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Retail Appointment Live: candidate toolkit

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This month, the Retail Appointment Live will be launching at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in London. On offer will be an impressive array of the UK's best known retail names, looking to recruit at all levels from retail sales assistants through to senior management and head office functions. In addition, a seminar programme will be running over the two days for people who want to improve their skillsets both in the workplace and in the jobseeking process.

On top of that, the CV doctor, a free service provided by consultancy Retail Human Resources, will be talking potential candidates through their CVs and offering advice and changes if necessary.

Running from 25th - 26th September, the event is free to attend, but to avoid the anticipated crowds, we’d suggest pre-registering at retailappointment.co.uk/live

Seminar Programme

Hosted by a variety of industry professionals, our comprehensive seminar programme gives you an unrivalled opportunity to learn from the very best. Whether you are looking to develop in your current role, or are looking for helpful advice on finding your next, our free, informative seminars are here to help.

Thursday 25th September

Are you a good manager or a great one?

13:30 - 14:30

Led by the retail director of House of Fraser, attendees are encouraged to examine their management style and target areas in which to develop and excel. We will identify common challenges faced by managers as well as discussing how employers judge managers’ skills and what qualities they value most.

Surviving assessment centres

15:30 - 16:30

Assessment centres can be intimidating to deal with, but they can also be a great way to showcase your skills and let employers see you at your best. In this popular seminar, we teach you what to expect, how to prepare and how to stand out from the crowd.

How to get a promotion

17:30 - 18:30

We will be talking about the best ways to get that promotion, a must for people who feel they are ready to give themselves a boost up the career ladder.

Friday 26th September

How to get a pay rise

10:30 - 11:30

Many of us find asking for and getting a pay rise difficult, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In this workshop, we give you advice on how to approach your boss, how to present a case and how to deal with negotiations and counter offers. This seminar will especially appeal to those not actively looking for a new job, but wanting to progress in their current role.

Dos & don'ts at interview

12:30 - 13:30

We show you how to really shine at interview, with hints and tips from professional recruiters on exactly what your prospective company will be looking for, advice on how to conduct yourself and tips on answering questions.

Psychometric testing

14:30 - 15:30

We take a look at how to approach psychometric tests. From the basics to example papers, we aim to give you a full understanding of the inner workings of these sometimes misunderstood exercises.

Checklist for the day of the event:

Copies of your CV. (The hotel has printing facilities but they charge for this service)
A map of how to get there, including the nearest station.
A note of any seminars you’d like to attend.
A neat, clean, ironed outfit.
Your registration number for fast-track entry.
Refreshments or lunch and a bottle of water.
Any questions you might want to ask recruiters about working with them.
A business card, if you have one.
Pen and paper to take notes, if needed.

Who are our exhibitors recruiting?

American Eagle Outfitters
Salesfloor only

Al Tayer
Store management
Head office functions
Salesfloor

Benefit
Store management
Head office functions
Salesfloor
Beauty Therapist roles

Claire's
Store management
Head office functions
Salesfloor

The Co-operative Food
Store management
Head office functions

Coral
Store management
Head office functions Salesfloor

Debenhams
Store management
Salesfloor

Dixons Carphone
Store management
Head office functions

Fashion & Retail Personnel
Store management
Head office functions

Gap
Store management
Visual merchandisers
Head office functions

H&M
Store management

Harrods
Store management
Head office functions

House of Fraser
Store management
Sales management
Head office functions

Mitchells & Butlers
Pub and Restaurant Management
Retail Team members
Area Managers
Head office functions

Pandora
Store management
Head office functions
Salesfloor

Primark
Store management
Head office functions

River Island
Store management
Head office functions

Retail Human Resources
Store management
Head office functions

Selfridges
Store management
Head office functions
Salesfloor

B&Q
 

25/26 September
London Marriott Hotel

Grovesnor Square


To pre-register, visit
retailappointment.co.uk/live