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Sainsburys Restaurant Assistant, Interview help? watch

    • Thread Starter

    Has anyone done the interview for this position? I scheduled my interview for Wednesday.

    They said there would be "activities" for 30-60 minutes as part of the interview.

    What do I need to know/take?
    What questions can I expect?
    What should I wear? (I was thinking: Boots, black trousers, plain white top, a blazer)

    • Very Important Poster

    Very Important Poster
    Sorry you haven't had any responses here. I've not applied here but I can offer you some advice from my experience in interviews.

    Make sure you research the company and the role thoroughly, that will show that you are interested in working there. Be prepared for any competency based questions (use STAR) and keep practicing until you know your skills and your experience inside out! Of course, do not sound rehearsed, just make sure you know what to say for each question. Bring a bottle of water with you (always) and a notepad and a pen just in case you need to take down some details during the interview (don't put your interview notes on there though!).

    They are likely to ask you typical interview questions (including competency based questions) such as why you want to work there, your strengths/weaknesses and about your skills. But also specific to the role, I assume some questions will be very customer focused so show that you have experience in working in a team (group projects at uni maybe?) or how you helped customers in the past, if you have done so. If not, find examples that relate to the role, I reckon a restaurant assistant needs to be able to work efficiently while under pressure, so maybe think along those lines.

    With activities, they might ask you to do tasks related to your role so it could involve some role play where you'll be serving some "customers", but do check the link below as it varies and you can also do research to find out what they are looking for.

    With regards with what to wear (assuming you're a girl), what you mentioned is fine

    Here is some online material that may help you.
    STAR Technique
    Sainsbury's interview/assessment centre tips
    Top 10 interview questions

    Good luck for tomorrow!
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