Looking sharp and showing your confident side, both will help you immensely before and during your interview. What will help you more is confidence that you know most of the things that you will be tested on. And the only way that you can gain this confidence is through detailed preparation. You need to study the job description carefully, specifically the one that the company where you are appearing for an interview has provided. If that one isn’t a detailed one, look for other avenues to find out what you will be expected to know during the interview.
The fact that interviews are harrowing times is not a hidden one. We all get pre-interview jitters and many of us succumb to them too. But if you succumb to the terror that interviews instill in most people, you will definitely mess up your chances. There is nothing more important than keeping your wits about you and going into the interview room with confidence and self-assurance. These two things can only be possible if you have taken out the time to manage your stress and to research your position (eventually) in the company.
When you have done both, you will see a change in your attitude – and will enter the interview room with your head held high. Some questions that you may encounter during an interview for a cable installer position are given below – along with their answers:
On a typical day, what are your work activities on the whole?
Each day is different. No day is typical really. However, some of the jobs that I perform on a regular basis include troubleshooting cabling problems, installing new cables, removing old ones and modifying, adjusting and replacing malfunctioning equipment.
What type of skills do you offer as a cable installer?
I am extremely dexterous when it comes to physical work. I can climb high poles and work in cramped areas with ease. I am also proficient in handling tools and equipment to help me during troubleshooting and installation processes. Furthermore, I am extremely well-versed in managing routine maintenance of structured cabling systems.
Doesn’t it bother you to climb high poles and work in confined spaces?
It doesn’t actually. Climbing distances upwards and working in claustrophobic areas is all in a day’s work for cable installers. I am trained in keeping my cool even when a certain situation does seem threatening to me.
Do you think customer education is important in this role? Why or why not?
Customer education is very important. This is because it minimizes downtime of their equipment and makes it easy for cable installers to understand and troubleshoot problems, when customers describe them.