Things to Know Before You Go to Interview with a Cannabis Company
There has been a rise in the number of cannabis jobs coming on the market recently, so we thought we would take a look at things you should know before you go into an interview setting to try and get a cannabis job.
1. Call Cannabis, Cannabis!
Because the cannabis industry is trying to reduce the negative stigma attached to cannabis usage, we would advise you not to use the terms “weed” and “marijuana”. Cannabis offers a more professional look, rather than “weed”, which is associated, whether rightly or wrongly, with stoned teens.
2. Ask Questions
When you are taking part in an interview, it is important to ask lots of questions. You want to appear genuinely engaged, and the way to do this is to be inquisitive and motivated. There is a steep learning curve when you first enter the industry, so it is natural to have lots of questions. If you don’t ask any questions, your interviewer will be worried that you lack passion and motivation, and as a result, will most likely not give you the job.
3. Get Ready to Work Hard
When I first entered the industry, I was surprised at how fast paced the industry was. I know for a fact that I never worked harder than I did when I got my first cannabis industry job, so if you have a poor work ethic, you will be quickly found out. In order to deal with the workload, I believe you need to have a passion for the subject, otherwise the work will become mundane and boring very quickly.
Many people who work in the industry feel like they have a purpose, because they are slowly bringing cannabis to the world. They can do this by focussing on new innovative ideas.
4. Prepare to be in the presence of cannabis
It is important to note that you don’t necessarily need to use cannabis on a regular basis in order to get involved in the industry. What is required however is your ability to communicate to others about cannabis. You must show passion. A favorite question in the interview is “What is your relationship with cannabis?”. The answer you give will most likely be the decision maker for the employer. If you genuinely communicate passion for the area, you are onto a winner. Speak about money and how much you like to smoke cannabis, you will most likely be turned down.