Carpenters are woodworking experts who can craft furniture, tools, structures and other products from different types of wood. They can work closely with a wider construction team to help bring a project together, or individually to craft smaller pieces.
You should seek these skills in your Carpenter:
- Previous experience in a Carpenter or woodworking position.
- Trained and able to use a variety of woodworking tools.
- High level of attention to detail.
- Ability to read and use technical drawings and design plans.
- High level of understanding of construction and equipment safety procedures.
- Strong problem-solving skills.
Interviewing a Carpenter
Since a Carpenter has such a specialised skill set, which will directly impact the quality of the product that your customer or client receives, hiring the right person is crucial!
To help you pinpoint this person, we’ve put together a guide for use early on in the interview process. Here, you’ll find example questions to ask a Carpenter, which will help you to quickly decipher whether you should continue with the process.
How to open the job interview
Putting your potential hire at ease as soon as possible will help the conversation to flow naturally, and give you a genuine overview of their skills and personality.
Plus, it is super easy to do. Simply asking some upbeat and easy starter questions can help to get the interview warmed up before delving into the deeper topics.