Bright Futures

You're looking for a bright future, we're interested in you being part of it. Your journey with us begins here - on our Careers site where you can use our simple Job Search to find the right opportunity for you now or register for job alerts to be notified of future opportunities when they arise. In the meantime, browse our Careers site to find out what it's really like to be part of a company where you'll have the freedom to achieve your goals in an environment that cares about your career development.

How to Apply

Please reference the quick start guides to learn how to apply to Follett. These guides provide simple, easy steps for applying to retail and non-retail jobs.

Job Fairs & Events

Follett regularly holds seasonal hiring events to find talented new (or future) team members for temporary opportunities. See the schedule for events in your area. None taking place in your area? Check back often for the latest event information. We look forward to meeting you!

After you Apply

There are often dozens of applications for each position, so our recruiter's first review the applications ranked highest by the system based on the responses to the pre-screening questions.

It typically will take up to one to two weeks for the recruiters to select candidates who best match the open position's requirements. If you're selected, you'll be contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview. If your background is a match to an open role, an in-person and/or video interview is scheduled with the hiring team.

If your background is not a match to any open role, we'll invite you to join our talent community to explore future opportunities; as well as invite you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter page.

As a token of our appreciation for visiting with us, Follett provides a "Follett Care Package" which contains resources, tools and job tips. We want to ensure that anyone who visits with us has a good experience with Follett so we encourage the use of the Follett Care Package and ask that everyone share their positive experience with Follett on Glassdoor.

Tips for the Interview Day

There are several things you can do to prepare for an interview, such as bringing a resume and arriving a few minutes early. But if you want to nail your interview, then study these tips on how to make a good impression.

Prepare for the interview.

  • Find out as much as you can about Follett, the location where you want to work, and the duties of jobs you've applied for by researching our website and if possible, talking with people who work at Follett.
  • Read your resume closely to think about your strengths and accomplishments.
  • Write a short opening statement on how you can help Follett deliver premier customer service. Practice it until you feel comfortable saying it without having to read it.
  • Prepare work samples to share with the hiring manager or descriptions of awards you've received.
  • Prepare answers to questions often asked at interviews. Here are links to web articles to help you:
  • Write questions you want to ask the hiring manager at the interview about the company, position, and work environment, work schedule or benefits. If you're interviewing for an hourly position, feel free to ask about the pay rate. If you're interviewing for a salaried position, wait until later to discuss the pay rate.

Make a good impression

  • Dress for success. Wear clothes appropriate to the position.
  • Take your resume and work samples to the interview.
  • Arrive 10 minutes early. Being late may automatically disqualify you from further consideration.
  • Turn off your cell phone as soon as you arrive.
  • Make good eye contact with each person you meet, especially the hiring manager.
  • Thank the hiring manager for the opportunity to interview.
  • Share your opening statement at the appropriate time.
  • Express enthusiasm and stay positive. Never criticize other individuals or other companies.
  • Be aware of your tone of voice and your posture. They give clues about how you feel about yourself and about the hiring manager.
  • Listen carefully to make sure you hear the hiring manager's questions correctly.
  • Speak clearly and concisely. Don't rush your answers.
  • Don't assume you are the best candidate since you don't know who the others are. Just be yourself and give it your best effort.
  • When the hiring manager has finished asking his or her questions, ask if there is time for you to address the questions you have. If there is time, then proceed.
  • End by thanking the hiring manager for taking time to meet, and then ask when a decision will be made and how you will be notified.
  • Follow up the interview with a written thank you note. Restate your interest in the position and why you believe you are a strong candidate who will add value to the company.

Evaluate the opportunity.

After the interview, think about what the hiring manager said and what answers he or she gave to your questions to evaluate if the position is the right fit for you. If you receive a job offer, it will be contingent on whether you can successfully complete a Criminal Background Check and a Drug Screen, and whether you meet other hire eligibility criteria.

Other resources to consider

Hiring Process

Interview Process

  • A Follett representative will contact the most qualified candidates and invite them to an interview. Your interview may be over the phone, video, or in person.
  • We use behavioral-based and technical interviews to get to know you. What makes you passionate? What have you accomplished so far? We believe in two-way dialogue, so prepare to ask us questions as well!
  • Consider using our other social media channels to do more research and prepare for your interview.
  • After your interview, we'll contact you with the results. Follow-up timing can vary on the position. For temporary opportunities, timing can be a day or two; with corporate opportunities the timeframe can range from one to two weeks.

Getting the Job Offer and Joining Follett

  • If selected for a position, a Follett representative will contact you to discuss the terms of your offer and start date. We will also provide documentation containing complete job offer details.
  • Note: We will contact candidates that we interviewed, but did not select, to inform them that we have filled the position. We strongly urge these candidates to continue exploring additional job opportunities on our website and join our talent network to be notified of job opportunities.
  • After you accept our job offer (congratulations!), you'll receive emails welcoming you to Follett. We'll provide you all the information you need to ensure you are ready for your career at Follett.

Onboarding

Once you have accepted the offer electronically, you'll receive additional details about your on-boarding experience, including access to our online portal for new hires. This portal includes links and information to help you get started, and be ready for day one.

From your first day at Follett, we want you to succeed and grow with us. You'll be working with highly talented people, facing new and exciting opportunities from the start. We will partner together to make sure you have the knowledge, skills, resources and relationships you'll need to contribute quickly to your team and get you off to a fast start.

Benefits

Follett's success is measured in our people, not profits. Over our 140+ year history, we continue to put people first in everything we do. For our employees, this dedication to people means that we offer not only competitive benefits and rewards, but an environment where success is celebrated and developing the careers and potential of our employees is a priority.

We're committed to helping our employees and their families lead healthy, productive lives. Our benefits packages and wellness programs help our employees succeed at work and at home. Follett offers a wide array of plans in its flexible benefits program with options that allow each employee to structure a benefits package tailored to meet his or her family's needs. See Benefits at a Glance Brochure.

Diversity & Inclusion

A diverse workplace yields better ideas and outcomes and we're committed to promoting diversity of experience, perspectives and capabilities. Each business, and each individual, makes a unique contribution to our company. We recognize that diversity is good for our team and our shareholders, and it's critical to our future competitiveness.

Follett Corporation proudly supports a culture of inclusion that encourages a work environment that honors diverse opinions and ideas. Employees can flourish here: they know their individual skills, abilities and viewpoints are honored. Our diverse, global business is united by a common goal of being the best in the business, delivering shareholder value and being a good corporate citizen in each of the communities where we do business.

Finding the path that's best for you.

From your first day at Follett, we're focused on understanding your talents, current skills and future goals - and creating a plan to get you there.

Your journey begins with planning your development and connecting to diverse experiences designed to stretch your limits. You'll receive team feedback about your future aspirations and an action plan of challenges to expand your horizons. As your professional skill set flourishes over time, you can change business units, accept special assignments, move into leadership and discover amazing career options within our diverse culture of businesses.

At Follett, opportunity means you'll find career paths that will take you beyond boundaries, provides endless possibilities and set you on a journey of experiences that will prepare you for a lifelong career.

Click now to hear employees discuss how they've achieved their career aspirations at Follett.

Follett Care Package

At Follett, people come first. To that end, we developed the Follett Care Package with you in mind. We understand how difficult it is to conduct a job search and we want to help!

The Follett care package provides all candidates who have not been selected for an opportunity at Follett with a complimentary access to a virtual career transition platform which will give you access to a 6 month complimentary subscription to career development tools courtesy of Follett for considering us as an employer of choice. You can use these tools to review and improve your resume, practice interviewing, leverage your social networks, and explore your career options.

The Virtual Career Transition Platform offers complimentary tools like:

  • Job Search - an extensive database full of job opportunities
  • Resume - upload or build a resume to apply for jobs
  • Your Story - create a pitch statement, cover letter and reference sheet
  • Network and Research - social media and research tools
  • Interview and Beyond - practice interview skills and follow-up tactics

Accessing this tool is simple and straightforward-you will receive an email from us if you are not selected for an opportunity. We hope you find these job search tools valuable and if so, we'd love to hear your feedback by completing this survey and visiting our Glassdoor page to share your positive experience with the Follett Care Package.

Real job seekers, real recommendations...

Below are just a few examples of the amazing feedback we're getting from the users of the Follett Care Package. We hope you share your positive experience with the Follett Care Package when completing our survey and invite you to share it on Glassdoor and on our social media channels.

  • "I am amazed that you are offering potential candidates this wonderful resource. It speaks to the foundation of your firm- education and knowledge- and puts you ahead of your peers. This resource (Career Arc) is better than outplacement services I have used. Way to go Follett. I hope to work for you someday."
  • "Your site was helpful to me as it gave me ideas and different things to consider while job searching."
  • "I received an email from Your Follett Care Package with a job posting I was interested in. I applied, had an interview this morning and was hired. Thank you!"
  • "I love the tools and the Orientation!! The assessment is "spot on!" Thank you for the complimentary access!"
  • "This strategy is a great approach to attract the right talent to your company."
  • "Thanks for providing this resource. It is very helpful. "
  • "Thank You! It is really nice to have these resources because the job search is so difficult these days. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this program. It really speaks very highly of your company and your values
  • "I never knew Follett had this kind of assistance and I think it will be very helpful to other jobseekers so thanks Follett!"
  • "Thank you for this opportunity to help with finding a way to find a job and maybe even join Follett at some time in the Future."
  • "Impressed with your willingness to help me find a job. It shows that you are a people orientated company who cares about people!"
  • "You have created a wonderful resource. I'm just getting started; however, I can see how this site works and I am very impressed and appreciate your assistance and guidance."
  • "You have gone the extra mile to help in a time of need."

We sincerely appreciate you considering us a potential employer and invite you to stay connected with us by joining our Talent Community to be notified of future opportunities at Follett. Please follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter and experience our culture firsthand and hope that you continue to visit with us to seek Follett opportunities.

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Welcome to Follett's Alumni Program

Where a community of former employees gather to continue a lifetime journey with Follett

With great enthusiasm, we welcome you to our Alumni Program. We place great value into our former employee's contributions and through this website would like to afford them the opportunity to stay connected to our community.

We place a premium on creating a lifelong and worldwide community and encourage maintaining a relationship with our former employees throughout the course of their career. We hope to enrich the lives of our alumni and friends by helping them establish a lifelong, meaningful and valued relationship with Follett Corporation and with each other.

We welcome former employees to apply to roles and encourage them to create a "search agent" to be notified of opportunities that are of interest to them.

The resumes of former employees will be reviewed by a recruiter assigned to the Alumni Program and if work experience result in a suitable matches, former employees will be contacted to be considered for opportunities within Follett.

Continue to be part of a company who considers you the cornerstone of their business!