It is inevitable that at various stages in your pilot career, you will be faced with a selection interview; the interview forms a staple part of the majority of selection processes and allows the airline or operator you are applying for to ensure you are a good fit for the role. Effective preparation is essential for ensuring you perform to the best of your ability in the interview.
The organisation you are applying to may have sent you information ahead of the interview, so take some time to read through and understand anything you have been sent. During the interview, you will likely experience questions designed to gain a greater understanding of your motivation for applying to your chosen airline or operator, your understanding of the position and the organisation, and competency questions surrounding the core pilot competencies and your experiences to date. The interview may also involve technical questions designed to assess your level of knowledge and ability to apply this. The process and structure can vary between different operators as to what areas are most important for them so be sure to research their culture, values and priorities.
In current times, interviews may not be taking place at the academy you are applying to, and you may have to complete this in another setting of your choice via video conferencing technology, known as a remote interview. These types of interviews have become more and more common, and it may well be that you have been invited to a remote interview. It is very important that these types of interviews are approached with the same care as an in-person interview, and there may even be some things it is important for you to consider that you wouldn't have needed to with an in-person interview.