Hey guys I put my application in for the Client (good sized Chemical Company), the company I work for. I'm currently a contractor for them. The closing date for applications is December 20th and I have a good chance to get called in for an interview. I've been with the construction company for over 11yrs and 10 years in the postion i'm in now.
A few years back I applied for a postion I was really interested in. I studied up/ prepared myself for it. Well so I thought. After finishing up I felt I was ill prepared for what I thought I nailed. Sadly I didnt get it, I was their top candidate, but flunked the interview. In my years of work I havent had many interviews and the last one I did was 15 years ago. LOL I now know basically what I need to do to be successful.
A few things I learned that I need to correct myself on while being interviewed: make and maintain eye contact & take a moment to think before I respond. Also to have them repeat the question if need be. There will be 5 chioce persons asking me questions during the interview. So that means you have 10 eyes on you during the whole process. Ughhh.
The company is also very Safety oriented. So this is the key to a successful interview also. Bring this to light somehow in answering each question. There is really no right or wrong way to answer the questions, its how they catch you off guard and your response to it.
I think i'm on a good track. Maybe someone here can add to what I already know.
On a side know I'm currently hourly with tons of OT hours. This new postion will be a salary one. I can't say I hate salary, but its totally different when you work over 40. Which I havent worked to many of those in my 11 years in the industry. I would lose 1/3 of the current wage, but my base pay would go up (hoping anyways), I make now going this direction. The good thing I will make a good portion of that up in a couple of years. What I'm excited for is being hired on with a well known company, excellent benefits, and a good pension. I want to retire one of these days. Plus I have 2 beautiful children and wife that I need to spend more time with.
As you can tell i've had a busy Nov/Dec and havent been on the forum much lately.