Interview Guidance

Preparation is Key

Interview Guidance

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How do you stand out from the crowd?


Great news! You got the interview! You read the job description, submitted your CV, met the entry requirements, and now you're one step closer of reaching your ultimate goal; getting a new job! Now it's a good idea to do some interview preparation!

Let's face it; most job interviews are nerve-wracking. Whether your interview is face to face or via Skype, preparation pays off. Feeling uncomfortable in an interview scenario is perfectly natural! Whether you're going for a civil engineering job or applying for a role on your dream construction project, our guidance pack can help you out!

1 in 2 candidates interviewed via Contract Scotland goes on to receive the job offer. If you’re working with us, you can be confident that you’re off to a good start. You'll be ahead of the competition and in a great place to achieve your long-term career goals in the construction industry.

Our interview advice can help you feel more confident when it comes to going over your work history, going over your skills and experiences relevant to the job, answering competency-based questions and how to answer technical questions around your technical skills. Our guide will give you the interview help you need to deal with:

  • Eye contact/body language 👁️
  • Competency-based interview questions ❓
  • The STAR technique ⭐
  • After the interview 💭

Fill in the form below to download our Interview Guidance to make sure you stand out from the crowd at your next civil engineering interview or a construction interview because it's not always just about researching the company. 

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The Salary Expectations Question

Does the interviewer want to hear about your salary expectations? Have you left an interview successful and now reached the salary negotiation stage and you're feeling lost? Don't forget, our Salary Review Guide can help. It details average salaries and industry insights from across Scottish construction, engineering and property to help you stay up to date.

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If you have started your job search yet, but you're ready to look for your next job, feel free to have a look through our active jobs. You can also send us your CV via

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