6 Drafter Interview Questions and Answers

Updated on: December 12, 2021

How do you feel when you are about to appear in a Drafter interview? Scared? Excited?

The latter is okay, but the former needs to be taken care of.

Here is a set of interview questions and answers to help you prepare:

Drafter Interview Questions & Answers

1. What duties have you individually performed while working as a drafter?

As a drafter, my main work was to confer with architects and engineers to determine their specific requirements for creating designs and drawings. Creating visual guidelines for construction purposes, drafting technical details, specifying dimensions and procedures, drawing details of structures, creating and storing drawings electronically, preparing different versions of each design, and explaining concepts to construction workers is all in a day’s work for me.

2. In a deafter role, what specific skills does one need to be successful in what one does?

To be considered successful in this work, it is imperative to possess technical competencies, exceptional analytic skills, knowledge of designing parts based on written and verbal instructions, ability to create designs and drawings exactly the way in which instructions dictate, and excellent communication skills.

3. What do you find the most challenging about working as a drafter?

The work in itself is challenging, but it isn’t something that I cannot handle. What I do find challenging is when I realize that a client is unaware of what he wants for his construction project, and provides vague information and data. That makes things a bit difficult for me to handle.

4. And how can you overcome this problem?

I am full of ideas, which more than compensates for things when clients do not have any. When a problem such as this occurs, my first instinct is to provide them with suggestions, and advice.

5. What is the one weakness that you have?

I am a bit of a perfectionist, making it difficult for me to reach realistic goals. However, I am working hard to make sure that I set realistic goals for myself (and advise clients to do the same) so that I can achieve targets promptly.

6. Tell us about a situation when you found yourself in a quandary, but came out shining.

Two years ago, a client was assigned to me who was quite unsure about what he wanted for the construction of his house. When I realized that things were going nowhere, I provided him with a suggestion, and he was okay with it. Once the plan was made, he backed out saying that the drafter did this on his own. Thankfully, I had an agreement documented, which saved the day for me!