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Barnes & Noble Book Seller Interview Questions

Updated Jun 23, 2017
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Book Seller Interview

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.

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    Book Seller Interview

    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 February 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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    Book Seller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    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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    Book Seller Interview

    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 September 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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    Book Seller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    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.   2 Answers

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    Book Seller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Florence, KY) in October 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?   2 Answers
    • Why did you leave your previous job?   1 Answer

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    Book Seller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    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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    Book Seller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    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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    Book Seller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble in August 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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    Book Seller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Flint, MI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Flint, MI) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a phone call a few days later setting up an interview. From there my interview was pretty basic. I got questions like what I would do in my free time while at work, or how would I make a new coworker feel welcome, or what would I do if I had a problem with a coworker.

    The interviewer also broke down the process of training and that it would include learning the cafe basics and the nook. After that she asked if I had any questions and explained that those called back for a second interview would know by the beginning of the next week.

    Interview Questions

    • I guess the most "difficult" question I was asked was one asking what I would do if someone approached me and didn't know what they were looking for. What made it difficult was simply the fact that I wasn't aware of their procedures per se.   1 Answer

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