If you’re applying to become a train driver in Australia, then you will have to sit at least one interview. Here, we’re going to take a look at some Australian train driver interview tips to improve your chances of passing the interview.
How to Prepare Effectively for the Australian Train Driver Interview
During your preparation for the interview we recommend that you concentrate on the following three key areas:
- Interview technique;
- Responding to the interview questions.
Each of the above areas is equally important. Let’s take a look at Interview Technique.
Interview technique covers a number of different areas. The majority of candidates will pay it little, if any attention at all. Interview technique basically involves the following key areas:
- Creating the right impression. When you walk into the interview room you should stand up tall, smile and be polite and courteous to the panel. Do not sit down in the interview chair until invited to do so.
- Being presentable. During my time as an interviewer for a number of different jobs I have been amazed at the number of people who turn up inappropriately dressed. We’ve seen people turn up for interviews in jeans, t shirts and trainers. We strongly advise that you take the time to look smart and presentable. Remember you are applying to join an organisation that requires you to wear a uniform. If you dress smart and formal for the interview, then you are far more likely to wear your uniform with pride.
- Sitting in the chair. The interview could last for up to an hour, depending on the length of your responses to the questions. This is a long time to concentrate for. Whilst in the interview chair sit up right at all times and never slouch.
- Motivation. Throughout the duration of the interview demonstrate a high level of motivation and enthusiasm. You do not want to come across as desperate, but conversely you must come across as highly motivated and determined to be successful. Always smile and be respectful of the interview panel.
- Communication. When communicating with the interview panel look them in the eye. This shows a level of confidence. You should also communicate in a clear and concise manner where possible.