We provided full-service engineering and architecture services:civil, mechanical, electrical, architectural, structural, and construction management services. We want to be a positive impact and improve communities around the world. We services multiple industries: aviation, building facilities, gas, power, transportation, and water/wastewater.
How to Get Hired
We asked Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Was the application completed in its entirety? Was a professional resume presented and/or uploaded during the online application process? Some red flags will include things such as “see resume” or simple yes or no answers to questions that require a clear and concise answer. Another red flag we look for is when candidates cut and paste from their resume to answer questions or populate fields in the online application. Another key characteristic we look for is how a candidate follows up after the application submission, pre-and post-interview. Whether the candidate calls to ensure their application was received and asks questions regarding the interview process. Interview prep, how well did they research the company and prepare key questions for the position they applied for? Did the candidate provide solid answers and give good examples to questions asked of them during the interview? Also, follow up post interview, thank you message etc.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
if qualified, should remain persistent yet professional throughout their pursuit of a new position. This includes the application, pre-and post-interview follow up, etc. Resume content should represent career objectives and the job they're seeking. Prospective employees should attempt to stand out and/or be creative. Figure out what they can do differently than other candidates to get noticed. Make certain their resume “pops” or highlights specific competencies related to the job. Remove anything from their resume that may confuse the reader such as short-term roles unrelated to the position they’re pursuing. Some employment gaps are better explained during the in-person interview. Prospective employees should also know, without a doubt, why they applied for a specific role and why they are a fit. Prospective candidates should also know their skill level and have the ability to convincingly convey to hiring authority why they would be an asset to the team.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are focused on candidates who are a match to core competencies required for various positions including MEP electrical, mechanical engineering skills, Power electrical, protection, design, substation engineering skills, Civil CADD, structural, architectural, transportation, aviation, gas distribution, design, and water/wastewater engineering skills. Additionally, we look for candidates who are or have the desire to be SME’s in their specific field. We focus our recruiting efforts on candidates who exude passion, enthusiasm, and confidence in their abilities. Candidates that have a willingness to learn and stay informed with emerging trends in technology, innovators. We also look for candidates with a proven track record of success with their previous employers. We value employee referrals as well, especially in cases where we have very niche or hard to fill requirements, These candidates are usually very passive and not necessarily looking for new opportunities, so we may have to recruit outside of traditional methods.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should visit our website careers section at milhouseinc.com/careers/opportunities/. Interested candidates should also read job descriptions very carefully before applying for positions. Once candidates apply for their desired job, they attempt to call the company directly and ask for the recruiter and/or the HR Representative to ensure that their information; completed application and resume were received and is being reviewed by the appropriate person or dept. During the call, the candidate should also ask questions about the position and be prepared to answer questions regarding their qualifications as it relates to the position they applied for, and conclude whether they are qualified and if so, discuss next steps in the process. After a pre-screen is done by the recruiter and an in-person interview is scheduled, the candidate should visit the company website to gain more knowledge of the company and prepare good questions for their upcoming interview.