Interview: Cashier

Describe the job to the candidate. Ask: "What you think will be the part of the job you like the most?"

What do you think will be the most challenging tasks involved in the position of the job I've just described?


Select an aptitude the candidate falls short on. Ask the recommended question(s).

Select an aptitude the candidate falls short on. Ask the recommended question(s).

Select an aptitude the candidate falls short on. Ask the recommended question(s).


Being overly busy is challenging. What are the best ways to ensure customers are patient and don't leave without purchasing?

What types of people do you have difficulty communicating with?

Do you speak Spanish?

What tactics or remedies would you use in dealing with a customer who speaks limited English or doesn't understand you?


Describe the most difficult or challenging work experience you've ever had and how you reacted.

How would you describe your tolerance with a heavy workload and tight deadlines?

How would you describe your tolerance of difficult or angry people / customers?


What aspects of the job of cashier do you enjoy most?

Which areas of being an cashier are you strongest in, have the most experience in, or enjoy most?

What cashier tasks do you enjoy least?


What do you see as your main strengths?

What do you see as your main weaknesses and how do you compensate for them?

What personal growth do you hope to achieve by working with our company?

What 5 key qualities do you think a cashier for our company needs to have? Do you fall short on any of these?

Assessment notes for custom questions.


How long do you predict you will be satisfied in this position before wanting a new challenge?

If money were no object, what job would you rather have?