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Question 29 of 30 for our Air Traffic Controllers Mock Interview

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Question 29 of 30

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

How to Answer

Mental health is a critical topic in the ATC industry. Tell the hiring manager how you cope with stress. Are you one to hide your emotions, or are you able to deal with stress healthily?

Written by Rachelle Enns on April 6th, 2021

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

      How to Answer

      Mental health is a critical topic in the ATC industry. Tell the hiring manager how you cope with stress. Are you one to hide your emotions, or are you able to deal with stress healthily?

      Written by Rachelle Enns on April 6th, 2021

      1st Answer Example

      "When I was younger I did cope with stress through avoidance. After recognizing that this was not a healthy practice, I taught myself other healthier ways to manage stress. Now, I exercise and am more open about my thoughts and feelings."

      Written by Rachelle Enns on April 6th, 2021

      Entry Level

      "Here are some healthy ways to cope in times of distress:

      - Ask for help or support
      - Allow yourself to acknowledge the stress
      - Think of alternate ways to react
      - Stay grounded in breathing techniques"

      Written by Rachelle Enns on April 6th, 2021

      Experienced

      "In times of distress, I have found that taking a step back and reassessing the situation helps me immensely. I will acknowledge the stressor and ask for help when I feel distressed."

      Written by Rachelle Enns on April 6th, 2021