Talbots Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Talbots in August 2014.

Interview Details

Filled in application form in store. Followed up at store a week later and met with manager. This was my first interview and really had no clue as to the type of questions I would be asked.

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Positive Experience
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Talbots in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying, I received a call in about a week. The interview was standard and took place in an office in the back. The manager explained workers' responsibilities, shifts, etc. so I thought I had a shot at landing the job. She also asked me questions about how I perceived fashion in my life and some of my past volunteer experience (I had no previous work experience at the time). At the end of the interview we went out to the sales floor and she told me to give her assistance with finding an item as if she were a customer and I were a worker. It went well and I thought I would get the job, but they called back about 4 days later to say that they were looking for someone with more sales experience than I had.

    Interview Questions
    • Go out to the sales floor like a real worker and sell me give me assistance in finding a product.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Talbots.

    Interview Details

    Manager asked me about how I would asset to this company, what style Talbots is and how would I help other coworkers. After my answers he said that he was looking for more team member person, but also mentioned that he will suggest me to other Talbots store, because they were looking for somebody "like me".Still waiting

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    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate 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 dayinterviewed at Talbots in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Well it wasn't necessarily an interview, more like a pre-intereview. I spoke with the hiring manager who was at the cashier. I waited for about 5 minutes and she asked me to walk with her around the store. She asked me three questions:
    "Since it seems you have no retail experience, why have you decided to apply to a retail store?"
    "Where do you get your fashion style from?"
    "What do you know about Talbots store and company?" "Did you visit the website?"
    To which I admitted I did however I did not read anything about the but I did visit the website to get idea of what audience the clothes is marketed to. Overall I answered the questions in a terrible manner but for whatever reason she seemed to want to give me another chance and let me asked to do some research and give her a call back when I felt ready with my answers. I found her very nice, honest, and helpful. She gave me a little insight on how to answer retail store related interview questions.

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Talbots in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Typical questions - Retail experience, bad customer experience, keeping busy tasks, etc. etc.

    Interview Questions
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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