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Walmart is one of the largest retailers in the world as well as one the largest employers. If you want a job with them, be ready to pass multiple interviews and an assessment test. The application and interview process can take up to three weeks, and it may help your chances if you say your schedule is flexible. Though Walmart used to offer in-store kiosks for applications, you now must apply online.

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    Browse job openings. Go to https://careers.walmart.com/ to easily browse jobs by location and department. Because Walmart can train you to do just about any job, apply for as many positions as you can. Not limiting yourself will increase your chances of getting hired.[1]

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    Create credentials online. Go to https://storejobs.wal-mart.com/HiringCenter/createAccount to register for Walmart's online application. Type in your email address in the user name field and create a password to create an account.

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    Complete the application. Go to https://careers.walmart.com/stores-clubs/walmart-store-jobs to complete an application. Set aside about one hour to complete your application for the first time. You can reapply every 60 days and some of your information will be saved. Things to have on hand: [2]

    • Job history for the past ten years.
    • Professional references with phone numbers.
    • Career accomplishments.
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    Complete the assessment. After you fill out the basic application, you will have to take a 65 question test that lasts about 30 minutes. The test covers how you interact with coworkers and guests. It may cover math skills and reading comprehension depending on the position you apply for.[3]

    • Choose answers that show a positive attitude.
    • If questions ask how strongly you agree or disagree, do not pick neutral answers.
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    Call the store you applied to. If you applied to a retail store, It’s a good idea to call them and ask to speak to a hiring manager. Explain that you applied online and you want to make sure they received your application.[4]

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    Pass your first interview. You will likely be interviewed in a group setting, during this first round. Dress professionally, look neat and polished, but most importantly be prepared to answer questions. Rehearse answers to common interview questions like:[5]

    • “How did you handle a difficult situation in the past?”
    • “What did you do to change something you didn’t agree with at your previous job?”
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    Go for a second interview. If you made it to the second interview, congratulations! That means you beat out other people and you have a good chance at landing the job. Be ready to answer more questions like the ones from the first interview. Show the hiring managers good character traits by the way you answer.

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    Pass a background check. Walmart conducts credit, criminal and personal background checks. Your hiring manager may only call your references or they may conduct a more extensive check, depending on the position you applied for.[6]

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    Pass a drug test. You must pass a urine test that screens for any controlled substances in your system. Don’t do drugs and stay clean. Walmart conducts periodic tests, even after you get hired.

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    Keep your schedule open. When you fill out your application and even when you talk to hiring managers, be as flexible as possible with your schedule. Don’t be passed over because you can only work certain times or days.

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    Go network in-store. After you apply online, go to the store you applied to work at and try to talk to anyone you can. Explain that you applied for a position and highlight your strengths in that position. If you applied to be a stocker, talk about how you like to stay busy. Find a manager if you can.

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    Be very friendly. Walmart likes to know that the people they hire will be nice and friendly to their customers. Smile when you go in for your interview and always show off a positive attitude.

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    Apply to multiple stores. Increase your chances of getting picked by applying to positions in surrounding areas. You don’t have to limit yourself to just Walmart either. Apply to Sam’s Club, since it’s the same company. Keep in mind how far you can drive back and forth to work on a regular basis.

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    Don't use drugs. If it's too late for that, you'll just have to drink a ton of water in the days leading up to the test and pray.

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    You're able to retake any of the assessment tests about 6 months after you failed.

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      If you want to get a job at Walmart, visit the Walmart careers website to browse openings. When you find a job you want to apply for, go to Walmart’s online hiring center and create an account with your personal details to send your application. You’ll need to provide your past job history, professional references, and a summary of your career achievements in your application. After you complete the application form, take a 30-minute online test, which will ask you how you would engage with customers. Once you’ve completed the test, call the hiring manager at the store you applied to to make sure they’ve received your application. If the manager likes your application, they'll call you in for an interview. Afterwards, you'll need to take a drug test. For tips on how to successfully make it through a job interview at Walmart, keep reading!

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