Bookstore Interview Questions

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What is your favorite genre of books?

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List of 25 Bookstore Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What is your favorite genre of books?

  2. 2.

    What was the last book you read?

  3. 3.

    Do you have a favorite author?

  4. 4.

    Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.

  5. 5.

    We have had concerns with employee theft recently. What would you do if you caught an employee stealing?

  6. 6.

    If a customer was looking for a particular book that we did not have, how would you turn that into a sale?

  7. 7.

    What do you know about our bookstore?

  8. 8.

    How would you keep a customer engaged and excited about being in our store?

  9. 9.

    Are you a reliable person? Tell me about your punctuality and accountability on the job.

  10. 10.

    What is your favorite book?

  11. 11.

    How often do you find yourself reading?

  12. 12.

    Tell me about your last job. What was your favorite part of the role and why did you leave?

  13. 13.

    Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?

  14. 14.

    Why do you want to work here?

  15. 15.

    How often do you shop for books here?

  16. 16.

    In your opinion, what separates us from the big box bookstores and popular websites?

  17. 17.

    How many hours would you like to work per week?

  18. 18.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  19. 19.

    Bookstores continue to struggle, why do you believe they will always be around?

  20. 20.

    Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.

  21. 21.

    What type of manager brings out the best in you?

  22. 22.

    How many days were you absent from work last year?

  23. 23.

    Are you comfortable handling a cash register and managing transactions?

  24. 24.

    Have you had sales goals in any previous roles?

  25. 25.

    Do you have any leadership experience in a retail environment?