Hot Topic Part Time Assistant Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 4, 2015
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Part Time Assistant Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Hot Topic (Alpharetta, GA).

Interview

Walked in to ask for app . Brief convo with SM and we had great vibes . Had me do app online and called me two days later for an interview. One week later I had an interview with the district manager. Went we'll, the part that took long was the background check. I was honest & let them know about my record & to my surpise I still got the job . Overall, took about 3& a half weeks . No drug test

Interview Questions

  • Ask about pop culture and anime(which I knew nothing about)   Answer Question

Negotiation

I had to take a pay cut, there's really no room for negotiation

Other Interview Reviews for Hot Topic

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    Part Time Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Hot Topic.

    Interview

    I was key holder and got promoted up to PTASM very easily, so I didn't have to do an interview. But considering it's HT, they just want to know if you're trustworthy, know how to sell and not take No for an answer, up to date on trends and pop culture, have a very energetic and spunky personality, and if you can devote pretty much a guaranteed 32 hours to the store. You might also be given scenarios of things to sell to the store manager or DM giving the interview, so let your personality shine.

    Interview Questions

    • Name your favorite albums that have just been released? What's the latest concert you've attended? If you caught someone stealing merch, what would you do?   Answer Question
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    Part Time Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hot Topic.

    Interview

    Very detailed

    Interview Questions

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    Part Time Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hot Topic in October 2011.

    Interview

    I knew someone so they got me an application and face to face meeting with the store manager. I was asked to come in and meet with the SM and district manager. The store manager couldn't care less about what I had to say, but my district manager was very interested and upbeat. I got the job nonetheless

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of questions about what I would do if I caught and employee or customer stealing. After I gave my answer, which they said was good, the next 5 questions were about that.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation because it was a lot more than my last job.

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    Part Time Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sioux City, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Hot Topic (Sioux City, IA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    My interview at Hot Topic was super easy. I was applying for the Assistant Manager position, part-time. The store had no full-time assistant, just two part-time because they did not make enough money. The person I was interviewing with was actually the assistant who I was going to be taking over for. His store manager was about to leave the company, and he was still interviewing for the store manager position. So the part-time assistant position that I was interviewing for was not even technically open yet, and would only be open if he was accepted as the store manager. He had no expierence with interviews before so it was very informal and relaxed. He just wanted to know mostly about if I could merchandise the store, because the three managers that would be left after their current store manager left were all men and did not merchandise very well. Besides that, he wanted to know that I would be able to be a manager and not my coworkers friend, and that I had some knowledge of music. He told me that even if I did not know 90% of the music that they carried, it did not matter because I could learn it over time, which was very reassuring. After that, I had a phone interview with the district manager, which was super easy! She was very friendly and it lasted all of five minutes. She just wanted to know if I could merchandise, what kind of music I liked, and she also asked what I did in my spare time. I told her I read quite a bit and we actually talked more about what books we both liked and read recently than we did about the actual job for the short interview she gave me.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of music do you like? Are you willing to listen to different types of music or have a good knowledge of them to serve our customers?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Well there was no negotiation honestly. I was told before I even interviewed for the position that this certain amount was all that they were able to offer and if I would not accept that to not apply.

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