Waitrose job interview...any tips?

Got it tomorrow, anyone had one themselves?

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do you want the jb or has the so called job center sent you

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wickedteen;6487765

do you want the jb or has the so called job center sent you



no no, i want it. i got it myself. you had one yourself?

no! i wouldnt do shop work again....

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wickedteen;6487807

no! i wouldnt do shop work again....



fair enough. I'm just on my gap year, so I may as well...

You took a gap year to go and work in Waitrose?

wickedteen;6487807

no! i wouldnt do shop work again....


You don't do any work do you?
OP good luck, haven't got any tips matey, just be yourself

I go waitrose at least once a week and the staff are friendly,helpful and chatty, thats all you need to be............. just don't come across as loud and rude at the interview.
GOOD LUCK Anyway !!!......let us " nosy" lot know if you got it !!:-D

Lulu'sMammy;6487852

You don't do any work do you?OP good luck, haven't got any tips matey, … You don't do any work do you?OP good luck, haven't got any tips matey, just be yourself



dont i?????

sorry i thought i just got in from another 12 hour day of driving across the country, but hey you know best i must have been dreaming.....

Goodluck, I worked for tescos, and like above i wouldnt do shop work again, long hours littile pay, but the staff are ussaly nice and freindly.

Just be honest and be urself. As long as they can see that ur honest and liable ur be fine

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Babbabooey;6487837

You took a gap year to go and work in Waitrose?



no i had no choice but to take a gap year, and im trying to get a job...

wickedteen;6487861

dont i?????sorry i thought i just got in from another 12 hour day of … dont i?????sorry i thought i just got in from another 12 hour day of driving across the country, but hey you know best i must have been dreaming.....


It was a question, hence the ? (question mark)

As with any job interview make sure you know a little bit about the companys beginnings and also its aims Other than that, just be yourself!

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massmail666;6487902

goodluck OP, im in the same boat taking a gap year to work. any tips?



alright mate, my gap year was very sudden, so i had no time to plan it out. but i aim to get a job, hit the gym, and just get into a nice routine really. all my mates are at uni, so i wanna go see them throughout the year. then i wana go travelling really. this year, i wana do the things that ive always wanted to do, but never had a chance to :thumbsup:

what about you, fill me in...

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imafish2002;6487907

As with any job interview make sure you know a little bit about the … As with any job interview make sure you know a little bit about the companys beginnings and also its aims Other than that, just be yourself!



cheers fish, ill do some research :thumbsup:

say your hard working, reliable, trustworthy, good at working as part of a team but able to use initative 2. Get on well with people, friendly and helpful....etc etc Also look online at the website find out a bit about the company. My perception on the store is its a bit more classy than tesco, asda etc but bit more expensive. Good luck with the interview, like others i worked in a supermarket 4 10 years and would never go back to it now but have many fond memories and made lots of friends, so had a great social life and made a bit of money while studying...so not all bad

if you get the job DONT get caught trying all the new products as they come in, we used to do that a lot at tesco but never got caught, lol

As the poster above has mentioned research the company.

Waitrose are part of the John Lewis Partnership and as such have a much different "set up" to the normal type company.
They very much pride themselves on being a Partnership so you knowing the background to the company and how it works will create a good impression.

Good luck on your interview.

Here's a couple of links for you:

johnlewispartnership.co.uk/Dis…747

johnlewispartnership.co.uk/Dis…548

en.wikipedia.org/wik…hip

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hottoshop;6488060

As the poster above has mentioned research the company.Waitrose are part … As the poster above has mentioned research the company.Waitrose are part of the John Lewis Partnership and as such have a much different "set up" to the normal type company. They very much pride themselves on being a Partnership so you knowing the background to the company and how it works will create a good impression.Good luck on your interview.Here's a couple of links for you:http://www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk/Display.aspx?MasterId=22a9dc47-a9bc-4f02-9d00-23e120f885c9&NavigationId=747http://www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk/Display.aspx?MasterId=947efa13-8aac-47d9-b30a-e59a7bbca56c&NavigationId=548http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lewis_Partnership



thanks for this, really useful, repped :thumbsup:

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massmail666;6487957

+1 just found out im taking a gap year last week!!!!!!!!, trying to find … +1 just found out im taking a gap year last week!!!!!!!!, trying to find a job right now coz im going crazy at home!, once thats sorted its like a domino effect, i'll join a gym, buy a few ps3 games and a new TV, then the big trip to amsterdam!!. buts its really depressing knowing all my mates are at uni :-(



seriously!? thats really weird, we seem to be in the same position! any luck with the job hunting?

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i just got the job today, thanks for the help guys!

good luck:thumbsup:

WELL DONE !!!!!.................. Good for you :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Good news, Well done

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flp14344;6504523

good luck:thumbsup:



jcaho7;6504601

WELL DONE !!!!!.................. Good for you :thumbsup::thumbsup:



imafish2002;6504617

Good news, Well done



I love you all

Thanks again guys, this has been the best news for me for a while

Well done you

Reasonable company to work for but as always depends on your line managers. Head down, listen and learn and you'll be fine.

Good luck hdizzle. !!
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