Applying to a specific job

  1. Create a profile with your contact information to enter our database. Then apply for the job you seek.
  2. A resume is required for leadership, sales, skilled trades, and other nonoperational roles. It is not required for warehouse, driver, or retail associate applications.
  3. Your application will include general questions about your interest in the position and job-specific details that will help us evaluate your qualifications. Tip: Show your attention to detail by completing the application in full. Failure to fill out the application could delay review of your application and cause you to miss out on an opportunity!
  4. You should receive a confirmation email once you have applied. Tip: If you do not receive one within an hour, check your spam folder and update your settings. Some email domains (e.g. Yahoo email) may filter our emails.
  5. You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your dashboard

What's Next?

Here is what you can expect once you have applied for a position at Gordon Food Service.

Phone Screens

Our recruiting team reviews applications and selects candidates for an initial phone screen.

Be on the lookout for an email or phone call for a phone-screen invitation. Depending on the volume of applications, an invitation may come within a day or up to 2 weeks. Those applying early get our attention first.

We’ll offer you a selection of time slots for the phone screen, which takes about 30 minutes. Choose the first one that accommodates your schedule.

Phone screens allow you to learn about the job and discuss your work background. Tip: In describing your work experience, we suggest you consider S-A-R:

  • Situation: What was the issue?
  • Action: What did you do?
  • Result: What was the outcome?

You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your dashboard.

Manager Interviews

Top candidates from our phone screen process will be asked interview with our hiring team.

Interviews most often take place in person at our location.

The number of interviews and the time to fill the role vary by position.

Tip: You will definitely be asked to share examples of past experiences in an S-A-R format:

  • Situation - What was the issue?
  • Action - What did you do?
  • Result - What was the outcome?

You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your dashboard.

Offer Process

If you are the selected candidate, you will receive a verbal offer from the hiring manager, followed by a formal offer letter via email.

You should receive an email if you are no longer being considered for the position.

You can also check the status of your application at any time by logging into your dashboard.

Pre-Employment Testing

Each job requires some level of pre-employment testing. Job offers are conditional upon the passing of these requirements. Pre-employment job checks include:

  • Criminal background check: all positions
  • Drug testing (hair follicle): most positions
  • Motor vehicle report: position-specific
  • Department of Transportation: driving positions

General Application & Interviewing Tips

  • Proofread before you hit submit

    Always check your resume for spelling and punctuation. In addition, check your file before uploading to make sure the file you are attaching is your updated resume and not another file from your personal documents/downloads.  We want to evaluate your experiences!

  • Phone interview tips

    If you are interviewing by phone, secure a time and space where you can focus on the conversation. This will limit distractions for you and for the interviewer. It’s also helpful to jot down your thoughts in writing, especially if you get nervous in interview situations.

  • be specific about your accomplishments

    In your resume and during your interview, provide specific examples and quantifiable results about your work style and achievements. These help the interviewer better evaluate whether you’re right for the job … and if the job is right for you. Avoid general terms like “dedicated,” “loyal,” and “dependable,” and instead share examples of dedication and dependability -- they will be more memorable and help you stand out to the recruiter.

  • What to include in your Resume

    Summarize your work experience in a resume or other reference document that includes dates and positions held. It can be hard to remember those dates without notes. Also list education, training, skills, and certifications, if they are relevant to the target job. The job posting can be helpful in connecting your background to the requirements.

  • Your Email Address Matters

    If your personal email address is not professional (e.g., “keggerboy01”), create a new one for your job search with the many free email providers out there. Any combination of your first and last name is generally a good idea.

Proofread before you hit submit

Always check your resume for spelling and punctuation. In addition, check your file before uploading to make sure the file you are attaching is your updated resume and not another file from your personal documents/downloads.  We want to evaluate your experiences!

Phone interview tips

If you are interviewing by phone, secure a time and space where you can focus on the conversation. This will limit distractions for you and for the interviewer. It’s also helpful to jot down your thoughts in writing, especially if you get nervous in interview situations.

be specific about your accomplishments

In your resume and during your interview, provide specific examples and quantifiable results about your work style and achievements. These help the interviewer better evaluate whether you’re right for the job … and if the job is right for you. Avoid general terms like “dedicated,” “loyal,” and “dependable,” and instead share examples of dedication and dependability -- they will be more memorable and help you stand out to the recruiter.

What to include in your Resume

Summarize your work experience in a resume or other reference document that includes dates and positions held. It can be hard to remember those dates without notes. Also list education, training, skills, and certifications, if they are relevant to the target job. The job posting can be helpful in connecting your background to the requirements.

Your Email Address Matters

If your personal email address is not professional (e.g., “keggerboy01”), create a new one for your job search with the many free email providers out there. Any combination of your first and last name is generally a good idea.

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