GameStop Job Application Guide
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$9 billion (2009)
J. Paul Raines
GameStop is a chain of stores that specialize in the sale of video games, hardware, and software. There are more than 6,700 GameStop stores in the world, and the company employs more than 17,000 people.
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The GameStop job application is extremely applicant-friendly. If you already have a resume prepared, it should take you less than 15 minutes to complete. If you don't have a resume, that's ok too -- you can enter all of the information manually.
One of the great things about the GameStop application is that once you create your profile, you can apply for more jobs at their company with the click of a button. This is a very welcome feature, and it's rare that an employer will let you do that.
To start the application, you will need to provide some basic contact information like your name, address, phone number, and email address. From there, you will need to select your scheduling preferences, education, and cover letter (don't forget to tailor it specifically for the position to which you're applying).
At this point, you will be presented with a brief questionnaire that asks questions about your knowledge of games, consoles, portable devices, and computer skills. Though it can be tempting to breeze through these questions, you should take some time to answer them thoughtfully and carefully. Demonstrating a passion and deep understanding of the gaming world can greatly increase your chances of getting the job.
If you chose not to upload a resume, you will have the opportunity to enter your work history. For each position you've held, you will need to provide your title, employer, dates of employment (make sure they're 100% accurate), and a description of the responsibilities you held.
After you enter in your work experience, your application is complete. Go ahead and submit it, and apply for more positions if you like.
GameStop does not provide automatic application updates at this time. If you have submitted an application and would like to find out where you stand, you will need to contact the hiring manager at the store you've applied to.
GameStop is an equal opportunity employer.
Jobs available at GameStop
In its stores, GameStop is always looking for Game Advisors and Managers. There are also many positions available at their corporate headquarters. Check back frequently to learn about new job openings as they're announced. Search jobs
Types of people GameStop wants to hire
GameStop wants to hire hardworking, dedicated, and friendly people who have a passion for gaming. That last part is incredibly important -- GameStop employees need to be able to make gaming recommendations to customers on a very regular basis.
Customer service and sales skills are also very valuable when it comes to getting a job at GameStop. If you have any experience in those areas, make sure that you emphasize that on your resume or cover letter.
You must be at least 16 years old to work at GameStop.
J. Paul Raines is the CEO of GameStop. Daniel DeMatteo is the Executive chairman, and R. Richard Fontaine is the International Chairman.
GameStop is a publicly traded company (NYSE: GME). In 2009 they reported $9 billion in revenue, $637 million in operating income, $377 million in net income, $4.9 billion in total assets, and $2.7 billion in total equity.
Before there was GameStop there was Babbage's, a game and software retailer that first opened in 1984. Babbage's was a successful retailer, and they eventually merged with other chains including Software Etc and EB Games.
Today, there are more than 6,700 GameStop stores in the world. Outside of the United States, there are stores in Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, Australia, Denmark Finland, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, New Zealand, and Austria.