5 Secrets to the Home Depot Hiring Process

Not sure what to expect? Here are some simple tips to help you put your best foot forward.

Rachel Denison |
Categories: Applying

Planning on applying to The Home Depot? Not sure what to expect?

Here are some simple tips to help you put your best foot forward:

1) The application

Applicants typically apply online, in-person or through a university, and the hiring process usually takes two or more weeks. Interviews can be over the phone or on-site. Throughout the process, maintain contact with the interviewers through emails and phone calls--show them that you are passionate and willing to go the extra mile.

2) What they’re looking for

Employers at The Home Depot are looking for animated individuals who are problem-solvers and who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. In addition, they want workers who put customers' needs first and who will contribute to the excellent guest experience. Specifically, this company builds its team with "unique, caring and fun people."

3) Live their values

Prove that you are a good fit for the position by promoting your commitment to The Home Depot's core values, which include exceptional customer service, an entrepreneurial spirit, respecting other people, doing the right thing, building strong relationships and giving back.

4) Research, research, research

Continue to do research on the company's products, history and values. For example, it would be helpful to know that they have been "recognized nationally with environmental awards, for business strength and as a reputable company." Impress the interviewers with your attention to detail and willingness to learn about the company.

5) Prepare for the interview

If you get offered an interview, an effective way to prepare for it would be to practice answering their specific job interview questions. You'll feel calmer and be able to focus more on the exciting possibilities. Here are some common questions you may be asked:

  • Why do you want to work at The Home Depot?

  • Do you have experience doing home improvement projects?

  • Do you prefer to work on a team or alone?

  • Is it better to be an expert on one topic or familiar with several topics?