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Application for Employment

Application for Employment at AJ's Bikes

Cycling makes a positive impact on the environment and in our soul. Cycling uplifts the mind, body and spirit and gets us connected with nature and our shared community. Each workday, we have the opportunity to touch many people‚Äôs lives in a positive way.

At AJ's Bikes,  we sell Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes and accessories, but our employees have greater opportunities - opportunities to give and receive great vibes and contribute to a healthy, positive environment.  We take this very seriously, and are very careful in selecting a good fit for all of us at the shop. Located in Valrico, Florida, our bike shop is a family, and we hope to find others who share our values.

Our requirements:  Dishonesty of any kind is not allowed here.  So you must love bikes, seriously.  Skateboards is a very small part of our business it is a plus if you skate, but first and foremost you must be interested in cycling of some kind.  If you don't believe a bicycle or repair is the best way to spend one's money, you won't work out here.  We require highly motivated staff that never compromises their integrity.  You must also love hard-working, quick-paced environments.  We all asssit customers, answer phones, and a multitude of other tasks, it is a must to have great people skills. 

We love meeting/hearing from qualified people at AJ's Bikes. To apply online, please answer the questions below and click the Submit Form button at the bottom to forward this application to us. We'll review it and be in touch if we like what we see. Thanks!

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Personal Information

(First, Middle, Last)
Street Address*
City, State, Zip Code*
Email address*
Social Security Number*
Are you legally eligible for employment in this country?*
(select one)
Have you ever been convicted of a felony in the last 7 years?*
(select one) please note that such convictions may not bar you from employment.
If you have been convicted of a felony, please explain
How did you hear of us?*
Please provide the names and contact information of at least 2 references that we may contact.*

Work Preferences

If hired, when will you be able to begin work?*
(enter date, or approximate time from job acceptance)
Are you able to meet the attendance requirements of this position?*
(please mention if there are any hours which we are open that you will be unable to work)
Do you race?*
If you answered yes, please tell us about your racing: how frequent, how much travel, etc.

Previous Work Experience & Education

Have you ever applied for a job with us before?*
(select one)
What's the highest level of education you've achieved?*
(select one)
Still attending high school
High School
College Degree
Masters or Doctorate Degree
Do you speak any languages other than English?
(if yes, tell us which one)
Have you ever worked in a bicycle shop before?*
(select one)
If you have worked in a bicycle shop, please tell us the name and location of the store and how long you worked there.
If you have not worked in a bicycle shop, please tell us briefly about any retail experience you have had (company you worked for, job responsibilities).
Have you attended any specialty bicycle courses, such as Barnett's or United's?
(if yes, please tell us the name of the class and what you learned; if no, ignore this question)
Work history*
(please tell us about your last 3 jobs and briefly explain your responsibilities there)

An opportunity to tell us about yourself!

Please consider this an opportunity to present yourself in terms of your sales experience, interests, aptitudes, and goals. You will note that many of the items are designed to give you the freedom to express yourself through ideas, feelings, imagination, and originality etc.

Please tell us about your selling experience. (Likes, dislikes, success, products or services, strengths, and weaknesses, etc.)*
In your opinion, what sorts of people are unsuited for sales?*
In your experience, what characteristics are found most often in successful sales professionals?*
What types of customers do you, or would you, most like to sell to?*
What types of customers do you, or would you, least like to sell to?*
What might a store do to make a sales or mechanics life easier?*
In your opinion, what do companies do that makes a sales/mechanics life difficult?*
Let's say you are working in our shop, a customer comes in and states that they are not happy with their purchase, what do you do?*
Let's say you are working in our shop, you are at the register and the customer is stating that they feel that there is an error in price, what do you do?*
Let's say you are working in our shop, a customer comes in and asks about a brand of bicycle that we do not carry, what do you do?*
Which of the following do you think is most important?*
Making sure all product is neatly displayed
Keeping the window's clean
Answering Customers Questions
Selling a bicycle that you like
What has been your favorite job so far, and why?*
What would you like most about working at our shop?*

Thank You!

AJ's Bikes and Boards, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any employee or applicant in any manner prohibited by law. Any applicant that provides un-requested information will be automatically rejected. Disabled applicants may request any accomodation needed to complete the application. AJ's Bikes and Boards provides a smoke free environment for employees. By submitting this application, I delcare that the information provided by me is complete and true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any misrepresentation or ommission on this application may preclude an offer of employment, or may result in a withdrawl of an employment offer, or misrepresentation or omission is discovered. Thanks very much for filling out and submitting an application. We'll be in touch if you qualify for a position with us. (Be sure to click the Submit Form button below so that we receive your application.)

Note: * indicates required information.