Our Hiring Process

Our Hiring Process

Search and apply for a job

To apply for a job, begin by reviewing our current postings. Find the job you are interested in, click "Apply Online" and complete the online application. When you reach the "Thank You" page, you have successfully completed the job submission process for the position you selected. Get instructions.

Employment testing (hourly positions only)

If you apply for an hourly position you may be required to complete and pass a skills test to be considered for an interview. Skills tests are validated tools used to assess a candidate's ability to perform job related skills. Here is what to expect:

  • Recruiters send invitations by email to candidates selected to test.
  • Using the information on the email invitation, register for and take the test.
  • If you successfully pass all required skills tests, a recruiter will evaluate your submission for further advancement.

Click "read more" at the bottom of this page for more information about testing including study guides or practice tests. Salaried positions do not require skills testing.


This is your opportunity to tell us more about your skills and for us to share more about the job, career opportunities and our company. You may experience a panel interview in which several people in the room will ask you questions, or you may have a series of one-on-one interviews.

Pre-employment screening

If you are extended an offer, upon your acceptance we will conduct a thorough pre-employment screen. This screen may include but is not limited to verifying your work and education history, a criminal background investigation and a drug screen.


Now that you have successfully completed the hiring process your next step is to report to work. Although this is the last step in the hiring process, we expect it will be your first step toward fulfilling your career potential with Southern Company.