If you have an interview coming up for an HVAC Technician Job, we can help. An interview is all about selling yourself and most people who get into the trades do so because they don’t like sales but read below for a couple of quick tips that you can use to Kick Ass At Your Next Interview.
1. Prepare For The Interview
If you try and ‘wing’the interview, you will probably do just as well as when you ‘winged’ your exams in high school. Preparation is key, you don’t have to spend hours preparing but spend a little bit of time the night before getting familiar with the company and coming up with good answers for questions that you might get asked.
- Check out the company’s Website and Facebook Page, this will give you a good idea of who the company is so you will have a good answer for the inevitable ‘what do you know about us’ questions
- Read our article ’28 Interview Questions To Ask A HVAC Technician’ to see what questions you might get asked, think about what you would answer for each question
- Write down or compile a mental list of achievements or big projects that you have worked on that you can talk about, ideally ones that are closely related to the type of work the company does
- Bring with you questions to ask, check our article on ‘6 Questions To Ask at an Interview’
2. Sell Yourself
An interview is all about sales and the product is you. No one else there is going to sell you, that is up to you.
Be confident, highlight previous work that you have done that is similar and talk about any achievements you have accomplished along the way.
One thing to remember, they asked you in to interview, they already saw something in your resume that was impressive. They want to hire you and want you to have a good interview, you don’t need to do anything crazy just don’t screw anything up.
Make sure you keep things positive, no one wants to higher a whiner. Speak positively about your previous employers, now is not the time to talk about how much of a jerk your boss was.
Talk about safety, outline how important it is to you.
Lastly, when you leave make sure you let them know you are interested in the job, something along the lines of ‘Thanks for taking the time to meet with me, I am very impressed with your organization and hope that you select me to join your team.” Companies want to hire people that want to work there.
3. Interview Etiquette
The unwritten rules of the interview can make or break things, follow the following Interview Ettiquette rules and you will be fine.
- Dress Code – Wear dress pant,a button up shirt and dress shoes. If you have piercings remove them for the interview as some shops will consider piercings a safety issue. Dressing nicely shows that you are taking the interview seriously and you really want the job. If you are coming straight from work and don’t have time to dress nice make sure you let them know ahead of time, it is ok to show up in work attire so long as they are expecting it.
- Arrive 15 Minutes Early – For most employers if you are going to show up late you may as well not show up at all. If you show up late for the interview that is a strong indication you will be late for work.
- Don’t trash talk your previous employers, you do not want to come off as a complainer
- Thank them for taking the time to meet with you
- Follow up the interview with an e-mail thanking them for meeting you, letting them know you are very interested in the role, recapping why you are a good fit and providing references
- Don’t Bring up Money, if they ask you can answer but don’t be the one who brings it up
I hope these tips help, if you are looking for a new opportunity and are not getting the right interviews, give us a call. We can get interviews scheduled for you quickly for your dream job.