Claire's Stores Interview Questions

Updated Jan 30, 2015
Updated Jan 30, 2015
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    Sales Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview

    It was a group interview with 2 managers. The interview process took an hour and a half. One manager asked questions while the other took notes. It was in the mall food court and very laid back.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you handled a difficult customer or coworker.   Answer Question
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    Sale Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores (Alpharetta, GA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was the store. The manager there was nice and straight forward. she does to make sure your jobs are accurate so don't BS. She asks questions about you. do you go to school? You have a open avalibility and etc.

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    Third Key Holder Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview

    The district manager at the time who spoke to me for the first interview was really nice and friendly. The second interview was with the store manager and it went smoothly. She asked questions based off a sheet of paper she had. Overall it was an easy interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question for me was when I was asked about how I worked with others in a previous job because I had no previous job to use as an example.   Answer Question
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    Third Key Holder Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores in July 2014.

    Interview

    The application process was fairly easy. I showed up to the store in the mall and asked for an application. A few days later, I was surprised to receive a call from the store manager for an interview! I was very happy because usually, employers wait for you to call or don't call at all. So, I confirmed my interview and I met up with the manager on a Monday afternoon.

    The interview was very laid back; it was conducted right outside of the store on a bench so it wasn't private. I wore a business casual outfit because at Claire's there's no need to show up in a full suit. The manager was surprised at how much I knew about the company (I really wanted this job because Claire's was my spot when I was younger lol), so that was a plus for me. She asked me regular interview questions such as my availability, my personality, do I have transportation, why I want the job, and why they should hire me, etc. Also, I was told that you're allowed to wear piercings since it's a jewelry shop but they still want you to be presentable since the main customers are young women and little girls.

    Towards the end of the interview, she gave me a slip that included a website to go on to finalize the application process in order to be hired. Unfortunately, the website wasn't working. So I called the store and found out that all of the other applicants had the same problem. The manager proceeded to tell me that they would call corporate to sort out the issue (she sounded annoyed but I understood why). She told me she was going to call back after the issue was fixed. I did not receive a call back and was a bit disappointed because my interview went really well. A few weeks later, I went back to the website just to check if it was fixed; it was not. I would've called them back but I didn't want to annoy them. So I kind of just blew it off. It seems like situations like this happens to me with every interview I have for retail jobs. *sighs*

    So, overall everything went pretty well except for the final process to be hired. Every time I walk pass Claire's, I see new employees in there and wish it were me. It would have been the perfect side job because they were willing to work with my schedule and it was close to where I live.

    Interview Questions

    • "Are you willing to pierce ears?"   1 Answer
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    Third Key, Sales Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Claire's Stores (Port St Lucie, FL) in June 2014.

    Interview

    My friend and I walked into the store & asked if they were hiring the a manager was at the desk at the time and replied yes and gave us a both paper applications. I turned mine in a few days later to a sales associate and brought my friend back a week later to turn in hers, she turned hers into the manager that gave us the application and on the spot asked her if she would be open to do a interview the following day I also spoke with her and she set up a interview with me as well the following day. We came in the following day and 6 girls were standing around two managers and they were "sucking up". After she finished with them she came to us and I was in a group with 4 other girls and she asked some general questions, then started telling us about how we would must meet their quota standards. She was also very demanding and a little bit on the snarky side. The process took about 30-45 minutes and at at the end of it we were told we would receive a call back within 5 days regardless if we got the job or not. I never received a call neither did my friend nevertheless, we didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you were told you needed to reach a daily quota of $5,000   Answer Question
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    Asked about previous experience. Job length. Strengths/Weakness. Personality. Interview with store manager first, if they like you, they will pass you on to district manager for further interviews. Ask if you know what ADS, UPTs, mean to affect sales. Talk to you about the effective way to talk and sell to customers.

    Interview Questions

    • What I would bring to Claire's to better the store that may not already be there.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Claire's Stores (Tampa, FL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Very straight forward, easy. Only thing I didn't like is that I didn't receive any call after the interview whether the answer was yes or no.

    Interview Questions

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    Real Estate Administrative Assistant Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Claire's Stores (Hoffman Estates, IL) in July 2011.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online and was contacted within a couple weeks by Human Resources for a phone interview. Phone interview was about 30 min and asked very basic questions regarding my resume and some situational questions.

    After speaking with HR they asked to come in for an in person interview, which I went about a week later. First I had a brief face-to-face interview with the HR person I spoke with on the phone. Then I met with two people from the real estate department for an additional interview which took about 45 minutes. I received an email a few weeks later confirming I did not get the offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Claire's Stores (Hoffman Est, IL) in November 2010.

    Interview

    The Human Resource assistant called and asked me questions on my resume. Not personal at all. Literally named typical questions about my resume that were clearly already stated on the resume. Then, she said they would let me know if they wanted to continue either way within 3 days..... 14 days later, after trying to follow up multiple times, I got a letter saying they weren't interested.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Claire's Stores (Northville, MI) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I walked into the store and filled out an application in person, then scheduled an interview when I handed it in. Interviewed with the Assistant Manager, who read questions from a sheet and wrote down my answers. She spoke very little, which in turn made me feel like I was talking too much. I interviewed poorly and was not offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your favorite/least favorite past employer.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you gave/received excellent customer service.   Answer Question

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