OOTD: Job interview

September 26, 2010

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Blazer: Tesco (!) *** Dress: Awear *** Tights: Dunnes *** Shoes: Dunnes *** Hair clips: Forever 21 *** Bracelet: Primark *** Rings: Forever 21, Primark and Topshop *** Necklace: Forever 21 *** Clutch: Primark


I feel like my face looks very "chalky" in these pictures! I love fall and winter but the lighting in my room is not too good for these next few months once its after 3pm! I also switched to using .jpeg format instead of .png for my pictures which means faster loading times but lower picture quality and that is really bugging me! Do you guys prefer to see high quality pictures or faster loading pictures? Anyways, moving along..

I got the job!

Rewinding back to Friday: After 20 minutes of trying to twist it with my tweezers I still couldn't get my lip piercing jewelery out (which made me double stressed!) When I got to the city I popped into my favorite piercing studio and they were really helpful and had the studs out in a few seconds! I ran back to my cab and the driver couldn't find the hotel, he went down a lot of side streets/alleys to "avoid" traffic but we ended up on the other side of the city. I got there eventually and just on time!

I went inside to register, pick up my name tag and then I made my way to the waiting area. There were already 2 groups of girls on each side of the room talking amongst themselves and I just felt so awkward so I took a seat alone in the middle! Aha. After about 30 seconds I spoke to another girl who came in alone and every time someone new came in they joined our group, it was really nice getting to know them and it made the whole group interview easier.

The whole interview process was certainly..different! It was a group interview and there were between 20 and 25 other girls. When we entered the main interview room I snagged a seat in the front row and the lady announced it was going to be similar to an X-factor audition (minus the singing, thank god!)
I was picked as the first girl to tell the group about myself in 10 seconds, I just said my name, age and that I have a plus size fashion blog. I didn't stand up so when about 70% of the other girls did I felt like I had possibly let myself down very early! After we all introduced ourselves we had to answer questions about customer service, why we want to work for Forever 21, etc. I made sure to let them know that I know about the brand in my answers (how they expanded from 40 to 500 stores between 1997 and 2010, they print John 3:16 on the bags, etc) At the end of that "round" they cut the group down to 7 girls including me.

Then we moved on to round 2 which was styling outfits. We were put in pairs, I got paired with a girl I had made friends with which was great! We were given an occasion to put an outfit together for. Ours was "a girl on her first date" and we decided that she was going for drinks so the outfit had to be fancy. I think ours was pretty hard because there was only 2 dresses on the rail and one of them would have been unflattering on anyone over a size 8! In the end we went with a black lace dress, long silver necklace, black peeptoe platform heels, leopard clutch, red blazer and described why we picked everything. After that round the women interviewing us went to the back of the room to discuss it. I was so nervous yet excited, I didn't think I would get to the third round because one of the women had questioned why we didn't use scarves or tights like she suggested (I replied that the scarf would have distracted from the necklace and the shoes have open toes so tights wouldn't have worked too well) After 2 minutes they came back and 3 of us were picked to go to round 3!

Round 3 was just a 1:1 interview with one of the managers of the new store, she was so friendly (and pretty!), she really made the whole interview fun which helped my nerves! I had to answer about 6 questions relating to the job (what would I do in certain situations, obstacles I overcame, etc) then she said I was hired and told me a little about the store. I made sure to shake hands/thank the women who did the other rounds on the way out, I am so incredibly happy that I got the job! Now lets just hope they let me work in the Faith 21 section. My orientation day is at the end of next month, I can't wait to get started. If anyone is interested, the store is 70,000 sq ft and it will have every F21 line (faith, kids, mens, etc) and it opens in mid November.


forever 21 employee card
forever 21 employee card

Thank you all for the "good luck" comments, emails, tweets, etc! I have so many blogs and comments to catch up on tomorrow!

Hope you all had a fab weekend.

Ps. My UK readers - who are your current Xfactor favorites? I'm quite liking Katie Waissel and Matt Cardle. I have a little crush on Marlon McKenzie, hes very handsome!

xoxo

58 comments:

  1. congrats honey!! that's amazing! and you look so lovely :) xo

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  2. aaaah, yay! so pleased for you lady! - and you look awesome in your job interview outfit! - let us know how you get on with the new store too - soo exciting! x
    girlinthecityglasgow.blogspot.com

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  3. Congratulations!! You are obviously very suited for this job & you dressed so well for it, your outfit is amazing. :)
    Kyrie x

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  4. I already sent congrats via twitter, but I send them again! You look so stylishly put together. Give me a blazer and a pair of tights and I am happy:-)

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  5. Ooh yay - congratulations :)

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  6. Yay congratulations! Love that store, and especially the Faith 21 section :-) I hope you love working there!

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  7. I knew you would do great!!!

    Congrats!!

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  8. Thay are opening a Forever 21 in Birmingham to, I applied online, haven't heard anything yet, not looking good, how long did it take for them to reply to you hun? COngratulations on getting the job, you deserve it xx

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  9. Congratulations! So pleased for you :) The new store sounds fabulosa, and I'm loving your dress in this post. xxx

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  10. Congrats!! That is so exciting! Also I love the dress you are wearing, the bows on it are so cute! My friend and I really enjoy reading your blog, and find you very refreshing. Looking forward to another post!

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  11. Congrats! also, I want your rings hehe

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  12. congratulations! and i love the dress :)

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  13. I've never heard of a job interview like that, very intersting.
    Congrats! Forever21 seems like a fab place to be working. Have tons of fun with it, and well.. work hard. :)

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  14. Congrats, you look dashing. <3 xo

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  15. Congratulations!!!! That is so great! You are going to do an amazing job! They are lucky to have you!
    XOXO

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  16. Lovee this outfit, too cute! And congrats on the job!

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  17. aww congratulation :) you look so great! nice outfit

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  18. congrats! this outfit is smashing, loves it. :)

    www.bishella.blogspot.com

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  19. congratulations! I love your jewellery and clutch here and hey- I hope you use your employee discount well :D

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  20. WOW i read it all ! it was soo interesting the way u described the whole day @ the interview! by the way, loved the way u match ur dress with ur rings and all the accesories! u defo deserve a designer position :D

    xx,
    JON
    http://jonathonfashionvictim.blogspot.com

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  21. well done : ) you're so the best person for the job! x

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  22. Oooh! Congratulations! I'M so glad you got the job! You totally deserve it :)

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  23. What did I tell you!?!?! :D No luck needed, you definitely had that one! Congrats miss girlie!!! YAY!!!

    I've had girls write me before asking me what they should wear to a Forever 21 interview, and you definitely showed up and showed out! You look beautiful! xoxo!

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  24. cute! love all the touches of pearl! and that clutch....wow!

    ~L~
    www.AvidAccents.blogspot.com

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  25. Eeek! Well done!

    I really love the outfit too - just perfect for the poccasion. x

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  26. Adorable as always
    http://washingtondcfashion.blogspot.com/

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  27. congrats!!! Your outfit is so nice!! love the dress

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  28. congrats on getting the job!!! loving everything about this outfit, I adore bows!!

    http://georgiapeach83.blogspot.com/

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  29. Seus looks são lindos. Amei!!
    Beijos

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  30. Congratulations! I have to say, this outfit is perfect. Love the bows and those ballet flats bring back such happy memories!

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  31. I TAGGED YOU FOR AN AWARD!:)
    Check it out!

    www.miryamoquendo.blogspot.com

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  32. Congratulations on the Forever 21 deal. Your outfit looks beautiful here. Beautifully styled and well dressed you are in these pictures. johnbmarine.blogspot.com (John's Blog Space)

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  33. cute outfit and congrats on the job!
    i have had so many of my friends work at the forever21s we have here and none lasted more than a year. the discount was pretty crap too, the only perk was um having a job haha. not saying to discourage you, but either way that means more ootd!!

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  34. superbes photos, et j'aime beaucoup tes bagues et bracelets.
    Très jolie cette robe, qui te porte très bien avec ton blazer

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  35. Congrats! Cute outfit :)

    On the XFactor note I like Matt Cardle too, he's got a beautiful voice.

    x x

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  36. cute outfit glad you got the job...doesnt seem like forever 21 in my area puts you through such a strenuous situation oh my!!! but thats amazing that you got it hooray congrats!!!

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  37. Congrats on the job! Fantastic blog :) I really adore your style! xo

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  38. congratulations on the job honey! you looked absolutely gorgeous! xoxo avs

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  39. congrats!! I went to my audtion for the new Birmingham Bullring store today and got the job too! :D My orientation day is 28th oct day after you wooo lol :) xx

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  40. I love your outfit, the dress with bows is adorable! Congratulations on the job, I love Forever 21! They just opened a huge one like that where I am too. :)

    Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

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  41. First up, congrats on getting such an amazing job. Second, Forever 21 is coming to Ireland WAAAH! I never knew. The shipping was always too pricey for me to buy stuff online.

    I love the quality of your photos but I guess I'd go for faster loading time if they weren't loosing out too much. How do you get such amazing light? Do you use and special lights? Your pics are always so gorgeous :)

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  42. Awwww...I'm sooo happy for you! So next time I'm in Dublin I have to check it out. And say hi to you if you're there :D

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Diana

    Songs and Fairy Tales

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  43. oh woww! congratz for your job!!! it's F21 and amazing!

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  44. Congratulations on the job!! I love that clutch!

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  45. Congrats on the job! I love your style, it's so girly and cute!

    http://alison-elle.blogspot.com

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  46. Your new follower. :)

    Eeek, so pretty! :D I love the shoes and the ring btw. ;)

    And congratulations that you got the job! :D

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  47. Love this look, and congrats on the new job!

    Adrienne
    http://lolarocksclothing.blogspot.com/

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  48. Can't belive f21 is coming to Dublin! This will make a trip to the capitol so worth it!!!!

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  49. OMG!! Congratz to the new job, awesome! I wish you all the luck! I'm so jealous! :P LOVE.

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