Interview tips

  • How to handle a 'curve ball' question during an aviation interview?
    Interviews are becoming more demanding, as recruiters search for the right balance of both technical and interpersonal skills. Such pressures have led to the rise of the obscure, or “curveball”, question, which is thrown at applicants to test their resilience.
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  • With skills shortages at an-all time high it is imperative that you make yourself stand out from the crowd when looking to be recruited as an aerospace engineering professional.
  • Read our guide giving ideas for best practice on what to take to an interview and how to ensure you turn up prepared.

  • Tough questioning about the company’s future plans is legitimate, if done elegantly, but too much interest in the sick-pay scheme may set alarm bells ringing. Likewise, listen carefully to the answers, and, once out of the room, mark them out of 10.

  • Like football, an interview is a game of two halves and you need to prepare and perform. Read our expert tips on how to prep an interview and conduct yourself for maximum impact.

  • The trick to answering questions well is to take your time and not parrot off a pre-prepared script. This ease comes from knowing your material – so gen up in these popular questions – and answers – in advance.

  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.