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Froggy
05-02-2017, 09:46 AM
Aloha Guys and Gals,

I thought I'd start a new thread for those of us who have or have had an interview coming up and try to get some more information on the experience.

Personally, I've been using RST for the cog prep and a little bit for HR panel type of questions. For some reason it seems as if information of the interview experience for HAL is a little scarce. I know there is a panel, a cog, a "sim" (which seems to be more a CRM than anything) and a shrink.

If anyone has specifics in terms of questions they ask or what the sim consists of I, as I'm sure a lot of others in line, would be appreciative!

Mahalo and Good Luck!!


CenterlinePrep
05-02-2017, 12:11 PM
Aloha Guys and Gals,

I thought I'd start a new thread for those of us who have or have had an interview coming up and try to get some more information on the experience.

Personally, I've been using RST for the cog prep and a little bit for HR panel type of questions. For some reason it seems as if information of the interview experience for HAL is a little scarce. I know there is a panel, a cog, a "sim" (which seems to be more a CRM than anything) and a shrink.

If anyone has specifics in terms of questions they ask or what the sim consists of I, as I'm sure a lot of others in line, would be appreciative!

Mahalo and Good Luck!!

Froggy,

We have worked with many HAL candidates over the years and know the process inside and out. Not suggesting you have to sign up and work with us, but do not hesitate to reach out if you need some info or want to chat. We are happy to help if needed.

Centerline Interview Consulting

junglejet527
05-02-2017, 03:30 PM
Froggy

Feel free to PM me


Jetalc
05-03-2017, 10:31 AM
Froggy,

We have worked with many HAL candidates over the years and know the process inside and out. Not suggesting you have to sign up and work with us, but do not hesitate to reach out if you need some info or want to chat. We are happy to help if needed.

Centerline Interview Consulting

Of course you have...lol...

Nick1984
05-03-2017, 01:01 PM
Froggy,
What is RST? I've been using luminosity to prepare; any suggestions from anyone who has done the deed?

Froggy
05-03-2017, 02:25 PM
Froggy,
What is RST? I've been using luminosity to prepare; any suggestions from anyone who has done the deed?

RST is Ready Set Takeoff. Its a test prep site that Im using mainly because it has a Cog trainer that most of the FedEx and Delta guys use to prepare.
The biggest thing that Im not sure how to prepare for is the sim eval...

kingairfun
05-03-2017, 03:29 PM
RST is Ready Set Takeoff. Its a test prep site that Im using mainly because it has a Cog trainer that most of the FedEx and Delta guys use to prepare.
The biggest thing that Im not sure how to prepare for is the sim eval...

MS flightsim....

Used to be vegas T/O 25's turn out, level off etc... hold at BLD

Shoot an ILS


Situational awareness, procedures (holding speeds, announce entering hold etc)


Best thing for me was knowing where BLD was compared to Vegas... And also having an idea of the published hold, turns, etc.. when you get in there if things seem familiar, you're most like doing it correctly...

This was over 5 years ago, find out where they set up the flight, know the area VOR's etc

Froggy
05-03-2017, 05:05 PM
MS flightsim....

Used to be vegas T/O 25's turn out, level off etc... hold at BLD

Shoot an ILS


Situational awareness, procedures (holding speeds, announce entering hold etc)


Best thing for me was knowing where BLD was compared to Vegas... And also having an idea of the published hold, turns, etc.. when you get in there if things seem familiar, you're most like doing it correctly...

This was over 5 years ago, find out where they set up the flight, know the area VOR's etc

Thanks! What type of A/C is it set up for?

Also unrelated question: The itinerary for the interview only mentions to bring an updated resume. Do they also want to see a logbook?

kingairfun
05-03-2017, 05:59 PM
Thanks! What type of A/C is it set up for?

Also unrelated question: The itinerary for the interview only mentions to bring an updated resume. Do they also want to see a logbook?

Remeber this is all old info. But I do belive the "sim" is still the same.. maybe a DC9... but think of it more as a piper cherokee looking sim...it's really a yoke and throttle quadrant.. something out of an pt 61 flight school in the 1990's.

You'll be in a office type room with a monitor and a couple of office chairs, along with the throttle setup.


I'd bring logbooks, but really I remember not needing them until I basically had the job as long as the pysch eval went ok. Used to be 3 phases, not sure how they do it now. But as far as I am always concerned, why take the chance.


Tip:

When it comes to logbooks.. tab the checkride pages. I.E: private commercial instrument etc. And maybe have spreadsheet available to show time in each a/c of you have multiple types.

Ive done this for every interview/job, and have had more than one interviewer say thanks for doing that. Especially if you bring in multiple logbooks. I had 4

CFI2766
05-04-2017, 10:14 AM
Thanks! What type of A/C is it set up for?

Also unrelated question: The itinerary for the interview only mentions to bring an updated resume. Do they also want to see a logbook?

No logbooks needed at interview. Not evaluated until secondary testing.

Moonwolf
05-05-2017, 12:21 AM
No logbooks needed at interview. Not evaluated until secondary testing.

Which secondary testing has been done as early as the next day, so have your logbooks ready to go. Just not needed day one. Also, for some prep, georges aviation on the south ramp had a sim that was similar. Not sure if they are still running it tho.

Prim40
06-14-2017, 08:15 AM
So my interview is nearing and they mentioned letting me know about my itinerary for travel. They never mentioned anything about what city they will fly me from. I emailed them with a departure city request and haven't received any responses. Anyone have any info on this process. Thanks for any help.

boeingcargoguy
07-04-2017, 03:37 PM
HAL has a friendly, nice environment for the interview. They are strictly wanting to get to know you and see if you will fit in to the Hawaiian "family". They know everyone is hiring and they want to know that you really want to work (and stay, and live) in Hawaii. If they suspect you want to make a career commuting from the mainland, you will likely find it difficult to get the job since the minute DAL or UAL calls, you will leave.

I know Emerald Coast provides a good prep for Hawaiian. They have webinars, one-on-one phone prep and occasionally hold on site seminars in Hawaii.



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