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Tell Me About Yourself
My background to date has centered on preparing myself to be a well-rounded merchandising professional. I graduated at UNT with a Bachelor of Science as a dual major in Fashion Merchandising and Digital Retailing.
I have about five years of retail experience. Working at Nordstrom has prompted me to provide leadership with my team in all aspects of customer service which demonstrates my dedication and effectiveness in the retail environment. I am also a photo stylist. I enjoy studying fashion apparel, culture and the things that inspire them.
Why do you want this job?
I want this job because I want to expound my desires for merchandising at another retailer. Right now I am comfortable at Nordstrom and I want to get uncomfortable so I can learn and grow. I want to be in a new sales environment. I need a steady paying job so I can focus on my styling. I also believe I will be a great asset for the company.
What do you know about the company?
Baldwin is a ready-to wear lifestyle brand that started in Kansas city but now is at Los Angeles. The founders are Matt and Emily Baldwin. I would describe the style as minimalist chic. The clothes are sophisticated wardrobe staples for an effortless style. They are most known for their denim and knits.
What can you bring to Baldwin merchandising from your experience at Nordstrom?
With my retail experience I can maximize brand awareness and increase sales by building relationships, using my knowledge of consumer behavior and product knowledge and merchandising skills and just be the backbone to the team. my experiences has gave me the skills in how to properly behave in a sales driven atmosphere.
I demonstrate strong communication and organization skills.
I am comfortable working on my own while receiving remote coaching and supervision. I
possess an outgoing personality..
I have the ability to be flexible and adapt to very dynamic and evolving retail landscape. I have the merchandising foundations down from my experience and academic background.
I am introvert which means im a thinker. When someone asks a question, Im always thinking of an answer or making sure I am going to say the correct things. so in group settings, group meetings or collaborations, I tend to not stand out and not speak up as quickly. This tends to single me out as the weaker which is not true. I can overcome my weakness by writing things out for me to say, or to mentally prepare myself before a meeting so that in the actual meeting, I'll have more planned out to say instead of thinking on the spot. But being an introvert has many positive qualities: like easily not being distracted by outside noise and paying close attention to details, working independently and both collaborative,
Why should we hire you?
You should hire me because I am an experienced sales professional so I can adapt to a new retailer seamlessly and my whole background is built upon Fashion merchandising and studying consumer behavior. I'm an extremely hard worker and I know I will be a great asset to the company.
How much do you want to get paid?
I want to get paid about the same as I get paid at my current job or more. I sell about 18,000 sales per pay period which is equivalent to $18-20 per hour, (we cannot accept your offer), do you have any room to move? What are you looking to counter with? I cannot accept anything lower than $17 an hour. I already have about five years of retail experience, I am knowledgeable about the evolving merchandising industry, my whole background is built on merchandising with my degree at UNT. I basically have all of the skill sets for the position which comes from my academic and retail experience
Do you have any questions?
How many hours a week is considered part time? Are the hours the same every week? What are the daily responsibilities for a sales associate? What are the competitors of Baldwin? (Would you say AG denim, Rag and Bone, Seven Jeans, and FRAME) If so, where would you position the brand with its competitors? What items is Baldwin most known for or whats the popular clothing of the season? I read in a press release that the brand is re positioning itself to lessen the focus on jeans because it will be deemed "too American" which might be problematic with the times and even going through a name change. Will the Dallas market be affected by this change? and what are your thoughts about the change?
Top 3 strengths
i am highly organized, i am creative visually especially in merchandising as i have an eye for design, color and style (being a stylist on the side), I am flexible and can adapt to new environments seamlessly (as its important for the always changing retail environment)
4 words that describe you
confident, adaptable, organized and creative
Why do you want to leave nordstrom?
I want to leave Nordstrom because I've been there for so long and the paycheck fluctuates too much. hours are are long and I decided that I need to move to another retailer so I can focus more on my styling. In the future I am trying to get signed with an styling agency. Right now I am comfortable there, and I don't want to be comfortable because when you are comfortable, you are not learning nor growing. I want a new challenge and I want to see if I can grow with Baldwin.
What made you interested in the job
The minimalist style of the brand drew me in to get to know the brand. I had a talk with a family friend of mines about my goals for 2019. She gave me some good advice. She talked to me about her friend Thomas who works here. I connected with him and here I am!
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