Brilliant Answers to 30 Most Common Interview Questions


Dear job seeker,

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30 most common interview questions eBook cover, 2018 edition

An eBook that will show you how to deal with any difficult question you may face in your retail interview.

Questions such as:

  • What motivates you in this job?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What are your strengths?
  • Describe a situation when you were under pressure.
  • Describe a conflict you had with your colleague.
  • Why do you want to work for us, and not another retailer?
  • Describe a situation when you went above and beyond with your service (for the customer, for the colleague).
  • Describe a situation when you did not agree with the opinion (or decision) of your superior or supervisor, and knew that they were wrong. How did you handle that?
  • Describe a situation when you faced a particularly demanding problem or challenge in your personal life. How did that affect you in your job?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years time?
  • and 20 other questions you may face in your interview

Without too much talking, check a sample from the eBook below:


Sample from the eBook

Question no. 11: What characterizes a good boss (colleague) from your point of view?

Hint: You won’t work alone. Employees interact with each other, and the interviewers try to find out if you can fit into the team in the workplace.

Avoid mentioning something personal in your answer, for example saying that you prefer young collective, or that you work better under an older boss.

Such an answer could easily backfire—if a boss was a young man, they would not hire you.

The best thing to do is mentioning something neutral and emphasize that you can get along anyone.


Sample answers

– Ideal boss doesn’t exist, and it doesn’t even matter to me. I want to focus on my job, and my duties, and I try to avoid any conflicts with other employees.

Everyone is different, and I respect the individuality of each person. But I do not try to think much about my colleagues–what they should do better, how they should work. I simply prefer to focus on my own duties, and on my good attitude to other people. That is the only thing I can control.

– I can get along with everyone, and I do not have special preferences. The most important thing is to see that my colleagues try their best in work, day in day out. But whether they are old or young, whether they like dancing or watching football, doesn’t make any difference to me.


Question no. 18: Describe a situation when you went above and beyond with your service (for the customer, for the colleague).

Hint: Are you an average employee, who just takes care of their duties? Or are you an exceptional one, who strives to go above and beyond for their colleagues and customers?

Companies try to hire people who do not mind going above and beyond with their service, to help their employer to stand out from the competition.

Your tone of voice is important when answering this question. You should speak with enthusiasm about the situation when you did something extraordinary for the customer, or for your colleague. Try to stress that you understand the importance of excellent customer service, and show them that delivering such a service makes you proud of your job.


Sample answers

– I consider it a duty to always try my best for each customer. For example, in my last job in retail, I called a friend—an expert in the area of electronics, when I needed an advice for a customer who asked a specific question about a computer we were selling, a question I could not answer. The customer really appreciated the phone call I made for them, and they eventually purchased the computer. Such moments make me proud of my work.

– I have never gone above and beyond with customer service, because this is my first job application. However, I understand that the market is extremely competitive, and unless we deliver exceptional customer service, the clients will go and do business with one of our main competitors. I hope to learn, in your training program, how to satisfy the customers, and I also hope to come up with my own ideas on how to go above and beyond with my service.


—-end of the sample—-

These were just two questions. A small fraction of a specialized eBook that will show you how to answer thirty most common interview questions, including the difficult behavioral questions, in the best possible way.


Matthew Chullaw, author of the book

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Quick summary

30 most common interview questions

  • Brilliant answers to thirty common and difficult questions you may get in your interview for a retail job.
  • Updated for 2019.
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Matthew Chulaw,

Your personal job interview coach

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