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Barnes & Noble Bookseller Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2017
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Bookseller Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

Interview

Basic questions about using g common sense and good manners to solve problems and handle customers. Book knowledge a plus. Prior retail experience helpful but not necessary. Show up on time and be yourself. And be positive. The hours can get long around the holidays and they want upbeat team players.

Interview Questions

  • How would you resolve a conflict with a co-worker?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Barnes & Noble

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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Interviewing at Barnes and Noble was an easy process and the Assistant Manager was very nice and our conversation was interesting. It was an enjoyable experience and easy if you are familiar with different books and authors.

    Interview Questions


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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Coralville, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I waited for ten minutes in the cafe for the interviewer to join me. He was unorganized, had no idea of my background or where I submitted my application, and took forever to get through his questions. He seemed distracted and uninterested the entire time.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an example of one time you had to change tactics to work with a coworker or customer? Be as specific as possible.   1 Answer
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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clifton, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Clifton, NJ).

    Interview

    Went in for short interview with manager (about 15 minutes), relaxed and casual, very easy process. Felt more like a chat about former jobs and what I liked and disliked about them than an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a situation at your last job that you could have handled better?   Answer Question

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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    Interview

    I applied online, and got a call back after a couple of weeks. The interview was fast and easy. Two managers asked me very basic questions while I sat in the cafe on site.

    Interview Questions


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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    Interview

    Called for a group interview, got called a few hours after the group interview to set up an individual interview for the next day, and got the job offer and started the on boarding process within a week.

    Interview Questions


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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    Interview

    Group interview, answer basic interview questions, then pick out your favorite book in the store and "pitch a sale" to the hiring manager. If she likes your pitch, then you've got a great shot, hand-selling is important with book selling because it gets people to buy more than what they came in for which is where most of the sales come from.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you comfortable with hand-selling?   1 Answer

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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    Interview

    Only take online applications. No need to come into the store or call, just apply through the stores site. Managers will contact you if your resume looks good. You'll have 2 interviews before offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a time you had to overcome opposition?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work at Barnes and Noble   Answer Question
    • Do you have a membership and do you think you would be successful at selling them?   Answer Question
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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble (Baton Rouge, LA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The application and interview process were both extremely simple. I filled out an application and included my referring employee. I received an email response within the next three days requesting an interview. The interview was very brief and included an overview of the store's various departments.

    Interview Questions


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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnes & Noble.

    Interview

    it was a straightforward interview, we sat in the manager's office and they asked me a couple of questions. The basic stuff like "what kind of books do you like reading" and "are you an organized individual". It took about 30-45 minutes, felt pretty short really.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me a situation where you had to work together as a team"   Answer Question

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