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This section is intended to give you guidance and advice on writing your engineering and manufacturing CV and interview tips. These are suggestions we have come up with after years of experience in the market and feel if you follow these simple steps, you could enhance your chances of securing more interviews and ultimately land your dream job!

Tips for a successful Engineering and Manufacturing CV

It is important to give your engineering and manufacturing CV time and some real thought.

Make sure to consider the following:

  • Keeping it up to date
  • Avoid grammatical errors
  • Ensure it is keyword friendly
  • Format to a professional standard
  • Spellcheck your CV

Your CV checklist

Include the following sections:

  • Profile
  • Key skills
  • Employment history
  • Key achievements and responsibilities
  • Education and qualifications
  • Interests
  • References
  • Personal statement

Employers often receive dozens of engineering and manufacturing CVs and applicants for every position they have posted. They will use interviews to confirm that a candidate has the required knowledge, skills and willingness to contribute and fit into the organisation’s culture.

  • What drives you in and out of work?
  • Can you work under pressure and to strict deadlines?
  • What makes you unique?
  • Can you handle constructive criticism in a productive manner?
  • Flexibility
  • Team work
  • Self-motivation
  • Honesty
  • Dependability
  • Practicing and preparing (including structured answers to common questions)
  • Research the employer and industry
  • Be on time (this means early!)
  • Eye contact and a good handshake on initial greeting
  • Emphasise how you can help the organisation achieve their goals
  • Explain what excites you about the company / role
  • Be a good listener as well as a good talker. Smile!
  • Give us an example of when you supported a team member who was struggling
  • Why do you think you are a good fit for the company?
  • How do you deal with a stressful situation?
  • What do you know about us?
  • What motivates you?
  • What interests you about the organisation?
  • What is your greatest achievement to date?
  • Is this a new position? If not, what did the previous employee go on to do?
  • What does the role involve, where will it take you and how long they expect it will take for you to progress?
  • What are the biggest challenges of the job?
  • What are the company’s plans for growth and development?
  • What happens next after interview?
  • Is there anything you have seen or heard today that makes you think I may not be right for the role?

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