Once you’ve completed your research for the interview, it’s time to get an understand of how to answer interview questions. Here, we’re going to take a look at some Australian Train Driver Interview skills, and how to respond to any interview with a simple four-step guide.
How to Respond to The Interview Questions
Your response to each question that relates to the role of a Trainee Train Driver must be ‘specific’ in nature. This means that you need to provide an example of where you have already demonstrated the skills that are required under the job description or person specification in a previous role or situation. Do not fall into the trap of providing a ‘generic’ response that details what you ‘would do’ if the situation arose. Try to structure your responses in a logical and concise manner. The way to achieve this is to use the ‘STAR’ method of interview question response construction:
Situation – Start off your response to the interview question by explaining what the ‘situation’ was and who was involved.
Task – Once you have detailed the situation, explain what the ‘task’ was, or what needed to be done.
Action – Now explain what ‘action’ you took, and what action others took. Also explain why you took this particular course of action.
Result – Finally explain what the outcome or result was following your actions and those of others. Try to demonstrate in your response that the result was positive because of the action you took.
Finally, explain to the panel what you would do differently if the same situation arose again. It is good to be reflective at the end of your responses. This demonstrates a level of maturity and it will also show the panel that you are willing to learn from every experience.
Conclusion – Australian Train Driver Interview Skills
Now you have some Australian train driver interview skills and tips for passing any interview. For more tips, check out our guide to researching the Australian Train Driver interview process, and brushing up on your interview skills.