Engineering Job Interview Tips

ENGINEERING.com gives visitors some pointers on job interview techniques. Each month ENGINEERING.com will add a new interview tip and distribute it through its Career Communiqué. Past interview tips will be archived on this page for review at any time.


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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Interview Tip #10 - Post-Interview Self-Evaulation
By theengineer @ 7:42 AM :: 6368 Views :: Article Rating

Most interviews make you feel like the interviewer is putting you under a microscope.  While this may be true to an extent, it may be more beneficial for you to put yourself under a microscope following an interview by evaluating your own performance.  If you find there are some areas where you fell short, improving them prior to your next interview.  The post-interview evaluation is meant to improve your interview performance over time.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Interview Tip #9 - More Questions to Ask Employers
By theengineer @ 9:21 AM :: 19149 Views :: Article Rating
In a previous article we focused on asking employers “questions that matter.” In that article, we focused on areas of questions that would help you determine if you and the employer were compatible. This article is an extension to that, listing specific questions you can ask that will not only provide you with more information about the company in general, but the position itself and how it fits into the rest of the organization.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Interview Tip #8 - Referencing References
By theengineer @ 9:46 PM :: 8153 Views :: Article Rating
There seem to be a number of factors involved in landing the job. From a good cover letter and resume, to dressing the part for the interview, shaking hands and answering the questions without breaking a sweat, you nailed it all and nothing can stop you from landing your dream job. Oh wait, of course there is. One of the most often overlooked parts of an interview – References.
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Thursday, July 31, 2008
Interview Tip #7 - The Different Types of Interviews
By theengineer @ 9:42 AM :: 11512 Views :: Article Rating
If you are new to interviews, or it has been some time since you have had one, you may be under the impression that if you’ve seen one, you’ve them them all. So you may be in for a big surpise the next time you set foot in a potential employer’s office. Today’s interviews can range from one-on-one conversations to sit down meeings with an HR coordinator to informal informational interviews and even group interviews. And that’s just for starters
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Job Interview Tip #6 - Creating a Work Portfolio
By theengineer @ 9:31 AM :: 29700 Views :: Article Rating
Sometimes, candidates are highly skilled in their area of expertise, but have a little trouble conveying this to prospective employers. A Work Portfolio can help do the talking for you, and you apart from the rest of the field. Not many applicants use one, so maybe you should…
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Job Interview Tip #5 - Ask Employers Questions That Matter
By theengineer @ 10:28 AM :: 10824 Views :: Article Rating
Have you ever applied for your dream job, only to be hired and find out it wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be? Now you’re stuck in a job that you are not happy with. How did this happen? Chances are you did not ask some very important questions during the interview.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Job Interview Tip #4 - The Dreaded “Weakness” Interview Question
By theengineer @ 10:03 AM :: 20064 Views :: Article Rating
No matter how confident you are in yourself and your abilities, no matter how much time you’ve spent researching a company or preparing for an interview, and no matter how well things have gone thus far, there is one question that can derail an entire interview – “What is your greatest weakness?”
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Job Interview Tip #3 - The Art of Selling Yourself
By theengineer @ 9:37 PM :: 13719 Views :: Article Rating

Interviews are intended to allow employers to find the best candidates for a job by talking through each applicant’s skills, attributes and experiences. This is the opportunity for an employer to determine how your skills distinguish you from other applicants.

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Friday, February 22, 2008
Job Interview Tip #2 - Speaking with Your Body - What to Say and What Not to Say
By theengineer @ 3:00 PM :: 11189 Views :: Article Rating

Ok, you’ve completely overhauled your resume to give it that polished and professional look, went shopping for new clothes to look your bestt, have your shoes all shined up and are now preparing for the interview that will land you your dream job. So what do you need to know to convince the interviewer that you are the right person for the job?

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Monday, January 28, 2008
Job Interview Tip #1 - Dressing the Part
By theengineer @ 4:34 PM :: 27607 Views :: Article Rating
Every interview is different, but no matter who the employer, what the job title, or what the pay rate, the way you dress for a job interview is one of the most important parts of the interview process ...
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