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FED EX Call

houseopain

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Albief15 and others

Just got the call from Beverly at Fed EX lining up an interview 15-16 May...I am not prepared at all...How about some good advice?

House O Pain
 

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Congrats on getting the interview

When I interviewed quite a while ago, I used the AIR INC telephone interview prep (even though I wasn't a member at the time), and found it to be quite helpful. The good news is, if they have called you for an interview, they want you, so the odds are already on your side. Good luck!
 

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I used both Air Inc and Cage Consultings telephone interview services and found the Cage product to be far superior.

Used Air Inc prior to a SWA interview and was setup to recieve a call the following morning from their SWA "expert". 45 minutes after they were supposed to call the phone rings with someone apologizing about how the "expert" was stuck in traffic and that they would hook me up with "someone". This guy gets on the phone and admits not knowing anything about SWA and that we would do a generic interview prep. Should have asked for my money back at that point.

Used Cage's prep prior to my UPS interview last year and was very satisfied with their offering. I spent over 2 hours on the phone with a woman who was retired from some majors HR dept
(don't recall which one). Very helpful and knew her stuff.

Needless to say , I now wear brown. Good luck
 
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AlbieF15

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When I called for info on JetBlue, I had a young female ASA pilot answer that knew not a thing about the company (she actually asked me for gouge). Confusion/buffonery as mentioned in previous post. I did NOT do an air inc prep after that experience.

I completely scoff Air Inc interview prep. Go to the company experts....

Beeks for SWA is highly recommended.

Albie
 

zulua320

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Ditto the above two posts. I called Air Inc prior to my FedEx interview for their general info to see if I wanted to do a phone prep. Turned out that I'd gleaned more and better info from this board, WFFF, etc, then what they had -- their "expert counselor" didn't give me a thing I already didn't know -- we spent half of our time with ME answering HIS questions about jetblue. Made me feel like I should have been getting paid.:rolleyes:
 

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If you can, get a hold of all the Air, Inc magazine articles on fedex for the last 5 years or so to get a feel for the company. Also, WFFF and several posts on this website have excellent gouge for the interview.
I used the Air, Inc telephone interview, and found it helpful.
 

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interview prep

First off, congratulations.

If you look back at previous posts, you should find quite a bit of info on this subject.

In short, there is really not a lot of prep to do. The tests are a bugger, but there is no way you can study enough to significantly change your score.

The sim is normally the A-300. Some guys pay for sim prep, I did not and did fine. If you have heavy experience, you should do fine.

The rest is looking inward. Go through your log book and write down some memorable moments. When you are asked questions from the captains during the interview, you will have fresh stories to draw upon.

That is about it. No smoke-n-mirrors. Straight forward.

Good luck.

Goose17; Fed Ex 727 Second Officer
 

F18-FDX

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Ditto, search previous posts. I posted some gouge a while back, although it's very similar to above.
 

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House, are you Active Duty AF?

House,

Just trying to confirm or stop a rumor that FedEx has stopped called Active Duty USAF pilots for interviews.

This is from a FedEx pilot that placed a rec for me:

{I also heard (from a Capt who got the info directly from the HR chief), FedEx will not interview military pilots unless they have a DD214 proving they are no longer on active duty.}


Best wishes to you at the interview!
 

DHPope93

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For what it's worth

Active duty pilot here at Altus got called 3 days ago for an interview, projected DOS of November pending Stop Loss. No waiver in hand (or even submitted yet), no separation orders, no nothing. Question was asked about separation date, but did not seem to be a factor (at least, not yet). Interview is approximately 3 weeks away.


Peace,
DP
 

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Fedex and stop-loss

HR folks at Fedex gave me the impression that if you have friends in high places at Fedex, that will probably overcome the stop-loss issue.

Did your friends at Altus know any bigwigs at Fedex?
 

houseopain

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Yahtzee

Indeed it is me...and just to stop the rumors...Beverly asked me if I was affected by stop-loss and I replied yes. I put my app in online 8/01 with an availability of 11/01...then 9/11/01. Hadn't updated since and just got back from Saudi. Got the call!

House
 

Yahtzee

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Time-out.

Mr. Aviation,

Nothing in any of the posts I've read show any malice towards non-military folks, or that you can't or will not be called in for an interview if you're not military. I was simply trying to confirm or crush a rumor that Active Duty military pilots affected by stop loss would not be called by FedEx for interviews. The fact remains (in aviation and in other career fields) knowing someone who can and more importantly will go in to their superiors to give a recommendation for you, can't hurt.

When Kudwa took over at American, he said "No Mas" to this. Oh well.

I have heard from many on the inside at FedEx and other companies, the most major airlines like variety of backgrounds in their pilots to include miliatry and civilians.

Rather than slam the policy of using connections, try using it for your benefit. With all the time you have, surely you have one FedEx pilot who will make a strong recommendation on your behalf. Nothing says that only military pilots can use your version "of the Military good ole boys network"

When I was working for the largest computer company in the world in the early 90s, I made recommendations to my supervisors on behalf of an individual who had recently applied. Guess what? He got the job! T

The sky isn't carolina blue, if you don't think your past will catch up with you. Whether your a military or a civilian pilot, if other pilots find you difficulty to work with (ie.,you lack people skills) or have shown poor judgement on a repeated basis, good luck, cause you're gonna need it. :eek:


Cheers!
 

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I don't know one single FedEx pilot because they are mostly ex-military. I repeat...FedEx is just another ex-military good ole boys network. CASE CLOSED!
 

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Call Mr. Aviation a Whaaaambulance. He has obviously been mistreated. Over 50% of the guys I fly with were not in the military. Where do you get your information?
 

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Re: Fedex and stop-loss

Jake said:
HR folks at Fedex gave me the impression that if you have friends in high places at Fedex, that will probably overcome the stop-loss issue.

Did your friends at Altus know any bigwigs at Fedex?

Don't know for sure, but I'll ask. As far as I know, the only "bigwig" known was met at an Air Inc convention, with some follow-up emails to "refresh the memory," so to speak. Honestly don't know if that's what made the difference, but I doubt it.

Peace,
DP
 

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Re: Time-out.

Yahtzee said:
Mr. Aviation,



Rather than slam the policy of using connections, try using it for your benefit. With all the time you have, surely you have one FedEx pilot who will make a strong recommendation on your behalf


Actually, I believe the recommendation system tends to disadvantage someone with many years and "all that time". Let's say you've been flying for USAir for 12 years and decide it's time to get out and you want to go work for FedEx. How likely is it that someone at FedEx as seen you fly "for an extended period of time", any time within the past decade? At best you may know someone who vaugely remembers you and may have flown with you, but all that was over 12 years ago.

Otoh, if you are talking about someone fresh from the commuters or military, chances are he's tuned into a network of pilots who he's just flown with who are FedEX new hires.

This is the system they use, so we have to deal with it and move on, but I think you could make a case that this borders on age discrimination, although I'm certainly not going to be the one to hire a lawyer and test it. I'd rather spend my time trying to line up that LOR!
 

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fox3:

I bet that most of the civilians you fly with are either ex-Tigers guys or some affirmative action types.
 

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Mr. Aviation,

Check your ego and obvious FedEx envy at the door. The recommendation system works exactly the same way for civilian or military. There's no box on the rec. form to check whether I'm mil or civ, all company pilots carry the same weight. I don't know the exact percentage of military vs. civilian here, but I've flown with a buttload of civilians, and no, not all ex-tiger guys, plenty of young guys. I'll fly with civilians one day, military the next. In my interview class of 4 military and 2 civilian, both civilians got hired, 2 military did not.

All of us, both military and civilian, got here because we had the required qualifications, a recommendation from a company pilot who thought we were a competent professional, then we proved ourselves at the interview.

Oh yeah, let's jump on the affirmative action bandwagon too...

Get over it.
 
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