Interview Tips for Prospective Aircraft Dispatchers

How to Handle Aircraft Dispatcher Interview Questions

Sheffield School of Aeronautics teaches, trains, and prepares you in every way to become a flight dispatcher. Once you have finished your aircraft dispatchers certification course, you will need to know how to properly answer aircraft dispatcher interview questions and be prepared for the hiring process. Flight dispatcher interviews are generally the first professional face-to-face between a candidate and a potential employer and are an important opportunity to make a strong impression. Interview preparation is important in helping a flight dispatcher secure a job. Since interviewing is one of the most important steps in the job-seeking process, Sheffield School of Aeronautics has some tips for conducting a successful interview.

  1. Research your potential employer and company beforehand. Being knowledgeable about the company’s history, motto, and mission statement will impress the person conducting the interview and show that you are truly interested in the company.
  2. Have someone do a mock interview with you. If you videotape the practice interview, you can see your body language, speech, and answers so that you can go back and watch and know what you need to improve.
  3. Show up ten minutes early.
  4. Be confident in your flight dispatcher knowledge and abilities.
  5. Pay close attention to your movements and your word choice. Do not use slang, and be aware of your body language. Fidgeting will show the interviewer that you are nervous and may convey that you are not confident in your abilities.
  6. Make and maintain eye contact with the interviewer.
  7. Practice some common aircraft dispatcher interview questions so that you can have well-thought-out answers if they come up in the interview.
  8. Keep your responses short and concise, but make sure they convey the right message.
  9. Sincerely thank the interviewer and then follow up with a thank you card a few days later so that you remain a fresh aircraft dispatcher candidate in their mind.

Go Over an Aircraft Dispatcher Study Guide

Very few people go through aviation or flight classes without some form of study guide. An extremely useful tip that our aeronautics school would like to give is to go over any study guides that you have used during the time that you allotted towards becoming an air traffic dispatcher. There are many resources on the internet, plus certain instructors may have given you other resources to make your studies easier. We recommend that you go over these resources as you prepare for your interview so you can have all the pertinent information fresh in your mind. The more recent this information is, the more likely you are to accurately portray it during an interview and aircraft dispatcher interview questions. 

Look Through Popular Flight Dispatcher Exam Questions and Answers

There are many resources on the internet that give the most popular questions and answers to questions. As with going through previous study guides, the purpose of looking at this before you answer flight dispatcher interview questions is so you can be ready to express the knowledge you have accrued over your time of being in dispatcher school. This also works towards making sure that expressing yourself more freely is possible. In addition to going over the previous study guides, this kind of refresher will make you much more confident come interview day. 

More About Our Aeronautical School 

We are a flight dispatcher and aeronautics school that is dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals of working in the aviation industry. We strive to give them their aircraft dispatcher certification that is conducive to them earning an air traffic dispatcher salary or flight dispatcher salary. Contact us today to learn more about air traffic dispatcher jobs and what they could do for your future or how to handle your future aircraft dispatcher interview questions.

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