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Violated
01-15-2019, 06:59 AM
I interviewed in early December. Listed CRJ as preference. Got the "we want to hire you" email but still no CJO or confirmed class date. Should I be worried?


Check Complete
01-15-2019, 09:50 AM
I interviewed in early December. Listed CRJ as preference. Got the "we want to hire you" email but still no CJO or confirmed class date. Should I be worried?


Yes, in many ways.

Have you seen the new bonus at Expressjet?

uipilot45x
01-15-2019, 10:02 AM
I interviewed in early December. Listed CRJ as preference. Got the "we want to hire you" email but still no CJO or confirmed class date. Should I be worried?

I got the call about 2-3 days after. Id follow up with your recruiter.


Violated
01-15-2019, 10:36 AM
Yes, in many ways.

Have you seen the new bonus at Expressjet?

Yes, but the domiciles don't really work for me.

Any insight as to why they would keep me on the line rather than send a TBNT email?

Erj135dude
01-15-2019, 12:34 PM
Yes, in many ways.

Have you seen the new bonus at Expressjet?

Tempting but look at those upgrade times.....

PontiusPilot
01-15-2019, 03:54 PM
Tempting but look at those upgrade times.....

Upgrade times are not linear. What really matters is when a new hire will upgrade... rather than the current junior captain DOH.

Yes, the junior captain is a 2011 hire. Just 200 seniority numbers junior to him are 2016 hires. Many of them are bypassing. Upgrade time will be dropping quickly, and sooner than people think.

jpso
01-17-2019, 03:59 AM
I interviewed in early December. Listed CRJ as preference. Got the "we want to hire you" email but still no CJO or confirmed class date. Should I be worried?

Follow up with your recruiter or whoever you've been talking with. There are other options out there, but if your reason for SKW is a specific base than those other carriers may not matter to you.

jcullen4
01-18-2019, 03:52 PM
I interviewed in early December. Listed CRJ as preference. Got the "we want to hire you" email but still no CJO or confirmed class date. Should I be worried?


I interviewed lat November. Didn't hear anything for a week. Contacted recruiter. Said I'd hear within a week. Never heard, figured I didn't get the job. Then got the call. Don't be afraid to stay on your recruiter. You have a right to know, asap.

rickair7777
01-19-2019, 05:54 AM
You have a right to know, asap.

Actually, you don't. At all.

If you don't get an answer right away it means they are either still researching your background for some reason, possibly waiting for info they've asked for from other employers, or you were ranked on the low side and they're trying to hire better candidates. In the later case they might keep you on the back burner in case they come up short in the near future, ie you are their "Plan B".

I wouldn't take it personally, if you have more immediate options and are in a hurry, exercise your other options. If you really need a SKW domicile or geography, then wait and see.

In either case it does not hurt at all to show interest by following up gently, perhaps every two weeks. If you really wanted the job in the first place, you should have sent a formal thank you letter after the interview, re-affirming your desire to work there. If they're on the fence about you the human touch might help... especially if they're on the fence about your people skills.

jcullen4
01-20-2019, 07:36 AM
Actually, you don't. At all.

If you don't get an answer right away it means they are either still researching your background for some reason, possibly waiting for info they've asked for from other employers, or you were ranked on the low side and they're trying to hire better candidates. In the later case they might keep you on the back burner in case they come up short in the near future, ie you are their "Plan B".

I wouldn't take it personally, if you have more immediate options and are in a hurry, exercise your other options. If you really need a SKW domicile or geography, then wait and see.

In either case it does not hurt at all to show interest by following up gently, perhaps every two weeks. If you really wanted the job in the first place, you should have sent a formal thank you letter after the interview, re-affirming your desire to work there. If they're on the fence about you the human touch might help... especially if they're on the fence about your people skills.


Damnit, Rick. You're right. I'm wrong :( In all seriousness, though, Rick is right. But it is frustrating to have to wait and wait, especially when a lot of the gouges state they received an offer a day later. It felt like forever for me, and I was starting to worry if I should apply elsewhere, schedule interviews, etc etc, while at the same time I didn't want to move forward with someone else if I could go to SKW. I think they know it's tough for us to have to wait, but at the same time, there is of course a reason why it might take a while.

Violated
01-20-2019, 08:54 AM
A little update on this and thank you for the responses. I am still in contact with the recruiter and told that they still want me in the next class tbd. SKW is the only regional that interests me and I have a good corporate gig if this doesn't happen. I expected a quicker outcome based upon internet accounts but I'm just going to continue waiting for the time being.

rickair7777
01-20-2019, 09:12 AM
Damnit, Rick. You're right. I'm wrong :( In all seriousness, though, Rick is right. But it is frustrating to have to wait and wait, especially when a lot of the gouges state they received an offer a day later. It felt like forever for me, and I was starting to worry if I should apply elsewhere, schedule interviews, etc etc, while at the same time I didn't want to move forward with someone else if I could go to SKW. I think they know it's tough for us to have to wait, but at the same time, there is of course a reason why it might take a while.

I got hired on the spot, but that was only because they had seats to fill in a class the following Monday. Lot's of possible factors, maybe it's you, maybe it's not. Don't lose sleep over it, airline hiring seems arbitrary, illogical and unpredictable from the pilot's perspective... even more so at the bigs.

Although it's actually better now than in decades past. Before they had the interwebs, all they could evaluate applicants on was what they put on a paper form. So most folks who had 1000 TPIC at a commuter would get called to interview... but they would interview 20, and only hire 0-3. Literally 0-15% chance once you got the interview. And it was real easy to get flagged as not eligible to re-apply.

Nowadays they ask more detailed questions and generally are able to screen applicants better before they call them. In general, if you get called, they think they want to hire you based on what they know about you from the app. Unless any skeletons pop up, the job is yours to lose. Even the bigs probably hire 70-80%+ at the interview these days. Once you get called.