Work Health and Safety Interview Tips
Interviews in any work sector can be intimidating, but those interviewing for positions in work health and safety will encounter a unique set of obstacles and questions.
Going in to an interview well prepared for the questions the interviewer may pose will not only give you confidence, but it will give you an advantage over other, less prepared candidates.
These tips and common questions will help any candidate in the work health and safety sector go into an interview well prepared.
• Let them know you’re interested
If the interviewer doesn’t think you’re excited about the position, they won’t be excited to give you the job. Showing enthusiasm for the position will let the interviewer know you’re serious and willing to bring that enthusiasm to the job.
• Do some research
Make sure you know not only about the company, but about the position for which you are applying. This will let the interviewer know you’re serious and give you legitimate and interesting questions to ask at the end of the interview.
Common Interview Questions
• What attracted you to this position?
This is another point at which knowing something about the company and the job will be advantageous. Highlight a few interesting points about the job and explain not only why this made the job attractive to you, but why you would excel at those tasks.
• Where do you see yourself in five years?
This question is common not only in the world of work health and safety, but in just about any interview. Have an idea of where this position could advance to and highlight those options as ones you are interested in. Not only will this let them know you are dedicated and serious about your career, but if you do receive a job offer, they will already know that you are working toward advancement.
• What are your qualifications for this position?
This is an excellent opportunity to place some emphasis on your experience and how this can benefit you in the positions and, ultimately, the company. If you have any certificates or diplomas in the work health and safety sector, explain what you gained from these training courses and how this knowledge will help you in this position.
Interviewing can be challenging. It can be difficult to pin point exactly what the interviewer is looking for and often, candidates are surprised and unprepared for certain questions. However, going in prepared with these tips and common questions will help candidates in any field feel confident and well-prepared.
If you are beginning to interview in the work health and safety field and think certifications or diplomas may give you a leg up on the competition, consider speaking to Trainwest.
Trainwest, a local registered training organisation based in Perth, offers high quality and affordable training courses in a variety of fields, including work health and safety. With options such as BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, Trainwest’s highly regarded trainers ensure each student has the skills they need to succeed in the work health and safety sector.
Contact Trainwest today and prepare yourself for advancement in your career.