HVAC Jobs, Prepare For The Interview
You are reading an article on preparing for an interview. If you follow through with your preparation and follow these recommendations you will be prepared. When you are prepared you will be confident and it will show. Not cocky, but confident.
- Don’t ask how much the job pays or benefits until the end of the interview when you have an indication the company is interested in hiring you
- Don’t go take a drug test unless you can pass it
- Don’t mail resumes. Deliver your resume in person
- Go to the company’s office and fill out an application. Ask for an appointment for an interview. Ask for the service manager’s name for follow up
- Have your social security card
- Have your driver’s license and a copy of you five year driving record. Many insurance companies will not insure you if you have 1, 2 or 3 moving violations. No insurance, no job
- Have a copy of your criminal history search. Be able to explain anything on your record. In some states you may not work in a residence if you have a criminal record
- Have a one page professional resume, hire dates, manager name, address, phone number and pay history
- Have your professional and personal reference list with address and phone number
- Have a copy of your EPA Certification and any other certifications, manufacturer certifications or trade school diploma
- Be able to explain any gaps in your employment history
- Dress professionally, clean clothes and well groomed
- Use neat handwriting
- Use correct grammar
Practice answers to these questions:
- Why are you changing jobs? Just be honest with this question. One answer might be that you have outgrown the opportunities at your current company. This indicates that you are a fast learner
- Tell me about your last position and what you did?
- Where would you like to be in 3 years? 5 years?
- What is your idea of good customer service?
- Are you a team player?
Contractors want to know that you will not wait too long before asking for help. Time is money and admitting you don’t know something is a sign of confidence.
Half the job of a service tech is good customer relations. An outgoing personality will get you hired. The company must move products and good presentation skills count for a lot. If you are good at sales or enjoy sales, tell the interviewer.