Barnes & Noble Book Seller Interview Questions

Updated Sep 27, 2017

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Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Hackensack, NJ) in May 2017

Interview

Applied Online, asked a lot of questions about prior experience – since this was my first job, I talked about experiences at school. TIP: You can say you love B&N/reading books/hanging out in the store, but don't let them think that you're going to try to sit around reading books instead of working.

Interview Questions
  • Why do you want to work at Barnes&Noble?
    Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time you had to do two things at once
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Anonymous Employee in Coralville, IA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Coralville, IA) in Feb 2017

Interview

I filled out an online application and got a call from one of the managers a couple of days later to schedule an in-person interview. The interview was easy, it felt more like having a pleasant conversation with someone I had just met rather than a job interview. I was informed right away that I was hired. All I had to do was pass a background check.

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Anonymous Employee in United States
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (United States)

Interview

Really laid-back, I had my interview in the cafe and they asked me questions like "What is your favorite book?" or "How would you sell that book to a customer?"

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Anonymous Employee in United States
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (United States) in Jan 2017

Interview

I applied online, they called me back about two weeks later with a phone screening and to schedule and in person interview. The interview was a group interview with about 9 other people. They asked almost the same questions as the phone screening and they did a role play where you’re the book seller and the other was a customer. Pretty easy interview I accepted the offer.

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Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Nashville, TN) in Sep 2016

Interview

Simple, brief, good questions. The manager was great. I enjoyed getting to know her and felt like she was actually interested in me, and not just interested in asking the questions so she could be done

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Anonymous Employee in United States
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

 I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (United States)

Interview

The process was very relaxed. First they call you to do a phone screening, then they bring you in for an in person interview. They'll check up on your references and call you back to offer you a position (or not). They want to know that you're a reader, and what kinds of books you like so that they can put you in sections you'd be comfortable working in.

Interview Questions
  • Who is your favorite author, what books do you like to read.
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Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Florence, KY) in Oct 2015

Interview

I am going in for an interview tomorrow, it took almost a week for them to reply to my application, beforehand i formally introduced myself to the manager. Ill list the questions from over the phone here... I was offered to meet in person by the end of it, everything was a lot more laid back than i expected.

Interview Questions
  • What is one of the books you're currently reading?
  • Why did you leave your previous job?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in United States
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (United States)

Interview

The first interview that I went through was pretty casual. Very general questions and conversation including things like "what's your favorite book?" The second interview with the main store manager was a little more formal and in-depth.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in United States
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (United States)

Interview

I first applied online for the position of book seller and I was contacted by the manager for an over the phone interview a little less than a week later. We spoke for ten or fifteen minutes, with her asking questions like "what makes you a good fit?" and "why this company?" before she asked me to come into the store for an in-person interview. It was very informal and made me feel at ease, which I liked. The face to face interview was generally the same type of questions, but by a different person (another manager I believe). Unfortunately did not get the position, but the whole experience was not unpleasant.

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Anonymous Employee in United States
Accepted Offer
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (United States) in Aug 2013

Interview

I was asked a number of questions concerning my previous experience and how it relates to work at Barnes & Noble, as well as what sparked my interest in the company. The interviewer was very nice and engaging.

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