What It Takes to Work Here
For some jobs, you'll need a lot more than a toothy smile and a sturdy handshake to get in the door.
Want to drive for UPS? Prepare to learn how to walk on ice and drive a truck around a model obstacle course.
At SeaWorld, animal trainers must pass an arduous swimming test before facing a trial in the skill that many people fear more than death or taxes: public speaking.
Ritz-Carlton staff are taught how to pay attention to every choice a guest makes. Was that martini shaken or stirred? Make a note of the answer so you won't have to ask the next time.
McDonald's managers get half of a college degree at the company's in-house "university," while would-be NFL players are subjected to intelligence and psychology tests before taking the field.
Here, Minyanville looks at what it takes to join the staff at 10 major companies.
Want to become an Apple genius? First spend some time at a Ritz-Carlton bar.
By Josh Lipton
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a... university curriculum?
Cast members must never forget that life is a show.
Relay races and parting bonuses don't detract from the rigorous work.
Does that guest prefer sparkling or still? You have to know -- without asking.
Beyond bench presses, the league tests for natural intelligence and the psyche of a champion.
So you think you can swim. How are your public speaking skills?
It takes a virtual village -- and a high-tech obstacle course -- to raise a Big Brown driver.
Surprise! There's something that's progressive about the restaurant company: How it trains its ″Girls.″
Prepare to memorize some 40 drink-making methods and keep practicing until the customer's thirst is perfectly quenched.
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