TMC Interview?

Stinger

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Got a buddy with an interview coming up for a TMU position. I wasn't aware that was a position that they conducted interviews for.
Anyone that's been through any and know some of the frequent questions they'll ask?
 

RavenYZF-R6

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I was selected without an interview or even a call lol. Throw out some buzzwords like TBFM and shit. They eat that crap up.
 

jdatc

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Got a buddy with an interview coming up for a TMU position. I wasn't aware that was a position that they conducted interviews for.
Anyone that's been through any and know some of the frequent questions they'll ask?
How are you at dealing with conflict?

Which really means, "everyone here will hate you and think you do nothing, even if you were to rarely do something, are you cool with that?"

Where do you want to be in X years?

Which really means, "let's be honest, you are probably coming here to slide into one of the easiest jobs besides being a supervisor, you are going to stay right?"

Why do you want this job?

Which really means, "so you either really want to get to this area and it's impossible to come as a line controller, or you don't want to work traffic anymore for whatever reason, or you are somehow crazy enough to think that TMU is some sort of elevated control position, which one is it?"
 

fknlo

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Some facilities interview for it, some don't. Some facilities will send out the questions 30 minutes ahead of the interview, some wont. It's your standard interview questions. In the end it boils down to whether or not your friend can be released.
 

HenryTheAce

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Can you say “Released” followed by “ I thought he would fit in that hole”

you’re hired!
I always enjoyed when we’d be full blown 10-15 minute delays into MSP holding and vectoring guys... then some dude would get launched off LSE, EAU, DLH, etc and have a 30 minute delay... would call TMU and they’d say yeah that time is real... then MSP APPCH would call us sometime and say “why are you holding, send those guys in”.... I miss center 😂 everyone was always on the same page.....
 

ATC_VOL

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At my facility the interview consists of displaying the ability to use the stovetop, microwave, and grill. At least that’s what it appears from the outside looking in.
 

FoggyWindow

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I got picked up on a TMU bid without ever being called. I didnt even know they did interviews.
 
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