Welcome to the UK Engineering Recruitment Interview Questions. Please do take time to read through this page, you have put in a lot of work to get to the interview!
How will you answer these questions... (Your career may depend on it)
Tell me about yourself...
(Your answer should contain much more about your job skills than your personal life.)
What are your strengths?
(If you really enjoy new challenges and tackle them in an organized manner, this would be a useful strength in almost any situation.)
What are your weaknesses?
(A "good" weakness might be that you have trouble leaving the office behind when you go home in the evenings.)
Do you have any questions about our company?
Where do you expect your career to be in 10 years?
(If you have paid attention during the interview and if you have done your homework, this would be a good time to ask for more details about some aspect of the company's organizational structure or products. It would not be a good time to ask about your first raise. You could also ask questions about the community, their training program or details about the work environment.)
(Be careful here. You do not want to give the impression that you're simply using this company as a stepping stone to another career. Think of a related managerial position within the company that would interest you.)
What skills do you have that would benefit our company?
(If your skills are not exactly those that the company may have requested, you can point out the skills you have that would be valuable to any company. Examples of these skills are: your ability to plan and execute long-term projects, your ability to organize information into usable data, your ability to research complicated issues, or your ability to work well with a team.)
Why did you leave your last job?
(This is not an opening to speak badly of your former employer. There is almost always a way of wording the explanation so that you do not sound like a "problem employee" and your former employer does not sound like an undesirable company.)