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Old 08-24-2012, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by AeroCrewSolut View Post
The job fair is currently $99 to attend. The admission price includes all of the seminars and the job fair. The price will increase to $129 starting August 29th. I encourage all to book your ticket now at the lower price. Aero Crew Solutions offer a 100% refund if you are unable to attend. I am a pilot too and know that non-reving or jumpseating doesn't always work out right.

Atlas Air will be making a company presentation starting at noon. They will be allotted 45 minutes to speak and answer any questions you have about the company. There will be two HR representatives that will make recommendations to the HR Manager (DB) on who would be a good interview candidate.

Remember that the attire for the job fair is business formal (suit and tie). The most important thing to have for the job fair is a great attitude. It makes all the difference with the recruiters. Do your homework on the company and come prepared.

As of today we only have 26 people who are interested in talking to Atlas. The lines should not be too long. You will have 5 hours to talk to the recruiters. If anybody has any questions please PM. Good luck.

Hotel Update

The Sheraton has extending the cutoff date for booking a hotel room under the group rate. It has been extended until August 31st. You can book a room directly through our website.
Any information on the competitive qualifications to get an interview?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:13 AM
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I also will be in attendance! I look forward to meeting the recruiters and fellow applicants!
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:58 AM
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This entire thread was instrumental in preparing me for my interview a year ago. As soon as I got back to my hotel room, I jotted down detailed notes so that it would be fresh. As a 'thank-you' to this thread and all who contributed, here's my offering to those with upcoming interviews.

Names and specific details were omitted to protect the guilty. Please excuse the incomplete sentences and overall bad grammar.

Mind you, this was a year ago, so it's anyone's guess as to how the upcoming interviews will be conducted.

Stayed at the Courtyard Marriott, as did most of interviewees. Shuttle drives through the departure level at MIA every 15 mins, so just wait for the big red Marriott van and flag it down. There is a Champion's sportsbar in the Courtyard and there were a lot of Atlas crew/trainees/applicants in and out of there. Happy hour is 4-7.

A van was scheduled to depart at 06:40 for the training center. You could take bags with you if needed or leave at hotel concierge. If you take to Atlas, they have a storage room you can leave them in and they are very cool about it.

Breakfast doesn't start until 6:30 and the van is at 6:40 so you don't have time to eat. Plan accordingly. There is a Starbucks next doors in the Marriott.

The training facility is just east of Land Mark Aviation (formerly Signature) on 36th Ave.

Introductions

Repeatedly reminded that there were no hidden cameras, no agenda, no trickery. If you are thirsty, grab a bottle of water. Shown where the coffee machine was. He Joked that he mentioned to one interview group that he likes chocolate chip cookies, so at lunch NO ONE touched them. We all laughed and he re-emphasized take or do what you needed as far as restrooms, food, or drink.

Video/Power Point Presentation about Atlas history/growth/success.

Started paperwork. Some paperwork required blue ink, so they suggested that you did everything in blue so you don't screw it up. They offered blue pens to those who had black, which was just about everybody.

First four were called back to start interviews, the rest of us started paperwork.

Girl came in to administer the essay. Given a note pad and 30 mins.

My first interview was the employment background.

Next, was the tech interview.


Lunch. Catered with finger sandwiches/wraps, sodas, cookies, salads. Very nice. During this time a recently retired line capt, now indoc instructor, came in and ate with us while answering questions.


HR interview.

After hr interview had some free time to finish up and double-check my paperwork and hang out until my turn for the tour. This was about 20-30 mins. A 16 year ANC capt that was on break from recurrent wandered in and chatted with us and answered questions.

Facility tour. One group timed it right and was able to get into the new -400 sim.

Overall, it was a great and non-threatening environment. They emphasized over and over that they wanted you to succeed and you were there because they wanted to hire you. It was just a final opportunity to make sure that you are a fit for Atlas and the Atlas lifestyle is a fit for you.

Stuff I'd recommend you bring:
Blue pen
All of your PRIA info (mainly 5 year employment with addresses and phone #'s)
A couple of copies of your completed application (was about to turn mine in when I noticed a smudge on one page. Good thing I had a backup)
Copy of the Pre-qual sheet you had filled out when you first applied (some applicants PAQ's got lost in the system, so they wanted them filled out again). Make sure you have your original docs, too.

Good luck!!


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Old 08-24-2012, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GVAV8TOR View Post
I think he was referring to the cargo that is carried on the aircraft. I've heard Atlas moves anything and everything from Formula 1 cars to someones personal Lamborghini, and probably even a few cases of rubber dog $hit out of of Hong Kong.
Funny! I flew a trip within the last six months that had the Ferrari, Sauber, and Scuderia Torro Rosso teams equipment and cars on board. On the same flight was a personal Lamborghini being delivered to its future owner.

The rubber dog $hit out of Hong Kong...I am not sure if I have carried it, but if I have, I probably would not tell you
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:36 PM
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For those going to Miami for the interview... The Days Inn, Comfort Inn, and Holiday Inn Express are available as well. You'll have to walk to the interview but they are all on 36th so that's not a problem. When I interviewed (2 1/2 years ago) I stayed at the Days Inn. It's not fancy but it is affordable. The walk to the crystal palace (that will make sense when you see the place) for the interview is only about 10 to 15 minutes. The Marriott Courtyard does have all the above mentioned accouterments but it is more expensive. Your choice. (The hotels on 36th are far closer to Bryson's Irish Pub.....reportedly the inspiration for George Lucas to write in the Tatooine bar scene in Star Wars 1).
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:42 PM
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Isaac may have something to say about walking to the interview on the 28th.

I say - go with "Prestige Worldwide" (At least that is what I like to call the van service from the Marriott)

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Old 08-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by rockyf15 View Post
I am currently batting .1000 on guys getting a call from internal recs submitted and .900 on those guys getting a job offer. The key to this whole thing I think is getting someone to submit your app through our internal rec email. Find an Atlas pilot, buy the first round and your in.. Great place to work, and only getting better I think.


If anyone would like to buy first round PM me and I will send you my schedule

As always my suggestion to everyone "DRINK HAVILY!!!!!"

Cheers,

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Old 08-24-2012, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Talon1011 View Post
The Marriott Courtyard does have all the above mentioned accouterments but it is more expensive.
FWIW, the Courtyard will give you Atlas's rate. I ended up using Marriott points instead, so I'm not sure how much you will save.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:08 PM
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Thanks UP Pilot! Great info. Can you, or anyone else shed some light on the type of questions or example of questions they ask in the HR interview? Can't find much info about that portion of the interview. Thanks

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This entire thread was instrumental in preparing me for my interview a year ago. As soon as I got back to my hotel room, I jotted down detailed notes so that it would be fresh. As a 'thank-you' to this thread and all who contributed, here's my offering to those with upcoming interviews.

Names and specific details were omitted to protect the guilty. Please excuse the incomplete sentences and overall bad grammar.

Mind you, this was a year ago, so it's anyone's guess as to how the upcoming interviews will be conducted.

Stayed at the Courtyard Marriott, as did most of interviewees. Shuttle drives through the departure level at MIA every 15 mins, so just wait for the big red Marriott van and flag it down. There is a Champion's sportsbar in the Courtyard and there were a lot of Atlas crew/trainees/applicants in and out of there. Happy hour is 4-7.

A van was scheduled to depart at 06:40 for the training center. You could take bags with you if needed or leave at hotel concierge. If you take to Atlas, they have a storage room you can leave them in and they are very cool about it.

Breakfast doesn't start until 6:30 and the van is at 6:40 so you don't have time to eat. Plan accordingly. There is a Starbucks next doors in the Marriott.

The training facility is just east of Land Mark Aviation (formerly Signature) on 36th Ave.

Introductions

Repeatedly reminded that there were no hidden cameras, no agenda, no trickery. If you are thirsty, grab a bottle of water. Shown where the coffee machine was. He Joked that he mentioned to one interview group that he likes chocolate chip cookies, so at lunch NO ONE touched them. We all laughed and he re-emphasized take or do what you needed as far as restrooms, food, or drink.

Video/Power Point Presentation about Atlas history/growth/success.

Started paperwork. Some paperwork required blue ink, so they suggested that you did everything in blue so you don't screw it up. They offered blue pens to those who had black, which was just about everybody.

First four were called back to start interviews, the rest of us started paperwork.

Girl came in to administer the essay. Given a note pad and 30 mins.

My first interview was the employment background.

Next, was the tech interview.


Lunch. Catered with finger sandwiches/wraps, sodas, cookies, salads. Very nice. During this time a recently retired line capt, now indoc instructor, came in and ate with us while answering questions.


HR interview.

After hr interview had some free time to finish up and double-check my paperwork and hang out until my turn for the tour. This was about 20-30 mins. A 16 year ANC capt that was on break from recurrent wandered in and chatted with us and answered questions.

Facility tour. One group timed it right and was able to get into the new -400 sim.

Overall, it was a great and non-threatening environment. They emphasized over and over that they wanted you to succeed and you were there because they wanted to hire you. It was just a final opportunity to make sure that you are a fit for Atlas and the Atlas lifestyle is a fit for you.

Stuff I'd recommend you bring:
Blue pen
All of your PRIA info (mainly 5 year employment with addresses and phone #'s)
A couple of copies of your completed application (was about to turn mine in when I noticed a smudge on one page. Good thing I had a backup)
Copy of the Pre-qual sheet you had filled out when you first applied (some applicants PAQ's got lost in the system, so they wanted them filled out again). Make sure you have your original docs, too.

Good luck!!

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:33 PM
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We went from talking about the phone calls to the interview! Have folks been getting called?
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