Grounds Maintenance Worker Interview Questions

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When have you misunderstood instructions at your last job? What was the consequences and how did you overcome that?

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    When have you misunderstood instructions at your last job? What was the consequences and how did you overcome that?

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    When have you ran into an issue with a supplier? What was the issue, and how did you resolve it?

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    What type of botany training do you have?

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    Describe what interests you about yard care, and maintaining the property?

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    When have you negotiated a contract or a deal with a supplier?

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    When have you had difficulties creating a full lawn? How did you solve the problem?

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    What type of work environment do you prefer?

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    What do you see yourself doing within the first days of this job?

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    What part of this job description do you see a potential problem with?

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    As you walked into our facility today, what did you notice about our property?

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    What motivates you to work hard?

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    How do you get the best out of your employees or coworkers?

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    Tell me a little about yourself.

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    Do you have any experience using a zero turn mower?

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    What various skills do you have in yard care, landscaping, etc?

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    Do you have any mechanical skills?

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    On a fertilizer bag, what does the three numbers stand for? Example: 20-20-20.

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    When is a proper time to apply fertilizer to the yard? What would you recommend for our grounds, without serious evaluation?

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    What experience do you have pruning shrubs and trees?

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    You may be in charge of hiring and firing of staff, what type of leadership experience do you have with that?

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    Do you believe you are qualified for this role? Do you have proper licenses for this job? If not, are you willing to attend training courses after work hours?

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    If you were hired for our beginning grounds crew position, where do you see yourself within our organization in five years?

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    Have you operated any landscaping equipment, such as a skid steer?

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    What landscaping experience do you have?

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    Why do you want to work for us?

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    How long do you see yourself working for us?

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    What skills are essential for this job?

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    Are you efficient with your time?

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    How are your communication skills?

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    Do you work well unsupervised?

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    When was the ability to prioritize tasks, important in your last position? Give me an example.

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    How often did you miss work at your last job?

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    Why should we hire you?

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    Why are you seeking new employment?

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    Why did you leave your former job?

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    Describe a time you were faced with stresses which tested your skills.

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    Are you a detail oriented person?