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Your guide to Retail Appointment Live – September 2015

This month, the Retail Appointment Live will be exhibiting at the London Marriott Hotel, in Grosvenor Square.
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.

Meanwhile, 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.

In addition, 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 the 14th to the 15th September, the event is free to attend. To guarantee your place we recommend pre-registering at

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.

Monday 14th September

Psychometric testing
13:30 - 14:30
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 often misunderstood exercises.

Working in recruitment
15:30 - 16:30
A new seminar for this year, this session looks at what it’s like on the other side of the fence in retail recruitment. If you’re ambitious and looking to shift your career up a gear, the transition from retail to recruitment might well be easier than you think.

How to get a pay rise
17:30 - 18:30
This workshop gives you advice on how to approach your boss, how to present a case and how to deal with negotiations and counter offers.

Tuesday 15th September

Are you a good manager or a great one?
10:30 - 11:30
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.

DOs and DON’Ts at interview
12:30 - 13:30
Find out 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.

Surviving assessment centres
14:30 - 15:30
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 seminar, we teach you what to expect, how to prepare and how to stand out from the crowd.

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.

Click here to see who our exhibitors are looking to recruit this September.