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Books-A-Million Interview Questions

Updated Oct 4, 2017
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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (North Canton, OH) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Typical questions regarding availability. They also asked about your ability to sell discount cards and magazines. In addition I was asked a bit about knowledge of literature. Mostly they were interested in availability as they are a retail business you had to be available on weekends and holidays.

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  2.  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Books-A-Million.

    Interview

    Applied online and received an invitation for a one-on-one in-person interview with a manager. She was nice enough and the interview was easy, but she seemed extremely uncomfortable with the fact that I already had a bachelors degree. I was looking for a flexible position to hold while I was in graduate school and would have stayed there for 4-5 years if I'd been hired. After the interview, I did not receive any further communications from BAM.

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  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Towson, MD
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Towson, MD).

    Interview

    Asked a few questions about my customer service and sales experience. I exchanged information about job. I was able to ask about responsibilities. Met others employees and chatted with them. Toured facility and observed work.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience in sales   1 Answer

  4.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    After filling out the online application, you get a call back to schedule an interview. The first interview is with an assistant manager. They ask you basic questions such as tell me about yourself, why do you want to work here, when would you be available, etc. After that you, if they liked you, you will have an interview with the general manager who will ask about the same questions but you will go into more depth about your skills and qualifications.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?

      What would you consider your biggest strength?   1 Answer

  5.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fredericksburg, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Fredericksburg, VA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Quick and easy asked simple questions. I had one interview with the assistant manager then another interview with the head manager. They were both kind and the interview process was all done in a timely fashion.

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  6. Helpful (3)  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salina, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Salina, KS).

    Interview

    You sit down with the assistant manager for the normal interview questions. They then go over the job requirements if hired. Ask you why you want to work at a bookstore. Ask you to "sell" your favorite book to them. If they liked you, you get a second interview set up with the general manager of the location. They ask you the exact same questions as the first interview. They go deeper into the explanation of the job requirements. If they you, youre background check is run. If you pass, youre offered the job.

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  7. Helpful (2)  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aiken, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Aiken, SC) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I first meet with the assistant manager who asks basic interview questions. I guess he liked me enough to where he sends the general manager to speak to me. The general manager asked me some of the same questions and he went into detail about the job and what it requires along with its benefits. I assumed they both liked me since the assistant manager came back and told me they would send me an email for a background check.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you learned in the last 7 days?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (2)  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Bern, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (New Bern, NC) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I applied on-line back in March and heard nothing, so I reapplied in August. Two days later, I printed out my resume, walked in the store, and asked to speak to the manager. The assistant manager was there so I spoke to her, and she arranged a second interview with the general manager.

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  9. Helpful (1)  

    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (Montgomery, AL) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Very simple, laid back. One of the most easy interviews I've ever had to do. Make sure that you have a lot of general knowledge on BAM! in general, because that was asked of me in my interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about BAM! ?   1 Answer

  10.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in East Stroudsburg, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Books-A-Million (East Stroudsburg, PA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The interview went really well. The manager was friendly and made sure to make me feel comfortable as this was my first interview. We talked about my favorite books and areas of interest and what my duties would be if I were hired. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.

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