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post #1 of 59
Thread Starter 
I have my interview tomorrow (it's a group interview)

any tips?
post #2 of 59
Why do you wanna work there? It's nothing but a discount job (not that it's bad or anything).
post #3 of 59
^^ Girls.
post #4 of 59
Thread Starter 
i just turned 17? no where else to work
post #5 of 59
Just try to 1-up everyone else. If someone says "I'll come in 10 minutes early." You say "well I 'll come in 20 minutes early.
Potential employee - "I'll work Saturday."
You - "I'll work Saturday AND Sunday."
etc...

I dunno. That's all I got. =)
post #6 of 59
stand out from the others, in a good way.

remember that all you're doing is selling yourself, so highlight your best qualities.
post #7 of 59
its actually kind of lame. they may just ask u why u want to work there.
post #8 of 59
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Originally Posted by MiztaMike View Post
I have my interview tomorrow (it's a group interview)

any tips?
I worked there and a A&F...both times they picked me up off the floor. I didn't even have an interview, it was more like "Hey, ever thought of working here? I want you to. Okay great- when can you start?"

They're shallow. It's all about how you look and dress. If you look and dress like A&F or H Co., you're hired.
post #9 of 59
^Yep totally true.
post #10 of 59
yea, its how u basically look and dress and if u have their organizational "fit" i work at abercrombie overnights and i wear whatever i want.... they pay better if u work at night too!
post #11 of 59
I used to manage at hollister. During the group interviews we would stand behind the counter and watch the interviewees. We just picked them based on looks without even listening to the conversation.
post #12 of 59
Thread Starter 
i don't have any hollister jeans ... you think they'd mind if i wore designer denim and like a hollster dress shirt?
post #13 of 59
No- go for it, as long as you fit the bill (look nice and young and stylish).
post #14 of 59
i've worked at A&F for the past 2 years (since November of 04) and it's a great place to work (maybe not so much the pay.. not so much the discount.. but the PEOPLE.. it's a huge social network. it's crazy.. parties are ridiculous. i've made some of my now close friends through A&F.) but i'm getting SUPER sick of the clothes. it's repetetive.. floorset after floorset.. update after update.. season after season.. everything looks the same.

i still like working there and i do get a TON of hours.. but the clothes don't interest me. the only thing keeping me there is my friends and the people i work with.

as for the interview..

be outgoing. be yourself. make yourself stand out (i guess i stood out cuz i was the only asian guy with like 3 white kids. :X but minority presence within the store has drastically changed in the past 2 years.. we have a TON of minorities now.. i guess it's cause i'm in the city)

that's all i can really say. that's all i did and it worked.
post #15 of 59
i went into a hollister and an abercrombiefor the first time over the weekend.

my god, it was hell.

it was dark, with really loud music and smelt of douched, 17 year old syphallis.
post #16 of 59
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Originally Posted by MiztaMike View Post
i don't have any hollister jeans ... you think they'd mind if i wore designer denim and like a hollster dress shirt?
They cant force you to wear their clothing. When I worked at Abercrombie a few years back we could only wear current stuff. But it discriminates against those who cant afford it so now clothing retailers can only require employees to dress in the style of the store
post #17 of 59
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Originally Posted by constantine03 View Post
I worked there and a A&F...both times they picked me up off the floor. I didn't even have an interview, it was more like "Hey, ever thought of working here? I want you to. Okay great- when can you start?"

They're shallow. It's all about how you look and dress. If you look and dress like A&F or H Co., you're hired.

YUP agree with everything she said. I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch for 4 years. They are VERY shallow. Every single person is judged on their looks and their style. The associates would laugh and talk so much crap about people who didn't have "the look". And I'd have to say that I was guilty of making fun of applicants too.
post #18 of 59
I have to admit that I've made fun of applicants too (well to a friend), but only because I was shopping once and witnessed a group interview and saw a few people dressed more Forever 21 than Abercrombie. Not that I'm hating on F21, they have cute tops but these girls were wearing like cheap wash jeans, flowy print-tops made of that thin spandex material, gold chain belts...

If you're gonna get a job there, just look the part. I think a A&F shirt with your own jeans would be fine. I saw a girl in R&R the last time I was at A&F anyway.
post #19 of 59
^ i think the look is kind of terrible. how do they have room to laugh?
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post #21 of 59
my friend got hired at hollister, but never got any hours. when she called to see what was up, they said that they would give her hours as soon as she dyed her hair back to it's natural color (it was pink at the time)
post #22 of 59
i've watched these group interview happen. From watching them happen I can suggest a few things. First off dress up like you already work there. Be excited sit up close and participate alot, tell them how much you love hollister.
post #23 of 59
well you don't necessarily straight up sit there and say "i LOVE hollister because.."

you show them through how well your answers are put together based on the questions asked and how you interact with those in your group or how outgoing you are.. then they'll be able to determine if you're capable of working there.

it's just like any other retail job.. they want the person to be outgoing and be an asset to their store (even if it's based on looks, style, etc.) in the retail world.. people WILL flock to places if they see attractive people working there, it's a given.. now that may have others feel "discriminated" against.. but no where in any law does it say that it's wrong for companies to hire attractive associates.
post #24 of 59
I had a nightmare with hollister. I was picked of the floor and asked to come in for an interview. It was about 20 gilrs.There basically just sizing you up as far as your clothing style, attractiveness, and outgoingness. I was asked after the interview if I would stay for a few minutes with 3 other girls. I had put on my application that I would only accept a ast mgmt position. This was because I had 4 years of retail experience and 2 years of mgmt experience of a retail store and just under 60 credit hours from college. Well the guy told me they would take me on as mgmt but the first week I would have to take a sales position while they scramballed people around and such. That week turned into 2 months of being stuck in the back to sensor clothing. Meanwhile 2 weeks after employment they hired a 17 year old kid with no retail experience and gave him the ast mgmt position.Mind you sticking me ion the back was based solely on my physical apperance as I latter found out. as if it wasn't obvious anyway. Then just so your aware .. latter in the month they went around to all the male employees asking them to rate the females attractiveness, those who werent rated were fired. This happened at 3 other stores were mutual friends work so it wasnt just a fluke. Anyway I ended up quiting after the ridiculius 17 year old kid got my job. A month later I got a class action suit suing abercrombie and hollister for all these reasons plus a few others (basically they got sued for hiring people based on looks) I signed it .Then 10 months later I got a check for 3,700. Not that it makes up for the wasted time and bull shit aggrivation but haha to them they deserve to be sued by everyone
post #25 of 59
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Originally Posted by fr4nkst3r View Post
well you don't necessarily straight up sit there and say "i LOVE hollister because.."

you show them through how well your answers are put together based on the questions asked and how you interact with those in your group or how outgoing you are.. then they'll be able to determine if you're capable of working there.

it's just like any other retail job.. they want the person to be outgoing and be an asset to their store (even if it's based on looks, style, etc.) in the retail world.. people WILL flock to places if they see attractive people working there, it's a given.. now that may have others feel "discriminated" against.. but no where in any law does it say that it's wrong for companies to hire attractive associates.
actually it is very illegal which is why they were sued and lost a good 40 million dollars
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