• Solent Pizza


Don't panic!! You got this....

As part of the Recruitment Team we see hundreds of applications a day. Some CV’s have a great deal of experience, some have different areas of expertise and some CV’s look brand new just waiting to fill in all those gaps with future skills. All of which are extremely exciting because for us it means we are on our way to recruiting ourselves a brand new member of the team!

So what we wanted to do here is give you some hints a tips for when you get to that interview stage.

For a number of people it could be their very first job interview, for others it might be your first interview in a long time. Some of you may have been to a few interviews already but find the nerves really hit you so don’t necessarily perform to your best ability and of course those who have been there, done that, got the t-shirt but might be looking at changing direction.

So here is what Solent Pizza look for in an interview…

Dress to impress

Don't wait until the last minute to pick out an interview outfit, this causes unnecessary stress! Have one good interview outfit ready, so you can interview on short notice without having to worry about what to wear.

Don’t panic about being “over dressed”, its always nice to make a good first impression! If someone happened to turn up in a 3 piece suit for a delivery driver role, I can guarantee you that person will make a lasting impression right from their first step in the door. Dressing well for an interview shows you are organised, have pride in your appearance and are professional – all great qualities.

Be on time…. That means early!

On time means five to ten minutes early. If need be, drive or walk to the store location ahead of time so you know exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there. Take into account the time of your interview so you can adjust to traffic patterns and give yourself a few extra minutes to visit the toilets, check your outfit, and calm your nerves. Also don’t forget to print extra copies of your resume, or find a notepad and pen! Prep sorted!

Shake hands!

A good firm handshake is a universal sign of strength and confidence in yourself and your abilities which is why everyone (yes, ladies included) should have one. A firm (but not crushing) handshake is a sign of mutual respect from both sides. It immediately sets the tone for the interview, so get practising!

Stay calm

During the job interview, try to relax and stay as calm as possible. Remember that your body language says as much about you as your answers to the questions. Small things like sitting up straight with shoulder back and feet firmly on the ground, don’t slouch or mumble or fidget with your hands or buttons. These are all a very clear sign if someone is confident or nervous.

As you answer questions, maintain eye contact with the interviewer. Be sure to pay attention to the question so that you don’t forget it, and listen to the entire question before you answer, so you know exactly what the interviewer is asking. If you need to take a moment to think about your answer, that’s totally fine, and is a better option than starting out with multiple “ums” or “uhs.”

Let your personality shine!

A lot of people choose Domino’s as their first job because they know we are flexible and fun…plus discounted pizza! Woop! For those who are looking to take a leap into management, people understand we have the opportunities and training to assist them to be a great leader one day.

What we are saying is we don’t always look for the “experience” we can teach you all the skills you need to be a great pizza maker or a great manager. What you need is a great attitude!!

Show us your key qualities – confident, positive, enthusiastic.

Tell us about your hobbies – team player, leader, target driven.

Share you interests – personal goals, achievements, future plans!

All of this information allows us to really see what kind of employee you will be.

Ask away!

Before your interview prepare a few questions you really want to know the answers to. At the end of the interview if the manager hasn’t answered all of your questions and gives you the opportunity to ask, go for it! Don’t be shy!

We all need to know how much does the job pay? How much notice do you have to give before booking a holiday? Is overtime available? Do you have to pay for uniform? No one is going to be mad at you for asking these questions. If anything, it shows you are keen and taking the job opportunity seriously to see if it is exactly what you want. There is nothing worse than getting home after your interview and not knowing some key details about the role! Take a deep breath, gather some courage and tick off your list of questions!!

Clarify the reasons you want the job

You may find in most cases, you will not be the only person invited in for an interview for a specific role. Throughout your interview let the manager know why you have applied for this position and what key skills you could bring to the team. You don’t have to go over the top about it and beg for the position but talk about what interests you about the role or the Domino’s brand, what rewards it offers that you find valuable, and what abilities the job requires that you already have.

This is the perfect time to show off a little, what makes you stand out from the rest!

Above all.... BE YOURSELF!

That's what we love about Domino's! People from all walks of life coming and working together!

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