I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sears.
Interview Details – I had 3 interviews. My first interview was on the phone with a woman in HR. SHe called me back about 5 days later and I came in for another interview with 2 buyers. My last interview was with the Divisional Merchandise Manager. Everyone I interviewed with was so friendly and I could tell that's what the atmosphere would be like.
Interview Question – I was prepared for what they would ask me regarding my past job history. I had little buying experience prior and wondering and what they would ask me about how I would be fit for the position instead of someone else... but I am confident in my qualifications so I told them what I thought the day in the life of a buyer would be like and what I'd be excited to do. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I asked for a higher pay only because typically businesses lowball you in this economy and I was turned down for the extra 3,000 a year, but Sears pays VERY well in my opinion so I was so happy with the amount I did end up accepting. And if we met quota we get a 5% bonus.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Sears in July 2011.
Interview Details – 2 hour online testing, 2 person panel interview.
Negotiation Details – was able to negotiate, just ask for what you want then take it from there.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sears.
Interview Details – I was contacted by their corporate recruiter. She screened me through a phone interview. The next day we spoke and she set up flight/hotel and rental car and emailed my itinerary. The process moved quickly. I arrived at corporate, spoke with the recruiter and she took me through who I would be interviewing with and left me to fill out a mountain of paperwork - equal to new hire paperwork with other companies. After paperwork completion, I was escorted to a conference room where I sat for 45 minutes before the first interviewer came in. I introduced myself to the interviewer who asked "what brings you in today"? I proceeded to interview with two others. There was an obvious communication breakdown between recruiting and management. No one except the recruiter knew what I was interviewing for and didn't even have copies of my resume. When the interviews were complete, the recruiter was not to be found. I sat and waited to be escorted out. I finally found reception and let them know I was leaving. I emailed and phoned the recruiter, but never heard back.
Interview Question – One my third interview I was asked who the governor of the state corporate resided was. I replied I knew who the governor of the state in which I live is. I was asked how I save money and was given a multiple choice. I was asked what I did with my free time. Answer Question
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