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24601
12-24-2017, 12:54 PM
Does anyone know of a really good company for interview prep for Southwest or one that can help review my application?


01WJ
12-24-2017, 12:58 PM
Vicki Ross at Ace Interview Prep. Can't speak for the others but super nice, super cool, helpful and ended up getting the job. Also, went out of her way to accommodate me based on a difficult time schedule I had.

CA1900
12-24-2017, 12:59 PM
I was very happy with the service I got from Centerline (https://centerlineinterviewprep.com/), and was hired. The prep I got wasn't much about giving me the "right" answer, but about helping me dig out and properly deliver the best stories from my own past. It was helpful to shake the rust off and present well.

For what it's worth, I've been told multiple times by guys on the interview team that they can spot candidates prepped by Emerald Coast a mile away. Apparently they come across as very canned, and they don't like it because they aren't seeing the real candidate.


Grm77
12-24-2017, 01:21 PM
If you want to work for SWA, you MUST call Rebekah Krone! She owns a company called Career Takeoff. Just saw them on the 4th of Dec...just found out I have a job! Can’t say enough about her and her company!

https://www.careertakeoff.com

apu4eva
12-24-2017, 01:45 PM
I used Emerald Coast and had a great experience. I think the key is to make it your own. I did what they call a "top off" right before my interview, as well as a webinar and a seminar. In the top off they told me to avoid certain keywords that people have used because they are in the material they have you go over. I think other people have just regurgitated what they have heard in the material. I used Checkedandset.com for my resume which led me to Emerald Coast.

Sqwk7700
12-24-2017, 01:59 PM
I’ll second Vicki Ross. She has great insight into the process at SWA. I used her and got hired. Everyone that I’ve sent to her got the nod as well.

24601
12-24-2017, 07:01 PM
Thanks, merry Xmas

Blkflcon
12-24-2017, 08:51 PM
I’ll second Rebekah Krone and career takeoff. She worked at SWA as did most of her team and she wrote most of the training material that the SWA hiring teams use. Her prep for SWA is spot on and updated after every interview cycle. You will not walk in with a canned interview. It is a full prep service from resume/cover letter writing, app check and interview prep. You can pick and choose what you think you need. They are located right there in Dallas and it was a great feeling to do my face to face prep the day prior to my interview and have everything I wanted to say fresh. Good luck with whomever you choose! The key is making the interview yours.


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PowerShift
12-24-2017, 09:08 PM
Just be yourself. If they sense the conversation is “canned” then they did not get to know you. The result is the “Thanks but no thanks letter”. This is pretty simple stuff. Sit down and put your resume’ together and visit about your career, yourself, and why Southwest Airlines. Your interviewing for a million dollar carreer with a company. Know why you want to work at SWA. Not just the boiler plate answers, but what is it about SWA that makes you want to be there over all the other options.

Dukeuno
12-24-2017, 11:07 PM
I used Centerline when I had my United interview and got the job offer. I know some will say don't use a prep because they give you canned answers. Centerline doesn't do that, what they do is get you use to speaking in public. They basically help you communicate what you are trying to get across. I think alot of us know what we want to say, but when we try and say it does not come out the way we waned it to. They don't change the person you are, they just polish up how you communicate it.

shoelu
12-24-2017, 11:12 PM
Just be yourself. If they sense the conversation is “canned” then they did not get to know you. The result is the “Thanks but no thanks letter”. This is pretty simple stuff. Sit down and put your resume’ together and visit about your career, yourself, and why Southwest Airlines. Your interviewing for a million dollar carreer with a company. Know why you want to work at SWA. Not just the boiler plate answers, but what is it about SWA that makes you want to be there over all the other options.
I don't agree. Although the SWA style interview is becoming more mainstream, the "tell me about a time" questions can not be answered without some specific preparation. If you have been in the business long enough to meet the minimum requirements, you most likely have a myriad of experiences which will fit the bill, however, recalling those experiences on cue are very difficult for the average applicant without some specific preparation. I'm not advocating "canned" answers, but reviewing your experiences and practicing how to portray personal experiences into possible questions is essential to answering questions in a favorable way.

There are many ways to recall your personal experiences without hesitation when asked but many applicants will benefit from undergoing mock interviews and contemplating potential questions before sitting in the hot seat. That doesn't mean an interview prep is absolutely essential to everyone, but most will benefit greatly from a focused and insightful preparation process.

I did an interview prep prior to my interview in the early 2000's and I found it to be most helpful. A quality service will never tell you what to say but more how to say it.

Ppants1212
12-25-2017, 04:49 AM
If you want to work for SWA, you MUST call Rebekah Krone! She owns a company called Career Takeoff. Just saw them on the 4th of Dec...just found out I have a job! Can’t say enough about her and her company!

https://www.careertakeoff.com

This is the best advice you could ever get. Rebekah Krone all the way. Don’t spend your money anywhere else!!

imbroke
12-25-2017, 09:34 AM
Another vote for Vicki Ross. She charges per hour so you can use as much or as little time as you need.

slammer1906
12-26-2017, 01:42 AM
Vicki Ross.
She was on the interview team for years and flew the line.
Great price too.

dash8driver
12-30-2017, 07:29 AM
I used Checked and Set for app review. Even though I had a friend who had used their services look over my stuff and make corrections, I still had plenty of stuff they had me correct. I had miscalculated days between two jobs and forgot to add an explanation for the time I was unemployed. Got the email to interview shortly after.

I attended a free seminar through my union with Emerald Coast a few years back so I had plenty of stories prepared. Scheduled a 1 hour top off with them about a week prior to the interview for $100 just for peace of mind and wound up spending about 90-100 minutes on the phone with them.

The interview itself is about as laid back as it can be. Any pressure I felt was definitely put on by me. Smile, relax and be yourself is the best advice I can offer.

Smooth at FL450
12-30-2017, 07:55 AM
Just be yourself. If they sense the conversation is “canned” then they did not get to know you. The result is the “Thanks but no thanks letter”. This is pretty simple stuff. Sit down and put your resume’ together and visit about your career, yourself, and why Southwest Airlines. Your interviewing for a million dollar carreer with a company. Know why you want to work at SWA. Not just the boiler plate answers, but what is it about SWA that makes you want to be there over all the other options.

If you're still giving canned answers after going through a prep service, you should ask for your money back.

Over the course of several years while waiting for the interview invite, I used 3 different services. I was honest about that when they asked, and I still got the job. It's a million dollar career you're interviewing for, spend a few hundred bucks to make sure you are putting your best foot forward.

I also recommend Rebekah Krone and her team.

WHACKMASTER
12-30-2017, 12:20 PM
Sorry for the thread drift but does anyone know if the guy who wore the crazy shorts to the interview a couple of months ago got the job?

Stitches
12-30-2017, 02:10 PM
Sorry for the thread drift but does anyone know if the guy who wore the crazy shorts to the interview a couple of months ago got the job?

Story time! Spill it Whack

RJSAviator76
12-30-2017, 03:21 PM
Story time! Spill it Whack

Seconded! :D

flyguy81
12-30-2017, 04:15 PM
Apparently a dude took a cue from a story in Nuts! and showed up in Bermuda shorts. Heard it was not as well received as it was in the 90’s.

MG386
01-04-2018, 03:55 PM
You mean this guy?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/ea5ab6acf32dcb543f3202909efd3bb5.jpg

Caveman
01-04-2018, 08:40 PM
Good on him. Fortune favors the bold.

WHACKMASTER
01-05-2018, 05:33 AM
You mean this guy?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/ea5ab6acf32dcb543f3202909efd3bb5.jpg

Sooooo? Did he get the job or not? Anyone know?

Liberty
01-05-2018, 06:58 AM
He was dressed like that at the job fair. Not sure if he ever received an interview.

Dragon7
01-05-2018, 07:00 AM
Good on him. Fortune favors the bold.

And those who get their interview suit pressed.

e6bpilot
01-05-2018, 07:03 AM
I admire his chutzpah.

Poprocket
07-18-2019, 12:56 PM
Hey all, if anyone is looking for interview prep, I also highly recommend PIC - pilotinterviewconsultants.com

Excellent attention to detail and very competitive pricing.

prspilot
07-18-2019, 08:28 PM
I used Cage Consulting. So far, every single person I know that has used them got the job. That’s with SWA and United. They don’t can answers for you. They want your answers to be the truth and yours. Their LOI practice session is what I got the most out of it. But what these consultants (any of the good ones) are really good for us getting you in the rhythm of the interview. I’ve heard stay away from Emerald Coast as of late. I guess some interviewers have been sniffing canned answers, but who knows. I’d think any of the consultants mentioned here won’t steer you wrong. But like someone said, be yourself and relax. I had a great time in the interview and kept all the conversations in each phase of the interview (even the LOI) on a level like I was just talking with the other pilots, smiling, laughing, having a good time at the FBO (in reason, not about to pull that Bermuda shorts stunt haha).