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    Big W Recruitment Process

    Hey! Does anybody know what the Literacy and Numeracy test involves when Big W are recruiting new employees? Has anybody completed it before?
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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    I only did a survey based on certain situations at work.

    eg. Bringing alcohol to work is a crime and you have answers from strongly agree to strongly disagree.

    It has really changed since I've been working there.

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Monzii, which Big W is currently recruiting u?... Im looking to apply to work at a Big W thats yet to open at Bankstown and i was wondering if anyone has any information of how to go about doing that. As a matter of fact does anyone know how i would be able to apply for a job at any of the new stores being built.. Thanks.....

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-E T
    Monzii, which Big W is currently recruiting u?... Im looking to apply to work at a Big W thats yet to open at Bankstown and i was wondering if anyone has any information of how to go about doing that. As a matter of fact does anyone know how i would be able to apply for a job at any of the new stores being built.. Thanks.....

    Have you had a look on the website? If they are looking to recruit new workers they will have their positions listed on there.


    As for the literary and numeracy test, I didn't do one but surely it would not be higher than a year 9 or 10 mathematics or english level. You probably just have to read something and answer some questions (like the good old comprehension from primary school) and then may determine how much change someone would get from a $10 note or some crap like that. I'm assuming it would be extremely easy, considering the type of people we have been recruiting lately you would probably only need half a brain to do the test
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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-E T
    Monzii, which Big W is currently recruiting u?... Im looking to apply to work at a Big W thats yet to open at Bankstown and i was wondering if anyone has any information of how to go about doing that. As a matter of fact does anyone know how i would be able to apply for a job at any of the new stores being built.. Thanks.....
    They already advertised in the paper a few weeks ago.

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-E T
    Monzii, which Big W is currently recruiting u?... Im looking to apply to work at a Big W thats yet to open at Bankstown and i was wondering if anyone has any information of how to go about doing that. As a matter of fact does anyone know how i would be able to apply for a job at any of the new stores being built.. Thanks.....
    Hey by any chance is it at the RSL?

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by last_chance
    Hey by any chance is it at the RSL?
    Yep, Bankstown RSL.

    As for the test, it said it was only going to be "brief", so I doubt u need to worry, should be simple!

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    prolly a little late to post this... but the test is like a 5 minute test...

    nothing complicated, pritty straight forward... oh and btw, over 1000 ppl applied, out of the 1000 ppl theyre only inviting 500 back for interviews

    All the best!!!

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by Tennille
    I only did a survey based on certain situations at work.

    eg. Bringing alcohol to work is a crime and you have answers from strongly agree to strongly disagree.

    It has really changed since I've been working there.
    yeah same. but i stopped working there near the end of o4`

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    argh damn i missed the bankstown one
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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by physician
    prolly a little late to post this... but the test is like a 5 minute test...

    nothing complicated, pritty straight forward... oh and btw, over 1000 ppl applied, out of the 1000 ppl theyre only inviting 500 back for interviews

    All the best!!!
    Wow that's alot of people.
    Did you get called back for a interview?

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by OZGIRL86
    Wow that's alot of people.
    Did you get called back for a interview?
    We're suppost to call at like 11 am tomorrow to find out if we made it for the inerviews. Their only gonna pick like 200-50 out of all the ones that did the exam.

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by last_chance
    We're suppost to call at like 11 am tomorrow to find out if we made it for the inerviews. Their only gonna pick like 200-50 out of all the ones that did the exam.
    Good luck

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by OZGIRL86
    Good luck
    thanx

    When i went on the day, there were so many people. Im hoping i get the job...it'll be good as a part time or casual job while im at uni.

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by OZGIRL86
    Wow that's alot of people.
    Did you get called back for a interview?
    oh no, Im not the one applying, a family member is, but i check their e-mail and give them the details...

    Last chance, hmm i guess they told everyone something different. To my knowledge it was 500 ppl (i.e half)... hmm, i wouldnt be surprised though, because 500 interviews isnt very exciting (for the interviewers), not to mention the limited amount of jobs available (not so limited, but limited enough not to need to interview 500 ppl)
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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    I think it's about 1000 applying, 500 for the interviews and out of those 500 they're only going to pick 250 for the jobs. My cousin and I applied and both hope to get the job (I hope you do too LC). We both also applied for another job and we're going for the interview on the same day but at different timings

    edit: Just found out that I didn't make it 'due to large numbers' but I'm not disappointed, still got another one to go to
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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Yipee...yahoo...Hooray *jumps for joy*

    i got the interview! I know what I have to take with me, but I just dont know what to do in the interview. Anyone have any idea?

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by last_chance
    Yipee...yahoo...Hooray *jumps for joy*

    i got the interview! I know what I have to take with me, but I just dont know what to do in the interview. Anyone have any idea?
    congratulations!!!

    This is from a google search - questions that could be asked

    something from UTS

    Good luck!!!!
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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by Kulazzi
    congratulations!!!

    This is from a google search - questions that could be asked

    something from UTS

    Good luck!!!!
    thanx for that

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    I got the job guys. Stoked, since it fits in with my timetable for Uni. I have Induction on March 11th. Goodluck to everybody else.
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    Congrats monzi!!!! How about you last_chance, any luck?

    I got into Sodexho, which is the other job I applied for so I'm happy (they mainly roster you in on fridays, saturdays and sundays which is good!) Unfortunately two of my cousins didn't make it Maybe it was because they are males I guess it just shows how good females are at gaining employment
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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Quote Originally Posted by monzi
    I got the job guys. Stoked, since it fits in with my timetable for Uni. I have Induction on March 11th. Goodluck to everybody else.
    Hey me too. I rang up on thursday at 4pm. They congratulated me over the phone and said i made nightfill. Its good cos when im done with uni during the day i go straight to work after. What position did you get?

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    Re: Big W Recruitment Process

    Hey congratulations last_chance. I'm working on the Checkouts. I applied for a Trainee Manager as my second preference, so I think if I can prove myself, I'll get to do just that. Do you have Induction March 11th at Bankstown Town Hall?
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    yeah i do. I think everyone goes that day. Its a whole day and cos were employed now we get paid for sitting there.

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    congratulations ppl...i made it in too...workin' at service desk!! so does ani1 kno where bankstown town hall is?

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