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Woodworkers Interview

25 Questions and Answers Written by Professional Interviewers

Question 1 of 25
What type of wood do you have the most experience in crafting?
User-Submitted Answers
Douglas fir pine redwood also cutting boards of various hardwoods.
Hardwoods, such as walnut, ash, oak, and poplar.
All woods, but I prefer to work with hardwoods like oak, walnut and hickory.
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Question 2 of 25
What type of woodworking machines are you most fluent in?
User-Submitted Answers
Table saws, routers, planers, jointers.
Question 3 of 25
What has been your biggest challenge?
User-Submitted Answers
When I first got the skilsaw, cutting super straigt lines, I learned to make a jig.
Question 4 of 25
What wood project have you worked on that was very complex?
Question 5 of 25
Tell me about the wood products you have created and mass produced before.
User-Submitted Answers
A shed, porch, company building, house and a barn.
Stops for the exterior of window prior to glazing the glass.
Currently in school we are doing a production run of an occasional able with a single dovetailed drawer and 2 doors.
I don't do mass production, I create custom handmade one-of-a kind furniture.
Question 6 of 25
Do you enjoy working with your hands and mind?
User-Submitted Answers
Yes, when I picture the project in my mind I have a better understanding of how to manufacture.
Yes, I like the process of turning a concept into a physical reality.
Absolutely, I love having a final product that you can touch and feel.
Question 7 of 25
Explain a time where you took initiative as a Woodworker.
User-Submitted Answers
I worked at a wood shop and made sculpture bases. I always had a large workload and always met my deadliness.
Question 8 of 25
Tell me about your leadership skills.
User-Submitted Answers
I lead by example. I am not one to stand by and and dictate tasks. I am willing to jump in and help with what I ask them to do. I find that getting along with employees goes a long ways. I am willing to jump in and help when an employee needs it.
I am very good at leading. My officer in charge has made me in charge at times.
I am a good listener, show by example, and patient.
Question 9 of 25
Do you work well under pressure?
Question 10 of 25
What causes you stress on the job? How do you handle that stress?
Question 11 of 25
Are you efficient with your time?
User-Submitted Answers
At times I struggle with time management but have learned to make task lists with times.
Question 12 of 25
Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Woodworker?
User-Submitted Answers
I grew up working with my dad, with a combined 10 years working in wood shops and cabinet/counter tops.
Question 13 of 25
How do you prioritize your work when you have multiple projects to complete?
User-Submitted Answers
I look at all the projects and and make a list of most important with a task list with times to have them done.
Question 14 of 25
How do you practice safety on the job?
User-Submitted Answers
Safety glasses, back brace, lift properly.
Always being alert, making sure that I am always wearing my PPE and using machines correctly.
Eye and ear protection along with dust masks and steel toe boots.
Question 15 of 25
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
User-Submitted Answers
Wood glue, I'm working with it more to improve.
Sometimes I can be a little overly critical of my work.
Complex joinery, I practice at it daily.
Question 16 of 25
What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Woodworker?
User-Submitted Answers
It would be a perfectionist. Which helps me to strive to do my very best.
Question 17 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User-Submitted Answers
I believe I would be a great asset for this position and my woodworking experience will help me in providing good customer service and have a lot of the same goals as your mission statement.
Question 18 of 25
What do you know about our company?
User-Submitted Answers
That you have been in business for for 44 years and sell an enormous variety woodworking tools, machinery and supplies.
You provide woodworking training shipping/receiveing training and have a regular high school.
Question 19 of 25
What do you like most about woodworking?
User-Submitted Answers
The building things and it brings into play my perfectionism.
Question 20 of 25
Have you done this kind of work before?
User-Submitted Answers
Yes I grew up around woodworking as well as worked in several wood shops as well as cabinet and counter top construction.
Question 21 of 25
How are your math skills?
Question 22 of 25
How detail oriented are you?
User-Submitted Answers
Very. Which comes along with being a perfectionist.
Question 23 of 25
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Question 24 of 25
What are your career goals as a Woodworker?
Question 25 of 25
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Woodworker?

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