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    Ibew

    I have my second interview this week with local 363 ibew .

    the first interview went well .

    Does anyone have any tips on what I should wear ,
    .what questions they will ask me

    anything that will help me will be appreciated .

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    Is that the Harriman, NY local?
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    Yes Harriman ny 363 ibew.

    i live in nj but will be relocating to their jurisdiction

    if I get in.

    ill have to do a year of labor history befor I start as a first year apprentice .

    Ill be taking a hudge paycut but I'm so excited for this opertunity

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    Even though you're apply to an apprenticeship program you should look professional. To me that means wearing a suit. As far as questions go, the questions that we were asked when interviewed 30+ years ago are probably not even allowed to be asked anymore.

    Maybe someone who's interviewed recently can chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Even though you're apply to an apprenticeship program you should look professional. To me that means wearing a suit. As far as questions go, the questions that we were asked when interviewed 30+ years ago are probably not even allowed to be asked anymore.

    Maybe someone who's interviewed recently can chime in.

    thank you for your time , I'll let you know how the interview went .

    Im so excited can't wait .

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidtite View Post
    thank you for your time , I'll let you know how the interview went .

    Im so excited can't wait .
    Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Good Luck!
    Thank you brotherrrr

    What local were you in
    ibew local 3

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    It's been a long time since my interview, 1996 or so. A suit would not have been appropriate. More casual, but neat, clean and not so office looking worked the best. The NJATC is looking for hands on workers, not BA wannabes.

    JMHO

    IBEW Local 275 back in the day.
    Cheers and Stay Safe,

    Marky the Sparky

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidtite View Post

    Ill be taking a hudge paycut but I'm so excited for this opertunity
    I did the same thing, and it was the best thing I ever did. The training and experience was phenomenal.
    Cheers and Stay Safe,

    Marky the Sparky

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    Quote Originally Posted by K8MHZ View Post
    It's been a long time since my interview, 1996 or so. A suit would not have been appropriate. More casual, but neat, clean and not so office looking worked the best. The NJATC is looking for hands on workers, not BA wannabes.

    JMHO

    IBEW Local 275 back in the day.
    i'd tend to agree. the people sitting across from you
    are sparkies.

    clean, correctly fitting levis, a polo shirt
    with a collar, clean shaven, reasonable hair...
    (if you have a mohawk that won't fit under a hardhat,
    it'll be a short interview.)

    consider you may be facing a fairly conservative fellow,
    who is looking at you as if he would want you on his crew.

    if you have "sleeves", consider wearing long sleeves over them.
    nose ring? safety pin thru the eyebrow? lose 'em.

    the apprenticeship director of my home local, who used to be
    the business agent of the local, knew me by the time the interview
    came around. it took them 5 months to decide on the number of
    apprentices that year, and i gave a call every ten days or so, asking
    about when they were going to start testing.

    they knew i wanted in, they knew i'd do what it took.
    the interview lasted five minutes....

    Q: why do you want to be an electrician?

    A: i've decided this is what i want to do with my life's work,
    and this is where i want to learn how to do it. if you won't
    have me, i'll have to learn it and do it somewhere else, but
    this is as good as it gets, from my point of view.

    Q: well, that seems to cover it pretty well. thanks for coming in.
    by the way, do you drink?

    A: does beer count?

    Q: no, beer doesn't count. thanks for coming in.
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