CANNABIS BUDTENDER JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS // PART II
What skills do you possess that relate to this position?
This question helps employers gauge your skills and qualifications. For example, they might want to determine whether you have customer service, interpersonal or time management skills. Additionally, they may want to see if you possess cannabis-related knowledge, such as understanding how to use different products. To answer this question, try to provide examples of how your skills, such as leadership or organization, transfer to working at a dispensary.
Example: “Some of my most exemplary skills include interpersonal and collaborative skills. When interacting with customers, I try to highlight the fact that Im actively listening to what theyre saying. For example, I maintain eye contact with them and ask related follow-up questions. I want them to know that they can trust me when I explain different strands or recommend a product.
I also use collaborative skills so my peers and I can smoothly manage the dispensary. In my previous position, I divide tasks to ensure that each employee could complete their work by the end of the day.”
How has cannabis affected your life?
Every member of our cannabis staffing team is passionate about marijuana, which is the case for everyone else in the industry. So, prepare to discuss how cannabis has positively influenced your life. Cannabis relieves stress and anxiety, decreases chronic pain, helps with workout recovery, sparks creativity, and much more. Employers want to see that you’re passionate about cannabis and not just funds, since money can only motivate someone so much. Show the interviewee that you believe in the power of cannabis further by sharing appropriate anecdotes that indicate your fondness.
4. Company-related questions
Your interviewer might ask questions about your knowledge of the company, so do your research on the company. Some of these questions are:
Understanding the company’s mission, vision, values, and corporate culture is essential—you can’t prove that you are a great fit unless you know the culture that you are trying to fit into! Research shows you care, and you have put the time and effort into preparing for the interview. This early effort shows you will be engaged with your work if hired.
What is your favorite strain of cannabis and why?
Employers may ask this question because customers often like to hear employees personal recommendations about marijuana. Customers may trust a budtender more if they have firsthand experience with a product. Hiring managers may seek candidates who have experience with different strains of marijuana and can clearly explain why they would recommend each one. Consider a few different strands of marijuana that you enjoy and clearly list their benefits when preparing for this question.
Example: “If I had to choose my favorite strand of marijuana, it would be the sativa strain. I love teaching people that marijuana has more uses than medical or recreational purposes, and sativa is a perfect example of that. The sativa strand gives me an energetic high, which helps when I need to get work done or when I want to work on a creative project, such as writing music. I would recommend sativa to customers who need help focusing while they work.”