I've always wanted to work for Sephora. I'm studying nursing, but makeup and cosmetics was a hobby of mine that quickly became a passion! Sephora would be the perfect job for me. So here's my story.
I live in Alhambra, and I initially wanted to apply for the Pasadena Sephora. I went over there last week on Tuesday all dressed up professionally and handed in not only a resume, but a cover letter and a recommendation letter as well. That night, I went on craigslist and coincidentally found a job posting for sephora regarding a job fair in Sherman Oaks Thursday, and the posting said they were hiring for La areas and Pasadena area. Driven, I went to Sherman Oaks expecting the Store Manager for Pasadena to be there, but she wasn't there. However, there was a recruiter as well as the Sherman Oaks director. I spoke with them, filled out another application and turned in a resume, cover letter, etc. and had a mini interview with the Sherman Oaks directer since she said she'd forward it to the Pasadena director. After my mini interview with her, she said "I will definitely forward this to Pasadena Sephora store director, but personally I feel that you are a perfect fit for sephora and I can really see you working for our company". I was ecstatic. I also spoke with the recruiter after and she told me she didn't know if pasadena was hiring but she knew glendale was so she asked me if i'd be interested in that location. I said YES!
That night I emailed both of them thanking them for their time. The recruiter emailed me right away asking for a digital copy of my resume, cover letter, and references. Without hesitation, I sent them to her. The next morning at around noon, I got a call from the store directer wanting an interview with me the next day! I know that usually you have to go through a group interview first, but I'm guessing since my mini interview with the recruiter and the other store directer was a success, I totally got to skip that step.
Anyways, the next day I went to the interview and left feeling very confident. At the end she told me that she was gonna speed up the interview process for me and will call me by either monday or tuesday. If not, she'll definitely call me this week for sure. She mentioned that she needed to get the approval of the district manager before she needs to make a decision.
That Monday, I was anxiously waiting for their call. However I got calls from two of my references saying Sephora called them and how they gave me a kickass recommendation. I was so excited! I waited for Sephora to call me to offer me the job, but I didn't hear anything from them that day.
It is now Tuesday night, and I still haven't heard anything from them :( I called the store earlier today for a follow-up but the store director wasn't in today. I'm guessing it was her day off.
I am starting to lose hope especially since she didn't call me today! I guess some of you might say its too early to lose hope, but whats a girl to do especially if she REALLY REALLY REALLY wants this job so badly?! Anybody have advice? Anybody gone through this? It all sounds so promising. What do you have to say about this? Do you think I'll hear from them?