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Interviews at Barnardo's

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Barnardo's.

Interview experience

Based on 717 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 711 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 634 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Barnardo's

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
48%
About a week
25%
About two weeks
12%
More than one month
9%
About a month
7%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
59%
Background check
23%
They have no interview
13%
Phone call/screening
13%
Other
12%
Least reported steps
Presentation
7%
Take-home/sample work
1%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Barnardo's

  • For a volunteer there is no interview. You fill in an application form and get invited to an induction which takes about two hours. This involves reading through and signing lots of paperwork and watc…
    Shared on 9 April 2019
  • So easy I had a 5 min interview and got it straight away. Just be yourself. Don't stick to the rubbish u get told for interviews they want to no what sort of person you really are
    Shared on 28 November 2018
  • Very robotic, all questions are scripted with very little personal interaction or deviation from the script with the interviewer, they also seemed to be quick to cut off answers to important questions…
    Shared on 29 January 2018
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Interview questions at Barnardo's

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Explained the role and fully honest about everything.
    Shared on 7 August 2022 - Digital Sales Volunteer - Hamilton, Leicestershire
  • Safeguarding practices
    Shared on 17 August 2020 - Project Worker - Halesowen, West Midlands
  • No interview was needed.
    Shared on 30 January 2019 - Volunteer Shop Assistant - Holywood

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Interview tips at Barnardo's

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)38%
  • They didn’t have a dress code28%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)22%
  • Formal (business suit)12%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Barnardo's

  • Be yourself, there’s nothing too loose!
    Shared on 26 January 2022 - Charity Shop Volunteer - Widnes
  • Be confident and show your passion for safeguarding young people and desire to make a difference.
    Shared on 4 August 2020 - Exploitation Project Worker - Warwickshire
  • Be prepared.
    Shared on 20 January 2020 - Store Associate - Chingford, Greater London

The first interview at Barnardo's

How candidates got an interview
  • Other22%
  • Walk-In20%
  • Through Indeed18%
  • Other online job site11%
  • Employee referral9%

How candidates received their first interview at Barnardo's

  • Very friendly, relaxed interview.
    Shared on 19 April 2022 - Store Manager - South Queensferry, City of Edinburgh
  • They contacted me
    Shared on 8 February 2021 - Store Manager - Lincolnshire
  • I went into the shop and asked if they needed any help. They sent me an application form which I returned and subsequently got the job.
    Shared on 11 July 2019 - Shop Assistant - West Swindon Centre
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