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Interview study

Old 21st Mar 2018, 03:16
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Interview study

Does anyone have any recommendations for preparation material for interviews? For GA more so rather than airlines?

Would books like these ones be of any use or do they just rattle off garbage that is common sense?
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 10:40
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Ace the Technical pilot interview is a good one. It will give you a general idea where your weaknesses are. Know your rules, download the AIP free from the CASA web site and just read it when you have finished read it again then repeat the process. Know all the relevant CAOs, again all free from the CASA website .Simple really.
Know your aircraft and give Pinstripe solutions a call when you get an interview.
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 22:43
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If it really is GA yes look into rules and regs, but a handy tip is to really point blank ask them what is in the interview beforehand.
If they have a HR person involved it will be a whole different ball game.
If its you and the chief pilot it could all be all about what sport you follow.
If HR is involved there is so much to research that it is no longer a matter of looking into just the aviation side.
I would say that learning up about the HR side is far more important these days unfortunately. -What the double meaning of the standard questions are, prepping your 'stories' for "tell us a time when..." . Also general job interview etiquette.
I found those books you show are pretty hopeless to give the core of what you need, because they focus on the aviation part, something that was more predominant in the 80s. Ace the technical interview 1st edition is known for lots of errors. Haven't heard about the 2nd edition.
Handy tip don't even discuss the airline concerned in the interview waiting room with the other pilots, as happened to me the interviewers were listening down the hall and thought I was slagging the airline off. I wasn't!
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