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no1pilot2000

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I have a question for current airline pilots. Eventually, the airlines will start hiring again. Let's use Southwest Airlines for an example. Individuals attend an interview at SWA. All the interviewees are well qualified to to flying for SWA. But in the end, only the few luck ones get the job offer from Southwest. WHAT non-flying qualities does the recruiting powers that be at Southwest determine whether or not to hire a person to fly for the company?
 

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College degree , masters degree, military, can you speak English, type of experience, credit rating, where you live, does your belt match your shoes, do you look like the guy that cut in line in-front of the interviewer last week...that is a far too vague question...and there are many, many answers.
 

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I think a lot of interviewers look for someone that has even a remote interest in the other people in the room. The best thing you can do in an interview is ask the people on the other side of the table a question about themselves. JP
 

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" ask... a question about themselves..."

NOT a good idea IMHO.

Can you give an example?

You mean like:

- " Where did you get THOSE shoes?"

- " Is that a picture of your Daughter? How old is she?"

- " Do you really like working here?"

- " Do you think these pants make my c ock look too big?"
 
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I would get the logbooks updated, Hiring may happen at the airlines sooner than many think.

Best advice is be honest, do not cross your arms or legs, do not lean back, use the STAR method to answer you questions, (DAL loves this) and have a point to every answer that you arrive to quickly and thoroughly.

Also make sure your log books, resume, application and other required documentation is flawless and done correctly. It is quite annoying to the interviewers to have to spend 30 minutes in "inconsistencies" in your application or other documents. Remember that this is what they do and your little error is just the same error that another guy made earlier, the day before and the day before that. It gets old.
 

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no1pilot2000:

It's the same as interviewing for any other competitive position. Interviewers want somebody who will be a good employee and will get along with others.
 

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You'd never make it to the interview if you weren't fully qualified, so mostly they are just trying to find out the intangibles. Honesty, integrity, responsibility, etc. Never blame anything on someone else, don't talk bad about former employers. Mostly they are just trying to figure out if they could stand to be in the cockpit with you for four days straight.
 

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I would get the logbooks updated, Hiring may happen at the airlines sooner than many think.
Airlines still losing billions of dollars every year, economy still shedding close to 200,000 jobs a month, unemployment rate at 10.2%, and a million people are still getting kicked out of their house every 3 months. The current administration could probably use you in DC helping improve consumer confidence. I don't see the airlines doing any major hiring over the next couple years but hopefully I am wrong.
 

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Airlines still losing billions of dollars every year, economy still shedding close to 200,000 jobs a month, unemployment rate at 10.2%, and a million people are still getting kicked out of their house every 3 months. The current administration could probably use you in DC helping improve consumer confidence. I don't see the airlines doing any major hiring over the next couple years but hopefully I am wrong.
You are not wrong... It will be far longer than anyone around here thinks (at least before any of the decent airlines hire in any significant numbers again.)

The economy is still a serious wreck, the dollar is dropping faster than Gen Lee's sister's pink panties, and Obama is doing everything he can to ensure that we wind up as a second-rate two-bit POS european style economy.... (Just spreading the misery around.)

These silly experiments with socialism have been tried before, and they have always wrecked every country they were applied to. The turning point will come when the political winds change. When we get some people in congress who have some inkling of an idea that the resources of our government are not limitless, things will pick up. As long as nancy, barney, and barak are continuing this insane spending orgy, things are gonna really, really suck.

-It is gonna be a while. A long, long while.

(Barak Hussein Obama, mmmm, mmmm, moron.)
 

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I hope "SWA" was just a random example. We barely have a people dept. anymore in Dallas. I don't see pilot interviews for at least 3 more years.
 

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Airlines still losing billions of dollars every year, economy still shedding close to 200,000 jobs a month, unemployment rate at 10.2%, and a million people are still getting kicked out of their house every 3 months. The current administration could probably use you in DC helping improve consumer confidence. I don't see the airlines doing any major hiring over the next couple years but hopefully I am wrong.
You're not wrong. You, among many of the few here, have taken Economics 101 at your local community college.
 

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Dollar vs Euro: approximate dates

1-1-2000(bush takes office): 1.0131

1-1-2003(r's totally in charge): 1.0622

7-1-2008: 1.5759

total change of 35%

1-1-2009:(bush gone, O in): 1.3244

11-06-2009: 1.4862

total change of 11%

Last 10yrs: Low vs. High

Low: 26oct2000: .8252
High: 16jul2008: 1.5888

difference of 58%

Yeah its all Obama and the Dems fault










You are not wrong... It will be far longer than anyone around here thinks (at least before any of the decent airlines hire in any significant numbers again.)

The economy is still a serious wreck, the dollar is dropping faster than Gen Lee's sister's pink panties, and Obama is doing everything he can to ensure that we wind up as a second-rate two-bit POS european style economy.... (Just spreading the misery around.)

These silly experiments with socialism have been tried before, and they have always wrecked every country they were applied to. The turning point will come when the political winds change. When we get some people in congress who have some inkling of an idea that the resources of our government are not limitless, things will pick up. As long as nancy, barney, and barak are continuing this insane spending orgy, things are gonna really, really suck.

-It is gonna be a while. A long, long while.

(Barak Hussein Obama, mmmm, mmmm, moron.)
 

northstar

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Dollar vs Euro: approximate dates

1-1-2000(bush takes office): 1.0131

1-1-2003(r's totally in charge): 1.0622

7-1-2008: 1.5759

total change of 35%

1-1-2009:(bush gone, O in): 1.3244

11-06-2009: 1.4862

total change of 11%

Last 10yrs: Low vs. High

Low: 26oct2000: .8252
High: 16jul2008: 1.5888

difference of 58%

Yeah its all Obama and the Dems fault
Wow! Thank's Mr. Genius Statistician! I'm very enlightened now. And to think, this all coming from a guy that can't even spell "a lot" right in his profile.
 

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Wow! What a DOUCH. Thanks for the grammar lesson Mr. Northstar(since you are the grammar expert, should northstar be capitalized or not?). I post a few FACTUAL NUMBERS vs. crj567's anti Obama rantings and that is all you can come back with? Could not even refute the numbers. Let my guess you get your news from fox, rush, hannity and the crybaby beck. Obtw, should there be an ' in Thank's??


Wow! Thank's Mr. Genius Statistician! I'm very enlightened now. And to think, this all coming from a guy that can't even spell "a lot" right in his profile.
 

no1pilot2000

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I used SWA because they are a popular airline for pilots to apply to when they were hiring. This question could apply to any airline.
 

say again

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Wow! What a DOUCH. Thanks for the grammar lesson Mr. Northstar(since you are the grammar expert, should northstar be capitalized or not?). I post a few FACTUAL NUMBERS vs. crj567's anti Obama rantings and that is all you can come back with? Could not even refute the numbers. Let my guess you get your news from fox, rush, hannity and the crybaby beck. Obtw, should there be an ' in Thank's??

Obama sucks!!!
 

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I hate interviews. They suck. I failed miserably at my alaska interview. I could not even tell you why other than I was having a very bad day. I totally blew it. I knew I blew it right there. I hate staring at 3 people with clipboards, in a dimly lit room whose sole purpose is to judge me. I do not recommend professional interview prep. Go in as yourself and wing it.
 

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They all suck! Both D's and R's. We have not had a good President since Teddy R. That being said, he has only been in office about 10 months. A little to early to tell how bad he sucks. W and the boys had 8 yrs, with total control of all 3 branches for 6. What great accomplishments did they provide us? Since the year I was born the R's have been in office 26 yrs and the D's 13. The R's like to blame Clinton on OBL and 9/11, even though it happened on their watch, but want to blame the financial meltdown on Obama. Can't have it both ways boys!



Obama sucks!!!
 

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They all suck! Both D's and R's. We have not had a good President since Teddy R. That being said, he has only been in office about 10 months. A little to early to tell how bad he sucks. W and the boys had 8 yrs, with total control of all 3 branches for 6. What great accomplishments did they provide us? Since the year I was born the R's have been in office 26 yrs and the D's 13. The R's like to blame Clinton on OBL and 9/11, even though it happened on their watch, but want to blame the financial meltdown on Obama. Can't have it both ways boys!
The root cause of the financial meltdown is simple: Social engineering. once the govt. started trying to force banks to "loosen up lending rules" so that everyone could have a shot at "the american dream," things began to fall apart. Eventually, the banks couldn't find any investors stupid enough to buy the securities backed with their crazy loans, the govt stepped in and had Freddie and Fannie buy them, then turn around and sell them as repackaged bonds to nations who actually have money these days-like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, and China.

The meltdown is simple-the system tried to correct itself, tried to work out all the riff-raff companies, but unfortunately, the worst of the riff-raf was Freddiie and Fannie themselves. This whole mess was created because Clinton, Barney, Chris Dodd, and all sorts of other libs wanted to make everyone fell better about themselves. People feel real good when they can take out 125% on a house with no downpayment, get a 3-yr interest-only loan and go buy the biggest, badest Escalade wih 28" rims..... And some sweet pimped-out gold teeth-with little diamonds implated in them. They feel real good for just about 3 years.

-Guess who wants to "loosen lending standards" again, and "open up lending to disadvantaged people again?" Hint: It ain't W.
 

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Wow! Thank's Mr. Genius Statistician! I'm very enlightened now. And to think, this all coming from a guy that can't even spell "a lot" right in his profile.

Whether he spells Alot ALOTT a lot doesn't mater to the fact. he is right the dollar was at it's lowest value to the Euro in summer of 08 since then it has Climbed a bit but now it is falling.. Which Is good for many of us who have lost jobs and now work over sea. cuz Our new Checks are going much farther at home, Plus I know many people coming to the USA spending on vacations, airline tickets and investing. so this low dollar increasing spending in OUr country and brings in more cash to our Tax coffers.
My 2 cents/ or I mean Now 3 cents
 
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