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Fashion Designer Interview Questions

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Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion to the Creative Designer, and he/she ignored it?

How to Answer

Answer this question by providing examples of your ability to remain calm, collected and professional at all times. Lastly, provide an example of a situation reflecting your ability to handle criticism. If this situation never happened to you, tell the interviewer how you would hypothetically handle such a situation.



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25 Fashion Designer Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion to the Creative Designer, and he/she ignored it?

      How to Answer

      Answer this question by providing examples of your ability to remain calm, collected and professional at all times. Lastly, provide an example of a situation reflecting your ability to handle criticism. If this situation never happened to you, tell the interviewer how you would hypothetically handle such a situation.



      1st Answer Example

      "This never happened to me. However, should it happen, I would remain calm and professional, and would do my best to follow up with the Creative Designer so as to obtain feedback. I always welcome constructive criticism as it enables me to better myself and improve my work."

  • 2. Why are you the best candidate for our company?

      How to Answer

      Ensure to review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the duties involved and the qualifications required from the successful incumbent. Also ensure to review the company website/social media pages to familiarize yourself with the company, including the programs and services offered by the employer.



      Answer this question by emphasizing your educational qualifications, experience and personality traits, which provide evidence of your suitability for this role. Furthermore do your best to answer by including something you saw on the job description or website to show you did your due diligence before the interview and that you are serious about working for this employer specifically.



      1st Answer Example

      "You should hire me because I have the right educational and professional qualifications that you require, as well as the right personality traits. I am a hardworking professional, a team player and have excellent relationship building skills. I also saw on your website that you are in (X industry) and this is precisely the industry I wish to establish myself in because (X reasons why, such as skills previously acquired in that area). I am looking for a long-term opportunity and wish to grow within the organization."

  • 3. Tell me about your educational qualifications, and how they will contribute to your success in this position.

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer the degrees and certifications that you have, by emphasizing the ones that will help you succeed in this role.



      1st Answer Example

      "I hold a Bachelor's degree in (X) from (X university) and (X) Certificate from (X university). Based upon these courses of study, what I have learned, and the projects I have worked on throughout my studies, I know that these qualifications will undoubtedly help me be highly successful on the job."

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      "I hold a masters' degree in fashion design. Based upon this, what I have learned, and the design and construction projects I have worked on throughout my studies, these qualifications will undoubtedly help me be highly successful on the job."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Your high level of education should be music to the interviewers' ears :) I recommend going even deeper into some of the coursework and completed projects from your post-secondary past that you know will help you to be successful in this job.

  • 4. How do you stay up to date with fashion?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to ensure you keep yourself updated of changes in the industry to remain current, highly knowledgeable and at the top of your field.



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  • 5. In what area of design do you wish to specialize in?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your goals as a Fashion Designer related to the company you are applying for, and by ensuring to emphasize you wish to grow within the organization. The interviewer wants to ensure you will commit to the employer and will not leave should another opportunity present itself at another company.



      It is mandatory to review the company website and social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the company, industry and services offered.



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  • 6. Tell me about the software you have experience using to produce designs.

      How to Answer

      Ensure to review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the software and programs required for this role, and try to mention one (or several) of the software or programs listed (should you be knowledgeable in any of those listed).



      Should none be listed, mention the ones you use the most by emphasizing that you will remain willing to undertake training as required by the employer. This will show commitment to the employer and that you are serious about this position.



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  • 7. What skills are important for a successful career in fashion design?

      How to Answer

      Always review the job description before the interview to familiarize yourself with the personality traits required from the successful incumbent.



      Answer this question by mentioning some of the skills listed on the job posting, if outlined, and provide an example of these skills in a professional capacity. Alternatively, provide your top skills, which you believe will highly benefit you in this role, and provide an example of these skills in a professional setting, preferably related to the type of position you applied for.



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  • 8. What is your favorite part about being a Fashion Designer?

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      Tell the interviewer about your passion for this career and what you look the most forward to in this position. Review the job posting before your interview to familiarize yourself with the duties involved, and mention one or many duties that you look the most forward to, and why.



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  • 9. How do you handle stress and pressure?

      How to Answer

      Employers are looking for individuals who can perform under stress and pressure. For instance, tell the interviewer you remain calm, professional and productive under stress and when faced with numerous deadlines.



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  • 10. What is your greatest weakness, and what are you doing to improve it?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer what your greatest weakness is, however by ensuring that this weakness can be a strength in this position.



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  • 11. Where do you see yourself in ten years?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your career goals in ten years from now. Ensure to link your career goals to the company you are applying for to show the interviewer you can be a long-term asset for the company and that you are looking for stability.



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  • 12. What are your greatest strengths, and how will they help you as a Fashion Designer?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer your greatest strengths which you believe will help you be successful in this role.



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  • 13. Tell me about an accomplishment you are the most proud of.

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about the accomplishment you are the most proud of, preferably in a professional capacity and related to the position you are applying for. Alternatively, provide any accomplishment in another professional capacity, in a volunteer capacity, or in a university setting.



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  • 14. Who are your favorite designers?

      How to Answer

      Review the job posting and company website/social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the designers you will be working with as a Fashion Designer, or designers the company has or will soon be working with. This is a way to show the interviewer you did your due diligence before the interview and that you are serious about this employer.



      Ensure to answer by providing examples preferably included on the posting or company website/social media pages, including your own experience in similar roles, if you have any. Also add the reasons why these are favorite designers of yours. Alternatively simply mention why some of the designers listed on the job posting or company website/social media pages are designers you look forward to working with the most.



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  • 15. How have you, or would you, deal with conflicts that emerge in a professional environment?

      How to Answer

      Give the interviewer an example of your conflict resolution skills, past or future, i.e., how you have dealt, or would deal, with conflict at work. If you do not have any example in a professional situation, you can provide an example of conflict in a university setting.



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  • 16. What do you enjoy most about working in a team environment?

      How to Answer

      Ensure to review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the work involved. At the time of the interview, you should know whether this position entails mostly independent or team work. As such, should the position entails team work, you should answer this question by emphasizing your love of team work.



      Should you not answer adequately as per the duties involved, you may be automatically disqualified - for instance, if you answer you prefer independent work and dislike team work when applying for a position that mostly entails team related duties. Not only will this show you are unsuitable for this position as you did not do your due diligence beforehand (as you did not read the job posting before applying for the position (nor before the interview)), but the interviewer may also believe you are simply looking for any job without being serious about working for this company particularly.



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  • 17. How well do you take criticism? Give me an example.

      How to Answer

      Answer this question by providing examples of your ability to remain calm, collected and professional at all times. Lastly, provide an example of a situation reflecting your ability to handle criticism. If such a situation never happened to you, tell the interviewer how you would hypothetically handle such a situation.



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  • 18. Where do you see yourself in five years from now?

      How to Answer

      Answer by telling the interviewer about your short-term goals, however by ensuring your goals are related to the position and company you applied for.



      Should your short-term goals significantly differ from the position or company, the interviewer may assume you will leave eventually the position if hired, for a better opportunity at another company, should one presents itself. As a result, you may be instantly disqualified.



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  • 19. What are your goals as a Fashion Designer?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your goals as a Fashion Designer related to the company you are applying for, and by ensuring to emphasize you wish to grow within the organization. The interviewer wants to ensure you will commit to the employer and will not leave should another opportunity presents itself at another company.



      It is mandatory to review the company website and social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the company, industry and services offered.



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  • 20. What motivates you as a Fashion Designer?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your passion for this career, what motivates you to be the best in your field, and what you look forward to the most in this position.



      Review the job posting before your interview to familiarize yourself with the duties involved, and mention one or many duties that you look the most forward to (related to your motivation), and why. This will show the interviewer that you are passionate about your work and that you also did your due diligence before your interview.



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  • 21. What do you know about our target audience, and how do you relate to it?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your knowledge of the company's target audience as per the job posting and company website/social media pages. Always conduct your due diligence before an interview by reviewing the job description, company website and social media pages to familiarize yourself with the company, industry, clients and work involved. It is also important to show the interviewer you did not apply to the advertised position simply because you are looking for just any job, but that you wish to work for this company specifically.



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  • 22. What trends do you currently see in the fashion industry?

      How to Answer

      It is imperative to always conduct your due diligence before an interview by reviewing the job description, company website and social media pages to familiarize yourself with the company and work involved.



      Tell the interviewer about fashion trends you have identified in areas specific to the company you applied for. It is important to show the interviewer you did not apply to the advertised position simply because you are looking for just any job, but that you wish to work for this company specifically.



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  • 23. Why did you choose a career as a Fashion Designer?

      How to Answer

      Answer this question by mentioning the reasons why you decided to pursue this career, such as your passion for the field, and experience in your childhood.



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  • 24. How do you relate to our company and our company culture?

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      Always review the job posting and company website/social media pages before an interview to familiarize yourself with the company.



      Answer this question by mentioning something you read on the job posting or website re: company culture, and provide a reason as to why this is the right environment for you and how much of an asset you will be for them.



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  • 25. What do you know about our company?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your knowledge of the company you applied for. It is imperative to always conduct your due diligence before an interview by reviewing the job description, company website and social media pages to familiarize yourself with the company and work involved. It is also important to show the interviewer you did not apply to the advertised position simply because you are looking for just any job, but that you wish to work for this company specifically.



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