Navigating the Hiring Process
Oshkosh generally conducts one-on-one interviews to screen potential candidates. Applicants should submit the required forms to begin the hiring process. Once reviewed by a hiring representative, applicants typically receive phone calls to schedule job interviews a day or two later. At most, applicants wait up to two weeks to hear back, although most workers receive interview consideration within a week. Applicants regularly interview with district managers or store manager during the hiring process. In some cases, aspiring associates meet with both district managers and store manager, sometimes even same-day, to secure employment.
Common Interview Questions
Speak in clear and concise tones and attempt to show personality traits in responses to interview questions. The retail chain regularly asks candidates to:
- "Recall a time where you had to motivate others."
- "Name one important attribute you'll bring to the workplace."
How to Stand Out
Dress professionally for interviews, arrive on time, and come prepared to answer basic interview questions regarding employment history, related job skills, education, and availability. The international retailer regularly hires workers with experience. If applicable, highlight specific examples from previous jobs which qualify you for the position desired. Express a confident and customer-oriented attitude throughout the interview process. Hiring managers look for drive in individuals and moreover motivated personalities. Showing extensive knowledge of clothing or personal history wearing fashions sold at Oshkosh retailers may further demonstrate desires to work for the company.
OshKosh Team Member Interview Video
Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
OshKosh Team Member: Okay, I was a team member. My primary duties were folding clothes, assisting customers and working the cash register. Cleaning up after hours and stuff like that.
Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
OshKosh Team Member: The work environment was very friendly. It was in the Galleria, so it was friendly but also really rushed. There were a lot of people coming in and in. It was very speedy.
Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
OshKosh Team Member: The application was just a walk in. You could come in and fill it out. The interviewing process, I actually had it with my friend. It was 6 other people and we all went in and he asked us questions and things like that. We also had to go through the store and pick out and outfit. He’d say “I’m coming in and I’m expecting a child, what should I get” or something like that and we had to go pick out clothes. He asked us after we picked the clothes, “Why did we pick the outfit we got?”, and based off the answer we gave I’m guessing that’s how we got the job. They called back 3 of us out of that group and told us that we had the job that same day.
Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
OshKosh Team Member: If a customer walks in and they are looking for a birthday gift. They were really scenarios, if I can remember. They were scenarios. “How are you with customer service?”, “Have you ever had any busy work days at your other jobs?”, and things like that.
Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
OshKosh Team Member: You have to have OCD. You have to like folding clothes because you’re going to do that all day, every day. Folding clothes again, again, again. You have to like to clean and work.