My MAC Story :)
Well to start....
Hi I'm Jemmy and I'm new to this
Ive applied for MAC twice before this time, first time I was too young
second time I screwed up big time!
So, I handed in my CV on the sunday dinner time as I lost my previous job at Urban Decay.
Suprisingly I got a call the day after asking me to come in for an interview on the Thursday, I was like YES YES YES!!
I was so excited but I was'nt gunna let the 2 other times I've been get me down, because I believe if you want something so much you will try try try again
The artists downstairs told me that if I passed the interview I would be given a makeup test straight after
So anyways I had a normal talking interview with the manager and the assistant manager they were so lovely!
They didnt make me feel uncormfortable in anyway
They asked me questions like:
-Why do you want to work for MAC?
-How do you feel about our products being for everyone?
-Give me a good example of customer service you have given?
-How do you feel about wearing different looks eg. black lipstick?
-Who is your makeup icon?
However I learned from the second time that you HAVE to be prepared because thats were I let myself down!
So I passed the interview
and I advise anyone just be yourself!
So I made my way downstairs and the manager asked me if I was offered the job how long would it be for? I honestly said I know it sounds like a sucky up answer but I said probably the rest of my life, however I would like to travel with MAC, shows ect.
So I was downstairs and the trainer that did my second makeup interview was doing this one *poop*
But I walked up confident and simply said hi and that I was back with a cheeky smile
I said to her the first time was a disaster and she was like no dont be silly! But she had seen my makeup from the second interview (i did a soft netural look) so she had seen my application and customer skills.
So she said right lets do a bold lip, so I picked "magenta" lip pencil with "girl about to town" and blended.
So she sat me down after I did it and asked me a few questions, one of them being can you describe the different skin types.
Well I did beauty therapy so I had it drummed into me for 2 years haha
So she said if you do/dont get the job we will ring you in about a week!
LONGEST WEEK OF MY LIFE!
So I got a call the same time a week later, I was shaking!
She said "We'd like to offer you a part time position" everything after that was a blur haha!
I was like WOOP!
Of course I accepted and she asked if I was excited, she said can you come in tomorrow for store approval tomorrow, I was like of course!
However this store approval was different (Ive had store approval for Boots before)
And when I did I got told straight away wether or not I had the job on the spot, this wasnt the case, the store approver just didnt seem interested I was so disheartened
Then to make it even worse I saw a girl from my makeup test and she didnt know who I was and she said "can you show me were the mac store approval room is" I said "Yeah sure
" I asked her what position she was there for "Retail Artist"
My heart sank
As far as I was aware there was only one position going for that!
So I thought I was head to head, So as I was leaving the store I said hello to all the MAC workers just to show I was keen and friendly and the manager said she would give me a call later that day.
I was waiting and waiting and about 5 hours later my phone rang.....
YOU HAVE THE JOB!!
I dont think I've ever been so emotional in my life! I then realised how lucky I am! She asked me if I was excited and I was pretty much jumping all over my bedroom!
So I start July 5th
If you have any questions feel free to ask