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April 09, 2022

If you are getting to the stage in your electrical engineering recruitment journey where you have followed the proper procedures, have quality candidates coming in for the infamous ‘chat’ and want to proceed with confidence, here are some potential interview questions.

 

Which part of the work we do attracted you to us as a company?

Every seasoned candidate should know the importance of researching the company you are interviewing for before the big day. A genuinely interested candidate will research your upcoming projects and your overall mission because they want to contribute to your success. Sincere interest is easy to spot when you ask these types of questions because while some people are not fond of interviews so get slightly nervous, the uninterested will stand out. Short answers that feel forced are not a good sign and to state the obvious, having no idea of what your goals are is an even bigger red flag.

 

How have you handled a difference of opinion in the past?

This question forces your candidate to think beyond the theoretical and showcase a concrete example. Since electrical engineers must be able to work well in a team, strong interpersonal skills are a must. The way they answer will demonstrate their emotional intelligence – if they can demonstrate empathy for another person’s point of view, you can be sure they are not trying to falsely present as being congenial. Respect for the authority figures in positions of power is also an aspect to look out for because you want confident and self-assured engineers on your team, but they must be willing to listen and not let their ego rule. Also, look out for a clear statement of how they resolved the situation.

At Precision, interview training is available to give you clear advice on which questions you are allowed to ask and more. Enquire with the team today if you have any questions or you want to talk through your goals with one of our team.

 

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    Electrical engineering recruitment is complex and critical. The right choice must be made, corresponding qualifications must be proven and crucially, the role must be filled. While you will have lots of notes in mental and physical form to refer to, here are some soft and hard skills to bear in mind as you aim to make your hiring decision.

     

    Critical Thinking

    The candidates need to demonstrate the ability to think critically. This will become evident in their previous work anecdotes as well as by the way they answer other questions. Are they speaking in absolute terms with little nuance in their descriptions? Are they effectively describing the problems they spotted and the possible solutions they came up with? The ability to be precise and analytical is important.

     

    Communication

    This introduces the next skill nicely. It is of little value to be able to spot how to solve issues if you can’t effectively communicate your ideas. A strong communicator has the potential to excel in their career and demonstrates intelligence.

     

    Lateral Thinking

    Often thought of in juxtaposition to critical thinking skills, the ability to be creative is actually an integral part of being an electrical engineer. To be able to envision a future not yet created is to engineer that future. That’s why lateral and logical thinking must be hand in hand.

     

    There are many more attributes to look for when conducting the electrical engineering recruitment process, some of which we have covered previously. However, our services are vast and specialist, ranging from helping you with a hiring plan to providing interview training and beyond. Get in touch with our team of top recruitment experts today.

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