WalMart Interview Questions
Wal-Mart is famous for its customer oriented policy all around the world. Friendly customer service workers as well as other guys working for Wal-Mart are the number one reason why this company is so popular. It is similar to McDonald’s and their clean toilets.
If you want to work at Wal-Mart, you must show in an interview that you fit this culture well, as it’s alpha and omega for the recruitment decisions in Wal-Mart. That’s why you always need to keep this tips on your mind:
- Show respect to Wal-Mart and interviewers from the first moment in an interview. If you are respectful there, employer will belive that you’ll be respectful also to the customers
- Keep smiling and looking at the eyes. Sad employees are not welcome at Wal-Mart. Keep smiling and keep the eye contact with the interviewers all the time.
- Show enthusiasm for your job. Wal-Mart does not recruit people that can not get any other job (well, at least they try to believe this). Wal-Mart tries to recruit people that want to work at Wal-Mart. They must get this feeling from the enthusiasm and motivation you present in an interview.
We suggest you to read a bit more about Wal-Mart philosophy and rules the employees need to stick to, to understand better what will be expected from you. But let’s have a look now at some typical Wal-Mart interview questions.
Some questions typically used at Wal-Mart interview
- Why do you want to work for Wal-Mart? (Hint: Mention the philosophy, the uniqueness of the company as well as that customer service is the area you are good at)
- What can you bring to our team? Why should we hire you?
- How do you typically feel in your daily job? (Hint: You can say that you are full of energy, do not have a tendency to be tired}
- Would you mind working late in the evening?
- Can you tell me something about your customer service experience?
- Have you ever helped someone else to achieve their goal or helped to better themselves and if so, how?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses? (Hint: Communication skills are a good strength)
- Is there anything you believe will restrain you to do well in this job?
- What do you plan to do in five years time? (Hint: to mention that you would like to stay at Wal-Mart is probably the best possible answer)
- There is a colleague you have a difficult time with. How would you handle it?
- How would you approach a stressed or angry customer? (Hint – In Wal-Mart, you should approach anyone with smile)
In overall, job seekers do not consider the Wal-Mart interview to be extremely difficult. All you have to do is to follow the tips outlined in the first part of this article to present yourself in the right shape. Then couple it with some good answers to Wal-Mart interview questions and that’s it! We believe you can make it and wish you all the best on your journey.
PS: If you really want to get this job at Wal-Mart and consider it as important for you, we recommend you to have a look at Wal-Mart interview guide from one of our authors- Jacob Gates. It’s a fascinating e-book.
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