How to Prepare for a Manufacturing Job Interview

Preparing for a manufacturing job interview is much like preparing for any interview. However, there are a few ways in which you can customize your approach for an interview in the manufacturing industry.

  • Review the job advertisement. You must be certain that you understand exactly what the hiring company is looking for in a new employee, so that you can express how you hold each quality highlighted. For example, if you see the phrase “must be on-time to work,” you should mention during the interview how punctuality and reliability are part of your work ethic.
  • Dress professionally. Employers in any field prefer to see you at your best during your interview. If you are unsure whether your chosen outfit is appropriate for the interview, don’t hesitate to ask a family member or a friend. Many believe that because it is a manufacturing job you shouldn’t bother dressing professionally, but it’s important to make a good first impression in the event that you will seek a foreman position or high level management title in the future.
  • Be prepared to take a test that examines your skillset. Typically, you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge and capability to produce the product the company manufactures. For instance, if you are applying for a welding position, be ready to take an on-site test, so that the interviewer can inspect the quality of your welds.
  • Bring your tools, gloves and work clothes with you. Not only will you possibly face a performance test during the interview for which you will need your tools, gloves and work clothes, but you may be asked to start work that day. Generally, they will ask you when you want to start working. If you desire to begin work immediately, it may be offered to you at the close of the interview, so it will be in your favor to arrive prepared to work.

Employment Solutions offers expert advise in pursuing the career of your dreams. It is wise to adequately prepare for a manufacturing job interview, so you can feel ready to succeed in the interview and come across as confident in your abilities to meet the expectations of the job. Above all, arrive on time and with a smile to put you in a favorable light from the beginning. Call today for more information on our services. Good luck!