Before your job interview, make sure you are familiar with the company mission and values. You could visit the company website, read employee reviews or talk to anyone you know that works there. Learn as much as you can! Your interest in current seasonal promotions and ongoing events will show them how well you would integrate into this position.
Watch the videos on their website or social media and take note of the information on their careers page if one is available. Be prepared to talk about how much you appreciate their values such as doing book drives for the community schools. Whatever their mission is, you need to know it.
"I come to your bookstore weekly! I'm passionate about reading and love that you do author readings each week showcasing new talent and promoting the lost art of hard copy reading material."
Entry Level answer example
"As an avid reader, I often purchase gifts for my friends and family centered around books. I have checked out your website and followed you on Facebook and Instagram. You also have great reviews from your loyal customers on Yelp. All of these things make me excited to work here."
Experienced answer example
"I am familiar with all of the community efforts your bookstore facilitates. Local author readings and book signings are an excellent way for our city to become familiar with talent in their city. I also greatly appreciate the fact that you have fundraised 10,000 books in the past three years for underprivileged children. These are all reasons why I am excited to join your business."