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Nordstrom Interview Questions

20 Nordstrom Interview Questions
Question 1 of 20
How will Nordstrom benefit from hiring you?
How to Answer
The interviewer wants to hear the one unique thing that sets you apart from every other candidate who has applied for this position. Talking about ourselves in this way can be challenging. Reach out to a few co-workers, family members, and friends. Ask them for their opinion on your greatest traits. You'll probably be surprised at the consistency in their responses! Their answers will give you insight into how to answer this question. Tell the interviewer what sets you apart by using different words which will make you a stand-out candidate.

Answer Example
"Nordstrom will benefit from hiring me in a few ways. One, I bring with me a strong Rolodex of clients from my previous commissioned fashion sales role. Second, I come with strong recommendations. I am reliable, eager to sell, and a great face for your well-known and respected brand. I plan to make a strong, and positive, impact immediately after being hired."
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Question 2 of 20
How do you get along with others at work?
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The interviewer wants to gauge if you can maintain healthy relationships in the workplace. They want to know more about the dynamics with your coworkers. Think about what you enjoyed about some of your relationships with past coworkers. Excellent communication, sense of humor, and support are all great qualities that make co-worker relationships healthy and harmonious.

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"I tend to get along well with my coworkers, and if occasionally something comes up, I'm sure to address any issue, so it doesn't get out of hand and create a divisive work environment. I'm always trying to be supportive, and a team player. More than anything, I want always to be positive and respectful towards those with whom I work."
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Question 3 of 20
How often do you shop at Nordstrom?
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Perhaps you are a preferred member, or maybe you have not visited often. Regardless, you should have at least one to two experiences at a Nordstrom store before you head into your interview. You might mention that you like to have two big stock-up shopping trips a year. You might share that you shop at Nordstrom monthly because you just can't pass it up when you are already at the mall. Or, you might share that you love visiting Nordstrom for holidays and events such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduations, Weddings, Baby Showers, and Christmas because it is a great place to get gifts!

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"I love shopping at Nordstrom, and also Nordstrom Rack. The customer service is amazing, and I love the selection offered, as well as the brands. I am in your store once a month, if not more."
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Question 4 of 20
In which department would you most enjoy working?
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Interviewers want to ensure you are placed into a job, within a Nordstrom department, that you will enjoy. Now is the time to share what your perfect fit may be, within their store. Start off by telling the interviewer that you will happily work in any department, but if you were able to choose a department, you would select 'insert your desired department here.' This flexibility will show the interviewer that you are a team player willing to work in other areas to support the store, and it opens that door for the interviewer to place you where you want to be!

Answer Example
"I have always had a penchant for footwear! I know it well and am very familiar with the various labels that you carry. For that reason, I would like to be considered for your footwear department, If this choice is not available, I am willing to be trained in another department such as lingerie, or even handbags."
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Question 5 of 20
Why do you want a career in fashion?
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The interviewer wants to hear that you are excited about working in the fashion industry. What makes you passionate about this field? Perhaps it is your love for design and color. Maybe you enjoy helping people find their style. Or, do you like assisting people to see their style evolve? Whatever makes you passionate about the field, share it with the interviewer.

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"I want a career in fashion because it's a topic that I have a lot of passion for and knowledge in. I like to show people how to dress for their lifestyle and elevate their look without breaking the bank, or being uncomfortable in clothes that aren't the best shape or cut for them."
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 04/17/2012
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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About 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 nordstromrack.com, and its online private sale site, HauteLook.