Do’s and Don’ts for Candidates in a Warehouse Job Interview

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, there is a significant increase in online orders, so there are more warehouse jobs available. Hence many people who are not well educated and are interested in doing low skill jobs are applying for these warehouse jobs. Many of these job applicants have been called for an interview after submitting their resume. They would like to maximize the possibility that they will be selected since there may be fewer other job opportunities in the area for them.

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Some do and don’s for the warehouse interview which will improve their chances for selection are provided below.

Do’s

– Research the company: The candidate should do some research on the company which has called him for the interview, the products it is selling, how many employees it has, how it is better than its competitors. This will increase the confidence of the job seeker and help him better answer any question which is asked. Specifically, job applicants are often asked why they would like to work in the specific employer

– Be punctual: Since a large number of people may be applying for the job, the company will schedule many interviews for the applicants who they have shortlisted. Each jobseeker will be informed when his interview is scheduled, and s/he should plan to reach the interview venue at least fifteen minutes early. This will help him have the time to become mentally prepared for the interview. Also, for blue collar jobs like warehouse jobs, the employer would like to hire workers who are disciplined and punctual at work. So, arriving early, will help in creating the right impression.

– Dress properly: The way the jobseeker is dressing will affect the first impression he is creating on the interviewer, and his chances of getting the job. Hence it is advisable to dress formally for the interview. The clothes should be clean and well ironed. The footwear should be fashionable, comfortable, and safe for wearing in a warehouse. Hair should be combed well and tied back.

– References and resume: Employees are interested in hiring hardworking and honest workers for their warehouse, since the goods they handle are sometimes expensive. Hence, they will prefer to hire workers who have worked earlier, references from other employers that they are hardworking and can be trusted. So, workers who can provide details of their previous employers will be trusted.

– Be professional and ask questions. The job seeker should also be professional at the interview, talk only about the job which is discussed and maintain eye contact. S/he should also ask relevant question to show she’s interested in the company.

Don’ts

– Do not chew gum, eat during the interview; it creates a negative impression

– Don’t wear brightly colored, flashy, casual clothes, shorts, jewelry, or bling

– Don’t interrupt the interviewer when s/he is speaking. Also do not ramble when providing personal information.  Try to provide information only related to the questions asked

– Do not exaggerate, provide false information, and do not speak negatively about the past employers

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How to Dress to Ace a Warehouse Interview and Move up the Ladder

How to Dress When Interviewing for a Warehouse Position

One of the factors which determines whether a particular candidate is selected for a job at the warehouse, is the way he or she dresses for the interview. When the job applicant enters the room, the clothes s/he wears will be one of the factors which affect the first impression which is created. Usually a recruiter is interested in hiring a candidate who will ensure that he creates a positive first impression. Hence the candidate should be extremely careful in dressing the right way while attending any interview. The candidate should dress well, to create the right impression on the interviewers.

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Guidelines

Though warehouse employees can wear jeans with boots after they are selected, it is advisable to do some research before choosing the interview clothes. The candidate should find out who is interviewing him, and adopt a similar dressing style or improve it. Usually staff from the Human Resources department or the warehouse manager interview the candidate and dress in business casual clothes. Hence male candidates can wear shirts with pants. Women may wear a dress or skirt with blouse or a pant-suit.

The candidate should consider himself an administrator or supervisor and wear well ironed and cleaned clothes. This will boost the confidence of the job applicant, and also the interviewers will have more confidence in a well dressed candidate.

Footwear

The candidate will want to look smart and give an impression that he understands warehouse functioning. The choice of shoes can affect the impression that is created. The shoes should be comfortable, fashionable and functional to create the impression that the candidate is capable, rational and intelligent. The shoes should protect the feet in the warehouse, so that the candidate does not face any safety problem if he is given a tour of the warehouse.

Hairstyle

Businesses wish to hire hardworking and honest employees for their warehouse, and this is the impression that a candidate should make. Whatever the hairstyle selected, there should no hair on the face, and it should be a clean style. If makeup for women or after-shave lotion for men is used, it should be understated and conservative. The applicant should not let his appearance adversely affect the impression s/he creates on the interviewer. The candidate should remember that the environment in a warehouse is different from a party.

What to Avoid

The candidate should not wear anything which will interfere or distract the interviewer from communicating with him. Hence the candidate should avoid chewing gum, wearing bling, band pins, clothes which are too loose, flip flops or shorts. The interviewer should have a positive impression that the candidate is is sincere and reliable work, who complete all the tasks which are assigned to him. To maximize the chances of getting a job offer, the interviewer should feel that the candidate will flourish in the company.

Conclusion

The clothes which a candidate wears are a reflection of his personality, and wearing the right clothes can greatly improve the possibility that a person will be selected for the warehouse job.

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