Automotive Job Interview Tips

  • Ensure that you know the precise time and location of the motor trade job interview.
  • Try to bring a few copies of your CV and any accompanying documents.
  • Look keen by arriving 20 minutes before the interview.
  • Confidence is key as first impression count. A good firm handshake and smile goes a long way.
  • Don’t sit down until you are offered, sit up straight and show your interest by leaning towards the interviewer.
  • Eye contact should be maintained.
  • Keep your answers brief and to the point but above all listen to what is being said.
  • Try to describe your specific achievements in relation to the automotive job. A simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ may not be enough.
  • If asked to explain reasons for leaving any of your last motor trade jobs, try not to make derogatory remarks.
  • Research the motor trade dealership you are applying to, and above all prepare well and practice your interview techniques.


10 Tips now you’ve got your dream automotive job…

  1. Let your new automotive employer know that they can depend on you. On your first day, or when starting any new projects, arrive 15 minutes early. Make sure you commit 100% to any new assignment and ensure you structure your time accordingly.
  2. Make sure you know how to get to your new motor trade job. Prepare the night before and ensure that you know who to report to on arrival.
  3. Ensure that you are dressed accordingly, be professional and act in a courteous manner to your fellow employees and customers.
  4. If needed, show your dedication and put in extra hours where required.
  5. Try to remember the individual names of your automotive employers and keep well informed to any company directives.
  6. Check through your work thoroughly for accuracy and once finished show your enthusiasm by asking for more.
  7. Within working hours avoid using your mobile phone or making personal phone calls.
  8. In some automotive jobs you may be asked to sign a confidentiality document, so be discreet and keep your work confidential.
  9. If you are using a computer avoid using it for personal use.
  10. Always keep your motor trade employer updated on the status of your work and try to leave your work area as you would wish to find it.




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