Bus Driver Interview Questions
To be in with a fair chance of success in an interview to be a bus driver, it is important to make sure you have researched the job (if you haven’t done it before). Expect as a formality to be asked about your driving qualifications, any experience working with the public and relevant experience.
You should also be aware that the interview will not be the final hurdle in getting the job. There will also be some kind of psychometric test alongside key skills exams.
When getting ready for an interview to be a bus driver you should prepare yourself for a bit of a psychological ordeal. It is certainly not as straight forward as many might think. Although the company will have to provide training, especially practical (driving a bus) it will want to keep such costs down as much as possible. You will be asked about procedures in the event of an incident such as a collision, fire onboard or a passenger unwilling to pay or leave the bus.
Obviously this job involves heavy involvement with the public, so try to bear in mind health and safety. If you tailor your the beginning of your answer around keeping your passengers safe, you won’t go far wrong.
With regards to the ins and outs of company protocol and rules and regulations, the strength of your answers will be dependent on the amount of research you have done before this stage. “The more the better” rule applies here as being more up to date with the companies policies and procedures will ensure you have the edge over other potential employees. It will also indicate that the company will be able to spend less time training you which more importantly, to them, means less money training you.
If you have a strong knowledge base and present yourself as enthusiastic throughout the interview, you will be in a strong position to be selected for further training.
You can start getting ready for your Bus Driver interview by checking out the answers for most asked interview questions.
The questions will be about dealing with the customers mostly.
It’s great idea to make a research about the company you are applying as they may ask questions about it.
Most asked interview questions:
Tell me about yourself
Why should we hire you?
Why do you want this job?
What is your greatest strength?
What is your greatest weakness?
What are your salary expectations?
What motivates you?
Give some examples of teamwork
Describe a difficult work situation project and how you overcame it
Expect numeracy, literacy tests or personality tests as well.