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Nursery and Greenhouse Interview Questions

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In your own words, how are perennials different from biennials and annuals?

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  1. 1.

    In your own words, how are perennials different from biennials and annuals?

  2. 2.

    Are you familiar with what we do at this nursery / greenhouse?

  3. 3.

    Why do you want to work for our nursery / greenhouse?

  4. 4.

    How do you stay organized on the busiest of days?

  5. 5.

    What sort of related tools, machines, or equipment do you have experience working with?

  6. 6.

    What are your favorite plants, and why?

  7. 7.

    Do you have any education related to the care of plants?

  8. 8.

    If hired here, how long do you believe you would stay at our company?

  9. 9.

    Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?

  10. 10.

    What are your salary expectations?

  11. 11.

    Tell me about your experience with plant propagation.

  12. 12.

    Tell me about your experience with hybrid plants.

  13. 13.

    Have you ever witnessed a plant die and could not place a reason behind it?

  14. 14.

    What challenges do you most anticipate with this position?

  15. 15.

    Would you consider yourself a team player?

  16. 16.

    Tell me about your experience with plant diseases.

  17. 17.

    Do you have any gardening experience?

  18. 18.

    Why do you want a career in botany?

  19. 19.

    Why are you the best candidate for our nursery / greenhouse?

  20. 20.

    What do you enjoy most about your current nursery job?

  21. 21.

    In your opinion, what three shrubs should every landscaping job include?

  22. 22.

    What sparked your interest in botany?

  23. 23.

    Where did you first learn to care for plants?

  24. 24.

    What is your communication style with customers when it comes to teaching them about plants, and gardening?

  25. 25.

    Which plants do you believe grow well in the shade?

  26. 26.

    Tell me a bit more about yourself.

  27. 27.

    How do you feel about using pesticides?

  28. 28.

    Are you committed to expanding your gardening and plant knowledge?

  29. 29.

    What questions do you have for me?

  30. 30.

    Do you consider yourself a team player?

  31. 31.

    Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

  32. 32.

    How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?

  33. 33.

    How do you like to encourage ideas in others?