All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Asda employees based on 71 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.7/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.1/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.5/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.2/5
 
Company Culture:
4/5
 
Career Progression:
3.7/5
 
Colleagues:
4.1/5
 
Training:
3.4/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.7/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.6/5
 

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Application Advice:

Sell yourself. Take the opportunity to talk about the things you've done, the transferable skills you've gained and what you're passionate about. Use examples and experiences and always state what the result of that was.

Interview Advice:

Appear confident in yourself and your own abilities. You will be challenged, hold your own without getting offended or getting too defensive. Be yourself so you know whether it'll be a good fit for you if you were to get the job. Let them get to know who you are and how you work. PREPARE - there are lots of example interview questions online so prepare answers and learn them in a way that you can adapt them for similar questions.

Promotions and Events assistant, Core Chilled and Meal Solutions at Asda
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Application Advice:

Have confidence. It's a hard job but definitely worth it!

Interview Advice:

Past education/experience?
Why I applied?
What can I bring to the role?
What are my strengths?
What do I hope to achieve?

Buying Assistant, Trading at Asda
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Application Advice:

Apply early and put a lot of time into your application.

Interview Advice:

The best tip I can give you about an interview with ASDA is to be yourself - they are really looking for personality. Other than that make sure you do your homework on sales and profit figures, as well as anything else you can find out about the company.

Buying Assistant, Chilled Trading at Asda
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Application Advice:

Take your time and tailor your application to fit in with ASDA values.

Interview Advice:

Be friendly, respectful and throw yourself into the assessment centre day. ASDA care about personality so don't be afraid to be yourself.

Beer Buying Assistant, Beer at Asda
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Application Advice:

Give specific examples in application form - think outside the box when backing up your skill set. Use an example outside college/university if you have one.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate, do your research and relax - let your personality come across!

Strategic Resourcing Assistant, Strategic Resourcing at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Asda are 100% committed to finding the right people for the company. Most roles you can be trained to carry out, and within Asda there is huge potential for progression and development across all branches of the business. If you have the right motivations, and naturally exhibit the personalities that Asda look out for to fit their culture, you'll fit right in on the interview day.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself and answer honestly and openly.
Being relaxed and answering genuinely helps.

ALS Graduate (across areas), Site and Projects Management at Asda
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Application Advice:

I suppose that the best advice would be not to worry about it, the graduate recruitment team are really good and not scary. They won't be trying to trip you up and are super helpful. They also really know their stuff as they work with developing graduates as well as recruiting them, so don't be scared to contact them with questions (I wish I did that more when I applied).

I actually applied for a different graduate scheme to the one I'm on, but the interviewers know what they're looking for and so talked to me about how they thought I was more suited to a different scheme. They even arranged for me to spend a day with a graduate and that kind of support in graduate recruitment is above and beyond.

That being said, the application process is very competitive and will require some time and investment, I would really recommend coming up to speed with market news and trends (try the magazine called 'The Grocer') and how they affect the retail business and its future. Also think laterally about how activities outside of work demonstrate the leadership behaviours which Asda look for.

Interview Advice:

The interview/assessment centre takes a whole day but, if you allow it to be, can be quite enjoyable. Expect to be asked to do things individually and as a group and use these times to really show that you can operate constructively within both scenarios.

For the interview itself nothing beats the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method, look it up and use it. Again, the interviewer isn't looking to trip you up, so relax and just talk about what you've done and how you've done it. Coming with some statistics up your sleeve and using them relevantly (don't just shoehorn them in, it's really embarrassing to watch) demonstrate commitment, interest and ability to apply learning.

Nothing at the assessment centre is really scary or confusing, it's all explained and there's plenty of space to ask questions before the task begins, you're also given a rough outline well in advance of the day.

So don't come expect a House of Horrors, it's a friendly business.

Asda Logistics Graduate, Asda Logistics Graduate Scheme at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and be encouraging of others at the Assessment Centre - you need extra activities to propel yourself forward in the midst of all the 1000's of applications.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared, first and foremost. Presentations should be clear and concise; if you get asked a question, ask the interviewer to repeat the question and take your time to answer.
As said previously, be encouraging to your fellow candidates - ASDA is a very friendly and team-oriented company so this will work in your favour.

Logistics Graduate, at Asda
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Application Advice:

I would suggest that any candidates applying for this role should be themselves first and foremost! However, secondly I would suggest that thorough research of the Asda's company history is key, with it being such an essential part of the company. I would also suggest that companies such as Asda often look for you to have work experience so making sure you make the most of any placement or part-time opportunities you are given whilst you are at university.

Interview Advice:

At interview, I would suggest that any candidate should make sure that they present themselves in a genuine manner and really sell the experience that they have. Asda looks for people who can add to the culture as well as add to the skillset so be sure to make the most of the personal attributes that you will bring to the role as well as your technical expertise. Also think outside the box and say what additional skills you can bring to the role rather than just the requirements for the role and always appear enthusiastic!

People Services & MI Assistant, People Services Team at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Again just be yourself, an interview is a two way thing so ask as many questions as you want.

GNFR Cost Accountant, Record to Report at Asda
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Application Advice:

Enthusiasm is everything in terms of the application to work at ASDA. Showing a good understanding about the sector and being genuinely interested goes a long way.

Interview Advice:

As above, appear enthusiastic and interested.

Multichannel Finance Analyst, Trading Finance at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and try and get some retail experience although we hire for attitude and train for skill

Interview Advice:

You may be asked about what you think the company do well and what you would improve so be sure to visit your local store and speak to colleagues and managers.

George manager, at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be honest about yourself and whether you will fit into the company. Do your research into the world of retail - make sure you fully understand the amount that is expected of you and the realities of the job before applying.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. It's about seeing whether Asda is right for you as much as if you are right for Asda. Make sure you're aware of current issues facing all food retailers in the current climate - particularly issues of price wars and discount retailers.

, at Asda
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Application Advice:

The scheme has no real defined structure which can be frustrating, and can lead to a lack of focus and direction as an individual. The roles you are offered are entirely dependent on the Senior Director of your region and thus can vary greatly from region to region. If you are willing to be extremely flexible and follow a scheme without any structure or timeframes of progression, then apply, however I wouldn't if you prefer a structured scheme with clear timescales around promotion.

Interview Advice:

Telephone Interview

Assessment Day:
Group discussion
Scenarios - i.e. responding to customer complaints/ colleague issues
Presentation

Interview with a Senior Director

Production & Replen Section Manager, London at Asda
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Application Advice:

When doing the Culture Fit questionnaire, be honest and true to you. Go with your first instinct.

Interview Advice:

I know everyone gets nervous at interviews - but try and stay calm and relaxed! Try and structure your answers clearly and elaborate on these in as much detail as you can.

Resourcing Assistant, Recruitment at Asda
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Application Advice:

You need to be flexible in the way you work. So much of your day and week is created by yourself and you need to be able to do that, drive yourself and others and manage upwards in order to be successful.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself! Asda truly believes in the Asda personality and this comes from people being who they really are. Don't be afraid to let your own style shine through.
Always be early for an interview as a lot of the time meetings change so someone may see you earlier or later but by already being there it will be noticed.
Be prepared to talk about you as a person as well as in a professional setting.

Systems Analyst, eCommerce at Asda
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Application Advice:

Know the company inside out, how it's operating, it's strategies etc. Look at every external facing website.

Film and Brand Coordinat, Retail Service and Communication at Asda
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Application Advice:

It's a great company to work for so the best way to do well is to get your foot in the door and then look into what role within the company you would enjoy the most. Internal moves are easier to get than other companies I have worked at so you can shape your career much more easily.

Interview Advice:

Let your character show through in the interview, it's much less about the specific role and more about would you fit in with the culture and the people. Be honest and up front with people, nobodys perfect and I think Asda look for the best in you during the interview process and focus on what you can do rather than what you can't.

Project Accountant, Controllership at Asda
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV is clear and focus on the skills you have that are relevant to the job.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, answer questions honestly and let your personality show through.

Compliance Coordinator, Compliance at Asda
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Application Advice:

Your degree will come in no use whatsoever.

Retail Graduate Manager, at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. We are a business that is proud of it's culture and are open to thoughts / ideas from any individual across the business regardless of work level.

Interview Advice:

Read up on Asda's culture, Beliefs and Purpose.

Rotational Scheme, Rotational Scheme at Asda
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Application Advice:

Know the sector. We are competitive in retail and we want to know why you want to make Asda greater. Understand that our approach is that we are not the 2nd biggest retailer in the UK, we are part of the biggest retailer in the world.
Know the culture. Our focus is on the customer and delivering results for them, everything we do should add value to the customer, always relate back to that concept.

Interview Advice:

Be relaxed.
Come prepared
Know the job you are applying for
Use real tangible examples for questions like 'Tell us about a time you ....'

Analyst, Supply PMO, ALS & Supply Chain at Asda
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Interview Advice:

It is much more about how you behave, and not what you know. ASDA is very big on hiring for attitude and training for skill. Think about how your personality and style matches ASDAs.

Testing Manager, Warrington ADC at Asda
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Application Advice:

Research Asda, its history, what is has achieved, what is stands for
Look at its opportunities and strengths
What you can bring to the company
Think about why you specifically want to work for Asda
Think about the role you're applying for and why you are right for that role - essentially don't be vague.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, be ambitious but never put people down. Whilst you are all going for the same graduate scheme, you might end up working with these people so don't ruin relationships before you have even started.

Contact Lens Buyer, Optical at Asda
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Application Advice:

Expect the unexpected
Tell your bosses what you're doing/how you're doing - DO NOT be arrogant
Listen and learn in all situations
Be brave - take risks
Make friends - not enemies (emotional intelligence), this goes for colleagues and suppliers

Interview Advice:

In assessment centres you need to be heard, you need to be confident, but you need to balance this without sounding rude or arrogant, and not interrupting people - this is incredibly difficult in the tense situation of the day
One of my best pieces of feedback was that I'd shown humility:
I added something up incorrectly in a group session, when I realised my mistake 2 minutes later, I admitted it so the whole group knew the facts. At the time I thought that was going to be a bad point on adding something up incorrectly in the first place

Buyer – Kids Yoghurts and Chilled Desserts, Dairy Buying Team at Asda
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Application Advice:

Asda hire for personality and train for skill so worry less about competencies and more about how you are showing your personality and fit to the company

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are noticed in the group assessment but don't be overpowering.

Cooked Meats Buying Assistant, Core Chilled at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to commit a lot of working hours

Interview Advice:

Examples of difficult situations at work

Financial Planning Analyst, Commercial Finance at Asda
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Application Advice:

Take your time with the application do not rush, be honest and be yourself on all personality related question. If you aren't a cultural fit for the business it's best for you to know now rather than once you've already started the job. You undertake a personality test, maths and English test before going to a final interview where you do many group activities and role plays before doing an individual presentation, role play and interview.

Interview Advice:

Definitely be yourself!
I was asked questions about

Why I wanted to take the job
What I thought I could bring to the role
Where do I see I can add value to the business

All pretty standard questions. Be prepared to answer with specifics. Don't be vague.

Graduate Retail Manager, Superstores at Asda
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Application Advice:

Practice tests online
Be yourself
Prepare
Research the company and what the job role you are applying for involves

Interview Advice:

Competency based questions e.g examples of team work, how you behave in certain scenarios

GM Modular Planner, Modular Planning at Asda
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Application Advice:

Let your personality shine through in your application, Asda hire for attitude, train for skill.

Interview Advice:

Relate all questions to relevant examples from uni, work experience, etc.

Project Manager, Retail Operations at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be honest and let your personality come through. Asda is very much about the attitude and values that you live by.

Interview Advice:

Know a bit about the company, where you want to go in your career and have questions ready to ask the interviewer.

GM Manager, Asda Living at Asda
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Application Advice:

Need to be passionate about retail, possess people skills and love a fast paced working environment.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself and say what your drive is for a career in retail.

Graduate Retail Manager, Doncaster at Asda
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Application Advice:

I'd recommend that you really get to know what Asda is about. Visit our stores and talk to our colleagues. We have such a unique culture that we know it isn't for everyone - but if it is for you and you have the same beliefs and ethics as us then you will love it. When you're applying just be as honest as you can....no one wants to catch you out, they just want to see you at your best.

Interview Advice:

My best advice for assessment centre/interviews is to bring your application to life and to enjoy the day. There was obviously something in your application which Asda liked, so now show the panel that in real life! I found my assessment centre really good fun, which made me relax. Therefore, I was able to be at my best!

People MI Analyst, People (HR) at Asda
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Application Advice:

Look into the company as much as possible. Try to speak to current graduates so that they are clear about the role they will walk into.

Interview Advice:

They should be very honest and open with all answers. On the assessment day make sure to air your views but also involve other people in the conversation if they don't say very much.

, at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for the demanding hours of retail and be prepared to feel out of your depth, it is worth it.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Asda hire for personality. Do your research though; on the company, the market and the competition.

Retail manager, at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work in a busy environment where you have lots of contact with people from all over the company, from PA's to Buyers and to Executive members.
No 2 days are the same and there are always other projects to get involved in.

Resourcing Assistant, Resourcing at Asda
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Application Advice:

If you want to work for a friendly, fast moving company then apply - ensure you put your personality across in your application form because ASDA isn't all about grades, qualifications etc.

Interview Advice:

The interview is like no other, ensure you come with a friendly apporach and ideas of how you would like to develop in the world of retail.

Energy Assistant, Property & Construction at Asda
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Application Advice:

My advice would be to always be yourself and to be as honest as possible when answering questions. Furthermore be detailed in the application and gain as much experience as possible as this will lead you in great stead to being successful in the application.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, the questions are designed to see if you will fit in well with the culture and if the culture will fit well with you, so be as honest and yourself.

Graduate, Graduate Retail at Asda
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Application Advice:

Just be yourself!

Retail Manager, Retail at Asda
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Application Advice:

Show your personality

Interview Advice:

Think of the bigger picture who's number one? - the customer always

Graduate manager, Home shopping at Asda
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the business strategy

Interview Advice:

Be yourself "hire for attitude train for skill"

Supermarkets Proposition Development, Property at Asda
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Application Advice:

Apply immediately if you love retail. Retail isn't for everyone, it's fast paced and consists of long busy days. If you love a challenge and think you have what it takes to be stretched and challenged everyday then apply. ASDA is a brilliant company to work for, so many benefits and the beliefs are lived daily in store.

Interview Advice:

The best advice I was given was to be yourself throughout the entire process. The managers observing can see straight through false characters. This advice was 100% accurate.

Also, make a good impression immediately. Involve everyone in group tasks and make sure you listen as well as making your point heard. Make sure you have countless examples of where you have used team work or dealt with a difficult situation or conversation. You'll have role play to take part in so again they will see straight through false characters. Be yourself, they hire for personality and train for skill.
Finally, know as much information about ASDA as possible, do some research on the areas of the company that interest you.

Deputy Manager, Supermarkets at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, let your personality shine!

Interview Advice:

Look online, visit stores and speak to people who work at asda already.

Graduate trainee, North east at Asda
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Application Advice:

Research the company and be sure the job your applying for is definitely for you. Visit your local Asda if you are an external candidate and ask to speak with the people manager who will be more than happy to help you with your application process. Take time to prepare for your interviews and concentrate on competency questions, always have examples and speak about what you would do differently.

Interview Advice:

Be clear and always back your answers up with examples and try to bring in examples from not only Univeristy but bring in past work experience or any volunteer work you have been involved in.

Department Manager, at Asda
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Application Advice:

If you don't have any experience in retail try and equivalete your skills with any other extra curricular activities you've been involved in as this will help you a lot and also the employer to understand your personality!

Interview Advice:

Be as yourself as you can as if your personality shines through in the interview and it matches the values of the company you will also be in a job where you enjoy what you do as you're in line with their beliefs!

Retail Management.Graduate Scheme, Retail Stores at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be honest, and know the company. Asda really does live by its values and if this fits in with your personality, you'll fly through the application.

Interview Advice:

Think about why you want the job, and how you'll make a difference and stand out from the crowd.

General merchandise manager, Graduate scheme at Asda
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Application Advice:

Read up on asda.

Interview Advice:

They hire for attitude and train for skill, so if you're really enthusiastic and have a great presence, yet don't have as much or any retail experience it doesn't matter.

Graduate, at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be willing to stand up and sing about yourself, you need to let yourself shine and grasp any opportunities.

Interview Advice:

Know your strengths but also know how to improve your opportunities.

Manager, Produce, grocery, home office at Asda
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Application Advice:

Honest, upfront and be willing to fight.

Interview Advice:

Honest, let your personality shine through and be prepared. Know the business.

Ambient Supply Manager, South Yorkshire at Asda
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Application Advice:

Asda hire for personality and train for skill, but ensure you can clearly demonstrate your technical skills as well as making sure your personality can shine through.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you have relevant examples of times you have completed stuff, like worked through a tough situation or influenced someone else.

Format Development Analyst, eCommerce at Asda
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Application Advice:

Understand the company and the way we operate.
Understand the ethos.
Expect to be stretched and have to be mobile.

Interview Advice:

Show commercial awareness and think about the company and how viable any options you put forward as solutions to issues are.

Let your personality shine through, we 'hore for attitude and train for skill'

Demonstrate customer service, we are a service focused organisation.

Know what you have put on your application form and CV and use same examples as on here for consistency.

Organisational Effectiveness Coordinator, People at Asda
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Application Advice:

Try to come and visit the office. When I first came for the assessment centre, I loved how lively it was and knew I would settle in here.

Interview Advice:

I know every company says it but you need to be yourself. They are definitely more interested in your personality in the interview rather than how smart you are. If they did not think you were technical enough, you would not be sitting in an interview already.

Team Leader, Accounts Receivable at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, be honest and overall be genuine. There is no point in moulding yourself into what you think a company like Asda is looking for because no one can pretend for long and you may end up realising that you and the company are not well matched !

Interview Advice:

When you're asked "where do you see your career in 5 years?" Make sure you have a answer that you believe in. The leaders within Asda want to know that you fully back yourself and your abition to be successful. Whilst the path may change with experiences, always have at least a '5 year plan' that you are determined to deliver.

Manager, Organisation Design at Asda
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Application Advice:

Relate your answers to the key behaviours required
Give lots of examples of times you have shown.... whatever it might be

Interview Advice:

Somehow, if you can find someone in Asda house to speak to about the role and the assessment day, and then make sure you say you did so on the day, this will strengthen your position massively, its what I did

The things they are looking for above all else are on overall good character, traits, such as:
Natural leadership ability
Confidence
Humility
Personality
These things are more important to Asda than grades, intelligence etc - you have already proved your intelligence by getting to the interview

Contact Lens Buyer, Optical at Asda
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, ask questions, enjoy the process

Interview Advice:

Be honest about the role and ask as many questions as possible

Graduate, at Asda
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