Once you apply for a job at Lowe’s online, if you meet the criteria, you will usually get a call back within the following two weeks to schedule an interview. Be prepared when they call you back because it’s not uncommon for them to tell you to report the next day to be interviewed.
What Are Some Common Lowes Interview Questions?
Usually, you will be asked to attend two separate interviews; one with the human resources department and one with the store manager or assistant store manager. At a Lowe’s interview, there really is no mystery as to the type of questions they will ask you. The usual questions such as, “Why do you want to work for us?,” “Tell us about a time when you resolved a difficult situation,” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” and many other common questions that you can easily research on the Internet will be asked.
Don’t be surprised if they try to catch you off guard with a question straight out of left field such as, “How would you handle dealing with a person who is haggling a price issue or questioning certain advice that you are offering them?”
If you’re applying for a professional position, you can probably expect the Lowe’s interview to last at least an hour and possibly run up to two hours. For entry-level jobs, usually it takes no longer than 30 minutes to one hour to successfully interview a candidate.
Negotiating a Salary During an Interview at Lowes
As with many retail chains, oftentimes there is no option to negotiate your salary even if it’s a professional position. However, if you have a certain amount of experience in a professional field, there’s nothing holding you back from making your best attempt to do so. It is all in your approach and how much you believe in your value as a potential employee for their company which will determine whether or not you will be successfully able to negotiate a higher salary.
To prepare for the Lowe’s interview, it’s wise to get someone to help you rehearse answers to specific questions. By holding mock interviews, you can develop much more confidence that if you just went in cold without practicing at all. We know people who conduct an actual dress rehearsal where they wear the clothes they will be wearing during the real interview, and they take it seriously enough to make it feel as if it’s a real Lowes interview!
What Kind of Drug Test Does Lowes Use?
Lowes conducts drug test using urine or saliva samples. As far as detection times, these types of drug tests have varying degrees of time elapsed to detect the usage of drugs in your system. For example, if someone takes a urine test and he or she uses marijuana regularly, this test can detect up to two months of usage. If someone uses cocaine, a urine test can detect up to four days elapsed of usage. The results from your drug test at Lowes will come back to the company within a few days. However, at their discretion, Lowes can speed up the process by requesting a one-day turnaround.