Talk to the hiring manager about a mistake that you have made in drafting. Focus more on what your process was to correct the error. The hiring manager wants to understand how you react to errors and how you react to the reality of them.
"During a recent project I somehow made the error of deleting important work from our company's primary drafting program. It was hours worth of work that was potentially lost. First, I went to my manager with the error. She was able to contact the correct IT admin and we were able to have the issue resolved. Mistakes in the workplace do happen and I feel that it is really important to not panic when they do. Most things can be fixed!"
Do you have any tips or tricks for remaining focused and attentive to your work throughout the day? Tell the hiring manager your personal techniques for getting the job done with minimal distraction.
"I am a very focused individual as it is, so it isn't very difficult for me to remain this way while I work. The busier I am, the better. If I feel that I am becoming unfocused, I will take a quick lap outside and then get back to work."
Talk to the hiring manager about your passions or interests, outside of your career as a CAD drafter. You can touch on some personal aspects of your life. A couple of great things to talk about here could be your volunteer work and/or your family.
"Outside of my career, I am very passionate about my volunteer work with our local food bank. I spend most Saturday's volunteering there and am very passionate about the work that is done through the food bank."
Briefly walk the interviewer through your process of creating a layout in AutoCAD. Talk to the hiring manager about your level of comfortability in doing so.
"I can absolutely do layouts on my own. I am an expert level user in AutoCAD and am able to teach these skills to your junior drafters as well."
Tell the hiring manager a bit about yourself and why you chose technical school to become a drafter. It is absolutely okay to talk about yourself on a personal level when answering this question.
"I chose technical school on a whim, to be honest. Right out of high school I wanted to travel but didn't have the funds to. When I enrolled in our local tech school I actually found it to be a lot more fun than I expected. So, I guess you could say that I kind of 'fell' into the decision. I have absolutely no regrets, 9 years later!"
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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.