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Why do you want to work here?
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The interviewer wants to hear that you are passionate about working for them. Think of the aspects you like most about this bookstore. Perhaps you have a friend who works there and loves it. Maybe you are looking forward to a significant discount on books. Just share what you like most about the company, and share that this is a big part of why you want to work for this organization.
Answer examples
"I am a passionate shopper of your store and an avid reader who loves to share that with others. As an inspiring writer, I would love to surround myself with up and coming authors and readers. As a customer, I believe in your store's values around customer care and the services you provide to the community."
Entry Level answer example
"I have a friend who works here in the summer months, between semesters, and he said it's the best job he's ever held. He recommended that I apply here because I am equally passionate about research and reading. I would be a great resource for your customers."
Experienced answer example
"I have worked for larger big-box book retailers which makes me value, even further, the worth that small business brings to our community. I want to be a part of the movement that gets kids off of their phones, and interested in books again! I have some great ideas for community reading initiatives."

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User-Submitted Answers

Why do you want to work here?
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Well, I've been a customer here before and it looks like a great place to work. Everyone I have encountered seems to want the best for the customers which can't be said for larger stores. Also, it would be a great opportunity to pair my customer service knowledge with my love of books.
2.
I could not imagine a better atmosphere to work in. Being surrounded by books, a coffee shop, and such a relaxing environment seems like a no brainer. Who wouldn't want to experience such tranquility each day in their job.?
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I couldn't imagine a better atmosphere to work in. Being surrounded by books, a coffee shop, and a relaxing environment seems like the perfect place to work.
4.
I need the money and its right where I live..
5.
To have a good relationship with books beside gaining experience and new friends.
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This place is so inspiring, walking in you can just get lost. It's exciting and enticing and appealing. Plus the music is brilliant.
7.
I love to read and I want to help people who have not found that one book that will change their life.
8.
I love to read and I want to help people who are not that into reading find the book that would inspire them to read more.
9.
I want to work in an environment I am comfortable in with like minded people and promting a product I believe in.
10.
I want a job here because I plan to go into public relations after college and I feel that working here would enhance my skills for my future career goals.
11.
Its local and I live close by. Not to mention I'm comfortable with this area and feel like it won't be long before I feel at home.
12.
I want experience in this field and believe there is a lot to learn considering this is good book shop and its always busy which means there is good administration.
13.
I want a job here because I have a passion for literature and books, KI always have and I have customer service experience so I believe combining both of those would be beneficial.
14.
Dymocks is one of my favorite stores and a place I feel extremely comfortable.
15.
I have a profound interest in collecting and reading books and this company is one of the most successful bookstore near my premises where I can nurture my interest. Moreover, I feel confident about my skills would help the bookstore business more successful.
16.
This job is close to the University and deals with textbooks that I have likely used. I will be able to help other students and classmates find the best deal on books by working here. It will be easy to advocate the store.
17.
I would like to utilize my skills and experience to serve and help local community and local peole.
18.
Because of the circumstances that I can do anywhere which can expand my experience for future.
19.
We think in thought, the quality of our thought is only as good as the quality of our language, I want to be an environment that cultivates and permeates that ideal.
20.
Because I have a passion for books, and want the opportunity to spread it to others. I want to work and be more involved in what I enjoy.
21.
I want to expand my knowledge and experience in retail.
22.
It has been something I've wanted to do for a long time and I truly believe it'll be a really good experience and I'll learn a lot.
23.
I want to work in a Christian bookstore that is dedicated to serving the Christian community by providing Christ centered products.
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I wanted to work wholeheartedly where I can use and improve my skills as well as work in a Christ centered community. I am teachable and I believe that I can help support your business operations as well as upholding a high standard of customer service.
25.
I love books. It's been my dream to work somewhere I love.
26.
I want a job here because this is my favourite book store, I love books and want to share that passion with others.
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I believe that I can use my experience gained in my last role, to help and guide customers in their purchases and creating a good rapport with people and making them feel welcome and happy to shop in this store.
28.
I think you'll be a great experience for me.
29.
I love books. I love reading, and this place feels like home.
30.
For growth and challenges.
31.
I am a college student and I am looking for something part time. This will allow me to work while gaining customer service experience. After seeing the online reviews- what better place to work where the employees are happy to come to work to provide a service to the customer.
32.
I really love books and as I said earlier your shops are very welcoming.
33.
I can get chance to help my parents with getting my own monthly expenditure.
34.
I love books, being surrounded by reading material puts my mind at ease, it's a happy place for me.
35.
I want to work here because I truly do believe I would enjoy it. I am a firm believer that people are better workers when they actually love what they're doing, when they come in to the job not only because they have the necessary skill set and need a pay check but because they actually love what they're doing. This is the type of place that I spend my free time. I never turn down a trip in here even if I don't need anything I can come in here and spend four hours looking around without even realizing it. That's the kind of place I would like to work. A place that I usually don't want to leave.
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Because I love books. I love people. I love bookshops.