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I’ve been asked for an interview and I’ve put that I’m 16

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Monthly if you’re permanent or fortnightly if you’re a temp.

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Be ready to answer any questions
Be yourself
Make them see how good an employee you'd be

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Yes, but we always work Christmas eve, Boxing day and New Years Eve/day. (You don't work all of those except on the rare occasion if you're a Christmas temp who wants/needs the hours!)

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Hoodie, jeans, dont make an effort, I wore a office skirt and shirt and they told me I need to chill.

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Overall great working hours for a part-time job, with both an opening and closing shift between the store 9-5 opening hours.

However little chance of getting more the 25h per week.

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30% off dvds, Blu-ray, music etc, but you get 15% off games.

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The salary is good for a part time job, the hours are good (not too many, not too little, and the chance to work overtime), it isn't too demanding, and you can still have a personal life. The management are professional but laid-back as long as you do what you're there for.

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My initial role was as a seasonal employee.

Why do you want to work for HMV?
What customer service experience do you have?
Can you give an example of dealing with a difficult customer?
What product are you most passionate about?
Are you flexible for shift work?
When can you start?

I've had 3 internal interviews for roles above, senior sales & supervisor positions. You will need to know your store and if applied to another store their figures, department performances, how to improve the store layout, innovative ideas to drive morale and productivity, and how you have improved departments performances.

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I believe 16

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