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alvrb211
09-26-2007, 09:48 AM
Hey guys,

I'm looking for an answer here from someone who "knows" about recruiting at the majors.

Many moons ago I completed 92 college credits. I then made the switch and got into flying.
I'm 11 classes away from completing a seperate degree at ERAU. I have a total of 153 combined college credits to date.

I have more than enough turbojet PIC to go anywhere. I will complete the remaining 11 classes and graduate next year.

Given that my combined credits exceed 120/4 years of college already, what are my chances of a job at a legacy/Purple/Brown in the interim?

ALV


7576FO
09-26-2007, 09:51 AM
I've heard that interviewing while currently enrolled and attending college goes well. Had several friends get hired without the actual diploma.
Just be able to prove you're actually currently working on it. Like most recent test scores ect.

But don't take my word for it. The magic dart on the hiring dartboard got me here.

Octobersky
09-27-2007, 09:19 AM
It is possible, especially if you are working towards a degree. If not, you might want to start.


crewdawg52
09-28-2007, 06:27 AM
Gotta remember you'll be competing with others who have the same hrs, and a degree. The degree does act as a tie breaker in alot of cases.

JDriver
09-28-2007, 05:50 PM
How many hours do you consider enough? A friend of mine just got hired at brown with about 5,000TT(Mil/Civ)3500PIC-All multi-engine turbo jet/prop.



"Given that my combined credits exceed 120/4 years of college already, what are my chances of a job at a legacy/Purple/Brown in the interim?"

It depends on the airline. FDX currently has about 12K applicants. I dont know exactly how many of these applicants have degrees, but I would tend to think that most of them do. Everyone in my newhire class had a degree.

Octobersky
09-29-2007, 07:08 AM
How many hours do you consider enough? A friend of mine just got hired at brown with about 5,000TT(Mil/Civ)3500PIC-All multi-engine turbo jet/prop.



"Given that my combined credits exceed 120/4 years of college already, what are my chances of a job at a legacy/Purple/Brown in the interim?"

It depends on the airline. FDX currently has about 12K applicants. I dont know exactly how many of these applicants have degrees, but I would tend to think that most of them do. Everyone in my newhire class had a degree.

They all have degrees. FDX requires a four year college degree.

alvrb211
09-29-2007, 11:15 AM
I have 7000 TT with 2500 jet pic. I guess "enough" is only "enough" once they offer you a class date.

As far as the degree goes, I'm months away from graduation. Hopefully a total of 7 years college will be enough too.



ALV

Russ
09-30-2007, 08:54 AM
Would a master's degree be a tie breaker if the other guy has a bachelor's?

SaltyDog
09-30-2007, 09:20 AM
alvrb211,
UPS hires without a 4 year degree. Not a showstopper, but not common either. Commensurate experience w/o degree is probably weighed in the decision. Since you have so many hours, etc and working on degree with end date, I'd would believe UPS considered qualified and hirable.

Would a master's degree be a tie breaker if the other guy has a bachelor's?
Russ,
Personally, At a large company, I wouldn't think so since am in the opinion that HR is not limited to either you or the other applicant. If you both are personable, meet the requirements, etc you will both get a job. Maybe one goes in the pool,etc. Now at the corporate level the masters may break one out because may only be one position.

alvrb211
09-30-2007, 10:06 AM
Thanks Saltydog.

AL

ewrbasedpilot
10-01-2007, 04:37 AM
CAL will no longer look at you w/o a degree. Apparently their are enough college educated cadidates to chose from. If you don't have the degree, then get busy working on it. Looks like this hiring cylce will last a few years, so there's a chance you'll still be eligible to get on where ever you'd like. Good luck.



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