Kay Jewelers is a chain of jewelry stores and a division of Sterling Jewelers. If you’re interested in jobs in this industry you can always find many different job opportunities. To find out how to apply for Kay Jewelers online, follow the link at the bottom of the page to submit your Kay Jewelers application.
The company was founded by brothers Sol and Edmund Kaufmann back in 1916 in Reading, Pennsylvania. It has grown exponentially since the first store, and now has over 900 different retail locations across the United States. The original stores offered a more diverse selection of products, but over the years the company has come to specialize in high quality jewelry.
As a division of Sterling Jewelers, the company is owned and operated by Signet Jewelers. With all of these companies together and the many different brands that they operate, they have become the largest retailer in the world that specializes in jewelry. The company has also recently acquired the Zale Corporation, expanding the business even further.
The jewelry offered by Kay Jewelers can be used for a variety of different occasions. They have a specialist service to help you to pick out the exact right engagement or wedding ring, including an option to design your own to create a truly unique piece just for you and your partner.
Kay Jewelers Careers
In the various retail locations there are a number of different Kay Jewelers jobs for both entry-level and managerial positions. The most common careers available in this part of the industry are Sales Team Members, Assistant Managers and Store Managers. For Sales Team Member positions only minimal experience will be required.
For corporate jobs you will need to submit a direct application through either Sterling Jewelers or Signet Jewelers and apply online via their website. They are accepting applications to departments including Accounting, Administration, Advertising, IT, Human Resources, Legal and Marketing amongst others. You will generally need a college degree to apply for one of these career paths.
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How old do you have to be to work at Kay Jewelers? You must be at least 18 years old or over to apply for jobs at Kay Jewelers.
The benefits to Kay Jewelers careers will vary depending upon your position, but many Associates may be entitled to a health care package including medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) retirement plans as well as the additional perks of paid time off, further training and career development opportunities.
The stores are usually open from 10am until 9pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm until 5pm on Sundays.
Job Descriptions & Salaries
Sales Team Members – As a Sales Team Member your main responsibilities will be towards the customers. You will assist them by helping with their enquiries and carry out cashiering duties. You will also be expected to help maintain the appearance of the store. This role is usually paid at a rate of $11/hour.
Assistant Manager – As an Assistant Manager you will be working closely with the Store Manager to assist them in their duties and to be able to take over when they are not there. Other duties will include ensuring that sales targets are met and helping with opening and closing procedures. The hourly rate for this role is between $14-15.
Store Manager – The job description for a Store Manager requires you to have oversight over all of the operations of the store. You will be responsible for hiring and training as well as managing the existing staff. Managers will also need to handle a range of administrative duties. The salary is around $47k/year.
District Manager – District Managers will need to be able to monitor the performance of a group of stores in a particular area. You will need to be able to ensure that all the stores in your area are performing at the expected level and handle any issues that arise. The salary for this role is usually around $70k/year.
Kay Jewelers Interview Questions
After you’ve submitted your Kay Jewelers application, prepare for the interview by practicing some common questions.
Sell me this necklace. You might be put on the spot like this even if they are aware that you do not have sales experience to see how you cope when put into unfamiliar situations and to see how you perform under pressure.
How do you cope in a busy work environment? Working in a busy store you may sometimes need to handle more than one customer at a time and keep all of them happy. If you have previous employment experience in a similar situation then describe it here.
How would you handle a dissatisfied customer? Unfortunately not all customers will stay happy all of the time, so you will need to be able to demonstrate that you can remain calm under pressure.
What is the most important part of customer service? Paying close attention to each customer and their specific needs is a very important part of Kay Jewelers jobs and so you will need to prepare an enthusiastic answer to this question.
What is your biggest weakness? It can be hard to find an answer to this question as you don’t want to point out your flaws but you can get around it by following up your weakness with how you are working to improve it.
Advice For Application Process
By searching for Kay Jewelers jobs online or using the link below you can see the various jobs available for all brands managed by the parent companies. When you submit a Kay Jewelers job application online it is a simple process to fill in their online application form and upload your resume.
Alternatively you can apply for jobs by going down to your local store in person with your resume and request a free application form from the manager. There isn’t currently an option to download a printable application for Kay Jewelers. Remember to give off a good impression to the manager when you go, as you want them to remember you.
Depending on the position you apply for you may be asked to one or more face-to-face interviews. You may also be required to have a brief initial phone interview to begin with. Be prepared for both types of interviews by doing research on the company and the job position that you’re applying for.
When you get to the interview it is important to be well presented. A full business suit probably won’t be necessary for entry-level positions but aim for business-casual. Always remember to smile and maintain a positive attitude when talking to your interviewer. It may sometimes be necessary to follow up after your interview to check the status of your application.
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