WHEN CAN I START WORKING?
The first days you will have a personal training and an introductory tour of the stores and the staff. You pass the basic test and after that you will start working!
DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT?
You will sign a contract with us, your recruiters, and a draft contract for the terms with our partner brand. Once you arrive to your new work place you will sign a complete contract that is appropriate for the country you have arrived to.
IS THERE ANY COMMISSION INVOLVED FOR SALES?
Of course. You can even earn as much as 18-34% of the sales you make, these amounts which will be added to your monthly wage.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WORK IN THE STORE ON AVERAGE?
Between 3 – 8 sales people + manager, It depends on the size of the shop and the location.
HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO SPEND ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?
This varies between 0 – 30 Euros per week, some of the companies accommodation is placed in walking distance from the shopping malls. other offer partial reimbursement of this expenses.
WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES INCLUDED AT THE ACCOMMODATION PLACES?
All the rooms are completely furnished, bathroom, living room, kitchen, bedrooms. The kitchen has pots, pans, glasses, forks, knives, refrigerator, oven. All the locations have Wifi connection to enable you to stay in touch with your dear ones. The locations have washing machine and TV. Some of the accommodation has courtyard as well, so that you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of a premium location.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I GET TO THE ACCOMMODATION PLACE?
Somebody from the company will wait for you to welcome you at the airport. He will show you the flat and introduce you to your colleagues. You will get a brief explanation of what will happen in the next days.
WHO WILL PAY FOR MY FLIGHT TICKET?
Some companies will purchase the flight ticket for you. Others will refund the money you spent for the flight ticket after three months of work. And some will even buy you the return after 6 / 12 months of work!
WHEN WILL I GET THE WORK SCHEDULE?
Once you arrive the schedule will be determined by the progress of your training.
HOW MUCH IS THE RENT?
This changes between the countries & locations. In the richest capitals in can be anywhere between €90 – €110 per week.
WHAT OTHER BENEFITS DO I HAVE FOR ACCOMMODATION?
Apart from vicinity to the work place and well equipped and modern homes, we, as Center of Candidate Excellence, are offering the first two weeks after your arrival rent free, in order to make your adaptation process smoother.
DOES THIS INCLUDE BILLS?
Yes, it includes Wifi, light, water, electricity, gas & council tax.
HOW MANY DAYS PER WEEK WILL I BE WORKING?
We are recruiting for full time positions – on average, the schedule is between 5 -6 days per week.
WILL THIS TRAINING SESSION BE RECOGNISED OR CERTIFIED IN ANY WAY?
Based on the training you are going to receive as a candidate of our Centre of Excellence, you will have the possibility to receive an internationally recognized award in sales, endorsed by the UK Government – the ISMM Certificate.
WHEN DO I GET TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCTS?
Once you are chosen by the brand representatives and every time a new product is introduced. Otherwise, it mainly depends on your employer and its training policy.
HOW DIFFICULT IS THE JOB?
All sales jobs are challenging. But these (n.a. the jobs at Passing Through Jobs) are ranked as some of the most rewarding ones
HOW SHOULD I CHOOSE THE BRANDS TO WORK FOR?
You can either choose based on location or specific brand profile. Just see which one has products you would be most interested in presenting every day.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE THE OTHERS TO SETTLE IN?
The period of time can vary from one person to another. It depends on a very large number of things, but based on our experience, we can estimate an average of 2 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE APPLY AS A COUPLE BUT ONLY ONE OF US WANTS TO STAY?
Once you have applied, all contracts are considered individually. The option of applying with your partner is meant to get you settled in easier. Otherwise, this does not count when it comes to job performance. Whether you choose to stay or go, the choice is yours.
WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF APPLYING AS A GROUP?
Passing Through Jobs will do its best to find all of you jobs in the same location and even for the same brand, if there are as many job openings in the same location, so you and your friends can share this amazing experience together.
SO THIS IS A SALES JOB, FIRST AND FOREMOST, RIGHT?
Yes and no. This is a sales jos but things do not stop here. Passing Through Jobs is determined to invest and train all of its candidates so as to give them the chance at a career, not just a temporary activity to provide a salary. This also means an internationally acknowledged sales certificate which will be handed upon evaluation.
WHAT DOES WORK BASED EVIDENCE IMPLY?
Basically, it means that learners employed in sales are given the opportunity to produce work based evidence showing that they have met the assessment criteria through their employment. Evidence must be generated through their day to day work and may take any format, as long as it produces relevant tangible evidence which can be accessed by a third party.
ARE THESE ALL OF THE NECESSARY PIECES OF EVIDENCE?
This list is open. We will be evaluating various pieces of evidence in order to see whether the candidate is fit to receive the award or not. Evidence is whatever is conclusive to the sales technique.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE THESE PIECES OF EVIDENCE?
Work based evidence may be built up over time and assessment criteria in the unit can be ‘ticked off’ gradually until they are all met. At the time of assessment against the particular assessment criterion, evidence must be current ie produced within the past three years.
WHAT DOES A MODEL ASSIGNMENT CONSIST OF?
The Model Assignment consists of one or more tasks, based on a fictional yet realistic sales situation.
WHO WILL EVALUATE THE RESULTS OF THE TASK ASSIGNMENT?
Apart from coming up with the assignment, our representatives of the Recruitment Center of Excellence are also responsible for setting deadlines, monitoring progress and assessing learner work against the assessment and performance criteria.
WHAT ARE THESE AWARDS FOR?
The awards are as follows: 1.Understanding buyer behaviour 2.Understanding marketing 3.Understanding law and ethics of selling 4.Sales targets 5.Understanding selling to customers 6.Selling to customers
SO THE WORK IS A FULL TIME WORK, UP TO 6 DAYS A WEEK. WILL I HAVE TIME TO ENJOY MY TIME IN THE COUNTRY?
Of course! We always say: “Work hard & Play hard!” You will be living with young people like yourselves, who share the same interests. You can enjoy a dinner at home and relax, a quiet evening in a restaurant, and of course, if you like to party, you always have the weekends to hit the clubs.. 🙂
DO I HAVE TO HAVE SALE EXPERIENCE?
No, wanting to succeed and willing to learn is more important. You will get trained on the basic products at first and as you progress the training will get deeper.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SALARY OF THE COMPANY?
The average wage in new sales person is € 1,000 -€ 1,500 a month, The average wage per veteran employee is € 2,500 – 3,000+ a month, with some companies you will receive more benefits such as unemployment, pension, etc.).
WHEN WILL I GET PAID?
It varies between the employers. With most firms you will get paid twice a month, on the 10th and on the 25th of each calendar month. Other companies pay once a month, for example, on the 5th of each month (salary from 1st to 31st of the month).
WHAT DO I HAVE TO WEAR IN THE STORE?
The dress code varies and it is up to your employer. But all locations require high level of appearance. Some have a strictly black dress code, others require you being dressed in a well-groomed and casual way. Some firms require you to be dressed only in white. Either way, keep in mind the fact that a cosmetics seller must always keep a high level of hygiene (nails, hair, smell and dresses)
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
Sheets and bed linen. Black clothes (elegant), mobile phone, personal toiletries, comfortable black shoes (elegant/classic) and of course anything that is indispensable to you personally. You should feel good, this is a true life experience in your profession and you have to enjoy it every moment.
WHAT IS THE DISTANCE FROM THE ACCOMODATION TO THE WORK PLACE?
It depends on the location. It varies between the locations; it can be anywhere between 5-10 minutes walk sau 5-30 minutes via public transport , and in some locations the companies provide you with a company car.
WILL I BE WELCOMED AT THE AIRPORT?
In most of the cases, someone of the company’s staff will wait for you with a sign with your name on it. But there could be the case you will be required to make your way independently to the work place (if you arrive in working hours) or directly to the accommodation place (if you arrive in the evening).
HOW MUCH MONEY AM I ADVISED TO BRING WITH ME?
You should bring at least € 200 – €300 with you.
HOW MANY HOURS A DAY DO I WORK?
This changes between the countries & locations. Anywhere between 9-12 hours a day including opening and closing of the shop
IS THE RENT PAID IN ADVANCE OR AT THE END OF THE WEEK?
It depends on how the contracts have been negociated.
WHOM DO I PAY THE RENT TO?
You do not have to pay the rent upfront. The sum will be deducted from your salary.
HOW MANY PEOPLE IN A ROOM?
Up to 2 people per room – boys and girls are separate, except if you have applied and have been accepted as a couple.
WILL I BENEFIT FROM TRAINING?
You will receive both sales techniques training as well as brand product information.
WHAT IS THE ISMM CERTIFICATE?
It is a certificate offered by the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management in UK, attesting that the candidate has at least an introductory qualification and basic business and sales professional background. It is internationally recognized certificate, endorsed by the UK Government
WILL I BE LEFT ON MY OWN AS SOON AS I GET THERE, OR IS THERE A PERIOD FOR SETTLING IN AND LEARNING THE ROPES?
You will be joining a team. This means that you will be given a task within this team. In time, you will be able to manage your own time.
HOW MUCH IS AN AVERAGE SALE IN THE SHOP?
Since we are talking about luxury products, the average invoice for a beginner is Euros. For a sales person that is for some weeks in the job the average invoice is hundred EURO.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT MANAGE TO SETTLE IN?
Just like in the case of any job contract, it will be terminated and you will come back home. If you leave in less than three months, you will not be paid the value of the plane ticket over.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE APPLY AS A GROUP, BUT ONLY SOME OF US WANT TO STAY?
The advantage of applying with your friends consists in having the agency look for jobs for you in the same location. Otherwise, all contracts and all performances are evaluated separatelly.
WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF APPLYING AS A COUPLE?
If you apply as a couple, our agency will do its best to find jobs in the same location, and even for the same brand, if working together is what you want, instead of just being in the same location and city.
IS THERE A FEE I AM EXPECTED TO PAY PASSING THROUGH JOBS?
No. Our services are covered from the fees the employers pay for your recruitment.
WHAT DOES THIS EVALUATION CONSIST OF?
There are two types of evaluation for the certificate. You can either get a work based evidence evaluation or you can try a model assignment.
WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE CONSIST OF?
Examples of types of evidence are:witness statements, observations of performance in the work environment, learner statements,written evidence such as diaries, emails, reports, presentation slides, photos, video recordings, interview or viva voce, project documentation, verbal presentations.
HOW WILL THESE CONTRIBUTE TO MY EVALUATION?
Evidence must be produced by you. Work based evidence will be assessed holistically, and one piece of evidence may cover more than one assessment criterion.
WHAT DOES A MODEL ASSIGNMENT MEAN?
A Model Assignment is available for each internally assessed unit, which provides the learner with the opportunity to meet all the assessment criteria in the unit.
WHO WILL PROVIDE THE MODEL ASSIGNMENT?
We are the ones responsible for providing the Model Assignment to the learners.
IS IT ONLY A CERTIFICATION INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS?
No. There are six awards available for candidates at this level of certification.
WILL THERE BE TARGETS & AWARDS FOR REACHING SALES TARGETS?
Of course! There are daily, weekly & monthly sales competitions that are held for each team location. The targets and awards vary between partners and are different for each location.