If you are looking to be a florist and have been successful in gaining an interview for a role as a Florist then you will normally have some previous experience with flowers and or dealing with customers maybe from working in a small shop.
Your interviewer will be looking to assess your knowledge on flowers, do you know the names of flowers and what they look like, have you got some interest in flowers and plants, can you talk to customers and help them if they do not know what they are looking for?
You will get to know some of your customers well in a small local florist so your interviewer will be keen to know that you want to and can develop these relationships. You will need a creative eye for making sure that the bouquet or arrangement the customer wants looks good and they will be happy with.
You may even have some part of liaising with the suppliers of where you get the flowers from and ordering in specific flowers for customers. You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to judge appropriate conversations such as dealing with flowers for a funeral or a wedding.
Make sure that you do your research properly into the florist, how long have they been established? Do they just have the one shop? Is it family run business? Where do they get their flowers from etc? You can use this information in your interview to show that you have looked into their business and it shows that you are showing interest.
Florist Interview Questions
During your interview you could be asked questions such as:
What are your favourite flowers?What other products could you entice our customers to buy?Compared to other florists that you have visited what stands out in this florist?Why would you choose to work here?How would your colleagues describe you?There are various questions you could be asked, if the florist is a family run business the interview is likely to be less formal and the interviewer will want to know they can work with you so personality is the key here.
You should also prepare answers for the typical interview questions:
Tell me about yourselfWhy should we hire you?What makes you better candidate than other?What is your weakness?Good luck.