Barnes & Noble Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 15, 2015
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Barnes & Noble (Irving, TX) in January 2007.

Interview

Interview once for 15 minutes...Just asked general questions about myself.

Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Barnes & Noble in August 2011.

    Interview

    I went in to fill out an application and I happened to ask a manager for one. They were really friendly and helpful, and I ended getting an interview on the spot. Interviewer was polite, friendly, and personable, and asked great relevant questions. Great interview experience.

    Interview Questions

    • what is a recent book you have read and how would you describe it to someone else if you were going to recommend it?   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Barnes & Noble in December 2010.

    Interview

    The hiring process was great for this company. The interviewers were really nice

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Barnes & Noble in December 2009.

    Interview

    To my knowledge Barnes and Noble is one of few retailers that use paper applications. After filling out one, I handed it off to an employee and was contacted that same day for an interview. I went through two separate interviews. The first one consisted of a store manager and associate asking me pretty basic questions. I was asked why barnes and noble, previous experience and how do I work in certain situations. A specific question was give an example of a time you were given a task that you were unable to complete, how did you handle it? The second interview was with the head manager and consisted of the same type of questions. It was a very laid back process.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a project deadline you could not meet and how did you resolve the conflict?   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Barnes & Noble in January 2009.

    Interview

    I interviewed with one of the Assistant Manager of the store. It was a formal interview done in her office. She asked me to introduce myself and tell her why I wanted to work at this specific store. I explain to her that the main reason was the proximite. As a student at the university, I was able to work in the campus bookstore part time while going to school.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a situation where you handle a angry customer and how was the outcome?   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Barnes & Noble in September 2008.

    Interview

    Was walking through the store and needed a job. The store seemed well kept, so I figured I would apply to supplement the college income. Turned out they were looking for sales positions. I submitted an application to the manager...she reviewed it on the spot and asked if I was willing to interview immediately. I felt I had nothing to lose so I did. About a week went by past the date that I was told I would be informed of the outcome and had not yet been informed so I called and was offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me three of your strengths and three of your weaknesses.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you failed? How did you resolve this?   Answer Question

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