1. Tell us something about your past present and future?

This is the first question, you can expect during any interview you face. This usually is a question to start the communication and set the ball rolling for the interview. You can answer this question by providing some information about your work experience, technologies you have worked upon, educational qualifications. If you are a fresh graduate, you can provide some information about your family also.

2. Tell me how would you describe (needed railroad brake or your) work style?

My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks, maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations, accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations, being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

3. Why do you want this job as Rigger/Technician?

Now go deeper. Don't just talk about why the company would be great to work for; talk about how the position is a perfect fit for what you hope to accomplish, both short-term and long-term.

And if you don't know why the position is a perfect fit ... look somewhere else. Life is too short.

4. Explain why do you want to leave your current job?

Let's start with what you shouldn't say (or, if you're the interviewer, what are definite red flags).

Don't talk about how your boss is difficult. Don't talk about how you can't get along with other employees. Don't bad-mouth your company.

Instead, focus on the positives a move will bring. Talk about what you want to achieve. Talk about what you want to learn. Talk about ways you want to grow, about things you want to accomplish; explain how a move will be great for you and for your new company.

Complaining about your current employer is a little like people who gossip: If you're willing to speak badly of someone else, you'll probably do the same to me.

5. What was your salary in your last job?

This is a tough one. You want to be open and honest, but frankly, some companies ask the question as the opening move in salary negotiations.

7. Do you know what percentage of employees was brought in by current employees?

Employees who love their jobs naturally recommend their company to their friends and peers. The same is true for people in leadership positions -- people naturally try to bring on board talented people they previously worked with. They've built relationships, developed trust, and shown a level of competence that made someone go out of their way to follow them to a new organization.

8. What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 90 days?

If you weren't asked this question, ask it yourself. Why? Great candidates want to hit the ground running. They don't want to spend weeks or months "getting to know the organization." They don't want to spend huge chunks of time in orientation, in training, or in the futile pursuit of getting their feet wet.

They want to make a difference -- and they want to make that difference right now.

10. Why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position?

The answer to this question lies in the preparation you did before the interview. It is extremely important that you research the requirements of the position well and match them with your skills.
For e.g. if the position requires an Asp.net developer with good knowledge of health care domain, tell the interviewer about your technical skills and your domain knowledge.
Fresh graduates can talk about their technical skills, ability to learn and grasp things quickly.

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11. Explain the abilities you have in order to work with us as railroad brake?

I have the ability to see details at a distance, focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds, quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions, coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion, see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

12. What are your biggest weaknesses as Rigger/Technician?

Every candidate knows how to answer this question: Just pick a theoretical weakness and magically transform that flaw into a strength in disguise!

For example: "My biggest weakness is getting so absorbed in my work that I lose all track of time. Every day I look up and realize everyone has gone home! I know I should be more aware of the clock, but when I love what I'm doing I just can't think of anything else."

So your "biggest weakness" is that you'll put in more hours than everyone else? Great...

A better approach is to choose an actual weakness, but one you're working to improve. Share what you're doing to overcome that weakness. No one is perfect, but showing you're willing to honestly self-assess and then seek ways to improve comes pretty darned close.

17. Tell me what do you plan to do if...?

Every business faces a major challenge: technological changes, competitors entering the market, shifting economic trends. There's rarely one of Warren Buffett's moats protecting a small business.

So while some candidates may see your company as a stepping-stone, they still hope for growth and advancement. If they do eventually leave, they want it to be on their terms, not because you were forced out of business.

Say I'm interviewing for a position at your ski shop. Another store is opening less than a mile away: How do you plan to deal with the competition? Or you run a poultry farm (a huge industry in my area): What will you do to deal with rising feed costs?

22. A snail is at the bottom of a 30-foot well. Each day he climbs up three feet, but at night he slips back two feet. How many days will it take him to climb out of the well?

Questions like these have become a lot more popular (thanks, Google) in recent years. The interviewer isn't necessarily looking for the right answer but instead a little insight into your reasoning abilities.

All you can do is talk through your logic as you try to solve the problem. Don't be afraid to laugh at yourself if you get it wrong -- sometimes the interviewer is merely trying to assess how you deal with failure.

23. Please explain about the last time a co-worker or customer got angry with you. What happened?

Conflict is inevitable when a company works hard to get things done. Mistakes happen. Sure, strengths come to the fore, but weaknesses also rear their heads. And that's OK. No one is perfect.

But a person who tends to push the blame -- and the responsibility for rectifying the situation -- onto someone else is a candidate to avoid. Hiring managers would much rather choose candidates who focus not on blame but on addressing and fixing the problem.

Every business needs employees who willingly admit when they are wrong, step up to take ownership for fixing the problem, and, most important, learn from the experience.

24. Basic Rigger/Technician Job Interview Questions:

☛ The energy sector can include a lot of red tape and regulations.Are you accustomed to waiting on logistics and policy during your projects?
☛ The energy sector often sees changes in regulation and policy. How do you keep up to date on changes in our industry?
☛ At JPW Riggers we seek to hire individuals with related post-secondary education. Walk me through your formal education.
☛ At JPW Riggers we put a lot of emphasis on attention to detail which some people mistake for micromanagement. How do you feel about this?
☛ In which ways do you feel that JPW Riggers stands out from industry competitors?
☛ What are your thoughts on the stance environmentalists take against some of our practices in the energy industry?
☛ At JPW Riggers we put a strong focus on health and safety. What is your experience with health and safety in the energy industry?
☛ The energy sector has many competitors. Why do you want to work for JPW Riggers?
☛ Do you have any experience in SAP?
☛ At: company: we use a variety of robust internal software programs. Do you consider yourself tech savvy and a fast learner?
☛ At JPW Riggers we like to stay ahead of our industry competitors. In your opinion, what are we doing right?
☛ What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?
☛ When have you had to think quickly in response to sudden change?
☛ Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
☛ Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
☛ What career path interests you the most in this company?
☛ What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
☛ How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?
☛ How many days were you absent from work last year?
☛ Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?
☛ How can we motivate you on the job?
☛ How do you respond to feedback?
☛ Tell me when you have delegated tasks effectively.
☛ What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?
☛ What are your salary expectations?
☛ What are your career goals?
☛ What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?
☛ Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
☛ Tell me about your experience with team building exercises.
☛ If you were the successful candidate, how much notice would you require to give your current employer?

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25. Behavioral Rigger/Technician Job Interview Questions:

☛ Describe a situation where you have dealt with an angry customer. How did you handle their complaints?
☛ What resources do you use to discover the latest technology trends?
☛ What's your area of expertise? Is there something you would like to learn more about?
☛ Describe the hardest problem you have faced so far. What made the situation complex and how did you manage to handle it?