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I worked at Softcat full-time (More than a year)
Culture was really really good
Time was hard to find
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Softcat (Leeds, England).
First, a simple telephone interview to assess your skills and abilities. If accepted, you are put through to the assessment day. The assessment day lasted around 3-4 hours. We had to do a simple english and maths test, pretty easy. We then listened to a 30 minute presentation on the company, make sure you take note of the core values. We were asked what we knew about the company, this is where you have to really stick your neck out and make sure you stand out, there were a lot of people attending the assessment day so it was quite hard to show off. We then split into groups and had to do a quick task. This involved creating a perfect holiday for a member of staff, asking them lots of questions. Make sure they are relevant, i.e not beer they like the best, but rather what they are willing to spend and what climate they prefer etc and go from there. Last of all, we had to do a 1 minute presentation on why we are suitable for the role. A little nerve wracking but a very good experience. I would recommend adding a structure to this so the audience can follow easily. I was informed the same day that I got through to the three panel interview stage (which is a bit like Dragon's Den). I was interviewed by three men, very welcoming and friendly, however pressure is immediately put on you to see if you crack. My only criticism would be that it would be nice to see a woman there as well. Be prepared to have your CV critically examined. Also, be VERY prepared with knowledge on the company. I was asked to do a role-play scenario, i.e I had to sell software to the management team, this was quite hard but good experience. I was asked about my goals, it is obvious that the company is very financially driven. You have to show that you have real passion for the role. After that, the final stage is a telephone interview with the Sales Director. This was a good experience, my tip would be to show your personality as well as core skills. I asked what I could have done better at the end of the interview and I was told that there was a lack of connection as I was just describing my skills and what I have achieved. I forgot to show my personality and I got too caught up in trying to demonstrate how great I am. We had an additional ten minute informal chat at then ended the interview where I got to talk about my passions outside of work and other random things which was really nice. Overall, it went really well and I was offered the job! A very quick interview process, friendly staff, great culture vibe in the office. I look forward to joining the company.