At the Argos assessment centre you will get the chance to meet staff who work at the company. There will be a selection of group and individual activities to take part in. Some you will have to prepare for beforehand. It will be useful to make sure that you get as much information as you can ready, especially if you know what to expect from your day. It is also wise to get general information too. You want to find out as much as you can about Argos, visit local stores and look at their website in general. It is also important to know exactly what the job is and what skills are required for that.
It can be difficult to get over your nerves, take part in a group or individual activity and also try to behave naturally but show off your relevant skills. However, it is possible for you to do this if you prepare well and practice. It is well worth having a look at the types of activities you might be expected to do or the types of questions you may be asked. Think about them and consider how you would answer them. Try out some examples yourself. In other words actually talk out loud in the way that you would at the assessment centre. It is best to practice in front of other people to get a better idea of what it would be like in front of someone on the actual day,. Try to take it seriously so that you get a proper chance to practice.
There may be the chance to practice helping customers, answering queries and dealing with complaints. It is always good to consider any previous retail experience when considering how to deal with this. This could be whether you considered it to be successful or not.
Team Leader Assessment Centre
Identify two opportunities to improve the operation at Basildon that you would make your priority once your induction was complete. Please include what the challenges would be, how you would approach the improvement and why you selected these issues.
You will be given room to work from, flip-chart paper and a 30 minute slot with three individuals who have a specialist view of the operation. You may use the 30 minute slots however you wish but please remember that if you wish to walk around the warehouse then you must bring safety footwear with you (hi-vis vest will be provided).
You will be asked to present back your findings during a 10 minute presentation, after which you may be asked to answer questions from the team.
Tips for the interview
Argos wants you to have list of questions to ask at the end of the interview. The company thinks that asking questions to Argos is a great way to impress them.
What to wear
Smart business wear should be just fine for the interview. Looking good will mean that you are the one for the job for Argos.
Don’t be late
Make sure that you are on time for your interview. Check directions, parking and arrange your transport. It’s always wise to be at the centre 10 minutes before to avoid stress.
During the interview
Be careful about your body language! relax and keep smiling.Being nervous is ok as long as you don’t exaggerate it.Making eye contact with all the interviewers will give you confidence.Speak clearly and don’t forget that you have plenty of time so take your time.Ask clarification if you didn’t understand any question from the interviewers.Don’t criticise current or previous employers of Argos.And finally, this is your chance so sell yourself!
Tell me about yourself
What makes you different than other candidates?
Why should we hire you?What are your weaknesses?
What are your strengths?
What salary expectations do you have?
Good luck with your interview.