Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at English Heritage
- Retail Buyer (1)
- Archive Support Officer (1)
- Historic Properties Team Member (1)
- Historic Property Steward (1)
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at English Heritage (Shrewsbury, England (UK)) in February 2015.
Invited to group interview. Lasted 2 & 1/2 hrs. Covered health & safety on site, 1;1 interview, time to study/prep for: a) selling to customers b) dealing with customer complaints, putting together a shop display
- Give an example of when you 'went the extra mile' for a customer.. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at English Heritage (Bedford, England (UK)) in March 2011.
I applied for the position online, was subsequently asked via email to attend an interview, I attended the interview, but didn't hear anything for weeks on end and assumed I had not been successful, however, I was then contacted to be told that there had been a 'HR error' and immediately received an offer, I accepted the offer.
- Describe a situation where you have acted under pressure Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at English Heritage (Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)) in February 2011.
Two interviews - firstly with direct line manager and then Second interview with Category Director - not really taxing
- How would you deal with using only UK based suppliers Answer Question
Lack of flexibility to negotiate - as there are very strict pay bands
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I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at English Heritage (Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)) in November 2010.
The position was advertised in the local paper but the job description was generic and much more complicated than was actually needed to do the job. Vacancies are also advertised on the company website and you can register for job alerts. The application form on line is really good as after you have filled it in for one position you can use it again if applying for another job as your details are remembered. Interviews may be by a panel of line managers concerned with your particular role. It is good to do some research prior to interview and it may be possible to go on a tour to find out more about the place where you will be working. Water is provided at interviews and staff take it in turns to ask questions. You may need to sit a test for some roles. People are selected for interview according to their skills experience and appropriate attributes for the role. A reserve will also be selected in case someone does not turn up.
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