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Bookstore Interview

25 Bookstore Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.

Question 1 of 25

How often do you shop for books here?

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  1. 1.

    How often do you shop for books here?

      Any store loves to hire people who are passionate about their company. Good customers are your best advocates, so it's a great idea to turn them into dedicated employees. Now is your opportunity to share any specific customer experiences you have had there. Be sure to tell the interviewer how frequently you shop at their bookstore.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I frequently shop for books for myself, and others, at your bookstore. I appreciate that you offer free coffee to keep me shopping for awhile and have the latest selection of books that interest me. Your gift section is great as well. I would say that I shop here at least twice per month."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have shopped here many times before and am a big advocate for supporting local business. Every experience in your bookstore is positive which is why I am applying here. Your customer service is excellent, and your coffee shop makes the best macchiatos!"

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I shop for books here probably once per month. Your customer service comes through when needed, which is what keeps me coming back. I once custom ordered a book from your store. There was an issue, and the book did not arrive for six weeks. Your team went above and beyond in keeping me informed and providing 20% off when the book finally arrived. That level of customer care is not something you can find on Amazon or elsewhere. It was the personal touch that keeps me an avid customer."

      Anonymous Answer

      "This is actually my first time being here. I have heard great comments about this place and planned on coming in. I checked out your Facebook page first and saw the job post there, and thought that I should apply since I always wanted to work at a bookstore."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This response is okay if you are geographically too far away to visit the store. However; if you live nearby and state that you planned to come in, this response could work against you. Saying you 'planned to', along with 'always wanted to work in a bookstore' could be misinterpreted as traits of inaction.

      "Your bookstore came highly recommended to me by a friend who comes here for poetry readings every week. I came by just a few days ago and was impressed with your selection as well as the literary knowledge your staff offered. I follow your social media accounts as well!"

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