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How to Prepare for a Cashier Job Interview

Updated on September 12, 2015
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Erin Shelby is passionate about living a lifestyle that aims for financial freedom. She writes about personal finance and other topics.


If you’ve been looking for a job and you’ve been invited to interview for a cashier position, congratulations. Receiving an invitation to interview is a good sign that a job offer might be in your future. If you’ve never interviewed for a job before, you may have some questions about how to make a good impression. Here’s what you need to know about how to prepare for a cashier job interview.


Read the Cashier Job Description

Before you go to the interview, read the job description if one is posted. This will prepare you to know what the job will entail and to help you decide if a cashier job is right for you. Reading the job description can also help you be confident when asked about why you would be great for the position. If a job description is not available, you can read about typical cashier job description duties here.

How to Dress for a Cashier Job Interview

A job interview is not the time to wear shorts, flip flops, jeans or a baseball cap. It’s a business situation and you should present a professional look. While wearing a business suit isn’t typically expected for a cashier job, you’ll make a good impression if you dress up.


What to Say During a Cashier Job Interview

If you’ve never had a job before, you may wonder what a cashier job interview will be like. You will probably be asked when you’re available to work. When you give your availability, you should be honest. Do not say that you can work on Tuesdays if you cannot. If you’re involved with school clubs, sports or church activities that would make your work schedule restricted, be honest and let the interviewer know that your availability will be limited. Some employers may not hire you if you have a limited schedule, but others will see you as a responsible person because you have time management abilities.

Cashier Job Interview Tips

Be sure to arrive on time for your interview, with your phone turned off and out of sight. If the cashier job you’re interviewing for is with a company you’re not familiar with, read about the company online. A common interview question is “What do you know about our company?” It could be very embarrassing to have to say “I don’t know,” when you could have visited their website online and found something.

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      erinshelby 3 years ago from United States

      ignugent17, I do hope this helps those applying for jobs. Thanks for stopping by.

      Frank Atanacio, Thanks for your comment.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      is hub would be super for high schoolers just hitting the work force great job :)

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      ignugent17 3 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I do hope this will be helpful for those applying for the job.

      Have a great day!

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      erinshelby 3 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Mel Carriere.

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      Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

      Great job tips. I've said all of these same things to my sons but alas, no one listens to me.