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CAD Drafter Interview Questions

23 CAD Drafter Interview Questions
Question 1 of 23
When did you discover your specialty? Why did you choose this area of drafting?
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Talk to the hiring manager about your specialty, and how you came to that decision or discovery.

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"While attending University, I was able to learn three main areas of drafting: Architectural, Civil and Mechanical. It was in my first position outside of University where I focused mainly on Architectural drafting and decided to stick with that speciality."
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Question 2 of 23
What design did you have the most difficult time with? What made it difficult?
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Take a few minutes to discuss the most difficult or complicated design you have had to create in your career as a CAD Drafter. This will allow the hiring manager to understand if you can handle projects of their magnitude.

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"The most complicated design that I have worked on was a project for XYZ. I had to perform a lot of research on particular engineering functions but in the end, was very excited about the new knowledge that I gained in the process."
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Question 3 of 23
Do you enjoy collaborating with others?
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Would you rather work in a collaborative, team based environment, or independently? Talk to the hiring manager about your experience collaborating with others.

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"I really do enjoy collaborating with others. I can always learn something from another team member and am able to give input as well. I find it very rewarding."
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Question 4 of 23
What do you enjoy the most about being a drafter?
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Talk to the hiring manager about the most enjoyable aspects of this career. What do you like the most, and why?

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"I find my career as a CAD drafter to be very rewarding. What I enjoy most is that I am able to work on such a large variety of projects within both architectural and civil engineering. My skills over the years have become vast and there is always more to learn."
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Question 5 of 23
Do you plan on continuing your education as a drafter?
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Question 6 of 23
We are looking for drafters that are prepared to handle more duties. How have you advanced beyond simply doing CAD Drafts?
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Question 7 of 23
What motivates you to work hard?
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Question 8 of 23
When have you had a dispute with an engineer? What was the disagreement, and how did you two resolve the issue?
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Question 9 of 23
Do you enjoy working with other drafters, and sharing work, when needed?
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Question 10 of 23
If I saw your home office right now, what would it look like?
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First written on: 10/11/2010
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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Question 11 of 23
Our drafters must know this industry very well, how have you gained experience and insight into this industry?
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Question 12 of 23
If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?
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Question 13 of 23
Tell me about your education. What was your favorite course and why?
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Question 14 of 23
What are your short- term career goals?
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Question 15 of 23
What makes you a better drafter than the next person?
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Question 16 of 23
Tell me about your biggest mistake during a draft. How did you correct it?
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Question 17 of 23
How do you stay focused on your work throughout the day?
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Question 18 of 23
What are you passionate about, outside of this career?
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Question 19 of 23
Can you do layouts on your own?
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Question 20 of 23
Why did you go to technical school to be a drafter?
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Question 21 of 23
Would you consider yourself more creative, or technical minded?
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Question 22 of 23
Tell me about the most complicated schematic drawing you have had to create.
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Question 23 of 23
What area of drafting are you most interested in - Architectural, Civil or Mechanical?
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About CAD Drafter

September 10th, 2018

Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.

Employment of drafters is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022. Although drafters will continue to work on technical drawings and documents related to the design of buildings, machines, and tools, new software programs are making the work more efficient, thus requiring fewer workers. Competition for jobs is expected to be strong.

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