Carpet Installer Interview Questions

1 Share an example when you effectively inspected the surface to be covered to determine its condition, and correct any imperfections that might show through carpet or cause carpet to wear unevenly?
2 Walk me through how you roll out, measure, mark, and cut carpeting to size with a carpet knife, following floor sketches and allowing extra carpet for final fitting.
3 What methods do you find useful to take measurements and study floor sketches to calculate the area to be carpeted and the amount of material needed?
4 Tell me about a recent experience you've had working with your hands.
5 How do you stay fit in order to perform physical activities that are required in the workplace?
6 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
7 Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
8 What kind of experience do you have drawing building diagrams and record dimensions?
9 Tell me how you fasten metal treads across door openings or where carpet meets flooring to hold carpet in place?
10 What method do you use to join edges of carpet and seam edges where necessary, by sewing or by using tape with glue and heated carpet iron?
11 Share an experience in which you successfully shared a difficult piece of information. (Make sure that the candidate has open lines of communication.)
12 Share an experience in which your diligence of inspecting equipment, structures, or materials helped you identify a problem or the cause of a problem.
13 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
14 Provide an example when your ethics were tested.
15 How do you balance cooperation with others and independent thinking? Share an example. (Try to determine if the candidate has a cooperative attitude or is otherwise good-natured.)