Need tips on plastering interview

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Reid--

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Okay so i have an interview in a couple of days and i am supposed to "Identify as many different types of plasterwork applications as possible and state their uses." i would just like to ask what that means and if you guys have any answers i am supposed to talk about it for 2-3 minutes.

any info would be great thanks in advance
 

chris hollidge

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I think it means all the different plastering processes; float and set, dot and dab, fibrous work, floor screed, fixing beads, plasterboarding, even coving I guess. Research it online and talk about why you would float a house as opposed to dabbing it, looking at the pros and cons of each method- time,cost, u-values etc. 2-3 minutes is not long so time yourself while talking. You'll feel a prat but it works. Are you going for a job as a plasterer or office work?! They used to just show you what they want doing and come back a couple of hours later!
 

smoother09

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Just wear tight shorts! Trust me you’ll be fine:chica:
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Djr

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Okay so i have an interview in a couple of days and i am supposed to "Identify as many different types of plasterwork applications as possible and state their uses." i would just like to ask what that means and if you guys have any answers i am supposed to talk about it for 2-3 minutes.

any info would be great thanks in advance
Wouldn't know what to do in an interview never had one
 

Reid--

New Member
I think it means all the different plastering processes; float and set, dot and dab, fibrous work, floor screed, fixing beads, plasterboarding, even coving I guess. Research it online and talk about why you would float a house as opposed to dabbing it, looking at the pros and cons of each method- time,cost, u-values etc. 2-3 minutes is not long so time yourself while talking. You'll feel a prat but it works. Are you going for a job as a plasterer or office work?! They used to just show you what they want doing and come back a couple of hours later!
Thanks alot i will look into it, again thank you very much.
 

tapit

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Okay so i have an interview in a couple of days and i am supposed to "Identify as many different types of plasterwork applications as possible and state their uses." i would just like to ask what that means and if you guys have any answers i am supposed to talk about it for 2-3 minutes.

any info would be great thanks in advance
Hit him/her with tape with holes for fixing beads, you will get the job no problem.
Remember a good strong handshake too.
 
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MakeItSmooth

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Okay so i have an interview in a couple of days and i am supposed to "Identify as many different types of plasterwork applications as possible and state their uses." i would just like to ask what that means and if you guys have any answers i am supposed to talk about it for 2-3 minutes.

any info would be great thanks in advance


See if you can change the subject and get them talking about sports vans instead.
 

Bigstevehammer

Active Member
Say plaster of Paris and band-aid...change it up a bit!!

plaster of Paris- what french plasterers use
Band aid- application on cuts or concert thrown by left wing scruffy tramps...

pissed it ;)
 

puddove

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you didn't mention what type of interview -
are you preparing for a company to work as a plasterer or is it an interview for a teaching post at a college
either - research if needed and keep notes to prompt you, if you don't you might get sidetracked, and talk b*ll***s, trying to bluff on an interview is not always a good idea

good luck
 

Reid--

New Member
you didn't mention what type of interview -
are you preparing for a company to work as a plasterer or is it an interview for a teaching post at a college
either - research if needed and keep notes to prompt you, if you don't you might get sidetracked, and talk b*ll***s, trying to bluff on an interview is not always a good idea

good luck
Its to be an apprentice at a company set up by my college if that helps, thanks.
 
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