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, and how it’s a good fit for you.
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. We host events where you can come along 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’ve decided which programme is right for you, it’s time to create your profile on our application system. 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 when you submit your application. So it’s your most important marketing tool and will help determine whether you get through to the next stage. It will also be used by the assessors in the interview – so make sure you know and can talk about the content.
You should also make sure that it’s clear and well-presented, and shows your suitability for the role you are applying for. It may be helpful to follow a set structure, for example:
- Personal Details: you want to make it easy for us to contact you, so be sure to put your personal details at the top. Include your name, address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address and double check you’ve spelt everything correctly. Once you’ve completed your CV, ask your friends and family to read it over – they may spot something you’ve missed.
- Education: list your most recent educational information first. For each degree, include the degree type, the university, the subject and your grade. Ensure you include your A Levels and GCSE grades or equivalent.
- Work Experience: as with education, start with your most recent job and work backwards. Include dates as well as company names and locations. Then summarise your experience focusing on the specific skills and achievements you gained – with bullet points if you like.
- 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.
Finally – although our application system gives you an option to upload a cover letter, it’s not a requirement. We get everything we need to know from your application form and CV, so no need to worry about writing a cover letter.