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30 Interview Questions & Answers

1.
How does this position fit into your career goals?
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Is this particular position a good fit? Is it a step up in your career or - a stagnant move that you are just complacent with taking until something better comes along? Assure the interviewer that this position will be challenging for you, is a step up in responsibilities, and that it fits with your overall career goals.

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1.
How does this position fit into your career goals?
Is this particular position a good fit? Is it a step up in your career or - a stagnant move that you are just complacent with taking until something better comes along? Assure the interviewer that this position will be challenging for you, is a step up in responsibilities, and that it fits with your overall career goals.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"My primary goal in my career as a flight attendant is to become a senior team member and eventually train others in the airline industry. I feel that what Japan Airlines offers is a strong path towards those goals and I am excited about what this position has to offer."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"This position offers the next steps in my career and the growth that I am ready for. I have spent the last couple of years attending additional coursework to get me here, and I'm excited to show Japan Airlines what I can do!"
2.
How do you feel about working holidays and weekends?
The interviewer wants assurance that you are willing to put in the time and energy needed to be successful in this role. You can give a brief answer but ensure that it is genuine. If there is anything in your schedule preventing you from working holidays and weekends, this is the time to mention those restrictions.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I can work most holidays, and weekends, except for one weekend in July and one weekend in October. I can give you the details in a formal email after this interview if you would like. Other than those prior commitments, I have no scheduling restrictions."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I understand that being new to this industry, and to Japan Airlines, likely means that I will not have the first draw on the schedule. I am okay with that fact. I can certainly work any weekends and holidays that you require of me."
3.
Have you ever worked for one of our airline competitors?
Your reply to this question can be short and sweet. The interviewer is digging to see if you have a non-compete or non-disclosure contract that needs consideration. They may also be looking for more detailed information on the airline training you have received. Assure the interviewer that they would be free and clear to hire you, should they choose to give you the job. Outline any formal training you would bring with you to this role.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have worked for 'ABC Airline' for three years now. My airline training includes onboard medical emergencies, the proper use of safety equipment, proper preparation of in-flight meals, and proper passenger interaction methods. I do not have an NDA nor a non-compete contract at this time, and could start with Japan Airlines after giving the standard two weeks' notice."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"This position with Japan Airlines would be my first airline related role. I look forward to attending your intensive 8-week training and learning more about your processes and procedures."
4.
How does your family feel about the travel schedule related to this job?
The interviewer would like to know that the work schedule required of you, in this role, will not be a hindrance to your success or tenure with Japan Airlines. When you work for an airline, depending on the position you are going for, your schedule will be sporadic, challenging to juggle, and often random. You may be working evenings, weekends, and holidays. Assure the interviewer that you can follow this schedule without any interference from your family life.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"My family understands the working schedule for this role would be sporadic. I know that this position will often take me away for overnights, weekends, and even important holidays. What means more to me is a fulfilling career, and I can spend time with my friends and family when I am home on days off."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"have given a lot of thought to the schedule associated with this role, and I do appreciate you asking. I am single, with no children, so it's a perfect opportunity for me to travel for work and gain new experiences. There is certainly a lifestyle that comes along with working for an airline and I am prepared to embrace that lifestyle fully."
5.
What interests you about working in the airline industry?
If you are interested in working for Japan Airlines, you must be prepared to highlight the main reasons why you are excited about the opportunity, and the industry as a whole. Discuss why you would choose aviation over another sector.

Perhaps the airline industry offers excellent growth opportunities, or maybe it has been a dream since childhood to be a pilot. Highlight a couple of the reasons why you want to work in aviation, and specifically for Japan Airlines. Be sure to close your statement with an expression of pure enthusiasm.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I want to work in aviation because the idea of flight has been enthralling to me since I was a child. I have always been into science, gravity, and the makeup of planes and what makes them fly. The primary reasons your company stands out to me include your focus on employee development and continued education. You have a powerful reputation for your workplace culture."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"My father was a commercial airline pilot when I was growing up, and I remember always wanting to be like him. He loved his job and was able to travel to places that I had never even heard of. I am excited about the lifestyle that comes with working in the airline industry. As far as Japan Airlines goes, you are the best of the best for customer service, safety, and operational standards. It would be an honor to work here."
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