Cash counter image You will have to answer some difficult questions in your interview, even if you apply for such a basic job, as the one of a cashier.

The competition is growing in retail, and the retailers start to realize that a good cashier can help them to bring a customer back to the store, to spend there money regularly.

You will need to show them that you  have this personality, that you know how to talk to people, and that you won’t get bored in your job. They will use the following questions to assess that:


  • Why do you think you can be a good cashier?
  • What were the most difficult situation that you have encountered and the simplest way that you use to solve it?
  • If a customer accused you of bad customer service, what would you do?
  • If a supervisor asked you to change the way your job was performed even though you knew you were doing it right, what would you do?
  • This job is a routine work. What would motivate you to do it well every day?
  • Name a time when you found it hard to be courteous. How did you handle it? Why did you handle it that way?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • If you receive a 20 dollar bill for a $3.71 order, explain how you would add up the change and hand it to the customer.
  • Tell me something about yourself?
  • How long do you want to have this position?
  • What do you think is the most difficult thing about being a cashier?


Applying at Walmart?

Walmart has their own interview template, and they will follow it in every single interview. You can check the Walmart Interview Guide from Jacob Gates, one of the guest authors at Jacob worked for Walmart before, interviewing people for the job. Now he helps the job seekers to succeed and get a job in the company, ranging from cashier to managerial job.