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.?
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!
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.
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!
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...
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 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 ?