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Costco Cake Decorator Interview Questions
1. How do you define great customer service?
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Costco Cake Decorator Interview Questions
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Do you work well under pressure?
 
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Yes. The same is with stress, remaining calm can only help the situation.
 
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How do you handle stressful situations?
 
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The best way to handle a stressful situation is to react to the situation itself rather than the stress.I try to stay calm and not express outbursts in such situations.
 
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Why should we consider you for this position?
 
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You should consider me because I am available and I am passionate about this position.I would be an asset to you.
 
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What is your availability like?
 
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What do you know about our company?
 
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Tell me about a time you were unable to satisfy a customer.
 
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There are some customers who no one can satisfy.On my last job as a business mail technician there was a customer who had a personal problem with themself and I was not able to satisfy them, but I realized that it was because that was the way that they chose to be, so I was very patient and simply answered all questions.
 
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Do you have previous experience as a Cake Decorator?
 
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No.I am more of a baker than a decorator, but feel that I would be good at the job.
 
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Why did you choose to apply at Costco?
 
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I chose to apply to Costco because I love the environment .The workers seem very friendly here.
 
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Why are you the best candidate for us?
 
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I am the best candidate because I am punctual and have a great work ethic. I also have a good attitude and love baking.Decorating could only add to my other skills.
 
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What are your greatest strengths?
 
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My greatest strengths are completing tasks on time and trying to get along with everyone.
 
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What kind of work environment do you thrive in?
 
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I thrive in an environment where there is teamwork and where everyone gets along as much as possible.I like an environment in which I can grow and learn new things.
 
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What are your career goals with our company?
 
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I would love to someday be a supervisor in the bakery department!
 
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What makes you passionate about being a cake decorator?
 
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Because of my love for baking I desire to take it to the next level.
 
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How did you get into bakery decorating?
 
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Although I have not done a great amount of decorating I have done it in a food service class in high school and have baked and decorated cakes for family.I do a great deal of baking for holidays and birthdays.
 
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Tell me about time where you provided great customer service?
 
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A previous customer in the business mail entry unit at the postal service had a mailing that was not prepared correctly .In order for them to avoid having to come back the next day I allowed them to step over to the side counter to correct the mailing.Although it was a time consuming process I was able to help them prepare the mailing and get it done the same day which resulted in a very happy customer experience!
 
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What are your greatest weakness?
 
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My greatest weaknesses are becoming frustrated with coworkers who choose not to meet deadlines and choose not to be punctual.I try to realize though that we are all different.
 
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If hired, what kind of difference do you plan on making with our company?
 
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I plan to make the company even more productive by helping to satisfy the customers.
 
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If hired, how long do you plan on working for us?
 
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Do you shop here?
 
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There It was a time where a customer wanted a specific cupcake made and we did not have the cake rings for the cupcakes but I went and made some flowers and cupcakes and she was very happy.
 
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