Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:33 PM
I have an interview next week; should I prepare samples (details, calculation pages, etc) of my work from current or former projects at my current office, or should I just be prepared to answer questions regarding what kinds of projects I've worked on in the past?
Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:59 PM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:21 PM
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:32 PM
If you got to the interview, they already assume you are technically proficient. They are looking at you as a person now; sell yourself and who you are.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:52 PM
No CV to give, since I got my license via experience only. I think I will take a handful of sanitized calcs, but only because I wrote or updated the spreadsheets for most of what we use.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:57 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:11 AM
I would yahoo some common interview questions (why do you want this job) tell me something unusual you have overcome at work....
Sometimes they ask non engineering related questions...
Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:25 AM
Okay I amm slow, what's a CV?
Thank you, I was starting to feel a little off since I didn't know either....
Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:31 AM
Still, I think I'll provide an abbreviated list, since I've been doing this for twelve years at an average of a project a week for most of that time.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:12 PM
Okay I amm slow, what's a CV?
Aircraft carrier, non-nuclear.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:47 AM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:25 AM
I would be conversant in some non-engineering types of questions-- or something that has some tangential relaationship to engineering--i.e., the XL pipeline debacle in Nebraska. You don't need to know all of the details, however, you might want to address some aspects of the engineering challenges going through the Sand Hills-- if you have a civil background. I would do some research on the firm that you are interviewing with---- what do they do-- who are their previous and current clients-- what kind of work did they do for the clients-- you don't need to know the details, however, some ideas of what the firm did/does for like type of clients will demonstrate that you at least did some homework and can talk intelligently on work that the firm has done. Don't freak out over this-- however a couple of hours of web research will go a long way in showing that at least you have done some initial due diligence.
You might a lot of "fit" type of questions-- do you like to play softball-- bowl-- whatever the "culture" of the firm is. Finding out the culture of the firm is often instructive in anticipating what kind of questions you may be asked. It is not uncommon to ask all kinds of non engineering questions to be sure that you will be a valued team member if indeed the job is offered to you.
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