Tips from our squadmates: all future electricians for the record

Today we will talk about the success of our company. All of you know us as a reliable customer service, but only a few know what is behind this screen. The key to our popularity and our success is people. Our employees. As well as the stories that embodies each of them. One of our best specialist and team lead Greg will share his successes story and give some tips for the newbies.

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 reading 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 what you can improve by using certain electrician resume examples or by over thinking of your answer strategy.

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.

Some of the questions you may be asked at your electrician’s job interview are:

1. What made you want to become an electrician?

2. For how many years have you been working in the industry?

3. How and where did you receive your training?

4. 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.

5. Could you describe some recent projects you’ve worked on in details?

6. Can you describe some electrical systems you’ve worked on and you are most familiar with?

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

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

9. Have you ever had to work in a team to complete a project? How’d you handle that?

10. Do you have any questions for me?

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Tips & Expectations

The first thing you should pay attention to is how your resume looks. After all, a preliminary assessment of you and your skills by an employer occurs solely by the form of your resume. Here you need to pay attention to what kind of resume format is right for you and choose the most suitable: Remember that a resume is your business card. Therefore, make sure that your resume has a respectable appearance and represents you as a serious specialist.

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. Because they can have some questions.

I’ve spoken to some guys and they’ve not even remembered applying for the job Ah. You know they say “um. 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 somebody answering their phone during an interview, not being prepared.

Once I had one guy making some arrangements for his birthday party during the interview and that was just odd.

When I’m asking questions, 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 interest when an interviewee asks some questions at the end of an interview and it’s actually quite rare. I remember one time we interviewed one 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.

Some more tips for a good interview would be to dress appropriately, perhaps, not overdress. We’re a customer service industry, so I wouldn’t expect a candidate to turn up in a suit and tie, but also be prepared.

Be prepared, have anything that’s going to help their cause. 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. 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 even one day. And a lot of them will say “I want to do the right thing to 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 are, for example, unlicensed, because they’re from a different territory or country or state and it simply can’t work.

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