Airline pilot selection and interview workbook is the ULTIMATE resource for any aspiring pilot. It contains a mass if sample interview questions and answers, industry tips and insider advice from a serving flying Captain of a major UK airline.
Recruiting pilots has developed into a process with a scientific methodology. Airlines base the selection of their pilots on both the aviation and social qualifications of the individual applicants, and ensure their decision using the tools of suitability diagnostics. Cognitive and operational performance tests are the start of most selection processes. These are used to test the basic psychomotor skills a pilot requires in their everyday work. The performance tests include an in-depth psychological screening of the applicant, the focus of which is an extensive interview. Airlines (and passengers) expect absolute reliability and professionalism from pilots. The interview is therefore in place to determine a pilot's motivation and to make predictions about his or her probable behaviour after being hired. Leadership skills in teams, communication skills and decision-making skills are just three of the characteristics that airlines value highly and which are examined at interview. In SkyTest(R) Airline Interview (ISBN: 9783744822510) we have presented the theoretical basis of the interviews for pilots and air traffic controllers. We have created SkyTest(R) Airline Interview - The Exercise Book for practice-oriented and tailored preparation for an interview with an airline or air traffic control centre. SkyTest(R) Airline Interview - The Exercise Book chronologically takes you through typical sections of a selection interview with an airline. The book gives you deeper insight into common interview questions. A variety of examples and exercises will help you to respond spontaneously and confidently in future interviews. Both authors of SkyTest(R) Airline Interview and SkyTest(R) Airline Interview - The Exercise Book added years of industry experience and expertise to the books.
Despite going into it with a wealth of technical experience, many pilots find the airline pilot selection process frustrating. Besides the technical expertise, today's airline pilot must also demonstrate highly developed leadership, decision-making and communication skills. Discussing one's abilities in these introspective areas requires a different kind of interview preparation than most pilots have experienced. This is where Checklist for Success comes in very handy. In this book, Cheryl Cage -- whose name has become synonymous with exceptional career guidance -- takes you from application through to the interview. She not only offers a thorough interview preparation but illustrates her points by stepping aside to reflect on her own experiences in counseling aspiring pilots, furloughed pilots, and career changers. The method and information Cheryl provides will not only make reaching your highest aviation career goals less frustrating, but shorter! This Sixth Edition has been revised and updated to reflect current hiring practices, and covers electronic interviewing and social media issues in job-searching.
Recruitment tests for pilots and air traffic controllers are modular by design. During the first stages of selection, applicants undergo computer-based screening tests to examine their operational and cognitive skills. However, it is ultimately the psychological interview towards the end of the selection process that decides whether a candidate is hired or not. SkyTest(R) Airline Interview presents the theory and methodology of the interview approach used in modern suitability testing for pilot selection processes. The book uses concise explanations and plenty of examples, as well as biographical and situational sections of the interview from the perspectives of both the interviewer and the applicant. The interview is a game played against itself. Applicants can be trained how to interpret the questions based on the objectives of the interview and subsequently develop answers reflecting this. SkyTest(R) Airline Interview accompanies you throughout your preparation for this important part of the selection process and provides helpful hints, while a comprehensive catalogue of practice questions allows for direct application. If you would like to practise a complete airline interview, allow us to refer you to SkyTest Airline Interview - The Exercise Book (ISBN: 9783744822541). This book uses practical tasks to show you how to master both expected and surprising interview questions.
This edition retains much of the material of the first edition, but includes extended material on planning for the interview, and on the conduct of the interview, aimed at making its coverage of the basic concepts more comprehensive. Use of groups for individual assessment and development, particularly in human relations training contexts, has increased immeasurably in the last decade, and this has necessitated a more extensive treatment of the theory and practice of group dynamics; the use of counselling interviews receives more attention in this edition, in recognition of recent advances in the use of the interview therapeutically
This comprehensive book describes in practical terms - underpinned by research - how recruitment, selection, and psychological assessment can be conducted amongst pilots. The chapters emphasize evidence-based and ethical selection methods for different pilot groups. It includes chapters written by experts in the field and also covers related areas, such as air traffic controllers and astronauts. The book is written for airline managers, senior pilots responsible for recruitment and training, human resources specialists, human factors and safety specialists, occupational health doctors, psychologists, AMEs, practitioners or academics involved in pilot selection. Robert Bor, DPhil CPsychol CSci FBPsS HonFRAeS UKCP Reg EuroPsy, is a Registered and Chartered Clinical Counselling and Health Psychologist, Registered Aviation Psychologist and Co-Director of the Centre for Aviation Psychology. Carina Eriksen, MSc DipPsych CPsychol FBPsS BABCP, is an HCPC Registered and BPS Chartered Consultant Counselling Psychologist and Registered Aviation Psychologist. Todd P. Hubbard, B.A., M.S. Aeronautical Sciences, Ed.D. Applied Educational Studies in Aviation, Lt. Col. USAF (ret.), is the Clarence E. Page Professor of Human Factors research, University of Oklahoma. Ray King, Psy,D., J.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, recently retired from the U.S. Air Force, currently with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
This is the twentieth in the most prestigious series of annual volumes in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. The series provides authoritative and integrative reviews of the key literature of industrial psychology and organizational behaviour. The chapters are written by established experts and topics are carefully chosen to reflect the major concerns in both the research literature and in current practice. Continuing in the tradition of the series as a whole, this twentieth volume provides scholarly, up-to-the-minute reviews and updates of work in a number of well-established areas such as: mergers and acquisitions, burnout and health, and personality in industrial and organizational psychology. Emergent issues are also covered in chapters on social identity, emotions in organizations, the contribution of industrial and organizational psychology to ensuring safety in commercial aircraft, and the analysis of justice in human resource management decisions. Each chapter offers a comprehensive and critical survey of the chosen topic, and each is supported by a valuable bibliography. For advanced students, academics and researchers, as well as professional psychologists and managers, this remains the most authoritative and current guide to new developments and established knowledge in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. Contributors to Volume 20 Neal M. Ashkanasy, Australia Claire E. Ashton-James, Australia Shlomo Berliner, Israel Susan Cartwright, UK Jose M. Cortina, USA Naomi Ellemers, The Netherlands Stephen W. Gilliland, USA Don Harris, UK S. Alexander Haslam, UK Michael J. Ingerick, USA Samuel Melamed, Israel Layne Paddock, USA Itzhak Shapira, Israel Arie Shirom, Israel Lauren Thomas, UK Sharon Toker, Israel
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Principles and Practice of Aviation Psychology is an important addition to the literature in aviation psychology. Covering the history of aviation to the actual pilot actions and tasks today, the editors have brought together a wonderful set of contributors who are leaders in this field. The text presents psychological principles and research perti