Claire's Stores Interview Questions

Updated Sep 25, 2014
Updated Sep 25, 2014
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  1.  

    Third Keyholder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    I walked into the store and asked the manager if they were currently hiring. She asked me a little about my past work experiences and if I had ever worked retail, which I have. She then gave me an application and told me to bring it in by 5pm that day. I went to the food court and filled the application out completely, brought it back to her. She glanced over it and asked if I could come in for an interview two days later. I said sure! When I got to the interview I was interviewed by the DM and the Assistant Manager, they were both pretty great people. They asked scenario questions, a lot of questions about how I feel comfortable being in the store alone, and how I would sale to different age groups. A few days later they called and offered me the Third Keyholder/manager type position.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were difficult because I've worked in retail before.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an online application with resume. Emailed district manager. Was called a few days later for an interview. Had an in person interview with the district manager and then she gave me a personality test to take online and then after that I second interview with the regional manager. Overall process was fairly smooth, but semi unorganized.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    Just a pretty normal interview, definitely was my style which made it flow easily. You know why Claires? Talked about the store, what was the issues & what I would do to handle that. Previous jobs experiences, metrics, that kind of thing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was a light negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Part Time Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    I applied for Icing's, the sister store of Claire's and they asked for an interview a month later. I didn't hear back from them for another two-three months asking for a follow up interview. Still I did not get an offer. After completely forgetting about the chance of getting the job, Claire's called me saying that Icing's sent them my application and wanting to meet with me. The manager explained how Icing's liked me but said I would be a better fit at Claire's. The manager offered me a part time manager position instead of the sales associate.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I walked in on a Monday with a resume & cover letter. My brother was getting his ear pierced & it was just us & the store manager. He mentioned to her that I was job hunting & so the manager asked me if I wanted an application. She also asked a few genereal questions such as, "How's your availability? Have you had any work experience?" Basic stuff like that. I got an app & then turned it in about 15 minutes later. I turned it in along with my resume & cover letter.

    Later that day, I got a call to set up an interview the following Wednesday. Wednesday came around & I met with the District Manager. She asked me about myself, why I didn't have any prior work experience, why I want to work at Claire's, and how I felt about ear piercing. She also mentioned that there is a dress code, which is basically each employee has to wear at least five accessories to display the products. She asked how I felt about being a store manager, but I answered with how since I had no prior work experience, I would prefer to start out with sales associate & then when I'm comfortable, become a manager. She liked my honesty. Afterwards, she said they'll call no later than Monday.

    Friday afternoon comes & I get a call from the store manager saying I got the job! So yeah c:

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about ear piercing?   Answer Question
    • If I called this person you listed as a reference, what would they say about you?   View Answer
    • Why do you want to work for Claire's?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    Very easy. General retail experience questions, "what-if" questions, questions about past employment and what you liked and didnt like. Keep positive and peppy and you will be fine. First few days are learning register and general company know-how. Everyone will have to learn to do ear piercings though even if you are under 18, so be prepared for that.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you had someone on the phone, an ear piercing, and a customer at the checkout and you are alone?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    I turned in my application on June 23rd, got a call later on in the day to schedule a interview the next day. The hiring manager was very friendly and made me comfortable. The interview process was a breeze and the questions were typical interview questions such as the starter "tell me about yourself." Overall it was a great experience !!!

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you are alone, have someone at piercing station, someone at the counter and the phone is ringing?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    You send in your application or resume, the district manager will phone interview, then in person interview you (sometimes you will also interview with another store manager) and you will interview either on the phone or in person with the regional sales manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Start high, they want to pay you the least amount they feel possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    Wasn't too bad, not too involved. Had to go through initial interview and then on to a phone screening with automated questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not really, it was a take it or leave it type
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Store Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with the DM-Asks what you've been doing Carr wide for the past year. Aka about retail experience and will set up a face to face interview. Face to face is scripted and is STAR format. Go in over accessorized... have a ' pretty ' our glam look. Be very cheerful Ann's excited to work with little girls! If you pass the face to face, You will be set up with a phone interview with the Regional Manager. Be very excited! Focus on loss prevention and customer service.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you leave a job you love to come work for Claire's?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was really a joke. I feel for the lower salary because of the bonus structure. Fight for your dollars or be willing to move on. If this is just a staple job, then you'll get along just fine. You will be in the mid 30s as a Store Manager. I know cashiers at big box chains making similar or more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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