Taco Bell Job Application Guide
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Taco Bell is one of the largest fast food chains in the United States, specializing in Tex-Mex foods like nachos, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. There are currently more than 6,400 Taco Bell locations, most of which are franchises.
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Keep reading for tips on filling out your Taco Bell application.
Not all Taco Bell locations are equipped to receive online applications. In those cases, you will need to go into the restaurant you wish to work at and fill out a paper application.
The Taco Bell online job application is very simple, and should take you no more than 30 minutes to complete if you've taken the time to prepare your work history and personal information beforehand.
When you start out the application, you will be asked to input your location and select the position that you would like to apply for. You will then be presented with a list of Taco Bell locations in your area that you may choose to apply at. You can apply to up to four locations at a time, which is a great feature, and something that you should take advantage of.
Before you can start the application, you need to create an account on Taco Bell's hiring website. This only takes a couple minutes, and you will need to provide your name, address, phone number, email address (if you have one) and social security number.
Once you create an account, you will have an opportunity to upload or paste your resume. If you have one available, you should definitely take advantage of this feature. Standing out on a standard job application is difficult, so providing your resume is a great way to communicate your strengths and specific ways that you have made a difference in your previous jobs.
The remainder of the application is pretty standard. You will have to select your availability, desired rate of pay, work history, and education. You will also be required to provide two references. Though professional references are recommended, personal ones are also fine if you don't yet have any work experience.
After you finish the core of the application, you will have to take an assessment. The assessment is a series of questions designed to help Taco Bell learn more about how you would respond in certain situations, so they can determine if you would make a good fit for their team.
To give you an idea of what to expect from the assessment, here are a few sample questions:
"I am good at figuring out what needs to be done next and starting it."
"Sometimes it is hard for me to understand what others want me to do."
"Several customers are waiting for service. Some are becoming angry. You and the other employees are not keeping up with the work. You can see more customers heading your way. What would you do?"
This is a multiple choice assessment, so you will just need to select which answer most accurately reflects how you feel and what you would do. With that said, don't be wishy-washy on the assessment. Strongly disagreeing or strongly agreeing with a statement is generally more beneficial than being neutral. Taco Bell wants to hire people who know exactly what they'd do, not people who are wishy washy and could go either way.
Unfortunately, Taco Bell does not provide applicants with automatic updates at this time. If you want to find out where you stand, your best bet is to call the hiring manager at the store you've applied to work at.
Taco Bell is an equal opportunity employer. They do not consider age, genders, ethnicity, or disability while making their hiring decisions.
Jobs available at Taco Bell
Taco Bell is always hiring shift leaders, team members, assistant managers, and restaurant general managers. Search jobs
There are also many opportunities available at Taco Bell's corporate headquarters as well. If you want to keep an eye on the corporate job openings as they arise, the best way to do so is by regularly checking Taco Bell's hiring website.
Types of people Taco Bell wants to hire
Taco Bell wants to hire dedicated, punctual, friendly, and hardworking people to join their team. During the application and interview process, you should do your best to emphasize your ability to work well with others, and any customer service experience that you might have.
You must be at least 16 years old to work at Taco Bell, though the age requirements vary from position to position.
Taco Bell is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, which also owns KFC and Pizza Hut. Yum! Brands is run by David C. Novak (Chairman and CEO) and Samuel Su (Vice Chairman).
Greg Creed is the President and CEO of Taco Bell.
Taco Bell had an estimated $1.9 billion in revenue in 2009.
Taco Bell was founded by Glen Bell, who got his first experience with restaurant ownership when he opened a hot dog stand in San Bernandino in 1946. When he sold his hot dog stand, he decided to open another one that sold tacos instead. He later went on to found a taco restaurant called El Taco, before selling it to his business partner and opening the first Taco Bell in 1962.
Taco Bell grew extremely rapidly, and within five years there were more than 100 Taco Bell locations by 1967. In 1970 the company had 325 restaurants and went public. In 1978 the company was purchased by Pepsi, who continued their ownership until they eventually sold it to Yum! Brands.