Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Sports Authority (Brooklyn, NY) in September 2014.
the interview as simply mostly questions about my experience with sports equipment. And some questions about prior job history, also pictures of sports equipment for me to name. all around the interview as pretty simple. they look more for job history than anything else.
- How long have you been interested in sports? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
In person interview that lasted about twenty minutes. Asked about sales and customer service experience but nothing too specific. Wanted to know when I could start and I was offered the job right on the spot. Filled out all forms and was ready to go the next week. Interviewer was the store manager and was friendly. Liked what I had to say and was happy with responses that I gave
- Name an instance of customer service you provided. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative Experience
I applied online – interviewed at Sports Authority.
Began by talking about my previous work history. The manager was very rude and told me my previous jobs weren't real jobs...? Not sure how but whatever. Asked simple questions such as what do i know about sports authority, why should they hire me over previous people they interviewed
- If someone who knew you very well was interviewing with us what would they say you need to work on 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Got offered a higher paying job
Helpful (3)Declined OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Sports Authority.
The Interview was very professional and pretty quick as well. They asked standard interview questions that weren't difficult to answer at all. The company is very detail oriented and they wanted the best sales person for the job.
- What was your best customer service experience? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Sports Authority.
I applied online and received a call within 2 weeks. The most difficult part of the interview was picking any item in the store and try to "sell" it to another person participating in the group interview. I picked a sports bra because I know which ones are best for running. The managers loved that I was different and made it funny when I was "selling" it to a male interviewee.
- Describe the item and features of it and sell it to your "customer" (the interviewee). Answer Question
I was able to negotiate my hours but not pay. Pay was minimum wage with commission.
- Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Sports Authority (Denton, TX) in August 2014.
Very standard and relaxed interview. Asked the basic question and just try to relate things to what you are applying for. For example, I was applying for team sports and when they asked about my past job history I made sure I talked about how I contributed to my team. About 5 minutes in it turned into talking about sports and I was hired on the spot and the next day was my first training shift.
- Tell me about your previous expirence working with a team. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Sports Authority in August 2014.
The interview process was pretty simple.
They asked basic questions and they were very interested in my past sells experience.
First I was interviewed by the hiring manager, and then about a week later I was interviewed by the store manager.
The store manager asked questions like
"If little Timmy is starting soccer in the spring what does he need to play?"
Then you would list as many things that Sports Authority may carry that Timmy needs to play soccer.
- I did not find any question very difficult. Answer Question
They started me off at 8.00 because that is what I asked for.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Sports Authority (Denver, CO).
asked about technical skills and approach towards a problem, organizational skill questions
some stupid psycho questions, meant more like wasting time, irrelevant to the job
felt like there was conflict b/w managers and the other person trying to build a team
- Accepted Offer
It was very fast. I applied on the weekend, interviewed the following week and was offered a position on the spot, for a drug test the next day. The manager was great.
- Accepted Offer
I applied in-person – interviewed at Sports Authority.
The hiring process was a bit annoying since they mostly only hire previous employees or if you get referred by a current employee like I did. I had to keep calling to ask for an interview which their reply would be within 3 days. Then I would call on the third day just to hear the same response. Had to walk in to talk to them personally to finally get an interview which was very simple. Basic questions like why work here, past experience
- What is more important to you, making a customer smile or say thank you? Answer Question
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