FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are we looking for?
We are always on the lookout for passionate team members who genuinely love working with people and customers. If fashion is your thing and you think you could see yourself building your dream career with us, then we’d love to hear from you.
What to wear?
We're a fashion brand and our hot tip is to dress for the role you're applying for.
Still in doubt? Smart casual is a safe bet!
And we know what you're thinking, 'do I have to wear Sportsgirl?'
Wearing a Sportsgirl piece won't guarantee you the job, but it will guarantee a smile on our faces - and a laugh if you and the interviewer are wearing the same thing (it happens)!
What can I expect once I reach the interview stage?
If you’ve applied to a store-based role, you will generally be asked to attend the interview at the store. We will ask you a variety of different questions ranging from what you’re employment history has been to what you feel you can bring to the role.
We will be in touch again after the interview to let you know how you did and where you stand in the process. If we think you are perfect for our team, we will conduct reference checks and then make our final decision.
If you’ve applied for a head office based role, you will most likely attend a number of interviews. As above, if you are our top candidate we will conduct reference checks and then make our final decision.
What to expect in a group interview?
We think our group interviews are a little more of a relaxed affair where you get to mingle and meet other like-minded fashion lovers.
You will be placed on a table with a group of other applicants and be asked to answer various questions collectively as a group. This is the best way for us to see how you interact in a team environment.
What is the minimum age accepted to apply for a job?
The minimum age is dependent on the state legislation as outlined by Fairwork Australia.
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Do you offer work experience or internships?
Sportsgirl only provides work experience and Internship opportunities within our Head Office environment to ensure a valuable learning experience is provided.
We unfortunately don’t provide work experience in our state offices or stores.
How often should I update my information online?
It’s really important to ensure you details are always up to date with regards to things like your availability, your location preferences, even if you change address.
We are constantly searching our database for new team members so be sure to log into your account and update any key changes to your information.
I’ve been asked to upload a video as part of my application, why and how?
Why? As you can appreciate, we often have a fantastic response to opportunities we advertise and receive an overwhelming number of applications. We consider every application.
To speed up the recruitment process, we may ask you to submit a video as part of your application whereby you will answer a few questions that we provide.
Think of this as a mini interview, where we get the chance to hear a little bit about your interest in joining Sportsgirl, what you think it is to care for a customer and just generally get a feel for how passionate and excited you are about the opportunity.
How? Generally, candidates use the Video feature their hand help device (i.e. phone, ipad, tablet etc.). If it’s saved as an mp4 file, we normally access these without issues.
If it’s saved as an mp4 file, we normally access these without issues. This is the most common way candidates submit their video.
If you have a private drop box or YouTube link, we generally have no problems accessing these also. Other times, candidates might send us a link to their google drive account- if you have an open direct google account, it will work. Otherwise, if this is private we will not have access to open the video.
My video is too big in size to submit, what do I do?
We recommend downloading the video compression application on your device- this should fix your issue.
Do you have a graduate program?
We don’t currently offer a graduate program, however we do recruit for a number of entry level roles across our business and encourage you to develop your skills and experience to progress your career.
Examples of our head office entry level positions include: Buying Assistant, Planning Assistant, VM Communications Co-ordinator, Accounts Payable Officer.
Can I move between stores & head office?
We promote succession planning within our business as part of all our team member’s development. Where possible, all of our vacancies are advertised internally first.
We often consider transfers between our stores, this is another way to develop your career within Retail Management. Transfers to head office are also a possibility, often we have our store team members coming in to assist the Head Office team when required.
Who do I list as my referees?
Generally we’re looking to speak to a minimum of two professional referees, they do need to be people that you have recently reported into. We understand that it may not be appropriate to include your current Manager, however as long as it’s someone that you have recently reported into, that should be fine!
Is this your first job application? Well you won’t have any professional referees just yet, so you can list two personal referees. Think of people like your course co-ordinator, careers advisor, sports coach.. Or maybe you’ve completed some voluntary work and there is someone we can speak to about you in that environment.
How do I get into Buying?
Buying is a much sought after career in the fashion industry and at Sportsgirl.
To gain an entry level position within our Buying team, you will need to have studied a fashion related qualification and preferably have some experience within a head office Buying team (many fashion courses now offer work placements). If you don’t have a fashion related qualification, we highly recommend looking into external courses for example; RMIT and the Gordon Institute of Tafe.
What do we do with your information?
This information is being collected solely for the purpose of recruitment and assessing your application for employment.
The information will not be used for any other purpose or disclosed to any organisation during the recruitment process, unless required by or authorised by law.
Need to know more? Be sure to check out our full terms and conditions here.