I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barnes & Noble in September 2013.
Interview Details – I was asked a number of questions concerning my previous experience and how it relates to work at Barnes & Noble, as well as what sparked my interest in the company. The interviewer was very nice and engaging.
Interview Question – How have you dealt with conflict in the workplace? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Barnes & Noble in August 2013.
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I applied online and got a phone call a few days later setting up an interview. From there my interview was pretty basic. I got questions like what I would do in my free time while at work, or how would I make a new coworker feel welcome, or what would I do if I had a problem with a coworker.
The interviewer also broke down the process of training and that it would include learning the cafe basics and the nook. After that she asked if I had any questions and explained that those called back for a second interview would know by the beginning of the next week.
Interview Question – I guess the most "difficult" question I was asked was one asking what I would do if someone approached me and didn't know what they were looking for. What made it difficult was simply the fact that I wasn't aware of their procedures per se. View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Barnes & Noble.
Interview Details – I was incredibly lucky with this interview. I had been looking for a job for a few weeks and decided the local Barnes&Noble would be a good choice. I went in up to the information desk to ask for an application. Turns out I asked the manager and as he handed it to me he told me to bring it back to him personally as soon as I had filled it out. I brought it back and he immediately brought me in for the interview. They didn't have any positions available at the time but he told me he would contact me when they did. After a couple months I had given up but I got a call saying they wanted me in as soon as I could.
Interview Question – I've never liked the question of tell me about yourself. I hadn't mastered the ability to sell myself at that point and I didn't know what might be important and what might be trivial information. It would be easier answering more focused questions such as what is your level of education or what do you do in your spare time. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiation it was my first job and it was for a part time hourly employee, not much wiggle room.
Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at Barnes & Noble in October 2011.
Interview Details – What can I say, it's Barnes and Nobles. The interview was easy as cake. Walk in there and look presentable and you will get the job. Just fill out the application and go to the interview. It's that easy. The person who interviewed me was a manager and he was easy going.
Interview Question – Do you enjoy reading? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Barnes & Noble in September 2009.
Interview Details – I heard there was a new store opening up in my area. i printed an appication, brought it down in person. i was told when the interveiwing was going to take place. made a phone call around the time i was asked to come in that day, had a group interview. the following week i was called and hired. very easy process....
Interview Question – who is your favorite author? View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Barnes & Noble.
Interview Details – When they first called me in for an interview, about a week or two after I first applied, we met on the second floor balcony and did group interviews. Each group had around 8-10 people in them and the manager had everyone introduce themselves before getting started. The manager then took out a pencil and paper and made notes on everyone's answers to the questions she asked. She asked around ten questions and whoever wanted to contribute could. The people that got picked were the ones who volunteered the most AND had smart answers to the questions asked by the manager. Those that stayed quiet and answered two questions were not asked back. I was extremely talkative, made eye contact, and had smart answers and got an offer which I accepted.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was what you would do if a customer was angry. Answer Question
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