Animal husbandry workers are responsible for the care of animals as it relates to managing their breeding. They take care of different kinds of animals from livestock to pets, and select them for desirable traits such as performance or personality traits. They work typically work outdoors and are expected to have the stamina to do the work effectively throughout the day. The educational requirements vary. Some employers may only require a high school diploma and provide on-the-job training, while other employers may require an associate's degree or other vocational program.
The interview process for animal husbandry workers will focus on your ability to care for animals and make decisions that determine the effectiveness of breeding animals. This will involve your understanding of animals and their husbandry, as well as your ability to facilitate selective breeding (e.g. persuading selected animals to mate by manipulating their environment, etc.). Your potential employer will need to be convinced that you have deep knowledge of the animals you'll be expected to manage.
To prepare for an interview for animal husbandry professionals, look carefully at the job description and determine its requirements. Compare them to your qualifications. If you have any shortcomings, bridge the gap by thinking of ways that any of your previous experience with animals and altering their behavior resulted in a positive outcome. Regardless, focus on your ability to interpret the nonverbal communication of animals and how you use that information to manage their care effectively and safely. Demonstrate your expertise by sharing knowledge of animal mating patterns and behaviors in concise ways, framing your knowledge in simple and accurate 'if-then' and 'when-then' statements. Finally, make sure you know what the animals are being breeded for, so that you can talk about desirable traits to those ends.