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Updated Sep 19, 2014
Updated Sep 19, 2014
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Cashier/Bookseller Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Avondale, AZ
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Avondale, AZ
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Borders.

Interview Details

This was back in 2008 when applications were still in paper format with some being online, hence I filled out the form after inquiring as to any openings, returned same day; within a week was called to see if I was still interested which I was; two days later an in-person interview on one of their cafe tables surrounded by customers and employees, the questions of why would I want to work for Borders, what are my interests, where do I see myself half a decade hence, how long would I be willing to work for them-short/long term and if I was interested in moving up the corporate ladder. The lady conducting the interview was smiling, relaxed and very friendly-she was happy that I had questions of my own for her.

Interview Questions
  • Due to being six years ago, I cannot answer this question.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Cashier/Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Borders in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received call back about 2 days later. Met with the store manager and had a casual interview in the dining section of the coffee place. He asked me about 5 standard questions and since I was a student, didn't require background check or drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you a handle a difficult or rude customer?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None. I got paid the minimum wage blues.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier/Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Borders in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I met with the hiring manager and the store manager. Very normal questions. After the fact, they checked my references. The hiring manager was straightforward, and she knew the stress questions. Expect that the store manager is vague, unclear, and wordy in comparison to his hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I needed full-time, not part-time work; they needed an answer to whether I would work for them in less than 24 hours.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier/Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Borders in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview was super informal with the sales manager. He told me he was going to ask me the same 5 questions he had asked all the other potential candidates and that he also would not look at my employment history until after my interview during the decision phase. Both of these statements seemed a little odd to me but since it is a part time retail position I really shouldn't expect they care much about administrative skills I suppose. I wasn't really even asked anything about books or my interest in them. I would say staying cheerful and engaging during the interview and focusing the discussion on your customer service skills would be the best path in a Borders' interview. I was called less than two hours after my interview with a job offer. None of my references were called and I highly doubt they did a background check during that time.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I was hired as a part time, temporary position.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier/Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Borders in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was brought in for a group interview. I had no retail experience per se, having gone from computer programmer to stay-at-home mother to massage therapist. A woman in the group had very good retail experience and out shined everyone else. Interviewer only seemed interested in speaking to me about how nice it is to have a massage. Had trouble turning the conversation around to show that massage therapists need excellent customer service skills.

    Interview Questions
    • If someone were looking for a book from a genre that you knew nothing about, what would you do?   Answer Question
    • If you found out a fellow employee were stealing, what would you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier/Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Borders in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied online -- which they make all new prospective employees do -- but found that, despite them calling me in for an interview, that the face-to-face time was largely perfunctory and that they had already decided against me based on a lack of experience (for a job that arguably requires no experience). I found the hiring manager to be distracted and non-engaged and did not have a pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What's your favorite genre of book?   Answer Question
    • Explain to me how you would handle a complaint where the customer was out of line.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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