The text below provides a full assessment center preparation guide and practice for those applying to jobs, internships and graduate programs at LVMH across the globe including France, US and the UK.

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What is the LVMH Assessment Process?

The LVMH assessment process may include:

  1. LVMH Online Application
  2. LVMH Online Assessments
  3. LVMH Interviews
  4. LVMH Assessment Center

The final stage of the LVMH recruitment process for some graduate roles often includes an assessment center. Find out more about this last stage below!

4. LVMH Assessment Center

What happens at the LVMH assessment center?

The LVMH assessment centres lasts all day and is held in Paris as part of the final stage of the application process for internship and graduate schemes such as the SPRING program. During the assessment center, you will be assessed by senior members of the relevant house or maison you are applying to. 

Below are the most commonly used assessment center exercises you may expect in your LVMH assessment center:

  1. Role Play Exercise
  2. Presentation Exercise
  3. Final Interview

So what are these exercises and how do I prepare for these? Continue reading to find out more!

4.1. LVMH Role Play Exercise

What is the LVMH role play exercise?

The LVMH role play exercise will focus around how you behave and perform in a situation you are likely to encounter in the role you are applying for. This may be in a group or individually with the assessor who will take on the role of a customer, co-worker, manager or client. 

4 Key Tips to Ace your LVMH Role Play Exercise

  1. Understand the purpose of the exercise: consider the key skills and competencies that the LVMH role-play is designed to test. How would you demonstrate these skills?
  1. Refine Active listening: effective communication is key. Fully focus on the other person, maintain eye contact, and give verbal and nonverbal cues e.g. through nods and gestures of agreement.
  1. Practice: feel more comfortable and confident with the role through practicing with a friend or colleague. Aim to practice different strategies and approaches. When rehearsing, ensure you know what you are going to say and how.
  1. Manage conflict: Avoid confrontation and speaking over the role-player. Ensure you show that you empathize and make a point of this at least twice. Hear the role-player’s opinions and feelings and work together to reach a mutual win-win outcome.

Kickstart your LVMH role play practice with our assessment center practice tests and discover how your role play exercise is likely to be assessed.

4.2. LVMH Presentation Exercise

What is the LVMH presentation exercise?

The LVMH presentation exercise will involve analyzing a case study relevant to the job role and Maison you are applying for, and presenting your conclusions in a 10-15 minute presentation. These exercises are often used for UK LVMH assessment centers and allow up to 30 minutes of analyzing the scenario provided before beginning the presentation.

How to ace the LVMH presentation exercise?

  • Stay calm – You may be questioned on your analysis during the presentation. Remain calm, avoid confrontation and don’t speak over the assessor.
  • Understand the key facts – You are unlikely to be asked questions beyond the key facts in the information provided to you.
  • Keep in time – Check on the time throughout. Aim to avoid finishing your presentation too early as this can be viewed negatively by your LVMH assessors.
  • Involve the audience – Don’t forget to ask whether the assessor has any questions at the end. Find out if the assessor is looking for anything specific from the presentation.
  • Check your body language – Maintain relaxed eye contact throughout, and avoid walking around to retain the assessors’ attention. 

For more body language tips you can use in your LVMH presentation, check out this quick video below:

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4.3. LVMH Final Interview

What happens in the LVMH final interview?

The LVMH final interview may occur during the assessment centre for graduates or separately for roles seeking greater experience. Your LVMH final interview will be with a director or senior manager of the House you are applying for and will focus around your ambitions, personality and behaviors.

For easy-to-follow preparation tricks you can use to ace your final LVMH interview, check out our LVMH interview tips on our previous page.

What are commonly asked questions in the LVMH final interview? 

During the final interview, the LVMH interview will ask questions around your behaviour and personality to test whether you are a good fit for the company. Read on below to find out 3 of the most common interview questions asked by recruiters at LVMH and how you can best answer them!

Question 1: Why do you want to work for LVMH?

LVMH Interview tip: This question aims to check whether you have done your research into LVMH and the thoughts you have put into your future. When answering this question, consider the research you have done on the area you have applied to and how you can bring a positive impact through your relevant skills and experience. 

For more guidance and some quick tips on how you can answer this common LVMH interview question, check out this video below:

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Question 2: What is your greatest weakness?

LVMH Interview tip: This behavioral interview question is designed to assess whether you are self-aware and your motivation to improve these areas. To answer this question:

  • Avoid commonly used answers such as “working too hard” or a “perfectionist”. These answers may sound insincere and could show a lack of self-awareness.
  • Be honest and prepare a real example to discuss beforehand.
  •  Discuss a skill that is not listed on the job description or that will be essential for the role.
  • Mention a weakness that you have or are working on currently, and provide examples of how you are improving these areas.

Take a break from reading and check out these tips in the short video below:

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Question 3: How would your friends describe you?

LVMH Interview tip: The interviewer will ask this question to understand your personality, character and confidence. Keep your answer relevant to the job and Maison, and aim to keep this answer as a concise story. 

For more tips to answer this commonly asked LVMH interview question, check out our below short video:

How would your friends describe you? | How to Ace your Answer | Interview Question #shorts

This final stage of the LVMH application process is a great opportunity to discover even more about the company and the House/Maison that you are applying for through asking thought-provoking and insightful questions to your interviewer.

LVMH Interview tip: Asking thought-provoking questions can also help you to stand out from your competition and further demonstrate your enthusiasm for joining the House you have applied for.

Discover 5 of the best questions you can ask your LVMH interviewer in this quick video below:

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Ask your interviewer about their personal experiences with the company, as well as their career path! LVMH wants to see your genuine motivations for working for them.

Once you’ve impressed your LVMH interviewers using our super helpful tips, you may shortly receive an offer from the House you’ve applied for the role. Congratulations!

But wait, before you go!

There are plenty of graduate, apprenticeship and internship opportunities available at LVMH for various experience levels! Sounds interesting? Check out the various schemes ready for you to kickstart your LVMH career!

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