The first thing you would need to know is that the interview will be done over the phone, or possibly via a Skype-type platform (rare). CVS handles all of the hiring, up until the very end of the process, via someone from Corporate. The pharmacists at each location does not participate. That may be for a lack of time, or that CVS wants a standardized format for deciding whether or not to hire someone.
You can expect to be asked all the standard questions that any employer will want to know. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What was the most challenging customer experience you have had and how did you handle it?
CVS is going to be interested in where you see yourself after graduation. Do you hope to remain in community pharmacy? Do you want to be a lead pharmacist, work in a PBM (pharmacy benefits manager) like CareMark (CVS' PBM), or any other of the hundreds of opportunities you could have as a licensed pharmacist.
Above all, be personable, friendly, and open to new ideas. Above all, be prepared to be honest with yourself and with CVS about your current situation, short-term plans, and future goals.
I'm assuming that you are asking about the interview because you have already passed their "test". If not, there is a computer or telephone based test that you have to pass. I was hired before that process, so I am not much help with that aspect of the process.
Research about the company and it's core values to be able to throw into the interview discussion and make sure to have examples of when you were patient/ customer service focused and when you worked in a team
The interview process was very laid back. They asked me about school, why I wanted to be a pharmacist, and why I wanted to work in retail pharmacy as an intern. Other questions involved my prior experiences in pharmacy.
I did my Pharmacy intern at CVS through my school, so basically I didn't do any interview beforehand. I was assigned for it. However, I did an interview with CVS at Career Fair and I think all the questions are just focus on knowing your interested, how to make the best out of you. You will need to gather all the information, experiences, confident, and big smile on that day. It would be fine.
My interview experience with CVS was much like any generic interview. My advice would be to know yourself, be comfortable in talking about your strengths and weaknesses. Ahead of time think of experiences that have helped you grow as a person or professional and what inspired you to choose pharmacy. Keeping that in mind anecdotal scenarios are good to contribute to a question when you can logically apply it.
I think it depends on each district manager who interviews you. I was a pharmacy technician before I applied to be an intern so my DM expected me to be able to manage the pharmacy. So my interview was really tough I thought because I was inexperienced at the time. But they want to hire someone who is committed to retail and someone who can be leader (chief of staff to the pharmacist) in the pharmacy so they usually ask lots of scenario and behavioral type questions.
The best way to prepare for an interview at CVS Pharmacy is to work on your communication skills and be confident in your past experiences. Although it may seem scary, the interview process is very simple and a great way for your future employer to get to know you and learn about who you are.
Be enthusiastic, eager, and willing to work and learn. It might seem hard to distinguish yourself from other students who are also interviewing for the same position but it should come out in the way you talk and present yourself. It's important to be professional but it is also important to let CVS know you're a fun, hard-working professional to be around.