McDonald's # 10050
Follow the tips on this page for a clear idea of how to prepare, what kind of questions to expect and how to make the interview go as smoothly as possible.
Getting ready for your interview
The secret to a good interview is preparation. Here are some pointers on how you can make the right impression.
1. Refresh your memory.
Look at the copy of your application form so you can remember how you answered the questions. Take it with you to the interview.
2. Know your stuff.
Rehearse answers to questions like why you want the job, what your skills and achievements are, why you think you'll fit in and what you think you'll add to the company.
3. What to wear.
Wear something clean and smart that you feel comfortable in. If your interview is for after school, your uniform is fine. Pay attention to grooming too - that way you'll feel and look confident.
4. On the day.
Make sure you leave plenty of time for your journey - plan to arrive about 15 to 20 minutes before your interview time. Check that you have your application form, pen, pencil, notepad, cell phone, map (if you've never been to the restaurant before) and of course, car keys or fare money.
Let the shift manager know you've arrived.
What to bring to interview
|Copies of your resume|
|Questions about McDonalds Restaurants and the position that you are applying for|
|Complete addresses and phone numbers of at least 3 work references|
|Complete information regarding educational and work history|
A good attitude
Some typical questions
Here are some of the most common questions that get asked at an interview. Think about how you'd answer. Ask friends or family for their advice on what you can say.
- Why do you want the job?
- What do you know about McDonald's and why do you want to work for us?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What are your career ambitions?
- What achievements and skills do you think will be useful in this job?
- What kind of things do you enjoy doing outside school/work?
You will probably be asked to give some examples of situations where you have worked or participated in a team and whether that worked well and if it didn't work well, why?
Be prepared to discuss any customer situations you've been in where you may have faced a difficult customer and how you handled that.
At the interview
If you're really nervous take some deep breaths and try to relax. We'll be asking you questions to find out a bit more about your skills and achievements.
Take your time when answering questions and try to show how your skills and abilities will help you perform the job. If you don't understand a question, don't be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat it.
Usually at the end of an interview, you'll be asked if you have any questions. Now's the time to clarify anything you're not sure of. Good questions to ask are about the training and the prospects. You can also ask when you might hear if you've been successful.