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By Bridget Quigg Are you looking for work this holiday season? Need a little more jingle in your pocket? We went out on to the streets and interviewed retail workers at some popular retail outlets - RadioShack, Gap, Sephora and more - that are hiring this holiday season. We tried to find out what it's like to work at these stores and how to get hired.

By Bridget Quigg

Are you looking for work this holiday season? Need a little more jingle in your pocket?

We went out on to the streets and interviewed retail workers at some popular retail outlets – RadioShack, Gap, Sephora and more – that are hiring this holiday season. We tried to find out what it's like to work at these stores and how to get hired.

Gap_hiringThis time, we bring you an interview with Kelly, a visual manager at Gap. She’s looking forward to the sparkle and shine of the holiday season, and meeting some new workmates.

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Name: Kelly
Job Title: Visual Manager at Gap
Degree: Bachelor’s

Q: What is your favorite part of working the holiday season?

A: The energy in the store. It’s super fun and colorful and energetic.

Q: What is the most stressful part of working during the holiday? How do you handle it?

A: The increased traffic is always going to be a little harder to deal with. Giving each customer the experience that they are looking for, despite being so busy.

Q: What is the most ridiculous thing that has happened while you were working during the holiday season?

A: Our big “lumi” (backlit) presentation behind the counter last holiday season featured a sequins jacket. It was part of our national marketing campaign but we didn’t carry it in the store. We had a big demand for the jacket and a lot of customers were insistent that we get it to them. That was unexpected.

Q: How did you get the job you have now?

A: I worked my way up. I stared as a sales associate, showed my drive and that will get you places. I am a visual manager, which means that I handle all the displays, merchandise, window and mannequins.

Q: What is your advice for people seeking work during the holidays?

A: Be persistent. I think there are jobs out there. Just don’t get discouraged. Also, I understand wanting to get higher positions but I think trying an entry-level job out and seeing what happens from there can work. That’s what I did.

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