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What is the interview process like at Coles?

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  • You apply on their website job listing first before getting an interview.

  • For me, it was quite easy. I submitted my resume, meet with store manager and second manager, was asked questions about myself, why I would be good for coles and what my ambitious where. Was called in for group meerinf, shown around Coles store and accepted.

  • Online screening, one on one interview.

  • I applied for the job online then received an email about a month later for a video interview. It was pretty easy, you had 1 minute to read the question then 30 seconds to answer. There were only 4 questions mainly about your experience and availability, etc. After a couple of weeks I received another email asking for additional info to confirm my working rights then I was offered the job about a week after that. I didn’t go into the store at all during the hiring process, it was all online for me but it was super simple. It took around a month and a half from applying to being offered the job.

  • I applied online for a new store so I guess that's why it took a little while to hear back from them about an interview. There were about 70-80 people all up and as we went into the room they numbered us off and gave us a table to sit at. There were about 8 people on each table and then a supervisor allocated to each table. At the start they gave us some time to talk and introduce ourselves so make sure you start conversation! Things like whether anyone's studying or if it's their first job so on. Also smile a lot and seem really interested in the things people are saying and if there's water on the table make sure to offer it to others and pour their glasses.
    To begin with the supervisor went around the table and asked us to introduce ourselves and answer things like why we want to work at coles, what department, something interesting about ourselves but it was really chill so don't worry about it being super formal or well rehearsed, just look happy and enthusiastic.

    They gave us a piece of paper to write down what we thought good customer service is. Pretty basic.

    Then we did some activities, things like talking about a food item for 30 seconds (volunteer first and stand up) and then a group activity about what you would do in a zombie scenario. With the zombie scenario make sure you listen to other people and don't talk over other people or get too serious about it just look interested.

    Lastly they give you a form where you write down your availability and position preferences. Try to put down as much availability as possible even if that means until midnight because they look at that favourably. Also when numbering what order of preference you would like in terms of positions put a number next to everything even though they say at least 3. Also DO NOT forget to thank your supervisor and use their name and tell them that you appreciate their time.

    They said it would take 2 weeks to get back to us but it took them a week and 2 days and then I got an email, probably because it was a new store and they were hiring a lot of people.

  • I applied online and received an invitation to a group interview. It was much faster than I had thought, there were about 9 others in the group, the hiring manager collected all our documents (remember to have a photocopy) and asked us to write our availabilities and when we would be able to start. Interview went well and about a week later I got a phone call and email saying I got the Job!

  • Fantastic and grate work

  • Stuck up all the shelvese puting stock out from bec jane milne

  • If you are related to staff, you will get employed.
    These days, they will hire anyone.

  • We doing group interview, only Once for the right candidate.

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