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Nordstrom Interview Questions

1. How will Nordstrom benefit from hiring you?
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Nordstrom Interview Questions

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What do you believe makes a great company to work for?

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I believe a company who cares about the customer more than anything else and a company who cares about their internal workers so that they can move up within the industry.
 
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A company who strives to hire employees who represent them well.
 

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#3 of 20

How often do you shop at Nordstrom or visit Nordstrom?

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Every time I need a certain clothing item, Nordstroms is the first store i check out.
 
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All the time.
 

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#4 of 20

What aspect of fashion do you enjoy the most?

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I enjoy the creativity most, i love how it allows people to express themseleves through what they wear and allows every person to be their own unique individual.
 
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Fashion is ever changing. Keeping up with what is hot at that time is half the fun of shopping
 

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#5 of 20

How many hours do you expect a week?

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35.
 
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30.
 

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#6 of 20

Which department would you most like to work at?

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Intern for Retail sales
 
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Acessories.
 

Nordstrom

Nordstrom is an American upscale fashion retailer, founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin and headquartered in Seattle. The company began as a shoe retailer and has since expanded its inventory to include clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, and fragrances. There are 310 stores operating in 38 states and Canada, which includes 119 full-line stores and 183 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through Nordstrom.com, the newly developed e-commerce site nordstrom...
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#7 of 20

Why do you want a career in fashion?

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Fashion to me is an art form that a person can wear. I love helping people put outfits together, and watching their reaction of how much it up's their mood. Fashion has it's own language, and is something that can be translated between different countries around the world, almost like music. Fashion is creative, challenging and interesting.
 
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because so many people need help with how to dress, and first impressions are lasting impressions.
 

Nordstrom Pros

1. Starting a new part of my life, learning new things, experiencing new people and having others infulence my life and being able to help something bigger March 1st, 2012

2. The pro's for working at Nordstrom would be the work experience with a brand that is recognizable to almost everyone. Another pro would be boosting my communication skills and retail experience. March 15th, 2012

3. Top 100 best company to work March 23rd, 2012

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#8 of 20

Who are your favorite designers?

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Burberry, Ralph Lauren, and manolo blahnik are my favorites because these designers are the epitome of classic and timeless.
 
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Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.
 

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#9 of 20

Where do you see yourself at Nordstrom in three years?

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I see myself becoming an expert in sales and hopefully gaining a lot of expirience from my job as far as communicating well with custormers and being able to sell products easily..
 
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In a higher postion. I want to move up in the company.
 

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#10 of 20

Why do you want a job at Nordstrom?

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I want to work at nordstrom because my values align with the company, I strive on customer service and recognition, this is something that I've known your company to exceed at and i'd like to add value to your company moving forward.
 
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Nordstrom is a nations fashion speciality retailer..it has an excellent reputation for great products&excellent customer service..
 

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#11 of 20

Are you a reliable person? Explain.

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Extremely. I keep my promises, arrive early, and follow through on assignments until completion.
 
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Absolutely. it is probably one of my best strengths
 

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#12 of 20

What was one of your biggest setbacks, and how did you overcome it?

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My lack of experiences in computer and overcome it by taking online courses.
 
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My lack of experience, but i keep up with my skills in computer and take online course.
 

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#13 of 20

Do you enjoy talking to people about fashion?

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I really enjoy talking with friends, and different people that I meet about fashion and new trends around the world. I love seeing what is in, and how certain people wear a style in different ways. It shows so much character for different people and a single item can say so much about a person.
 
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Yes, i love it! I love expressing my interest with others and keeping up with the latest styles
 

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#14 of 20

In what areas does your fashion knowledge need to be improved upon?

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I believe knowledge is never enough and we need to improve it by the day. Fashion is something that changes by the blink of the eye. So I need to keep a track of fashion everyday.
 
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I would love to work in fashion in order to improve my knowledge of how the business side of fashion works.
 

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#15 of 20

What do you know about Nordstrom?

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Nordstrom is all about the customer. Through experience in stores I can tell the employees always strive to keep the customers happy. I also know that Nordstrom has many opportunities to grow within the company and higher within.
 
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I know they were listed as fortunes top 100 companies to work for. They pride themselves on excellent customer service. They promote from within
 

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#16 of 20

How long do you foresee yourself working at Nordstrom?

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Four months roughly and after transferring to UW Seattle I would reapply to Nordstrom to continue my employment at the downtown Seattle location possibly.
 
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A few years.
 

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#17 of 20

Tell me about a time that you went above and beyond for a customer?

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Tell me about a time that you went above and beyond for a customer?
 
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What makes a great sales person?
 

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#18 of 20

What skill do you have that will qualify you for the position?

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My ability to build a great rapport with customers as well as co workers.
 
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I am confident, motivated, and a good communicator. I'm goal oriented and will do whatever it takes to reach a goal.
 

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#19 of 20

If I asked you to pick out an outfit in the store right now, what would you pick?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Probably something Free People - I love the bohemian flair that Free People is, and I always shop Free People at Nordstrom. Especially with spring approaching, I would probably pick out a pair of boyfriend jeans and a unique bell sleeve top.
 
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Well I would go grab a cropped top, high waisted shorts and a camono shirt because those are the key pieces that go with the trends happening currently.
 

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#20 of 20

What skills or knowledge do you possess that will make you a great sales associate at Nordstrom?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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1 years experience as a manager of a retail store. Excellent customer service skills.
 
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I am outgoing, I love interacting with people and I am competitive with myself which could translate well into a commissions sales posssion.
 
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