Abercrombie & Fitch Brand Representative - Model Interview Questions

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Model/Brand Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sherman Oaks, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sherman Oaks, CA
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details

I knew the Manager so I wasn't interviewed, but I've interviewed lots of people before and they have pretty standard questionnaire.
1. What would you bring to a deserted island?
2. Who is your celebrity crush?
3. Why do you want to work for Abercrombie?
4. What do you like about the brand?
5. Describe yourself in a few words.
6. What jobs have you worked previously?

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
One of the managers asked me out when I was shopping, and then he asked if I wanted to work there.
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

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    Model/Brand Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brea, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brea, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview Details

    Group interview to see if you culturally fit with their unique lifestyle. If you have the look, they will approach you in the mall.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Model/Brand Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tigard, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tigard, OR
    Interview Details

    I was scouted when I was returning something at A&F and was told to come for the interview. Had 3 other girls in the interview and answered questions one by one.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Model/Brand Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview for a job here is very simple and not really based on your ability but rather your appearance. They will ask you maybe four or five questions that the corporate requires them to ask during interviews. If the manager interviewing you is interested in you, you will likely be able to tell by the way the describe the job to you. They will also probably ask you some extra questions that are not on their interview questionnaire form.

    The main questions that they will ask you that are required to be asked by corporate (at least that is the way it was when I did my interview in 2010) are:

    1.) Describe yourself using three words.
    2.) How would you describe our brand of clothing?
    3.) What is diversity?
    4.) Why is diversity in the workplace important?
    5.) Why do you believe that we should hire you?

    Those are the basic questions that I remember them asking me. They also asked a couple of questions such as: Where do you go to school? What are you studying? Outside of work and school what do you enjoy doing? Have you had any previous jobs in the past? If so, what did you do at those jobs?

    Interview Questions
    • What is diversity and why is it important in the workplace?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They called 3 days after the interview. They asked me to come in and fill out some paperwork. As this is an entry level job there were no negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Model/Brand Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied on a kiosk in the store, then was contacted a couple days later to come in for an interview. Interview is group style, but in my case there was only one other prospective employee. The Store Manager gave us the interview in the food court of the mall. We were each asked the same amount of different questions. It's a good idea to know Abercrombie's history as an outdoor goods store, and their traditional image of "prep", although that has changed over the years, exclusivity is at the core of their company culture. I would also wear their clothing to the interview. After the interview I was called shortly after and asked if I wanted the position. I said yes and was given a first shift which included some training before hand (a video on loss prevention).

    Interview Questions
    • What does the brand Abercrombie & Fitch make you think of?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, A&F pays minimum wage to anyone below management.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Model/Brand Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    I came into the store as a customer and was offered a position, but declined it. I came back a couple of months later and told them that I had been asked at least twice before to work for A&F. They told me to fill out an application on one of their computers (easy). I was accepted for the job on the spot. It helps to wear their clothes and fit their image. You will quickly learn that the models are narcissistic; the turnover rate is high; you'll have a new manager every month because they don't stay long; pay is awful. My advice, if you want the discount, work 5 hours every 2 weeks or whatever their minimum is.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were asked; it is pretty much based on how you look.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Pay is pretty much minimum wage, but you do get 30% off non-clearance items and occasional 50% off on certain articles of clothing quarterly/seasonally.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Model/Brand Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was actually recruited in the store and participated in a group interview the same day. The group interview consisted of 10 people including myself by the store manager. The vibe was very laid-back as it took place outside. Questions included: What was your experience in customer service? What are your extracurricular activities? How would you handle a difficult customer? What does diversity mean to you?

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think the Abercrombie and Fitch brand tries to convey to its customers?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Brand Representative - Model Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in February 2007.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited when I was in the mall by one of the current associates. I think they mostly only hire people who they recruit themselves instead of just walk-in applications. I was called for an interview the next day. I expected a 1 on 1 interview because that's how most companies handle their employee searches, but I didn't know that A&F has like 100 employees in their stores, so they do group interviews. They ask you to say the current tagline (phrase you have to say to anyone who walks in the door, no matter if they are 8 or 80), and I also think they assess you on how you are currently dressed, so I would try to wear something from A&F that is more of a recent season. They also ask how you or your closest friends would describe you ... I don't know what they were looking for but I said intelligent, talented, vivacious, ambitious, and dedicated. I don't really think they care much about what you say, as long as you look good. That's pretty much it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Model/Brand Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer introduced herself before asking each of us to talk about where we were from and what school we were attending, and then went on to talk about Abercrombie and what was expected of us. She jot down notes of all our answers to the q's she asked. There were about five ppl including me so a lot of the people who answered towards the end repeated whatever was said beforehand. Very chill and loose environment. Suggest wearing abercrombie clothes and show a laidback but professional attitude.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Brand Representative/Model Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Walked into the store, talked to a manager, telling her I'd worked for the company before at several different locations (but in the same position). Filled in the application on the computer (the keyboard is always awful and the computer is always at an awkward height for me to comfortably type), as usual.

    Showed up for an interview less than a week later, where there were two other candidates. I wore A&F jeans and a plaid button down; basically I was dressed exactly like the managers. They asked all the usual questions (I've done this 4 times before): how would your friends and family describe your personality, how would you define diversity and why is it important in the workplace, what do you think of when you think of A&F and what makes it stand out from the other companies, and then they ask you to say their tagline "Hey, what's going on?". I've done this several times before, and I gave all the same answers. After the interview, they tell you about various company policies, they tell you that if you got the job they'll call you back in a couple days. This store in particular encouraged us to reapply for a different position if we weren't hired, because "just because we didn't hire you it doesn't mean we don't like you." Then everyone's dismissed from the interview location. At this point usually the manager would take me aside, tell me that she's not going to make me sweat it out waiting for a callback, tell me I'm hired, and tell me to show up at orientation on Sunday. Not this time.

    Looking back, I'd probably say that my problem was that I wasn't perky enough. My advice to anyone applying would be to act as bubbly and smiley as humanly possible. I've had a lot of coworkers here who really overdo it.

    For the most part, this is a company that's been good to me over the years. I've always been on friendly terms with my managers and coworkers. At both stores I worked at, I was approached by the managers to apply for a manager-in-training position after I graduated from college, and I would have done so had I not chosen to live abroad.

    I don't think it's uncommon not to be rehired. It happened to a friend of mine who'd aced the manager interview, tried to transfer in as a model so she could have a part-time job when she went home for the summer. Now she's working at Express. It's disappointing that their hiring practices don't seem to be uniform for every store, even if their interviewing processes are, but on the other hand, if one store doesn't seem to like you, you can always try again somewhere else. Or you can try again at the same store (because just because they didn't hire you doesn't mean they don't like you).

    Interview Questions
    • How would your friends and family describe your personality?   Answer Question
    • What is diversity and why is it important in the workplace?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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