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What you Can't Afford to Do in an Engineering Interview

Interviews are usually not fun, but they can make or break your chances of getting hired. For this reason, there are certain behaviors you will want to avoid before and during your interview. If you are preparing for your next engineering interview, the following information will explain what you can and cannot afford to do.

Know the History of the Company

Employers want to hire workers who will fit in with the company’s culture and contribute to the company’s overall success. It can be difficult to do this if you don’t know the history of the company. During the interview, your potential boss may ask about your familiarity with the company, and if you can’t give a satisfactory answer, you won’t be high on their list of eligible candidates. Research the company before you show up for an interview.  

Be on Time

Running late to an interview can be horrible for your career. Very few employers want to hire employees who will be chronically late. If you can’t arrive on time, the interviewer will probably assume you have difficulty with time management. They may also make the following assumptions:  

• You didn’t take the interview seriously.

• You are not professional.

• You have no respect for other people’s time.

The three assumptions above can ruin your chances of getting the job of your dreams. If you are running late to an interview, call your interviewer and give prior notice.

Avoid Using Your Phone

People have difficulty putting their phones down for even a second. However, one of the worst things you can do at an interview is use your phone. Turn your phone off prior to entering the interviewer’s office. Inform your family and friends about your interview so they know not to call.  

Interviews Can be Difficult

Here at Lehigh Technicals, we understand interviews can be difficult, especially if you aren’t used to them. However, our company specializes in placing talented and experienced engineering professionals in the right temporary positions. Contact us today to learn more about our company.  

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