Looking for a job in a supermarket

Found 29th Jan 2011
Does anyone of you guys work in any of the major supermarkets like Asda, Tesco, Lidl, Sainsbury's or Morrisons ?

I went down to these supermarkets near my place in East London and handed in my CV to customer service desk for a entry level job. But as expected nothing happened.

Could you guys share with me the process through which you got the job, and how should I go about getting one.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

I just thought supermarkets jobs are kind of okay.
otherwise any job would do, like data-entry or something similar.

I'm a part qualified chartered accountant student

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sainsbury's is by online application only, think morrissons have an appliaction form to fill out.

Bit of advice mate, have you had someone check your CV?

Perhaps its not as good as you think? I know that when I took my CV to a graduate career fair a few years ago, they ripped it to shreds!!!!! Told me how to improve it, and impress the employer more.

Well done for being pro active though! Its the only way you will get the job, by getting out there and asking for it

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Quite agree with post 2. Full marks for effort.

But why supermarkets?

Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 29th Jan 2011

JonnyTwoToes

Quite agree. Full marks for effort.But why supermarkets?

aim low
lol

Asda arent interested in your cv m8-ask at customer services for the correct form-theres a profile multiple choice questionairre on it which they use to decide whether to invite you as part of a group interview process.Well done on looking for a job,its not easy nowadays. Asda dont invite individuals in for interview-they periodically hold group events so you could fill in a form and not hear for 6 months from them,but dont waste a cv on them-they wont even read it.

what is it with these online profile multiple choice questionnaires, my lad did one for Sainsbury's. Many moons ago, if you know someone that worked there, you could get in that way !

richp

what is it with these online profile multiple choice questionnaires, my … what is it with these online profile multiple choice questionnaires, my lad did one for Sainsbury's. Many moons ago, if you know someone that worked there, you could get in that way !



personally m8,I think its a load of old nonsense-the asda one they just have someone check all the forms against a template-the questionairre is supposed to be designed to tell you instantly whether someone is outgoing/shy, teamplayer or not,argumentative or not etc etc-you need above 90 percent to get invited,and if you get 100 percent they DONT invite you because they assume you cheated by researching the answers online or a friend in asda told you the answers-go figure!

Original Poster

Thank you every one for your comments..
And "thearbiter65" your right about the CV, I have been working over my CV for last two days...

I remember back when I was a student just going into the supermarket and asking to speak to the personnel manager. I cant remember if they asked for a cv back then as we were required to fill in an application form anyway.

Maybe things have changed now.

Good luck in getting a job x x

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WoolyM

I remember back when I was a student just going into the supermarket and … I remember back when I was a student just going into the supermarket and asking to speak to the personnel manager. I cant remember if they asked for a cv back then as we were required to fill in an application form anyway. Maybe things have changed now.



once i did spoke to an ASDA manager and he was like go onto ASDA.com and apply online. but thats only for managerial level jobs.

richp

what is it with these online profile multiple choice questionnaires, my … what is it with these online profile multiple choice questionnaires, my lad did one for Sainsbury's. Many moons ago, if you know someone that worked there, you could get in that way !



Thats how I got my second full time job at 15 (needed two), my mum worked there and she just asked if they could find me a job and I started the next intake.

morrisons advertise in job centres & will also usually have a sign at the customer service desk.

but unless they are going to be opening a brand new store you've basically got no hope. they've been cutting back since early last year & they've not finished yet (no-one sacked but if someone leaves they dont get replaced). we've gone from about 320hrs a week to 240hrs which is still 40hrs overstaffed according to some pen pushers in cushy jobs

Why not take an entry level financial role, even if it is just a purchase/sales ledger clerk.

By part qualified, how many papers have you passed?

why you don't go to job recruitment centre?
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