Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores in February 2014.
Interview Details – I applied back in October for another position and last month I received a call from the district manager. I went on the interview and honestly was excited because I know my background surpassed this position. The interview setting was 3:1 which honestly was annoying but I have to say I did a great job speaking and answering everyone's questions properly. After feeling as if I did a great job and asking when should I hear anything she said within a week because we need to fill the position quickly, I waited 3 weeks to just get rejection email, really?? Extremely impersonal, I would have preferred a call because at least she could have told me why instead of receiving that robotic email. I don't want to throw the discrimination card out there but ...catch! I'm African American and the area is majority white. I think she was a bit shocked that I was African American by the look of all their faces when they saw me. I was dressed well and extremely articulate as always but still was rejected. My background was in much higher volume retail then that. I would have ran circles around them. I have never had a interview and denied the position.
Interview Question – Nothing, it was extremely easy Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores.
Interview Details – Exchange of emails and phone interviews.
Day long 1:1 interview while visiting stores.
Offer at the end of the interview.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult was asked. They had decided to hire me before the interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it. No negotiation.
Interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores
Interview Details – I submitted a resume, wasn't contacted for three weeks, then received an email asking what hours I was available, after responding to them, I didn't hear back for a month when I discovered from a friend that I had been hired and no one had told me.
Interview Question – There were no question asked. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores in September 2012.
Interview Details – I applied for the position in person, a couple days later I got a call from the store manager and scheduled an interview, the interview was one on one, the interview went great and I was called the next day to come in and start the hiring process. For the hiring process I was in a group with other new hires and we all filled out the same forms.
Interview Question – The questions were all pretty standard interview questions such as ; why do you want to work for us? What are your strengths and weaknesses. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied online and interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores.
Interview Details – The interview was not hard. The interviewer just wanted to know the basic customer service experience, and communication skill of interviewee.
Interview Question – Do you know what is the purpose of having a greeter at the entrance? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores in July 2009.
Interview Details – the interview questions are self explantory and easy hiring process they train you and make you look at a video they show you around
Negotiation Details – non
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores in November 2010.
Interview Details – They asked about my experience in retail, and what book I was reading, and where I saw myself, before asking if I had any questions. Given that this started out as a temp job, the interview was short and to the point. There was no sense of an actual interview.
Interview Question – Do you have any questions? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores in August 2013.
Interview Details – Emailed the manager and they referred me to the online application for rush hiring. Got a call within a few days and went to my interview a few days after that. Got one more call not much later telling me I got the job and when the training days were.
Interview Question – How would you describe great customer service? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores.
Interview Details – Interview went well. I applied and got a call back within the same day. I had my interview the following day.
Interview Question – Give an example of a time when you received exceptional customer service. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores in August 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online on a weekend, got a call next Monday and interviewed next Thursday. It was a group interview. Manager did her best to be all laid back and friendly. Questions were, in my opinion, just average considering it was a temporary position (they were hiring for the fall busy season). They included the classic what was the most difficult situation you managed and what would you do if you found out a employee/customer was stealing. She then went on and explained the company's policy. It was just okay. Not difficult but not too easy.
Interview Question – What's a good excuse for being late? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
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