Your online search for automotive jobs has found you a few to apply for, but that’s not the end of your task.
When you get an interview, it’s a chance to sell yourself as an employee, and for the employer to sell the merits of working for their company. They ask questions, and you answer. That’s the first part of the formula, and then they flip it around with the typical “Do you have any questions for us?”
You need to answer affirmatively. If you don’t, it will appear that you’re not truly interested in the job or you haven’t taken time to prepare. You need to ready yourself for an interview by thinking about what the employer will ask and how to answer. You also have to consider what you would like to know about the company and how those questions will show you are engaged and eager to work with them.
As a way to help you get started, our team at Automotive Jobs Inc. has come up with a few important questions you can ask during an interview and ones you shouldn’t ask.
We’ll start with the no-nos. Don’t ask about benefits, salary, vacations, or anything similar. This information will be covered in a job offer.
You should ask:
- What should I expect during my first week?
- What equipment do you have in the shop?
- Do I need to supply my own tools?
- What training is offered to keep pace with the industry?