first jobs or seasoned professionals to work in management or at the corporate level.
If you have an interest in working in a retail environment, this information can take you through the King Soopers application process.
Who is King Soopers?
King Soopers is a subsidiary of the Kroger Company, whose headquarters is in Cincinnati, Ohio. They own several grocery chains across the United States, Including:
- King Soopers
- Fred Meyer
- Food 4 Less
- Quality Food Centers
King Soopers is a Colorado grocery store chain that has branches in Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
To start looking for a job with the company, you would need to go to the Kroger website. On their jobs page, you can put in the name of the chain that you want to work for and which city or state that you want to work. So, if you lived in the Denver area, you would input King Soopers as a keyword and Denver as the location, then click “Search Jobs.”
You can also search by location, so using Denver, click the search jobs button and it will pull up all Kroger openings in the Denver area. On the right side of the results page, it will show at which store the job is available.
Along with King Soopers, Denver also has Fred Meyer Jewelers, Mountain View Foods, The Little Clinic, and a corporate office that are owned by Kroger. So, if you want a job at King Soopers, use their name in the keyword box before selecting search jobs.
Types of Positions
Since King Soopers is a full-service retail grocery store, they are going to have a wide variety of job openings available at any one time. They range from part-time grocery or stocking positions to full-time cashiers or full-time Pharmacists.
Since they have different departments within the store, you can apply to work as a cake decorator, a drug clerk, or as a manager in the store. The specific job requirements will be listed when you view the job descriptions.
You can specify what type of job you’re searching for or, at the top right of the main page, click on “Careers.” A drop-down box provides a list of career areas within Kroger that you can use to search for positions for which you have qualifications.
The list includes:
- National Hiring Events
- Corporate Jobs
- Technology Jobs
- Logistics and Distribution Jobs
- Manufacturing Jobs
- eCommerce and ClickList Jobs
- Hourly Jobs
- Pharmacy Jobs
- Store Management Jobs
When you click on one of the careers, for instance, technology jobs, it will list any current openings within the category. However, it will list jobs anywhere in the US that are available. If you only want a job at King Soopers, you can filter the results by inputting information into the boxes above the results.
For instance, if you want a store management job in Denver, select “Store Management Jobs,” type “Denver” in the location box and click “Filter” or press enter on your device. Then, you should get a list of openings in the Denver area. You can use any of the four boxes to filter the results page to find an position for which to apply.
When the results page comes up after clicking search jobs, it will tell you how many jobs were found and list their titles, locations as well as the city and state, Facility, which is the address of the store, and the Department. The department gives the store number and name.
You can either search the resulting list or attempt to narrow it down by using a zip code in the location box or putting a title in the keyword box. You can also narrow down the results by putting how many miles within the zip code that you want to search for job openings. You can search within a two, five, 10, 30 and 50 miles radius of the zip code.
Once you’ve found a position in which you have an interest, click the link. It will redirect you to the job’s webpage that provides a job description, what skills are necessary for it, the benefits the company offers, whether the position is full or part-time, and the shift you can expect to work. It also lists any education or certifications necessary for the job.
If you still have an interest in the position, then you can click “Apply Now” at the top right-hand side of the job description. It will then redirect you to a page to sign in or create an account. To create an account, click the link and provide your name, email address, and create a password.
How to Apply
The application process for Kroger stores has three steps:
- Search for jobs and apply when you find the ones you want.
- Create and update a candidate profile.
- Complete an application and submit it.
When you create a candidate profile, you should submit a resume and a cover letter. You can also send other documents, such as letters of recommendation or references.
How to Create a Cover Letter
Many people do not submit a cover letter because they don’t think it is important. However, cover letters provide introductions from potential employees and allow them to explain why they would be the right choice for the jobs for which they’re applying.
A cover letter should not repeat the resume. Instead, you could use it to expand on some of its points or explain the skills and experience you bring to the table. If working at King Soopers is your first job, include why in the text.
Basic Format for Cover Letters
Cover letters have five elements:
- Opening statement
- Closing statement
Ideally, when sending a cover letter, the greeting should include the name of the person to whom you’re writing. However, if it is a generic cover letter, such as the one you may upload to King Soopers, address it to the store manager, the district manager, or the head of the department where you’re applying for a job.
With a little research, which may include a phone call or two, you can find out the hiring manager’s name.
The opening paragraph should tell the hiring manager what skills you can bring to the job. However, use language that displays your personality. Also, reread the job description and use some of the keywords in the opening and throughout the cover letter.
Feature any work experience or achievements that relate to the job to which you’re applying. Present yourself as a solution to any problem the company may have in the position in which you want to work.
Draw attention to the skills that you can bring to the job and any certifications that are relevant to the type of work you’ll be doing. For instance, if you’re applying for a job as a pharmacy tech, make sure to mention the certification that qualifies you for the position. A truck driver applicant could highlight their accreditation in HAZMAT or other relevant areas.
Include a brief synopsis of your relevant skills and experience in the closing paragraph. Also, include your current contact information and make sure it matches the same information that’s on your resume.
After you’ve written the cover letter, do a spelling and grammar check to catch any mistakes that you’ve might have made. Correct them, then reread it. When you’re satisfied with it, you can upload it to the company.
Filling Out the Application
The application includes a total of eight sections that you should fill out. The first one is where you would upload a resume, cover letter, and any other pertinent documents. The next one is your profile information, which is your name, address, and phone number.
Expand each section and fill out the information that it asks for as completely as you can. Even though the last two sections are labeled as optional, go ahead and fill them out if they are applicable. After completing each section, click “Save” at the bottom right corner.
Create Job Alerts
Once the application is complete, you can select “Options” at the top right of the page. It lets you set up job alerts so that you will receive notifications about new openings in your field or stores near you. Include a keyword for the type of job that you want, the location and how far you’re willing to go for work.
You don’t need to wait around for a phone call from the company for an interview. Instead, be proactive by calling the department or store to which you’ve applied and ask to speak to the hiring manager, which should be the person to whom you sent the cover letter.
By following up on your application, you’re showing a genuine interest in their company, and most hiring managers will consider that when choosing candidates for the jobs they need to fill.