Interview Skills Preparation
“Fail to prepare… prepare to fail.”
Whatever stage of your career you are at, you will have invested a significant amount of time, money and effort to date. You may have passed your IR, completed MCC + JOC training and looking forward to your first job. Perhaps you are already flying and considering a new challenge.
As an interview candidate you will have a small window of opportunity to impress the selection team with your knowledge, skills and experience – convince them of your fit for their airline. Doing that is often easier said than done however. Interviews are daunting at the best of times and there is a often a lot at stake. Competition for airline positions is always high and opportunities are, on occasion, limited. When you get offered the opportunity to attend for airline interview you need to be fully airline ready – and this goes beyond having the necessary technical pre-entry requirements.
How do you get Airline Ready?
Airline interviews vary from airline to airline. Some are very HR focussed; others may place emphasis on technical knowledge. Some interviewers adopt competency based questioning whilst others are strength or scenario based. Some interviews will be conducted in a formal setting; others will be very informal and feel like you are having a chat. Operationally the requirements will differ by airline too; requiring different personal and professional attributes from you as new flight crew.
On top of that every individual has something unique to offer.
There is, therefore, no ‘one size fits all’ interview preparation course; nor is there an exact science to perfecting your interview skills.
Interview Skills Preparation is designed to provide both newly qualified commercial airline pilots, and qualified pilots considering new opportunities, with insight into how best prepare for ANY airline interview. Emphasis is placed on preparing you to be the best you can be; providing you with the confidence to manage any interview environment and feel good about what you have to offer your future airline.
Key Features of the course
- Understanding airline interview
- Skills required of a commercial pilot: introduction to pilot competencies
- Self awareness and confidence building – developing your airline offer
- Round table interview practice and debrief
- 1:1 interview with comprehensive feedback
- Group exercise with comprehensive feedback