General Aviation Job Interview Questions
While most job applicants are well aware of the need for well prepared resumes
and cover letter,
many do not realize the need to spend an equal amount of time mastering
the interview skills
necessary to be effective in today's aviation market. Learning how to interview
effectively, how to
market yourself well, and how to handle
salary issues once an offer
is made are the subjects of
Interview and Tools
area of the Avjobs Applicant
Listed are several "sample" questions that you will most likely
be asked during your next interview. Get a jump-start on the competition
by having your answers ready. You will knock your interviewer's socks off
by being confident and ready to answer anything they have to throw at you!
- Tell me about yourself.
- What are your greatest strengths?
- What is your greatest weakness?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- What led you to pursue your degree/industry?
- What areas of this profession are you most interested in and why?
- Why are you interested in this position?
- What accomplishment has given you the greatest satisfaction and
- What do you know about our company?
- What do you know about this position?
- What are your lifetime goals?
- What did you learn in your last position?
- What is your management style?
- How well do you communicate in writing and orally? Give me some
- In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to this company?
- How do you think other people describe you?
- Why should I hire you?
- How do you work under pressure?
- Are you willing to travel? relocate?
- What are your salary requirements?
- What is your salary history?
- What do you really want to do in life?
- What are your long-range career objectives?
- How do you plan to achieve your career goals?
- What are the most important roles you expect in your business career?
- Which is more important to you, the money or the type of job?
- What motivates you to put both your greatest effort?
- What qualifications do you have that make you think that you will
be successful in business?
- How do you determine or evaluate success?
- What do you think it takes to be successful in a company like ours?
- In what ways do you think that you can make a contribution to our
- What qualities should a successful manager possess?
- What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction
- What kind of work environment are you most comfortable?
- Why did you decide to seek a position with this company?
- What two or three things are most important to you in your job?
- Are you seeking employment in a company of a certain size? Why?
- What criteria are you using to evaluate the company for which you
hope to work?
- Do you have a geographical preference? Why?
- Are you willing to spend at least six months as a trainee?
- Why do you think you might want to live in the community in which
our company is located?
- What have you learned from your mistakes?
Do you have any questions to ask me?
Have your questions prepared ahead of time. This is not just an interview
for the employer, you are worth your weight in gold, and you want to make
sure that they know this!
Listed below are a few samples of questions that you may be asked to
answer about a particular "situation" you might have been in.
- Give me a recent example of a situation you have faced when the "pressure
was on". What happened? How did you handle it?
- Give me an example of a recent situation when you disagreed with
someone on the job. What were your options for settling it? Why did
you choose the option you did?
- Give me an example of a decision you had to make quickly or under
pressure. How did you approach it and how did it work out?
- Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call
of duty in order to get a job done.
- Give me an example of an important goal that you had set in the
past and tell me about you success in reaching it.
- Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to
successfully convince someone to see things your way.
- By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide
variety of people, situations, and environments.
- Describe a project you were responsible for starting. What did you
do? How did it work out?
- When, in a past job, did you find it important to disagree with
your boss? How did you approach him/her and what was the result?
- Give me an example of a time when you had to manage multiple projects
simultaneously. How did you prioritize them?
- What major problem have you encountered and how did you deal with
- Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor
Everyone must understand that you are not just
being evaluated on your experience and education alone, but also by your
looks, personality, confidence, enthusiasm, and any other attribute that
can help them decide whether or not you are right for the job. You
may find out that some people get hired just because the interviewer "liked"
them. Of course this is not always the case, but developing effective interviewing
skills can help!
The Avjobs Applicant System
has the "Online Practice Interview"
The staff at Avjobs along with other industry wide personnel offices agree,
the interview can make or break an applicant regardless of experience or
training. It has been the experience of Avjobs and its employees that there
is a "best" preparatory procedure for interviews.
The Avjobs "Online Practice Interview" section describes this
preparatory process and provides tools and tips for you to be at your best.
The "Online Practice Interview" includes
audio, video and hundreds of sample questions. So turn up your sound and
practice those interview skills.