I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at River Island Clothing in June 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online on their website.
Got a text and email from them few days later, booked my time slot for interview with them,
Was interviewed by store manager.
I thought it went well but the outcome next day was disappointing.
Interview Question – About the company,
Example of going out of the way to help customer,how I have done a given task before.
what my former employer have to say about me.
Can I do multi -tasking job View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at River Island Clothing in March 2013.
Interview Details – Two activity in the interview, group and individual activity where you have to present to other candidates with managers writing comments on your profile. Your communication and presentation skills are taken in account but essentially, their focus was on your personality and style. If you was dress updated fashion tread, you are more likely to be hire than other candidates.
Interview Question – N/A Questions were what days can you work? have you got any holidays planned? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Accept to the job offer, obtain experiences and learn how the organisation operate.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at River Island Clothing.
Interview Details – one hour long interview with pre-prepared swot analysis on a store. think they like to do just the one interview as standard. just one person (store manager or deputy) interviewing
Interview Question – Not really difficult. Just standard competency based questions Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at River Island Clothing.
Interview Details – I've been invited to two recruitment events held by River Island. Both were exactly the same, a small group exercise then a 1-1. I did a simple exercise in pairs, where they give you a sheet of questions like Why do you want to work here? What makes good customer service? What are the current trends? They play it out as if you're all just waiting to be called in for your 1-1 but the waiting part is the bit that they're actually paying most attention to, its to see who strikes up conversation and who's chattiest.
Interview Question – Give an example of a difficult situation and how you over came it. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at River Island Clothing.
Interview Details – The interview was quite pleasant, and interactive. Following standard questions we were asked to base an outfit using items off the shop floor according to a fashion icon's (of our own preference) style.
Interview Question – What would I do in a difficult situation? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at River Island Clothing.
Interview Details – You apply online, then get sent an email to choose an interview time which suits you. The interview is a grouped interview, with individual interviews taking place during the interview time slot. There will be group activities and discussions. If you are successful they will call you to offer you a job.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions, they were very straightforward. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation was offered. They only pay minimum wage with no room for raises or bonuses.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at River Island Clothing in November 2013.
Interview Details – I posted in my CV and cover letter to my local River Island so see if there was any jobs going, and seeing as that it is nearly Christmas I was called back right away to be invited to a Recruitment Event the next week. The manager was super nice and friendly, but I guess that is how they all are until you are actually in the shop!
I went to the event and there was 18 of us in total. We were all given name tags, which were really unnecessary and made us all feel like we were back in playschool but I guess the manager thought it was needed so I just went along with it. At first the manager introduced herself and told us a little about the background of RI and what types of jobs she had to offer us and what contracts. She had 15 jobs in total which is CRAZY considering it is a small enough store. She then introduced us to 2 more managers and split us into 3 groups of 6.
When we were in our groups of 6 she assigned one manager to each group, my group got a young assistant manager who was so lovely and nice to us she put us at our ease straight away and was making jokes with us. She played an ice breaker game just to make us more comfortable around each other. She asked us all the same question 'If you could be a beverage what would you be and why?' It was just a silly question that you were supposed to have a laugh with, I suppose it was also her way of seeing who was up for fun.
After that we were all pretty comfortable around each other and then she asked us a question each, they were things like 'How would you sell RI clothing' and 'How can you offer good customer service to our customers'. I got asked 'Who inspires you and why?' which was easy enough but you had to think on the spot so a lot of people ended up blabbing about crap that wasn't even relevant to the question, but the manager was really helpful and gave them hints that would make a good answer.
Then we were put into pairs and assigned to different part of the store and given a celebrity and an occasion to find an outfit for. We got Pixie Lott going to college and were assigned the laid back casual section of the store. It was easy enough, just a tip to anyone who is going to a interview soon, don't be afraid to think outside the box. Me and my partner thought because it is Pixie Lott, she would probably be going out after college so we picked up a clutch and heels that she could change her college outfit into a night out look too. The manager really liked that and she was impressed that we took the initiative.
After all that she just told us about what its like to work in RI and the discounts and different shifts you can work. We all ended up chatting about general things like holidays and school, she really was so nice and laid back, I think we got it easy compared to the other groups!
Then they just told us we would be contacted in 2 days if we got the job and sent home. I don't see how they could tell who was a good worker or not by that night alone as it didn't show who was customer savvy or who had fashion knowledge, but I'm not complaining! I got offered a job 2 days later and I am going for my induction later this day!
Interview Question – Who inspires you the most and why? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation just told to come for an induction and they would talk contracts then.
I applied online and interviewed at River Island Clothing.
Interview Details – interview last for 2 hours
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at River Island Clothing in September 2009.
Interview Details – Took a simple test and then had a brief interview.
Negotiation Details – Offered job and accepted.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at River Island Clothing in May 2010.
Interview Details – interview lasted about 1 hour to 2 hours
Interview Question – pick an outfit for a celebrity and explain why you chose it Answer Question
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