Lowe’s is the second largest home improvement store in the United States, according to their website in May 2011. Started in 1946, Lowe’s now has more than 1,700 retail locations across North America. Working for a large chain retailer has its benefits, especially in the area of retail management. There are a few different ways a person can attain a management position at Lowe’s, all of which require several years of previous retail experience.
Visit Lowe’s corporate website and search for management positions that are currently available at their stores nationwide. Scroll down to the bottom of the website and click on “Careers” underneath “Company Info." Under “Job Search,” click on “Store Management” and then select the state and city that you’d like to search. Click “Search when you’re done” and read through the results. You can then upload your resume to the website and apply for a position. Most retail management positions require previous experience as a manager or assistant manager at national retailer, so keep this in mind when applying.
Visit the Lowe’s store location nearest you and ask to speak with a store or department manager. Explain your previous retail experience and ask her if she knows of any management-level positions that are currently open at the store and, if so, how you can apply. If there are no positions currently open, ask if you can leave your resume with her to be kept on file for future reference. Knowing that you’re interested in a job at Lowe’s and having your resume on file may lead the store’s manager to call you the next time there’s an opening.
Apply for an entry-level job, such as a part-time or full-time sales associate, at a Lowe’s store location near you. This is a good option if you have little or no previous retail experience. If your ultimate goal in life is to become a manager at Lowe’s, you can then work your way up from a full-time sales associate to a department manager and ultimately to the manager of your own store. Starting out as a sales associate will help you gain experience and aid you in learning the ins and outs of how the company operates. When promotions become available, you can then apply for them until you reach your goal.
Keep your resume updated at all times to ensure it accurately reflects your work history, achievements and job skills.