1st yr. apprentice
I have the interview coming up. I understand it is a comittee interview - I have never done an interview like that before. Any tips and what kinds of questions should I be prepared for.
Some along the lines of:
What sort of experience you have
Why you want to be an electrician
They are not going to ask you about Ohms law, how to bend pipe, read a print, etc.
Hey Big R.... When they ask you "what do you think an electrician does in a days work" the IMPROPER answer is: install light fixtures, put up conduit, pull wire, install plugs and light switches.I have the interview coming up. I understand it is a comittee interview - I have never done an interview like that before. Any tips and what kinds of questions should I be prepared for.
Norman WAS my uncle. Back then you had to know someone influential or had to have relative in the local in order to get into the IBEW apprenticeship program. In 1972 there was a very high demand to get into the apprenticeship program because of the Vietnam War. If you were in an “approved” apprenticeship program you were deferred from being drafted. I did not make it because my uncle Norman was not as influential as someone else’s Uncle and I got drafted. When I got out I applied again and was accepted because of my uncle Norman (with a little more influence this time) and my military experience.Ok I give, Who is Norman?
Well since the 80's in my local, and a few others that I know of the desire to "keep it in the family" has diminished, if not the feds have outright taken over the entire apprentice selection process.I am not in the union now, but in 1972 it was the most important question to answer "correctly". Otherwise you failed the selection exam. I am not sure how it is now.
It helps to not have a tattoo crawling up your neck as well.Like you have been told by others: show up early, clean, and neat. No ass hanging pants, funky board shorts or odd colored hair. Leave the nose rings or other silver masses home. No ebonics or street mumbo jumbo. And don't gasp when they ask........How do you feel about random drug testing?