i was thinking of applying for an interview there... But I don't want to embarrass myself if everyone's going to be good looking. I'm alright facially, but kinda short and average weight. Should I even bother applying?
Most Helpful Guy
That's how it has been for a LONG time, but due to public pressure that policy may not be in effect anymore, so go ahead and apply there!1
Most Helpful Girl
A lot of retail companies weigh looks heavily when it comes to the hiring of employees. You have to fit a certain 'look' that they want their brand to follow. For some places that means you have to wear specific makeup, clothes, hair styled a certain way.
The best thing to do is put your best foot forward. Check out the store beforehand. See if you can casually talk to some employees there. Find out what it's like to work there and what types of stuff they look for. If it's a chain, go to a few of their stores. Check out what they are wearing, how their hair is styled. Pick a trendy, yet appropriate for an interview outfit. Practice interview questions and just be prepared. That's the best you can do.
It doesn't matter if you are skinny, overweight or average weight. I've seen all types of people working in stores. Sure, some stores are particularly picky. But most will be happy to find someone who is going to be a good employee.