A job in loss prevention field can be very lucrative and exciting. If you successfully land the job, some of your job duties will include working undercover to catch shoplifters or working behind the scenes to improve a store’s security level by installing cameras and implement a loss prevention plan. Now you get the chance of an interview, you might land the job in an easier way if you follow some of the tips.
1. Do some research on the company.
Lpjobs.com suggests that before your interview, you should conduct a good research on the company that you are interviewing with. Get an idea about what the company is looking for from loss prevention specialists. Ask them if they prefer interviewees to have certain qualities or if they look for specific experiences. Generally, you are trying to arm yourself with whatever information you can collect. During the interview, you should find a chance to show the interviewer that you did some homework on the company and you know the stuff. It helps make a good impression and might make you stand out from other competitors.
2. Practice answering questions.
The next thing you should do to prepare for your interview is to anticipate questions and practice answering them. Check out some commonly asked questions about loss prevention online or check with your local career and professional development office to see if there are more questions available to you. For example, Kohl’s questions include demonstrating how you will handle an employee stealing good from the company. In fact, a corollary to such questions is to ask how you plan to deal with the situation if you see a friend or a family member is stealing merchandise. Obviously, there is a moral dilemma involved that you don’t want to rat on your family member or friend, while you don’t want to jeopardize the company’s interest. The best way to answer this question is to say that you would take care of it personally if this is the first time that your friend or family member commits such mistake and you will return the item. However, if he repeat the offence, you will not hesitate to report him.
Some other questions may be related with explaining why you would like to work for particularly this company and now you should let your research shine. You may need to present your security background, if you have any. Generally, just like in any job interview, you should answer the questions succinctly and honestly. Please be confident and you will do it well!
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