How do I apply for a position with Michigan First?
To apply candidates must either select a desired position from our “Current Openings” section or click on “Submit your resume” under the “Need Assistance?” section to be considered for future openings that are not posted. After selecting a desired position or submitting your resume for future consideration, you will be prompted to complete an online personal profile (includes your resume, salary requirements, response to pre-screening questions, and etc.). Once your personal profile has been submitted, you will automatically receive an email acknowledgment. If the information provided on your submission matches the job qualifications needed for the position, you may be contacted by Human Resources in a timely fashion, usually less than 2 weeks. You may even get a call the same day!
What is the difference between a full application and personal profile?
A full application is usually completed as you get into the actual interview process and after you have spoken to a Human Resources Representative either by phone or in-person. A full application has required fields that ask you for important and more sensitive information that can be used to pull criminal and credit background checks (i.e. social security number, previous employer(s) contact information, past criminal history, consent for performing background checks, etc). A personal profile is usually completed after you visit our career site, and allows you to provide basic information like your resume, salary requirements, response to pre-screening questions, etc. The profile can be completed without speaking to a Human Resource Representative.
Does my credit history play a role in the interview process?
Yes, like most financial institutions we review credit history during our interview process. Excellent or good credit history is preferred, but you don’t need to have perfect credit to be considered for a position. Does Michigan First contact everyone that applies? Due to the high volume of applications received, we only contact the applicants that have met the necessary skill and experience requirements for our open positions.
Can I apply for more than one position?
Yes, once you create a personal profile, you may apply and be considered for multiple positions. It is helpful if you attach a cover letter and tell us about all the positions that interest you. It is helpful to know your salary requirements in advance as well.
Is financial experience required in order to work at Michigan First?
For many positions, we prefer previous experience with sales or customer service. Certain positions require financial services experience. A complete list of qualifications can be found by clicking on the position title in Current Openings. If you are unsure you meet the necessary qualifications, feel free to apply and let us help you determine the right match.
What is the dress code at Michigan First?
At Michigan First, we have a professional dress code, which applies during the interview process. The general guideline is professional dress (jackets, sweaters, ties, nice slacks) and we do have casual logo Fridays. The retail branch team members (Financial Service Representatives, Tellers, Branch Leaders, etc.) that interact regularly with members have specific career apparel that we provide.
Does Michigan First offer opportunities for advancement?
Our leadership team understands that the majority of our success lies with the development of our team members. This is why we strive to promote from within the organization by clearly defining potential career paths. Internal candidates are considered first for all open positions. Qualified team members are encouraged to apply for openings that match their abilities and career choice. We also believe that team members have to own their careers and we are here to give them the opportunity to succeed in their efforts. Our outstanding tuition reimbursement plan gives our team members the financial support to pursue additional education and learning that can further develop their career at Michigan First Credit Union.
What is the difference between In-Store Branches and Traditional Branches?
In-Store Branches are retail branches located inside of Meijer stores. The virtually paperless Meijer branches boast a number of convenient, technologically advanced features that have been a hallmark for Michigan First and our members. Each Meijer branch has computer kiosks that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week where members can perform nearly any banking transaction, from opening new accounts to making loan payments. The branches include Michigan First’s MoneyWorks® Banking Centers, which are advanced ATMs that allow users to deposit cash and checks without envelopes; cash checks to the penny; and choose the denomination of money being withdrawn (singles, tens, twenties, etc.). Our new Meijer branches also feature high-speed coin counting machines where members can deposit coins directly into checking or savings accounts. The Michigan First locations within the Meijer stores are teller-less. We currently have three locations in the Metro-Detroit area located in Fraser, Lincoln Park and Rochester Hills. Our In-Store Branch teams include Financial Services Representatives, Assistant Branch Managers and Branch Managers. In-Store Branch team members conduct promotions in the store employing various systems (phone, email, coupons, etc.), as well as in the community. Michigan First in-store team members interact regularly with Meijer customers throughout the store, in the aisles or even in the bakery section - which is referred to as “the lobby”. The in-store branches are open Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 7 pm.
Traditional Branches are our Michigan First locations that are free-standing buildings owned or leased by Michigan First. These branches have been servicing our members for more than 84 years and have the same innovative technology as the in-store branches, however, the traditional branches still have tellers that interact and transact business with you. The traditional branches have more space, therefore, you can access other services such as a drive through and safety deposit boxes. Traditional branches are open from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday thru Thursday, and 8:30 am to 6 pm on Friday. Our Traditional Branch teams include Tellers, Financial Services Representatives, Head Tellers, Assistant Branch Managers, Financial Sales Managers and Branch Managers.