Review the job description for the Warehouse position. The underlined keywords link to interview questions for that keyword or job function. The behavior and competency questions actually are the best predictors for how well the candidate can be expected to succeed in the desired position.
Here’s a list of the most common questions and a guide to the kind of answers your interviewer wants to hear
List sample interview questions for warehouse workers
- Tell me about yourself?
- What are your biggest strengths?
- Why did you leave your last job?
- What are your career goals?
- Can you lift x amount of weight?
- Do you have any injuries that may prevent any form of physical labor?
- Do you have any academic or trade school qualifications that can be applied to warehouse positions?
- Can you handle being on your feet for 8 hours of your day?
- Can you handle working in a hot warehouse?
- How well do you work in a team?
- Are you able to work with little supervision/Are you a motivated person?
- What are you hoping for in the order picker position?
- What experience do you have?
- Have you ever entered data in a computer? If so, what kind of data was it?
- Tell me about your experience in handling hazardous materials.
- What hours can you work? Are you flexible with the hours?
- What kind of organizational skills do you have?
- What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
- Describe your work ethic?
- What experience do you have in this field?
- Why should we hire you?
- Can you operate a forklift? If not, would you be willing to learn.
- Do you have a valid drivers license?
- How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
- What kind of salary are you looking for?
- What machinery can you operate, and where did you learn it (Include as much as you can on your resume about the past jobs/pallet jack experience you can)
- What are your greatest weaknesses?
- What are your greatest strengths?
- What do you expect as your starting salary?
- Do you have reliable transportation to and from work?
- Describe several warehouse trends in the last few years.
- Why did you quit your last job?
- Do you have any questions for me?
- Tell me about a time you improved the productivity of your team.
- How to measure/appraise your Warehouse…position?
- Describe two or three major trends in your Warehouse field?
- What tertiary qualifications have you attained that related to Warehouse…position?
- If a heavy forklift had become immobile with a load still on it, what would you do?
- What is the most recent skill you have learned that related to Warehouse…position?
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Top 7 interview questions with answers
1. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.
2. What experience do you have in this field?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
3. Describe a typical work week for you.
Interviewers expect a candidate for employment to discuss what they do while they are working in detail. Before you answer, consider the position you are applying for and how your current or past positions relate to it. The more you can connect your past experience with the job opening, the more successful you will be at answering the questions.
It should be obvious that it’s not a good idea talk about non-work related activities that you do on company time, but, I’ve had applicants tell me how they are often late because they have to drive a child to school or like to take a long lunch break to work at the gym.
Keep your answers focused on work and show the interviewer that you’re organized (“The first thing I do on Monday morning is check my voicemail and email, then I prioritize my activities for the week.”) and efficient.
4. What kind of salary do you need?
A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That’s a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.
5. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.
6. What is your greatest strength?
Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude
7. Do you have any questions for me?
Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of projects will I be able to assist on? Are examples.