When considering maintenance technician candidates, managers and HR experts look for certain traits to ensure that the new hires will fit well into their operation. While the resumes of many candidates may indicate they have the experience and credentials to do the work, the personal qualities of the candidates may be just as important.

“As a recruiter, I have the inherent interview conundrum of how to evaluate this candidate’s potential to complement an organization’s culture,” said Jennifer Pickerel, vice president of Aviation Personnel International’s Midwest regional office.

“If we consider proven predictors of success and create interview questions to help assess them, we gain a stronger understanding of a candidate’s personality. For instance, ‘Is the candidate an avid reader?’ That would be analogous to those who are lifelong learners.”

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