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advice after resigning from training

updraft

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I rescently resigned from a company because I got behind during training. Flows and callouts were my weak areas. This was partially because I did not work well with my sim partner. I'm sure I'm not the first or the last. How do I go about answering that question on another 121 application/ interview and keep it positive? Good learning experience I got behind learned to study flows first day of training. ?? I have gone back to flight instructing in the mean time.
 

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Your best bet is to be honest. What were your issues to cause you to fall behind? Could you not get some of the 'aces' in the class to work with you? Depending on the attitude of the training department, if you come right out and tell them you're having some difficulty they usually go out of their way to help you out. Especially if you show that you're giving your max effort. Good luck to you.
 

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I think you answered your own question.

Why did you resign from training?

I got behind. I didn't study my flows or callouts as much as I should have. With the pace of training I was behind from the beginning and I was never able to catch up. I learned a lot from this experience and if I had it to do over again, I would start studying my flows and callouts as soon as that material was made available to me.

Your honest answer should be enough for them. If I was on the other side of the table and heard you say this, I would be MORE likely to hire you b/c you have seen what it takes to complete training. You were overwhelmed and failed your first time, but if I hire you and put you in training, you will probably be one of the top performers since you know what it takes to pass. You are now "experienced."
 

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Well that was pretty much it. I worked with a few other people in the class at various times. I was pretty hard on myself and was trying to do it all soo to speak. The first day in CPT I knew I was behind with the expanded flows and had 4 days in a row of it. There was no time to catch up between that and going into the sim. It kind of snowballed on me. If I had more time to work on it I could have gotten it. I got 1 extra session form the training dept.
 

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Illini said it perfectly. Next time around you'll be ahead of the game. Most airline training departments expect you to know your flows cold when you get to CPT's. Unfortunately a lot of guys coming from the CFI world are expecting to be taught how to do these flows. It's just what we expect as students. My first CPT instructor at my first regional told the class to think of flows as practicing lines for an acting audition. You wouldn't go into an audition without knowing your 'lines' would you? You're gonna ace your next program bro.
 

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Now I just gotta get my next program. I wonder when and how long that will take.
 
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updraft said:
I rescently resigned from a company because I got behind during training. Flows and callouts were my weak areas. This was partially because I did not work well with my sim partner. I'm sure I'm not the first or the last. How do I go about answering that question on another 121 application/ interview and keep it positive? Good learning experience I got behind learned to study flows first day of training. ?? I have gone back to flight instructing in the mean time.


What was your QOL during training?
 

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I was really excited. My dad got seriously ill though so that was on my mind. He is recovering.
 

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I know a couple of guys who had the same problem, got hired somewhere else and did just fine. Knowing what to expect will put you ahead of the game the next time.
 

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Good to hear ud. Apparently you had an emotional stressor that hindered your performance in school. Hey man it happens. Acknowledge that during your next interview. Don't embellish but do be honest.
 

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So now it's just to get another interview. I have sent to a bunch of places. Should I worry about training records? I didn't take a checkride or anything. I got above 90 on all my groundschool tests.
 

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Get a job at Home Depot.

No "flows" there...

better pay, QOL, management. A future.

Why stress over this profession?
 

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ok cool. good to hear that from someone who has been through 121 stuff before. I am so new to it I was worried about the PIRA.
 

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Good luck next interview UD, one more thing, then I'll leave. Don't make excuses for yourself, but be honest about what happened. You don't sound like you would do that, but the folks doing the hiring hate to hear someone blame their past problems on someone/something else. It comes across as whining. Again, I'm not saying that that is something you would do, I'm just putting this out there.

Good luck!
 
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