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Old 30-07-2009, 10:18 PM
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Hi

I have an instore Assessment for a colleague job at Boots in the am.

Any ideas what to expect any tips you can give me?

It does say `as part of the exercise will be on the shop floor, we ask that you wear smart dress` i have my interview suit so that is covered.

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Old 31-07-2009, 7:31 AM
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They will be looking for someone who is client focused so smile and be welcoming and if asked if you can find something for someone then smile and politely say 'I am sorry I don't know where that is but I will find someone who does' then follow them to improve your store and product knowledge. Check that the client has the right information then smile again and move on.
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Old 31-07-2009, 9:17 AM
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What's a 'colleague' job?
Is that a sales assistant?
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Old 31-07-2009, 7:17 PM
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A shop floor lackey
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Old 31-07-2009, 7:32 PM
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Yes its a sales assistant. Need a job and fancy a change after 20 years in an office.

Did the assessment, spent 20 mins on shop floor.

Think it went ok, find out in 2 weeks.
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Old 31-07-2009, 7:38 PM
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What's a 'colleague' job?
Is that a sales assistant?
or a foot soldier
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Old 31-07-2009, 10:16 PM
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Think it went ok, find out in 2 weeks.
Was there a group of you?

I worked for Boots a few years ago, after attending one of these (about 8 years ago, so they must have been doing them for a while!). I found I could really tell who would get hired, some people stood out much more than others. So if you think it went well, it probably did
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Old 31-07-2009, 10:37 PM
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Good luck. You'll get a staff discount card which saves you 22% off boots own products and 12% off other things. And they have double discount days for staff too!!! So you can get the 3 for 2 offers plus 44% off. Brilliant! I've been to one and they kept the store open late for staff only. It was great!
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Old 01-08-2009, 7:31 AM
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Was there a group of you?

I worked for Boots a few years ago, after attending one of these (about 8 years ago, so they must have been doing them for a while!). I found I could really tell who would get hired, some people stood out much more than others. So if you think it went well, it probably did
NO it was a 1 to 1 interview, but most of it was shop floor based.

I had to hand out baskets and pack bags, ask if anyone wanted an advantage card, everyone had one!
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Old 03-09-2009, 6:26 PM
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any tips for an interview...wat Qs asked?
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:28 AM
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any tips for an interview...wat Qs asked?

ive just been given a date for an interview, i would like any tips aswell please

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I applied to boots a while ago and didn't even get an interview, my details are still saved on the system, I've just tried to apply for a job advertised today on the website and it says that my details have been saved and they will notify me if a suitable job fits my application. Which seems to me like its a brush off because i probably failed the online application the first time... :-(
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I applied to boots a while ago and didn't even get an interview, my details are still saved on the system, I've just tried to apply for a job advertised today on the website and it says that my details have been saved and they will notify me if a suitable job fits my application. Which seems to me like its a brush off because i probably failed the online application the first time... :-(

i applied for 2 permenant boots jobs and 1 xmas job on monday and recieved 2 emails yesterday saying sorry i havent been sucessfull with the permenant ones but they are keeping my details for future jobs

and today i have recieved an interview for the xmas job, would have prefered the permenant 1s but this is better than nothing
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:30 PM
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I had my assesment last friday, im still waiting to hear if i got it or not....person said abut 10 days or more and then we will get bk to u as interviews still goin on....but i hate this wait. I doubt i got it though.

But i had to hand out baskets, advantage card leaflets and wasnt actually asked much. just why did i want to work for them....
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i applied for 2 permenant boots jobs and 1 xmas job on monday and recieved 2 emails yesterday saying sorry i havent been sucessfull with the permenant ones but they are keeping my details for future jobs

and today i have recieved an interview for the xmas job, would have prefered the permenant 1s but this is better than nothing

I applied for one job on Monday and two on Tuesday no email yet.

Where the stores that you apply in London and did you do the questionaire again for each job because I was told that you only do the questionare once.

What is the current rate of pay for Boots ?
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I applied to boots a while ago and didn't even get an interview, my details are still saved on the system, I've just tried to apply for a job advertised today on the website and it says that my details have been saved and they will notify me if a suitable job fits my application. Which seems to me like its a brush off because i probably failed the online application the first time... :-(
I had the same problem and called boots to ask how you apply again and they told me when the system asks if you have a existing application in another store say no and click to apply again.

You will not need to fill out the application again because your details are still there all you do is confirm them again and submit the application.

Ignore the questionaire because you only have to do it once.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:10 AM
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I am going to be working for Boots again over Christmas its £5.90 an hour in Wolverhampton.
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I have applied to boots five times :

Rejected for three jobs

One job was cancelled due to budget reasons.

Waiting to hear about one more job.

I cannot not believe that it so hard to get a part-time job in boots so think that I should give up.
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I have applied to boots five times :

Rejected for three jobs

One job was cancelled due to budget reasons.

Waiting to hear about one more job.

I cannot not believe that it so hard to get a part-time job in boots so think that I should give up.
Awww sorry to hear that - but maybe its the location? popular place and lots of people apply...i hope u do that job that ur waiting on If not, just keep trying....i read somewhere that the 75 questions is the main part and the most hardest.
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I am going to be working for Boots again over Christmas its £5.90 an hour in Wolverhampton.
have u had ur induction yet?
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