Top tips to pass a Vision Express interview with flying colours

Author: Staci Hearnshaw
Author: Staci Hearnshaw
Posting date: 28/10/2022

At Vision Express, we don't just take care of our customer's eyes. We create something special for everyone by providing the best experience possible. That means having Optical Assistants, Opticians, Dispensing Opticians, Contact Lens Opticians and Store Managers who want to be the best and who will put their very best into everything they do. In any one of our roles, you'll work with a high-achieving team that will push you to be better, and support you in the process.

If that sounds like a team you want to be a part of, we've got some top tips that will ensure you pass your interview with flying colours. Check them out below:

Visit us in our stores

We can't think of a better place than Vision Express to build a career. But don't just take our word for it. You need to be sure you're making the right move. And what better way to get a feel for who we are than paying us a visit? Come along and browse our products and speak to the team, and hopefully, you'll see just how special our teams are.

Explore our values

Our values underpin everything that we do. They’re what make us Vision Express. So you’ll want to get familiar with them and see how they align with your own.

We want people on our team who are inspired when they read our values. They should fill you with passion and leave you thinking, 'what can I do to bring these to life?'. Our values remind us every day how we can make an impact

Prepare, prepare, prepare

When it comes to an interview, the saying, ‘You can never be too prepared’ could not be more spot on. Here are a couple of pointers to get you ready for the day.

Read the job description

It might sound like a simple one, but that doesn’t make it any less important. You want to read the job description to pick out the key requirements and make sure you are qualified for the job. But it will also give you an idea of what is expected of you in the role. If you’re clear on the expectations, you can confidently turn up for the interview and explain why you’re the right person for the job. 

Read up about Vision Express

So you’ve visited a store and learnt about our values. You know a fair bit about who we are and what we stand for. To really make a great impression in your interview, find out about our company's history, our products and services, and what sets us apart from any other company out there.

Prepare questions of your own

The hiring manager should leave some time at the end of the interview for you to ask your own questions. One of our best bits of advice is to prepare around 10 questions because some will be answered in the interview, and you don’t want to look unprepared.

Here are a few to get you started:

  1. If I’m chosen for the role, what can I do in my first month to make the greatest impact?
  2. What are the learning and development opportunities?
  3. What does the ‘typical’ career path look like for this role?
  4. What do you love most about working at Vision Express?
  5. What gets you most excited about the company’s future?

Do some research and write a list of the questions that are most important to you. This is your chance to get to know our company on a deeper level, so use it wisely.

Be yourself

From the minute your interview starts, it's your chance to show the very best version of yourself. Air your enthusiasm for the job. Show that you have drive - an essential skill for any eye care professional. But don't forget to be yourself and let your personality shine through. You want to finish the interview feeling confident they got to know the real you. 

Find a job you enjoy with Vision Express

Now that you've got our top tips for a successful interview at Vision Express, the rest is up to you. Make a great impression, and it could be the start of a long and meaningful career. Why do we say that? Because we'll help you figure out what your strengths are, giving you the support to develop those areas so you can map out a career path that will get the best out of your abilities.

If you're still yet to apply, browse our optical retail jobs or eye care professional roles and find a job you enjoy with us.