Apply Online or In Person
Popular retail chain Maurices caters to fashions for young, adult women and teenagers. Applicants looking to join stores must submit employment forms online or in-store for hiring consideration.
Process May take Up to a Month
The interview process takes anywhere from a few weeks to a month to complete, with most applicants wrapping up all aspects of the hiring process within a week's time.
Many applicants participate in one job interview during the hiring process. In some cases, phone interviews precede face-to-face meetings. Managerial candidates generally represent the type of worker needing multiple job interviews for employment consideration.
Be Prepared to Sell Your Qualities
When hiring managers interview candidates, the most common directive given to aspiring applicants remains, "Sell yourself to me." Applicants must then use past experiences and personal motivations to work for Maurices to mount convincing cases for candidacy. Job seekers able to blend employment histories and personality into effective employee models generally gain favor during the hiring process.
Applicants may respond to interview questions like: "What are some of your career goals?", "If a customer tries on something that doesn't look flattering, how do you politely direct them toward something that does?", and "Can you tell me something about you that you consider a weakness?"
Applicants should dress trendy and professional throughout the Maurices hiring process. Wearing clothes sold by the brand may help applicants gain favor with hiring managers. Personal appearances in addition to clothing also play a major factor in gaining employment. Well-kempt, highly groomed, and manicured personal appearances represent the kind of expectation the company holds over employees on a daily basis. Job seekers should exercise the same care as associates during the interview process to ensure viable chances of employment.
End Phone Interviews
Following the initial face-to-face interview, the Maurices hiring process moves on to phone interviews. Reserved for successful candidates, phone interviews often serve as formal notifications of employment. Applicants may respond to a select few interview questions during the final phone interview. Workers should prepare answers to at least a couple of follow-up questions, especially reasons for applying.
Maurices Sales Associate Interview Video
Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Maurices Sales Associate: I was a sales support associate, which means I was in the back when they, all the boxes and stuff, all the clothes. I just put the security codes on them, hang them, put them in, you’re not going to put the shorts together, different sizes go together and then you just categorize them and then the girls came and get them and they were already ready to put on the shelf and everything.
Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Maurices Sales Associate: I liked it because my manager was the nicest one ever. She was right there with me the whole time and she let me listen to music. I could be sitting down when I was putting the security tags on all the clothes so I liked it a lot.
Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?
Maurices Sales Associate: The music part of it, time went by so quick. With all the music you’re just listening to music and doing your job and singing along with it and it flies.
Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Maurices Sales Associate: They were advertising on their store that they were hiring so I applied and then she contacted me by email saying that if you wanted to work here go to the interview. They did it in, they have a cafeteria with outlets, it was like three of them, the main manager and then their two assistants. I did it with them while they were eating basically and we just did it. They just asked me all the questions and where I’ve worked before, references.
Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Maurices Sales Associate: “Where did you work before?” I told them I worked at Kroger, I had a lot of customer service, they wanted to know a lot about customer service. “Why are you good for this job? What customer service skills do you have?” Told them I was a courtesy clerk at Kroger so I basically dealt with probably 300, 400 customers every shift I worked there. It was a big store. That was what I told them. They really cared about customer service. That’s number one for them.
Interviewer: How were you notified that you received the job?
Maurices Sales Associate: How was I notified? I think it was by email but I think I also received a phone call. I’m pretty sure I did. How long did it take to get hired? Around 2 weeks, a week or 2, more it’s like 2 weeks. It was pretty fast though, the interview. I was interviewed in probably in 2 or 3 days. Then from there it was you know, cause they were barely opening the store so I had to wait ’til they opened the store. That was another week.
Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Maurices Sales Associate: Well for my position just don’t expect a lot of hours. You’re not going to get 30, 40 hours because you’re going to probably get like 20 hours, part time you know. Sometimes it gets busy so you have to keep up, you can’t just be like same pace all the time because then you probably won’t last long there. Especially in the holidays you have to be available basically 40 hours. If you’re not then, that’s probably the best advice I’d give them.