Questions and Answers about Barnes & Noble

Here's what people have asked and answered about working for and interviewing at Barnes & Noble.

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What is the best way to get an interview?

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They love it when you call in or come in person to check the status of your application, it shows that you really care! I recommend applying then calling or going in after about a week or two.

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If you know someone who already works there. Also, make sure that you play dumb during your "phone" interview. The person who has called you is extremely wary of anyone with the slightest literary erudition. They then view you as a potential "threat." They are covetous of their "position" and do not want the least form of competition.

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Keep up with your application, talk to the manager about the job

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Fill out the online job application and make sure you write a well-written cover letter. Follow up if you don't hear back from them after two weeks.

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Don't feel bad if you get an automated rejection email. I've applied multiple times and automated responses are all I have received. In my experience, booksellers at Barnes & Noble are not the cream of the crop employees, despite the company's pretentious attitude towards applicants. As a booklover I have requested many books in the past and I often have to spell out titles using common words. I will not be applying again.

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Keep your application updated, and call to check on your application status

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To learn about the company and if possible visit the area and the store.

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Apply online, if you meet the requirements they are looking for you'll receive a phone interview, normally bigger stores also have a face to face interview if they like you in the phone interview. Be honest, but if the manager likes books and the store and you do as well, really all you have to do is be honest to get the job.

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By calling or visiting

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Apply through company website and if the experience matches to the job requirement you will called for interview

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