DELiA*s, Inc., happens to be a retail company with direct marketing. It has two lifestyle products, which primarily target young women and girls who are of the age between 13 and 19. The store keeps the Generation Y, of young women and men as the target population. The store has gained popularity amongst college going girls too because most of its accessories and clothing are affordable and mature, as far as students of college are concerned. The products offered by the store have a vintage, casual feel and is not very costly either.
Working Hours – Monday to Saturday: 10:00am to 9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
Age Eligibility – The job seeker must be at least sixteen years of age.
Store Manager, Assistant Manager, Lead Fashion Representative, Co-Manager, Fashion Representative, and Seasonal Stocker.
In the year 1993, the company was launched by Stephan Kahn who shared his ideas with Degar, his former roommate and a student of postgraduate degree. However, in 2003, Alloy Inc. acquired the company, at $50 million. A database with twenty million names, an annual catalog, retail sales @$300million, and the internet was included with the company. The company was spun off in 2005.
The company operates more than forty stores using the title name of dELiA.
There are many other categories which offer accessories and apparel which target home furnishings that are teen-oriented. Also in the store are accessories for girls of pre-teens, teenage boys, and soccer apparel and equipment. With subsidiary brand i.e. iTurf Inc., a collection of websites is also maintained by the store, and same merchandise is offered as found in different catalogs. Even the e-commerce sites linked with the community and entertainment website are owned by iTurf. Revenue comes to the store by selling jackets, bikini bottoms and tops, blazers, shorts, pants, tees, skirts, accessories, footwear- which includes boots and shoes, room furnishings and makeup.
The stock symbol ‘DLIA’ is used by the company which is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. Also, there are close to 3,000 employees working for the company.
Job Descriptions & Remuneration
Sales Associate – Duties assigned to this individual comprise collecting the clothes and folding them into shelves. It also has to be ascertained that cleanliness is maintained in the store at all times. He runs the cash register, processes the returns, and assists customers who face any types of problems. The mean hourly wage for the sales associate is $7 to $11.
Cashier – Happiness of customers has to be ascertained as far as the purchased material is concerned. Answering questions, ringing up customers, and processing the returns are some of the duties assigned to the cashier. Handling credit cards, cash, as well as a gift card transactions are the responsibilities of the cashier. This position enjoys a mean hourly wage of $7 to $9.
Stocker – The backroom of the store is managed by the stocker. There the boxes are to be unloaded, unpacked, and priced right. Assuring that the items are brought in front of the store and prices on the items are properly marked. The average hourly salary ranges from $7 to $9.
Assistant Manager – The Co Manager or the Assistant Manager reports to the main manager. The responsibility of opening and closing the store belongs to the assistant manager. The duties of a manager are performed by the assistant manager in his absence. The pay received by them averages to $9 to $15 hourly.
Main Manager – The operations going on in the store are to be run by the main manager. Creating the schedules and firing any employee are the rights reserved with this individual. A cent per cent running of the store has to be ascertained by this individual. The district manager is to be reported to by this main manager. The average pay for this individual is more than $12 per hour.
Advantages of working@Delia’s – It depends on the position of the employee which determines the benefits offered by the company. The benefits vary, and they can be discussed with the hiring manager.
Delia’s Job Application
Job Interview Questions@Delia’s
- How are you different from other competing candidates?
- How did you come to know about vacancies in this store?
- Does working in different shifts bother you?
- What did you learn from your past mistakes?
- What are your career goals?
- Have you ever worked in a fashion store earlier?
- For what time period do you plan to work in this company?
- How is working in this store important for you?
- Have any of your friends or relatives served for this store?
- Can you explain the quality of products or the service provided by the dELiA’s?
- What efforts can you make which will benefit the company?