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    Basically, I've applied for a sales consultant job and so far I've passed the phone interview and I think I'm at the last stage..on Wednesday I have to go in for what's called a 'team assessment' can anyone who's took part in one these explain to me what happens and if it's hard to pass..thanks☺
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    I work for Next but never did a team assessment! But one thing you should know is that the two things that make the company work are the customers, and their money, therefore all of your concentration should be on customer service first (as always) and secondly on the stock. Next are massive on customer service, so much so that even if you are in the middle of something and there is a customer waiting, you stop what you're doing immediately to serve them.

    I know it's not exactly what you asked, but I hope it helps!
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    Thanks! I'll be sure to remember that!
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    (Original post by pollyanther)
    I work for Next but never did a team assessment! But one thing you should know is that the two things that make the company work are the customers, and their money, therefore all of your concentration should be on customer service first (as always) and secondly on the stock. Next are massive on customer service, so much so that even if you are in the middle of something and there is a customer waiting, you stop what you're doing immediately to serve them.

    I know it's not exactly what you asked, but I hope it helps!
    The way you said you never did a team assessment, what does that mean? Doesn't everyone do them! Sorry haha! I'm so nervous I don't know whether its just going to be or other candidates too, don't really know what to expect!
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    (Original post by Fern98)
    The way you said you never did a team assessment, what does that mean? Doesn't everyone do them! Sorry haha! I'm so nervous I don't know whether its just going to be or other candidates too, don't really know what to expect!
    I joined Next two years ago so it might be a new thing as I only had one interview which was me and a manager in the room, I didn't have a phone interview or anything! If it's a team assessment I would guess that means you and other candidates in a room to see how you work with other people. I know it's hard, but try and be confident as you have to be in retail!
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    (Original post by Fern98)
    Basically, I've applied for a sales consultant job and so far I've passed the phone interview and I think I'm at the last stage..on Wednesday I have to go in for what's called a 'team assessment' can anyone who's took part in one these explain to me what happens and if it's hard to pass..thanks☺
    You spend half an hour to an hour on the shop floor, you will be assessed by a manager during it..
    Make sure you are smiling, talking to customers around you and you should be fine ..😊 .. Also there is massive Working at Next thread.. You can find more information there. .. Good luck!

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    (Original post by pollyanther)
    I joined Next two years ago so it might be a new thing as I only had one interview which was me and a manager in the room, I didn't have a phone interview or anything! If it's a team assessment I would guess that means you and other candidates in a room to see how you work with other people. I know it's hard, but try and be confident as you have to be in retail!
    Just while you guys are on this topic, I just turned 16 and was intrigued by the idea of working in the retail industry however I was wondering whether my age would be a deciding factory. I am also wondering whether it would be too much to ask for an 8 hour shift only on Saturday due to the fact that I would be taking A levels at the time and the contract is 8 hours per week.
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    (Original post by legendary1)
    Just while you guys are on this topic, I just turned 16 and was intrigued by the idea of working in the retail industry however I was wondering whether my age would be a deciding factory. I am also wondering whether it would be too much to ask for an 8 hour shift only on Saturday due to the fact that I would be taking A levels at the time and the contract is 8 hours per week.
    Thanks
    I'm also 16 and the contract ive applied for is 10 hours and im also studying A levels in September. Personally I think its easy to managae, just do any day off you have and the weekends.
 
 
 
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