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asda group screening sessions?

I have to attend an asda group session/interview for 2 hrs on thurs to see if they will give me a job, has anyone ever attended one of these and what was involved?

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  1. qpr26 says:

    Yes, Here it is for you: THE JOB INTERVIEW -At ASDA it is in the form of a group selection, with between 6-12 people also being interviewed. One employee will run the session, and there will be observers in the background assessing. -If run properly, there will be three group tasks. When I ran them, it used to be: a) speak to your partner, find out as much about them as possible and report back to the group. Here, we are looking for you to communicate well with your partner. Be confident, encourage them. When you report back, we like you to be enthusiastic. Nothing ground breaking. Generally, just being a nice person who is confident without being completely dominating in these interviews is more than enough. b) In a group of four, design a Christmas uniform. This is just to see how well you work in a group. Make sure you contribute equally to discussions and don’t get left out by louder people. If you notice someone is quiet and you have said your piece, try and bring them into the discussions. "what do you think dave?". No one cares how good the final product is: just play a part and work as a team. Again, be a nice person! c) In groups of five, using a pack of cards, build a house, and then report back to the group on why they should buy your house. The person running the session may give you an object halfway through to put into the house, to throw you. Basically, again, teamwork. Don’t be too dominating, but try to take a lead, involve everyone, and don’t be shy. Just showing basic things like taking an interest in others views will get you everywhere. When reporting back, do so with a smile, and a bit of personality. For all the tasks, you will be assessed by people on a basis of 1 to 4, with 4 being good. Generally, a mixture of 2/3s will get you employed. Don’t worry about these, and don’t be thinking "oooh I haven’t shown this!" Just be yourself, be a nice person who can work in a team, and be confident. That’s all you need to do! And be polite. Contrary to popular opinion, supermarkets and shops do turn people down. We recently turned a lot of people down for being rude. One group would be reporting back on a task, and the others would be sitting their chatting amongst themselves. We rejected them, because what if we’re in a team meeting and they’re ignoring what is going on? The message won’t get across. With shop interviews, for general assistant work, they’re not looking for technical knowledge, or anything advanced. Just that you’re a nice person, that you can work in a team, and that you’re willing to work hard and learn. That’s all. And I am sure that applies to most shops, not just ASDA. That was my own experience, hope it helps.

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