Air Traffic Controllers Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Air Traffic Controllers interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

"Experiencing a setback is always disappointing, and can be a bit disheartening, but I understand that it happens from time to time. If I experience a major setback, I will take a few moments to debrief with my manager and discuss what I could have done differently. Then, I move on!"

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30 Air Traffic Controllers Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  • 2. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.

  • 3. When would you be available to start?

  • 4. Have you ever worked in a cross-functional environment?

  • 5. What are your salary expectations?

  • 6. Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  • 7. As an air traffic controller, you will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  • 8. We are asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?

  • 9. How many days were you absent from work last year?

  • 10. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  • 11. When have you worked with a diverse group of people?

  • 12. What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?

  • 13. Tell me about yourself.

  • 14. With the ongoing changes in the airline and air traffic industries, how do you keep your knowledge current?

  • 15. Have you ever been involved in an emergency situation? How did you react?

  • 16. Being an air traffic controller is a stressful job. How do you handle stressful situations?

  • 17. How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  • 18. As an air traffic controller, what are your strengths?

  • 19. As an air traffic controller, what is your greatest weakness?

  • 20. This is your first job as an air traffic controller. How do you think you'll succeed?

  • 21. Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

  • 22. Do you enjoy shift work? Are there certain hours of the day during which you would prefer not to work?

  • 23. Have you had to deal with an emergency situation in the tower before? How did you handle the situation?

  • 24. What do you like least about being an Air Traffic Controller?

  • 25. How did you become interested in a career as an air traffic controller?

  • 26. Where do you see your career going as an air traffic controller?

  • 27. What qualities do you have that would make you a good air traffic controller?

  • 28. Do you have any air traffic control experience outside of CTI school?

  • 29. ATC's must remain calm at all times. What are your coping mechanisms in times of distress?

  • 30. Why do you want to be an air traffic controller?