You might think why do I need to prepare for an interview? I’m a good driver and that’s all I need to my benefit. If you think so, then you are really mistaken! Chauffeur positions are highly competitive – and interview for the same can be quite challenging.
In order to prepare for your job interview as a chauffeur, you should go through some sample interview questions and answers. Making an extra effort to learn more about the hiring organization is always helpful in this regard.
Recruiters might ask different types of questions to judge your skills and personality. The questions can be situational, personal or competence based. The most important ingredient to win an interview is confidence. So no matter what the question is, and no matter how you answer it, make sure you do so confidently. Some common interview questions and appropriate answers for a chauffeur position follow:
Why do you want to work with us?
I have always been awed by the good reputation and high quality services provided by Red Cap and I’d be honored to become a part of the winning team and utilize my acquired skills in chauffeuring while working for Red Cap.
Give us one example when you went above the call for duty?
I am always willing to cover for my colleague drivers who are unavailable to do late shifts. Last Christmas, I did two extra shifts for the company because there was shortage of staff.
Do you feel you are over qualified for the position?
Not at all, in fact I think I’ll get to learn a lot in this position.
How have you changed over the past three years as a professional?
Over the past three years, I have been well familiarized with the highway and side lane traffic laws, I have become a highly people’s oriented person and have developed my driving and map reading skills further.
What are the three key skills one must possess as a chauffeur?
Executive driving skills, customer care etiquette and GPS map navigation.
How well do you rate your driving skills?
A definite A+ (This is where you need to answer really confidently).
What would be your reaction if you had a minor or major hit due to some reason?
My first reaction will be to check the client and decide whether an ambulance is needed or not. The second thing I’d do is to inform the company management.
Tip: It is always a good idea to send a polite, thank you letter after an interview, irrespective of how it went.
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