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Top 20 Nordstrom Interview Questions

Question 1 of 20
How will Nordstrom benefit from hiring you?
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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
What aspect of fashion do you enjoy the most?
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The interviewer wants to learn more about your passion for fashion. Start off by telling the interviewer what makes you excited about the fashion industry. Next, share how you stay on top of new fashion trends. You might share that your favorite aspect is helping people feel good about themselves through fashion, and you love following the latest fashion trends on Pinterest.

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"I love that these days, nearly anything goes. Trendy, vintage throwbacks, mixed prints, celeb influence, and more. It's always evolving and inspirational."
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Question 5 of 20
How many hours do you expect to work per week?
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Question 6 of 20
In which department would you most enjoy working?
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Question 7 of 20
Why do you want a career in fashion?
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Question 8 of 20
Who are your favorite designers?
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Question 9 of 20
Where do you see yourself at Nordstrom in three years?
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Question 10 of 20
Why do you want a job at Nordstrom?
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Author of Nordstrom Answers and Questions

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: 07/01/2018

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Question 11 of 20
Are you a reliable person? Explain.
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Question 12 of 20
What was one of your biggest setbacks, and how did you overcome it?
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Question 13 of 20
Do you enjoy talking to people about fashion?
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In what areas does your fashion knowledge need to be improved upon?
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Question 15 of 20
What do you know about Nordstrom?
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Question 16 of 20
How long do you see yourself working at Nordstrom?
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Question 17 of 20
Tell me about a time that you went above and beyond for a customer?
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Question 18 of 20
When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?
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Question 19 of 20
If I asked you to pick out an outfit in the store right now, what would you pick?
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Question 20 of 20
What type of manager brings out the best in you?
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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.

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