confused with M&S Online Application Watch

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Im applying for Marks and Spencer online but im confused with the application form questions. I have to select the box which is most like me and the one which is least like me. Are they trying to trick me out? I dont want to chose a wrong box and make a mistake.

Here are the choices. I need to select 1 from A to D that's most like me and 1 thats least like me. I need help.

Its a little too long (30 questions)



1
A Seeks to understand the actions of others
B Shows enthusiasm
C Is effective in problem solving
D Assesses own work in commercial terms


2
A Puts the customer first
B Is prepared to make tough decisions
C Is respected by others
D Focuses on the longer term


3
A Writes clearly and succinctly
B Adapts to change positively
C Builds effective teams
D Is positive about work


4
A Recognises the potential of others
B Is committed to achieving high standards
C Takes responsibility for own decisions
D Assesses the risks involved in decisions


5
A Sticks to recommended working procedures
B Keeps track of own activities
C Promotes team work
D Absorbs knowledge quickly


6
A Works hard to meet customer needs
B Is effective in written communication
C Recognises how people are feeling
D Takes calculated risks


7
A Allocates realistic time scales for activities
B Is reliable
C Takes care in self presentation
D Takes an energetic approach to work


8
A Draws appropriate conclusions
B Is flexible in approach
C Is effective in providing a strategic view
D Takes responsibility for the consequences of own actions


9
A Advises others on how they may best apply their talents
B Acquires new skills rapidly
C Remains focused when faced with difficulties
D Has strong commercial instincts


10
A Checks work for errors
B Is able to settle others in conflict
C Co-ordinates group activities
D Identifies urgent decisions


11
A Observes others' behaviours
B Encourages a culture of continuous learning
C Drives others towards goals
D Thinks in strategic terms


12
A Generates workable solutions
B Encourages co-operation within teams
C Recovers quickly from setbacks
D Encourages risk taking


13
A Delivers high quality service to customers
B Is aware of competitor activity
C Makes time for planning
D Can be trusted not to compromise on standards


14
A Warns others in advance of unplanned schedule changes
B Expresses self confidently in groups
C Stands by own decisions
D Structures work appropriately


15
A Is determined to succeed
B Demonstrates commitment to the development of others
C Is open to new ideas
D Takes calculated risks when appropriate


16
A Establishes good relationships with others
B Finds out the causes of problems
C Ensures the team remains focused
D Supports colleagues


17
A Shows drive and determination
B Makes the best use of learning opportunities
C Identifies opportunities to reduce costs
D Takes risks rather than missing opportunities


18
A Identifies talent
B Focuses on organisational plans
C Accepts accountability for own decisions
D Works to please the customer


19
A Is decisive
B Introduces fresh insights
C Keeps the attention of the audience when speaking
D Pays attention to planning


20
A Arrives at work on time
B Shows commitment to the organisation
C Remains objective under pressure
D Writes in a fluent manner


21
A Gives advice to others
B Relates to others at all levels
C Considers what the organisation will achieve in the long-term
D Avoids jargon in written communication


22
A Follows safety rules and regulations
B Remains composed under pressure
C Seeks responsibility
D Analyses relevant information


23
A Admits own mistakes
B Is effective in dealing with commercial issues
C Takes customer complaints seriously
D Gets the best out of individuals


24
A Changes the opinions of others
B Keeps sight of overall goals and objectives of the organisation
C Takes risks by adopting new directions
D Fits in well with the team


25
A Generates imaginative alternatives
B Is realistic about time scales
C Makes quick decisions under pressure
D Uses feedback to increase organisational effectiveness


26
A Motivates others to achieve goals
B Is effective in persuading others
C Quickly builds rapport
D Is prepared to take the initiative


27
A Wants to get ahead in the organisation
B Chooses appropriate words and expressions
C Identifies customer needs
D Follows instructions from others


28
A Defines team goals
B Effectively manages own emotions
C Recognises own mistakes
D Identifies the core of a problem


29
A Remains confident in ambiguous situations
B Connects well with the team
C Is profit conscious
D Takes calculated risks


30
A Works towards long term organisational goals
B Memorises facts and processes
C Produces clear project plans
D Presents a positive image of the organisation
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well its like the other store application forms too
i dont think they're trying to trick you or anything
so dont worry!
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No they aren't trying to trick you. Otherwise how would they ever hire any staff? :confused:
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Well I answered those questions. And then they rejected me. Utterly ridiculous application process.
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(Original post by rahmara)
well its like the other store application forms too
i dont think they're trying to trick you or anything
so dont worry!
I just got this email

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Thank you for taking the time to complete our online talent screener.
Unfortunately your talents do not match those that we are currently
looking for.
You could re-apply if you are still interested in any similar vacancies
with us in 6 months time.

Recruitment Department Marks & Spencer

NB: Please do not reply to this email as it has been automatically
generated.
======================



But im not giving up. Im going to re-register and try the application form again but which ones do I select in the (lest/most) questions?
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Well I answered those questions. And then they rejected me. Utterly ridiculous application process.
I know. I've been trying to read the sources of the questions but I havnt found much yet. I might find a source shortcut to which tags are false/true. I guess this is the only way. I know its cheating but what the heck! I need a job.
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please let me know if you do!
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great, i got rejected again with different responses and a different email address.
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(Original post by EnjoyingLife)
great, i got rejected again with different responses and a different email address.
Same again I failed for the 2nd time now. I need advice bad! or should I just phone in or is that worse?
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Personality sifts are not great things to have to go thorough, and I know I've been rejected at that stage on a couple of applications.
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I would imagine phoning is even worse- would it be pressing numbers or speaking? Less time to contemplate...
I completely agree about the M&S application system and interview (now). Hahah.
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(Original post by 789654123)
I just got this email

======================
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online talent screener.
Unfortunately your talents do not match those that we are currently
looking for.
You could re-apply if you are still interested in any similar vacancies
with us in 6 months time.

Recruitment Department Marks & Spencer

NB: Please do not reply to this email as it has been automatically
generated.
======================



But im not giving up. Im going to re-register and try the application form again but which ones do I select in the (lest/most) questions?

That phrase 'abilities and talents' was used in my rejection letter. I thought, what on earth... what other abilities and talents do I need. You make being friendly to customers and stacking shelves properly sound so complicated!!
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I passed, but I can't remember what I put
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i failed this last year too..it's a total joke
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I passed, and have what i put saved somewhere, so if anyone wants them - just ask and i'll go find them

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^Hahaha
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^??... I've found them now, just PM me if you want them!! As far as i'm aware they are still the correct answers (applied about 6 weeks ago)!

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To update on that... Given answers to a few people, and only 3 people have passed... So i'm guessing they must of changed answers abit!! Sorry!!

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(Original post by baby_emmy)
To update on that... Given answers to a few people, and only 3 people have passed... So i'm guessing they must of changed answers abit!! Sorry!!

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I was applying for Customer Assistant. Maybe the questions are different?
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Guys, I failed the first time was angry and determined to pass the damn thing, that I set up another account on a different email, this time I passed and was told to call a number to arrange an interview.

When you call up though they ask for your name and DOB, and I assume all accounts you make get linked, as tey said unfortuanately I hadn't passed and would have to apply back after 6 months. I argued the online screen said I had passed!! but the lady just told me to reapply again after 6 months.
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