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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Maxxima (London, England (UK)) in May 2017.
I applied for the role of Trainee Recruitment Consultant through GradTouch. The early stages of the application went very smoothly, and the people I spoke with were helpful and kind. The first stage consisted of a couple of telephone interviews with different people, the first of which was a more laid back "mock" interview, in which the interviewer gave me tips and advice. This was preparing me for the "proper" phone interview with a senior member of the recruitment team. As with the first phone interview, it went extremely well, and I was invited to meet with this senior recruiter and his divisional manager. The first face to face interview was extremely pleasant - I was asked to complete a short Maths and English test before sitting down to speak with the senior recruiter and divisional manager who engaged in a friendly and light manner.
After this, was then invited back to interview with four more different people. By this point, I was questioning why so many people had dealt with my application process (by the time I had finished, I had been interviewed twice via phone by two different people, and three times in person by six different people). This obviously added some major element of confusion, because that final interview with two heads of departments and two senior management (inc managing director) really was one of the worst interviews I've ever been to.
Starting with the first interview: two guys who would be supervising me if I were to be accepted, only asked me a couple of questions with this portion lasting no longer than 5 minutes. The second interview with the managing director and another senior management person lasted slightly longer. There was evident confusion between these two sets of people, with the first claiming that the "proper" interview with be with the MD and his partner, but the MD and his partner seemed to think that the "proper" interview was with the first two guys as they'd be the ones I'd be working with directly.
The MD and his partner didn't ask me a single question in relation to the job or my skillset and experience, and instead pried and nosed into my personal life, asking why I'd choose to commute from Kent (it's a 55 minute train journey to London from where I live). They then continued to question whether I was in a relationship (as if it's relevant!) and claimed that I'd never be willing to relocate if my partner lives in Kent. They made a huge deal about my having to commute although I had told them from the very beginning that I would be commuting. The interview was very odd and extremely unprofessional in my opinion.
Not one of the four people who interviewed me that day seemed to know the process or that I was even arriving. They all claimed that they weren't responsible for hiring, and pointed the finger at each other claiming that their interview wasn't the "proper" interview (as if that's an excuse for asking inappropriate questions). The whole process was very uncomfortable, and one of the worst experiences I've ever had in interviewing.
After the process was finished, they cited their worries over my commute as one of the major factors as to why they didn't offer me the job, which was extremely annoying, as they invited me to interview twice and held two phone interviews with me knowing I was currently living in Kent. Ultimately, the mixed messages, misinformation and invasive questioning really put me off. I'm actually glad they didn't offer me the job.
Following our successful, graduate assessment centre at our Zetland House offices back in September we are hosting another on Thursday 10th November. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Steph, James or Dan on 01992 474980
After a successful graduate assessment day back in July 2015 we have decided to run another event on the 26th January 2016. This will be held at the Hoxton Hotel in Holborn. For more details please email email@example.com or call us on 01992 474980