Top 10 Nail Tech Interview Questions
Why do experienced applicants fail job interviews? Often it is because they don’t understand what type of answer (or information) the employer requires from their pre-planned interview question. Often in a 45 minute job interview the interviewer will ask around 10 nail tech job interview questions. Each question has been chosen to uncover if you meet a specific criteria on the job spec.
To gain a job as a Nail Tech, you need to know why the employer is asking a certain interview question. Below you will find 10 Nail Tech Interview Questions and an explanation of why the interviewer is asking this question.
Interview Questions for:
Nail Technician Interview
1. Tell me about your experince?
One of the most common asked questions in interviews, normally asked at the beginning of an interview, this question gives you the opportunity to deliver a short statement about your experiences and skills relevant to the job position you are applying for.
- Start with a “selling” line that will highlight your main strength and/or achievement
- Keep each point brief as you can explain each point again in more detail throughout the interview
- You want to interest the interviewer and get them to want to know more about you
- End this answer with a reason why you’re looking for a new job
2. What the day to day duties of a nail technician?
This question is designed to check if you know about the required duties and skills for this role. Often applicants applying for this type of role may try to “bluff” the application and this question will uncover the applicants knowledge. To answer thsi question split your answer into 3 key sections; job overview, customer retention and your unique selling point
3. What experience do you have in this field?
For this question you first need to read and understand the job specification, as this will tell you what experience the interviewer is looking for. Your answer should relate your experience and achievements to that of the job role. Often interviewees will talk about experiences that are not relevant to the job role, this will only lead to the employer becoming uninterested in you.
4. How would your colleagues describe you?
Interviewers enjoy hearing quotes, have a couple of quotes prepared from people at your previous job “David always said I was….” and use statements like: “In my last job I was always known for…”
By giving quotes from a named person can be as effective as giving the interviewer a written reference.
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5. Aren’t you over qualified for this role?
Employers are always worried that an employee who is over qualified for a position, will take the job once offered and leave when offered a better paid position relevant to their qualifications. Answer by stating how much you enjoy this type of work and how this is career move, not just a job. It is also good to highlight that you would pick this job over one relevant with your qualifications. Never say you’re looking for work with less responsibility or stress – keep the answer positive. “For me, this is a career move not just a job. I am really interested in this industry and would choice this role over one with higher pay, relevant to my passed qualifications”
6. Describe two or three major trends in this sector?
Passionate nail tech no the latest trends and techniques used in the sector. This simple question is to uncover your knowledge. To stand out explain the pro’s and con’s of each trend, how you have used this techqniue and what you think will be the future trends. You can also relate to confrences, training and commmunities you belong to/have attended to show how for you this isnt a job but a passion
7. What are your strengths?
This is one of the most common questions you will be asked. Give an answer relevant to the skills and qualities relevant to the position you are applying to. The interviewer is trying to find if your strengths match the job. For example, if you are applying for a job where accuracy is an important issue, one of your strengths could be that you have an eye for detail.It may useful to find different words to describe similar attributes and qualities in order to avoid repetition.
8.Why Should We Hire You?
A great question for selling yourself, if you have already talked about your skills and qualities, give a brief answer around your relevant experience-keep this general, as an example add up the amount of years experience you have rather than giving individual dates.This answer should highlight the benefits you will bring to the organisation. Think-what makes me stick out from the other candidates?
9. What techniques do you employee as a nail technician?
Employers like to get their moneys worth. The more you can offer in terms of skills, qualities and techniques the more likely you will be the applicant who id offered the job. To answer this question give real examples of techniques you use and also back this up by quoting past clients.
10. Do you have any questions for me?
Good questions to ask interviewers at the end of the job interview include questions on the company growth or expansion, questions on personal development and training and questions on company values, staff retention and company achievements.
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