I notice that a lot of responses here refer to the conventional, professional way to approach this. All these efforts are for naught at BN.
The General Manager will sort through applications, file them and then review them when positions become open. After six months they toss the applications.
Do not ask to speak to the GM or any other manager. It is annoying to the managers because there is little they can or will tell you.
What you can do is call back early in the day or in the mid-afternoon and ask to speak to a manager (these are the least busy times). Say that you dropped of an applicaion and you calling to ask to schedule an interview. Depending on their needs and the nature of your qualifications, you may be able to schedule something.
If you love books and reading, you would do well to apply to Borders or an independent bookshop. BN has very few booksellers on staff these days who read. The push at BN is sell the big titles and get on with it.Should i ask for the hiring manager when turning in application to barns and noble?
Yes. They may tell you that there's no hiring manager, or that their policy is that you leave it at the front desk, but you should always ask anyway just in case. You always want to try to get some "face-time" with the person who will actually be doing the hiring. And make sure that you dress professionally. You don't have to wear a suit or anything, but wear some nice pants or a cute skirt and a nice shirt; don't just go in wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
I would personally dress somewhat nice and ask for a manager, or hiring manager, when turning in the application. Be ready for an interview just incase.Should i ask for the hiring manager when turning in application to barns and noble?
Yes, you will make a better impression if you try to talk to the person directly. This will help set you apart from faceless resumes that are dropped off.Should i ask for the hiring manager when turning in application to barns and noble?
Yes, and make a good first impression.