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Hey, I have a job interview on saturday, my first proper one. Its only at a safeway supermarket. lol. i need the weekend work. anyway, what kind of stuff do they ask you in an interview? should I take my record of achievement? and would smart jeans and a black polo neck be ok?

ok, i know some people probably have more important interviews coming up. i mean this is for a supermarket. but still. lol.

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Sorry to entirely hijack your thread, but does anybody feel that having high grades actually hinders your chances of getting a low pay retail position?
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Hey, I have a job interview on saturday, my first proper one. Its only at a safeway supermarket. lol. i need the weekend work. anyway, what kind of stuff do they ask you in an interview? should I take my record of achievement? and would smart jeans and a black polo neck be ok?

ok, i know some people probably have more important interviews coming up. i mean this is for a supermarket. but still. lol.

thanks
I wouldn't wear jeans for any interview. I work as a supervisor for tesco and have sat in several interviews. They're likely to ask you stuff such as what would you do in certain situations (e.g. if you saw someone shoplifting, if you saw a customer that needed help..).
They may ask you to talk about your experience with dealing with members of the public, what your personal achievements are and what you know about the company. I was asked at my interview "Tell me about yourself". This was quite vague so a structured answer prepared beforehand (though not scripted) is helpful.
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Sorry to entirely hijack your thread, but does anybody feel that having high grades actually hinders your chances of getting a low pay retail position?

mmm.... I hope not. but then actually my grades aren't too high. mainly B's. but i dunno if it works like that in retail jobs, but i think it does in some high office jobs n stuff.... but actually i have no idea...
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I wouldn't wear jeans for any interview. I work as a supervisor for tesco and have sat in several interviews. They're likely to ask you stuff such as what would you do in certain situations (e.g. if you saw someone shoplifting, if you saw a customer that needed help..).
They may ask you to talk about your experience with dealing with members of the public, what your personal achievements are and what you know about the company. I was asked at my interview "Tell me about yourself". This was quite vague so a structured answer prepared beforehand (though not scripted) is helpful.
thanks! ok, i'll think i'll scrap the jeans and go for black trousers. sound beter? as for the "tell me about yourself" that is kinda vague. I wouldn't have a clue what to say!
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Sorry to entirely hijack your thread, but does anybody feel that having high grades actually hinders your chances of getting a low pay retail position?
Maybe for full-time positions where the company would expect you to stay with them, but for students I doubt it.
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When I went to my budgens interview I wore balck trousers and a smart/casual top. The interview itself was great, the only thing they asked was "when do you want to work?"
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When I went to my budgens interview I wore balck trousers and a smart/casual top. The interview itself was great, the only thing they asked was "when do you want to work?"

mmm.... now hopefully, mine will go like that. I always get nervous in interviews, even when they are with people i know already (like in college and stuff). I dunno why. i guess its just the situation. i'm fine in all other situations. including exams. its just the interviews that get me....
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I have got C's and D's and my weekend job I get £7 an hour! So it is obviously not true...or I'm very very special

Yay! I'm special!
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Sorry to entirely hijack your thread, but does anybody feel that having high grades actually hinders your chances of getting a low pay retail position?
I have never failed an interview (woo!) but as soon as I mentioned Cambridge I could see interviewers thinking that I would never be able to communicate with the "real" people. I soon persuaded them that I was far from high-filuting (umm... is that even a word? [OED says no but my mum says yes..})
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What are the typical interview questions supermarkets ask?
I have a Safeway interview tomorrow, and wanna know what they ask.

Anyone else work or worked at Safeway?
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No one seems to want to give me a job
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I had an interview at Safeway, but was rejested for being too clever.

I mainly got asked about what hours I would be able to work, and what days. Then there were a few "what would you do in this situation" questions, "what do you do in your spare time" and "how would I get to work"
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No one seems to want to give me a job
Maybe you are un-jobable.
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I had an interview at Safeway, but was rejested for being too clever.

I mainly got asked about what hours I would be able to work, and what days. Then there were a few "what would you do in this situation" questions, "what do you do in your spare time" and "how would I get to work"
Did they tell you after your interview?
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What are the typical interview questions supermarkets ask?
I have a Safeway interview tomorrow, and wanna know what they ask.

Anyone else work or worked at Safeway?

i used to ask at interviews (tesco);

'tell me about a situation where you've had to remain calm under pressure'

'what would you do if you saw a shoplifter'

'tell me about yourself' (quite a tricky one for some people, actually!)

'what qualities can you bring to this company'

'what do you think makes you more employable than the last person that came in through the door..'
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Maybe you are un-jobable.
What would make someone "un-jobable"?
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i used to ask at interviews (tesco);

'tell me about a situation where you've had to remain calm under pressure'

'what would you do if you saw a shoplifter'

'tell me about yourself' (quite a tricky one for some people, actually!)

'what qualities can you bring to this company'

'what do you think makes you more employable than the last person that came in through the door..'
What would be the best responses to these then?
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(Original post by me!)


What would make someone "un-jobable"?
Ugliness?
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Did they tell you after your interview?
Not immediately after, I had to wait a few weeks
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