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Old 04-23-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. My fiance has an interview next month for the electrician apprenticeship and he is really excited. He tried last year but was not chosen. Does anyone have any tips or questions to go off of for this interview in front of the committee?

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What Brian says below and think about how to answer the question: Why do you want to be an electrician. Emphasize math background if applicable. How he improved himself this past year.


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Hello everyone. My fiance has an interview next month for the electrician apprenticeship and he is really excited. He tried last year but was not chosen. Does anyone have any tips or questions to go off of for this interview in front of the committee?
Be neat, clean, presentable, open, honest and not overly talkative. Think a few seconds before answering any questions.

What has he been doing the last 12 months.
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Hello everyone. My fiance has an interview next month for the electrician apprenticeship and he is really excited. He tried last year but was not chosen. Does anyone have any tips or questions to go off of for this interview in front of the committee?
For some people, verbal communication is not a strong point. That's usually OK and expected, since this is an electrician's interview, not one for the spokesperson for a public relations firm. IF this is the case, don't be afraid to state that: "I'm not much of a talker, I like building and creating things, accomplishing tasks, working with my hands."
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i just finished the interview for the southwest washington electrical jatc and some of the questions were:
what do you do on your off time?
what was your most demanding job?
why do i think i should be hired?
why would you be an asset to the union if you was hired?
what and how i plan on using my degree?
and how would describe your self?
the interview was like a speed interview. it only lasted for 10 mins. i was worried because usually thats a bad sign, but i went in and asked the receptionist if that was normal and she said thats how they do it.

i hope i got it.
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[quote=alexis_hammel;73929]Hello everyone. My fiance has an interview next month for the electrician apprenticeship and he is really excited. He tried last year but was not chosen. Does anyone have any tips or questions to go off of for this interview in front of the committee?[/

Tale him to get on here his self and start learning.
Interview questions will differ from job to job.
In an Interview it is up to the person giving the interview on what they ask.
Good Luck to Him
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mine was a joke. they asked me basics. like what is my experience, what kinda achievements have i had. why did i want to do it...

then it was just a joke. they basically kept asking me why would i leave my current job(engineer) to be an electrician

oh, and one other. why should we choose you over everyone else
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mine was a joke. they asked me basics. like what is my experience, what kinda achievements have i had. why did i want to do it...

then it was just a joke. they basically kept asking me why would i leave my current job(engineer) to be an electrician

oh, and one other. why should we choose you over everyone else
Hi,

I do not agreed with you. Any way, your ideal make me thinking about some thing for my project.

Please try to keep posting. Tks and best regards
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I do not agreed with you. Any way, your ideal make me thinking about some thing for my project.

Please try to keep posting. Tks and best regards
you dont agree with me? what the hell are you talking about?
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i just finished the interview for the southwest washington electrical jatc and some of the questions were:
what do you do on your off time?........
Illegal and irrelevant to ask such a question.

It ain't none of their business.
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Illegal and irrelevant to ask such a question.

It ain't none of their business.
IMO, these questions are relevant. You need to have some background on a prospective employee. As the employer you will be held responsible for him/her.

Also he/she will be working with others. I think a little knowledge of his/her personality is very relevant.

Don't you think?

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oh, and update on my interview... i got it, but just not with this union that i posted the interview about
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... As the employer you will be held responsible for him/her....
Not when they are off the clock.

Federal and state laws prohibit prospective employers from asking certain questions that are not related to the job they are hiring for. Questions should be job-related and not used to find out personal information.

You can get sued big time for violating those guidelines.
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ive got the jatc interview coming up! Did anyone out there feel like they bombed it but got still got accepted?
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