Top Application Tips Top Application Tips

So you’re thinking of applying for a job at Merlin. Brilliant! The roles we have here are extremely varied – and our selection processes can be pretty varied too. But there is one thing you can be sure of. Whether it’s a personality test, assessment centre, presentation or interview, we always want you to be able to perform at your best. Here are a few hints and tips that can help.

Making Your applicationstand out

Depending on the job you’re applying for, you may need to fill in an online form or submit your CV. Either way, here are some key things worth bearing in mind:

Tailor your application

read the job description carefully and work out how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role

Sell yourself

try to show us you have what we’re looking for as clearly and concisely as you can

Give examples

wherever possible, we’d like to hear about specific things you’ve done, learned and achieved

Check and check again

grammar and spelling mistakes always create a bad impression, so it’s definitely worth getting someone to proofread your application before you submit

Be honest

we want to get to know the real you

Giving a Greatinterview

Do your research

find out as much as you can about Merlin, the area of our business you’re applying for and the role you’d like to do

Prepare your answers

be ready to talk about specific examples that show us you have the qualities and skills we’re looking for

Think of questions

the interview is an opportunity for you to discover more about us, as well as for us to discover more about you

Double-check the details

make sure you know exactly where you’re going for your interview and what time you need to set off in order to arrive in plenty of time

Engage with your interviewer

sit up, make eye contact and listen carefully to what they have to say

Relax and be yourself

we know it’s hard, but the closer you can get to having a normal conversation with your interviewer, the better

Succeeding atassessment Centre

The assessment centre stage of the selection process has its own unique challenges. Here are a few things you can do to maximize your chances of success.

Complete pre-work

if we ask you to prepare anything in advance, make sure you leave yourself enough time to do a great job

Socialise

teamwork is really important at Merlin, so we’ll want to see you can get on well with other people on the day

Be constructive

make sure you listen to your fellow candidates and respect their points of view, even if you disagree with them

Enjoy yourself

throw yourself into every exercise and have fun showing us what you can do