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27 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 17th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 27
Why do you want to work for us as a building inspector?
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How to Answer
Recruiters and hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications per job. If you are lucky enough to land an interview, make some effort and research the opportunity. Think about how this position will help you in your career. It's essential for you to know not only what you have to offer them, but what they can do for you.

While your passion and excitement for the job are essential, it's always good to have some hard facts to back it up. For instance, saying 'I have heard great things about your company, and I know I would be a great fit for this job,' is not very specific.

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Question 2 of 27
How do you go above and beyond a normal inspection?
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The interviewer would like to know that you are the type to go above the call of duty, without being prompted by your manager or supervisor.

Question 3 of 27
Tell me a few foundation problems you have witnessed.
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The interviewer would like to know the extent to your experience by testing your knowledge on foundation problems. Briefly discuss your exposure to foundation related problems.

Question 4 of 27
Are you comfortable crawling into tight spaces?
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Being in tight spaces is a standard requirement for building inspectors. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of performing tasks in small areas. Talk about your experience with this by expressing how many times you have been in small crawl spaces, or by highlighting your years of experience.

Question 5 of 27
Inspectors must have an overall knowledge of construction. How would you rate your construction knowledge?
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The interviewer would like to know that you have a sound knowledge base when it comes to construction. Highlight any construction related education, or on the job training that you may have.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 08/27/2014
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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