Aside from your general duties as a CAD Drafter, what type of tasks are you responsible for that reflect a more senior level sense of responsibility? Share with the hiring manager any additional responsibilities that you have been given in your current, or most recent, role.
"Currently I am responsible for mentoring my own junior CAD drafter. My current company puts a large emphasis on mentorship and it was a huge compliment to me when I was asked to be a mentor to someone newer to their career. This is because I have a higher than average level of knowledge in regards to our systems, and projects."
It is important for the hiring manager to understand how they can motivate you on the job. Talk about how you are motivated on the job, and what keeps you focused on the task at hand.
"I have a very strong work ethic and was raised to be a hard, and present, worker. What motivates me to work hard is my desire to be seen as a reliable and valuable member of the team."
From time to time, you will come across a co-worker that you do not see eye to eye with. Give the hiring manager an example of a time when yourself and an engineer did not agree on a situation. Be sure to give a situation that is not too serious as you want to avoid negativity in the workplace.
"Last week I disagreed with an engineer on my team over a particular aspect of one of our designs. We had a meeting with our manager to help resolve the concern surrounding how to proceed. It was all very civil, and we simply needed another set of eyes on the issue."
Talk to the interviewer about your experience in sharing work with other drafters. What are the positive aspects of collaborating with others? You will want to avoid talking about what you do not like. Focus on the aspects of teamwork that you do enjoy.
"I am able to work with other drafters and share projects whenever it is required of me. Currently, our team of CAD Drafters share the workload, and I find it really helpful to be able to bounce ideas off of other talented drafters who understand the project as well."
Are you tidy and organized? Do you work in chaos? Tell the hiring manager about the state of your office, and be truthful! You can keep this answer a bit lighthearted.
"I am a little bit untidy when it comes to extra pens and perhaps yesterday's coffee mug sitting on my desk. However - I will say that I am highly organized and able to recall where everything is, in an instant."
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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.