Or any company really. But we’re concerned with IKEA hiring practices here, so here’s what NOT to do if you want to get hired at IKEA. This took place on the social media site, Twitter.com and is in the public domain. I just recorded it for posterity:
Never mind the appalling lack of language skills; check out the final tweet. Perhaps it’s not the age so much as the lack of maturity that’s holding you back, darlin’. Seriously – social media is called social for a reason … there are lots of people with their ears to the ground and one of them might just be your potential future hiring manager. 4real!
IKEA Drug Testing
To answer the question that’s likely on everyone’s mind: Does IKEA do drug testing prior to employment? Yes. You’ll be asked to submit to a cheek swab, so there’s no faking it with someone else’s pee like if it were a ‘piss test’.
In this type of drug test, a swab that looks similar to a toothbrush with an absorbant pad instead of bristles is held in the mouth between the gum and cheek for a period of 2 minutes, then it is placed into a collection vial to be sent for testing. This form of saliva test can detect marijuana and thc, heroin, cocaine and amphetamines. Unlike urine, or hair tests, the saliva test can only detect drugs used within the previous 72 hours or so.
Still, if you’re slinging my flatpacks around, stay off the weed.