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Portrait Innovations Sales Photographer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
18 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Studio Sales Associate/Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Clearwater, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clearwater, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Portrait Innovations.

    Interview Details

    They only take approved online applications. It took lots & lots of phone calls trying to track down the manager. Once I finally got a hold of her it took about another week to get a personal interview at the studio. I got there for the interview I had scheduled with the studio manager & the studio manager wasn't even there. The assistant studio manager didn't know what was going on & did the interview very poorly. The assistant manager had little photography experience & seemed intimidated by the fact that I'm a very experienced male pro photographer applying to 'her little "girls club"'. I called & called to talk to the manager without any results; I basically got blown off, unfairly. I didn't get the position & have put in numerous applications since then without any response, even when I've called numerous times to follow up getting blown off every time. There's no legitimate reason for not being hired here with my extensive professional photography background or continually ignored because I'm a male.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Photographer/Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newport News, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Portrait Innovations in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was actually very very easy, I had no prior experience and the questions were very basic. I came clearly overdressed though. The interview was during operating hours. The Manager On Site was also very pleasant. Just good vibes all around.

    Interview Questions
    • With little to no questions during the interview i was offered the position and ashes to mail out paperwork so I could start.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate/Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cranberry Twp, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Portrait Innovations in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    They asked me about 3 general questions and then asked me why I had so many jobs on my resume. I explained and she said ok and that was it. She was grumpy and acted like she had no interest or time for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you have so many jobs on your resume   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate/Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Murfreesboro, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Murfreesboro, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Portrait Innovations.

    Interview Details

    sent resume on line received call from their human resources for interview went to interview recieved call for job offer excited to start until training process took forever. Mostly reading for the first week then alot of keep busy work took a long time to train for actual position

    Interview Questions
    • do you have a camera, stupid question since Im not required to bring one to work   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    offered the position I accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate/Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harker Heights, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harker Heights, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Portrait Innovations in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    PI will pull the applications from the internet and give them to the hiring manager who will look over them with their MOD/AMOD's. We throw away any resumes that look like trash so have your stuff together before you send something in. We might be hiring for full time or part time, but you'll need to be available full time to be considered for the position (Christmas Season; if you are hired part time, you'll be working full time hours. If you are hired full time, you'll be working 60-80 hours.)
    We'll give you a phone interview (usually this is done by the MOD/AMOD's to weed out anyone that doesn't sound outgoing or interested enough for the job); if you seem to have an acceptable personality, we'll schedule an in person interview at the studio.
    At the studio:

    -Arrive early if you can.
    -DO NOT ARRIVE LATE THAT'S AWFUL. DON'T DO THAT. WE WILL THROW YOUR RESUME IN THE TRASH IF YOU ARE LATE.
    -Dress business casual if you can. At the very least, you need to look clean and well kept. If you are a guy with facial hair, you have to shave. Corporate does not allow facial hair, sorry. No visible tattoos. Don't smell like smoke. Don't smell like body odor. Good gracious don't smell bad. We WILL NOT hire you if you smell bad. You will be expected to be around clients and children and you must be aesthetically pleasing or you're a bad investment on our part.

    We'll call you if you get the job.
    We'll email you if you don't.

    Interview Questions
    • The question that seems to catch everyone off guard is "Tell me about yourself. Who are YOU?"   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Photographer/Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Green, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Green, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Portrait Innovations in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was set up exclusively online by corporate. I had a phone interview with the corporate HR rep once and I met with the branch manager once in person. She was great. The people I saw working that day were great. Everyone was very energetic. Everything moved very quickly. I was working within a week of submitting my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • I was a little surprised to be asked if I had any experience photographing or handling children. I had mentioned in the online application process that I had no experience with either.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I desperately needed a job and they offered.
    I did not, however appreciate the fact that their very carefully constructed new employee handbook was quite misleading. It mentioned seasonal overtime not to exceed 12 hrs per day or 70 hrs per week. Both were untrue. It was common to work 16-17 hrs per day, several days in a row.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate/Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Colleyville, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colleyville, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Portrait Innovations in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I received an initial call to set up the interview. When I got to the studio the associates were very kind and helpful. The manager at the time was fun and we ended up discussing photography the entire time.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have experience with children? I did not. But you learn quick   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    We would like to offer you this position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate/Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Portrait Innovations.

    Interview Details

    You don't necessarily need much experience (or any at all) to get hired. Something you must keep in mind (which from I heard, many people didn't understand) is that you're about 80% of the time working with children age 5 and under. If you can't work with kids you're pretty much out of luck here.

    Interview Questions
    • As far as I could remember, the interview questions were pretty run of the mill. Just be positive.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate/Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kent, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kent, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Portrait Innovations in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview wasn't very professional. The manager had never interviewed anyone before as this was his first time in this position. He did ask basic interview questions concerning experience, why I though I would be a good fit for the position, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't really any difficult questions but he did pull another employee over and asked me to pretend she was a child and see if I could get her to smile.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Photographer/Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was fairly short and straight forward, about 30 minutes long. I was asked general questions like what are your strengths and weaknesses, what do you know about Portrait Innovations. Be sure to have some examples of how you have dealt well with stress in the past because they want to know that you can handle the Christmas rush.

    Interview Questions
    • Having experience with kids is really helpful. Having sales experience is even better.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer

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