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.