How to Answer: Do you enjoy shift work? Are there certain hours of the day during which you would prefer not to work?
Advice and answer examples written specifically for an Air Traffic Controllers job interview.
22. Do you enjoy shift work? Are there certain hours of the day during which you would prefer not to work?
How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know how flexible you are on your schedule. Being an ATC will almost always require shift work, on-call work and nights/holidays. Be sure that you express to the hiring manager that you understand these requirements and that you are a team player.
"If overtime is required in this role, I am happy to accommodate whenever I can. My only restriction is that I cannot work Wednesday nights as I have an evening course those days."
"Going into a career such as an air traffic controller, I am fully aware that the schedule is demanding. I am open to working any shifts required of me."
"I am willing to work overtime, but how much and how often are the first questions that come to mind. I firmly believe that downtime, or personal time, is essential to recharging your batteries and staying focused. When the pressure is on, I will be here. I just hope that the pressure is not "always on."