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Be smart but comfortable,as in general office wear. No jeans,casual clothes,don't wear your old comfys,make sure your hairs tidy,no revealing clothes you won't win points on showing flesh in an interview! Don't overdo the jewelry or wear tons of heavy makeup. Guys, if you have a beard ensure its clean and trimmed tidily,if not make sure you have shaved.

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Swindon shop is tough going! Upstairs is where all the stock is sorted and the best stuff has be hung and steamed, tagged then taken down to the shop floor! Clothes unfit for the shop floor has to be weighed, logged and stacked ready for the rag man's visit. Present manager treats you like a slave and has the "Do As I Say!" attitude!! Not at all friendly!!

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I progressively became more and more ill and suffered occupational stress so did all of my colleagues despite our immense efforts.

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It would be told to the top employee at the time (whoever was grovelling the most) and then that person would either tell the team or just a few of the team so that the ones that were left in the dark would be completely clueless as to what was going on

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I recently had an interview for Shaw trust and yes,the process is structured. Research and prepare answers on questions such as how you would encourage someone to be more positive in their outlook and not assume all emoyers are prejudice against the varying problems the client group you are applying to work with are! Eg disabilities, also think about how you would overcome barriers to work from the perspective of the emoyers as well as the employee. Consider how much help you are willing to give and would you draw the line at a certain level of support,maybe you consider the lines been crossed. Draw heavily from past similar job roles and make sure (unlike me) that there are examples fresh in your head ready to pull out. If your not sure about the question get it explained better to you,or perhaps think of it in a different perspective,maybe rephrase it do it makes better sense. Answers are point scored and mainly competency based. You will need to take relevant ID with you as they'll usually ask for that,as for references it's either your last three jobs or jobs from the last three yes,I can't remember which. Dress smartly but be comfy too and don't fit. There are plenty of similar jobs out there.

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Always approach question carefully

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Travelling to the city was too much for me

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I'm proud to say i have worked at shaw trust it was an amzing experience

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