My buddy is a deckhand at a ferry company by me. He put a word in with his boss and he told me to come in this week to talk to him about a mechanic/engineer position. I’ve been going to Engine City Tech, a diesel school in South Plainfield, NJ, for the past 8 months, but have no professional experience in this field. It’s not exactly a formal interview, but I haven’t been on any type of interview for over two years, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Things I already know:
-History of the company
-engines they run
-eye contact, firm handshake, etc.
I am hesitant to bring my resume as my only relevant experience is my diesel school, and a marine mechanics course I’m taking. Everything else is my camera operator work (which I’ve tried to tweak to make little comparisons to the maritime world, but don’t think its too effective)
I need this job, my unemployment checks are about to run out and I have a four month old son. So, I just want to make the best impression possible.
Thanks for everything! This forum has taught me a great deal!