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How To Prepare For A Welding Job Interview

Even for the most confident person, interviews can be extremely nerve racking. However, preparing for the big day can help calm your anxiety. Take a look at our best practice steps for a better welding interview:

What To Wear

Like any other job interview, be sure that you are well groomed and are wearing clean clothes. It is perfectly normal to come in a nice pair of jeans and long sleeved shirt. There is a chance that you will be asked to demonstrate your welding talent, so it is important that you are wearing something that allows you to perform these tasks.

What To Bring

As stated, it is very possible that you will be asked to do a little welding at the actual interview. So, before you leave for your interview, be sure you have all the gear you need for your best work. You’ll especially want to bring your:

The Interview Questions

Below are a few lists of common interview questions you may encounter during the interview process. Take the time to study each question and prepare thoughtful answers to each one. Of course there is always a chance for surprises; however, you’re more likely to do better and feel more relaxed if you give yourself a little time to practice the Q & A.

Common Questions

  • Tell me a little about yourself.
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Tell me about a time when you demonstrated leadership.

Skill Level

  • How can you benefit this company?
  • What other work experience do you have?
  • Where did you get your education?
  • Describe some of your past work.

Level of Commitment

  • What is your dream job?
  • What are your career goals?
  • How long do you plan to work for this company?
  • Are you interviewing with anyone else?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • Why did you leave your last job?

Questions To Ask Your Potential Employer

Your potential employer doesn’t have to be the only one asking the questions. Coming to the interview with well prepared questions can leave a lasting impact. You’ll be able to collect more information about your potential job and help distinguish yourself from other candidates. Here are a few thought-provoking questions to consider asking:

  • When was the last serious accident at the jobsite?
  • Are start dates staggered or is one job completed before another is started?
  • How do you assess safety standards?
  • When can I expect to hear from you next?

Be Positive

Lastly, always be positive. Even if you didn’t like your past employer, be sure to position him or her in a positive light. Talk about what you took away from the experience rather than what it lacked.

Also, be positive about your own skills and abilities. You don’t have to lie, but never put yourself down. If you’re confident that you can do this job, your employers will be sold too.