Do you love watching, playing and talking about sports? Are you looking for a job that allows you to interact with customers that have the same interests? If so, consider applying for a job at Dick’s Sporting Goods. To the land the job, you will need to create a resume that stands out and nail your in-person interview.

Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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Employers receive hundreds of applications for every job posting; this is especially true at Dick’s Sporting Goods. That means they are looking through their fair share of resumes. After a while, they all blend together. To get noticed, create a resume that stands out. We have seven tips to help you do just that.

Update Your Resume Per Job

Incorporate Industry Keywords

List Your Skills

Try Telling a Story

Add a Cover Letter

Don’t Forget to Proofread

How to Ace an Interview

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Okay, so your resume got you an interview. Now what? The interview gives you a chance to sell yourself to the organization. To do that, follow our tips on how to ace your interview.

Do Your Research

Use Those Connections

Practice Your Elevator Speech

Dress the Part

Bring Copies

Be the Best Version of You

Follow Up Afterward

Dick’s Sporting Goods Interview Questions


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As we mentioned above, preparing for the interview is half the battle. Below are some of the most common questions asked in an interview at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Tell Us about Yourself

This question is always asked at interviews, not just at Dick’s Sporting Goods. You should speak to your education, previous work experience and hobbies. Keep this answer short and to the point; the interviewer will ask you follow-up questions if they want more information.

What Do You Know about Dick’s Sporting Goods?

This question allows you to show your interviewer the research you did to prepare for the interview. You can talk about the number of stores the company has (that number is around 500), their mission to be the number one sports and fitness specialty Omni-retailer for all athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, and even information you know about their rewards program. Any information you know about Dick’s Sporting Goods should be shared here.

Why Do You Want to Work at Dick’s Sporting Goods?

While everyone will have their own answer to this question, the most common answers are that the interviewee loves sports and working with people.

What Are Your Strengths?

This is another interview classic. You should speak to skills that will be part of your job at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Being a quick learner and having great people skills are always safe answers.

What Are Your Weaknesses?

If you get asked about your strengths, it is almost certain you will then be asked about your weaknesses. You can talk about how much time you put into work, how you much of a perfectionist you are, or even how you work so hard you forget to take breaks. Be mindful that you are not answering this question with your actual weaknesses like always being tardy or not getting along with others.

How Would You Deal with an Upset Customer

This question gives you the chance to explain how well you will work with customers of Dick’s Sporting Goods. The right answer to this question is that you would find out what the customer is mad about and try to offer a solution. An example would be if they have a defective item, you can offer to replace it and explain the generous return policy Dick’s Sporting Goods has.

Why Should I Hire You?

This is your chance to sell yourself. Before the interview, ask yourself why you should work at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Are you punctual? A quick learner? A hard worker? All are valid reasons Dick’s Sporting Goods would be lucky to have you as an employee.

Conclusion

While there is always some luck involved when applying for jobs, there are things you can do to help tip the odds in your favor. Putting together a good resume and planning well for your interview can help you land the job you are after at Dick’s Sporting Goods.