In this post, you can reference some of the most common interview questions for a architectural technician interview along with appropriate answer samples. If you need more job interview materials, you can reference them at the end of this post.
Example: “I am highly organized and detail-oriented. I can work quickly while still making sure everything is done correctly. In my previous role, I was responsible for creating floor plans for new buildings. One day, I noticed that one of the elevators wasn’t in the right place on the blueprint. I fixed it before anyone else noticed, which saved our company time and money.”
Example: “During the initial design phase, I would first meet with clients to understand their goals for the project. Then, I would create sketches based on these discussions and develop 3D models using computer software. Next, I would review the 3D models with my team members to make sure they’re accurate before sending them to clients for approval.”
Architectural technologists often work with other professionals, such as architects and engineers. Employers ask this question to make sure you can communicate effectively with these individuals. Use your answer to show that you are a strong communicator who is able to collaborate with others. Explain how you plan to ensure everyone involved in the construction process understands what their role is.
Example: “I think that the most important aspect of a building’s exterior design is its aesthetic appeal. A building’s exterior should be pleasing to look at, but it also needs to have a unique appearance so that people remember it. This is especially true for commercial buildings where businesses want their customers to remember them and return. I believe that good architecture has both form and function, and I always make sure my designs are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.”
Before you can start working on the plans for the new office building or hospital, you’ll need to go through an interview process. During your interview, you’ll likely be asked questions about your experience, your skills, and your knowledge of the industry.
Tell me about your ability to work under pressure?
You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an example that relates to the type of position applied for.
Mention routine pressure you face, such as dealing with deadlines on a regular basis.
Try not to use an example where you created the pressure yourself, by waiting too long to start something, or by handling a task irresponsibly at the beginning. For example, working under pressure to meet a customer’s deadline could be a good example, but not if you had waited too long to start the project.
“Pressure is actually a catalyst to my work. When there is an imperative deadline, I refocus my energy into my work which in fact, has helped me to produce some of my best works. (Give examples) I guess you can say I thrive under pressure.”
The key is to prioritize whats important in your work and to stay organized to accomplish the tasks. A strong work ethic also helps.
This is the part where you link your skills, experience, education and your personality to the job itself. This is why you need to be utterly familiar with the job description as well as the company culture. Remember though, its best to back them up with actual examples of say, how you are a good team player.
Many managers mistakenly think that money is the prime motivator for their employees. However, according to surveys by several different companies, money is consistently ranked five or lower by most employees. So if money is not the best way to motivate your team, what is? Employees three most important issues according to employees are: ☛ Respect ☛ A sense of accomplishment ☛ Recognition
The key is to show that the mentoring of a co-worker was first a higher priority than the task you had at hand (remember, you want to show that you focus on highest priority tasks first). Then, describe in detail how you helped them not only complete the task but learn to do it on their own. You want to teach them HOW to fish and not to simply fish for them.
Ideally youd like to state that you can take on a lot of work – this shows your work ethic, but at the same time its okay to tell them that you value work and life balance.