Walmart Application Tips and Secrets (2023)

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  • Walmart's Application Process
  • Walmart Jobs - Description and Hiring Process
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Assessment Tests
  • Interview

Perhaps the most dreaded phase of Walmart's application process is the online assessments. If that is what you're here for, check out this video:

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Walmart's Application Process

The Walmart application process contains 4 main stages:

  • Online Application
  • Submitting a resume
  • Online assessment
  • Interview

Further below, I will provide a detailed description of each stage and what to do to succeed. But before we get to that, let's describe some of the most popular jobs at Walmart.

Walmart Jobs – Job Description and Hiring Process

Walmart Store Jobs

These are the most popular jobs in Walmart stores. All of them have the same hiring process, detailed below.


Cashiers at Walmart handle the cash register, bag products, and offer service to customers. They are expected to be polite and kind at all times.

Prepare for this job

Front End

This job is a general name for Walmart employees taking care of the appearance and functioning of the “front-end” – namely – the stores. This includes cleaning, cart gathering, and other janitorial services.

Prepare for this job

* Note that Walmart refers to cashiers and front-end workers as a single position – cashiers & front end. Therefore, you will be able to apply only to both at once.

Food & Grocery

Fresh food & grocery associates at Walmart serve customers at the store’s deli, bakery, dairy, and meat departments. They are also responsible for the orderliness and cleanliness of the department, as well as the availability of products.

Prepare for this job


Stockers are responsible for the proper operation of the store-to-backroom relationship. The job includes unloading trucks, arranging the backroom, sorting products on shelves, and assisting customers in finding what they need.

Prepare for this job

Order Filler

Order fillers are the first link in Walmart’s delivery chain. They will go around the various departments, preparing products to be delivered to customers based on their orders.

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Sales Associate / Personal Shopper / General Merchandising

The Walmart sales associate serves customers and fills orders on departments other than groceries (apparel, toys, etc.). Although it is mostly a customer service position, it is also, as the name suggests, a sales-driven job.

Prepare for this job

How to Get a Walmart Store Job

All hourly store jobs at Walmart require a four-step hiring process:

Online Application

You will fill in your personal details, job experience, availability, etc. on Walmart's online career center. You will not be able to upload a resume when applying to Walmart’s store jobs, so don’t bother making one.

Online Assessment

Immediately after your application, you will be requested to take an assessment test. It is highly recommended to take some time to prepare before taking it.


If you have successfully passed the assessment, you will be invited to an interview. Make sure to prepare carefully so you present yourself in the best possible manner.

Learn the 4 rules for acing the Walmart interview.

Pre-Employment Checks and Offer of Employment

Once you have successfully completed the screening process, you will be requested to go through final pre-employment checks (background check and drug screening, if necessary), and will be given an offer of employment.

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WalmartDistribution Centers and Driving Jobs

Jobs under this category have the same application process, but somewhat different assessment tests.

Truck Driver

Drivers comprise one of Walmart’s fastest-growing workforce, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, Walmart takes effort in providing its drivers with benefits, bonuses, and reset hours.

Prepare for this job

Freight Handler

Freight handlers are responsible for the operation of Walmart’s distribution centers. Order filling, delivery loading, and quality assurance are all a part of the job.

Prepare for this job

Area Manager

Area managers are responsible for all aspects of the operation of their warehouse area. They supervise freight handlers and maintenance technicians and monitor productivity goals and business plans. According to candidates, it is a very demanding job, but one that pays well.

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Power Equipment Operator

Power equipment operators transport freight in Walmart’s distribution centers, using tractors or trailers. It is a physically demanding job that requires high responsibility.

Maintenance Technician

The demand for maintenance technicians in Walmart is on the rise. It is a professional position, requiring experience and knowledge over multiple areas. A maintenance technician is basically responsible for the proper operation of all warehouse equipment (forklifts, conveyors, electronics, etc.)

Prepare for this job

How to Get a Walmart Distribution Center Job

The hiring process for Walmart distribution center jobs (including drivers) is as follows:

Online Application

You will fill in your personal details, job experience, availability, etc.

Submit a Resume

Unlike stores jobs, here you will need to submit a resume.

Online Assessment

Immediately after your application, you will be requested to take an assessment test. The exact assessment differs based on your desired position. For instance, drivers and freight handlers will take the Walmart Freight Handler Assessment, whereas maintenance technicians will take the Walmart Technical Maintenance Assessment.


If you have successfully passed the assessment, you will be invited to an interview. Make sure to prepare carefully so you present yourself in the best possible manner. Learn the 4 rules for acing the Walmart interview.

Walmart Management Jobs

Walmart holds its managers in high regard and picks only the best candidates. Considering the fast-paced environment and the large scope of the job, being a senior Walmart manager really is a position to aspire to.

Hourly Supervisor & Training

Hourly supervisors and managers are usually the entrance path for a career as a Walmart manager. Supervisors are in charge of a certain department and work hand-in-hand with the associates to make sure that the department operates properly. Unlike other management jobs, the pay is by the hour.

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Assistant Manager / Coach

The assistant manager (changed to “coach” in 2020) is the store manager’s second-in-command. He or she will take the manager’s place in their absence, as well as make sure that the manager’s policy is executed throughout the store. Walmart considers only highly qualified candidates for that position.

Prepare for this job

Team Lead / Department Manager

The familiar department manager position has been changed to “team lead” in 2020. The position includes responsibility for a particular department and its associates.

Prepare for this job

Store Manager

Store managers are the peak of the Walmart store career track. The store manager is responsible for everything going on in a Walmart store. Therefore, this job is highly demanding, but the typical manager can make over $100K annually.

Prepare for this job

How to Get a Walmart Management Job

The hiring process for Walmart managers contains the same stages as in most jobs, yet the level of complexity and standards will be much higher.

Online Application

Fill in your personal details, job experience, availability, etc. Take this stage at careful consideration, since Walmart is assessing you and checking how well you fit for the position as early as here.

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Online Assessment

A solid resume is probably most crucial when it comes to management jobs, as openings to such positions are fewer in comparison with other positions.

Online Assessment

Immediately after your application, you will be requested to take an assessment test. There are three assessments for Walmart management positions, depending on the exact job you applied to - the Teaming Employment Assessment (TEA) the Supervisor Employment Assessment (SEA), and the Manager Employment Assessment (MEA).


If you have successfully passed the assessment, you will be invited to an interview with some of Walmart's senior managers. Although you probably know your way around interviews, it is still highly recommended to prepare carefully so you present yourself in the best possible manner. Learn the 4 rules for acing the Walmart interview.

Walmart's Application Process - Info and Tips

Below I will list the four main stages of the Walmart application process, giving some insights and tips on how to ace it.

Stage #1 - Online Application

Walmart's standard online application includes filling in your personal details, work and military experience, and other questionnaires such as an equal opportunity questionnaire and availability hours. The process takes around 15-20 minutes.

On the surface, this application process is pretty straightforward and intuitive. However, don't be misled - you are ALREADY being assessed.

Here are some 6-months worth of research insights to help you get hired by Walmart.

Research Average Working Hours and Salaries

Walmart is pretty obsessed with both procedures and availability. Let them know you are on their side on this right from the start.

How Does It Help?

When applying, you may be asked for your availability and salary expectations. Research the job's common working hours and days, as well as the average base pay before applying.

Being the enormous organization it is, wages at Walmart are fixed and unnegotiable. Before you apply, see if the wage suits your goals, as what you see is what you'll get.

Availability is one of Walmart's soft spots. The more available you are, the more chances are you will get hired.

Understand That Walmart's Robots Are Looking Into Your Application

Think that Walmart's HR department is going over your application? Think again. Out of the four stages of the hiring process, the first three (application, resume, and online assessment) are completely automated. To pass, you must learn how to get past Walmart's AI.

Tell Me More

As all of the world's top employers, Walmart uses an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to track, assess, and manage its candidates.

It is an AI system with zero tolerance for errors. Any application that doesn't fit the mold will be disqualified with a heartbeat.

Here are the most important things to remember when applying through Walmart's ATS:

  • Provide ALL the information required such as your contact details, work experience, education, skills, and any professional certificates or licenses you may have.
  • If you need to submit a resume, make sure that it is ATS-proof by using the KIT protocol.

Prepare, But Only What You Actually Need

Some of Walmart's jobs will require you to submit a resume, and some don't. Some jobs will require documents you need to prepare in advance. Preparing everything and only what you need for the application will save you time and stress.

So What Do I Actually Need?

What to prepare for your application at Walmart:

  • Social security number
  • Resume (not required for hourly jobs)
  • 3-year residence history (only for drivers)
  • Job history with employer names and dates
  • If you were referred by a Walmart employee, their name and ID for possible future bonuses for both of you.

Apply to as Many Positions as You Can (But Don't Go Auto-Pilot)

Applying to many positions at once will naturally increase your chances of being hired. Once you have applied you can use your previous data to apply to many jobs quickly, but there's a catch.

What's The Catch?

After your first application at the Walmart careers website, you can use the data from your previous application to apply for more positions as fast as possible.

However, remember - your application for each job will be considered separately. Therefore, give thought to each application and don't just click the "Submit" button over and over again.

Think about the different skills, traits and experience required for each position, and highlight them in your application. That will not only increase the quantity of your applications, but their quality as well.

Willing to Relocate? Search Jobs by Open Positions and Not by Location

Sometimes, you will not be able to find distant jobs on Walmart's careers website. But there is a way around it.

I'm Cool with Relocation, What Should I Do?

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In some cases, you will be asked to fill out a specific city or a zip code, and you won't be able to view all the areas where your preferred position is available.

If you are willing to relocate or work far from home, we strongly recommend looking for open positions on websites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor and not directly on Walmart's careers website.

Prepare for the Online Assessment BEFORE You Apply

This one might sound counterintuitive so I've saved it for last. But if you want to beat Walmart's hiring algorithms, it's probably the best course of action.

Why Preparing in Advance?

When submitting your application, you will immediately get an invitation for an assessment. Although you don’t have to take it straight away, we recommend that you take the test as soon as possible, so the position isn't taken by other candidates.

Taking the test quickly also shows Walmart's ATS that you are highly motivated and immediately up to the challenge.

Considering the fact that many of Walmart's assessments are similar across positions, preparing in advance will highly increase your chances of being hired for multiple jobs.

Last Thingies to Remember

Some really little tips to save you time and trouble.

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How Long Does Walmart's Application Process Take?

The initial registration process at Walmart will take about 45 minutes to an hour. After that, applying for additional positions is much quicker.

Can I Stop My Application and Get Back to It Later?

Yes, you don’t have to complete Walmart's entire application process in one sitting. You can always save your progress and return to the registration later.

What Is Walmart’s Job Requisition Number?

The requisition number is an internal number used by Walmart to classify jobs. It is recommended to write it down because it’ll be easier to return to find that specific job at a later stage. That is especially true on your first registration when the system tends to throw you out of the session.

Should I Fill the WOTC Questionnaire?

If the job includes a WOTC questionnaire, fill it. The WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) is a tax credit available to employers who hire from certain target groups such as veterans, food-stamp recipients, etc. If you belong in one of these groups, it will increase your chances of passing the application process.

Should I Name My Friend Who Works at Walmart

If you were referred to the job by a friend who works at Walmart, mention them. It may result in a bonus for him or her, or even both of you.

I Made an Error in My Application. Can I Get Back and Fix It?

You CANNOT change your application to Walmart once you’ve submitted it, so make sure you haven't left anything out.

Stage #2 – Submitting a Resume

You may or may not need a resume for your Walmart application.

  • If you apply to an hourly position in Walmart stores, such as a cashier or a sales associate, you will mostly not be able to provide a resume, so it’s best to not bother and make one.
  • In other positions, a resume is usually required.

Your resume is one of the most important parts of your application process at Walmart. Everything the company will know about you will ultimately come from this document.

In addition, today, all of Walmart's applicants' resumes are scanned by AI systems known as ATS (applicant tracking systems). This fact poses new challenges to writing your resume. To learn how to write a high-quality, job-specific resume for Walmart, check out the Complete Walmart Resume Writing Guide.

Stage #3 – Online Assessment

This is the most challenging part of Walmart's application process. Each and every candidate to Walmart, from cashier to store manager, is required to take the Walmart online assessment.

Here are the assessments used by Walmart:

  • Retail Associate Assessment (RAA) - Used for hourly positions
  • Teaming Employment Assessment (TEA) - Used for team leaders
  • Supervisor Employment Assessment (SEA) - Used for supervisory positions
  • Manager Employment Assessment (MEA) - Used for management positions
  • Walmart Maintenance Technician Assessment - Used for maintenance mechanics
  • Supply Chain Associate Assessment - Used for a huge variety of positions, including drivers, freight handlers, and administrative positions.

If you want to learn more about Walmart's various assessments, check out this video:

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Here are the most important things to pay attention to in order to pass and get hired:

Score High on Each Test Section

Unlike most pre-employment assessments, in Walmart's tests, it's not only the final score that matters. That is due to Walmart's unique assessment policy.

Why It's Not Just the Overall Score That Counts

Most of Walmart’s assessments have “behind the scenes” score bands that are known only to HR and management.

These score bands are:

  • Excellent
  • Competitive
  • Good
  • Poor

Walmart has a stone-cold hiring policy when it comes to their job assessments:

If you score poorly on ANY test section, you will fail the entire assessment.

That is why you must make sure you know each of the assessment's sections, and that you are ready for them when the time comes.

Prepare in Advance

Once you have applied, you will not have a lot of time to take the test. Moreover, if you fail the Walmart assessment, you will have to wait an additional six months before you can retake it.

How to Prepare?

As I mentioned earlier, since each position on Walmart gets hundreds (if not thousands) of daily applications, there are high odds that once you're done preparing, the job opening had already been closed.

You could take the assessment immediately, but that would mean showing up unprepared.

To overcome this, it is most recommended to prepare for the online assessment BEFORE you even apply.

Now, I could go rambling about test preparation all day, but to keep you focused, pick the test that interests you, and we'll keep discussing it there:

  • Retail Associate Assessment (RAA) - Used for hourly positions
  • Teaming Employment Assessment (TEA) - Used for team leaders
  • Supervisor Employment Assessment (SEA) - Used for supervisory positions
  • Manager Employment Assessment (MEA) - Used for management positions
  • Walmart Maintenance Technician Assessment - Used for maintenance mechanics
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Learn Walmart's 4 Core Values and 12 Behaviors

Walmart will assess everything you do and say according to its core values and behavioral traits.

What Do Walmart's Values Have Anything to Do with Tests?

A large portion of Walmart's assessment process will be aimed at your personality and behavioral traits. According to Walmart, the ideal employee is someone who:

  • Provides excellent customer service
  • Respects other individuals
  • Strives for excellence
  • Acts with integrity

Each and every one of your answers will be scrutinized compared with these 4 values. Therefore, it is highly important to know what Walmart expects of you and how to project that profile.

Done Well on the Assessment? Take Advantage of It!

A high score on Walmart's assessment has benefits far beyond that of the particular job you applied to.

What Are the Benefits of a High Score?

If you successfully pass your Walmart assessment, you will not be required to take that specific assessment for the next 2 years.

That means that you can apply to any similar position without taking additional tests during that period.

Since Walmart's tests are similar across many positions, that means that a high score on an assessment can open opportunities for higher-paying jobs as well.

Stage #4 – Interview

The interview is your time to shine and show that you are more than a resume on a computer screen. Walmart has a very specific taste for candidates, and some of their recruiters have left some solid clues online as to what they expect from an ideal candidate.

Here are some tips to get you past your interview at Walmart:

Do Some Research

As in any stage of the hiring process, preparation is key. It won't only help you, it's expected of you.

What to Prepare for in Walmart's Interview?

Walmart’s recruiters expect you to understand the company, as well as the role you are intending to take.

You should go over Walmart’s website and view the LinkedIn profiles of the interviewer panel. Feel free to ask your recruiter who will interview you,if that information wasn’t provided to begin with. you may also find it beneficial to visit a store and take notes. This type of research can also benefit you greatly in the long run.

Be Communicative and Original (But Not Too Much)

Find the sweet spot between being a standard interviewee and a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

Tell Me More

Although in the earlier stages of recruitment it is recommended to stick to traditional formulas and practices, your interview is somewhat different. It is ultimately about YOU.

Never go into an interview expecting to get away with the typical generic answers. Think about how you fit into the company.

As one of Walmart’s recruiters has put it:

“We often ask candidates “Why Walmart?” and the most common response is a list of Walmart facts and excerpts of our mission statement… a better response is to tell how the company resonates with you personally…

In addition, remember Walmart's first and formost core value - Service to the Customer. Anyone who connects with customers on a daily basis is expected to be positive, amiable, and polite.

Present Your Strengths and Weaknesses Correctly

This one comes straight from one of Walmart's top HR personnel.

What Did He Say?

According to Jimmy Prencipe, a director in Walmart’s Talent Acquisition Department, it is very likely that you will be asked about both your strengths and weaknesses. Think carefully about both of these areas and prepare yourself for the following questions:

Strengths – what accomplishments can you provide to exemplify this strength?

Weaknesses – what measures are you taking to improve that weakness?

Be honest when asked about your weaknesses. Don’t provide the million-times-heard-before “I’m a perfectionist” weakness. As Prencipe says: “A candidate that shows professional maturity in being self-aware is highly desired in the team dynamics.”.

Ask the Interviewer Panel Questions as Well

Most people consider an interview as a one-sided Q&A session. However, being able to also contribute something to the conversation has several positive effects.

How Do I Do That?

Don’t hesitate to ask questions about anything the job entails, both before and during the interview. Doing so has several positive effects:

  • It creates a more balanced conversation and maximizes your relationship with the interviewer.
  • It reduces uncertainty and alleviates stress.
  • It shows you are interested and prepared.

Some examples Walmart gives for such questions are:

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  • What skill sets would most benefit your team at the moment?
  • What advice can you give me if I wish to succeed in this particular area of the company?
  • What is the most important quality on your team, and why?
  • What are the current objectives and strategies in your team?

And remember, good communication skills are one of the most highly demanded traits in any job, and especially so in jobs that require daily interaction with customers.


In order to pass the entire Walmart application process, you need to come prepared, and know exactly what is required of the ideal Walmart candidate.

Setting your resume right, implementing Walmart’s core values into your resume and interview answers, and acing your online assessment will highly increase your chances of success and land you a job.


Is it easy to get hired at Walmart? ›

It is that easy to get hired at there, if you have the basic skills needed for retail and customer service. What you need to do, go to the Walmart of your choice, You have to fill your application on a computer they'll provide at the store, anyone can tell you where they have the computers located.

How do I ace an interview at Walmart? ›

How to prepare for a Walmart interview
  1. Know the role. Understand the role you'll be interviewing for. ...
  2. Do your research. ...
  3. Visit a store. ...
  4. Understand the interview structure. ...
  5. Prepare questions. ...
  6. Dress for success.

How do you know if you get hired at Walmart? ›

Interviews completed

If your interview goes well and you are determined to be the best fit, you will receive an offer of employment and be asked to complete next steps within the pre-employment checks, such as a background check and drug screen, if applicable.

How do you get hired to work at Walmart? ›

Go to to complete an application. Set aside about one hour to complete your application for the first time. You can reapply every 60 days and some of your information will be saved.

How fast does Walmart hire you? ›

It takes an average of one to two weeks to get hired at Walmart. The hiring process at Walmart consists of an application, one to two in-person interviews with management, a drug test, a background check, and for certain roles, a fitness test is required.

What is the best position to work at Walmart? ›

Top 5 Walmart Jobs in 2022:
  • 1) Cashier / Front End Associate.
  • 2) Sales Associate.
  • 3) Fresh Food Associate.
  • 4) Hourly Supervisor & Training.
  • 5) People Lead.
  • 2) Senior Product Manager-Walmart Brands.
  • 3) Freight Handler.
  • 4) Floor Clerical.
Mar 24, 2020

Why should we hire you example? ›

For starters, I have all the skills and experience listed in the job description, and I'm confident that I can make an immediate impact on your company. It's not just my background in leading successful projects for Fortune 500 companies, but also my passion for the industry that drives me to succeed.

Is it hard to crack Walmart interview? ›

Walmart interview can be daunting but not impossible to crack. With proper research and preparation, you can easily get the job. If you are struggling with what to say in a Walmart interview, keep in mind that your responses will determine your selection.

Does orientation at Walmart mean you're hired? ›

Orientation is when you will be installed as an employee of Walmart. You will receive a badge and shirt as well as instructions of how to complete trainings online. Also, you are given a tour of the entire store.

How do you answer why do you want to work at Walmart? ›

SUGGESTED ANSWER: “I am a professional, respectful, customer-focused and committed person who wants to work for an organization that has strong values and ethics.

Will Walmart tell you if you don't get the job? ›

Applicants that apply online for store & club hourly positions will be put into our applicant tracking system based on your interest and geographic preference. Your application will remain in our system for 60 days, so you will not receive a notification if you are not selected or if a job has been filled.

How long after interview does Walmart hire? ›

15 Answers from Employees at Walmart

Depending on the amount of applications generated, it may take up to a week. It varies from a couple days to a couple weeks. Depends on background check, etc.

How long are Walmart job interviews? ›

About 15 to 30 minutes. You may be hired as a part of a group depending on what position you're seeking. My interviewing experience was unusual. I had four interviews in one day.

How long is Walmart orientation? ›

Employee orientation at Walmart should last no more than two days. In most cases, employee orientation takes place over a single eight hours day but may be spread out into two sessions of four hours each.

What percentage of applicants get hired at Walmart? ›

Fun Fact of the day: Walmart has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard. Harvard might be hard to get into with a 4.5 per cent admittance rate, but try this on for size: only 2.6 per cent of Walmart applicants are accepted.

What does application under review mean at Walmart? ›

It means that your app is being viewed and if you pass the assessment they'll call you for an interview.

How many interviews does Walmart do? ›

There are about two to three interviews conducted for the Walmart job. Walmart interviews about three candidates for each job category. The candidate hired is chosen out of these three only. The catch is that your interview will consist of three recruiters at the same time.

What is the lowest paid position at Walmart? ›

Hourly pay at ranges from an average of $11.05 to $21.56 an hour. employees with the job title Staff Pharmacist make the most with an average hourly rate of $56.47, while employees with the title Host/Hostess make the least with an average hourly rate of $10.90.

What part of Walmart pays the most? ›

Salaries By Department At Walmart
RankDepartmentHourly Rate
3Customer Service$17.82
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What is Walmart's lowest salary? ›

The average Walmart salary ranges from approximately $25,000 per year for Customer Service Representative to $227,234 per year for Senior Director of Finance. Average Walmart hourly pay ranges from approximately $12.06 per hour for Cashier/Stocker to $65.83 per hour for Staff Pharmacist.

Why do you want this position? ›

Talk about specific examples of how you can help this company achieve their goals and highlight any relevant transferrable skills that will make you stand out as the right candidate. Write down any recent achievements you can talk about or any challenges you've faced recently that might be related to this new job.

How do you respond why should we hire you? ›

Tips to Improve Your Answer to “Why Should We Hire You?”
  1. Respond with clarity and confidence that you're a great fit.
  2. Never undermine your lack of experience.
  3. Always show what you feel makes you unique.
  4. Incorporate examples from previous jobs and how they relate to the key qualifications.

Why am I good fit for this job? ›

You need to highlight why you're the best match for the role by explaining the accomplishments, skills, or personality traits that set you apart. However, don't criticize other candidates while you do so. Maintain a positive tone and keep the response focused on what you can offer, rather than what others can't.

Why should we hire you with no experience? ›

Why should we hire you? Make your lack of experience work in your favour. Use this as a strength and tell the panel you are fresh, enthusiastic, hungry and ready to get started! You want the panel to hire you because of your passion for this job and how much you are attracted to their company.

How do you respond if you don t know the answer a question? ›

How to respond when you don't know the answer to a question
  • Stay calm. ...
  • Ask clarifying questions. ...
  • Share what you do know. ...
  • Be honest. ...
  • Express your desire to learn. ...
  • Be punctual. ...
  • Prepare copies of your resume and cover letter. ...
  • Make a list of questions to ask the interviewer.
Sep 30, 2022

How do I sell myself in an interview? ›

When you're talking about yourself and your experience, keep the following six points in mind.
  1. Be the Solution. ...
  2. Be Specific. ...
  3. Prepare Sound Bites. ...
  4. Prepare to Talk About Your Resume. ...
  5. Be Aware of Nonverbal Communication. ...
  6. Be Positive.

What questions do interviewers ask Walmart? ›

Common Walmart Interview Questions and Example Answers
  • Why do you want to work for Walmart? ...
  • What hours are you available to work? ...
  • Tell me about a time when you displayed excellent customer service skills. ...
  • How do you manage a fast-paced workload while still ensuring quality? ...
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?

Does Walmart do over the phone interviews? ›

You prepare the perfect resume, speak with the company recruiter, ace a phone interview and are finally invited onsite to meet with your potential employer.

Is the Walmart meet and greet an interview? ›

From the moment you contact the company until you secure your next career step, you are being interviewed. The phone interview, the meet and greet and the possible rejection are all a part of the interview process.

Can I wear jeans to Walmart orientation? ›

any colored shirt (no logo or pictures), jeans or pants and close toed shoes. Khaki pants or black pants with a white or navy blue collar shirt. Dress code is black or khaki pants. Dress pants or jeans in those colors are fine.

Are you hired if you get called for orientation? ›

A job orientation does not always mean you got the job.

This means you have been selected to come in and see the facility and work. If you have not had any notice that you have been hired, contact HR to see the status of the application.

What happens on the first day of orientation at Walmart? ›

Walmart's new hire orientation program includes a packed schedule of various training programs and classes. In addition to sales training, new Walmart team members may learn: Policies and procedures. An understanding of employee benefits.

What's your weakness interview question? ›

How to answer What are your greatest weaknesses? Choose a weakness that will not prevent you from succeeding in the role. Be honest and choose a real weakness. Provide an example of how you've worked to improve upon your weakness or learn a new skill to combat the issue.

What questions do they ask during interview? ›

Most Common Job Interview Questions:
  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • How did you hear about this position?
  • Why do you want to work here?
  • Why did you decide to apply for this position?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What do you know about this company/organization?
Mar 23, 2023

What will disqualify you from working at Walmart? ›

Violent, sexual, drug, and financial/larceny offenses are most likely grounds for disqualification. Walmart does not hire violent criminals. Note: Expunged records will not show up on a background check.

Why does Walmart keep denying my application? ›

Walmart will search for listings related to your products on other sites. If it's found that you or another seller is offering your products at a noticeably lower price elsewhere (including the price of shipping), your application may get rejected. Of course, you should keep your profit margins in mind as well.

Why am I not eligible for hire Walmart? ›

Walmart does not hire just about anyone. They look into how long the record on your background check is and what kind of check it is. They will not hire you if you have theft, fraud or any form of dishonesty on your record.

How many rounds are there in Walmart interview? ›

Also, be prepared to answer questions about your projects/internships and your involvement in them. Candidates at Walmart usually need to undergo 3 rounds of technical interviews. However, the number of technical round interviews may vary depending on your performance in the first round of interviews.

What should I wear to my interview at Walmart? ›

If the interview is for a store level position, casual collared shirt and slacks is OK. Moving up to a management level interview calls for a tie and jacket. You can dress casual. I would recommend a nice shirt with no logos and a nice pair of jeans that fit properly.

What comes after hiring process? ›

Job offer

Once a top candidate is identified, the organization should extend an initial offer. The offer letter should include the position's salary, benefits, paid time off, start date, potential severance pay, working remotely policy, included company equipment and other terms and conditions of employment.

How many interviews until hired? ›

You can expect to have anywhere between two and four interviews before receiving a job offer. If you are interviewing for a high-level executive position, though, you may need to go on more than four interviews. If you are interviewing for an entry-level position, you may only need to go on one or two interviews.

What do you do during orientation? ›

Common activities taking place during the job orientation include office/workplace tour, introducing colleagues and the team, a company presentation, introduction of company policies and safety regulations, and more. It is also a time for the new hire to sign employment paperwork like tax and payroll forms.

Is Walmart paid weekly? ›

Like most major employers, Walmart pays its hourly employees on a bi-weekly basis (this translates to every other week or twice per month). All employees are paid on the 1st of every month, followed by a second payday about two weeks later, the date of which varies by month.

Do Walmart employees get a discount? ›

As a Walmart associate, you get a 10 percent discount on regularly priced general merchandise and fresh produce when you use your Walmart Associate Discount Card at any Walmart store in the United States.

What is the job acceptance rate of Walmart? ›

Fun Fact of the day: Walmart has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard. Harvard might be hard to get into with a 4.5 per cent admittance rate, but try this on for size: only 2.6 per cent of Walmart applicants are accepted.

What percent of people get hired at Walmart? ›

That's an acceptance rate of 2.6%, twice as selective as Harvard's and over five times as choosy as Cornell.

What is Walmart's employee acceptance rate? ›

The number of applications to work at Walmart was not unique to D.C. Last year 5 million Americans applied for 500,000 Walmart jobs, an acceptance rate of 10 percent, Ivy League status. With all the media coverage about Walmart's supposedly poor treatment of workers, why do so many people want Walmart jobs?

Will Walmart hire you if you have no experience? ›

Yes. Even if you don't have a diploma.

What position pays the most in Walmart? ›

The average Walmart salary ranges from approximately $25,000 per year for Customer Service Representative to $227,234 per year for Senior Director of Finance. Average Walmart hourly pay ranges from approximately $12.06 per hour for Cashier/Stocker to $65.83 per hour for Staff Pharmacist.

What is the hardest position in Walmart? ›

The hardest to work in is definitely being a receiver. You not only have to be responsible for accountability of all merchandise coming into the building but also the integrity of the vendor upon accurate check ins.

How many interviews do you have to do with Walmart? ›

There are about two to three interviews conducted for the Walmart job. Walmart interviews about three candidates for each job category. The candidate hired is chosen out of these three only. The catch is that your interview will consist of three recruiters at the same time.

What is the most a Walmart employee can make? ›

Walmart Supercenter Salary in California
Annual SalaryMonthly Pay
Top Earners$69,525$5,793
75th Percentile$58,264$4,855
25th Percentile$26,928$2,244

Should you call Walmart after applying? ›

When applying for jobs you should always reach out after an online application. Either show up in person and ask to speak to the manager of the department you applied to, or call the store and ask to be transferred to said department manager. “Hi my name is so and so and I recently applied online.

Who employs more Walmart or Amazon? ›

Walmart had about 2.3 million employees in 2022, the highest of all companies worldwide that year. Walmart also led ranking of companies by revenue in 2022, with a total revenue of about 600 billion U.S. dollars. Amazon followed in second with 1.5 million employees worldwide, with Hoi Han Precision Industry in third.

How hard is an interview at Walmart? ›

Interviews at Walmart can be both easy and difficult, depending on the position you try to get with the corporation. Applying for simple retail jobs (think cashier, stock clerk, etc), it's enough preparing for the questions I analyze in this article.

How long does the average person work at Walmart? ›

9 hours a day x 7 days a week = 63 hours. Full time ≠ 80. Full time = 40. You probably work 9 hour shifts, 5 days a week.

What disqualifies me from working at Walmart? ›

Walmart will look at felonies and misdemeanor arrests and convictions for the previous 7 years. Violent, sexual, drug, and financial/larceny offenses are most likely grounds for disqualification. Walmart does not hire violent criminals.

What is the Walmart hiring scandal? ›

OTTUMWA, Iowa – Walmart violated federal law when it gave a Black female employee an unsanitary lactation space based upon her race and failed to promote her based on sex stereotypes about mothers with small children, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.


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