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Pig

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Not been much on Continental on this board which has been surprising. So I thought I'd put out some info for others.

Got invited to interview 3 weeks ago to interview this week. Interviewed this week. Did a short sim in the MD-80 which was very straight forward. Easier to fly than I thought it would be. I forgot to slow to 200 for holding until I was crossing the fix, but I caught it myself and slowed during the turn. Prior to the sim they give you a profile to study for 30 minutes. You can't take any notes with you when they come take you to the sim but it's manageable to memorize. I was told I wouldn't get any feedback from the sim guys and I didn't. They were very friendly but got absolutely no indication from them how they thought I did.

The interview consists of 3 management Captains asking you questions. They put you at ease and mine were very friendly. It lasted about an hour.

Afterwards I was told it would be only a few days until I heard. Call for good news, letter for bad.

Got good news today and I could be in training by early September.

During my time there I was told by the Captain in charge of pilot recruiting they were going from 12 to 16 new hires each week soon for the remainder of the year. They are hiring for 300 retirements next year and 8% growth or so.

Alot to be excited about at Continental now!
 

bearcat

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so what sort of schlong did you polish?
 

SupaFly

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bearcat said:
so what sort of schlong did you polish?

Tasteful. What he meant to say, Pig, was: any special qualifications or people you know that may have given you an advantage in getting an interview?
 

Pig

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About 6 internal rec's from guys at my base. I'm sure that had alot of weight.
 

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My friend was also hired this week. He had one internal recommendation. The rec was from another new hire.
 

arizona one

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Congratulations, when you applied for the position did you do so through the website. I have applied for a position there and am curious how long it takes usually before you are called for an interview.
 

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Is the interview and sim scored? I mean, if you pass the interview...and get called back for the sim. Obviously, it is good news to get called for the sim. Are the two events scored, then go up against other interviewees?

A buddy just got called back for the sim, and is curious that if he does well on the sim, is he in?

Any input to the process would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I don't know if how long you're in the system is relevant. I really don't know how they pick interviewees besides giving significant weight to internal rec's, which I think they mention on their website.

As far as the sim and interview, you do the sim in the morning and the interview a few hours later. They're are evaluated independently and I think results are given to the pilot recruiter the same or next day. It happens quick! In the past they interviewed you then brought you back later for the sim. Not the case now. He should be doing the interview the same day I would think.
 
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Airmike767

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Hi Pig,

Congradulations on your CAL position. After over twenty-one years, I can say you'll enjoy the airline........not because we have such a great reputation with our fellows......but because we really have a great bunch of employees and especially pilots! I'll look for you on the B756 in IAH!

Regards,
Fred
 

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By the way!!

Looks like CAL will pickup the tempo......increasing from 12 per week to ??
15 or 60 per month!!

New hires are going (50%) straight to the EWR B756. Most of our European flying is out of EWR!!

Good Luck !

Fred
 

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Airmike767 said:
By the way!!

Looks like CAL will pickup the tempo......increasing from 12 per week to ??
15 or 60 per month!!

New hires are going (50%) straight to the EWR B756. Most of our European flying is out of EWR!!

Good Luck !

Fred

Sweet-BUT, will most of these new hires come from Expressjet?
 

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I know some of the recent interviews have been spread over a couple days, but mine is coming up next week and is an early AM sim with the panel right after. Some of my friends have gone this way and then called with the good news in just a few days. Just some useless trivia. Keeping my fingers crossed, I really miss the 757...
 

geshields

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miles otoole said:
Sweet-BUT, will most of these new hires come from Expressjet?

NO. The majority of the new hires are coming from off the street candidates....
 

GogglesPisano

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English said:
My friend was also hired this week. He had one internal recommendation. The rec was from another new hire.

Just one recommendation???!!! What gives? He must have had 10,000 hours and a Space Shuttle type!

Jiminy Christmas!
 

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All it takes is one!
 

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Congrats! When is your class date? BTW, I heard that we are increasing the hiring based on the projected block hours for next year. I've been seeing ALOT of guys in suits around here lately. Also saw one of the ATA 757's over by the hangar today.


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