Interviewing for a Skilled Industrial Position: How to Prepare

September 9th, 2013


ABR offers work in the skilled industrial field. Examples of the types of positions we offer candidates are in forklift operation, CNC, maintenance, skilled assembly, supervision and welding.

When entering an interview for a skilled industrial job, know that safety is a huge priority, especially in a manufacturing and warehouse environment where one may be dealing with hazardous materials. Demonstrate your knowledge of all of the best practices for occupational health and safety. And be sure to bring along any certifications or licenses along with a copy of your resume. To show that you thrive in a manufacturing and warehouse environment, review these questions before your next interview:

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How well do you work in a team?
Can you work with little supervision?
Are you a self-motivated person?


What kind of organizational skills do you have?
Tell me about a time you noticed a mistake, and what did you do to fix it?
How do you avoid mistakes in the first place?


Tell me how you keep safety in mind at all times while at the workplace, even when you’re in a rush to meet a deadline.
If you hurt yourself while working, what would you do?
Can you handle being on your feet for 8 hours per day?


How did your past experiences prepare you for this position?
What special equipment or machinery can you operate?
Would you be willing to learn to operate new machinery?


Do you have reliable transportation to and from work?
If hired, how long would you expect to work for us?

Ask a friend or family member to quiz you before your big interview. And don’t forget to follow these 3 interview tips that will help you land an offer.

 About ABR

ABR Employment Services provides employment opportunities to job seekers and staffing solutions to employers throughout Wisconsin and in Winona, MN. ABR provides temporary, try-before-hire and direct hire job opportunities in: customer service, data entry, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, assembly, packaging, machine operator, warehouse, janitorial, CNC, welder, forklift, maintenance, and call center. Connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn for job seeking tips and advice.

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