What challenges have you faced when managing an airport?
An interviewer may ask this question to an airport manager to better understand how they have handled difficult situations in the past. It is important to know how an airport manager deals with challenges because they will likely face similar challenges in the future. This question can also help the interviewer gauge the airport managers problem-solving skills.
Example: “ The main challenge when managing an airport is to ensure the safety and security of all passengers, staff and equipment. This includes ensuring that all flights are on time and that all baggage is handled safely and securely. Other challenges can include dealing with weather conditions, managing construction projects and dealing with customer complaints. ”
I’m curious – how did you come to find out about our company and what do you know about us?
This can be a great way to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate initiative. Almost every company will have a website, Facebook page, Instagram account, or some sort of digital footprint. Spend a bit of time doing some online research:
While your interviewer won’t expect you to have in-depth company history, a little here can go a long way.
1 What are your salary expectations?
Many consider this question to be a loaded gun – dangerous in the hands of the inexperienced. Often times, an interviewee will start talking salary before they’ve had an opportunity to illustrate their skill set and value making any sort of leverage valueless. Here, knowledge is power, as salary often comes down to negotiation. Do some research into your industry to establish base rates of pay based on seniority and demand but keep in mind – your employer is hiring you for what they believe you are worth, and how much benefit they feel you will provide.
One relatively safe approach is simply asking the interviewer about the salary range. If you wish to avoid the question entirely, respond by saying that “money isn’t a key factor” and your primary goal is to advance in your career.
How do you prioritize the safety and security of passengers and staff at the airport?
An interviewer would ask “How do you prioritize the safety and security of passengers and staff at the airport?” to a/an Airport Manager because it is important for the airport to have a plan in place in case of an emergency. It is also important for the airport to be able to evacuate passengers and staff in a safe and efficient manner.
Example: “ The safety and security of passengers and staff at the airport is always our top priority. We have a team of dedicated professionals who are responsible for ensuring that the airport is safe and secure at all times. We have strict procedures and protocols in place to ensure that all passengers and staff are protected. In addition, we regularly review and update our security measures to ensure that they are effective and up to date. ”