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Got any good interview questions???

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by LB Landscaping, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Interviewing an potential employee on Saturday, looking for ideas on some good questions. Got quite a few, just looking for some different perspectives.
  2. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    do YOU speak english?
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,631

    Will you take a drug test ?
  4. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 769

    You seem over qualified, why do you want this job?
  5. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    Tell me, briefly, why I should hire you instead of someone else.
  6. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    How does $4.50hr sound? :)
  7. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    With the quality of help these days I was thinking about holding a mirror up to his mouth to see if it fogs up LOL. Hey Rich for $4.50 I'll come work for you!!!!!:laugh: :laugh:
  8. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    "So,what cha wearing under that dress?"
    OK,maybe not.Remember it's a landscaping job.You're not hiring a rocket scientist.Just ask them what their experience is in regards to landscaping.Do they have any problems working outdoors,in all types of weather?
    How long were they at their last job?Why did they quit or were they laid off of fired?
    What part of landscaping do they enjoy the most?

    I would have asked them to either fill out an application or turn in a resume first though.Then you can get some idea of their background.The interview would then be used to see what kind of person they are.
    Go light on them,but not too lightly.He/she is probably going to be a little nervous,so break the ice with a joke or something.Smile and be pleasant to them.
  9. Zach76

    Zach76 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    My favorite interview question is "Would you rather be the best person on the worst team, or the worst person on the best team, and why?" To me there's not really a right or wrong answer, but you can learn a lot about the person by how they respond to the "why" portion of the question.
  10. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    We work long hours, what does "long hours mean to you"?

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