Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Scholastic Book Fairs
- Sales Consultant (4)
- Part Time (2)
- Product Coordinator (2)
- Director (1)
- Warehouse Worker (1)
- Book Fair Consultant/Inside Sales (1)
- Associate (1)
- Assistant Category Manager (1)
- Supply Chain Analyst (1)
- Sales Manager (1)
- Inside Sales Consultant (1)
Sales Consultant Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Scholastic Book Fairs (Lacey, WA).
the culture of the branch was odd. It appeared they only hire management that can mistreat employees and be "not present" and unaware of employees. When I was hired I was told I would not be laid off (stand-by) for the summer.However, I was. What they tell you at the time of the interview turns out to never be true. They tend to give as little information as possible and will say we will get more information later. Later never comes.
- Having Sales Manager ask us to help the General Manager because "his butt is on the line for not getting fair count". Odd since Sales Consultants are terminated for not obtaining their goals and the GM did not present himself to care about his employees. Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Scholastic Book Fairs
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Scholastic Book Fairs (Fenton, MO).
I interviewed with the Sales Manager, Sales Supervisor, and also the HR manager.
- How do you handle a difficult situation? Answer Question
No negotiations; everyone starts out at the same rate, unless you are a sales trainee.
Sales Consultant InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Scholastic Book Fairs (Kennesaw, GA).
Applied for position online through a job posting. Received a screening call from Book Fair Headquarters in Lake Mary Florida. Invited for first in-person interview with hiring Sales Manager, then the General Manager for Sales and Operations. Last interview was with the Human Resources Manager. Also, phone interview with a Sales Consultant.
- They asked a lot of questions about how I handled difficult situations. The questions were repeated, but with a change-up in the wording. Answer Question
Sales Consultant InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Scholastic Book Fairs (Waco, TX) in June 2011.
They asked about a lot of "what would you do in this instance" questions. Basically, you will be calling on places to hold book fairs. I interviewed during the summer, and the office was VERY casual! Flip Flops, tshirts and hats. They said all that stops when school starts back and they have to go professional. Asked about sales experience, how I reached my goals, how I stayed organizied
- When the end of the month comes and you are short on sales, what do you do to try and make them? Answer Question