You are on page 1of 19

PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW

TIPS TO CANDIDATES
WHAT INTERVIEWERS
NORMALLY ASK !!

■ What has the candidate done


■ Why has he done it
■ Does he fully understand what he
has done
■ What engineering decisions he
has made
■ What investigations and
considerations were undertaken
to reach the conclusion
CAPACITY TO ACCEPT
RESPONSIBILITY
■ Day to day work
■ Answering on situations posed
■ Writing of Essay Understanding
of Regulations on Code of Ethics
THE INTERVIEW
• The Interviewer would have gone through
the training report and design documents
• He will ask probing questions, discuss
issues to ascertain the ability of the
candidate to solve problems stated or
other similar cases
• Confirm the candidates experience and
ability
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
& ESSAY TOPICS
ESSAY QUESTIONS
ESSENTIALS OF CODE OF ETHICS
CONFLICT OF INTEREST/APPLICATION
TO CODE
ROLE OF ENGINEERS IN SOCIETY
PROJECT MANAGEMENT &
ENGINEERING STUDIES
COMMUNICATION

PRESENTATION, GROOMING,
CONFIDENCE, CLARITY
What Interviewers look for in
Essays?

* Knowledge & Relevance


* Length (1000 words in 1 1/2 hours)
* Grammar, argument & presentation
* Clear Expression of Thoughts
Causes of Failure

Read the Instructions


PREPARING
REPORTS
DO NOT WRITE
■ Nonsense
■ Inconclusive Situations
■ Non-specific Jobs
■ UNSURE WORKS
■ Lengthy Sentences without
Headings
■ Works Not Carried out
Personally
A heavy wad of print-outs is not only
difficult to carry, it is also likely to
exasperate the Interviewer
It can be helpful if your drawings were not
too large as the Interviewer may wish to bring
them home to study.
PREPARING REPORT

DO WRITE

* INTERESTING AND
ESSENTIAL DETAILS

* DRAW CORRECT
IMPORTANT NOTES
DO NOT
* Postpone the Interview
unnecessarily
* Request for change of Interviewer
without valid reasons
* Submit reports late
* RING IEM TOO OFTEN
Drawings:

 Many candidates submit drawings etc


produced by the firm with minimal
input by the candidate
 The drawings/design should reflect the
candidate’s own work
 The design etc should be of sufficient
level to justify granting professional
status
Calculations:

 Can submit computerised


calculations but must be
accompanied by manual
calculations showing assumptions,
considerations required in the
design and why these were selected
THE ESSAYS
There are two essays
Section A
Consists of two questions based on the
candidate’s technical experience. To answer
ONE
Section B
Two questions from the list. The candidate
to answer one. .. continued
PREPARATION FOR THE ESSAYS

Should have good understanding of the


issues relating to the topics

a) Can be developed through good experience,


exposure to the problems and issues at work
b) Reading regularly on these issues (knowledge
of previous designs, best practices and worst
practices, failures etc); and
c) Participating in professional activities,
seminars, talks, forums etc. .. continued
Writing the Essays

• Candidates need to pay attention


to language, grammar, format,
content and style

• Engineers have to write reports


too
THANK YOU
WE HOPE TO RECEIVE YOUR
APPLICATION TO SIT FOR THE
PI

VERY SOON……….