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At Balenciaga we prefer to hire those with experience in manufacturing. Do you have any exposure to a manufacturing, production, or mill environment?

How to Answer

Discuss with the interviewer any experience that you have in a manufacturing or textile mill environment. If you do not have experience in manufacturing and production, be sure to let the interviewer know that you can quickly learn the industry.

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List of 33 Balenciaga Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1.

    At Balenciaga we prefer to hire those with experience in manufacturing. Do you have any exposure to a manufacturing, production, or mill environment?

      How to Answer

      Discuss with the interviewer any experience that you have in a manufacturing or textile mill environment. If you do not have experience in manufacturing and production, be sure to let the interviewer know that you can quickly learn the industry.

      1st Answer Example

      "I have eight years' experience in a clothing manufacturing setting with Company X and Company Y. I am well versed in production and know I would succeed at Balenciaga S.A., if given the opportunity."

      2nd Answer Example

      "Although I do not have direct experience in a manufacturing plant or production environment, I am very familiar with the inner workings of manufacturing. Rest assured I can learn quickly and am ready to apply my existing knowledge to this role with Balenciaga S.A.."

  • 2.

    In your opinion, what do you feel has been the biggest advancement in the clothing and textiles industry over the past 10 years?

      How to Answer

      Display to the interviewer that you are capable of keeping on top of the latest industry advances and that you have a keen and genuine interest in the industry.

      1st Answer Example

      "I feel that the biggest advancement in the clothing and textiles industry has been surrounding advancements in communication and technology. We can stay connected with anyone around the world in real time which has significantly increased productivity and profitability in the textiles industry."

      2nd Answer Example

      "In my opinion, the biggest advancement in the clothing and textiles industry has been the fact that people have become more aware of best practices in the industry. It's become more ethical as of late when it comes to production, the purchasing of materials, and focus on the environment."

  • 3.

    Tell me about the types of products you are most experienced with.

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about the products and materials with which you have experience. If your experience does not align correctly with the offerings at Balenciaga S.A., be sure to address that. Avoid any objections from the hiring manager when it comes to offering you the role.

      1st Answer Example

      "I understand that Balenciaga S.A. works primarily with X, Y, and Z. I have four years experience with these types of products. In addition to this experience, I also bring valuable knowledge in A, B, and C - totaling approximately 15 years."

      2nd Answer Example

      "I bring 15 years total experience in the clothing and textiles industry. The majority of what I have done would include products such as A, B, and C. Although this isn't the same space as Balenciaga S.A. I am confident that my skills are transferable."

  • 4.

    I would like to know more about your knowledge of importing and exporting. Are you familiar with NAFTA and the regulations that come along with this agreement?

      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you are not a liability when it comes to costly decisions surrounding importing and exporting a product. Are you familiar with NAFTA and the most critical parts of the agreement?

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  • 5.

    Who do you feel are the biggest competitors of Balenciaga?

      How to Answer

      It is essential that you have researched Balenciaga S.A. before your interview. After getting to know the company better, which industry players do you feel are the strongest? When you answer this question, you will want to end with a statement that solidifies your confidence in Balenciaga S.A. and their ability to beat out their competitors.

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    At Balenciaga we prefer to hire individuals with formal education in business or design. Do you have any post-secondary education? How do you feel it will help you in this role?

      How to Answer

      Walk the interviewer through your formal post-secondary education and discuss how that education has prepared you for this role.



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  • 7.

    What do you know about sales and market research in the clothing and textiles industry?

      How to Answer

      Having a full understanding of market research methods is an excellent asset to any resume. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of understanding the needs of the industry and how to maximize profitability.

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  • 8.

    When it comes to clothing and textiles, where do you gain your inspiration from?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about your inspiration when it comes to the clothing and textile industry. What inspires you to stay in this industry and what do you enjoy most about it?

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    At Balenciaga we like to be a step ahead of our competitors at all times. How do you stay on top of industry trends?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about the ways that you ensure you stay on top of trends. It is vital to Balenciaga S.A. that they remain ahead of their competitors and every team member will have a hand in making that happen.

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  • 10.

    What do you know about the workplace culture at Balenciaga?

      How to Answer

      It is imperative to research the workplace environment before you attend your interview. What does Balenciaga S.A. offer that you don't currently receive from your employer? Talk to the interviewer about what is attracting you to their organization.

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  • 11.

    The clothing and textiles industry is very competitive. In which ways do you feel you will give Balenciaga a competitive edge?

      How to Answer

      When you are applying to a competitive industry, you need to be prepared to assure the hiring manager that you will be an active part of their winning team. In which ways will you bring a competitive edge to Balenciaga S.A., if hired?

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  • 12.

    If you were hired today, what would you accomplish first?

      How to Answer

      When you start a new position, it is essential to set a goal on how you will make a positive impact quickly after being hired. Tell the interviewer what your impact goal is, should you be the successful candidate with Balenciaga S.A..

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  • 13.

    What was your greatest cost-cutting measurement you accomplished at your previous employer?

      How to Answer

      If you are in a management type of role, you will often be asked to keep your eyes open for cost-saving opportunities. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of understanding the importance of this practice and give a strong example of a time when you have done so.

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  • 14.

    When have you faced an unexpected difficulty?

      How to Answer

      How you face unexpected difficulty can say a lot about your character. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have encountered an unexpected challenge. How did you handle the situation?

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  • 15.

    Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?

      How to Answer

      Are you the individual who prefers to know what the routine will be, or do you thrive on the challenge and excitement of unpredictability? Talk to the interviewer about your preference and be sure to show that you can be useful in both situations.

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  • 16.

    Describe a situation when you have motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not want to do.

      How to Answer

      Show the interviewer that you will still get the job done even when you aren't excited about the task at hand. Think about a time when there was a work-related task that you did not want to do. Perhaps the dreaded file room needed to be purged of outdated files to make room for new files. Tell the interviewer what your task was, and explain why you were not excited about it. Be sure to tell the interviewer that even though you were not enthusiastic about the work, you made it happen promptly knowing that it would help the organization as a whole.

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  • 17.

    Balenciaga likes to hire calculated risk-takers. What is the riskiest decision you have made? What was the situation? What happened?

      How to Answer

      As a successful professional, you know to calculate risk in your industry. Tell the interviewer about a work-related risk you have taken and what the outcome was.

      Start with an overview of the decision you needed to make, and explain why the situation was risky. Describe who the situation affected, as well as the possible outcomes. Complete your answer by sharing how the decision paid off, or by mentioning any recognition you received for your success.

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  • 18.

    Think about a difficult boss, professor or other person. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?

      How to Answer

      Show the interviewer that you work well with most personalities even though you recognize there are some folks out there who are quite difficult to please.

      Think about that one person at work who is seen as hard to please. Perhaps there is someone at work who tries to intimidate others. Talk to the interviewer about what made this person challenging and what their relationship was with you. Avoid speaking poorly of anyone and be sure to end your response on a positive note.

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  • 19.

    Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know if you consider yourself a patient individual. Impatience can cause a lot of stress and anxiety in coworkers, so it is essential that you can showcase your ability to remain patient and professional in workplace situations.

      Patience is indeed a virtue but can be challenging to maintain when it seems that situations continue to push your buttons. Show the interviewer that you possess the ability to keep your cool in challenging conditions.

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  • 20.

    Why is this job with Balenciaga right for you at this time in your career?

      How to Answer

      Discuss with the interviewer why you are looking to make a change, and how this particular role fits well with the changes that you are seeking. Be sure to give a more in-depth answer than the typical "I am looking for growth" answer that so many interviewers hear. Be thoughtful and draw upon the research you have done on the company.

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  • 21.

    Balenciaga likes to hire go-getters. Have you requested extra responsibilities in any of your previous roles?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to see that you have a desire to learn, grow, and try on new challenges! No hiring manager wants to hire the complacent employee so show them you are willing to see opportunity when it arises!

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  • 22.

    At Balenciaga we are looking for reliable employees. How many days were you absent from work last year?

      How to Answer

      A part of being a diligent employee is to ensure that you are always on time and present when expected. It's great to even be 10 minutes early rather than just showing up right on the dot. Talk to the interviewer about your attendance.

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  • 23.

    If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?

      How to Answer

      A hiring manager will be able to tell a lot about your personality by learning about your other career interests. If you could do anything over, what would you do, and why?

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  • 24.

    What are your salary expectations?

      How to Answer

      The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example. Be open, and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary based questions arise.

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  • 25.

    How do you feel about performance incentives?

      How to Answer

      Performance incentives can be very motivating. Talk to the interviewer about your feelings regarding performance incentives.

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  • 26.

    We are asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?

      How to Answer

      To many employers, the number of years' experience is flexible - so long as you have the results to show for the years that you do have. Talk to the interviewer about your major career successes. This question is the time to sell yourself. Make no apologies for your lack of years!

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  • 27.

    If you had $50,000 to build your own business, what would you do?

      How to Answer

      If money was no object, what kind of business would you start? The interviewer will be able to learn something new and unique about you through this question. Avoid answers that would include building a business that competes with the hiring company.



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  • 28.

    What unique qualities about yourself would you bring to our company?

      How to Answer

      There are some things that your resume cannot do. Showing off your fabulous personality is one of them, for instance! Talk to the interviewer about some of your unique qualities and be sure to tie these qualities into how they will benefit the company, should they hire you.

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  • 29.

    Looking at your resume, you've had a number of job changes, what would make me think that you will stay with our company?

      How to Answer

      Most hiring managers will consider more than two jobs in the past five years to be frequent movement. Take some time to explain your career progression to the interviewer. Be sure to avoid speaking poorly of any of your previous employers. This question is not the time to ramble on about how your former company did you wrong. The only appropriate answer is a short and sweet one.

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  • 30.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

      How to Answer

      Are you someone who can handle stress on the job? How do you manage the stressful times? Talk to the interviewer about your ability to control pressure in the workplace.

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  • 31.

    We are looking for team players at Balenciaga. What role do you usually take in team projects?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer truly wants to understand the role that you naturally take on, when put into a team-based environment. If you tend to take the lead, let the interviewer know this, but avoid sounding overbearing. If you usually like to generate new ideas and allow someone else to execute them, share your creative side but express that you prefer for others to take the lead.

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  • 32.

    What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?

      How to Answer

      Some great qualities of a manager are:
      - Being someone who people naturally want to follow
      - Exceptional interpersonal skills
      - Strong relationship building skills
      - Taking ownership for the team's errors and mistakes
      - Excelling at motivating others
      - Providing kudos/recognition to your team
      - Knowing how to select and hire the right people to join the team
      - Having a vision for the future

      These are just a few to get started! With which qualities do you most identify?

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  • 33.

    What is your personal mission statement?

      How to Answer

      Not everyone has a mission statement or personal mantra just off the cuff. In business, especially when entering leadership, this is an important question to ponder. Do you have a quote that inspires you or a saying that you grew up with that resonates with you?

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