Cashier Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Cashier interview, here are 26 interview questions and answer examples.

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If a customer's bag ripped right after their purchase, and their jar of mustard broke open, what would you do?

This one should be easy! Tell the interviewer that you would simply get the customer a new jar of of charge! It's the simple things like this that will keep your customers coming back. Be sure to mention that you would log the free jar of mustard in the store's record keeping books for proper inventory.

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26 Cashier Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. If a customer's bag ripped right after their purchase, and their jar of mustard broke open, what would you do?

  • 2. What are you passionate about?

  • 3. Do you take pride in your work?

  • 4. Why do you need this job at our store?

  • 5. During your last employment, did you ever call off work? What were your reasons?

  • 6. How dependent of a person are you?

  • 7. Your resume says you've only stayed at your last job for 3 months, explain to me why you did not stay longer?

  • 8. What did you dislike about your former job?

  • 9. If a coworker calls in sick, and you realize you will have long lines all afternoon, how would you handle this?

  • 10. Have you ever handled cash in large monetary transactions?

  • 11. Are you interviewing for any positions at other retail locations?

  • 12. What are your plans for the future?

  • 13. If you receive a 100 dollar bill for a 23.51 order, explain to me how you would add up the change and hand it to the customer?

  • 14. What cash handling experience do you have?

  • 15. Are you okay following our company guidelines and rules even though they may differ from your past employment?

  • 16. Are you okay working a 40 hour week?

  • 17. Have you ever been tardy for work before?

  • 18. Have you ever complained to coworkers about management in the past? If so, what did they do wrong?

  • 19. How well did you get along with management at your past employment?

  • 20. Has a large amount of money ever come up missing at your past employment?

  • 21. At our company, we have three strikes for money being over or minus 10 dollars. Are you okay handling that pressure of keeping your drawer within 10 dollars?

  • 22. How comfortable are you checking IDs for a purchase of alcohol even if the customer looks to be in his mid 30s?

  • 23. Here is a scenario question, If a customer asks for a discount on a gallon of milk, what do you tell them?

  • 24. How will you stay composed if an angry customer wants to return a product but does not realize there is a return cashier for just that purpose?

  • 25. What past experiences do you have that demonstrate your ability to work as a cashier?

  • 26. Our store is non-stop ringing customers out, can you keep up in a fast paced environment for 4 hours without a break?