Pre-Employment Application

Outside Sales Representative
Mishawaka, IN  46544

 Your Role:  Unite with an awesome team and a culture that strives to exceed customer expectations with every transaction.  Our ideal candidate will be a positive and outgoing team player who strives to serve others and radiates a vibrant, genuine, honest, hard-working attitude.  
As an Outside Sales Representative you will actively solicit in surrounding areas promoting Ziker’s free drycleaning and laundry delivery service in which we already have established customers. This position allows for professional growth and advancement within the Company. 
Part Time Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturdays 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Off on Wednesday and Sunday. Hours may be flexible.
Our Story: Ziker Cleaners is a small local business founded in 1917 by Joe Ziker. After 100 years, Ziker is still family owned and operated and takes pride in providing top quality garment care and service to our customers.  We are committed to growth, innovation and providing a culture of giving back to our local community and promoting healthy and positive lifestyles.  
We also pride ourselves in providing employees with necessary tools, feedback, support, and training.  
Click here to watch a message to Ziker Cleaners from Congresswoman Jackie Walorski!
Fun Fact: 30% of our Team has been with the company over 10 years!
Starting hourly rate $15 per hour plus commission
Annual performance and pay review
Company vehicle and cell phone for business use
Discounts on dry cleaning and laundry services
Company Provided Uniforms
Formal Training Program for company, industry, and the job
Various employee programs and incentives, including discounted YMCA memberships

Your Mission!
Travel by company vehicle to assigned neighborhoods to service existing customers by picking up and delivering orders. 
Use company sales procedures (canvassing, door knocking, handing out pamphlets, etc.) to solicit and acquire new customers, visiting up to 80 houses per day. 
Follow up with new customers in person and with phone calls to improve retention. 
Represent Ziker Cleaners in a professional manner and maintain a neat appearance. 
Maintain company vehicle by following required inspection and maintenance schedule.
Your (Required) Talents!
Self-motivated, confident, positive attitude
Energized by meeting and engaging with new people
Enjoys being outside and active
Excellent multi-tasking ability
General computer and smart device proficiency
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Familiar with the surrounding area, good sense of direction, and ability to read maps
Must have valid infraction-free driving record
At least 21 years of age (for insurance purposes)
Must be able to lift and carry at least 30 pounds
Prior sales experience preferred but will train the right candidate
To learn more about us, check out our website:


Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

Mr. Ms.
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
Address 2:
City: *
State/Prov: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Phone 1: *
Phone 2:
Phone 3:
E-mail Address: *

We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?
Phone 1
Phone 2
Phone 3

High School
Some College
College Graduate
Some Graduate School
Advanced Degree

Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree.

How many years of sales experience do you have?
0-1 year
1-3 years
3-5 years
more than 5 years

What hours are you available to work? (Must include Saturday availability)

What are your key strategies for determining the best way to approach a prospect?

Check items (all that apply) to indicate that you can meet the work requirements:
I have a valid driver's license
I can work in a variety of environmental conditions (Weather and temperature)
I am at least 21 years of age (for insurance purposes)
I can lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

I most prefer to work for a Sales Manager who:
Provides continuous training and structure and measures my results.
Cheerleads success and helps me overcome failure.
Gives me the freedom to figure out the best sales approach for me.
Trains me and sets me on my way.

Which one word description fits you best?
None of the above. I am:

On how many doors do you expect to knock in order to get 1 sale?

Choose your ideal work environment:
Closely with others
A little bit of both

Are you willing to work outdoors year round in all weather conditions, including rain and snow?
Yes- I love Mother Nature!
Maybe- I embrace challenges
No thanks- I'll stay inside

Tell us why you're awesome!

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual.)


Provide two references (no family members):
Reference #1
Phone Number:

Reference #2

Phone Number:


Provide us with your recent employment history:

Employer #1
Employer Name:
Job Title:
Employer #2
Employer Name:
Job Title:
Employer #3
Employer Name:
Job Title:

On what date can you start?


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