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some good questions needed for interview

some good questions needed for interview

some good questions needed for interview

I need some good questions for an interview, that any good electrical engineer should know. thanks

RE: some good questions needed for interview

If you really want to see if an interview candidate really has "what it takes", ask for a description and explanation of what is listed in the candidate's resume. Ask that person to tell you exactly what he/she did and what were the reasons for that. It really is a very revealing interview technique.

I really hate seeing a resume where someone lists: "I designed a sixteen bit, successive approximation, Fourier balanced, inverse logarithmic analog to digital converter at 900 MSPS conversion rate. (An intriguing piece of techno-babble, wouldn't you say?) Then, when I ask for the above kind of explantion, I find that the candidate may have been somewhere in the building, in a room next door to where someone else did something sort of kind of maybe related to the claim shown on the resume. In short, the candidate is revealed as being a dud. (Oops! Did I say that???)

I know that I'm being hyperbolic here, but this has happened to me more times that it ever should have!

On the other hand, if the candidate is clear and can offer a lucid explanation of his/her achievements that the resume lists, you will know that you have found a good one! (Time to make a job offer!)

Good luck.

John Dunn

RE: some good questions needed for interview

1. The previous posting is addressing a very good point regarding the candidate offer and its quality.
2. Beside 1., the interview questions shall be focused on your needs and expectations from the candidate. Supposing, that the candidate has done a lot of lighting engineering, and you need the electrical motor and motor control expertise, then your questions will have to concentrate on if the candidate can adequately and quickly adjust to your needs and expectations, and whether or not the candidate can evidence it from some similar situation in the past.
3. The standard handbook for electrical (or perhaps electronic) engineers could be handy and some questions pertaining to it could be posed to the candidate regarding his well-rounded electrical or electronic engineering background (just in case that your business needs something unusually different to be done).

RE: some good questions needed for interview

Ask the person what his or her grade point average was, and if they say straight "A", be careful, there could be a mental problem getting along with others.

That is no Lie.

RE: some good questions needed for interview

responding to the above message, nbucska. I'm not getting the reference in which you refer to 42511. How can I see this response you have already given somewhere else in this forum.


RE: some good questions needed for interview

It is probably a typo since nothing is comming out from searches.

RE: some good questions needed for interview

Looks like you can't search for the handle.
Try to search for the keyword "interview" -- this will be the first


RE: some good questions needed for interview

Suggestion: It appears to be better to use thread numbers, e.g.
which go with the postings.

RE: some good questions needed for interview

Just a few questions:

1. What is the difference between Delta & Wye windings?.

2. What is the relationship between True & Apparent power?.

3. What is the reason for a starter capacitor on a motor?.

4. Explain the losses in a transformer and the methods
   employed to reduce them?.

5. Explain the Use & dangers of PCB in closed transformer

6. Is it possible for a standard fused link rated at 13 amps
   to carry a current of more than twice its rating & if so
   explain how?.

7. What is a major disadvantage of an auto transformer?.

8. Why is the transmission line voltage so high and stepped
   down at substations?. Why not just distribute 120/220
   volts ?.

9. Explain Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers.

10. What qualities, that you posses, make you think you'll
    be good for this job?.


RE: some good questions needed for interview

only got a couple of minutes but I thought I'd throw in my lines
Ok get the candidate relaxed do a bit of technical talk. This will give you a feel for him / her but a good carsales man will get through that.
Now ask 2 questions;
1/ what do you think your the best project you have done is and why. It can be anything build a model plane fix a car build a refinery -BUT WHY do you think it's the best you've done and how would you improve it.
after this has been talked thru

2/ now what's you biggest dud and why. It doesn't matter what and what you did and would you do about it now.

before you scoff trust me try it on yourself honestly and think about it, The car salesman folds up like tissue paper, the bulls****t merchant can't answer the second half and the genuine trier can tell you about what he can learn. The egotist hates it.

Ive hired some horrible duds using triangles of wants, tech exams and phsyc evaluation sheets etc etc but these have not failed me yet - touch wood.

Gotta go- drowning in work
regards Don

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