Top Interview Tips for CAD Jobs
Dress To Impress: First impressions set the tone for the interview and indicate that you understand the organisations style and how to fit in. Initial impressions do count!
Arrive 5 Mins Early: Arriving on time or late can be seen as ill-prepared, whilst too early could cause interviewer disruption. Arriving with a short time to spare will help you relax and compose your thoughts – plan for your journey and if you arrive too early then wait before proceeding to reception.
A Confident Sell: Candidates must sell themselves for performance and skills. Be careful not to over sell skills or exaggerate skills.
Work Examples: A portfolio or examples are an ideal way of showing technical or creative experience. Be prepared for a short test to demonstrate ability – it may just happen!
Strong Preparation: Find out about the Company; products, services, markets, competitors, strategies and current activities. With this info prepare good questions to ask.
Be Flexible: Try to be flexible with Interview times and employment start dates.
Questions you could ask yourself to help prepare:
- Why should you be hired over someone else?
- Why are you leaving your current job?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Can you discuss your major achievements?
- What are your personal interests outside of work?