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What Questions Are Usually Asked During a Warehouse Interview?

You’re searching for warehouse jobs in Allentown, PA, which means job interviews are right around the corner. Whether you’ve been working in warehouses for years or this will be your first time, it’s important to prepare in advance.

No two warehouse job interviews are the same, but you can likely predict some of the most common questions you’ll be asked. Here’s a look at a few questions you should be ready to answer.

4 Questions Usually Asked During a Job Interview

Why do you want to work in a warehouse?

Employers want to hire a candidate who truly wants the job at their warehouse — not someone just chasing a paycheck. If you’re new to the field, share your desire to learn more about logistics and try your hand at different tasks. If you’re a seasoned warehouse worker, mention how much you enjoy working as part of a team and the satisfaction you get from working with your hands.

It’s also wise to explain why you’re interested in this particular warehouse — i.e., a reputation in the community as a great place to work, the ability to grow your career or the industry served.

What is your process to ensure you follow proper safety protocols?

If hired, you’ll be thoroughly trained on the company’s safety procedures. This question allows the interviewer to gauge your commitment to safety. Emphasize your desire to promote workplace safety by explaining that you understand the importance of following the rules. Make it clear that you won’t cut corners and will always ask questions if you’re uncertain about any actions you need to take.

How do you handle working in a stressful environment?

A warehouse is a fast-paced environment. You’ll likely have targets you need to meet each shift that inevitably place a certain amount of stress on you. Reassure the interviewer you can take the heat by sharing an example of a time you worked under pressure and thrived.

If shipments are reported lost or stolen, what would you do?

When shipping items to customers, it’s almost inevitable that products will sometimes be lost or stolen. This can seriously impact the company’s bottom line, so it’s important to hire employees who will get to the bottom of it.

Explain that if a shipment is reported lost or stolen, you would promptly examine the appropriate documentation to cross-check the list of products that arrived vs. what was ordered. Then note that you would pass this information onto your manager and wait for further instruction. This shows responsibility and a commitment to company protocol.

Searching for a great new warehouse job in the Lehigh Valley? HTSS, Inc. wants to help you find the perfect fit for your skills, interests and schedule. Contact us today to get started!


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