Advice and tips for DofE participants and Award holders
It’s true what they say – if you fail to prepare, then prepare to fail. So it’s worth taking some time over your application, because it will repay you in the long run.
We have a few tips below to get you started and take a look at the main LifeZone pages for more support on CV writing and writing your application.
|Have you got the right attitude?|
|Do you really have the appetite for hard work? In retail and most businesses, you’re going to need it. Everyone here pulls out all the stops because we enjoy what we do and we’re all in it together. If you see it as ‘just a job’, this isn’t the place for you.|
|A little passion goes a long way|
|Go for roles you’re passionate about, because you’ll perform better in the interview and in the job itself.|
|Show and tell|
|What can you tell us about the way you do things that will show us you’re the right candidate for the job? Working at pace… delivering great service… being a real team player… give us some convincing evidence and remember to use examples from your DofE activities.|
Nobody’s perfect, but everyone has particular skills make sure you draw them out in interview.
|Honesty is always the best policy|
|It’s always better for everyone if you are open and honest about yourself and express your personality.|
|But most of all – enjoy!|
|All recruitment situations are demanding but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy it. Remember, we want you to do well just as much as you do. So relax, and get ready to take this opportunity to really show us what you can do.|
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