In an interview, a manager will want to know that you can work quickly, but also thoroughly, and that you can work within a team structure. Because Sales Associates play a large role in marketing the merchandise to customers, managers will also ask you about previous marketing experience, or any experience in which you’ve approached and engaged with strangers. If, however, you’re not experienced, and even if your’e not big on social interaction, don’t worry. Stores are still looking for efficient and organized workers for behind-the-scenes projects.
Former Assistant Merchandiser for Gap Canada Kids at Gap, Inc
about 2 years ago
(1) Visit the stores. Be familiar with the products and their customers. Have a point of view on what they do well and where there is opportunity. (2) Familiarize yourself with the direct competition and industry leaders. (3) Pay attention to marketing and pricing. (4) Have examples from your own experience to illustrate why your skill set would be beneficial to Gap (4) Focus on team experiences and taking risks.