Job Alert: Anthropologie Is Hiring For the Holidays And That Means Crazy Employee Discounts

We went in for an interview to see what the gig's all about.


Calling all broke college gals: our three Anthropologie locations (Rittenhouse, Wayne, Marlton) are looking for a couple of extra hands this holiday season. Right now, they are hiring seasonal sales associates—just in time for you to rake in some extra cash and reap the benefits of their unbeatable staff discount, which has reached near-mythological levels.

We stopped by the store (already tricked-out for the holidays) to check out the interview process. Here’s the deal: No appointments or call-aheads are necessary. Just pop by with your resume during the correct time slot. Wayne is holding interviews today until 6pm (they ask you apply online first); Rittenhouse is holding open interviews on Tuesday, November 18th, from 4pm to 6pm. Here’s what you need to know to nail it.

First things first: Dress to impress. Aim for a step below business casual. Keep the jeans at home, but save your blazer and knee-length skirt for another day. Try a leather jacket, a chic pair of black pants and some cute printed flats. (If anything happens to be from Anthro, all the better.) Be sure to familiarize yourself with the brand so that you’re comfortable talking about the “Anthropologie aesthetic.” Think: whimsical with nods to vintage, and the slightest touch of boho-cool.

Keep in mind that Anthropologie sells a lifestyle, not merely clothes. When asked about customer service, be sure to talk about personalizing the shopping experience. Above all, bring your enthusiasm. They love to see young gals excited and inspired by the brand.

Worried about juggling classes and a job? Don’t be. Consider slotting in a couple of four-hour shifts throughout the week. If you’re an early bird, snag the 7am to 11am. If you’re looking to catch a little extra shut-eye, work the closing shift, which is from 4pm to 8pm.

Back to that discount. Staffers score 40 percent off all regular-priced apparel, accessories and shoes. Even better? The discount applies to all stores under the URBN umbrella: Urban Outfitters, Free People, Terrain and BHLDN.

Good luck!