An interview for a locksmith position may be complicated or not, depending on what the interviewer wants to know.
But you have to prepare for it as if it will be complicated.
As a locksmith, your main concern should be to ace the interview.
And this can only be done if you correlate what you have to say during the interview with the information that you have provided in your resume and cover letter.
A set of questions and answers for a locksmith interview is provided here for your help:
Locksmith Interview Questions and Answers
How is working as a locksmith now different from 10 years ago?
I have worked as a locksmith for over 12 years now, and have seen a dramatic change in the way the work has evolved. It wasn’t as complex 10 years ago as it is now. With new and more complicated locking systems that are available in the market, our work has also become complex.
Since you have seen this evolution of locking and alarm systems, how do you keep up?
My interest in work helps me immensely. Owing to the fact that I go along with the times, I have kept up with the advance in technology all these years. While I do have to keep training myself, it is a way to move forward.
What skills do you possess which make you an excellent candidate to hire as a locksmith?
Apart from my experience in this regard, I am well-versed in many areas, such as installing and maintaining the standard and complex locking systems, ensuring that repairs are done on time, and making sure that locking system issues do not result in downtime. In addition, I am exceptionally talented in creating and maintaining master key systems, and ensuring that correlating records are properly managed.
Tell us of one achievement that you are proud of.
Recently, I managed to perfect an intertwined locking and alarm system, which is 99.9% foolproof. I have submitted it for patenting, and have also received the good news that it covers all the required patent specifications.
What do you find most challenging about this work?
I’m afraid that I cannot pinpoint just one area that is challenging about the work. Installations can be complex or not. The same goes for problems associated with locking and alarm systems.
What are your future plans?
I intend to work in a supervisory capacity, where I hope to train and develop locksmith team skills.