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My interview is on Friday....

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:29 pm
by captainf
Hey guys,

On Tuesday I had some aptitude tests at Safeway in Redruth, for a job in stock management and admin. This morning (wednesday) I got a call saying that I was successful and i'm to attend an interview at 1pm Friday afternoon.

I think that i'm fully prepared and i'm quite confident that I will do well, however, is there any advice that you have for me, or even a good luck wish will be nice?

I really hope I get the job, because it will enable me to fund for my flying and flying courses much more easily!

Thanks very much!

All the best,

Ashley

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:34 pm
by sovs
Congrats, i wont wish you good luck, as im sure you wont need it.
Let us know how it goes
Sovs :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:43 pm
by misatok11
Dress smart, be confident.
Keep your answers to the point and if you don't know tell them.
Do a bit of research about safeways.
Have an answer ready for why you want the job.
Look them in the eye an try and not fidget.

Good luck!!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:49 pm
by sovs
I hate it when they say "why do you think we should hire you?" Its like their trying to catch you out or something.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:54 pm
by misatok11
It is so that they can see how you see yourself and also what qualities you can bring to the company.
They may also ask your bad points.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:55 pm
by captainf
Hey guys...

Thanks for the swift replies!

I had thought about the aspects already mentioned. My pilot's shirt and black trousers and nice respectable shoes should do the trick. Though would a tie also be good to wear?

Regarding the question about "why do you want the job?" How would I answer that?. I was thinking "because I have a major crush on one of your staff members called Lindsay!" :lol: No! I'm just kidding. I would really like to know how to answer it though! I mean, the reason why I intend to work there is because 1) I live within 5mins walk of the place and 2) the wages would really help me financially with my flying. I need to do over £10,000 worth of flying to become a flying instructor!

Thanks for the advice so far. I appreciate it.

Ashley :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 12:02 am
by misatok11
Wear a sensible tie, not loud or have homer simpson eblazoned on it.
From what i hear you saying you would like the job because location wise it makes sense, they have a good reputation as a company (this is where the research comes in), it puts you in a finicial situation for you to finance your lessons as well as making you more responsible, and giving you leadership skills to boot.

Hows that sound?

I was thinking of doing my PPl as we get a scholarship being in the RAF, it is only £4,000 so i might consider it for next year.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 12:17 am
by captainf
Hey,

That sounds great! Thanks for the advice and I think i'm fully prepared for the questions now.

The lady on the phone asked me to bring in my National Insurance details, along with anything I feel is of relivance. I was thinking my ROA (Record Of Achievement) folder and a CV. Is there anything else I should take?

Regarding the PPL, if you feel that you could take up the challenge, go ahead and do it. The PPL is probably one of the worst (work wise) of the flying licenses as you learn everything..eg about navigation, VOR's, NDB's...etc Clouds, Aviation law, Radio Telephony...etc the list is endless. If you havent been interested in planes for a long time, it could be difficult but I think that you're clever enough to get through. As for me, my interest with planes began when I was 2 years old, living under the Heathrow flight path! Go and get your flying license, you won't regrete it. All the work is worth it and don't listen to those who say "oh, it's really hard...etc" because they just don't understand it. Besides, you won't have to use a nice "car" to impress the ladies no more, you can use a plane instead, and remember to wear the shirt, trousers and epulattes :wink: :lol:

Good luck

Ashley :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 12:25 am
by Enigma
The most important thing you have to take to the interview is yourself. Just be yourself. If you're right for the job then everything will be fine.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:35 pm
by smile
Wishing you all the best, I'm sure you'll do fine. Let us know how you go. :D

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 4:35 pm
by MelodyLinn
Just to say all the best with your interview Ashley & Good Luck!

Will be wishing for you,

Love & Peace.


Melody x :roll:

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 3:14 pm
by smile
How did you go? =D>

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 6:08 pm
by captainf
It went well and I got the job :lol:

Thanks for the help everyone, I appreciate it.

Ashley