Hints and Tips

Helping you get ahead in your application.
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We’ve made sure every stage of our Recruitment Process is fair and transparent – by putting our values at the heart of our process, to make sure you get a feel for what life at Asda is really like. Here are some hints and tips to help you when applying for any role here.


Always attach a CV. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your experience and how it is relevant to the role you're applying for. Highlight your strengths and key achievements, and let us know what you can bring to the role.

Double check your application and CV to make sure you haven’t made any spelling mistakes, or you haven’t missed anything important.

Writing your CV

We understand that not everybody has experience in writing CV’s, so follow these points below to help get your CV role ready.

  • Make sure it’s up to date and has your most recent role at the start.
  • Tailor it to the role, making sure you’re highlighting the experience you’ve got and can bring to the role.
  • Don’t forget to mention your qualifications, training courses, and any volunteer work and achievements you’re proud of. It’s important to showcase where you’ve up-skilled and could bring new knowledge to our company.
  • Don’t put too much personal data (i.e., D.O.B, Marital status, NI Number). Any information like this an employer needs can be given at a later stage.
  • If you have a LinkedIn Profile, include a link to it.
  • Explain any significant gaps in your work history.
  • Include a form of contact (email and telephone).
  • Spelling and grammar check – make sure you check your CV thoroughly.
Support with your application

We’re committed to making sure our application process is inclusive and accessible to all candidates. As a Disability Confident Employer, we’re dedicated to working with our candidates to make any reasonable adjustments to make sure you can perform at your best throughout the recruitment process. If you need any support to make your application, please visit our Help Page.

  • Depending on the role you are applying for you may have a video interview, telephone interview, interview over zoom, group assessment or face to face interview.
  • Our interviews are very much around our values, please do take a moment to look at our values and ensure you are familiar with how they are at the very heart of Life at Asda.
  • An interview is a great chance for you to highlight your key skills and achievements and demonstrate the value you can add to Asda.
  • Our interviews are a two-way process, use this as an opportunity to ask us any questions you have about Asda and the role.
Preparing for your Interview
  • Have a re-read of the job description and ensure you are comfortable with everything that is on there.
  • If you need any reasonable adjustments to support you in the interview please do let us know in advance.
  • Have a look at your CV, comparing it to the Job Description and think about how you can highlight your key skills and any transferrable skills.
  • Make sure you look at our values and think about how you have demonstrated these in previous roles.
  • Plan your journey to allow for any potential delays. You don’t want to be late.
  • Prepare any questions you have about the role.
  • Remember to be yourself, this is an opportunity to showcase the very best of your experience.
Former Armed Forces

We’re thankful for all the work our armed forces do and want to support them back into civilian life. So, we take pride in recruiting talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, who have so many skills to grow and develop with us. As part of the Military Covenant, we guarantee an interview or assessment centre place for any candidate who has previously served in the Armed Forces (this doesn’t apply in Northern Ireland), and has the essential skills for the role they’re applying for!

Here are some of our top tips to help you prepare for interview
  • Plan to arrive early for an interview (this includes checking online connections work in plenty of time).
    • Be prepared to summarise your experience in a succinct way and describe what you can bring to the role. 
    • Remain positive and be aware of your body language and tone.
    • Remember an interview is a two way process and chance for you to get to know us as well.

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