what kind of questions ask to a fashion person?

Getting ready for a job interview? Do you need to interview for your magazine a fashion persona? Need an ice-breaker? Refer to the following sample of fashion profession questions for getting ready for your upcoming interview.


  1. What are you looking for in a new position? 
  2. Why do you want to work in the fashion industry? 
  3. What were some of your accomplishments at your last job?
  4. What were some challenges and how did you overcome them at your last job?
  5. What did you enjoy most / least about your last job?
  6. What makes you passionate about the brand? 
  7. What have you heard about our brand in the media? 
  8. What experience can you bring to our brand?
  9. What are you currently following in the fashion industry (brand, news, model career, etc.)?
  10. Who are some of your favorite designers, fashion writers, stylists, photographers, etc.?
  11. Which celebrities have the best style to you?
  12. What could our website/magazine/social media accounts do better?
  13. What’s exciting to you about the fashion industry?
  14. How do you think the fashion industry can improve? 
  15. What do you like outside of fashion?
  16. Which social media platform are you most active on and why?
  17. What kind of content interests you?
  18. What magazines do you subscribe to?
  19. What websites do you read every day?
  20. What interesting have you seen, watched or listened to lately?
  21. What made you decide to pursue a career in fashion?
  22. What do you consider the most important facets of the fashion industry?
  23. What do you think are the current and future trends in fashion?
  24. How do you think your education has prepared you to work in fashion?
  25. Define “Fashion.” What does it mean to you?
  26. What were your daily tasks at your previous job?
  27. How do you handle stress and working under pressure?
  28. How comfortable are you working hands on with models and designers?
  29. What qualifies you for a career in fashion over other candidates?
  30. Do you consider yourself a people person?
  31. How do you handle conflict?
  32. How would you describe your personal style?
  33. Where would you like your career in fashion to lead you?
  34. How would you deal with an arrogant client?
  35. What hobbies do you have that relate to the fashion industry?
  36. What are your strengths / weaknesses? 
  37. Review your past positions and education.
  38. What do you know about our brand?
  39. Why are you interested in this position?
  40. What are the most significant accomplishments in your career so far?
  41. Describe a situation in which your work was criticised. What have you learnt?
  42. How would you describe your personality?
  43. What have you done to improve yourself over the past year?
  44. What did you like least about your last position?
  45. What is your ideal working environment?
  46. How would your co-workers describe you?
  47. Have you ever fired anybody? How did you handle it?
  48. Why should we hire you?
  49. What kind of salary are you looking for?
  50. What other types of brand/companies are you considering?
  51. How do we know that you won’t leave the company for another role soon? 
  52. What according to you is a favourite part of being a fashion designer / blogger? 
  53. Who and which things were your inspiration while creating such designs / projects?
  54. Describe your internship period.
  55. What skills according to you are necessary for a successful fashion designer / fashion journalist?
  56. What is the qualification required for a fashion designer career?
  57. Are you a computer literate regarding technology for designing?
  58. What kind of software for fashion do you use while designing?
  59. How do you stay up to date regarding fashion?
  60. What kind of work ethics do you believe in while working with fashion?
  61. Say something about your family background. 
  62. Where do you see yourself in next ten years?
  63. In which area of fashion design jobs do you wish to work?
  64. How will you contribute the best for the company?
  65. How do you see the role of a trend forecaster progressing over the next two years?
  66. What do you think are the biggest challenges for the person in this role?
  67. What would success look like to you in six months?
  68. What skills/qualities are needed to succeed in this role?
  69. What has been your favourite trend of this year?
  70. Why do you love fashion?
  71. Tell me about a time that you negotiated a deal.
  72. Tell me about your previous work experience as a retail salesperson. 
  73. What type of merchandise / service have you had the most success selling?
  74. Did you work on commission? 
  75. What have you been doing to become a better retail salesperson?
  76. What type of schedule are you looking to work?
  77. Would you be available to work additional shifts?
  78. What are your career goals?
  79. Who is a fashion icon for you?
  80. What surprised you about the job when you started working as a designer’s assistant?
  81. How do you keep up to emerging fashion trends?
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