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What's the dress code at Barnes and Noble?

Never Know
28.09.2012
Never Know

I'm going to apply there, and I was wondering what the dress code for employees are. What would I have to wear to work? Being a good girl, I don't have piercings, or unique colored hair, or tattoos or anything, so I dont have to worry about that.

When I go in to turn in my app I want I make sure that I look up to standard to them so maybe I'll stick out a little bit, so I was thinking of wearing a polo (buttoned to the top!) under a cardigan and a nice pair of jeans, and my hair french braided. I'm a 17-year-old girl by the way. I would dress much nicer than that if do get an interview tho.

Do you think that's a good idea?

Added (1). Whenever I can go, there's only guys working the book sales. All the girls work at the Starbucks.

Added (2). Whenever I go only men are working the book sales, it seems the women all work at the Starbucks, which has different dress code

Matt
28.09.2012
Matt

How about walking in and taking a look.

Bill
28.09.2012
Bill

Haven't you ever been to a Barnes & Noble store? What were the employees wearing when you were there? Nice/neat casual.

Sam
28.09.2012
Sam

I was always told that you dress one step above the job you're applying for. Dress as professional as possible, including handbags and SHOES. (no open toed shoes or tennishoes) Most people forget that shoes are a major thing. All employers look at what shoes you have decided to wear.
Just because you're only turning in an application doesnt mean you should dress less than you would for an interview. I have met employers who will randomly interview right on the spot if they have the time to and you look professional.

Casey Y
28.09.2012
Casey Y

Yes, the coffee shop employees need to wear all black.

You will likely drop off your application to someone other than the manager, so how you dress won't really matter. For the interview, I would dress conservatively, but nothing crazy. When I worked at one, employees tended to be somewhat edgy. Wacky hair color, tattoos and piercings were somewhat common.

At 17, there is a decent chance they won't want you. They will want someone old enough to at least have a decent amount of literary knowledge under their belt. You need to know the names of famous authors and books.

I would study up on current books and big authors, if you do get an interview. Be familiar with the NY Times Bestseller list.