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Engineer Interview Questions


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Interview questions for engineers vary based on whether you are applying for a position as an electrical, mechanical, computer, or other type of engineer.

However, almost any engineer job interview will include questions that assess your technological knowledge and your ability to communicate with team members and clients. Below is a list of common engineer interview questions.

Engineer Interview Questions

Tell me about the most challenging engineering project that you have been involved with during past year.

Describe the most challenging written technical report or presentation that you have had to complete.

Describe an experience with a difficult client. How did you handle the situation? What would you have done differently?

Tell me about your greatest success in using logic to solve an engineering problem at a previous job.

Give me an example of a time when you applied your ability to use analytical techniques to define problems or design solutions.

What checks and balances do you use to make sure that you don't make mistakes?

Do you have any patents? If so, tell me about them. If not, is it something you see yourself pursuing in the future? Why or why not?

What engineering skills have you developed or improved upon during the past year?

Which software packages are you familiar with? What is the most interesting thing you know how to do with one of these packages?

What are you doing to stay up-to-date with the latest technology?

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General Job Interview Questions
In addition to job specific interview questions, you will also be asked more general questions about your employment history, education, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, goals and plans. Here's a list of the most common interview questions and examples of answers.

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