Practicing how to answer questions effectively at your Home Depot interview takes a little bit of practice and the rewards are very much worth it. The stress of an interview without being prepared can make even the strongest person weak in the knees. By preparing for this stage of the hiring game, you can easily take a load of anxiety completely out of the picture. It does not make sense to just go into the interview process and wing it; there is simply too much competition out there and you may miss your opportunity to get hired because you were not prepared.
Here are some of the most common Home Depot Interview questions and answers and how you should try to tailor your answer specifically to them:
1. Tell us about yourself. This question does not require you to talk about how you loved to walk your do Fido and feed him Kibbles and Bits when you were 10 years old! It’s and open-ended statement inviting you to tell them about what you have done in your career so far and what makes you qualified for the position available. Talk about this for about 1 minute and make every second count!
2. Why do you want to work for us? This is an easy question to answer because you will have already researched the company and you know how your skills match the job description. Tailor your answer to perfectly match your qualification with the open position using examples of how this is true. Place them in the driver’s seat to seeing how you would be the perfect fit for the company.
3. Tell us about a difficult situation and how you handled it, and what was the outcome? Here is where you can knock their socks off; pause for a moment, then go into a rehearsed explanation about how you had such and such a problem, what you did about it, and how you finally resolved the issue. They won’t know what hit them! By acting as if you were caught off guard and coming back with a powerful example of your problem-solving skills, you will win them over, big-time!