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Assistant Buyer was asked...June 29, 2012

Who do you think are our competitors?

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Named other clothing retailers that carried the same product.

Neiman Marcus

What types of qualities do you think a buyer needs to have?

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Good communication and analytical skills and a sense of urgency. Good knowledge of retail math. Less

Initiative

What's an example of when you had to organize a large amount of numerical information and how did you do it?

Missguided

How do you manage your work?

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You should make sure your work always comes first and you tell your friends and they might become client Less

You should make sure your work always comes first and you tell your friends and they might become client Less

You should make sure your work always comes first and you tell your friends and they might become client Less

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Neiman Marcus

questions on critical thinking and problem solving are asked to asses how you can handle multiple tasks and work load stress

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be prepared to give details on how you handle tasks and prioritizing your time and back that with examples Less

"...in basket interview session which is a timed test which you later review your answers and reasoning with a NM executive, group projects, and a drug test" www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Neiman-Marcus-Interview-Questions-E471_P5.htm Less

Hello- I have been reading about "in basket" tests...what is this? Thanks!

Missguided

Why should we hire you?

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I feel like I could help you and bring u clients

I feel like I could help you and bring u clients

Hayneedle

Where do you see yourself in five years.

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Unfortunately I didn't have an answer to that planned. I was honest that I would like to advance to the upper levels of merchandising, but I have learned to keep an open mind about the future and unexpected oppertunities. Less

Cato

What are you passionate about?

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Did they email you about a second interview?

Don's say fashion.

Ross Stores

What are some trends that you think will work for Ross?

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Nails trio eyelashes perfume sets maybe buy a perfume and get a body mist free or half off sales whenever we wanna get rid of them Less

No more 1980's. Clothes

Zulily

How do you deal with vendors dropping out of sales the day before it goes live to customers?

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Come up with back up plans, and let vendor know that this shouldn't be the norm going forward. Less

Ask another vendor to fill in. Always have something in queue

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