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No Offer – Reviewed Feb 26, 2013
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
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY May 2010 – Reviewed Jun 16, 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.
Interview Question – What you know about Talbots the store and company? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in San Antonio, TX Sep 2009 – Reviewed Oct 7, 2009
Interview Details – Typical questions - Retail experience, bad customer experience, keeping busy tasks, etc. etc.
Interview Question – What do you like the most about working retail? Answer Question
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