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Old 04-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #1  
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Here is the latest poop.

We are reopening the pilot application process the morning of Wednesday, April 11th.
We are excited to continue the hiring process and need your help spreading the following helpful application tips:
Yes, the “rumor” is true! We are reopening the pilot application process the morning of Wednesday, April 11th. We are excited to continue the hiring process and need your help spreading the following helpful application tips:

Only online applications are accepted via https://careers.alaskaair.com/Alaska-CareerOps.asp starting Wednesday, April 11th.
The requisition will be open for 7 days; closing at 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 18th.
All qualified candidates currently on the requisition posted in October 2011, will receive an email notifying them of the posting window and the need to reapply.
All applicants who applied or were interviewed, but unsuccessful, last hiring window are eligible to reapply.
The hiring team will review resumes once the requisition closes. We are looking for best qualified and don`t provide preference to those that applied first.
The system will accept an infinite number of applications.
The REQUIRED browser is Internet Explorer 8 or above. In order to successfully submit your application, you MUST use this browser.
The online application process takes approximately 30 minutes. Be prepared to supply 10 years of work experience plus your high school information as well as any secondary education.
A current resume is a required part of the application process. Once your application is submitted, your resume cannot be edited or deleted.
Candidates are able to attach up to five letters of recommendation. To do this, they must click on the “My Career Tools” section on the careers page (upper right hand corner) and navigate to the section titled “Cover Letters and Attachments”. They will then be prompted to add attachment and list the document title.
Please read each question with care and not rush through the application. This will ensure the application is processed correctly and given full consideration for an interview. Due to the selection process being highly competitive, it is critical the application has accurate information.

Please encourage your referrals to apply during the week following April 11th, not necessarily on April 11th. As witnessed last time, too many candidates applying at the same time slows down the system and causes possible inactivity.
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Thank you for the info, greatly appreciated! Do you know if they have the same basic requirements as last time? And if you've had people walk in resumes and done meet and greets and such, are recc. letters also needed from them or is that good enough?
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Thank you for the info, greatly appreciated! Do you know if they have the same basic requirements as last time? And if you've had people walk in resumes and done meet and greets and such, are recc. letters also needed from them or is that good enough?
I'm sorry I don't know anything more. I suspect the system is points based and you would get more points for letters of recommendation. If I learn more I will post it.
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Thank you for the info, greatly appreciated! Do you know if they have the same basic requirements as last time? And if you've had people walk in resumes and done meet and greets and such, are recc. letters also needed from them or is that good enough?
You wouldn't happen to remember those basic requirements from your last experience, would you?
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You wouldn't happen to remember those basic requirements from your last experience, would you?
I think 3000 TT, 1000 Multi Turbine PIC, 4 year degree, community service, and (non listed) but at least a few reccs....
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General thoughts please.....

Is there any value given to external Reccs? I am a fresh out of the AF guy who doesn't know a lot of people at Alaska Airlines. I am working a contract gig in Afghanistan hopefully waiting for a career at AS. I can't build connections now because of my location. When I get home to Anchorage next month, I will hit the streets hard. Should I have my external refs write up some stuff for me?

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I think 3000 TT, 1000 Multi Turbine PIC, 4 year degree, community service, and (non listed) but at least a few reccs....

Do you have to state why you were required to do community service? What if you were just simply paroled? Or just paid the fine? Would a letter of rec from your paroling officer be acceptable as a recommendation letter? What about the ankle bracelet, is that considered poor form to wear that to the interview?
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Do you have to state why you were required to do community service? What if you were just simply paroled? Or just paid the fine? Would a letter of rec from your paroling officer be acceptable as a recommendation letter? What about the ankle bracelet, is that considered poor form to wear that to the interview?
Haha awesome. On that note I should have mentioned this isn't technically required but I've been told by numerous reliable sources that HR is really big on it... And yeah, I think your parole officer might be mad if you took it off for the interview.
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Oh yeah, I'm pretty sure you must be a non-smoker.
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General thoughts please.....

Is there any value given to external Reccs? I am a fresh out of the AF guy who doesn't know a lot of people at Alaska Airlines. I am working a contract gig in Afghanistan hopefully waiting for a career at AS. I can't build connections now because of my location. When I get home to Anchorage next month, I will hit the streets hard. Should I have my external refs write up some stuff for me?

Thoughts?
I'm just a line pilot, but my thoughts are that an external letter won't do you much good. When you get home, do your best to network with any pilots you know who work here. Multiple letters attached to your application or a few personal introductions at job fairs are pretty much required to get an interview.
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