So, we asked our graduates what the most commonly asked personal and behavioural interview questions were that they faced… and here’s what they came back with! Enjoy.
- Why did you choose engineering?
- Do you do any engineering related activities outside of work?
- What motivates you? What makes you stand out?
- What subjects did you like at uni and why?
- If you retired tomorrow, what would you want to be known for?
- Why do you want to join our company?
- What do you think we do here? What is the role of an engineer?
- Outline the career progression of an engineer.
- What do you hope to achieve working for this company?
- How can you demonstrate this company’s values?
- What significant value adding tasks have you performed before?
- What was your favourite and least favourite project you've ever done?
- How do you employ problem solving skills in practical situations?
- What do you think innovation is? And how would you apply it in the workplace?
- Give an example of a time where you demonstrated good attention to detail.
- Give an example of an unsafe situation and how you rectified it.
- What is your knowledge of basic engineering principles and techniques?
- What engineering concepts are you familiar with?
- What are the softwares you use?
- Describe the engineering design process.
- Describe system and requirements analysis.
- Describe how to fix a basic LED schematic.
- Draw a bending moment diagram for a structure.
- Describe how to test a circuit board.
- How would you design a tower out of these pieces of spaghetti?
- If I represent the City of Sydney wanting to redevelop a landfill site, what questions would you ask of me to formulate your bid for acquiring that work as a designer?
- What is your knowledge of the Sydney basin?
- How would you help the issue of water scarcity in Australia if funding happens to be limited?