Books-A-Million Bookseller/Barista Interview Questions

Updated Apr 8, 2015
Updated Apr 8, 2015
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Barista/Bookseller Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Books-A-Million (Oak Ridge, TN) in August 2014.

Interview

We sat down in the cafe at the store and she began asking me questions about my former employment, explaining the policies and procedures of Books-A-Million, and asking general interview-type questions. We talked a lot about why I chose to apply there and what things I thought I would be good at. All in all, it was a pleasant and short experience that I felt really good about afterwards.

Interview Questions

  • How long do you plan on staying at Books-A-Million?   1 Answer

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Was not bad, I went in for 2 interviews and received the job a couple of days after the second interview. Both of the interviews went well I was told about the discount card and magazine offer. I was informed this was mandatory and I accepted.

    Interview Questions

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Books-A-Million in March 2014.

    Interview

    I filled out a application online and within 3 1/2 weeks heard back. I was asked to come in for an interview and the process was simple. They asked me to tell them about myself, why I wanted to work for them ect. From there I was asked to read about their discount card and magazine programs and if I would be able to produce large selling numbers for them. I was told I would hear back if they were interested. A week later I was sent an email request for a backround check which I am waiting to hear about.

    Interview Questions

    • If I was unable to provide a large number of discount card sales was I ok with not getting hours.   Answer Question
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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Filled out an application and was called in for an interview. Questions focused on customer service, how to handle difficult customers, and ability to sell the discount card. Was called about a week later with an offer. Went in the next day to fill out paperwork, etc. Started working a few days later. Very simple and painless process.

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Books-A-Million in July 2013.

    Interview

    Well I was out of a job and I did my normal calling to see if anyone was hiring, I talked to the manager and she said they were doing interviews, so I filled out the application and called her back when I was done. She then schedule me to come in for a interview, the interview was very short and sweet. Got another call a couple days later with a job offer.

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Books-A-Million (Davenport, FL) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online via the Books-a-Million website but never got a call back. Two weeks later I came into the store and asked to speak to the hiring manager and she asked if I had time now for an interview. I was taken to the back office where she asked me about my sales experience and other various questions. After this I had a brief talk with the store HR who also asked me some of the same questions. Both stressed about how 5% of sales were to be made by each employee. The Management staff was very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. The Manager explained that there are ways of making more than minimum wage selling magazine subscriptions and membership cards.

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Books-A-Million (Lake Charles, LA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    I applied on a Tuesday, got a call to schedule the interview on a Saturday and had the interview on Tuesday. The interview was at 11:00 and I arrived 15 minutes early. They gave me some papers to read and told me to wait in the cafe. The interviewer came at around 11:10 and the interview lasted about 20 minutes. She asked me to tell her about myself, asked about previous jobs/experience, what days/hours I would be availiable, and a few "what would you do if..." questions. She explained the job to me and also the benefits. She explained that it was a sales job and all employees are required to offer and sell a certain amount of discount cards. She also asked what type of books i liked, my favorite book and why, etc. I also told her that I was starting college in the summer and she asked to bring in my class schedule when I got it and she would be in touch. And I said I would bring it the next week when I would get classes scheduled.

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Books-A-Million (Aiken, SC) in September 2010.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online, and got a call within a week to come in for an interview. Make sure you smile at all times, and that you have knowledge of books,electronics,etc. I recommend going into the store and browsing a little before you come in for your interview. If hired you will be cross trained, so you may want to state in your interview something about being a quick learner. You need to be detailed,and of course love to read.
    Some interview questions:
    Do you love to read, and what's your favorite book?
    Tell me about a time a customer was rude to you and how did you handle it.
    Tell me about a time you gave excellent customer service.
    Are you comfortable selling our discount card program?

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you gave excellent customer service.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non negotiable

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Books-A-Million (Dothan, AL) in January 2010.

    Interview

    went in and spoke to a manager. did a background check and passed and begain training a few days later.

    Negotiation

    what negotiation?? i did not have a say in what i would have liked to get paid.

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    Bookseller/Barista Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Books-A-Million (Fort Myers, FL) in November 2009.

    Interview

    At the time, the old GM was being relocated so I ended up being interviewed by the old and new GM. They were both very friendly, asked if I minded selling their Millionaire's Club Card and Magazines For Millionaires programs, and inquired about my life and experience. I was told by a former employer that BAM did in fact check my references, thankfully they all gave me glowing reviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a problem selling our Discount Cards or singing people up for out Magazines For Millionaires programs?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There were no opportunities for negotiating.

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