FLM Interview Questions?

MJ

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Questions about the top 5 issues. I think they’re on the my FAA site but I don’t remember. An FLM could probably tell you if you can’t find it.

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slater

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Questions about the top 5 issues. I think they’re on the my FAA site but I don’t remember. An FLM could probably tell you if you can’t find it.

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Thank you. I figured there would be sarcasm, but I am still curious.
 

Stinger

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Here's a pretty extensive list of ones I've heard in the ATC world:

Tell us about yourself,
Why do you want to be an FLM?

What's an example of a time that you helped defuse a situation,
What is performance management?
Is there a time when you were pressured to compromise your values....and explain that?
What's an example of a time you tried your hardest to meet a deadline, but failed?
How would you help develop an employee's talent?
Describe a time you worked with a difficult employee that caused issues...what did you do, what did you learn from it, what would you do differently?
Describe the IPM process.

What hobbies do you have outside of work?
Tell about a time that you took responsibility for a mistake before anyone knew you made one.
What's a time that you took the lead on a change that wasn't a popular one? What was your approach to it and what was the outcome?
How would you establish a working relationship with your team and natca?
What have you done to prepare yourself for this position?
How do you handle decision made above your level that you don't agree with?
What challenges do you anticipate?
What are your goals in the next 3-5 years?
You're in the tower, and someone says something that may be offensive...how do you handle it?
You have a long time employee, one year from retirement. Performance has barely been adequate and is using sick leave more and more. What's your plan to correct the situation?


Special emphasis on the bolded ones. They'll be the most common.
 

slater

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Very good information and is exacly what I was hoping for. Thank you for taking time to post this.
 

slater

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I have searched everywhere for 2018 top 5 hazards list in the FAA. Does anyone know where to find this? Thank you. FAA website is overloaded with content and difficult to disseminate.
 

slater

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Future ref. 40 mins to answer 6 questions. The ones listed earlier were all in the call.

Can't ask questions. Can't break the ice. Must say.... amd thats my answer when finished or they'll just sit there quietly and say nothing.

Question 6. Do you have anything you want to input for us to consider.

They rate your interview and submit to the facility ATM and they will select based on what the ATM decides.
 

Robertb

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If any supe has insight or advice about the current interview process, I'd appreciate their input.
Question 1:
Are you available to be released by your current facility?
Question 2 (pending yes to question 1):
When are you able to report?

You don’t have to be qualified, you have to be available to be released.
 
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