Common Interview Questions for an Electrician

August 11, 2010 by  
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There are common interview questions for an electrician that deal with job-related specifics and questions that pertain to general work history and attitude. The following questions, listed in two different categories, may not come up in every interview, but you should be prepared to answer them.

What are your qualifications for this job?

Employer will want to know if you have the right skills and credentials for the job. Mention your education, any relevant certifications, and experience from previous jobs that specifically pertain to an electrician’s job.

Do you specialize in any particular areas of electrician work?

Along with qualifications, an employers will want to know if you have any particular specializations. For example, some electricians specialize in electrical systems and controls, wiring, or electro-mechanical repairs. Others may have particular expertise in reading blueprints or general troubleshooting.

Why are you interested in the electrician trade?

If you are new to the electrical trade or are applying for an apprenticeship, you will probably be asked this question. Employers ask this question because they want to hear your motivations and goals so that can be sure that you really have an interest in the field.

Why are you interested in this particular aspect of the field?

Depending on they type of job you are interviewing for, either industrial, residential or commercial, you might be asked why you are interested in that field and not one of the others…

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One Response to “Common Interview Questions for an Electrician”
  1. This is well written with a great deal of effort put into it. I believe a lot of what has been said but, not every word it, having said that, nobody is perfect all of the time. I’ll certainly be observing with expectations of extra to come.

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