Tuesday, 18 January 2011

How to Hire a Diesel Mechanic

If you don’t have good interview skills, such as being able to sort through the minefield of a faked CV etc. There is one sure way to know if you have someone in front of you who is a genuine diesel mechanic with a love for the job. Just shake his hand. You are looking for the feel of an elephant hide. If you get the soft skin of a baby’s bottom, you can bet your bottom dollar the applicant’s last place of employment was behind a desk. Don’t employ him. This piece of wisdom stood my husand in good stead when one of their applicants was discovered to have stolen his dead brother’s CV. The guys got suspicious when this person proved to have no idea how to connect the positive and negative leads on a battery.


  1. It's crazy how some people will try to get a job that they aren't qualified for! We had an Amish man stop in our hotel and try to get a job working at our front desk. (If you don't know much about the Amish, they don't have electricity in their homes, shun technology and progress, drive horse drawn buggies, and in general have poor written and oral communication skills!) He was given an application to fill out which he sat and looked at for a little while then brought back, still blank, and said he just wanted to talk to the manager. I can guarantee you he wouldn't have known the first thing about the computers or any of the other high tech gadgets we use! After he left we were laughing about the image of him working the desk and the impression he would have made on our guests! :)

    On the other hand, I'm sure in today's economy, one has to give a little credit to someone willing to go to those lengths to get a job.

  2. Good for you, Book Nut - you always see both sides.

  3. I am having a diesel Mitsubishi Car model. I have it from last two years, nut never got any problem from it, but these days it’s getting some engine starting problem. So Please suggest me a proper diesel mechanic.