Getting out of an interview is not a choice. After all, one spends days, sometimes weeks to get to the interview stage. And once you get to this stage, there is no turning back – unless of course you want to start all over again. An interview gives you one last chance to prove yourself as a worthy candidate. Since you will not get any more chances after this, it is important to make the best of this opportunity. Make sure that you are well-prepared in all the areas that an employer expects you to be prepared in.
The first thing that you need to do to prepare for a cabinet installer interview is read up on the company. Find out what its mission and vision are and then align your skills and contributions according to them. Read the job description thoroughly, especially the one provided by the company (to which you responded through a resume and cover letter). Your entire preparation depends on these two things.
Refer to the following set of interview questions and answers once you are done with your preparation.
Do you consider cabinet installation challenging work? How?
Cabinet making is definitely challenging. To the layman, it seems as if putting pieces of wood together and placing them on walls is an easy task. In actuality, there are so many intricacies that one has to look into, which makes each project challenging in its own way.
What is your a particular way or method when constructing a cabinet?
After I have received the go-ahead from a customer, I acquire materials and supplies that I need from vendors and ensure that they are properly stored. I then refer to designs and instructions to cut and shape wood and other materials, and then construct and install cabinets according to set procedures.
What tools of the trade are you comfortable using?
I can set up and operate woodworking machines such as saws, jointers, mortisers and shapers to cut and shape materials. In addition to this, I am well-versed in using hand tools such as hammers, planes, chisels and wood files.
What has been the most difficult project that you have done so far?
As far as difficult projects go, I have been involved in many. One recent project was constructing and installing cabinets for 18 offices within one building – all in 2 months.
And how did you manage to finish it?
I strongly believe in teamwork which is why I almost always get my work done on time, regardless of the time constraint. Because of this, I managed to complete it on time as I appointed 5 apprentices and one other cabinet installer to assist me with my work.
What skills do you possess that help you do your work with precision?
Apart from being physically dexterous which is a core prerequisite of this position, I am well-versed in determining what types of materials need to be used for each project. In addition to this, I am exceptionally talented in creating and tweaking cost estimates. Along with this, I am proficient in constructing and installing cabinets in the most unlikely of places such as nooks and small spaces.