Aidan Williamson Interview

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Logistics and Practical Checklist

  1. Did you submit a resume?

Aidan Williamson Resume

  1. Please introduce yourself and what position you are applying for (if not clear on position, it will be covered later)

Production - workshop apprentice

  1. Are you interested in working on-site at FeF or are you interested in remote collaboration.


  1. Are you applying as a volunteer or for a paid position?


  1. Are you ok with a 2 week trial period? One month trial period?

Yes - that's fine

  1. If it's the paid position, is $2000/month acceptable to you?
  2. Which track are you interested in (management or admin/apprentice/entrepreneur)
  3. When are you available?

June 1st

  1. Can you cover your transportation?

He can travel there - doesn't own a car

  1. How long will you stay with us?

He would have to go to school again in August 1st. 2 months (possibly more or possibly less)

  1. How did you find out about us?
  2. Have you seen my TED Talk?
  3. What do you care about?

environment, securing the environment, creating a mentality that goes beyond short-term consumption and moves towards long-term survival, limiting his impact on the earth and finding ways to coexist with existing power structures that come with nature

  1. What do you see yourself doing with us at Factor e Farm?

Learn how things operate at the farm, learn to fabricate, apprentice in the workshop, doing novel research, CAD, interested in permaculture, farming - doesn't have CAD experience, has sketchup experience, could work on getting CAD experience before he comes (solidworks)

  1. How does our work relate to your care?

OSE addresses the main problems with consumerism, you can create everything you need so there is no question about quantity, OSE cuts out excessive waste

  1. For that which you care about doing with us, what is your track record/work samples?

College student, made a cob oven/bread oven researched it made a hybrid rocket-stove design, he will send us photos of the cob oven,

  1. Do you have a computer? Cell phone?


  1. If paid, bank account?
  2. Laptop?


  1. Flash mobs - how would you go about recruiting subject matter experts?

college departments, see who they know, search the web, engineering department,

  1. Assignment: Flash Mobs

Aidan will get the form outline going for flash mob recruiting - due May 8th

Select Questions

  1. Tell us about yourself.
  2. Tell me about the last 5 years of your life.
  3. What are you interested in getting out of this opportunity?

wants to be a long-term end user

  1. What do you think is the best use of your time?
  2. What are your three strongest skills that you bring to this position? Substantiate.
  3. What are the principles you use as guidance?
  4. What are your professional accomplishments that you are most proud about?
  5. If you could investigate anything, what would it be?
  6. What are your most important resources?
  7. What are the qualities that are inspiring about you?
  8. What opportunities are you hoping to get?
  9. What inspires you?
  10. What are your outside interests?
  11. How do you add value?
  12. What are 5 of your greatest accomplishments in your professional history?
  13. What are 5 of your greatest failures in your professional history?
  14. Illustrate your creativity.
  15. What do you look for when hiring someone?
  16. Would you rather create strategy, design a solution, solve a problem, or create a process? Why that?
  17. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

What did you learn in your present job or position? How long would it take you to make a contribution to this company? What do you imagine that contribution would be? Why should we hire you? What can you offer that someone else does not? What interests you most about this position? What interests you least about this position?