I had my group interview nearly a year ago. We went into the training room, were given name badges, and then played some bingo game which was basically just an ice breaker. After that, we had to get into groups of 3 and list "qualities" of people in order of importance. For example respect, punctuality, politeness etc. After that, we got into pairs and had to sell a product. Everyone got boring products like lemons, and porridge oats to make it a little tricky. Then we got a tour around the shop, and finally we had the one on one interview.
(Original post by shenzys)
Can someone please help! Aaaah! I have a waitrose group interview coming up. What can I expect? I have no idea seeing as I've never even been to an interview let alone a group interview. I would really appreciate advice and any questions they may ask so I can be prepared. I need this job! Lucy, your advice and answers on this thread so far has been amazing, can you please help me out! Or anyone else! Thanks soooooooo much I promise I'll rep you.
My main advice would be to wear smart clothes, be confident, but certainly not cocky when speaking to the group, make eye contact AND SMILE THROUGH THE WHOLE THING.
All they are really looking for is polite, well-mannered people who will be able to deal with customers. They are mad keen on good customer service and expect high standards (e.g. looking smart). Oh and by the way, just remeber all the basics like be on time, and knock before you enter rooms etc.
EDIT: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO ANSWER "WHY DO YOU WANT TO WORK AT WAITROSE?" you are kicking yourself in the teeth if you don't have an answer ready for this.
Last edited by UltimateJ; 05-07-2008 at 23:11.
hey Ive been working at Waitrose for the last 2 years. And I love it there, the people I work with are amazing, the customers are friendly, the work is easy.
Ive got 2 weeks left - I needed to leave because the longer I stay the longer I will be putting off going into a real job rather than being a checkout operator all my life. I was asked to be a CSA but didnt feel confident enough, though they said I can always come back if I want to train as one.
ahh im gonna miss it. I love cashing up at night its really fun, and I like chatting to all the regular customers each week.
Last edited by Cherry Kisses; 07-07-2008 at 01:22.