Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Borders
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- I Was Actually the Interviewer (1)
- Children's Department Lead (1)
Sales Associate Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Borders (Highland Park, IL).
Hiring was relaxed, interview was detailed including my ability to relate to customers in a friendly way. I was Johnny-on-the-Spot so had to change gears and do it quickly.
- What animal was I most like and why? 1 Answer
Other Interview Reviews for Borders
Sales Associate InterviewDeclined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Borders (Torrance, CA) in March 2010.
I was called by the manager and we scheduled a date form y interview. I arrived right on time but had to wait twenty minutes for my interviewer to show up. Then when we finally had the interview he had me sign papers. But then the whole thing went down the drain when I told him my age: 16 1/2. He told me they had a 18 and older policy. But what I don't understand is, my age and birthday, mind you, was everywhere on my application. Why did he waste my time and his?
- What would you bring to our organization? 1 Answer
Sales Associate InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Borders (Novi, MI) in November 2009.
I looked online on Borders.com for employment at this specific store in Novi and got a call the next day to come in for an interview. Came into the store for a 1 on 1 interview..we conducted the interview in the mall on the couches. It went well, with questions on what books am I into, and how comfortable I am in selling books that I may not be familiar with.
- How you wold you assist a customer in a book genre that you are not into? Answer Question
Sales Associate InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Borders (Burlington, VT) in March 2009.
Easy questions - but manager was sketchy.
- What department do you want to work in? 1 Answer
they give everyone the same pay - which is very low.
Sales Associate InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Borders in June 2008.
The online application was strangely elusive, like they were trying to trick you, so you just had to be as honest as possible and not try top guess what they wanted or you'd slip up. This is a very popular company to work with, so tenacity in getting an interview and follow up are key. They were not hiring at the time of my interview, a minor annoyance, but the experience was enlightening about big corporation cookie-cutter interviews.
- If a customer complained about the service and/or their purchased product, how would you handle the situation? 1 Answer
Sales Associate InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Borders in November 2009.
The interview went really well, until I told them I had MS (fatigue related) and all interest was lost. I just wanted a job thru the Christmas rush. I love books, and I love talking to people about them. I was overqualified, and on the application it had a question regarding "special accomodations". On that question I put will discuss, and up until we reached that portion of the interview he was talking about "when u start etc" and then the interview literally shut down after I said I had MS, and the only accomodation I had was I would need the shorter hours at a time, the typical shifts no one wants, I would fill in for. He was open to that until the "dreaded MS" came up.
- I see here you put you would like to discuss accomodations, could you please clarify? 1 Answer
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