The Gap Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied online - interviewed at The Gap.

Interview Details

I applied online, and I heard back in about a week that they wanted an interview. We set up an appointment and I met with a manager, and they asked me several questions about why I wanted to work there and such and about my availability. I got a call within that week that they wanted to hire me.

Interview Questions
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call a few weeks later. That week, I went in for an interview and was hired that day. I spoke with two managers, who asked several questions regarding my previous work experience and my strengths/weaknesses. The questions were pretty normal, and at the end, I was given a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate - I took the wage they offered.
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Greensboro, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greensboro, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and called store. Lady asked for my availability and asked me to tell about myself and that she will give me a call in about a week or so

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Gap in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was called in for a group interview. When I got there, there for 4 other people. The interview was held in a pretty noisy area of the mall, so it was a little difficult to concentrate. the interview lasted about an hour and the hiring manager said he'd call us if they wanted a second interview. I got called later that same night to come in the next day for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the difference between customer service and sales?   Answer Question
    • Give an example of a time when someone rejected what you were trying to sell them.   Answer Question
    • How would you approach a customer & make a connection with them?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for Gap?   Answer Question
    • Are you comfortable selling the Gap Card?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Gap in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at the website. About a week later, I got a call to interview the next evening at the store. The first interview was with the assistant manager and another associate. It was very informal, and they all seemed really friendly. Group interview. Questions included why this company, what do you think is the most important skill needed in this position, tell me about a time where you had to work as a team. I got called in for a second interview with another assistant manager. I was asked about availability, about times when I had to deal with a difficult customer, and other stuff. Was told I was going to be contacted a couple days later.

    Interview Questions
    • Stand up and try to sell me the outfit you're wearing.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Application Details

    interviewed at The Gap in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very easy interview process. Common sense questions that are not difficult to figure out the appropriate answer. It was done on a bench in the middle of the loud mall. Not very professional or intimidating. Anyone with work experience can get through the interview process with no problem.

    Negotiation Details
    Nothing
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brea, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brea, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at The Gap in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a group interview and the manager was laid back, which made the other laid back and unfortunately most of them became unprofessional. I recommend you still stay professional, don't ever interrupt the manager and answer the questions honestly.

    Interview Questions
    • I think it was "Tell me why I should hire you"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't a negotiation phase, I took the offer as it was
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at The Gap in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    This was the first job I ever had and was the time when online applications was starting to boom. I went to the store and spoke to a manager who referred me to the site with a code also. I made an account and filed out the application. After a few days no one called so I called them and scheduled an interview. The woman who interviewed me was really nice and we went to a coffee shop across from the store to have the interview. It was kind of awkward but included your typical "Tell me about yourself and your hobbies," questions. So after that awfulness she told me I was a sure hire but she still had to background check me. (No drug test required at the time.) Of course no one called for two days so I called them and the woman who interviewed me went of town. But when she came back we talked and badda boom badda bang I had a job.

    Interview Questions
    • Every interview includes "Tell me about yourself." Which for me is essentially the most difficult question because I don't like to talk about myself (at least not out loud). But all they really want is to know that you are well established and can communicate. The best thing to do for this question is to think of what you're going to say beforehand. Think of something prominent in your life (i.e. your mom, siblings, drama class, football team, cheerleading) and make up a little script about it and how that's important then throw in other little details about things you do or things that make you (i.e. you're a master braider, best Barbie dress maker, spelling bee champ) and wah - lah you started a long conversation and probably passed the interview at this point.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at The Gap in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Group interview (about 10 people). Everyone took turns to answer the question. The interview was about an hour long. All questions were situation-based and personal experience-based.

    Interview Questions
    • You had to try to sell what you were wearing to the interview. Yes, that means getting up and presenting your outfit!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dawson, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dawson, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Gap in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very upbeat, enthusiastic, really friendly and want to get to know you.
    The initial interview is a little awkward because its a group interview so it feels much like a cattle call,
    the second interview was still group but only 2-3 people and after that i received a phone call with a job offer. I do know that the way they tell you they aren't interested is kind of off putting because its just a postcard in the mail.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a situation of lying or stealing involving a fellow co-worker or management team memeber?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There really wasn't much of one; because i was a broke college student happy to jsut have a stable paycheck; as low as it was.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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