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Top 15 Nordstrom Interview Questions
1. How will Nordstrom benefit from hiring you?
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Nordstrom is headquartered in Seattle, WA. The company has been in operation since 1901 and has yearly revenues of 8.6 Billion with approximately 61,000 employees. Nordstrom is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol JWN. Follow Nordstrom on Twitter at @nordstrom. To get an even further insight into Nordstrom, check out their Blog. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at Nordstrom, by visiting their Career Page. If you need help finding more information about Nordstrom, visit their Website.
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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I admire when any company has good values and practice corporate responsibility. Treating your customers as well as your employees is extremely important.
 
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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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I go there when i want a good brand name.
 
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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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How many hours do you expect a week?
 
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I would like to work up to 30 hours per week.
 
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30.
 
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Which department would you most like to work at?
 
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Intern for Retail sales
 
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I would most like to be your Specialty Coffee Shop Manager.
 
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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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Be better educate myself and others.
 
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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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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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I really hope to be still employed with Nordstrom and working in either the BP department or women's shoes as a floor manager or just a normal sales associate
 
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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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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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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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Do you enjoy talking to people about fashion?
 
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I do! Given fashion is one of my passions and interests, I always love discussing it with friends and strangers alike.
 
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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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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 dont know in depth about designers. And I am hoping that with a job at Nordstrom, I can really learn more about them.
 
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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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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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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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I shop at Nordstrom monthly.
 
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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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If I asked you to pick out an outfit in the store right now, what would you pick?
 
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I think something simple yet put together. Maybe a cute high waisted skirt with a kimono, or a chunky knit over top.
 
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A casual, outfit. A patterned shirt with brown pants and matching brown shoes.
 
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What skills or knowledge do you possess that will make you a great sales associate at Nordstrom?
 
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I have an excellent backround in retail sales, customer service and computer applications. I enjoy working with people and would love helping them find their hidden treasures among the amazing deals that Nordroms offers.
 
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With expirence from working at a boutique I know that its important to always be kind and patient with the customer. Because everyone who walks in the door my be your next purchaser.
 
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Recruiter
 
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