MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED TO ENGINEERING GRADUATES

The companies that hire you invest a significant sum of money in each and every employee as such it is of paramount importance to them to ensure they have the right person, they will therefore tailor their questions to suit their organization, the position and their clients as well. Most often the companies are trying to understand the following aspects in a client when they hire them.

Most common questions you might face are

1.What Software Do You Really Know?

check you’re level of expertise and passion for the software being familiar with the software and knowing it in and out are completely different so you are better off speaking about the one you know really well. they are looking for more than a surface level or working level knowledge

2.Are You Keeping Pace Technically and Technologically?

  • if you want to be taken seriously, be able to share a detailed listing of thoughtfully chosen continuing education activities with the interviewer. perhaps you’re pursuing your professional engineering license, or maybe you’re completing a short online course on sensor technology. this question can also be asked as
  • what engineering skills have you developed or improved upon during the past year?

3. Can You Solve Problems with Your Hands as Well as Your Head?

usually asked to mechanical engineers who will have to often get onto the floor to do the task so you may be asked questions like are you handy around the house can you fix minor fixtures around the house.

4. Do You Truly Understand Clients/Customers and Teamwork?

“When you’re in school, you’re designing to please yourself,” says Crawford Hentz. “You get to ‘build a robot.’ But in a manufacturing or product development setting, you’re dealing with ‘build me a toolbox that looks like this and can sing [the national anthem].’”

So expect to be questioned about how you’ve dealt with client/customer concerns and personalities in the past. And be sure you’re also ready to explain how you’ve collaborated with diverse colleagues to meet the sometimes demanding expectations of clients and customers. YOU MAY ALSO BE ASKED THIS QUESTION DIFFERENTLY LIKE 

Describe an experience with a difficult client. How did you handle the situation? What would you have done differently?

5. Tell me about the most challenging engineering project that you have been involved with during past year.

6.Tell me about your greatest success in using logic to solve an engineering problem.

7. Give me an example of a time when you applied your ability to use analytical techniques to define problems or design solutions.

8.What checks and balances do you use to make sure that you don’t make mistakes?

9.Do you have any patents? If so, tell me about them. If not, is that something you see yourself pursuing in the future? Why or why not?

10. Describe an occasion when you worked on a team and something did not go well. How did you respond?



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