There isn't really any key way of getting the job. Just be yourself and outgoing. Make it feel more like a conversation between interviewer and interviewee rather than an interrogation. Employers appreciate that, especially for CVS. One should also know that it does take awhile to actually start one's job at CVS.There is a lot of background checks, paperwork, and the orientation that each new employee has to attend before they can start.This can be anywhere from a two week process to a month or even two months.So just keep that in mind.
Prior customer service or cashier experience is helpful, but not necessary. Some important skills include multitasking, customer service, and communication. You will be trained on the job for everything you will need to know. You will also have to complete 8+ hours of modules to assist you with your training.
Some skills and attributes to highlight when going for an interview with CVS is that you have excellent customer service skills in communicating with customers and problem solving. Also that you have a positive, friendly and caring attitude. Prior experience in retail and customer service will make you stand out but it isn’t necessary. If hired, CVS will pay for all of your trainings and make you the best employee you can be and make sure you have a chance to grow.
CVS is really big on customer service, So I would bring that up in an interview if you have any experience with that, or mention that you are comfortable going up to people and asking if you can help them. That's the main quality they stress at my store. As far as experience, really anything relevant to the position will be good; especially if you've worked a similar job before with cash handling and using a register.
I worked for CVS for over a year and I would say that the job requirements are easy and not too demanding. When I began I at CVS I had little to no experience in customer service or retail. However the qualifications that one would want to have is customer service skills which I think is the biggest and most important qualification. Any other skills you could simply and easily pick up on.