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    I have just landed myself an interview with sainsburys

    And im not sure what im supposed to wear, i would feel stupid turning up overdressed but also would if i was underdressed.

    Any pointers?

    Im also a bit scared because ive never had an interview with a big company before and i dont know what questions to be prepared for!

  • #2
    dress smartly.
    Always dress for the interview - not the job.
    smart trousers and a blouse or nice plain fitted top.

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    • #3
      so would one of them jumper/shirt combo top things work? with a pair of smart trews?

      aargh i dont even own a pair of shoes! would it be wrong to turn up in sandals?!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Blah
        I have just landed myself an interview with sainsburys

        And im not sure what im supposed to wear, i would feel stupid turning up overdressed but also would if i was underdressed.

        Any pointers?

        Im also a bit scared because ive never had an interview with a big company before and i dont know what questions to be prepared for!
        I am your man

        What i wore was trousers, shirt and a tie (because i just finished 6thForm). There was a ffew people like me and rest wer in scruffy clothes. All the smart cloths people got in.

        You need to bring your passport, bank details and Nation Insurance card.

        from my interview:
        Gave u a booklet and 4/5 familys on what thye wat to cook - you look in booklet and pick meals that they would want (LOOK OUT FOR THE SPECIAL OFFERS). and they gave us 15minutes i beleive.

        Then the made us sit in the canteen (I was waiting for 2hours!) and took me to their office - few questions were:
        - Any departments you want to work on/not work on
        - how long it take you to get to work
        - What qualifications you have
        - Why did you give Mr.Johnson the chicken pie etc. (from booklet)
        etc. [simple questions]

        I was very shy and they noticed that and said on back of paper (i peeked :P) "Very shy but can see petentioal".

        Anything else ya need to know? just say

        Congrats on job -

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        • #5
          nooo not sandals. you wouldn't be allowed to wear them within the job so i wouldn't wear them to the interview. plus if you get the job you'll need some smart and sensible shoes anyway.

          for my interview at tesco i wore a pair of smart black trousers and a fitted shirt.

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          • #6
            oh dear i need to get some shoes then

            now im kicking myself for now buying the ones i saw the other day!

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            • #7
              flat black things would do fine, though a small heal would be allowed. no open toes or backless though.

              dorothy perkins do nice ones.

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              • #8
                always dress smartly, first impressions count so much and you can never go back on a first impression

                also i dont think you can be too smartly dressed for an interview (bar ball gowns and tuxes that is)
                "It's difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious one-ness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you. No-one really feels self-confident deep down because it's an artifical idea. Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you”

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                • #9
                  Every interview i've ever been on i've always worn a trouser suit. I've never had an interview yet that wasn't succesful.
                  satehen

                  What's that coming over the hill? Is it satehen?

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                  • #10
                    right ok i think (main word here) i have sorted the shoes thing, i have some boots that i can wear under my trousers

                    the only vaguely smart stuff that i own is a pair of black trousers, black boots and one of them shirt/jumper things which the jumper is black and the shirt white.

                    is that too much black? i hate wearing black!

                    also should i have my hair tied up? i prefere it down but dont know if it looks scruffier down or whatnot

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blah
                      right ok i think (main word here) i have sorted the shoes thing, i have some boots that i can wear under my trousers

                      also should i have my hair tied up? i prefere it down but dont know if it looks scruffier down or whatnot

                      about the boots - we're not allowed to wear boots at tesco. i actually wore boots at my interview and was told i'd need some shoes for work.

                      about 3 years ago, i had hair about 2 inches past my shoulders and i got told to tie it up for health and safety reasons. however there are plenty of people at work with longer hair now and there's no problem. i think that rule is more for in the bakery and places like that. i shouldn't think it matters for your interview - whatever looks smartest and however you feel more comfortable i guess.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lucifer devil
                        about the boots - we're not allowed to wear boots at tesco. i actually wore boots at my interview and was told i'd need some shoes for work.

                        about 3 years ago, i had hair about 2 inches past my shoulders and i got told to tie it up for health and safety reasons. however there are plenty of people at work with longer hair now and there's no problem. i think that rule is more for in the bakery and places like that. i shouldn't think it matters for your interview - whatever looks smartest and however you feel more comfortable i guess.

                        There are so many regulations at the co-op, you must tie your hair up, you must not wear boots or nail polish etc.. i regularily come to work wearing boots with my hair down and nail polish, no one says a thing!
                        satehen

                        What's that coming over the hill? Is it satehen?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by satehen
                          There are so many regulations at the co-op, you must tie your hair up, you must not wear boots or nail polish etc.. i regularily come to work wearing boots with my hair down and nail polish, no one says a thing!
                          my work is quite strict with the uniform. however if i ever dare to not wear the correct tesco skirt then pah! i always get a 'where's your skirt lucy?' and sooo many other people get away with it all the time! grr. and anyway a lot of the managers don't wear the correct stuff either. grr again.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lucifer devil
                            my work is quite strict with the uniform. however if i ever dare to not wear the correct tesco skirt then pah! i always get a 'where's your skirt lucy?' and sooo many other people get away with it all the time! grr. and anyway a lot of the managers don't wear the correct stuff either. grr again.
                            When I used to work for Tesco we got away with murder with our uniforms, the only part of my uniform I ever wore was my shirt! I wore black trousers from Asda and when I worked nightshift I used to wear my slippers :D

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                            • #15
                              For my sainsburys interview I wore black trousers, black shoes and a smart jumper. My interview was pretty much the same as Joshmeister's and to be honest I found it all pretty easy. Just come across as friendly and make sure that you fill in the meal suggestion things correctly.

                              I got the job and after that I had to go back for two training days, great fun

                              oh and yes, I too seem to be able to get away with things with my uniform. They gave me a navy skirt and it was hideous and too big so now I wear my black trousers for work. I also wear black trainers which when I started weren't allowed...I think they are now though
                              I try not to let college get in the way of my social life

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