Construction Interview – What Questions Will I Typically Be Asked on a Job Interview?

construction interview: There are many good, construction interviewing Q&A books available so an construction executive should never be unprepared on an construction interview. Typical questions include:

“What can you tell me about yourself?”
“What do you know about our construction employer?”
“Why would our job and construction employer be of interest to you?”
“Describe your construction leadership and management skills, and provide examples of situations that reflect those skills?”
“How do you perform under pressure and provide an example of a recent, high-pressure, work situation?”
“What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?”
“What motivates you?”
“Why did you leave your last job or why would you leave your current job?”
“What kind of compensation are you looking for?”
“Why should I hire you over the other construction executives?”
“What is your greatest, work accomplishment and civic accomplishment?”

Before posting to any Web forum, check if it has a Search feature. If it does, try a couple of keyword searches for something like your problem; it just might help. If you did a general Web search before (as you should have), search the forum anyway; your Web-wide search engine might not have all of this forum indexed recently. When a project has a development mailing list, write to the mailing list, not to individual developers, even if you believe you know who can best answer your question.

Check the documentation of the project and its homepage for the address of a project mailing list, and use it. There is an increasing tendency for projects to do user support over a Web forum or IRC channel, with e-mail reserved more for development traffic. So look for those channels first when seeking project-specific help.

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