Presenting Yourself as the Best Candidate for a Job in HVACR
A lot of focus is usually on how to get your resume seen by the employer. These are good articles, which help you get to the interview process. Check to make certain you have a profile online as well as job alerts set up. In this way you can be found and find jobs. But as a job seeker your work is not going to stop once someone calls you for an interview. Instead you are now an HVACR candidate that needs to make the right impression. Here are some interview techniques you might consider using when you reach candidate status.
Dressing for the Interview
You need to present yourself as the right HVACR candidate. Obviously your work uniform is often jeans, tee shirts, and tools you need to do the work. Unless you are an HVAC engineer or sales representative you are often dressed informally. Despite your informal work attire, you do not want to go to the interview dressed like this. You do not need a suit, but you do need to take care of your appearance. Your clothing should be hole free, fit your body, and a nice button down shirt that is tucked in. A kept appearance with your hair correctly styled will make the right impression. There is no need to go out and buy an expensive suit or drag one out of the closet unless you want to. You want to show the interviewer that you are capable of looking nice on the job all the time, but that you are not overly making yourself look great for the interview. The reason this actually works better is that it shows your practicality.
Testing your Interview Skills
Like an employer needs to prepare for your interview, you need to prepare yourself to be interviewed. The right employer is going to plan, write out questions, or have a standard interview questionnaire. You should already be prepared to answer these questions. You also need to be prepared to answer questions regarding your particular industry. There can be times when your mind goes blank in an interview. You may be really nervous to be interviewed, but if you practice this will not happen frequently and you can learn how to cover it.
As long as you go into the interview refreshed and knowing some of the questions you will be asked it will be easier to feel confident. It is often a lack of confidence that leads to nervousness in an interview.
Be Prepared with Documents
Go with your social security card, your identification, resume, and any test assessments you completed. Make it apparent that you are ready to be hired that day and you are capable. This again shows your practicality as well as your confidence that you are the right person for the job.
A last tip is to go knowing about the company you are being interviewed at. Know what they are looking for, understand who they have hired in the past, and how long they have been in business. This way you can speak intelligently about why you are a good fit for this employer.