How to Apply
What can you do to make your application stand out? How can you show your passion for our business? Here are our top five tips for your application.
1. Do your research
It might sound obvious, but make sure you do your research (both about TJX and the programme you’re applying for). The research you do upfront will help you throughout the whole process. After all, you need to understand what you’re applying for to understand how you’re a good fit for it.
2. Come and meet us
You can find out more about us online, by visiting our stores, and by reading about us in the media. But one of the best ways to find out more about what it’s like to work here is to speak to the people who already do. Come along to one of our events to meet members of the team and find out more.
3. Apply early
We recruit on a rolling basis, so we don’t have set application deadlines. This also means that we recruit on a first-come-first-served basis. The earlier you apply, the greater chance you have of being successful.
4. Creating your profile
Once you have decided which programme to apply for, you will need to create your profile on our application system. Tell us as much about you as possible. As a minimum you will need to include basic personal information e.g. name, address, telephone number etc. You will also be asked to upload your CV. Remember to make a note of which email address you used to create your profile as well as your password. You will need these details every time you log into the application system and we will also send all communications to this email address.
5. Make your CV stand out
Your CV/resume is the first thing we see once you have submitted your application. As such, it’s your most important marketing tool and will help determine whether you get through to the next stage in the application process. If you come to an Assessment Centre it will also be used by the assessors in the interview – so make sure you know and can talk about the content in your CV/resume.
You should ensure that your CV/resume is a clear and well-presented overview of information about you. It should document your qualifications, skills and attributes in a way that shows your suitability for the role you are applying for. It may be helpful to follow a set structure, for example:
- Personal Details: your personal details should go at the top of your CV/resume. You want to make it easy for us to know how to contact you. Ensure you include your name, address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address. Double check you have spelt these correctly.
- Education: list your most recent educational information first. For each degree-level qualification include the degree type e.g. Bachelors, Masters etc., which university you studied at, the subject studied and the classification grade you received. If you do not yet have your final grade, put the grade you expect to receive. Ensure you include your A Levels and GCSE grades or equivalent.
- Work Experience: you should list your most recent job first and work backwards. Include dates of employment, the name of the organisation, location of work (city and country). Then summarise your experience focusing on the specific skills and achievements you gained. Bullet points are fine to use when listing your skills and achievements.
- Skills: it can be helpful to list key or special skills such as language skills or IT literacy.
- Hobbies and interests: this is a great way for us to learn a little bit more about you and the things you like to do outside of your studies and work. It could also include clubs and societies you are involved in.
Your CV/resume should be no more than two sides of A4, well-structured and easy to read. Spell checking and accuracy are really important too. Once you’ve completed your CV, ask your friends and family to read it over – they may spot something you’ve missed.
Also, we thought you’d like to know – although our application system gives you an option to upload a cover letter, it is not a requirement! As we ask for your motivations and knowledge of the company/programme on the application form, and we can see your experience on your CV, we get all the information we need from here, so no need to worry about writing a cover letter.