It is the right of all employees to have safety in the workplace. If you are going to crack an interview for safety jobs, strictly keep in mind that safety professionals’ responsibilities are different, significant, and strategic than those of any other professionals. They are responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing the company’s employee safety at work. Their main duty is to ensure that the company is in conformity and adheres to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines.

You have to prepare accordingly for the interview.

Your interview should impress the hiring manager greatly.


 First Impression

When meet someone for the first time, we make up our minds at once about various aspects of their personality. Prepare and plan that first impression long before you walk in the door.

Job Interview

Do Your Homework. 

Research the company

There is extremely valuable information about an organization including history, product/services, employee reviews, salary, etc.  Company websites and social Media help you to assess information about its culture, vision, mission, and other pertinent information.

Prepare your portfolio

Keep copies of your resume, references, awards, list of questions, and notepad in a good-quality binder. It will show them you are an organized person. Ensure that each document is filed in an organized manner so you can quickly reference it during your conversation. Otherwise, you become a bit nervous if you need to fumble through your portfolio to extract the necessary documents.

Interview Preparation


There are plenty of sources on the internet that you can find regarding what kind of questions to expect and examples of answers to give. Practice role-playing the question and answer portion, the introduction, and the ending as well with someone you are comfortable with (family members, friends, etc.) to practice with.

  • Preparing the list of likely questions in advance will help you easily transition from question to question.
  • Dress for Success that fits the organization and its culture, straining for the most professional appearance.
  • Bring along with you extra copies of your resume or CV and reference list, portfolio, or samples of your work- multiple Copies of Reports, Designs, Plans, Proposals, etc.
  • Also, pack pens and a pad of paper to take down notes if required.



  • Never arrive late. There is no excuse for ever arriving late for an interview; other than some sort of disaster.
  • Switch off your mobile before you step into the room.

Overcome “job interview nervous“  

  • Job interview nervousness is one of the first reasons why you fail in job interviews.
  • Start the interview with a handshake; give a nice firm press and then mild up and down movement.
  •  Use positive body language and let your charm work right from the start.
  •  Determine to set up an affinity with the interviewer right from the start.
  • Before giving your response, let the interviewer finish speaking.
  •  Manifest yourself fluently with accuracy and explicitly.



-Keep yourself calm during the actual interview; take deep breaths of air to feel more relaxed.

-Focus only on the current position you are applying for. If you ask too many questions about promotional opportunities an employer will be instantly brushed off.

-Focus on the interviewer. Most of the interviews will be about the company, position, and how you fit in.  Everyone loves to talk about themselves so learn more about the person interviewer. It may help with a job offer in the end.

-Ask to repeat or clarify when you don’t understand the question. There is nothing wrong with asking for clarification. You don’t want to be in a situation where your answer completely misses.

-Share examples when answering a question. This will show the interviewer that you have dealt with situations in the past. You will be a more fit candidate than the rest.

-Keep ready a list of questions for the interviewer.  Consider profound questions about the position to ask and avoid ones that have already been answered through your interview.


-Don’t stroll off-topic when asked a question. Keep your answers direct and to the point. The more you stroll off, the more difficult to find your way back.

-Don’t bring in your personal life problems. The hiring person is not interested in your gustoes or hardships. Keep the conversation as professional as possible.

-Never ask about job security. Questioning for the security of the position during the interview creates the most devastating effect. The employer will press the reject button within a heartbeat.


In this era of globalization, as technology develops, it is becoming more convenient and cost-effective for employers to conduct virtual job interviews online. Online interviews reduce transportation costs; speed up the interviewing process and allow hiring managers/ HRs to interview non-local candidates from any nook and corner of the globe.

From the beginning of 2020, in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, it became mandatory for 90% of job seekers should be prepared to be interviewed via Skype or Zoom instead of in person.

Online interviews require different ethical ideas and considerations than practices found in regular face-to-face interviews.

Online Interview


  • Practice

-To get familiar with your own facial expressions when you talk, sit in front of a mirror, and practice how your facial expressions come across.  That also helps you to get rid of the camera shyness. 

Conduct a mock interview with a person you trust. Everybody is bound to make mistakes, so it’s best to practice with someone who can provide honest feedback.

  •  The Background

-Your surroundings can say a lot about how you’ve prepared. Endeavor for the ideal visual and auditory background.

-Keep your desk clear and have only awards and certificates in the background which may be asked by the interviewer.

  • Dressing up

-Although you are not meeting with the interviewers face to face, it will only be the top half of your body on view for the recruiter, it is important to wear what you would if you attended the interview in person.

– Only half the effort with your dress code may seem to The interviewer like you are not taking the interview that seriously when you get up to virtually shake hands with him.

  • Interruptions

Ensure you have no interruptions during the interview. You should have a strong internet connection. Turn off a phone, and warn family members to give you some privacy. The slightest disturbance could see you lose your trail of thought.


  • Eye Contact 

– Look at the camera, not the screen. In face-to-face interviews eye contact is vital; the candidate is often found looking at the screen video as opposed to the camera. It will make the interviewer feel as if you’re looking away.

-Look directly at the video camera, this is the only way the interviewer perceives that you’re looking at him/ her.


Every organization counts on their safety professionals to provide a healthy and disaster-free environment at their workplace.  Also assuring the safety of their people and their assets. To deal with such a vital responsibility the candidate must be apt and able.

 Unlike other jobs, in an Interview for Safety Jobs, the stress is given on behavioral questions. It helps the interview manager to assess your ability to handle various situations.


All of your answers should be tailored to the organization and to the job position you’ve applied for

  • Tell me about yourself.

-It seems like an easy interview question the recruiter really wants is a quick, two- to three-minute description of who you are and why you’re the best fit for the job.

  • Where do you want to see yourself in the near future? / What about your career goals?

-The interviewer really wants to see is that you’ve thought about your future, and guess about your ambition.

  • Explain, how you can help in achieving the company’s objectives and to move the company forward.
  • What is your greatest weakness?

-This is one of the most popular and most lily-livered questions of all interviewers ask. Handle it by minimizing your weaknesses and emphasizing your strengths. Avoid stressing on personal qualities and concentrating on professional features.

  • What is your greatest strength?

-Remember the interviewer is asking for work-related strengths.

-This is your time to shine now. Mention a number of them such as being a good motivator, problem solver, performing well under pressure, having a positive attitude, being eager to learn, taking initiative, and attention to detail. Try to elaborate on your strengths by giving examples.

Interview Questions

  • Why did you leave your last job?

-Strictly remember to NEVER talk negatively about any previous or current employer. No one wants to imagine that in a few years’ time you would be saying the same about them.

-Your response could be,   “looking for better opportunities, to grow professionally, or looking for the chance to work abroad.”

  • Why should we hire you?

-You need to only share how you meet almost all the criteria they are seeking. Also, explain two to three additional abilities. You have to offer them a very strong plus for a job candidate

  • What is your greatest accomplishment?

-Pick one from your several accomplishments that will have the most impact. Don’t think your accomplishment is “too small”. The fact is, that relating a small accomplishment that is aligned with “the company’s values” can be more powerful than an unrelated accomplishment.

  • What are your salary expectations?

To get a basic idea about salary, have a look at the average salary for someone in the same industry who possesses similar skills to yourself.  At this first stage of the interview, there’s no need to try and begin negotiations. Giving a broad salary range will usually be enough to move on.

  • Do you have any questions?

-Most of the job seekers will refuse. This is an uncustomary response.

This question gives you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and show your knowledge. Ask about something you’ve discovered in your company research. This will show your passion and knowledge of the company.

  • What challenges are you looking for in this job? / What experience do you have in this field?

-Clearly mention that you are motivated by challenges and have the necessary flexibility, ability, and skills to handle challenges effectively by describing specific examples you have experienced in the past.

  • Why do you want to work with us? / What do you know about us?

-The interviewer wishes to see your knowledge about the company culture. Every organization has its strong points, and these are what you should highlight in your answer.

  • Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or co-worker? How was it resolved?

– Most interviewers will keep digging deeper to find a conflict if you say no. The key is how you reacted to conflict and what you did to resolve it.

For example: I’ve found that when conflict occurs, it helps to fully understand the other person’s perspective, so I take time to listen to their point of view and find a collaborative solution.

  • What did you like or dislike about your previous job?

-Your likes and dislikes about your last job are an indicator of how you might feel about this position. Be careful to be positive and enthusiastic about the job for which you’re being interviewed.

  • How do you handle working under pressure?

-Answers to this question should all be positive. You may thrive under pressure, and you may actually prefer working under pressure.

  • What have you learned from mistakes on the job?

-Answer should be small and well-intentioned. Mistakes help with the learning of positive lessons. Explain with an example such as: working too far ahead of colleagues on a project and thus skipping coordination.

  • Describe your dream job.

-You should use the adjectives like Relevant, pertinent, and significant to answer this question. You can learn something from every job. You can develop skills in every job.

The job you’re interviewing for will help you someday to land your dream job. Don’t be afraid to admit that you might someday move on.

 Employers no longer expect “forever” employees!

  • What are the most difficult decisions to make?

– With this question, the interviewer is trying to examine your behaviors under a problem and your ability to handle it.

Tell the interviewer how you resolved the difficult situation you were in and describe it (or a similar situation). Remember to be specific about the details of your solution. Finally, tell the interviewer what you have learned from those situations.

  • What motivates you to do your best on the job?

-Challenges, Achievement, Recognition, some rewards for doing a good job, some encouragement etc. are some of the factors for motivation that should make you work in an efficient manner. Acknowledged by the employer, would definitely boost to work harder to get more acknowledgments.

  • Explain how you would be “an asset” to this organization.

-This question gives you a chance to highlight your best points.

The best way is to restate your strengths.  Explain in detail that after joining them you could get chances to explore your skills and experiences for the growth of the organization with your professional knowledge.

  • Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?

– You have to pay special attention to this question. It reveals your management skills.

Convince the interviewer that you can work well both individually and in a team, there are some duties that require teamwork while others require individual skills to complete.

  • How long can you commit to work with us?

– Never set a time limit. The great response is, “I don’t think I’ll need to switch over. As long I keep getting new challenges and a chance to grow. I believe that this relationship lasts for a prolonged period.”

  • Do you have any “blind spots”?

-This is a somewhat tricky question.

We don’t know our blind spots

. Do not hand them your actual weakness.

Instead try to approach a general explanation as “Everyone has blind spots and I have too, since they are blind spots my colleagues can point out for me.”

  • What do you do to improve your knowledge?

-Health and Safety is a very revolutionary field.

You can tell the recruiter that it is extremely important to furnish yourself with new technological inventions and developments.  For the purpose of how you make use of social media, seminars, training, etc.


Do not leave the interview without ensuring that you know all that you want to know about the position or organization.

Once the interview is over, now it is your chance to have important questions answered. Asking questions also can show that you are interested in the job.

Be specific with your questions. Avoid asking personal questions of the interviewer.


Following up after an interview can help you make a lasting impression and set you apart from the crowd.

Send a thank-you note, both an email and a hard copy.

Your thank-you note would express excitement, qualifications, and further interest in the position.

Invite the hiring personage to contact you for additional information.

“Join Ken Institute for comprehensive Health and Safety courses led by expert faculty, ensuring your readiness to tackle workplace fire emergencies effectively.”

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