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Resume and Interview Tips
So much of what we do in this industry relies on building a strong technical understanding, being able to visualize how it will get constructed and/or maintained and building strong relationships with our clients. The best business is repeat business and that comes through building the trust and confidence of our clients. What are you going to do to be part of the success team?
Shannon Filarecki, P.E., Division Manager, Waterford, MI
What are you most interested or passionate about, what classes did you like the most? Showing this on your resume will help you stand out and provide more potential to find a good fit.
Gary Bowen, Senior Vice President, Columbus, Ohio
Interview questions I ask to help people feel at ease. When candidates open-up, their passion can be seen!
- In three years, what would you like to tell friends you are doing at DLZ?
- How and why did you want to become an architect/engineer?
Eric Ratts, AIA, Vice President, Indianapolis, IN
Some tips to having a successful in-person interview: Arrive 5-10 minutes early, dress in business attire, look the interviewer(s) in the eyes when asking or responding to questions, if you aren’t sure what the interviewer is asking, repeat the question back using your own words to make sure you understood or ask them to elaborate on the question, and if you need some time to think about an answer, say so and think for a minute rather than saying “ums and ahs.”
Lanay Brentley, HR Generalist, Columbus, OH
- Body language is very important during an interview.
- Confidence, work ethic, attitude, flexible and being teachable, are qualities just as important as experience.
Eric Beaulieu, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Lansing, MI
Do research about DLZ and be knowledgeable. Read the job description carefully and ask questions about the details.
Bob Kirkley, P.E., President DLZ Ohio, Columbus, OH
- Proofread your resume. Include contact information, so we can reach you.
- Make your resume stand out by using different colors, fonts, or add a photo.
- In the interview be yourself, sell yourself and your skills, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Mary Ann Myers, Office Services Coordinator, South Bend, IN
- Recent grads with limited experience should highlight relevant coursework (i.e., Transportation Design, Traffic Design, Steel Design, etc.). Also, include important achievements such as awards, scholarships, etc. that exemplify your character.
- Carefully review the requirements of the position and tailor your resume to show relevant experience.
Manoj Sethi, P.E., President DLZ Michigan, Lansing MI
Set up your voice mail. Respond promptly to messages, even if you are not interested in a position. Follow-up your interview with a thank you email.
Dawn McMahon, PHR, HR/Talent Acquisition, Columbus, OH
If a candidate has these qualities, they will be a good fit with DLZ.
- Wants to learn
- Asks questions
- Has passion
- Shows up on time
- Desire to work hard