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River Island recruitment event questions?

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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Hey everyone i recently applied at River Island And got a email today inviting me to a recruitment event i have booked my self in for next week.....can anyone tell me what will happen at this event? does anyone know what i will have to wear etc?

thanks in advance!
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
anyone lol?
#2
can someone answer please eastenders has finishd now lol
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It depends really, does the e-mail not tell you what sort of thing to wear? If not, you've got a couple of options. Check what they wear in the shop, I'm pretty sure it's smart/casual shirt or t-shirt and jeans. If you get a job with them that's the sort of thing you'd be wearing, so it might be a good idea to go with that.

Failing that, if you want to go a bit smarter, you could go with jeans and shirt with a skinny tie - looks casual but can also be taken as smart. Essentially they'll be looking to see what you'd be like in-store, that's why I wouldn't recommend a suit etc...
#4
civms47
It depends really, does the e-mail not tell you what sort of thing to wear? If not, you've got a couple of options. Check what they wear in the shop, I'm pretty sure it's smart/casual shirt or t-shirt and jeans. If you get a job with them that's the sort of thing you'd be wearing, so it might be a good idea to go with that.

Failing that, if you want to go a bit smarter, you could go with jeans and shirt with a skinny tie - looks casual but can also be taken as smart. Essentially they'll be looking to see what you'd be like in-store, that's why I wouldn't recommend a suit etc...


thanks for that mate.......waiting for the confirmation emal to come so dont really know anything else yet!

thanks for your answer rep added!
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they should normally tell you the dress code. If they dont smart trousers and shirt is always best keep a tie handy too. I've heard not so good things about river island i had a few friends work there before. managers swear, bit of bullying etc. normal questions are what do you know about the company, why do you think you would be good at the job. sometimes they ask what are your future plans to see if you are likely to stay
#6
Snoop7
they should normally tell you the dress code. If they dont smart trousers and shirt is always best keep a tie handy too. I've heard not so good things about river island i had a few friends work there before. managers swear, bit of bullying etc. normal questions are what do you know about the company, why do you think you would be good at the job. sometimes they ask what are your future plans to see if you are likely to stay


thanks mate!...ive heard you have to do group activities?
#7
am not sure, it sounds like you may have a group interview as you mentioned recruitment event. I really hate these hands down. Unless the money can justify it for me then its different story. They ask really crap questions like, if you could be an animal what would you be? ofcourse everyone sais LION whats the next guy meant to say. So be prepared, might be a group upto 10 people so not exactly small. I hope you get 1 on 1 interview!
#8
Snoop7
am not sure, it sounds like you may have a group interview as you mentioned recruitment event. I really hate these hands down. Unless the money can justify it for me then its different story. They ask really crap questions like, if you could be an animal what would you be? ofcourse everyone sais LION whats the next guy meant to say. So be prepared, might be a group upto 10 people so not exactly small. I hope you get 1 on 1 interview!


Thanks....hope it is a interview hate stuff like that dont have the confidence lol rep added mate :)
#9
i remember a friend did something like this a few years back - think it was for topshop but not sure as shes worked in a few different stores.


from what i remeber her telling me about it, she was put into a group and had to do taks e.g. find an outfit for a £.. spend etc

When i speak to her next il ask her what else she did, as i cant really remember.


Oh and by the way id go for a smart look - shirt, trousers, tie.
#10
s_paul
i remember a friend did something like this a few years back - think it was for topshop but not sure as shes worked in a few different stores.


from what i remeber her telling me about it, she was put into a group and had to do taks e.g. find an outfit for a £.. spend etc

When i speak to her next il ask her what else she did, as i cant really remember.


Hey thanks for that mate!...wow so many different opinons im getting even more nervous lol
#11
yer wot s_paul said, i had a friend who attended one, it was like that, also they see how you work as part of a team.
also your probs do an ice breaker task to start with. and maybe even be asked y you chose what your wearing to the event. good luck!!!
#12
xxjadexx
yer wot s_paul said, i had a friend who attended one, it was like that, also they see how you work as part of a team.
also your probs do an ice breaker task to start with. and maybe even be asked y you chose what your wearing to the event. good luck!!!


Thanks for that mate:)
#13
Hey,
I just got my invite to a recruitment event... I did a bit of research into what to expect and i'll give you a few tips...
Wear something you feel comfortable in but that shows you are representing their image e.g. Jeans, funky t-shirt, cardigan, check shirt along with like a beanie and appropriate accessories, u also dont need shoes, pimsolls or other RI trainers are fine. You are going for a sales assisstants job not an office job, they expect you to reflect their image.
As far as the interview goes you will be split into groups and given a presentation, this generally consists of a piece of paper with a celebs name on it as well as an event they are attending from a premier to justs the cinema. You will be asked to create a look that best represents them and why,
Expect questions like: Why do u want to work in RI? What will you bring to RI? What customer relation skills do you hold etc.
Try to be chatty they like that and make yourself known but dont be too cocky!
Most importantly ask questions!!!! If you dont they just think your not interested. Ask something like is there anything you would like me to be more familier with if im offered the job? Or ask something like Is there a staff changing room! Silly things are good, they'll make managers remember you!
I got these ideas from a River Island store manager if you were doubting any of this!
Good luck with the interview!
#14
Hi mate,

I knew someone who did this for River island too. MAKE sure you wear river island clothes, mate said that people who didn't were turned away saying they didn't fit the company's 'image'. So goto your nearest store and buy some clothes you will wear to interview.

good luck
#15
I've also got an interview this Monday and I'm literally so nervous as I was turned away from another job today for having no experience, I am very shy and like to take the easy option out by answering questions quickly, I'm thinking jeggins and a blouse with pimpsols? Any advice!! Thanks!
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Strong 2 and a half year bump.

Flash a bit of tit and you'll be fine srs
#17
make sure u visit this thread, it is important to be clean

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/diy-colonic-irrigation-1264235#post14988765

if you have boobs pad the bra

if u have dangley bits put a pair of socks in your pants,

Spend an hour or so in one of the shops so you know what thay r like
#18
First rule of River Island recruitment event, you do not talk about River Island recruitment events.
banned#19
I never get as far as that
#20
I have been invited to a recruitment event for RI, i was thinking about wearing black Skinny jeans a Shirt and Vans. This is what i feel comfortable in and it is very similar to what the employees wear. Also the shirt i want to wear is from RI is that cheesy or ok?
#21
Tarkan
I have been invited to a recruitment event for RI, i was thinking about wearing black Skinny jeans a Shirt and Vans. This is what i feel comfortable in and it is very similar to what the employees wear. Also the shirt i want to wear is from RI is that cheesy or ok?

I'd say it was cheesekay, just my professional opinion.

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