: New Look is a fashion retailer whose mission it is to make ‘people look and feel great’. It focuses on girls and women’s’ fashion but also has a smaller range of clothing for men. The first store was open in 1969 and it now has 1,150 stores worldwide plus an online store available to 120 countries. New Look has embraced social networking and has over 2 million Facebook fans plus 152,000 Twitter followers.
New Look produces clothes priced at the low to middle income market, making the latest fashions affordable for their customers. They react quickly to trends and upload 800 new products to their online store every week! New Look wants people to be excited by their clothes, and in the past decade have extended their clothing range to teens, maternity and plus size.How to apply
Their website www.newlookcareers.co.uk
is designed to be fun, with an ‘Apply Now’ link on the notepad list on the left panel bringing you to a jobs search facility. The notepad list also has handy links to further information about the company, which is well worth a look before applying. After hitting the ‘Apply Now’ link, you can search for New Look jobs by location, job type and salary or alternatively just hitting the ‘Search’ button defaults to searching for all available vacancies. Each vacancy has a short job description with the application deadline, but hitting on the job title brings you to an extended job description together with details of the skills they are looking for an the range of benefits that come with that job. You can then use the ‘Apply Now’ link at the bottom to apply directly online.Interview Advice
New Look want their staff to ‘live and breathe the brand’ so do your company research thoroughly before interview stage. Show that you understand the company mission and what market they aim their clothing ranges at. Show bags of enthusiasm for the job and tell the interviewer what you would bring to the job should you get the position. If you are passionate about fashion, let this shine through!
Come to the interview well dressed and if you enjoy fashion, don’t be afraid to put a trendy twist on your outfit. New Look are looking for people with ideas and who embrace change, so come to the interview with examples of where you have led change in your previous work or in any voluntary work outside of college/work.
Lastly, New Look put customers at the heart of everything so show that you understand the importance of excellent customer service. Come to the interview with examples of where you have given great customer service and specifically what your actions were in achieving this.Salary
Salary ranges for available jobs aren’t specified so think about this before the interview, although let the interviewer bring up this topic first. Benefits
The benefits of working for New Look can include:
- 50% staff discount
- Bonus scheme
- Life insurance and medical healthcare
- 20 days’ holiday (this varies across job positions)
- Group Pension Scheme