If you recently graduated, are about to graduate or are looking for different career opportunities with an engineering company, you might be anxious to go on and get out there! However, finding the right job for you might take a little more time, but can definitely pay off in the long run. If you are headed out on the interview process, here are a few things that you need to watch for in the engineering company that you are interviewing with.
- Lack of organization. There is no such thing as a perfect company, but organization is crucial to every good company out there! A lack of organization, whether by the HR department or the hiring manager can be a warning sign of greater infractions yet to come, such as lost time off requests, paychecks, or frequent miscommunications. At the very least, you should be able to tell upon interviewing that your interviewer is prepared and ready to talk with you.
- Refusal to answer questions. You should always have some questions ready for the engineering company you are interviewing with, since you are getting to know them just like they want to get to know you! If you ask about a typical workday and they can’t give you a straight answer, that can be a red flag of long workdays ahead.
- Vague job descriptions. Job descriptions are usually specific for a reason: people need to know what they’re responsible for on the job! If you have a vague job description, you can end up with plenty of extra work on your shoulders that you weren’t trained or ready for.