If you’ve ever been on the hunt for great clothing or gifts at reduced prices, chances are you’ve wandered into a T.J. Maxx. If you’re also looking for a job, this retailer can be a good option for those willing to work hard as a team in a fun environment. You can apply online or in the store, and once you receive word that you’ve scored an interview, it’s time to prep.

About T.J. Maxx


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T.J. Maxx began in 1977 with two locations opening in Massachusetts. The company started as a small East Coast brand and now have over 4000 stores in nine countries. Their key to success has been their ability to offer brand name clothing at deeply reduced prices ranging between 20% to 60% off normal retail prices.

If you’ve been inside a T.J. Maxx, you know their inventory changes quickly, and they offer a wide variety of different styles, so everyone can find something that appeals to them. They have a wide selection spanning many categories including:

  • Women’s fashion
  • Handbags and luggage
  • Fashion and fine jewelry
  • Home goods
  • Bed and bath
  • Gourmet foods
  • Shoes
  • Kids apparel
  • Men’s fashion
  • Toys

The retailer offers gift cards for purchase and has their own credit card you can apply for.

T.J. Maxx Interview Questions

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Any interview can be intimidating. When you’re interviewing for a store you enjoy, it can be even more so. Be ready to speak to your personal experiences while shopping at T.J. Maxx. The interviewer may ask you specific questions such as what you like about the store, what you most like shopping for, and what your service experiences have been like. Keep it positive.

If there are sections you never visit in the store, tell them you’re impressed with the number of choices they offer, and while you rarely visit the men’s section, it’s good to know it’s there if you ever need a gift for someone. That’s better than saying there is a section you never go to.

Before you go to your interview, take another spin around the store and make a note of the energy level, aspects you like, and how the other customers are shopping. It can only help, and you may just find the perfect interviewing outfit while you’re there.  You’ll want to prep for the other general interview questions they may ask you.

Why Do You Want to Work Here?

Tell Me about Yourself

What Are Your Greatest Strengths?

What Are Your Greatest Weaknesses?

How Long Do You Plan to Work Here?

How Do You Handle an Upset Customer?

What Would You Do if You Saw an Employee Stealing?

Interview Tips

Because interviewing is stressful, being prepared will give you the best shot at winning the interviewer over.

Be Early

What to Wear


What to Bring


T.J MAXX Store

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Once you’ve landed the interview, you’re more than halfway there. After you’ve done the preparation and they see your personality, you’ll be a shoe in. There are countless opportunities inside the organization, so your first job can be the stepping stone to a great career. Best of luck at your interview!

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