Complete Guide to Part-Time Job Interviews

Indrasoft - Helen, GA 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

$15 an hour

Indrasoft - Hendersonville, NC 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

Estimated: $33,000 - $44,000 a year

Indrasoft - Weed, CA 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

$15 an hour

Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Sterling, VA 3.6

Shift Assistants are responsible for daily management of department duties including: High School Diploma or equivalent. Ability to work overtime as required.

Estimated: $29,000 - $41,000 a year

Indrasoft - Lakewood, CO 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. Rate of pay is based on the SCA rate of $17.23/hr. Ability to Make an Impact:

$17 an hour

Indrasoft - Ottawa, IL 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

$15 an hour

Whole Foods Market - Franklin, TN 3.8

This role is part-time, up to 19 hours per week (available shifts and number of hours will vary). We’ll pay you $15/hr to shop. Must be at least 18 years old.

$15 an hour

Whole Foods Market - Knoxville, TN 3.8

This role is part-time, up to 19 hours per week (available shifts and number of hours will vary). We’ll pay you $15/hr to shop. Must be at least 18 years old.

$15 an hour

Indrasoft - Boise, ID 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

Estimated: $32,000 - $45,000 a year

Indrasoft - Riverton, WY 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

$15 an hour

Whole Foods Market - Chattanooga, TN 3.8

This role is part-time, up to 19 hours per week (available shifts and number of hours will vary). We’ll pay you $15/hr to shop. Must be at least 18 years old.

$15 an hour

Indrasoft - Ann Arbor, MI 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

$15 an hour

Whole Foods Market - Montgomery, AL 3.8

This role is part-time, up to 19 hours per week (available shifts and number of hours will vary). We’ll pay you $15/hr to shop. Must be at least 18 years old.

$15 an hour

Indrasoft - Canadian, TX 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

$16 an hour

Whole Foods Market - Winston-Salem, NC 3.8

This role is part-time, up to 19 hours per week (available shifts and number of hours will vary). We’ll pay you $15/hr to shop. Must be at least 18 years old.

$15 an hour

Whole Foods Market - Alpharetta, GA 3.8

This role is part-time, up to 19 hours per week (available shifts and number of hours will vary). We’ll pay you $15/hr to shop. Must be at least 18 years old.

$15 an hour

Indrasoft - Duluth, MN 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

Estimated: $35,000 - $47,000 a year

Indrasoft - Orono, ME 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. If you are, IndraSoft is searching for reliable, energetic, organized…

$14 an hour

Whole Foods Market - Huntersville, NC 3.8

This role is part-time, up to 19 hours per week (available shifts and number of hours will vary). We’ll pay you $15/hr to shop. Must be at least 18 years old.

$15 an hour

Indrasoft - Concord, NH 3.6

This is a seasonal part-time position, please note the work schedules will vary. Rate of pay is based on the SCA rate of $14.66/hr. Ability to Make an Impact:

$15 an hour

Complete Guide to Part-Time Job Interviews

If you need to nail an interview to get hired for a part-time job, follow the tips in this guide to interviewing for a part-time job.

What does an interview for a part-time role look like?

After getting an interview for a part-time job, you can consider yourself just one step away from your desired position. This means that you have already passed the resume and networking part of the process and simply have to impress the hiring manager during the final discussion. You will have to put your best foot forward and make it clear that you did a lot of research. As far as the interview itself, it usually tends to look like a business-casual discussion between professionals.

In case you are interviewed over the phone, your experience will be a lot less intense given the lack of face-to-face interaction. Nevertheless, you will still have to apply all of the principles of professionalism and due care. This means addressing background noise prior to the conversation, ensuring that your connection is working and talking as eloquently as possible.

Video interviews for part-time jobs are a lot like phone interviews. First, employers will obviously not be in the same room as you. This may give you some freedom as to where you decide to position yourself as long as the camera records you properly. Consequently, you should ensure that enough background is shown to where you are not zooming in your face too much nor zooming out to a point where they cannot see your expressions.

The key to in-person interviews for part-time roles is to be extraordinarily prepared. This includes bringing copies of your resume, cover letter and any other material that may be relevant to the position. You should wear some professional clothing and do a few simulations or mock interviews while dressed up to experience the setting. Finally, do not put a lot of perfume or cologne as the interview could take place in a tiny room where those smells might become overpowering.

When you are interviewing for a part-time job with a panel, you will have to practice interviewing with the best combination of excitement and multitasking. This is a byproduct of having to address a few different individuals who might all have varying questions. You should do some research on the company you are applying for. After all, getting to know the panel will help you get ready for the interview and predict the types of questions that you will have to answer.

In certain situations, your job interview might be a prolonged project that shows your technical capabilities. If this is the case, your part-time experience may need to be proven to those who will review the project in question. Regardless, your priority should be to avoid taking the work of others and providing your original creation.

Example interview questions

Prepare for your interview by practicing answering some sample questions.

Entry-level questions for part-time positions that might arise during this stage include inquiries about the candidate's expectations of the job. Employers use these questions to gauge just how passionate people really are. Applicants for part-time positions may have little to no experience, so employers will have to assess their work ethic rather than rely solely on a resume. Also, one of the most common questions tends to be some variation of "Tell me about yourself." Although it is asked during most types of interviews, entry-level roles often prioritize it. It's a good question because it will give you, the candidate, a chance to give an overview of who you are and the things that you enjoy outside of work hours.

In the case of mid-level questions for a part-time job, a candidate might be asked about how they would handle certain situations with customers or co-workers. Depending on the job, a question could involve handling a co-worker who breaks the company's policies or dealing with a customer who makes a complaint. These types of questions are great because they mix an adequate dose of behavioral and knowledge-based scenarios that help the interviewers gauge your compatibility with the company. Additionally, they are perfect for figuring out if you have the right level of maturity to take up a mid-level, part-time position.

This guide to part-time job interviews would not be complete without advising you on the appropriate way to answer C-level questions. C-level questions are generally the tougher types of questions. They will often ask for your overall goals and plans for the future as well as your intention for the company. You will probably be asked to present your short- and long-term plans of growth for the company. These questions let interviewers know how serious you are about the job you’re applying for as well as the direction you plan on going in. They also show that you plan ahead and have goals for the future. Having a solid plan and general idea of where you want to be in a couple years will make you look responsible and organized.