Hot Topic Job Application & Careers

Learn how to complete the Hot Topic job application by reading the instructions on this page. Hot Topic is “counterculture” merchandise retailer with over 600 locations throughout the United States. Both corporate and hourly (retail) positions can be applied for online.

Apply Online

Step 1 Click this link to be taken to the careers site.

Step 2 – Press the “Apply” link (in the upper-right corner of the page).


Step 3 – Select between searching for store, distribution, or HQ openings.


Step 4 – Select which function areas/positions to search for, and then select “Hot Topic” as the brand. Choose a state, and then select a city. Hit the “Search” button to view the results.

Step 5 – Check the position(s) you want to apply for, and then click the “Proceed to Registration” link.


Step 6 – Personal Information – Enter the following personal details into the form:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Last four digits of social security number
  • Gender


Step 7 – Create a login ID/password and then click the “Next” button.


Step 8 – Agree to the terms of use/privacy policy.


Step 9 – Demographic Information:

  • Select your ethnicity from the available options.


Step 10 – If you want to automatically import your information from your LinkedIn profile/resume select one of the appropriate options. Otherwise hit the “No thanks. Continue” link.



Step 11 – Personal Information:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Present street address
  • Years/months at address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip/postal code
  • Day phone
  • Evening phone
  • Email address
  • Position(s) applied for
  • Desired pay
  • If you have the legal right to work in the U.S.
  • How you learned about the job opening
  • If you’re at least 18 years old
  • If you’ve ever been employed by the company
  • If you have any relatives working for the company


Step 12 – Complete the following sections:

  • Schedule availability
  • Education
  • Work history
  • Additional experience / skills
  • References
  • Application agreement