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Top Tips for Thriving and Succeeding at a Cannabis Job Interview


Top Tips for Thriving and Succeeding at a Cannabis Job Interview

Karen Allison
Karen Allison January 30, 2018

One of the top cannabis job websites (http://jobs.cannabis.net/) has recently published some top tips for candidates who are about to embark on a job interview in the cannabis industry for the first time. Competition is fierce, and trying to stand out from the crowd can be rather difficult. Here are the recommendations you should take on board.

1. Don’t call Cannabis “Weed”

As you will know, the cannabis industry has been desperately looking to reduce the often undeserved stigma attached to the use of cannabis. Terms such as “weed” invoke connotations of stoned teens in their college bedsits. It is generally agreed that the term “cannabis” offers the most positive connotations.

2. Don’t be Afraid to Ask Questions

Yes, don’t sit silently while your interviewer prattles on. Make sure you ask plenty of questions, as it will appear to the interviewer that you are interested in the position and want to have a good understanding about what the job entails. If you have never worked in the industry before, you are bound to have lots of questions, so fire them off. Failure to ask questions will raise concerns with your interviewer, and it will be difficult for you to secure the position as a result.

3. Be Prepared to Roll Up Your Sleeves & Work Hard

You need to show to your prospective employee that you have solid and proven work ethic. The industry is very fast paced, so you are in danger of being left behind if you don’t take a real interest in the industry. We would recommend that you discuss recent research you have read, to show you are in check with the latest developments in the industry.

4. Don’t Say That You Love to Smoke Cannabis All the Time

Sometimes, saying that you love using cannabis without going into the benefits of doing so can affect your chances of landing the job. I know of many interviewers who prefer to hire people who don’t use cannabis at all, and instead choose people who have a secure knowledge of the subject area and are able to communicate the benefits of a particular strain confidently and accurately to the customer. If you have an outgoing and confident personality, combined with excellent customer service skills, you are likely to be one step ahead of the competition.

You can search for cannabis jobs in your local area by using the cannabis jobs near me tool on Cannabis.net.

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