Fashion & Retail Interview

Are you actively pursuing a career in Fashion? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you have an interview lined up or are hot on the job search, we’ve compiled our top Fashion & Retail job interview questions to help you prepare.

Leveraging their industry experience as previous Designers, Buyers and Merchandisers, our Recruiters put together a list of Fashion & Retail job interview questions by job title. Use this guide as a starting point as you prepare for upcoming interviews.

Here are Atrium’s top Fashion & Retail job interview questions:

Not sure what pay to expect for these roles? Check out our Fashion & Retail Salary Guide to access the most up-to-date information on competitive, starting salaries in the industry.


Fashion Account Executive
Do you enjoy account management or sales / new business?
What vendors do you work with? Full-price retail / off-price experience?
Any experience with trade or trunk shows? Was there travel involved?
What product categories have you specialized in?
Do you have any managerial experience?

Production Assistant
Any experience communication with overseas or domestic factories?
How have you used a time and action calendar?
Have you managed any quality control for products? Provide examples.
Do you have experience working with lab dips / color approval / strikeoffs?
How familiar are you with PLM or PDM software?

Technical Designer
What are the main product categories you have worked in?
Do you conduct your own fittings?
What system do you use to complete tech packs? PLM, PDM, Excel?
Do you have experience with pattern corrections?
How many tech packs can you complete in 1 day?

Designer
Are you utilizing Illustrator and Photoshop in your current role?
Are you partnering with Production and Product Development teams?
Are you creating original artwork and prints?
Have you corrected tech packs?
Are you focused on wovens, knits, denim or sweaters?

Assistant Buyer
How have you used excel previously? (VLookups & Pivot Tables)
Tell me about your experience working cross functionally with teams.
Is your experience in eCommerce, brick & mortar or omni-channel?
How do you prioritize your work when you have multiple tasks?
Have you had experience communication with vendors and creating purchase orders?

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Caitie Lowrey
Caitie Lowrey

Caitie Lowrey served as Atrium's Content Manager and a contributor to The Career Column and HR Blog. With experience as both a writer and recruiter, she offers insider tips and career advice that is both valuable and relevant to today’s job seeker and employer.