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Posted December 1, 2020

Tips for applying to CarMax

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Headquartered in Richmond, VA, CarMax is America’s largest retailer of used cars and is a recognized Fortune 250 company. CarMax has around 150 locations in the United States, and specializes in offering quality, used cars at inexpensive prices. CarMax currently employs more than 20,000 people, and the company’s exceptional customer service sets it apart from its competitors.

How to apply for a job at CarMax

CarMax maintains that if you bring your curiosity, they’ll provide you with opportunities to continue learning, to grow your skills, and to shape your career in ways you haven’t even imagined. Candidates can apply online at the CarMax site.

Tips For Applying

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, hold high school diplomas or GEDs, and be at least 18 years old You will need to list your availability; work history, if you have it; and education The hiring process may range from a couple of days to a few weeks CarMax will do a background check. Sources show they go back at least seven years. Most importantly, you must have a clean driving record because you’ll be doing a lot of driving. Hiring managers typically set up initial interviews either with phone calls or emails

Stages of the application process

All CarMax candidates will need to complete each step.

1. CarMax Application

You can apply online here. Be sure to complete the entire application.

2. CarMax Assessment Tests

In case your previous experience is relevant to the current position, you’ll be invited to take the CarMax personality test. (Possibly, the Mayer-Briggs personality test.) There is no “right answer.” A hiring manager wants to see if you’re a good fit for the position.

3. CarMax Assessment Day

After passing the online assessment you will be invited for the onsite assessment day. Assessment tests are taken on a computer. This day will include the CarMax mathematical reasoning test, verbal reasoning test, and logical reasoning test.

  • Mathematical Reasoning Test: This test can range from the most basic mathematics to more advanced calculations.
  • Logical Reasoning Test: This test consists of abstract, diagrammatic, or inductive reasoning tests. They allow CarMax to evaluate your attention to details, evaluate information and make decisions.
  • Verbal Reasoning Test: This test is designed to assess your vocabulary, comprehension, and critical reasoning abilities.

Interview tips

After you complete the assessment tests, you’ll be invited for a group interview or individual interview with CarMax managers and/or HR.

  • The face-to-face interview with the direct reporter is many times in an unconventional setting. The reasons for that are: under such a setting you might lose your defenses and reveal your difficulties. Another reason is that the manager wants to know you as a person, for example your hobbies and outside interests apart from work.

  • Most likely the hiring manager will want to hear about a conflict or a challenge you had with a customer\college\manager. Think in advance on such a situation and how you dealt successfully with it to achieve better results.

  • Previous candidates were asked the questions below:

    • Can you name a time when you had to complete two tasks simultaneously?
    • Tell me a time when you went out of your way to make a customer happy?
    • Why are you looking for a new job now?
    • Please tell me about the most dynamic and interesting presentation you’ve ever given.
    • What do you know about the Vehicle Dealers industry?
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Steve Felty

Quite frankly, I would submit that given there pay plan v, other companies why would you.

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