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    Tomorrow I have an interview with Victoria's Secret and wanted to know if anyone else here has worked for them. What were your experiences? Did you have trouble with co-workers? Positives or negatives?

    I'm extremely nervous about this interview since I've never had a one on one interview for a job before. Any advice? I appreciate it greatly!
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    No, I would never think of doing that. I actually think that setting a bomb off in their office is a better way to go. It'll show them that I'm the bomb! They'll want me for sure.
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    I worked at Vicky's!

    It was fun, the girls (and boys) always talked about sex, and that's where I got my start as a Faghag Supreme.

    I learned that even though you may see your coworkers stealing, it's best to keep your mouth shut about it, NO MATTER WHAT THOSE VIDEOS SAY. But of course, tell the manager what they want to hear. Get used to seeing boobies and butts and don't put returned underwear back on the hangers--it happens with alarming frequency. Don't lie to the women about how they look, IME they'll buy from you when they know you're not handing them a bunch of BS. I racked up a lot of sales (and more hours) because of that I realized. You can tell a customer off and have your manager completely support if you have a good track record with customers and solid sales in proportion to your hours. Try not to take nasty customers personally, they often feel ugly inside and VS tends to attract people that are trying to use sex appeal to compensate.

    Know the fragrances. Say things like base, middle, and top notes. Like if a woman was waffling about whether or not to buy Very Sexy, at the end of the day she'd smell the "subtle base notes" and whatever else stuff I'd say. Of course, you'd have to read the product info to know that and most Sales Associates didn't. Tell them you're especially good at keeping up with their policies regarding returns--cause you shop there! When telling the manager how you'd sell an item use really rich words. If you're selling a bra to a woman say rounded, high, plush not things like "that gives you good support!" That's non-descriptive. Say how the bra shapes and forms her body and what it does for it, not how comfortable it is. Once again, sexy is an image people are trying to emulate. Demo the makeup and wear VS products, especially lipsticks and glosses.

    OK, I'm going to brag...I only worked on Friday nights for 4 hrs and and two 8 hr shifts on the weekends, but I was one of the top three Sales Associates in the store. Whenever I was on school break they always gave me a 40 hr schedule, so if you want to differentiate yourself from the other associates keep on top of the product knowledge, return policies, volunteer to stay after your shift if they need you too, don't steal customers from other associates, and above all be friendly and honest to the customers.

    Good luck!
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    Don't expect to stay in Sales and have a soul.
    Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    I worked at Vicky's!

    It was fun, the girls (and boys) always talked about sex, and that's where I got my start as a Faghag Supreme.

    I learned that even though you may see your coworkers stealing, it's best to keep your mouth shut about it, NO MATTER WHAT THOSE VIDEOS SAY. But of course, tell the manager what they want to hear. Get used to seeing boobies and butts and don't put returned underwear back on the hangers--it happens with alarming frequency. Don't lie to the women about how they look, IME they'll buy from you when they know you're not handing them a bunch of BS. I racked up a lot of sales (and more hours) because of that I realized. You can tell a customer off and have your manager completely support if you have a good track record with customers and solid sales in proportion to your hours. Try not to take nasty customers personally, they often feel ugly inside and VS tends to attract people that are trying to use sex appeal to compensate.

    Know the fragrances. Say things like base, middle, and top notes. Like if a woman was waffling about whether or not to buy Very Sexy, at the end of the day she'd smell the "subtle base notes" and whatever else stuff I'd say. Of course, you'd have to read the product info to know that and most Sales Associates didn't. Tell them you're especially good at keeping up with their policies regarding returns--cause you shop there! When telling the manager how you'd sell an item use really rich words. If you're selling a bra to a woman say rounded, high, plush not things like "that gives you good support!" That's non-descriptive. Say how the bra shapes and forms her body and what it does for it, not how comfortable it is. Once again, sexy is an image people are trying to emulate. Demo the makeup and wear VS products, especially lipsticks and glosses.

    OK, I'm going to brag...I only worked on Friday nights for 4 hrs and and two 8 hr shifts on the weekends, but I was one of the top three Sales Associates in the store. Whenever I was on school break they always gave me a 40 hr schedule, so if you want to differentiate yourself from the other associates keep on top of the product knowledge, return policies, volunteer to stay after your shift if they need you too, don't steal customers from other associates, and above all be friendly and honest to the customers.

    Good luck!
    Woah, thank you! That helps me quite a bit. It makes me more nervous about the interview, but it helps it just the same .

    I do have a question for you. How long does the training process usually go and what should I come out of it knowing? I have never been in retail so this is an extremely new field I'm getting myself into (God help me!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    Don't expect to stay in Sales and have a soul.
    My point exactly ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayoitsStepho View Post
    Woah, thank you! That helps me quite a bit. It makes me more nervous about the interview, but it helps it just the same .

    I do have a question for you. How long does the training process usually go and what should I come out of it knowing? I have never been in retail so this is an extremely new field I'm getting myself into (God help me!).
    I don't remember much training...I remember watching training videos and shadowing a more experienced sales associated. By more experienced I mean they've been there three months. I'd already had jobs as a sales associate so maybe I didn't need much training on process, I just needed to know the products. Think about what you want to happen when you go into a store. Think about your best customer services experiences and try to replicate those.
    Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship.
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    Alright, sounds easy enough.
    Thank you very much for shedding some knowledge on me. The more I know, the less likely I'll be over come by my nerves.
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