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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm 15 right now, going to be 16 soon and I work at McDonald's and I want to work at best buy. Well I applied at the beginning of the month and everything went fine until I got to the pre employment questions. I answered them truthfully and inevitably failed. Well I applied tonight again and did my research prior so I bs'd my way through the questions only using stronglys and I freaking failed. Again. I am so frustrated and need someone to help me out so do any of you guys have any advice? I need to get this job ASAP so I can put my two weeks in.

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But yeah, it sounds like an age thing.


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My local Best Buys require you to be 18, not sure about yours, but mine do.


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I'm 15 right now, going to be 16 soon and I work at McDonald's and I want to work at best buy. Well I applied at the beginning of the month and everything went fine until I got to the pre employment questions. I answered them truthfully and inevitably failed. Well I applied tonight again and did my research prior so I bs'd my way through the questions only using stronglys and I freaking failed. Again. I am so frustrated and need someone to help me out so do any of you guys have any advice? I need to get this job ASAP so I can put my two weeks in.

they won't wanna hire someone as young as you

 

thats mainly why you aren't getting the job


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1. Don't BS through job applications.

2. They're not likely going to hire you if you're under 18.

 

Imo just keep at the job you're doing now until you're old enough for a real job.


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My local Best Buys require you to be 18, not sure about yours, but mine do.

pretty much this


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I've never seen anybody that young working at best buy. They probably understand that you will be going back to school in a few weeks or they don't need your help. I doubt it is that you're answering the questions wrong. They see that you're young and that you can't work full time. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got referred by a manager. I told him I was 15 and was into building computers and he said go ahead and apply. Also, the test is automatically graded by a computer and if you don't answer it exactly right then it'll fail you.

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@spwath he has sent in an application to them and has been called back but not sure if he has the job or not yet


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I got referred by a manager. I told him I was 15 and was into building computers and he said go ahead and apply.

Doesn't mean anything. I know that if I went to best buy, I sure as hell wouldn't want some 15 year old helping me. Best buy doesn't really specialize in computers anyway. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I didn't want to start a holy war or anything so if someone could actually help me and give me other tips for the questions it would be appreciated. If I get called I don't, but if I do great. I just want to pass this test.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I didn't want to start a holy war or anything so if someone could actually help me and give me other tips for the questions it would be appreciated. If I get called I don't, but if I do great. I just want to pass this test.

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BestBuy will almost never hire younger than 18. Also don't bother applying for a technical job unless you have Certs or prior experience, they won't hire you. You almost always have to work the floor for at least a year to get any other position.

 

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From my cousin and his friends that work at best buy I have heard the only way to pass that test is to know someone who took it or get lucky. My cousins spent something like 3 hours just remembering the answers. Even if you did pass I'm sure they wouldn't hire you most companies would not wanna deal with someone under 18 it's just a hassle

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