Construction Worker Interview Questions

Skills to Highlight in Your Answers

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Construction workers need to communicate during an interview that they are dependable, take direction well, exercise sound judgment and bring the necessary physical prowess to get the job done. In addition, you'll be subject to heavy workloads, demanding duties, tight schedules and will be working with a wide variety of people, so communicating your adaptability is imperative. You should also discuss your knowledge of equipment and techniques.

General Skills to Highlight

Construction workers bring more than sheer brawn to their work. They have other skill sets on the jobs as well; here are some skills you should highlight in your interview:

  • Technique – You will need to perform a broad range of industry-specific jobs. Share some examples of the types of successful construction work you've completed. Employers are also looking for people who expand their skills whenever they can. Specialization is valuable as well, but demonstrate your ability to learn new skills which makes both your physical capacity and knowledge of the work more valuable.

  • Working with a Team– Construction workers need to be able to contribute to teamwork successful as well as work independently.

  • Attention to detail– Construction worker requires careful attention and focus to ensure safety and quality.

  • Strength – Demonstrate that you are up to the task in terms of the physical demands of the job.

  • Flexibility– Every construction site requires performing a broad range of tasks.

Construction Worker Interview Questions

Review this list of frequently asked interview questions for construction workers:

How familiar are you with reading and interpreting blue prints and/or electrical drawings?

Describe some of your most recent projects.

Have you ever been injured on the job? What happened? What would you do differently now to prevent the injury from happening again?

Have you/your company ever caused/been involved in an accident that caused someone to receive hospital treatment or be hospitalized?

What is on your personal check-list to ensure you are ready to leave the job daily?

How have you demonstrated safe work practices in your former job?

How strong are your math skills?

What would you do if a customer had a problem with the quality of your work?

Have you ever walked off of a job? If so, for what reason?

Give me an example of a time when you had little or no direction in solving an issue. What happened? What did you do?

Tell me about a suggested you made on the job that was implemented.

What procedures do you follow to prevent injuries on the job?

How do you prioritize the necessary tasks of a job?

Tell us about the biggest roadblocks you have encountered during a project. How did you resolve them?

General Job Interview Questions
In addition to job specific interview questions, you will also be asked more general questions about your employment history, education, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, goals and plans. Here's a list of the most common interview questions and examples of answers.

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