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Old 05-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #101  
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Yep, great town! Were you at MTSU? I didn't go to Vandy...just a fan.
Yep. 2001. Then left for an instructing job. Finally finished my degree 10 yrs later. I know, I'm a slacker
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #102  
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #103  
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Don't know ... day we were in they interviewed 8; sent a very cool F18 demo pilot home and the F15 bubbas did not make it past the first day. The two of us who were hired were surprised, since we figured the other candidates were so good. Delta hired 2 of 8 which seemed to be about average among those I talked to. Can't believe that many are "blowing it."
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #105  
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It's a good thread, they just get side tracked a lot away from information for those still looking from the outside in.
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9/10 were hired the day I interviewed. I went first, so everyone else must have looked freaking incredible after I set the bar so low.
I think the first group interviewed in 2010 hired 3 out of 12. VP of Flight Ops was watching the process and commented to the hiring folks, "If we keep this up we won't meet our quota". Thankfully, I was in the third group interviewed and they hired 7 out of 12.

I prepped with Judy Tarver of www.fltops.com (now http://fapa.aero) and she helped my interview skills tremendously.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:40 AM   #107  
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I prepped with Judy Tarver of www.fltops.com (now FAPA.aero | Future & Active Pilot Advisors) and she helped my interview skills tremendously.
I too used Judy. She was great. I only did the prep with her because I needed her advice on how to explain some...issues...in my work history. I don't think its necessary unless you need the extra confidence, which she definitely provided.


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Not true. BUT! If you have higher time you need to make yourself stand out. A 10000 hour applicant who was a check airmen will get the call before the 10000 hour straight line pilot.
Over all that's probably true. But I'd say its more a matter of correlation than it is cause.

The 10000+ hour straight line pilot (which ironically is probably the vast majority of pilots at any legacy) has, more often than not, either found a pasture to graze in with no sense of urgency to move on. Or maybe a few can't move on for various competitive reasons (no degree and most upward movements require one, etc). You have some that just fall through the cracks.

But at the same time I'm constantly running into pilots at various career stages that would like to move on but never applied or never updated, don't network, don't prepare at all even if they do score an interview, etc. I think DL, as well as any airline, does value higher time as long as it isn't just the product of being lazy or unambitious and is coupled with a little more evidence of well rounded motivation on the part of the applicant. If you've been at it that long, they are probably going to want to see something else besides time building. Everyone brings up check airman and that's great, but those positions are few and far between and they know that. But there are many, many other things on and off the job that will frost someone's resume cake just as well.

There's a lot of lower time pilots that do just that. And a lot of higher time pilots that do little to nothing "extra", don't prepare and don't network and sit around wondering why they don't get the call and blame it on being high time.
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Yep, great town! Were you at MTSU? I didn't go to Vandy...just a fan.
No Commode Dores will be hired going forward.

In all seriousness, ya'll go tthe gouge on what to wear to the interview, right?
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