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Interviews at Goodwill Industries

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Goodwill Industries.
Interview experience
Based on 673 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 669 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 642 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Goodwill Industries

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a day or two
48%
About a week
28%
About two weeks
16%
About a month
5%
More than one month
4%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
71%
Background check
54%
Drug test
40%
Phone call/screening
27%
Group interview
17%
Least reported steps
Other
6%
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
2%

What candidates say about the interview process at Goodwill Industries

  • Pretty straight forward. Fill out a basic application and in a day or two, someone calls you for an in-house interview. Then you do some paperwork and after an orientation, your part of the team.
    Shared on February 17, 2019
  • Absolutely I like this
    Shared on January 31, 2019
  • Unprofessional
    Shared on January 15, 2019

Interview questions at Goodwill Industries

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • What makes you angry? How do you deal with conflict? How do you practice effective problem solving.
    Shared on September 25, 2017 - teacher, manager, administrator, - Hinckley, ME
  • How long have you been doing this type work. Desired salary, Have you every managed a large staff.
    Shared on September 25, 2017 - Store Manager - Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Was I able to perform the job duties.
    Was I able to be on my feet for a long time.
    Shared on July 28, 2017 - Cashier, General Staff - Laramie, WY
Interview tips at Goodwill Industries
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)61%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)18%
  • Formal (business suit)11%
  • They didn’t have a dress code9%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Goodwill Industries
  • As with any job interview, have a neat and clean apperence. Be on time. Answer questions openly and honestly and maintain a positive and professional attitude
    Shared on February 17, 2019
  • To Dress neatly, To Have your hair come and To try to answer the Questions as the best as you can.
    Shared on November 13, 2017 - Donation Attendant - Chula Vista, CA
  • Stay with the goal
    Shared on September 23, 2017 - Runner- Shipping - Douglasville, GA
The first interview at Goodwill Industries
How candidates got an interview
  • I walked in22%
  • Other online application17%
  • Employee referral15%
  • Through Indeed.com13%
  • Paper application11%
How candidates received their first interview at Goodwill Industries
  • Set up job seeker account on goodwill website and apply for a position. Some stores are looking to hire more than others. I got a call for an interview 2 days after applying at one location. Previousl…
    Shared on March 21, 2017
  • After I applied, the human resource personnel called me to arrange an in-person interview. After introducing herself, she talked about the organization and its purpose/mission. She went over my resu…
    Shared on November 3, 2016 - Donation Processor - Danville, VA
  • Walked in to the stoe and talk to someone.
    Shared on November 2, 2016 - Textile worker - Orlando, FL