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  • Hi, I'm David. I'm an electrician

  • and I'm going to take you through the interview process for an electrician.

  • I'm going to ask you some common interview questions

  • and I recommend you pause this interview after each question

  • and think about how you'd answer it.

  • Say your answers out loud to practice what it would be like at a real interview.

  • You can even record yourself on your phone or webcam

  • to watch it back and see where you can improve.

  • I'll finish up by giving you some tips on what I'd expect to hear from you

  • during a successful interview.

  • Let's get started.

  • What made you want to become an electrician?

  • So, how many years have you been working in the industry?

  • How and where did you receive your training?

  • Tell me about a time when you had a problem that you couldn't figure out

  • and you had to find a solution on your own.

  • Could you describe some recent projects you've worked on in detail?

  • Can you describe some electrical systems you've worked on

  • and you are most familiar with?

  • What do you do to protect yourself from electrical accidents or injuries?

  • If you saw a co-worker making a mistake, how would you handle it?

  • Have you ever had to work in a team to complete a project?

  • How'd you handle that?

  • Do you have any questions for me?

  • What would make an interview stand out for a good reason for me would be

  • somebody that had done some research on the company, perhaps looked at the website.

  • I think that it's important for an interviewee to have done some research about the company

  • before an interview to show some interest

  • and just to be well-informed

  • so that they can have some questions.

  • I mean, I've spoken to some guys

  • and they've not even remembered applying for the job.

  • Ah, you know, they say

  • 'um, where you from again? I applied for so many jobs'.

  • Doesn't make you feel so special.

  • One time, I'd forgotten to give this guy the address

  • but he worked it out for himself by going to the website and that showed initiative.

  • What would make an interviewee stand out for a bad reason would be

  • be somebody answering their phone during an interview, not being prepared.

  • Ah, and I had one guy bring his father in and that was just odd.

  • When I'm asking questions and asking for examples,

  • I'm often looking for their productivity rate,

  • if they're timing themselves to do certain jobs

  • to see whether they have much care factor about what they're doing

  • and if they care about the time that they do the job in and are they actually,

  • well, is the employer, or the previous employer getting their money's worth out of them?

  • I find it interesting when an interviewee asks some questions at the end of an interview

  • and it's actually quite rare.

  • I remember one time we interviewed this, ah, a candidate,

  • and at the end we said 'Do you have any questions?'

  • and he pulled out a list.

  • That was really unusual but it was very welcoming

  • because it meant he was taking the interview serious.

  • Perhaps some more tips for a good interview would be

  • to dress appropriately.

  • Perhaps not overdress.

  • We're a trade industry so I wouldn't expect a candidate to turn up in a suit and tie

  • but also be prepared,

  • have anything that's going to help their causelike if they've got a driver's license,

  • any certificates they may already have,

  • anything that's going to make them look a little more professional.

  • It's interesting when you get the start dates with a candidate.

  • If the candidate's currently employed,

  • I always think when I ask them how soon they can start,

  • I'm looking to see are they willing to burn the bridge with the previous employer

  • and that could be me one day

  • and a lot of them will say 'I want to do the right thing by my employer',

  • and I respect that.

  • Another tip would be to make sure that

  • you're the suitable candidate for the job that's been advertised.

  • We'll always advertise for a licensed electrician

  • and we'll find that the inappropriate people are applying.

  • They're either unlicensed because they're from a different territory or country or state

  • and it simply can't work.

Hi, I'm David. I'm an electrician

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Interview Practice | Electrician

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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