August 2017 – Andy; interviewing tips for site managers

We’ve worked with hundreds of you site managers; we know that you work very hard to get your projects over the line, so taking time out to interview personnel for site jobs isn’t always something that’s prioritised.

You’re all great at doing your job and managing the complexities that come with a contemporary construction site, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re prepped and trained to interview and fulfill a HR role too.

The main objective in an interview is to set aside some undistracted time to get to know a prospective employee. Your goal is to build up an initial rapport and understand more about the person sitting opposite you. Rigid and restrictive interviewing may well stifle that so it’s best to use open-ended questions that will make the candidate feel comfortable, open up and elaborate on their skills and what they can bring to site.

To help your next interview, we’ve prepared some starter questions; feel free to use them or call me if you want to have a chat and get more interviewing advice:

  • Tell me about yourself
  • What’s the best site you’ve worked on in your career? And why?
  • Why do you want to work on our site?
  • What do you know about this site? And our company?
  • What’s your favourite part of the job?
  • What’s life like outside of work? How do you spend your weekends and evenings?
  • Looking back on your working life; what’s the best thing you think you’ve ever done?



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