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The Fashion Industry’s Most Common Interview Questions

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StyleCareers.com conducted a brief survey on fashion industry interview questions.  Our goal was to gather data that would help job seekers better prepare themselves for interviews.  The idea was to find out the most common questions asked by fashion industry recruiters AND the questions candidates had the most trouble answering so that job seekers could prepare for them in advance.

We also contrasted the recruiters’ answers with a survey conducted on job seekers’ least favorite interview questions.

Approximately 150 fashion industry recruiters and about 400 fashion industry job seekers participated in the surveys. Here are the results…


MOST LIKELY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

The gray bar represents the interview questions fashion industry recruiters and hiring managers ask in every interview.  The pink bar represents the least favorite interview questions of fashion industry job seekers.

 

MOST DIFFICULT QUESTIONS:

The gray bar represents interview questions asked by fashion industry recruiters and hiring managers that job seekers have the most difficulty answering.  The pink bar represents the least favorite interview questions of fashion industry job seekers.

 

OUR ADVICE

Our advice is to write-up answers to the most frequently asked interview questions and then refine the written answers into clear and concise language.  Practice delivering the answers in the mirror and to friends.  With video recording devices as readily available as they are, it is not a bad idea to record the answers to your questions, using the playback to critique yourself.

Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.