first timer that has an interview

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i have been feeling out applications for the last two years i finally have an interview. the interview is for a signalman apprentice. i was needing some pointers. i know i need to talk about safety and the FRA. also need to know what to expect as far as the aptitude tests go. any help would be appreciated.


A.K.A Kaivo
Can't say much for signalman, but just try to relax, be honest, hopefully you are motivated (sounds like it), eager to learn, good with instructions, and tell them what little knowlegde you may have and that when something is out of your knowledge, you are capable of asking someone who knows.

Pete Sakes

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You didn't say where or which railroad, but I'm assuming it's a class 1. Check out and read through the topics or do a search about new hires and interviews. I know the BNSF forum has quite a few questions that are posted by people in your position, and there are a lot of helpful replies.


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Solicited advice.

1) NEVER, never con your interviewer.

2) Be upbeat, positive, enthusiastic.

3) Take the time to come up with short stories in YOU solved problems, got things done right and in a hurry. Railroads prize these characteristics in their employees.

4) Have a few well thought out questions to ask about company and job. Shows you're interested in both.

5) Good luck. Know we're rooting for you. And let us know how things turn out.

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