So I have gotten several messages and questions from others about what I did to prepare for the Alaska Airlines interview. I think the most valuable asset I had was confidence. I did a lot of research between the company’s website, current AS employees, and online forums. All that background information helped give me the confidence to know how to answer their questions and that I was the right person for the company! I also spent time writing out answers to questions like “why me” and situational examples of “above and beyond customer service” or “difficult co-workers”
Having everything written out and then practicing telling these stories really helped my speaking and fluidity. When you know what your going to say no matter how they phrase the question it helps keep you from using “um” or rambling on for minutes without really making the point you wanted.
The last thing I did but also important was practice smiling and talking in my interview outfit in front of a mirror. I didn’t have to fuss a lot because I knew I looked professional and simple. When deciding on what outfit to wear I like to just keep it classic and simple. Same with your hair and accessories. Wear nylons or tights, no bare legs. Keep accessories small, no show stopper necklaces or chandelier earrings. Your hair should be clean, pretty and simple, nothing fussy or over the top. Make up needs to be light, fresh and natural. Same with the nails. Nothing you’re wearing should distract the interviewers from your personality and professionalism. Just enhance it!