Hiring Process Overview
PriceSmart operates a simple and straightforward interview process accessible through over a dozen locations in Western Canada. The popular chain of grocery stores conducts hiring for part-time and full-time positions on a regular basis. Applicants begin the hiring process by submitting the required forms for employment consideration to a local store. A hiring representative then contacts eligible applicants to schedule job interviews. Applicants typically wait a week or so to hear back from a hiring representative. The initial phone call to make contact with applicants generally serves as a brief phone interview. Based on success in the phone interview, prospective employees typically participate in a 1:1 job interviews designed to gauge personality traits, employment history, work ethic, availability, and related job skills.
What to Expect During Your Interview
Although a brief session lasting only 10 minutes on average, the interview requires applicants to respond to interview questions touching on past jobs and relevant skill sets. Hiring managers may ask:
- "Why do you feel working for PriceSmart suits your needs?"
- "Can you tell me a little about your past employers?"
Making a Good Impression
Experienced workers typically receive preferential treatment during the hiring process. Applicants who exude enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated personalities also perform well during interviews. Address hiring representatives in clear and concise manners and speak in professional tones throughout the interview process. Show that you make the best fit for the position desired by relating previous experience from past jobs and talk about how much you enjoy the overall atmosphere of PriceSmart stores. Working knowledge of company history and service provided may impress hiring staff and generate further review during final deliberations.
At the end of the final job interview, follow up with a phone call or email to reiterate gratitude for the opportunity.