Matalan (2018) Interview Questions & Answers
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Trainee Assistant Merchandiser
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Interview processThe competency based interview included questions on the role- what do you understand about merchandising? how good are you with excel? Alongside more general questions like what makes a good team?
There were two interviewers (both from the merchandiser section at Matalan) and the interview was informal with an option to ask questions at the end.
Most difficult questionWhen have you to explain something complex top people? give and example of a time you have received bad service?
Interview tipsPractice as much for the competency based interview as you do for the presentation, as you need to pass all elements of the assessment to be offered a job. Bring a hand out for the presentation as well.
Experiences at the assessment centreThe assessment Centre had 3 stages- first was a 10 minute Presentation in front of two interviewers (both from the merchandiser section at Matalan) on how a Merchandiser can help Matalan, followed by 5-10 minutes of questions. Next was the Competency based interview for about 20 minutes. Last was the group exercise were you work in a team to decide who to save in a theoretical cave in.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
There are 3 stages pre-assessment centre: 1. Online application form, including competency question
First was a phone interview which was questions about work experience and why I wanted the job. Then
The initial phone interview lasted around 40 minutes, including time at the end for me to ask questi
1. Submit your CV and answer additional questions on Morrison's website 2. Invited to complete situ
After completing the online application, I received a letter inviting me to attend a group interview
I applied through Morrison's website and after a few days got an email asking me to fill out a 'valu
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