Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at ShopKo Stores
- Cashier (9)
- Sales Floor (3)
- Apparel Sales Associate (2)
- Pharmacy Technician (2)
- Customer Service Specialist (2)
- General Merchandise Manager (2)
- Any (2)
- Loss Prevention Investigator (2)
- GM Salesfloor (2)
- Professional Corporate Position (1)
- Customer Service Department Supervisor (1)
- Director Merchandise Planning & Supply Chain Analytics (1)
- Supervisor (1)
- General Merchandise Specialist (1)
- Executive Merchandise Traine (1)
- Store Management Trainee Program (1)
- Executive Merchandise Trainee (1)
- Buyer/Purchasing-Fixtures (1)
- Apparel (1)
- Advertising (1)
- Optician (1)
- Analyst (1)
- Applications Architect (1)
- Assistant Buyer (1)
- Floor Supervisor (1)
- Customer Service Supervisor (1)
- Electronics Teammate (1)
- Certified Pharmacy Technician (1)
- Marketing (1)
- Specialist (1)
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Executive Merchandise Trainee Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at ShopKo Stores in March 2012.
My interview process began with campus recruiting at a job fair. I met with one of the Human Resource Managers who told me to apply online. Less than a week after applying online I had a phone interview with a corporate recruiter that lasted approximately one hour. Questions were a blend of behavioral and "about you" questions. He was very friendly, enthusiastic, and asked great follow up questions.
After the phone interview I had to wait a couple days before I knew the results of our interview. I successfully made it to a group interview. There were 11 other candidates from various universities, mostly business, retail, and apparel/design majors. We had a one hour intro session, in which we heard from 3 different corporate executives (one was a vice president). It was a calm and relaxed environment and each of the individuals taking charge of the intro session was equally as friendly as the corporate recruiter.
Next candidates moved into 3 rounds of 1:1 interviews, each lasting approximately 40 minutes. The interview questions were somewhat repetitive and took up about 25-30 minutes of the allotted time. Definitely come prepared with questions - and specific ones at that.
After the round of 1:1 interviews, we had a store tour given by two different employees. They essentially pointed out different aspects of branding, product placement and space planning, and things of that nature.
I received an email about my status (did not receive an offer) less than 48 hours after this process. I called the corporate recruiter for feedback and left him a voicemail message, which was never returned.