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Transportation Security Officer Interview Questions

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Ryan Brown
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15 Transportation Security Officer
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  1. How do you evaluate success?

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    • "Happy customers and company."
    • "Being able to go home at the end of the day knowing you gave your best in every situation that presented itself."
    • "Being a server, I measure how successful by how many satisfied and happy customers I have each day."
    • "I evaluate success on not exactly what you accomplish, but having the will to go for it no matter what it is."
    • "I evaluate success by the amount of respect the people around you give you."
    • "Success to me, is getting the job done in a timely manner, and being happy can also be successful if your goals are being met."
    • "I evaluate success based on outcomes, when I am performing well and satisfied with my position."
    • "I evaluate success by completing each task I am Faced with by the end of the day."
    • "By a persons mannerism."
  2. How do you handle conflict?

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    • "Find out what the problem is."
    • "I find remaining calm helps the situation a lot. Speak with the other person with respect and professionalism. Listen to the other person and understand their concerns and work out a plan to work on the conflict."
    • "I analogize the situation then use my still to solve it."
    • "Very well. If there is a problem I'm going to face it head on and come up with a solution."
    • "I don't get upset listen to the person then make a suggestion to resolve the situation."
    • "Focus on behavior and events, not on personalities."
  3. What do you know about our organization?

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    • "I have worked at the airport before and know that TSA is about protecting passengers and screening their bags making sure everything is safe."
    • "Without it most job do not get done correctly and without problems."
    • "I know that this organization is in charge of making the skies safe by screening passengers and their belongings."
    • "I know that after 9/11 his company was formed to protect our air of water border keep America safe."
    • "Securing Travel, Protecting People, safeguard the American way of life... Protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce."
    • "TSA is the transportation security Administration. The Tsa is responsible for securing our airports, trains and roadways."
    • "This organization was created after 9-11 attacks, and it's main goal is to secure and protect US Transportation and air travel."
  4. Why do you want a career as a transportation security officer?

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    • "Its a very intense and interesting job where I think my skills and experience will come in handy. I would love to gain experience and contribute in helping everyone be safe."
    • "I want to continue my career of protecting our nation."
    • "Like working with people problem solving team player."
    • "I want to be part of a team that has the responsibility to make air travel safe for the travelling public."
    • "I want to work as a team with others to make or skies and buildings safe."
    • "To protect the safety and well-being of our fellow Americans."
  5. What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?

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    • "Aggressive scaling in a down market."
    • "I am currently employed, however there are some instances where I'm faced by a driver blowing out a tire while with a passenger inside, I was by myself that day and I remember what my trainee had said about these situation so I went on and completed the task at hand."
    • "I have faced so many challenges but the toughest one is not getting a job but still smiling and doing more hard work to improve me day by day. Life is full of challenges. I have faced many challenges in my life. Sometimes I have failed and sometimes I have got success. I never bother about failures because it gives me experiences to face next challenges. I think life is a challenge itself. I have face so many problem in my life. But the point is that how to overcomes these problem. Achieve our goal."
    • "I faced the lack of management structure."
    • "Disrespect, or shouting in front of the customer."
    • "Having to deal with the elderly and ones in poor health to make them comfortable and happy."
  6. Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?

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    • "Growing sales and business in a down market. Sales blitz, incentives for customer's and employees."
    • "As a guitarist I once had to learn a whole song to play with my group and I hate letting down people so I practiced everyday for about 3 hours a day to get it perfect."
    • "I was a part of a group project in college. Everyone of us were from different backgrounds, had different interests and activities. During our initial meeting everyone was debating who could do what. I sat and listened and decided I would take the lead and then delegated responsibilities to each member."
    • "My most difficult project was rebuilding an old car I worked hard on it put in many hours and read up one things I did not know how to do."
  7. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.

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    • "An accomplishment I am most proud of is getting back to school and handling my time with work and school and actually doing good in both jobs."
    • "Very successful in my jobs."
    • "After being out of school for a good period of time to go back and complete schooling and complete a hvac course."
  8. Have you ever had a confrontation as a security officer?

  9. Why do you want to be a security officer?

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    • "I have traveled alot and it is of great interest to me to learn and assist in the area of security."
    • "Am trained on the same and I have enough experience."
    • "Like the challenges of working in a sometime stressful envirnement. Enjoy working with different cultures and the public."
    • "I love the fact that theres a job that gives you the chance to help out and keep people safe wherever they intend on going to."
    • "I have traveled alot and it is of great interest to me to learn and assist in the area of security."
    • "To protect the public the buildings for attackes."
  10. Why is transportation security so important?

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    • "Protecting the national interest of the country and making sure we are secure. Through our actions."
    • "Its very important in my opinion because with out it how can we know our skies are safe? tsa offers so much relief to passengers even though they some to eye at times ."
    • "To make sure people and property are safely transported."
    • "It is important because it helps to the protect the public from dangers that are around us."
  11. Why are you the best candidate for us?

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    • "I believe I have many qualifications for the job position even though I havnt had any major experience like it, I hope to gain as much experience as possible."
    • "Experience in managing others which would include problem solving ."
    • "I have all the skills necessary for the job and I will preform above all others."
  12. Do you work well on a team? What is the most beneficial part of being on a team?

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    • "Understanding others and listening without interacting and adding to problem."
    • "I do work well on team, ive been on sports teams through my youth and learned that by working togher anything is possible and everyone has their unique input to make a team stronger."
    • "I do work well on a team. The most beneficial part of a team is that as a team you can share ideas that will make the task go better and more efficiently."
  13. What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Transportation Security Officer?

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    • "Friendly, stern when needed, understanding, rganized."
    • "My greatest strength I would say is the ability to be patient at all times. I think Ill adapt well under pressure because I know how stressful this position can be."
    • "My greatest strength is that I take my jobs very seriously and I am always aware of things around me so things don, t surprise me or catch me off guard."
  14. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

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    • "Working late at night, putting work first at times and not family. Time management, not taking on to much at one time."
    • "I would say my greatest weakness is not asking anyone for help is easily. I always try to achieve on my own but over the years I have tried to join many group related stuff an try to improve its still one of my weaknesses but I'm improving year over year."
    • "My greatest weakness is not answering questions to quickly and not completely. I need to slow down and take more time and think things out."
  15. Why should we hire you?

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    • "Self starter, team player, good at problem solving."
    • "There are many reasons as to why some are I'm a great direction follow, I'm loyal and very organized."
    • "I have good communication skills work well with others. Take directions well."