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Updated Jul 27, 2014
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I applied online - interviewed at H&M in May 2013.

Interview Details When I got interviewed to become a sales advisor for H&M I received a phone call by the store manager. Although I missed her call she was easy to reach back and was extremely nice. She asked me if it was a convenient time to talk to her and of course I replied yes. The phone interview was very straight forward and brief she basically asked me about my work experience and availability. H&M Prefers people with retail experience especially in the bigger, fast past ones. I had more then a year of retail experience and my availability was open ( major plus). She also reminded me that I could not keep my current job because it was a competitor, so if you come from forever 21, children's place you have to leave it!. I was fine with that of course! She continued and asked me for my salary and I told her 8.00 she offered me 11 which I was more then happy to take. However guys don't do the same mistake and ask for more. If you have the experience H&M will negotiate and they are a very good paying retail company.
 Going forward my interview went great she was brief and told me to come in for an interview that same week in her store. When I went in for a interview I was interviewed by the same person ( the store manager) and the department manager so I had double the pressure. However they were very nice and of course I did amazing. They started of the interview by telling me exactly " tell me about yourself". So I did by briefly telling them my work history and my plans with school. They were interested in my school and asked me these other questions. 1. Why H&M? which if you want answer you don't deserve to even work there. Make sure you know the basic H&M history and of course their amazing fashion. I reminded them that I waited on turning 18 just to work for a company that I myself was a proud customer of. 2. H&M is a fast paste store, what makes you think you can handle that? but seriously what makes you think you can. I recommend only applying if you have the retail experience. If you have retail experience in a fast past environment make sure to mention that and a successful moment you had with a stressful situation. 3. Fun Fact was definitely my top voted tricky question. Mostly that was the 2nd interview they loved my responses. So retail experience is a plus.
Make sure to emphasize efficacy and responsibility and show they are your values !
Go in positive. They told me they would call me in a week to give me the final answer. I believed they called me in 3 days and my 3rd interview was just paper work and I was hired ! P.S h&m does do a back ground check so if it matters keep that in mind !

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Negotiation Details – I got what I wanted which was my part time job but I a month they offered me full time. They do if they see you work hard. Negotiate above 11 I wish I did but it is still better then minimum wage . hope this helped !


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Part-time Sales Advisor
Pasadena, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at H&M in July 2014.

Interview Details This is a detailed review on my interview experience with H&M. I hope this helps someone out there looking to apply with H&M as I strongly encourage you do so after my interview process and a brief introduction into the company. There seems to be a lot of growth and opportunities provided if you work hard enough and show your interest.

 I applied recently on June 21, 2014.

Phone Interview and The Interview Process -
There was a phone interview before receiving an invitation to come in for a first interview. I applied online before this whole process (of course). And you must be at least 18 so I applied practically after my 18th birthday. The first interview was between the store director who I spoke with on the phone and a supervisor who was there to take notes and observe. I wore something semi-formal to feel comfortable, but to look put together. They emphasize on individualism and creativity; so don't be afraid to really show them your true personality and of course style. Also, there isn't a strict dress code so that's a major plus and you are allowed to have piercings and tattoos, but as an employee its always best to look presentable and not like you rolled out of bed straight to work. Back to the interview. The first interview lasted 15 minutes which was pretty short considering I arrived early (15 minutes) and was called in at the time the interview was supposed to be held and then was asked nearly the same questions on the phone. So I again felt repetitive but now they could put my face to my answers and probably noticed the consistency in my responses because honesty is key.
After my interview I went to hang out around the area and received a call 2-3 hours after the interview to schedule the second interview. Since it was fourth of July weekend I already had prior engagements to be out of town and they decided to do the second interview the next day which I was more than happy to get it out of the way and it made me more excited to speak to the store manager and it was one step closer to a job.
The second interview was practically similar to the first. I felt like I was just as comfortable and was asked yet again the same questions and surprisingly was not thrown any hard balls. I felt like I made a good impression on the store manager and I was complemented on a couple of my responses as I made sure I mentioned how excited I was to be working here and I liked to stay organize and eventually dabble in Visual Merchandising if I stayed with the company. She liked my responses and told me after another 15 minute interview that she'd call me after Monday or Tuesday once she spoke with the two other managers who interviewed me.

Job Offer -
I wasn't called back on Monday which started to make me doubt on getting the job and I made sure I called Tuesday to make sure I didn't let the job slip away and I wanted to be as fresh in their mind as possible. And as promised the store manager knew she was supposed to respond back to me but she put me on hold again and I received a call from the store director asking me to come in on July 10th for a job offer! So the whole process took about two weeks to actually get a job with them, which I was really fortunate on not be put on hold as I read some people dont hear back for weeks or months. Its smart to be consistent and a bit aggressive to show your interest and your passion for which ever position you may be going for. I filled out all the paper work on the 10th and signed on how much I would be paid and was told when training and my official employment would begin. I start the 22nd of July and training was said to last for two weeks.

Pay & Other Benefits -
The pay was definitely above minimum for my area. Minimum being $9. And I was unaware of the exact pay until the day I came in to sign my contract. I was actually planning on negotiating pay because of my previous work experience and my 'skill level' which I dont know if that matters or not when negotiating but after further research the glassdoor estimation for pay is pretty accurate. It was above what I was going to ask for which pleased me and I did not need to argue, Also they do pay for overtime which my last job did not, but apparently its very rare there. I was not explained discounts or any of the benefits that came with the job probably because I'm part time for now and it might be explained while training, but I looked up discounts out of curiosity and saw it was 25% which is pretty good I guess, and with benefits and higher than average pay there can't be much to complain about.

* I'm sorry for how long this was and how I went off topic a lot, but I was as detailed as possible on my personal experience and I hope this eases some minds for people who want to be a part of the H&M team.. I know I have some friends who don't actually enjoy H&M but I think they're a pretty great company and place to be working.

Interview Question – There was no difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate because the pay was much higher than expected.


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Part Time Sales Advisor
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at H&M in July 2014.

Interview Details I applied online with my CV and covering letter. I then received a phone call and was asked to attend a short interview. I had applied to H&M 36 times with no success. They asked the typical questions that revolves around retail. Why H&M? What are your preferable hours? How long can you take to get here? What skills do you have?

Interview Question – If you were to take control of the store, how would you do it?   Answer Question


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Part-time Sales Advisor
Coventry, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at H&M in June 2010.

Interview Details Completed an online application form which was fairly simple and attached a CV. I was then invited to interview by email. 1 face to face interview which lasted around about 30 minutes. Two people were present a store manager who was asking the questions and department manager who just took notes.

Interview Question – what is your biggest weakness?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, I accepted the job offer when offered over the phone


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Part-time Sales Advisor Interview

Part-time Sales Advisor

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at H&M in May 2014.

Interview Details I applied to H&M on numerous occasions but never got a call.When I decided to to another application it was just my luck that they called me back.When they called me back I was a little surprised. I had my phone interview that must've went well because i was offered a face to face interview. When I went to the interview I was asked questions and was told to tell a little about myself in more depth. At the end I was told that they thought I would be good fit. They had me sign some papers so that they could do there background check.It took almost two months for them to call me back. They called me and basically asked me to come in. They asked me the same questions and then they said they would like to offer me the job.

Interview Question – 7 Values of H&M? & Why do you want to work at H&M?, Why do you think you would be a good fit for store?(H&M)...   Answer Question


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Part-time Sales Advisor
Jacksonville, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at H&M in June 2014.

Interview Details I had applied to H&M many times before only to get a rejection e-mail. This time I saw they were hiring on the job board from the mall and applied. About two weeks later I got a call for a impromptu phone screening. The questions where why do you want to work for H&M? What is your availability? Describe your previous work history? What is your salary requirement? And things of that nature. Two days later I meet with the store manager and she asked similar questions. She wanted to know what experience I had, if I could handle irate customers and meet deadlines. How would my friends describe me and what kind of expectations was I looking for with H&M. The manager was very nice and made me feel at ease. The interview lasted between 30-40 minutes. At the end I had to fill out a background check. That Sunday, five days later I got a job offer and was invited to do paperwork. It still took a few weeks after that before I started training. I really did not think it would take this long to get hired.
It does help to do research about H&M and know ypur strengths and weaknesses. They will ask a lot about your previous work history, things you liked or did not like.

Interview Question – What are your expectations for H&M as a company?   Answer Question


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Part-time Sales Advisor
Buford, GA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at H&M.

Interview Details Applied online got called maybe a week or so later. Went to interview. I read online they like you to dress your own way. Doesn't have to be professional. Showcase your own style. Was asked basic interview questions.

Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

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Part-time Sales Advisor
Santa Barbara, CA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at H&M.

Interview Details Describe the most challenging obstacle you've faced when dealing with a customer? How did you handle it? What are you strengths and weaknesses? What is your passion within fashion? What experience have you had in the past within fashion? Would you call yourself a fashionista?

Interview Question – Describe the most challenging obstacle you've faced when dealing with a customer? How did you handle it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Couldnt negotiate on start day. But eventually negotiated for higher pay when i stayed with company for a year


No Offer

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Part-time Sales Advisor
Jersey City, NJ (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at H&M.

Interview Details Initially was supposed to go in for a group interview but it wasn't for another hour so the manager decided to interview me one on one instead. First, I had to fill out a paper asking where I lived, my social, and phone number. Then I was called into a small office and asked me basic questions. After she told me that she had to fax out my application and I should receive a call in about 5 or 6 days telling me if I should go in for another interview. She said it would a total of 3 interviews. The manager was very polite, and so were the rest of the employees. They were all very nice.

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Part-time Sales Advisor
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at H&M in May 2014.

Interview Details I applied to three different locations online. An H&M Representative called about a week later for a phone interview. Basic questions such as what did I know about the company, previous work experience in retail, why I chose H&M and what I can learn from working there. She gave me an option between two of the three locations I applied from and set up an interview for me in the location I chose for the following week. The second interview was a casual face to face interview with one of the visual managers and a department manager. Basically asked the same questions from the first interview and some situational questions. They asked me to go and wait in the staff room after for a few minutes, called me back in the manager`s room and told me I was hired. ALOT of paperwork to fill out after you`re hired.

Interview Question – What do you know about H&M, What retail experience do you have and describe in detail what duties you had while working in retail, What duties do you think you`ll have as an H&M sales advisor, etc.   View Answer

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