How to Ace an HVAC Technician Interview
When preparing for a HVAC Technician interview the one thing that makes all the difference if you did or did not make it till the end is your preparedness. It is your preparedness. Other than knowing about yourself like the back of your hand, you are also required to know about the company too. It almost goes without saying how essential it is for you to do your homework about that HVAC company you are applying for. Not only does it give you an upper hand during interview, as you will obviously seem more confident. It will also let you know what you are getting into. Depending upon the company’s structure, you will be able to foresee your future growth prospects. It is also a very common question during interviews, “where do you see yourself 5 years from now”.
Employers do not forget to take note of candidates that actually take the pains to know about the employer! Somehow, your proactive approach in doing the due-diligence about the company is tied to your competency and that you are not applying out of desperation but only after studying the facts. Keep these 5 things in mind when you are researching about the HVAC Company you are applying for.
What is the company’s mission statement?
Sometimes you may not have the luxury to do an in-depth study about the company thoroughly. In this case, just going over the company’s website and taking note of all the basic facts will give you enough information to sit through the interview. About Us and the Mission Statement are two important sections in any company’s website that reveals a lot about them. Learn what the company specializes in and if any of your skills matches, then you are in for a score! Basic facts about its structure include location, if the company operates domestically or internationally and how many people does it employ. You can also go over the mission statement to learn about the its work ethics. It shows the image that the company wants to portray to the public. When you are associated with a self-image conscious company, you are automatically given the same status as your employer. For instance, in the HVAC business, if you are employed by a reputed company, your services will be trusted and your customers will be much more tolerant and respectful towards you. Your company must also be committed to environmental responsibility, which is an important part of HVAC industry.
How are they different than their competitors?
This is an important piece of information because you will not only be able to impress the recruiter with all the information you gathered about the company but it will also help you once you get hired. Knowing about your competition helps you choose the right kind of trainings and skills so that you can best your competitors in the industry. Your up beat attitude will help you move ahead professionally and your enthusiasm will be well received by your employer. What they do differently can also be a great point of emphasis when they ask you why you want to join their organization.
Do you know who the recruiter is?
If you are aware of this question before you go for an interview, you are in for luck. Knowing the person who will be sitting across from you in the room is goldmine information. Just a little research will reveal what that person does in the company and what is his position. This will help you prepare for the interview accordingly. Also, if they are heading a specific division, then you can prepare yourself for that division before hand to get an edge when they ask you questions related to their line of business in the company. Believe it or not, these small things make a lot of difference in the quality of your interview.
What skills and experiences does the company recognize?
When applying for a job, you do not have to only be qualified, certified and licensed; you also need to have additional skills to be able to crack the top ten. When studying the job postings, try to read between the lines and determine what skills they are looking for. When you have that information, you will be able to position yourself at the time of interview accordingly. You can also reach out to people who are already working there and understand the company’s work ethics to naturally fit it.
Who are the company’s key players?
These are the people in an organization who hold key positions. They can be managers, directors, presidents, vice-presidents, CEOs etc. You can also study about these top bosses on LinkedIn or Twitter to see how they are representing the organization publically and how they are being received.