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At Laura Ashley Limited we prefer to hire those with experience in manufacturing. Do you have any exposure to a manufacturing, production, or mill environment?
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1.
At Laura Ashley Limited we prefer to hire those with experience in manufacturing. Do you have any exposure to a manufacturing, production, or mill environment?
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.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"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 Laura Ashley Limited, if given the opportunity."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"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 Laura Ashley Limited."
2.
In your opinion, what do you feel has been the biggest advancement in the clothing and textiles industry over the past 10 years?
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.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"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."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"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.
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 Laura Ashley Limited, be sure to address that. Avoid any objections from the hiring manager when it comes to offering you the role.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I understand that Laura Ashley Limited 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."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"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 Laura Ashley Limited 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?
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?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have studied and worked with NAFTA regulations for the past eight years. I would consider myself an expert when it comes to the rules and regulations surrounding free trade."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I have a small amount of exposure to NAFTA but will commit myself to learning the ins and outs so that I am ready to apply my knowledge before starting this role with Laura Ashley Limited."
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Who do you feel are the biggest competitors of Laura Ashley Limited?
It is essential that you have researched Laura Ashley Limited 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 Laura Ashley Limited and their ability to beat out their competitors.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have researched the competitive space and feel that the more significant competitors of Laura Ashley Limited are A, B, and C. Even though they are competitors, I feel that Laura Ashley Limited brings the strongest reputation in customer service and product quality."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Every organization has competitors, and if I were to guess, I would say that your biggest competitors are companies X, Y, and Z. With that said, I think that Laura Ashley Limited does an incredible job of standing out in the crowd. Your branding is impeccable, and you have a great reputation for how you treat your employees and clients."
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