Congratulations, you have applied for Construction job and you have been invited to attend an interview! Now the panic sets in…
Take a breath, interviews can feel like a daunting experience, but really, you just need to think of it as a polite conversation. Remember that whilst you are getting a feel for whether the job is for you, the employer is also hoping to find the perfect fit for their vacancy… they are routing for you!
When looking to make a good impression, preparation is key. Below are a few tips that we have put together to help you to smash your interview and land your dream role in the Construction Industry.
Never underestimate the power of good research! Researching can be vital when preparing for an interview for multiple reasons. With a bit of time spent looking through Google and the company website, you will be able to impress the employer with your knowledge of their business. Not only this, but it will also help provide you with good insight into the company, their values and whether you think it is the right fit for YOU! By showing that you have spent time researching, you will impress and show your interest and dedication to the job role. You will also get a good understanding of how best to position your skills and experience during the interview.
When conducting a plan for your research, a good place to start would be to:
Visit the company website, look into their background, values and areas of speciality
Dive into the their current projects and what they are currently working on
Scout through their website and online articles, noting down any key achievements and recognitions that are displayed
Don’t forget, research is key!
Highlight your skills
Don’t be modest! The employer is looking for someone to fill their vacancy with the relevant skills best suited for the Construction job role. It is important to remember that they don’t know much about you, and can only go off what they can see on your CV. This is why it is extremely important to provide them with as much detail, examples and insights into your previous working history as possible, especially when relevant to the role you have applied for. Don’t be afraid to highlight your skills and experience and showcase your work. It could be what gives you the edge over other applicants.
When going into your interview for the new construction job, whilst it is good to be prepared, no one expects you to be superhuman! It is inevitable that you won’t remember every last detail on your CV, and there are probably multiple things you are hoping to project to best showcase yourself. To ensure that you cover everything, simply bring your CV and some notes with you. Don’t be afraid to refer to these during your interview if you need to, there is no harm in doing so. The employer will want to ensure that you leave with no page left unturned.
Having questions prepared for your interviewer makes you look enthusiastic, interested and engaged. These are qualities that nearly every employer will be looking for on their hunt for the right person for the role. Good questions can help to give both the employer and yourself the best opportunity to get to know one another better, and also promote positive and engaged conversation. Make sure that you prepare your questions to not only impress the employer, but to also gather more information on the construction job role. The answers may well aid your decision-making process if you are to receive the job offer.
All in all, good preparation for a job interview can help you to further showcase yourself, impress the employer and get a better understanding of the role and company that you are looking to work for. Remember, your interviewer isn’t there to try and catch you out, they want you to do well just as much as you do.
We hope these tips have helped and we wish you all the luck in your interview. With the above in place, we know you will smash it!
If you would like any further advice or are looking for new work opportunities in the Construction Sector, get in touch with Vision Personnel. We are a specialist Construction Recruitment Agency servicing all aspects of the Construction Industry on a Nationwide basis. We are here to help you to find your dream construction job, as well as assist you with your job application process from start to finish.