Hiring process information for an interview at Big Lots
The Big Lots interview process begins after an aspiring employee submits contact information and work history to a desired retail location. Many Big Lots applicants receive a call to set up a job interview within a few days. Some applicants may wait several weeks before hearing back from Big Lots. Do not hesitate to contact a Big Lots store to check in on employment status.
Depending on the desired position, applicants may participate in more than one interview during the hiring process. Big Lots job interviews generally take place with a store manager or shift leader. Typical interview questions ask about work history, availability, job skills, and retail experience. Knowledge of Big Lots company history prior to the job interview typically benefits applicants during the hiring process. Wearing presentable attire, keeping consistent eye contact, and maintaining a professional demeanor throughout the interview session also increase chances of employment with Big Lots.
Big Lots Cashier Interview Video
Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Big Lots Employee: My job title at Big Lots was I worked the register – cashier. But sometimes I assisted in customer service, and I would help out with stock.
Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Big Lots Employee: I loved Big Lots. It was one of my favorite jobs. It was real smooth and comfortable. I liked the people I worked with.
Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Big Lots Employee: Pretty much, you go in, you clock in, go to your station, and do your job. That’s pretty much it. It wasn’t too hard. It’s kind of an everyday thing. My department was cool.
Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Big Lots Employee: I remember when I came in for the job, I talked to the manager personally, and he gave me the application. I filled it out right away, and he talked to me for a couple minutes, then set up the interview. Interview was pretty cool. We talked like regular people. We didn’t talk about anything too tough. He just asked me about how I feel about working overtime, my schedule, and things like that – seeing how willing I was about the job.
Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Big Lots Employee: Where I was from, other jobs if I had other jobs, if I was in school, my schedule, if I would be willing to work overtime, and my other qualifications.
Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Big Lots Employee: Customer service is a big part of it, whether you’re working in the customer service area. Just make sure you’re a people person and you don’t mind helping out a little bit – things like that. Also, being friendly and being a little patient sometimes.
More Big Lots Interview Videos:
Big Lots typically hires for the following positions:
Assistant Store Manager, Associate Manager, Cashier, Customer Care Specialist, Director of Operations, Distribution Center Supervisor, District Manager, File Clerk, Furniture Sales Manager, Loss Prevention Officer, Maintenance Technician, Material Handler, Operations Manager, Production Manager, Sales Associate, Stocker, Store Manager
Possible Big Lots Interview Questions:
Prepare for your interview by reviewing the questions below. Think about how you would answer these types of questions.
- Why do you want to work for Big Lots?
- How flexible is your schedule?
- Do you have any experience in a sales environment?
- How do you define customer service?
- Tell me about a time you exceeded your manager’s expectations
- Describe a time a customer came to you with a problem and how you handled it
- What would you do if a customer asked you for a discount?
- Why should Big Lots hire you?
Common Dept. Store Interview Questions:
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