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Win Projects With These Interviewing Tips and Tricks

Gain common sense strategies for successfully interviewing and winning engineering projects.

We have all been through the interview process either through applying for a job/promotion or chasing a project. Also, interviewers often follow established templates that almost everyone uses which result in eye rolling by the interviewer panel. This topic will help you get out of this rut so that you can develop a fresh look for your next interview in pursuit of a project. Dr. David T. Williams is well known for his lively presentations and success in winning projects and has more than 40 years of experience interviewing for projects as well as having served on numerous selection panels from local to national level projects. He has seen many self-destructing blunders by nationally recognized companies that could have been avoided by following thoughtful and common sense advice. In this topic, Dr. David T. Williams presents the secrets to a successful interview-from preparation to answering the tough questions-based on his 40 years of interviewing for and sitting on selection panels, AND how you can employ these real-world tested tips to win your next interview. Dr. Williams will walk you through his common sense strategies for successfully interviewing and winning projects and positions. He will start the discussion with a look at how to thoroughly research and prepare for the interview, the panelists, and the environment, and how to use this knowledge to enhance your presentation and position. Dr. Williams will then outline how to best manage the flow of your interview and the delivery of your presentation to optimize your time and message. He will then present some of the common pitfalls and tough questions, and discuss the tips on how to best field and answer these questions confidently AND thoroughly. Dr. Williams will provide some advice on how to elegantly end the interview and conduct follow up activities with persistence (but without being a pest). And finally, he will take a look at some of the real-world self-destructing blunders by major companies and candidates culminating in a list of what NOT to do, and how you can avoid these mistakes and successfully win your dream project or position.

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Agenda

Activities in Preparation for the Interview

  • Positioning Your Team as an Ideal Selection
  • Research Before the Interview
  • Observing the Interview Location Environment

Management and Control of the Interview

  • Proper Intro Etiquette/Strategic Sitting Layout
  • Managing the Time and Flow of the Interview
  • Handling the Questions and Answer Session
  • Answering Tough Questions w/ Example Questions
  • Elegantly Ending the Interview
  • What Not to Do in the Interview

Follow-up Activities

  • Write Thank You Letter
  • Guidance for the Thank You Letter
  • Sincerity
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This course was last revised on October 23, 2018.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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David T. Williams, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE

David T. Williams, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE

DTW and Associates, Engineers, LLC

  • Was an airborne combat engineering officer with the 7th Special Forces Group (Green Berets)
  • More than 40 years of experience in water resources engineering, including working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a civilian, President of WEST Consultants, National Director for water resources for Atkins (formerly PBS&J) and HDR
  • Registered professional civil engineer in 11 states, a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a professional hydrologist (PH), certified floodplain manager (CFM) and a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC)
  • Frequent short course instructor for ASCE, Federal and State Agencies for computer training workshops HEC-2, HEC-6, HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS and has taught short courses on channel bed scour for toe protection design, sediment transport, bridge scour, stream restoration and streambank protection
  • Professional society activities include two-time president of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA); chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) committees on Stream Restoration, Risk and Uncertainty, Computational Hydraulics, and Sedimentation; on the executive board of the American Institute of Hydrology (AIH) as well as on several ASTM committees related to the erosion control industry
  • Wrote more than 100 professional papers on water resources engineering
  • Can be contacted at 619-823-4778 or [email protected]
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Published 2018
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