Did you know we have associates who design Publix-brand product labels, choose what items we place on our shelves, make sure product gets to our stores, and interact with our customers online and on the phone? Actually, there are more than 14,000 different positions here at Publix. Which one would be perfect for you?
Determining your interests can be the hardest part of traveling down your career path. Where should you start? How do you know if you’d like performing a certain task? Here are a few tips.
Think about what you like to do. If you’re struggling, ask yourself, “Who would I like to job shadow for a day and why?” Or, “If I had to go back to school tomorrow, what would I want to study?” Self-knowledge takes time and doesn’t happen overnight, so periodically check to see if your answers change.
Know your greatest talents. Ask your manager and co-workers what they think your strengths are and why. Do you agree? You’ll want to be able to speak with confidence about what you can offer to the position if granted an interview.
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you might find your passion hiding there. If there’s a job or department you find interesting, reach out to associates in that area and find out what qualifications and experience you need to be qualified for the job you want to land.
Use Publix Careers Job Match to find jobs that might be perfect for you. This tool — available at www.publix.com/jobmatch — gives you access to a wide variety of job recommendations in retail and support. Here’s how it works. You’ll answer a series of questions, and then you’ll be matched to jobs based on what you look for in a work environment, your education and skills, your experience with things like software and presentations, and your work experience. A list of possible positions with suggested match rates will give you an idea of jobs that might be a good fit for you.
Take a minute to think about your job matches. Do your strengths and interests line up with your results? View the job profiles and required qualifications. You can also learn how to apply if you know you’re a good fit.
Once you know what you’re looking for and the opportunities available, you can prepare yourself for a future of growth with Publix. Think big, and reach for those career goals!