Tesco Job Interview- Help! - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Belfast, N.Ireland
Posts: 4,491
                     
Question Tesco Job Interview- Help!

I've got a job interview for Tesco on Saturday morning and I just wanted to know if anyone else has had one cos apparently they ask weird q's like 'Who would you invite to a dinner party? etc'. I'd just prefer not to make a complete tit out of myself, so please let me know what I'm in for. I mean I know it's not that big a deal and it doesn't matter if I get it or not cos I'm only doing it to get a bit of extra cash for going to uni, but I don't want to be sitting cringing the whole way through it!

Jen, is it cold out there or are you just pleased to see me?
Luna_Angel_84 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 05:29 PM
Jen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Torquay
Posts: 132
 
Quote:
'Who would you invite to a dinner party? etc'.
oh please!!!!!!!!

LMFAO!!!!!!!!
Jen is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 05:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: What's it to ya, bub?
Posts: 2,981
                     
I always ask people in interviews where would be the best place to hide a body. I'm still not sure why I ask this. Hmmm.

The WTAworld Quote Hall of Fame (recent entries):
"All this year Kim has been have catwalk draws ..." - leslie, on Kim Clijsters' easy draws in 2003
"I wanna see Anna, I bet I could tape that ass" - SerenaSlam, on fan perception of Anna K.
"n I am more of a retard, yes." - gogomaggie
"she has a face of a cereal killer" - Naldo, on Serena Williams
Every post you make : Every dumb mistake : I'll be watching you
MarcusRock is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 05:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sheffield, South Yorks
Posts: 1,628
                     
I've never had an interview for Tescos but I had an interview at Safeway... turned the job down tho.. went to Focus DIY instead.

Usually with retail based job interviews, they take into account your personality and customer service skills a lot, and also flexibility of hours.

Don't talk about your own career aspirations a lot, make out like as though the job you are going for will really help you (even if you know it won't).

And another tip... if you have any illnesses or allergies that you can cope perfectly well with (e.g. if you have asthma and you have a couple of blasts on your salbutamol and you're fine), don't mention it at all if you are in competition for the job.

And just be yourself, don't be too honest, be positive.. and you'll get the job.

"I'm like in a shop, looking for the right man, for me jigsaw, and believe you me, I'll f**king do it. I am the law." - Gary Hayward, Belper Town FC manager.

http://www.belpertownfc.co.uk
JoeyWinson3.0 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 05:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: What's it to ya, bub?
Posts: 2,981
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeuceDiva
perhaps because you smoke so fucking much???
*gasps* Well I never ....

The WTAworld Quote Hall of Fame (recent entries):
"All this year Kim has been have catwalk draws ..." - leslie, on Kim Clijsters' easy draws in 2003
"I wanna see Anna, I bet I could tape that ass" - SerenaSlam, on fan perception of Anna K.
"n I am more of a retard, yes." - gogomaggie
"she has a face of a cereal killer" - Naldo, on Serena Williams
Every post you make : Every dumb mistake : I'll be watching you
MarcusRock is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 05:56 PM
Senior Member
 
korben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Here
Posts: 7,310
                     
Dont go in there. Get a real job !

(Im, not mixing Tesco and Cisco now, am I?)
korben is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 08:52 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 3,053
                     
I work for sainsburys, All I had to do was pass a simple test & that was it. No questions asked except when can I start my training

In the world you are just 1 person, but to 1 person you are the world
Nikki is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 3,053
                     
Btw be thankful its not Asda as they make you stand up and sing Happy Birthday to the interview panel.

In the world you are just 1 person, but to 1 person you are the world
Nikki is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2003, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Belfast, N.Ireland
Posts: 4,491
                     
Thanks for your help, apart from Jen that is. I know it's stupid getting nervous but knowing me I'll turn into the biggest goofball on planet earth.

Anyway, if I get the job I wonder if that means I get a discount on their booze..........

Jen, is it cold out there or are you just pleased to see me?
Luna_Angel_84 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2003, 06:06 PM
Senior Member
 
CondiLicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: In bed.
Posts: 6,853
                     
They'll probably ask you what kind of personal skills you need for whatever position you are doing. Just say stuff like you need to be friendly, helpful etc. It's for a supermarket so it ain't brain science. They'll just want to make sure you'll be polite and helpful to their customers and not scare them away. Tell them ASDA, Morrisons and Safeway suck haha That'll score you points.


good luck
CondiLicious is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome