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blesko

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Got a call from the recruiter at ExpressJet here earlier in the week with a request for an updated resume!! Anyone on the inside know where and how the hiring process at this point in time. I'm currently a 141 asst chief cfi with 1700 and 150 multi...just wondering, any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Express Jet is currently hiring people with as little as 600 hours (there were 2 of these in my class). Of course these people went to pilot factories, but your time is very competitive. The word at the training center is they are hiring until the end of the year. Classes are starting almost weekly and it can take anywhere from 1 week to 1 month before they call you for an interview. Good luck, feel free to pm me if you want anymore info.
 

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I'm in the same boat. I submitted an online resume in early June, and got a call on Tuesday from an intern requesting an updated resume.
 

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quite frankly I'm sick of ExpressJet.... it's a long story, but basically several times I've got calls "send resume", and got those "thanks but no thanks letters" and the "if you are interested in a job with expressjet, please visit our website and apply", blah blah... i got a call last week from a guy that said we are interested can you send an updated resume. 2 days later: "you don't match our experience level requirements"... whatever... I must have gone back and forth with them 5 times in the last year.
 

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You will get a call 2-4 weeks after sending in your updated resume to set up an interview a few weeks out! The process is very slow.
 

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"quite frankly I'm sick of ExpressJet..."


Wow! How can you be quite sick of anything at 700 hours? Douche.

Is that picture in your avatar the worst weather you've ever seen? Did you fly 500 miles around it or just stay on the ground. Enjoy your career at Mesa.
 

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Yep, flew all the way up to michigan to get around it... those green spots, their quite something, let me tell ya... Yea I am quite sick of ExpressJet - they are all screwey over there - they can't ever get anything right as far as the hiring dept goes. I had other interviews and am actually waiting a classdate at Piedmont, so it's not like I'm pressured to go anywhere ASAP.

Keep your smartass comments to yourself. Thank You.
 

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700 hours, still in college and you are already are 'over" any airline that do not call jump at you with your broad experience? Man are you in for a long career.
 

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PA Ho,

It is surprising how much you don't know. Maybe your comments are just flamebait but ... Well enjoy being part of that USAir family - let us know how that year 5 pay at $31 works out for you.
 
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PA31Ho said:
Yep, flew all the way up to michigan to get around it... those green spots, their quite something, let me tell ya... Yea I am quite sick of ExpressJet - they are all screwey over there - they can't ever get anything right as far as the hiring dept goes. I had other interviews and am actually waiting a classdate at Piedmont, so it's not like I'm pressured to go anywhere ASAP.

Keep your smartass comments to yourself. Thank You.

"Waaaaaa, they did'nt hire me, Waaaaaaaa, it's gonna be great at Piedmont,they were nice to me, Waaaaa"
 

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Ha................. if he is for real, he is going to be a real joy to fly with!!
 

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lj1313 said:
Ha................. if he is for real, he is going to be a real joy to fly with!!
I'd love to be a fly on the wall when those senior PDT and ALG eat him alive!!
 

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I don't care that they don't want me, all I said in the beginning is that they seem like they don't even know what's going on. I'm not upset that they didn't offer me a job...

lj1313: I have 700 hours and Piedmont wants me, I'm going to go with them... I am not being picky at all, so I don't know what all the fuss is about.

Sweatpro: yes, I will enjoy my time at USAir - flying for an airline at 700 hours... that's all I need and want.

Just sounds like you all are unhappy where you are and have to take it out on a rookie like myself.
 
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I am not unhappy where I am right now - better off than many. Just understand that at Peidmont you are going to be making $24 an hour for a wholly owned of USAir probably on reserve for a while. The initial excitement of wearing a damn uniform and being an "airline pilot" will wear off quickly. How many people are leaving there for elsewhere and why? Why do they hire you at 700 TT when that is half of their published mins?
 

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Because I went to Riddle... at least that's what they told me. Not that there is anything great about Riddle, actually I did their Online school - didn't even step foot on the real campus - and I really have no desire to.

But I'll fly for Santa Clause at 700 hours... People are leaving Piedmont, people are leaving ExpressJet, people are leaving ASA, Mesa, etc... a regional is not a great QOL for most people from what I understand, but at least I'll be making some money flying.

Yea, I know it'll get old after a while. Believe me, if I could get on with a corporate gig at 700 hours, I would much rather do that. But at least Piedmont is willing to give me an opportunity to fly their aircraft with my experience (or there lack of I should say).
 
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PA31Ho said:
Sweatpro: yes, I will enjoy my time at USAir - flying for an airline at 700 hours... that's all I need and want.
You have definetly earned the 'ho' nickname in my book. Get ready to have your yap shut many times by the Piedmont guys. Too bad you weren't hired by Xjet, because I would of loved to have cut your youthful cockiness down to size.
 

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PA31Ho,

Good Luck at PDT. Just try and be careful what you say on this board and in the Cockpit. Sometimes people will take your statements the way you don't intend them to be taken.

Express Jet does have a little different hiring process and may even need there recruitment department revamped; but they run one he!l of and Airline. For the most part the Pilots like it and they're QOL tends to be pretty good after the first 6 months or so. They have a kick ass contract in my opinion and nice equipment. Try not to hate to much.

You having 700 hours really doesn't make you attractive to many airlines. PDT is a good airline and I think you'll enjoy flying the ole Dash.
Consider yourself lucky that you've found a 121 job.

I'm not going to hate on you, just watch what you say about other airlines, especially Express Jet. They are one of the better regional's.

Good Luck!
 

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Chautauuuuqua...yeeehah!
 

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Nimtz:
You have definetly earned the 'ho' nickname in my book. Get ready to have your yap shut many times by the Piedmont guys. Too bad you weren't hired by Xjet, because I would of loved to have cut your youthful cockiness down to size.
What makes you say I'm cocky? All I am saying is that I am greatful that PDT wants to give me a chance to fly their Dash at only 700 hours... don't think that's cocky in my book.

BlackPilot628:
Good Luck at PDT. Just try and be careful what you say on this board and in the Cockpit. Sometimes people will take your statements the way you don't intend them to be taken.
Apparently that is what is happening. Never said I don't like ExpressJet - they were my #1 for a long time - not that I can be picky at 700hrs - but I have a few old flight instructors that are flying for them.
I don't think I'll have my 'yap shut' by anyone because I don't think I'm the kind of cocky young boy you think I am.

You having 700 hours really doesn't make you attractive to many airlines. PDT is a good airline and I think you'll enjoy flying the ole Dash.
Consider yourself lucky that you've found a 121 job.
Again, I consider myself VERY lucky to have found somebody that will give me an opportunity to work for them and fly their equipment.
 

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You're not cocky?

"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! ExpressJet took over 2 hours to call me back after I sent my resume! I hate ExpressJet, they don't want me, WAAAAAAAAAAA!"

You have 700 hours, don't be picky. If you walk into the Dash cockpit with your attitude, you will be told where you can go sit. I've met some PDT/ALG guys, they don't put up with cockiness.
 
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