Applicant is answering interview questions for stockerWhat will the interviewers ask you in an interview for a position of a stocker?
There are two possible scenarios.

If you apply for a job in a big company, such as Walmart, or Kmart, the retailers have their own interview template, which they follow with every job candidate. They understand that stockers, as well as other manual workers, are important members of a team, and therefor they approach the selection process carefully. Let’s have a look at the interview questions they typically use:

  • Why do you think you can be a good stocker?
  • Why do you want to work for us and not for someone else?
  • What do you think is a main duty of a stocker?
  • What were the most difficult situation that you have encountered and the simplest way you used to solve it?
  • When in your last job did you go over and above of what was expected of you?
  • If another co-worker were gossiping about someone else something which was untrue, how would you react?
  • 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?
  • What can you improve about our store?
  • This job is a routine work. What would motivate you to do it well every day?


Try to prepare your answers before the start of your interview. If you would like to get some advanced help, you can check Walmart Interview Guide from Jacob Gates (guest author for Jacob works as an interview coach, helping people to get a job at Walmart with free information on his website, and with an eBook he published.

Second scenario – small companies

The interview is quite different in small companies. They will rarely give you any behavioral questions, and there is no need for an extensive preparation. Likely there will be just a few applicants for a job, so if you show some flexibility and enthusiasm for the job, they will hire you. To the common questions belong:

  • When are you able to start?
  • Have you done this work before?
  • Can you lift 20 kilos?
  • Are you able to work night shifts?
  • Tell me something about your experience.


Study more

If you feel like studying a bit more before the start of your interview, you can check the most common interview questions and answers, so you know how to answer their questions in an interview.