Everyone has a different expectation for how many hours they would like to work, and the interviewer is simply learning what your expectations are. Before arriving at your interview, have a number of hours in mind that will work well with your schedule. If you need to work 35 hours a week to pay your bills, share that you expect 35 hours per week. If you are a student and want to work 10-15 hours per week around your school schedule, share this. Whatever your personal needs are, simply share them with the interviewer.
As with any job interview, we recommend that you visit the company website before attending your interview to gain a little information about the company. Come prepared with 4 or 5 facts to share with the interviewer that you learned from your research. You might share that you know Victoria's Secret has more than 1,100 stores. You might share that you know Victoria's Secret has established bra, panty, swimwear, fragrance, and lingerie lines. Or, you might mention that Victoria's Secret has a fabulous semi-annual sale that you love attending!
The interviewer wants to hear that you are excited about working at Victoria's Secret. Victoria's Secret aims to help women feel beautiful. Tell the interviewer why you look forward to being a part of something as an employee of Victoria's Secret. Recognize that you would be helping create an environment where friends and family spend time together. Be excited that you would be encouraging women through helping them feel good about themselves. And, acknowledge that you would be the setting for many birthday gift and holiday gift selections. Be excited to share that you would get to be a part of something great by being an employee at Victoria's Secret!
The interviewer wants to hear that you plan to be at Victoria's Secret long-term. If you are a student, tell the interviewer that you plan to stay at Victoria's Secret through graduation, and then share what career or further education you hope to be pursuing at that five-year mark. If Victoria's Secret offers careers in your field, such as management, be sure to mention that you would be open to considering a career in your field at Victoria's Secret if one is available upon graduating. If you are not a student, no problem! Simply share that you see yourself working at Victoria's Secret long-term! You may even mention that you hope to have received a promotion by the five year mark.
Yes, you do! Part of working at Victoria's Secret is giving people advice about fashion choices when they ask for your opinion, and the interviewer wants to hear that you are comfortable doing this. Tell the interviewer that you enjoy talking to people about fashion, and you look forward to helping customers make great fashion choices. Mention that you are excited to help moms pick out gifts for their daughters and husbands pick out gifts for their wives.
Be candid with the interviewer, and share how often you visit a Victoria's Secret. You might share that you typically visit the store two times per year to stock up, and you visit when you have coupons for free products. You might mention that you visit Victoria's Secret during the semi-annual sale as well as during the holiday season. Or, you may share that you visit a couple of times per month because you just can't pass it up when you are already at the mall!
The interviewer wants to know that you can promote Victoria's Secret by personally having experience with their stores. What keeps you coming back to Victoria's Secret over-and-over again? Is it the quality of their product? Is it the nice selection that they have? Do you enjoy their pajama selection? Or, do you really love the smell of their fragrance products? Whatever you enjoy most about the store, now is the time to share it!
Think of all those fun bins near the checkout lines! Have you ever tried a lip gloss? Do you own any of the fantastic fragrance products, body lotions, or body washes? Tell the interviewer which products you own, and share why you like the product. You might say that you love you lip gloss because it looks great in photos!
Absolutely! Being a part of Victoria's Secret means being a part of a team, and the interviewer wants to hear that you are willing to help out where needed. Simply tell the interviewer that you are definitely open to working on the PINK team or anywhere else in the store where help is needed.
Victoria's Secret is not hush-hush, but it is unmentionable(s). The largest subsidiary of Limited Brands (based on sales) is also North America's #1 specialty retailer of women's intimate apparel, operating about 1,040 mostly mall-based Victoria's Secret and 250-plus La Senza lingerie stores throughout the US and Canada. Bras, panties, hosiery, swimwear, shoes, and more are sold under the Victoria's Secret brand and grouped in collections such as Dream Angels and Very Sexy. Many Victoria's Secret lingerie stores also sell beauty products. Its sister company Victoria's Secret Direct mails about 400 million of its sexy catalogs per year, offering intimate apparel, women's clothing, and footwear.