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How to apply for a job at Best Buy
Last updated: August 13, 2022
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Best Buy is a leading consumer technology retailer, and a good place for tech and electronics enthusiasts to discover a career. Love computers? Large home appliances interest you? Can't get enough of home entertainment systems? Best Buy could be your work bliss.

Here is an overview of how to navigate the online application and get your Best Buy career on track at one of its 1,400 locations.

Application tips for a job at Best Buy

Visit the Best Buy career web page

To start your job search and browse open job opportunities go to Best Buy’s career page.

Sign up for job news alerts

Stay up-to-date on new job postings and new store openings by signing up for Best Buy’s Talent Community. This is optional, but will give you a leg up in learning about new career openings.

Search for entry-level positions

To find available entry-level jobs, click on the 'Retail' tab at the top of the career page on a desktop, or in the top right menu of the mobile app.

Use filters to narrow the choices (e.g., Location, Job Category, Job Level).

Pick a job with Best Buy to apply for!

Once you’ve used the filters, the jobs that match your criteria will remain. Pick one, and click on it. The job description and requirements will appear. Read the job description carefully to make sure it’s what you’re expecting.

Once you find a position that you're interested in, click on the 'Apply to Job' button.

Steps to completing the Best Buy application online

Set up a Best Buy career account: You’ll be able to sign in and have your information collected automatically through various platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. Or you can set up an account directly through Best Buy with your email and a password.

Once you set up your account you’ll be asked to:

  • Confirm your age of 18 or over
  • Agree to an arbitration policy
  • Upload a resume (if desired)
  • Enter contact information
  • Enter up to five past jobs for work experience
  • Enter skills (these are certified technical skills to qualify for the Geek Squad tech support workers; if you don’t have any, don’t sweat it!)
  • Education (this uses a drop-down for colleges; again, this is to qualify Geek Squad tech support and corporate employees)
  • Depending on the position you’re applying for, you may be asked for the days of the week and the shifts you can work
  • Enter the date you’re available to begin working
  • Enter your expected hourly wage/annual salary (depends on position)

Popular entry-level jobs at Best Buy

Retail positions at Best Buy

Customer Experience Specialist –This is Best Buy’s general sales floor position. It’s a good job for anyone who understands how technology can enhance day-to-day life, and has an overall understanding of what new technology solutions exist to solve customer problems. Best Buy looks for enthusiastic employees with relationship building skills to inspire customers, by training across departments to offer solid solutions.

Inventory/Product Flow Specialist – Works in-store to support Supply Chain by receiving and shipping product to and from stores, stocking product, assisting customers with carry-outs, and online orders.

Home Theater Specialist (LG, Magnolia, Samsung, Sony brands) – Brand specialists are trained and certified by name brand vendors to provide the highest level of knowledge and service to customers.

Appliance Specialist – Trained and certified as subject matter experts in home appliances (refrigerators, ranges/ovens, dishwashers, etc.)

Mobile Specialist (AT&T, Apple, Verizon) – Trained and certified as subject and brand experts in mobile services and devices.

Supply chain positions at Best Buy

Supply chain is a term that refers to the system that moves products from suppliers to stores.

General Warehouse Worker – Warehouse workers move merchandise: from inbound truck to warehouse stock; from warehouse stock into smaller stock for shipment to stores; and onto outbound trucks.

Asset Protection and Inventory Control Officer – These two positions are similar, and responsible for the physical security process at the security desk and gate house at the warehouse. These employees control access for all team members, visitors, contractors, and carriers, and conduct closed circuit surveillance of the area.

Forklift Operator – Operates heavy machinery to process and move products to and from the loading dock. Must have OSHA-certified forklift training (not provided by Best Buy).

Warehouse Clerical Aide – The clerical aide records and validates data, and reports audits on areas of distribution: receiving, order processing, shipping, and inventory control. This role executes escalations and acts as go-between among retail, distribution, and services.

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