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26 Sephora Interview Questions
Question 1 of 26
What are your career aspirations beyond this job?
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Everyone has some dream or aspirations on where their career could go. When you think about the future, what comes to mind? Openly share with the interviewer where you'd like to see your job take you. Be sure to include how you feel this particular company would fit in with those specific aspirations.

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"I have some pretty lofty career aspirations, and after researching your organization and learning more about this position, I feel that this role fits with my future aspirations. I would love to see myself promoted based on my hard work and results, eventually managing my branch, then become a regional director."
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"I haven't thought of career aspirations beyond this role because this position is a goal that I have set my sights on for quite some time. The leadership component that you offer, as well as the continued education opportunities, are immense for me, and my primary focus at this time."
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Question 2 of 26
If you were the successful candidate, how much notice would you require to give your current employer?
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The interviewer would like to know if you plan to give notice to your current employer, or if you can start right away. It is always a good decision to show the potential employer that you would provide the professional courtesy of notice to your current place of employment.

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"I would like to give my current employer the professional courtesy of 2 weeks' notice. I can begin immediately after that."
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"If you have a vacation booked, this is the perfect time to discuss that as well. "I am on vacation until December 27th and can begin immediately after that."
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Question 3 of 26
Why do you consider yourself a team player?
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Working well on a team requires you to have solid interpersonal skills and self-awareness. Interpersonal skills help you to communicate and relate to others. Having the ability to empathize, listen and encourage others are all interpersonal skills. Some additional examples are showing respect, being proactive and creative. Many of your strengths may also contribute to your ability to work well in teams. Self-awareness means that you know yourself well enough to recognize some of your flaws and areas you can grow. You also know what motivates you and what your strengths are. Share a few of your best qualities that make you a team player.

Answer Example
"I recognize that there may be days where I need to perform duties outside of my usual job description to help out. For instance, in my current role, I may occasionally need to spend additional time mentoring and coaching new employees to ensure they fit in with the team. This responsibility creates a tighter timeline for my other important deadlines; however, I see that the end goal is to create a well-oiled machine and that cannot happen without everyone being equally trained."
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"I have always considered myself a team player; I enjoy the interactions and positive energy a team environment creates. My favorite team environment was at my last beauty salon. The energy was incredible, and I believe the customers took notice. I hope to create the same environment here."
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Question 4 of 26
Are you applying for any other jobs?
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The interviewer is looking for answers to a few points when asking this question.

1. Sephora wants to know what kind of timeline is present before you are scooped up by another organization.
2. They want to know how discerning you are with your job applications.
3. They want to know the types of roles that interest you.
4. They want to hear that they are your top choice.

You can certainly discuss your search but avoid giving too many details. Give the interviewer enough to satisfy the question without revealing your entire search. Some mystery is okay here.

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"I recently started my search and had found some interesting job postings related to my makeup artistry education; however, this role with Sephora is the position I am most enthusiastic about."
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"I am keeping an eye out for viable positions. Although I am not in final stages with any other company, I am actively seeking a new position."
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Question 5 of 26
How do you feel about performance incentives?
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Question 6 of 26
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 7 of 26
Describe to me your ideal employer.
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Question 8 of 26
Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
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Question 9 of 26
Judging by your resume, you appear to be overqualified for this position. What would keep you here, if you were offered the position?
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Question 10 of 26
Would your former or current boss describe you as a worker who gladly goes the extra mile to complete their tasks?
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Author of Sephora 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: 05/19/2018
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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Question 11 of 26
Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?
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Question 12 of 26
When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?
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Question 13 of 26
How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?
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Question 14 of 26
At Sephora we put a lot of effort into our branding. In your opinion, how do we stand out from our competitors?
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Question 15 of 26
When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?
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Question 16 of 26
When were you able to resolve a problem within work?
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Question 17 of 26
Tell me about your most recent visit to a Sephora store. What was your experience like?
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Question 18 of 26
We put great effort into being the best in our industry. In your opinion, what can Sephora improve on?
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Question 19 of 26
At Sephora we have an important dress code for all employees. Are you willing to comply?
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Question 20 of 26
The hours at Sephora can include evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime. Do you have a flexible schedule?
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Question 21 of 26
At Sephora we always want our customers to feel valued and welcome. If a customer broke a product in-store before purchasing it, what would you do?
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Question 22 of 26
At Sephora we prefer to hire those with formal training in beauty, makeup, or other related fields. Walk me through your relative training.
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Question 23 of 26
Name your favourite Sephora product and why it's your favourite.
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Question 24 of 26
At Sephora we seek to hire those who have a true passion for the beauty industry. How do you stay up to date on industry trends?
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Question 25 of 26
The beauty industry is very competitive. Why do you want to work for Sephora?
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Question 26 of 26
We take customer service very seriously at Sephora. If a customer wanted to return a makeup product that had been significantly used, what would you do?
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About Sephora

Sephora is a French brand and chain of cosmetics stores founded in Paris in 1970.

Sephora originates from "sephos", which is Greek for "beauty" and the name Zipporah, the exceptionally beautiful wife of Moses in the Book of Exodus. The Sephora logo is a white "S" shaped flame against a black background.

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