DKNY Application & Careers

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Donna Karan New York, or DKNY, is an iconic clothing brand that is known across the world.  Originally just women’s clothes, it has expanded into other products.  To find out how to apply for DKNY online, follow the link at the bottom of the page to submit a DKNY application.

Donna Karan, the eponymous founder, began her career in the fashion industry in the 1960s.  She eventually started her own fashion line in 1985, setting out a mission to create wearable but stylish clothes that could be mixed and matched.  The company later diversified into menswear, fragrances and household items.

True to its name, the company headquarters are located in Manhattan, New York and always have been.  There are now over 70 stores across the world, mostly in the United States, but also in Canada, UK, China, UAE and Denmark amongst others.  But the collections are also available online for customers across the world.

DKNY has had a number of high profile faces represent the brand over the years.  The current face of the line is supermodel Cara Delevingne.  Pop singer Rita Ora is also currently representing the brand in many of their campaigns.  Past advertisements have also featured Lara Stone and Izabel Goulart.

DKNY Careers

In their retail locations there are many different DKNY jobs including Stock Associates, Sales Associates, Sales Supervisors, Department Specialists, Assistant Managers and Store Managers.  For many of these roles you will not need much experience, but for management careers you will need to have worked in a similar role before.

They are also accepting applications for openings at their headquarters in departments such as Accounting, Design, IT, HR and Sales and Marketing.  There are also a large number of internships available in all parts of the industry from Design to Finance.  For many of these you will need to have, or at least be enrolled in, a relevant degree.

How old do you have to be to work at DKNY?  You must be at least 18 years old or over to be eligible for job opportunities at DKNY.

The benefits to DKNY careers will vary depending on what position you have and how many hours you work a week.  Full-time employees will often be entitled to health insurance packages, 401(k) retirement plans and paid time off.  All employees can utilize the very generous company discount on the clothes.

The stores open at 9am daily and close at 9pm Monday to Saturday and at 7pm on Sundays.

Job Descriptions & Salaries

Sales Associate – The responsibilities of a Sales Associate will be mainly focused around the customers.  You will need to have good interpersonal skills to be able to serve customers, make recommendations and help with any enquiries. There will be other duties on a daily basis including maintaining the appearance of the store.  The average hourly pay is $10.

Stock Associate – Stock Associates are expected to have great organizational skills and be able to work independently.  You will organize the stock in the back room, monitor inventory and make sure the sales floor is adequately stocked.  Stock Associates also assist with deliveries to the stores.  This role is usually paid at $10/hour.

Assistant Store Manager – In this position you will be working closely with the Store Manager to ensure the smooth running of the store.  You will assist in managing staff to achieve sales goals and customer satisfaction.  Assistant Managers will also help with opening and closing procedures.  The salary is up to $40k/year.

Store Manager – For employment as a Store Manager you need to be experienced in leading staff and supervising all aspects of the store.  You will be responsible for hiring and training of new staff as well as managing the existing staff.  There will be added administrative duties as well.  The average salary is $60,000/year.

DKNY Interview Questions

You should always prepare yourself for the interview with some common questions once you’ve submitted your DKNY application.

Why do you want to work here? It helps to do some research beforehand on any brand that you apply for so that you can talk about it.  DKNY jobs will require you to have a strong interest in fashion and a personal style that fits in with the brand.

Tell me about yourself.  You don’t need to give your entire life story when you answer this question, always keep it relevant to the job description.  Describe your professional or other relevant experience.

How do you motivate yourself and others? This is especially important for many jobs because they’ll want to know you can work well in a team.  This is extremely important when working in retail.  Give some examples from other situations when you’ve had to motivate people.

How would you handle a difficult customer?  It’s important that you can deliver great customer service while under pressure.  If you’re new to customer service then give an example of when you handled a similar situation in another context.

What do you know about the company?  When you apply for jobs at DKNY you will need to do some research about the company culture and brand.  Try to look up the company history and the styles of clothing that they sell.

Advice For Application Process

Search DKNY jobs online to browse through the different careers available both in their retail outlets and corporate offices.  To apply online fill in their online application form and upload your resume.  You can apply to multiple jobs at once and continually update your resume and profile.  It is also possible to refer a career to a friend.

It’s best to submit your DKNY job application online so that your application can be kept on file and can be updated, however you can always try and make a direct application by taking your resume down to your local store and requesting a free application in person.  You can’t download a printable application for DKNY.

Selecting an outfit for the interview will be very important so don’t rush it.  Remember the type of company that you are applying for, they want to know that you’ll be able to advise customers on their look.  Have a look at the kinds of outfits that employees and models wear to give yourself an idea of what you could wear.

In your interview you need to get across your personality and show that you are a quick learner and want to advance within the company.  Some key points to remember are to smile, maintain eye contact, answer questions in full sentences and sustain a positive attitude.  Sometimes it is necessary to follow up after your interview to check the status of your application.
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Club Monaco: For career opportunities, fill out the Club Monaco online application.
Urban Outfitters: Checkout the application page for work at Urban Outfitters.
Levi’s: Levi’s offers opportunities for both, beginners and experienced roles.

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