Despite being told by Argos that:

A member of our team will aim to respond within 2 weeks to advise you whether we will be progressing your application

I still haven’t heard anything back regarding eight of the eleven job applications I sent off to Argos almost three weeks ago. And of the jobs that I did hear back about, I was unsuccessful with all three. I didn’t even get called for an interview.

I am not easily put off, however, and so today I checked the Argos Careers website and found another fourteen jobs at their Head Office:

Although I am loathe to criticise my future employers, the application process on the Argos Careers website is slightly cumbersome. When you apply for a job, the first question is:

If you were introduced by an Argos or Homebase employee,
please provide their name, job title & location

It’s not an unreasonable question. They might even have a referral scheme where current employees are rewarded if they recommend someone who eventually gets the job. The trouble is, I imagine in most cases, applicants have not been introduced by existing employees, and yet the question is mandatory, bringing up an error message if you leave it blank:

I tried to answer every question as accurately and as honestly as possible:

Wish me luck:

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