Hello. I was contacting you because I wanted to know if you are in human resources at Costco. I am attending a university and I am thinking of pursing a career into human resources. I am thinking that if I do go into human resources, I would like to pursue a career at Costco. Any pointers or any advice? I need all the information I can get because I still have not made up my mind.
Ummm, no. I don’t work for Costco and even if I did I wouldn’t tell you. I actually let my Costco membership expire as well.
But, here is some general advice. If you want a career at Costco, go get a job there. You’re in school–students are an ideal hiring population for a retail establishment. Go be a cashier or a shelf stocker or one of those people who stands at the exit and marks receipts. Anything.
There’s absolutely no reason you couldn’t get a job doing that. Then, finish your degree. By that time you’ll know a lot more about the business and be a much more attractive candidate for Costco HR. I don’t know if they have local HR in their stores or if store manager handle most employee issues with a zone or district HR person. But after working as a cashier for a year or so, you will.
Work hard and the store manager will be recommending you for the HR job. Slack off and come in late because it’s just a retail job and you’ll go nowhere fast.