How to Get a Job at Best Buy

Amy Culver |
Amy is our Lead Copywriter at Snagajob, where she loves to use her word nerd powers to help workers and employers connect. Her first hourly job was as a cashier at Chick-fil-a.

How to get a job at Best Buy:

Know the company

Before starting the application, make sure to do research on Best Buy so your answers will align with the company's values and so you can show off your knowledge during the interview. For example, it would be beneficial to know that they value building a team of people with diverse experiences, beliefs and backgrounds. Putting time and effort into learning about the company will show employers that you take initiative and work hard.

Also, research what skills and responsibilities the position would require. Typically, employees work in specific sections of the store and have different expertises. Are you more knowledgeable about iPods or TVs? Knowing your strengths and preferences as you being the hiring process can help you end up in the right section.

Be the best fit

Best Buy looks for dependable people who have great communication skills. Since most of their positions entail a lot of customer service, interviewers want to hire personable and relatable employees. In order to get a job at Best Buy, prove through the application and interview that you are passionate about working with customers.

Be the best fit for Best Buy by emphasizing their core values. For example, include how you believe in maximizing the power of people, learning from challenges and showing respect, humility and integrity while having fun.

Find the best answers

Whether you are filling out the application or already have an interview, Best Buy employers will ask specific job questions that are tailored to their positions. A great way to prepare is to sit down with a friend or family member and practice mock interviews. Some common questions include:

  • Why do you want to work at Best Buy?

  • Describe a time a customer was unhappy. What did you do to resolve the problem?

  • What traits are important on a team?

  • What would make you a good fit for this position?