The interview may be the last step in the dress maker job application process but it is the first one for you if you are a success at it!
A successful interview means the beginning of something great for you professionally.
Providing all the right answers at the interview is imperative if you want the job of your dreams to be in your pocket by the time you exit the interview hall.
Each position that you apply for will warrant a different set of questions. If you are appearing for an interview for the position of a dressmaker, you might come across some or all of the questions below:
As a dressmaker, what have been your main duties?
While working as a dressmaker, I have been conferring with clients to determine their specific requirements, taking and recording measurements, deciding patterns and styles, cutting and sewing garment pieces, and ensuring that the end product is according to what the client wants it to be.
What skills do you believe are necessary to work as a dressmaker in your opinion?
I believe that it is imperative to be aesthetically blessed if you want to work as a dressmaker, as aesthetics count for a lot when working at this position. Knowledge of popular trends and styles, and the ability to work according to instructions provided by clients is also important. In addition to this, one has to be exceptionally good at handling alterations and repairs.
If you had a choice to work independently or with a fashion concern, where would you want to work?
I would choose working for a fashion concern.
And why did you make this choice?
Working independently is great, but working for a fashion concern means that one gets more exposure and experience. Since working as a dressmaker requires a lot in terms of learning, I believe that working with a fashion house will be a good choice.
What is the one limitation that you face when working at this position?
I would probably call it a challenge rather than a limitation. Convincing clients that a certain design, style or cut will look better on them than what they have chosen is quite a task.
And how do you overcome this challenge?
My job as a dressmaker is to provide suggestions and then do as the clients want me to. I provide suggestions and make demonstrations. After that, it is up to them to take them up or do as they please. The end result is usually the client’s responsibility.