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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Durham, NC – Reviewed May 8, 2013
Interview Details – First I went in and asked for an application. One of the managers was there and liked that I had a resume with me, as well as my cheerful talkative demeanor. She said to come back the following day for an interview with the hiring manager. I came early which earned me points and I struck up a conversation with a sales associate. She asked me general questions about customer service, and availability. Like why do you want to work here? Tell me a time when you had to overcome an obstacle. What would your previous customers say about you? Tell me about yourself. The interview took about 15 minutes. It ended and I was offered a job. The advice I would give to a job applicant is be friendly, confident, have a resume, get to know some of the sales associates when you drop off an application. For the interview process you should dress in the style of the store, talk your job skills up. I didn't really have more than a few months of retail experience but that didn't matter. That's what I liked about the company is they are willing to train you in other areas than what you applied for. They don't require you to have 2 years of retail experience , you just have to be a good fit. Just show how excited your are at the prospect of the job. That you are there to learn, and are willing to do other positions. This is a great job for those wanting to learn about the clothing retail world.
Interview Question – No particularly hard questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – What I was offered was above minimum wage. The hiring manager gave me a fair wage for the experience I had.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY – Reviewed Apr 30, 2013
Interview Details – I applied in person and the following week I got an interview. The following week I was offered a position, so it was a speedy process in general.
Interview Question – At the time that I applied the store credit card was fairly new so they were looking for people who were comfortable with pushing sales. I'd never sold a credit card before or did formal sales. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Peters, MO Oct 2009 – Reviewed Apr 26, 2013
Interview Details – I applied in the store and talked to the store manager as soon as I turned in my application. She asked me basic questions such as availability and how long I was looking to work there. Then she set up and interview for a few days later. The interview was one on one, fairly simple with the basic questions (how I'd react in certain situations, my approach to handling customers, different scenarios). At the end of the interview she told me she had really enjoyed talking to me and offered me the job with a higher salary than I had asked for. It was an overall wonderful experience.
Interview Question – Basic questions. Nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't have to negotiate. I was offered a higher pay than I originally asked for.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – I filled out an application, got a phone call, came in and met with the manager. She asked a few questions and I was offered the job. I took it ad I did not like the job I was offered at another store.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Athens, GA Nov 2012 – Reviewed Apr 1, 2013
Interview Details – Applied online, got a call within 2 days, went in for a face to face interview, it was a short 30 minute interview that contained basic questions asking about team work, and customer service. It was relatively casual and was just a brief interview. No knowledge of fashion required.
Interview Question – What makes a great sales team? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – They couldn't promise me the hours I wanted because of seasonality.
No Offer – Interviewed in Gilroy, CA Jun 2012 – Reviewed Jan 16, 2013
Interview Details – It was on the spot, interviewed for twenty minutes with the Assitant manager, who was awesome. Came in two days later for training, paperwork and my first shift.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Newport News, VA Aug 2010 – Reviewed Dec 30, 2012
Interview Details – After submitting my application and resume, I interviewed with the store manager. The questions mainly revolved around fashion, and customer service. After the interview, she told me she would be submitting my application to the district manager, and I should be expecting a call from her for another interview. I waited approximately 2 days, and heard back promptly from the district manager, where I set up an interview with her. At the interview with the district manager, the questions more about how I felt I would be able to help the team grow, and what I could bring to the table. It took approximately 2 more days after that to hear back as to whether or not I got the position.
Interview Question – How do you think you can improve the team? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, since I felt like the offer they made was fair to someone who had not worked for their company before, and understanding the caps that are put on companies for salary offers.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Orlando, FL Apr 2012 – Reviewed Dec 21, 2012
Interview Details – It was good. It took place on the floor, which is different from any other retail interview that I had, where it was either some group interview in the middle of the mall, or somewhere alone in the back around all the stock merchandise.
Interview Question – My interviewer gave me 5 minutes to look around the store and find three articles of clothing which I think would make a great outfit to suggest for a customer. Definitely a hands-on task for the first interview. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Philadelphia, PA Aug 2011 – Reviewed Dec 17, 2012
Interview Details – I had two interviews with both store managers. First interview went well, I think I answered a question wrong but he corrected me and let it slide. Got called back to interview with the 2nd manager who admitted during the interview that he "didn't know how to do this" and never interviewed someone before. After the interview they began to check my references which took weeks. It took over a month for me to get hired as a sales associate at a clothing store in a mall.
Interview Question – If you were a personal shopper for one of our customers, what type of outfit would you put together for them and why? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. You receive minimum wage and that's that.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Okemos, MI Apr 2008 – Reviewed Dec 12, 2012
Interview Details – Interview usually 1-4 people at a time. One manager and experienced associate will be there. Basic interview questions, less formal and more of an ongoing conversation.
Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, I was happy to have the job
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