This is to remind me that success cannot be rushed. We all take our own paths, so be careful not to compare. The success of others does not lessen my own.
I have faith that I will be okay.
To ease the minds of you go-getters. :) Work hard, don’t stress.
This is important to remember.
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.
Anonymous said: Hey brandy I have an interview for toys r us scheduled a week from today & it's a group interview. I'm 19 & this is my first interview ever even tho I've applied to so many jobs. I remember you saying your the queen at interviews (not in those words) so I was wondering if you can give my any tips. I heard that they have you build something with Legos and then sell either what you built or a random toy they provide then they do a 1 on 1 interview.
Well the good thing is, Toys R Us is kind of famous for their interviews so you can use google to get a lot of good insight :) The main thing I found, bring a pen. Not sure why, but it seems to be a big deal to them.
- show up 5-10 minutes early
- dress nicely and make sure you look neat and put together
- speak positively about everything. you should not have one negative thing to say during the interview. ever.
- remember they are looking primarily for personality. they can train you to sell the way they want you to or to run a cash register. what they can’t train is a smile and enthusiasm.
- if they ask specific situational based questions and you don’t have any experience, say what you would do, don’t just say “i’ve never been in that situation.”
- remember that you’re there to fill their need. find out what they’re looking for, and give it to them. you can probably get some insight into what they want based on their job posting. i would guess it would include someone who is punctual, responsible, a quick learner, friendly, customer focused, a team player, and willing to do whatever is asked.
- have at least one question to ask them, and don’t make it about hours or salary. they’ll cover those things on their own eventually. my favorite stand-by is: “what have other people done to be successful in this role?”
When it comes to selling:
- sell the benefits, not the features. for example, “you mentioned your daughter is starting kindergarten next year. these legos will not only help stimulate her creativity, but they also build fine motor skills which can help her get a head start on her writing skills for school.” stuff like that.
- remember it is a business and they have sales goals to meet. sell a full solution, not just a product. for your situation that will probably include things like batteries and add-on accessories. don’t go crazy in the interview, but definitely bring up the obvious so they can see you have the big picture in mind. and don’t make it seem like an add-on, make it seem like part of the overall package. “ok, here’s the kitchen set you asked for and I also grabbed a couple of grocery sets since he’ll want some food for that kitchen. do you think he’d like the baking or the pizza one better?”
And most importantly, remember they WANT you to succeed. They are hoping you’re the solution to their problem and they won’t have to do any more interviews after they meet with you. Good luck!! :)
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