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    Hello all,

    I recently applied for a night-shift shelf-stacking job at a Tesco's near me. I received a phone call notifying me that I had an interview at 2200 on Sunday.

    This is my first ever job interview and I have no idea what to wear or what questions I should prepare for. I was wondering if any of you could give me a hand?


    Hi! I had an interview with Tescos the other week, I wasn't successful, but I have a pretty good idea of what to expect I suppose (since then I've got a job and I've had several interviews for various places before I got a place at Clark's so I'll share what I know and hope it's of some help to you!) Ok so my interview was pretty relaxed with around 7 of us, and we were taken to a room in the back of the shop. We had to introduce ourselves by the interviewers (there were 2 of them) giving us a coin (random right?!) and you had to say your name and say what you were doing in the year that your coin was made. Secondly, they split us into 2 groups and gave us a stack of paper and sticky tape, and told us to build a 6ft tower in 20 minutes (basically just roll them up lengthways and stack them on top of each other and wrap it up with tape as if your life depended on it). Then we were asked a load of questions as a group like "name a time where you were faced with a difficult decision and what did you do?"- the usual questions. Then finally- this was the bit I hated- they said to us "we're going to take you onto the shop floor and you can approach customers and pack their bags for them" which sounds ok but when you're faced with moody work-leavers at 8pm wanting to leave home, you're faced with a blunt "no thanks" which you then have to make a conversation out of to impress the interviewers, which were watching us for ages. To be honest your interview might not be like this but I just thought I'd give you the full info (what an essay this has turned into). Basically dress smartly, like a shirt and tie with black trousers/shirt and skirt and be outgoing and willing to ask questions, interviews are never as bad as you'd expect and you'll find that most interviewers are pretty relaxed so just enjoy it! Hope this helps you
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