Team member interview questions shared by candidates
Difficult: What's the minimum and maximum range of hours you would accept? - I was applying for part-time, and at the store I went to, their policy is to hire part-timers for 5 hours a week, then bump them up to 10 hours, then go from there; so this question was a trap from the beginning. Your best bet is to speak to someone working at the store before you apply and ask them what kind of hours new part-timers/casuals will start on. Unexpected: What is your favourite colour? (and the follow-up question of "Why?")
This store's policy was to be a "community asset" that helps students and youths get the necessary experience to move onto better jobs. For that reason, the manager himself said he didn't want to keep any staff (other than skilled staff who legitimately want manager positions) for more than 1-2 years. If you're applying for part-time (especially while in school) and get asked "do you see yourself working with us in 5 years", there is nothing wrong with saying "No. By that time, I plan to use this invaluable experience and move on to a better career". In-fact, this might even be the answer that they're looking for. For the same reason, consider saying "disagree" to this question in their online application: "Are you interested in a manager position?".