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Old 01-17-2015, 02:25 PM
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What's the preferential hiring?
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:48 PM
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What's the preferential hiring?
That's a fancy way of saying "The Pool"....
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NASA Launches Single-Pilot Airliner Study

Rockwell Collins has been tapped to lead a NASA-sponsored study into "single pilot" operations of commercial airliners. In a news release last month, the company said the study will determine the feasibility of SPO in airliners while acknowledging the considerable barriers in the way. "The aviation industry has been looking at the potential for single-pilot operations for quite some time to address concerns about future pilot shortages, but there are a number of technical, certification and policy considerations that must be addressed along the way," said John Borghese, vice president of Rockwell Collins' Advanced Technology Center, in a statement. While there might only be one pilot on board the aircraft, that doesn't necessarily mean he or she will be alone in operating the flight.

NASA is also looking at the feasibility of having some aspects of an airliner's flight operated from ground stations. Source: AV Web
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:53 PM
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I'm going to the FAPA job fair in Miami on the 23rd just to talk to Atlas. Will it be worth it? I barely meet the minimums. Any advice for talking to the recruiters that will be there? I like the schedule, equipment, type of flying. Love both the 767 and 747. Thanks all.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
Any advice for talking to the recruiters that will be there?
Depending on how much time you get with the recruiters in your speed dating experience, the most common questions asked;

Why Atlas?
What do you know about us, our schedules, our business?
Is being gone 17+ days a problem for you?
Why do you think you'd be a good fit for Atlas?
Why do you think Atlas would be a good fit for you?
Why do you want to leave your current job?
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:37 AM
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Question Jan 6-8 2015 interviewees

Any Jan 6-8 interviewees who got a positive email already want to PM and compare notes?
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Originally Posted by John Carr View Post
Depending on how much time you get with the recruiters in your speed dating experience, the most common questions asked;

Why Atlas?
What do you know about us, our schedules, our business?
Is being gone 17+ days a problem for you?
Why do you think you'd be a good fit for Atlas?
Why do you think Atlas would be a good fit for you?
Why do you want to leave your current job?
Thanks for the info. I really want to go work for Atlas, I'm going to continue to read as much as possible about Atlas
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:59 AM
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Which company rep. from Atlas will be at the job fair in MIA on Friday? I plan on attending and never been to a job fair before. Starts at 8 and goes all day. I got a seniority number a few days ago. Anyone have info on how helpful attending can be on getting interviewed/hired at Atlas?
Any other info on job fairs like this?
I see some airlines will conduct interviews on the spot.
Only interested in Atlas!
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Of the many things Atlas does not communicate with us, however internal promotions seem top priority these days, what job fair and who's going is one of them. We get very little communication from the company and recruitment is part of that long list of things they don't share.

But worry not, most likely it will be similar players form past recruitment events meaning someone from HR and possibly even MIA. As far as I am aware, Women In Aviation and OBAP are the only two they take pilots with them to help recruit (but that is just a guess on my part)

Now, as for advice, keeping in mind I have not been to this type of job fair so I don't particularly know exactly how it works there; here is my advice:

1. BE YOURSELF!! By far #1 item on the list! This isn't a "who's the smartest of them all" contest, this is our recruiters looking for warm, friendly, confident personalities that they'd love to be in an office with for 14h at a time, let along flying with fellow pilots. We don't want to fly with someone that after the 14th hour we are ready to ditch on the overnight/overday.

2. Have a few "tell me a time when" knock-your-socks-off stories just in case they ask. If you can tell a good story, you are fun to fly with!

3. Be interested in THEM! How fun is it flying with someone who's only subject of conversation is "I" and "me"?? The key to being a good conversationalist is to talk about fun stuff and be interested in the story of others you are flying with. Not sure how much time you will have with the recruiters but if you have a moment, find a good "I'm interested in YOU" question to ask them (about Atlas).

4. DO NOT VISIT ATLAS ONLY AND AS THE FIRST BOOTH YOU VISIT! I can't stress this enough. It's a job fair, you are expected to visit more than one booth, DO IT! It is good job fair strategy to go to every booth and let them know this is the only airline for you, it's normal. Let those other booths be your "practice booths" so that you make your mistakes there vs at the Atlas booth. You'll gain a good talk strategy that way and approach the Atlas recruiters with much more confidence having used the other airlines as your practice grounds.

Those are the top 4, If I think of more I'll post them, good luck!
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Originally Posted by worldfr8dog View Post
Of the many things Atlas does not communicate with us, however internal promotions seem top priority these days, what job fair and who's going is one of them. We get very little communication from the company and recruitment is part of that long list of things they don't share.

But worry not, most likely it will be similar players form past recruitment events meaning someone from HR and possibly even MIA. As far as I am aware, Women In Aviation and OBAP are the only two they take pilots with them to help recruit (but that is just a guess on my part)

Now, as for advice, keeping in mind I have not been to this type of job fair so I don't particularly know exactly how it works there; here is my advice:

1. BE YOURSELF!! By far #1 item on the list! This isn't a "who's the smartest of them all" contest, this is our recruiters looking for warm, friendly, confident personalities that they'd love to be in an office with for 14h at a time, let along flying with fellow pilots. We don't want to fly with someone that after the 14th hour we are ready to ditch on the overnight/overday.

2. Have a few "tell me a time when" knock-your-socks-off stories just in case they ask. If you can tell a good story, you are fun to fly with!

3. Be interested in THEM! How fun is it flying with someone who's only subject of conversation is "I" and "me"?? The key to being a good conversationalist is to talk about fun stuff and be interested in the story of others you are flying with. Not sure how much time you will have with the recruiters but if you have a moment, find a good "I'm interested in YOU" question to ask them (about Atlas).

4. DO NOT VISIT ATLAS ONLY AND AS THE FIRST BOOTH YOU VISIT! I can't stress this enough. It's a job fair, you are expected to visit more than one booth, DO IT! It is good job fair strategy to go to every booth and let them know this is the only airline for you, it's normal. Let those other booths be your "practice booths" so that you make your mistakes there vs at the Atlas booth. You'll gain a good talk strategy that way and approach the Atlas recruiters with much more confidence having used the other airlines as your practice grounds.

Those are the top 4, If I think of more I'll post them, good luck!
OK your response is to good for just a PM reply. Thank you for posting that info. I agree with it completely, especially #4. Practice with the others and finish and score big at Atlas. The first time I interviewed with Polar was when all the Tower Air guys lost their jobs and I was the only Twin Piston driver there..LOL. A lot has happened between then and now. Still working on it. Maybe see other wannabees on Friday.
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