How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Careers, Education & the Business of Fashion
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
01-11-2008
  46
windowshopping
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Middlesbrough, North East UK
Gender: femme
Posts: 8
Topshop Interview Tips
Hey guys, I'm new here and can't wait to start posting on and reading the forum!

I was wanting a bit of advice, if anyone can help?

On Monday morning I have an interview at Topshop.
Its a job doing allsorts including merchandising, promotions, displays, selling etc.
It's my dream job, and I want to get it sooo badly, I can't even begin to explain!

Any tips on things I shouldn't forget to mention (as daft or obvious as they may seem), what to wear etc.?



Thanks xx

  Reply With Quote
 
02-11-2008
  47
V.I.P.
 
BetteT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: femme
Posts: 20,561
Welcome to tFS, tornumber9!

I merged your thread into this ongoing thread about this very topic. You should find some good information already in here.

To ask about what to wear to your interview ... go here: What to Wear to an Interview for a Job or an Internship in the Fashion Industry?

To learn how to find threads, before you start new ones (a requirement, per the Community Rules) go to this thread in the Member Support Forum: Searching for Something? ... How to Narrow Down Search Results at tFS

__________________
Bette
** It's All in the Details! **
http://www.musecube.com/BetteT/

Last edited by BetteT; 02-11-2008 at 12:45 AM.
  Reply With Quote
25-05-2009
  48
windowshopping
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London
Gender: homme
Posts: 10
Selfridges Interview
Hello.

I have an interview at Selfridges on Thursday to work in the Menswear department.

Any hints, info and help would be REALLY appreciated.

Thankyou

x

  Reply With Quote
07-08-2009
  49
front row
 
NadineAndTheCity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Berlin
Gender: femme
Posts: 210
Hello everyone and thanx for your help!

I am very excited to have an interview for an internship at German InStyle magazine in about two weeks. I will have to travel to Munich (Im in Berlin) for it so I dont wanna mess it up :p

Do you think they will ask more questions about myself or about fashion/ their magazine in general? Also....how long is a "normal" interview?

Any tips would be very much appreciated

__________________
90% Fashion 10% Rambling
  Reply With Quote
09-08-2009
  50
windowshopping
 
Alesso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Gender: homme
Posts: 8
Hi all,

I have an interview with Hermés for full-time sales associate position.

What should I expect? Any suggestions?

  Reply With Quote
14-08-2009
  51
backstage pass
 
nicestthing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: UK
Gender: femme
Posts: 601
hiiii,
has anyone ever worked for Urban Outfitters?
i've got a job interview with them on Wednesday and was wondering if you've got any tips!

thank you

  Reply With Quote
16-08-2009
  52
V.I.P.
 
BetteT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: femme
Posts: 20,561
Both of you should check out the Retail Sales & Mangement thread ... there's information about retail jobs there.

__________________
Bette
** It's All in the Details! **
http://www.musecube.com/BetteT/
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2009
  53
backstage pass
 
nicestthing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: UK
Gender: femme
Posts: 601
thank you!

  Reply With Quote
07-02-2010
  54
rising star
 
xbryony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 110
Has anyone here worked for Clinique? Preferably in the UK but any advice would be helpfull
I've found the perfect part-time position online, but they ask you to call them up for a phone interview so I want to be prepared! I have 1.5 years customer experience waitressing and about 5 months retail in different stores, neither are cosmetics though.
I love the brand and think I can convince them my experience will still put me in good sales stead, just I don't know if anyone has any advice of what they look for... any selling points at all?
I get so nervous with interviews, hah it sucks because I usually know exactly what to say etc then my nerves make me ramble. Once I'm working I'm fine its just the interview situation itself pfft!

__________________
  Reply With Quote
07-02-2010
  55
V.I.P.
 
BetteT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: femme
Posts: 20,561
I am assuming that you are applying for counter work in a store? If that is the case, then they are looking for a person who can sell .... first and foremost. So think about how you have sold product in your other jobs. Since most of your experience is watiressing you need to put a sales slant on what you did for the restaurant. Even a waitress can sell (or cross sell as it's called which means to get them to buy more than they intended to buy). Things like desert, a fancy coffee, some wine, an appetizer, etc. Be prepared to show them how what you did in a restaurant used the exact same skills as you would use when working retail ... sellling, customer service, using the cash register, keeping your area clean and supplied, etc.

__________________
Bette
** It's All in the Details! **
http://www.musecube.com/BetteT/
  Reply With Quote
10-02-2010
  56
rising star
 
pomegranates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: london
Gender: femme
Posts: 146
haven't been on tfs for a while.. and browsing now, just remembered how helpful some of the threads are!

anyway, i'm nearing end of my degree, so will start job searching soon, and I remembered an interview question that always get me..

What is you answer to the question "what is your greatest weakness?"

oh, and also, "describe a situation where you did no get along with a colleague and how you dealt with the situation"

Both these questions, esp. the first, you have to point out something negative about yourself which can't be good for the interview!

Any tips on how to get around it?

  Reply With Quote
10-02-2010
  57
rising star
 
xbryony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 110
Thank you for your reply BetteT, yes it's just a counter work position for one day a week.

I have an interview tomorrow for the new Levi's Flagship re-opening on Regents Street (London) and I have something interesting to add/ask which they sent me in an e-mail:

"[FONT='Arial','sans-serif']As part of your interview we’d like you to tell us why you’re original. Bring something with you that that sums up who you are. It could be a photo, an object, a song, we’ll leave it up to you, but when we meet we’ll ask you what you’ve chosen and why."[/font]

I think a friend of mine was asked to do this for an interview with Selfridge but I can't remember what he took/spoke about. I get really nervous with interviews so wanna be deadly prepared, I need to think of something really unique I guess. Anyone else had this kind of experience in an interview before?
And aslo would like to hear answers to pomegranates queries - very tricky questions to manoevre!

__________________
  Reply With Quote
28-09-2010
  58
rising star
 
MagickalGoddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Australia
Gender: femme
Posts: 197
I have an interview with a Brand Management Company in Australia. I’d rather not mention names in case their HR personnel frequent these boards.

I’m so nervous, more than I have been with other interviews I’ve attended because I really want this job.

The role is in administration; I have the relevant qualifications in administration and solid experience working in an office environment, but no prior experience or qualifications related to fashion. Not that this matters? They’ve invited me in for an interview after all, so they must be impressed with my Resume, right?

I have an idea of the type of questions they’ll ask, as I am actively seeking full-time employment and have attended numerous interviews with no luck.
So, any tips on how to calm my nervous? Suggested questions to ask at the end of the interview? Any other tips regarding what to wear etc etc...

Thanks in advance! :L:

__________________
© i blog

Last edited by MagickalGoddess; 28-09-2010 at 10:53 AM.
  Reply With Quote
28-09-2010
  59
rising star
 
MagickalGoddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Australia
Gender: femme
Posts: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by pomegranates View Post
haven't been on tfs for a while.. and browsing now, just remembered how helpful some of the threads are!

anyway, i'm nearing end of my degree, so will start job searching soon, and I remembered an interview question that always get me..

What is you answer to the question "what is your greatest weakness?"

oh, and also, "describe a situation where you did no get along with a colleague and how you dealt with the situation"

Both these questions, esp. the first, you have to point out something negative about yourself which can't be good for the interview!

Any tips on how to get around it?
Apparently ‘Perfectionist’ is a common answer, so it’s probably best not to say that. I think with this question, you should also explain how you are, or have overcome it.
Not sure how I'd answer the question about not getting along with a colleague. I think I'd say something like 'I like to stay professional by staying focused on work related matters, and shrug off issued that aren’t related to work if they do arise.' Oh, I don’t know… I know I’ve been asked this question before, and I know that I didn’t do a very good job at answering it. I think this question is asked to assess how well you work in a team and how you deal with difficult situations.

__________________
© i blog
  Reply With Quote
01-09-2011
  60
windowshopping
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
Gender: femme
Posts: 11
Hello,

I hope this is the right thread.... I have an interview for a Assistant Costumer position in a movie production. They are aware that I don't have any experience and would be willing to take me in on volunteering basis. I am not sure how should I get ready for this interview, what should I expect ?

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
fashion, interview, jobs, tips
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.