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Question 1 of 27
At American Eagle we encourage our customers to create their own style. How would you describe your personal style?
"I would describe my personal style as 'sloppy chic' because I love large cable knit sweaters paired with leather leggings and a pair of great booties. My personal style is important to me because it's an expression of my mood on a day to day basis. It's how I can best express myself."
Having your own personal style is very important in fashion. Talk to the interviewer about how you define your style and what it means to you.
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List of American Eagle Interview Questions
  1. At American Eagle we encourage our customers to create their own style. How would you describe your personal style?
  2. In your opinion, which designer has been the biggest fashion trailblazer in the past decade?
  3. Your current company has a strong reputation in the fashion industry. Why do you want to work for American Eagle?
  4. When did you realize that you wanted a career in fashion?
  5. At American Eagle we have thousands of applicants per year. Why should we choose you for this position?
  6. Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?
  7. At American Eagle we aim to be a step ahead of our competitors. In your opinion, what do you think will be the biggest fashion trend for next spring?
  8. Do you have any post-secondary education related to the fashion industry?
  9. Our industry is fast-paced, competitive, and stressful. How do you cope with high levels of pressure?
  10. At American Eagle we offer many areas of opportunity and growth. Where would you like to see your career in the next 3-5 years?
  11. How do you stay on top of trends in the fashion industry?
  12. The fashion industry is fast paced and unpredictable. Your work schedule may reflect that unpredictability. Are you flexible in your schedule?
  13. Do you consider yourself to be more creative or analytical minded?
  14. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
  15. If you were hired today, what would you accomplish first?
  16. When have you had to adapt to change?
  17. Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion requesting change in an organization.
  18. Think about a difficult boss, professor or other person. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
  19. What career path interests you the most in this company?
  20. How would you describe your work ethic?
  21. Tell me about yourself.
  22. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
  23. What do you know about our company culture?
  24. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?
  25. How do you manage a large workload?
  26. What are your salary expectations?
  27. How do you feel about performance incentives?
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American Eagle Information
American Eagle is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. The company has been in operation since 1977 and has yearly revenues of 3.2 Billion with approximately 40,000 employees. American Eagle is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol AEO. Follow American Eagle on Twitter at @AEO. To get an even further insight into American Eagle, check out their Blog. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at American Eagle, by visiting their Career Page. If you need help finding more information about American Eagle, visit their Website.
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Question 1 of 27
At American Eagle we encourage our customers to create their own style. How would you describe your personal style?
"I would describe my personal style as 'sloppy chic' because I love large cable knit sweaters paired with leather leggings and a pair of great booties. My personal style is important to me because it's an expression of my mood on a day to day basis. It's how I can best express myself."
Having your own personal style is very important in fashion. Talk to the interviewer about how you define your style and what it means to you.
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Question 2 of 27
In your opinion, which designer has been the biggest fashion trailblazer in the past decade?
"I feel that the biggest fashion trailblazer in the past decade is Vera Wang. She is everywhere and her style speaks to people of all walk and budgets. I love that she can design clothes, wedding dresses, couture, and even home goods - proving that fashion isn't limited and is truly an art."
The interviewer would like to know that you have a true interest in fashion and the ability to have an intellectual opinion on the happenings in the fashion world. Give your personal opinion on your favourite fashion trailblazer and back up your reasoning.
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Question 3 of 27
Your current company has a strong reputation in the fashion industry. Why do you want to work for American Eagle?
"I have worked with Company ABC for the past 5 years and because they are a smaller organization there is no longer room for me to grow unless I were to relocate. This is why I am seeking a new opportunity. Working for American Eagle would allow me to grow into bigger opportunities while remaining local."
Discuss with the hiring manager the ways in which you feel that working for American Eagle will provide you with the aspects you are currently missing in your position.
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Question 4 of 27
When did you realize that you wanted a career in fashion?
"I have had an interest in fashion ever since I was a child. I would create outfits for my dolls and do fashion shows with my friends. My passion for the industry has been present from the beginning."
The interviewer would like to know what led you to a career in fashion. Talk about your passion for the industry and where it all started. You can draw on some personal points but try to keep your answer brief and to the point.
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Question 5 of 27
At American Eagle we have thousands of applicants per year. Why should we choose you for this position?
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Question 6 of 27
Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?
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At American Eagle we aim to be a step ahead of our competitors. In your opinion, what do you think will be the biggest fashion trend for next spring?
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Question 8 of 27
Do you have any post-secondary education related to the fashion industry?
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Question 9 of 27
Our industry is fast-paced, competitive, and stressful. How do you cope with high levels of pressure?
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Question 10 of 27
At American Eagle we offer many areas of opportunity and growth. Where would you like to see your career in the next 3-5 years?
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Question 11 of 27
How do you stay on top of trends in the fashion industry?
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Question 12 of 27
The fashion industry is fast paced and unpredictable. Your work schedule may reflect that unpredictability. Are you flexible in your schedule?
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Question 13 of 27
Do you consider yourself to be more creative or analytical minded?
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Question 14 of 27
Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
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If you were hired today, what would you accomplish first?
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When have you had to adapt to change?
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Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion requesting change in an organization.
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Think about a difficult boss, professor or other person. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
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Question 19 of 27
What career path interests you the most in this company?
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How would you describe your work ethic?
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Tell me about yourself.
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Question 22 of 27
Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
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What do you know about our company culture?
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When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?
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Question 25 of 27
How do you manage a large workload?
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What are your salary expectations?
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Question 27 of 27
How do you feel about performance incentives?
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