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Anyone work for B & Q???

amcol Avatar
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
I have an interview with them next week for 20hours as stock repleshment. I havent worked for several years now due to bringing up my kids etc etc.

I wondered if you work for them what questions they ask and the sort of answers they look for as im really looking forward and hoping i get this job.


Thanks:thumbsup:
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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banned#1
dont work for b & q but i work in woolies and the type of questions they asked me were, why did i want to work there, what do i know about the company and they asked me lots of scenario type questions
#2
Don't work for B&Q but I did work in Retail mangaement for many many years so hoep the following may help.


Dress smartly and conservatively. Go into the interview with a cheery smile, be confident and enthusaistic about returning to work and convince them that your kids aren't going to get in the way of your work schedules and I'm willing to bet you get the job.

We used to love mum's coming back to work after bringing up kids because they were always so pleased to get out of the house, worked hard and were very loyal. (And they also ended up spending most of their wages in the store !!)

Have you experience of Retail ? If so that will help.

Wishing you the best of luck at your interview :):):)
#3
I have no retail experience and they know of this.

A while ago i applied to them got a letter saying they will keep me on books etc etc so thought it was a rejection letter hidden by a story.

Well today i get a phone call and he seems mega pleased that im interested in this job as he kept saying well its only stock repleshment work and its really early is it a problem and i was happy and cheery and said no problem what so ever to both which kept him onside but i wasnt likely to say no lol

I havent worked for 9yrs before then i worked in a factory for a few mths but i met my know husband when i was 18 and brought his 2 kids up he had and then had a further 4 with him, so as you know im new to all this and think im gonna cock all this up but we really need for me to get this job.

Thanks for the good luck vibes i appreciate it :D
#4
hothothot
dont work for b & q but i work in woolies and the type of questions they asked me were, why did i want to work there, what do i know about the company and they asked me lots of scenario type questions

Never asked me that when i worked woolies but they did when i went for a model zone interview only a geek could have answered their questions and im not one of those
#5
amcol
I have no retail experience and they know of this.

A while ago i applied to them got a letter saying they will keep me on books etc etc so thought it was a rejection letter hidden by a story.

Well today i get a phone call and he seems mega pleased that im interested in this job as he kept saying well its only stock repleshment work and its really early is it a problem and i was happy and cheery and said no problem what so ever to both which kept him onside but i wasnt likely to say no lol

I havent worked for 9yrs before then i worked in a factory for a few mths but i met my know husband when i was 18 and brought his 2 kids up he had and then had a further 4 with him, so as you know im new to all this and think im gonna cock all this up but we really need for me to get this job.






Thanks for the good luck vibes i appreciate it :D


One thing you have to be honest with yourself about is the hours they want you to do. Can you do them without it interfering with the kids and hubby etc. and on a regular basis ?
There's nothing worse than employing someone and then finding out they can't do this shift or that shift because of ................!!

If you can answer yes to the above you have as much chance as most, like I say be confident and enthusiastic and above all honest. Most good managers and personal can tell whether you're not being totally honest by the pauses between answers and your facial expressions.

If you can sit down beforehand and think of a few questions you would like to ask them. That way if the opportunity arises you will be prepared.

If you want any more help with specifics just ask or PM and if I cna I will help :):)
banned#6
dandoc2
Never asked me that when i worked woolies but they did when i went for a model zone interview only a geek could have answered their questions and im not one of those

i think even if i answered them wrong they would still have employed me cos they were desperate
#7
Brill thanks for the advice.

It is very handy hours as its 6am-10am and my hubby is in the process of trying to find work in a kitchen as well and he will going for late shift in kitchens or afternoons, so it will work really well :)
#8
I had an interview years ago when the new superstore was opening in cardiff, was given a maths and english test to do and these were timed plus a few role playing games
I turned the job down when they offererd it to me, but it was a full time
#9
Ive recently held interviews for 3 positions available. I looked for enthusiastic,friendly, * open faced* people that would look approachable.Training in most jobs can be given whilst working,therefore make your first impressions last.As that is how they will remember you by when they are sifting through to make decisions.
Good Luck...
#10
Thanks ever so much, im useless at inteviews i get nervous and fall to pieces but im going to go in there with the attitude i will get the job not i wont manage to get it, then hopefully the positive vibes give me the confidence!!

Just hope i dont freak and have a panic attack LOL!!!
#11
Tell them you know what B & q stands for. Does anyone on here without googling it. I do:)
#12
block and quayle
#13
loupomm
block and quayle

well done. :thumbsup: not something a lot of people know though.
#14
marshallka
well done. :thumbsup: not something a lot of people know though.


My Dad used to have endless amounts of odds and ends of knowledge, some of which i used to question why he would know lol.
#15
I didnt know that but now i do!! LOL
#16
amcol
I didnt know that but now i do!! LOL

A little knowledge goes along way. Ask your friends if they know. :)
#17
marshallka
well done. :thumbsup: not something a lot of people know though.



Some people think the B&Q means something else... bits it not the appropiate thing to say here but I always hear it mentioned by people,you over hear these things etc.
#18
I worked for B&Q aprox 5 years ago, though my application was for a position in their call centre (which they don't have).
We had a couple of sit down tests, using a pc, and then a role play.

The interviewer will be looking for someone who comes across as aproachable, and a team player.
To show that you can work well in a team will help you without a doubt. They have team huddles on the shop floor for example.
Another skill to accent would be pc literate, the ability and willingness to learn. Everyone is expect to use the pc system to locate stock locations, availability, etc

B&Q promote a 'Can Do' attitude, and you will see this alot.
In case you haven't visited the recruitment site, here's the link http://www.jobs.diy.com/jobs/history.html
(I've just learnt that my local store was the 1st ever B&Q store!!)

B&Q is really a great company to work for, dress is casual, apart from an apron. The induction is thorough and easy going, in a relaxed environment. Of course having 3 profit related bonus payments a year helps as well :)

Any questions you can pm me in case i miss them :thumbsup:
#19
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Some people think the B&Q means something else... bits it not the appropiate thing to say here but I always hear it mentioned by people,you over hear these things etc.


We used to say it stood for Bodge and Quit:giggle:
#20
saintscouple
We used to say it stood for Bodge and Quit:giggle:



Nope its not that one.Yeh thats true tho,I buy anything to do in there it would be a bodged job and I'd give up.
#21
saintscouple
We used to say it stood for Bodge and Quit:giggle:

A lot of tradesmen call it bodgeit and quit .:)

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