Publix Super Markets’ career site has gotten major boosts from followers. Just 5 months after its launch, the Facebook page dedicated to career focused issues has succeeded in getting 5,000-plus “likes.” The career-based page facebook.com/publixcareers gives career tips, job openings information, employee profiles, information on the chain happenings such as store openings, chats with recruiters of the chain, and more.
The career-based page also offers an opportunity for prospective employees to give career insights that are shared by answering what is called the “Question of Day.” Here’s one of the questions recently featured “Think of your best boss ever. What did he or she do that brought out the best in you?”
A recent Facebook chat by one of the chain’s pharmacy recruiters “Sherri” was was all about getting employment with a Publix pharmacy. Publix has 870 pharmacies around the states. The Publix recruiters’ chats have attracted many, especially because of the Q&A style that is a favorite for those who want answers immediately and have follow up questions.
Every Tuesday, the retailer posts a “Career Tip.” One of the tips advised, “Make sure your cover letter talks about the value YOU can offer Publix, rather than the value the job can offer you.” This was in a tip question that read “Having trouble getting the attention of hiring managers?”
Publix’s Facebook career-focused page was launched on 1st August and has the first names, biographies and photos of all 12 Publix corporate recruiters.
Established in 1930, Publix is an employee-owned chain of supermarkets with 1,058 store locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama, with over 140,000 employees. The chain also has manufacturing facilities that make their brand products, grocery distribution centers and cooking schools under the name Apron’s.