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Assistant Store Manager
San Diego, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Claire's Stores in November 2010.

Interview Details – As with all jobs, walk in and grab an application, fill it out and hand it directly to the Store Manager and make sure you leave an impression. Call back frequently asking if they looked over your application. When you're called in for an interview, make sure you dress nicely and wear lots of accessories because it is Claire's you're applying for. Be honest with all your answers and try not to be nervous.

Interview Question – All questions are rather easy and nothing too over the top. As stated above, be honest and real.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation when it comes to pay, they tell you how it is, and you gladly accept or decline.

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Assistant Store Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

Interview Details – Average time for hire

Interview Question – Did not have any difficult questions   Answer Question

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Assistant Store Manager

I applied online and interviewed at Claire's Stores.

Interview Details – Took DSM 3wks to decide to hire me even with the experience I had! That should have told me something!!

Negotiation Details – BAD!!! Manager made me think I would get a lot more which of course I didn't

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Assistant Store Manager
Olympia, WA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores in March 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online through monster and had an interview the next week. Met with the district manager and assistant manager. When arriving had to wait over twenty minutes in the store while the district manager came back to lunch. At the interview the district manager had the assistant store conduct the interview through a packet which she stumbled through. After reviewing my resume the district manager offered me an assistant manager position for a store over 40 miles away...stating that I was unqualifed to be a store manager and that with hard work and customer service I could work my way up to store manager in a year or so.

Interview Question – How do you lead a group?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – 40 miles away and was for a position lower than what I wanted.

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Assistant Store Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Claire's Stores in October 2011.

Interview Details – Hiring Process:
- If you have past management experience, then you'll be considered. If you are a good 3rd key holder, you might get a promotion

Interview:
Basic questions like -- "Describe a situation where you had a rude customer and how did you resolve that? or " Tell me a time where you went beyond to get the job done"

Interview Question – Depends on the interviewer. I got asked " Do you go to clubs a lot or go partying every weekends?" It's just funny but I totally get it.. She explained that because if ever I am scheduled to open on a saturday or sunday morning, (w/c they usually do for asst mngr positions), then I can't call in often or go to work w/ a hangover   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Honestly, how that does even work on retail positions? If you got the job, that's the only time you know how much you're getting, so you can't really just quit if its too low or something.. right?

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Assistant Store Manager
Dallas, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores in November 2011.

Interview Details – it was ok went pretty quick and got offered the job very quickly

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Negotiation Details – No negotiation whats so ever....its like those words are not in there vocabulary.

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Assistant Store Manager

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Claire's Stores in September 2010.

Interview Details – I applied via e-mail.
We met inside a mall location.
The interview went very well, but it was a little hard for me to concentrate at times because of the mall traffic (I have ADHD). Anyways, the district manager was super nice. We had a very long conversation, but we could both tell it was going well.
I had a lot of experience and answered all the questions easily.
Most of the questions were typical, there wasn't any that stick out. It wasn't that tough, either.
Later, she did comment on my necklace, so I wouldsay to dress stylish (but 'clean') and wear some classy and fashionable jewelery that suits you and your outfit.

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Reason for Declining – I was offered 2 positions, but neither were enough money for what I would have to travel or relocate.

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