Retail Graduate Application & Interview Tips

This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working in Retail

Application Advice: Research the company and position thoroughly.
Interview Advice: Research the career of your interviewer.
Office Co-ordinator, at Majestic Wine
Application Advice: Be yourself. Don't try and come across as something you're not.
Interview Advice: Visit a store before an interview. It helps understand the people working in the stores and the culture of Majestic.
at Majestic Wine
Application Advice: Be honest, this company are very good at seeing past the CV to discover base skills that will benefit the group as a whole, they employ from all walks of life and levels of experience. Culture and attitude is important.
Interview Advice: Role plays, good targeted questioning as well as open-ended tasks/questions.
CHT Phone & Email Manager, Customer Happiness Team at Majestic Wine
Application Advice: Passionate about customers and enjoy a fast-paced environment.
Head of .Com and performance, E-commerce at Majestic Wine
Application Advice: Research the company and the off-price model in particular. Think about competitors and visit the stores.
Interview Advice: I was asked about competitors, brands and what my opinion was of the store as well as competence questions. They will also ask you about the off-price model.
Senior Analyst, at TK Maxx
Application Advice: Reflect on the company values and where you would fit into it. If you tick the values, show how in your application.
Interview Advice: Think about challenging situations in uni or at previous workplaces and how you overcome challenges. Try to think about several work/uni situations when it comes to teamwork.
Senior Analyst, Home at TK Maxx
Application Advice: Be enthusiastic!
Interview Advice: Keep calm, visit TK Maxx stores before the interview.
Allocation Analyst, E-Commerce at TK Maxx
Application Advice: Practice the tests before applying.
Interview Advice: Be chatty and professional. Be very curious.
Allocation Analyst, Body Bath and Beauty at TK Maxx
Application Advice: Practice the tests.
Interview Advice: Honestly: be who you are!
Senior Analyst, Active at TK Maxx
Application Advice: Stay open minded. Enjoy working in a flexible environment. Have basic excel skills. Understand the company and how it differs from other retailers.
Interview Advice: Be relaxed and yourself! Take the opportunity to learn as much as you can about the job role and company.
Senior Allocation Analyst, at TK Maxx