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It can be difficult to get hired. They get so many people applying, it's well accepted that you usually have to apply several times just to get hired, and then rehired to be kept on permanently.
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I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Half Price Books (Lewisville, TX).
I was surprised, they called me back the next day to set up an interview after applying online. They were running behind because they were busy that day, but once we started the interview didn't take very long. The assistant manager and a shift manager were both in on the interview, and for the most part asked very basic questions. Why I applied, what kinds of books I like, how I would handle an angry customer, etc etc etc. They threw me off at the end with questions about who wrote A Tale of Two Cities, who wrote 1984, and asked me if I could list a couple of books by Charles Dickens. In the end they didn't hire me, but also didn't bother telling me no, which was frustrating. They put me off when I called again after a week and never called again.
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Half Price Books tries to live up to its name and its hippie roots. The bookstore chain sells used and new books, magazines, videos, DVDs, and music. Only about half of the merchandise it sells is new. Its roughly 110 stores are located in more than 15 states, primarily Texas. Its wholesale catalog division, Texas Bookman, reprints classics and other public domain works. Half Price Books has grown slowly but steadily; its stores keep a small-company look with secondhand and employee-made furnishings. The company was started by Ken Gjemre and Pat Anderson (late mom of ...