Remember that interviewing works both ways and asking questions is an opportunity to be sure the job is a good fit.
Retail Job Interview Questions to Ask
- What hours will I work in this position?
- How many hours a week are available?
- How many hours per week/day are offered with this position?
- What are the typical shifts covered by this position?
- Are weekend/evening hours required?
- How flexible are the hours?
- Do the hours vary weekly, or stay pretty much the same?
- What are your busiest times during the day?
- What is the busiest day here?
- Do you schedule people for primarily the same hours every week, or do they vary greatly?
- How many sales associates are on the floor during a shift?
- Is there a supervisor on during all shifts?
- Who does your displays?
- What is your biggest selling item?
- Do you offer commission?
- Are there extra hours available during the holidays?
- How far in advance is the schedule posted?
- Are the performance reviews done by the store manager, or does a regional manager come in?
- Does this company have a policy of promoting from within?
- How many full time employees does this store employ?
- What kind of atmosphere among the employees is there at this store/shop/boutique?
- What kind of growth do you expect to see from this company over the next five years?
- Will I be a part of a team, or be working primarily independently?
- Will I have the opportunity to interview with the supervisor of this position?
- Can you describe for me a typical day in this position?
- How would you describe your company's management style?
- Is there opportunity for growth within the company?
- What do you like best about working here?
- What do you like least about working here?
- Would you change anything about this department?
- If I'm offered this position, how soon would you like me to start?
- How many applicants are you interviewing for this position?
- Is there a dress code? What would I need to wear to work?
- Do you have any additional questions for me?
- When should I expect to hear from you?
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