Piedmont interview date help

mu2

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I just got an email from Sheila Parker for an interview! She said pick Oct. 6,13,or 20. What should I pick? Any advantage with one from anouther?

Anyone else get a call? What date did you pick?

Black suit red tie right? What color shirt or none at all?

How do I refer to the Chief Pilot? "Chief", "Captain"

Any other info would be great.
 

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Congratulations on the interview! I interviewed back in June and I'm still swimming in the pool. As far as which date to pick, go with the soonest that's convenient for you. Hopefully the rumors about PDT spooling hiring back up will prove true and we'll all get class dates soon.


Don't sweat the interview too much. Everyone there is really friendly. Read over the gouge at www.willflyforfood.cc The written test that they give you is on there pretty much word for word. You'll get a presentation on the company history, compensation, and benefits and then you'll take the written test. If you pass the written test then you get to do a two on one interview with Sheila and Capt. John Buchannan, the Chief Pilot. The interview is really just to put a face with a name. They ask you general questions like what are you currently doing and stuff like that. Nothing too tough or stressful.

Wear a nice conservative suit and tie not only to the interview but on the plane ride out there as well. As long as you're not rude, late, or otherwise offensive you should do just fine. Good luck to you and hopefully we'll both have airline jobs soon!
 

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crashmbern said:
i got the 6th for an interview
Congrats, but do really only have 300 hrs:eek: , or just forgot to update??? Good luck either way!!!
 

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As to the date....pick the soonest if it works out best for you...I know they have a pretty good sized pool right now, BUT they are running a class in October with up to 18 plus they are interviewing all month (a buddy of mine has an interview the last thursday of Sept.) plus they just posted on UNDs website that they are lookin for a minimum of 25 people to hire and the deadline for submiting a resume is the end of the month. what does this all mean? who knows but they sure seem to be in a hurry to hire. As to what to call the CP and Sheila Parker. I called the CP Mr. Buchanan and the HR person at the time Mr. and it worked for me....good luck!
 

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Sheila doesn't mind if you call her Sheila.
 

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Just heard from a close friend who had a line check recently that they just got the order by this time next year to have an additional 240 pilots on the property. Some of this will be due to attrition, but definitely not all of it...We'll see...
 

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At most Regionals and spreading up the food chain these days the appropriate response to your question. "How do I refer to the Chief Pilot? "Chief", "Captain" ? Would be Sh#tbag, Scum or A##hole. Realize that you are talking to a## who will call you on the carpet (on your few days off) for removing yourself from duty so you can be at your wife's side when your son or daughter is born. He's not your friend, these days. It wasn't always like this. The position changed along with the profession when idiots started paying 100k for a Commercial ticket and PFT. They figure they are dealing with marginally intelligent individuals and if you don't like it they will find another moron. Here's a tip. Wear some kneepads to the interview. Then you can compare yours with the the well worn Mr. Chief Pilots. I'm sure you will get the job if you display a well worn pair.
 

mu2

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I got Oct. 6th.
Do you unbutton your suit when you sit?
When you stand do you only button one button?
 

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mu2 said:
I got Oct. 6th.
Do you unbutton your suit when you sit?
When you stand do you only button one button?

Mu, you gotta relax man. Pass the written, and if they like you, you're in. It is not a very demanding interview and it is pretty laid back. This may be hard to believe, but I got hired and I didn't even wear a red tie (gasp!), I got all crazy and had a blue one on with my grey (gasp again) not black suit!
 
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Just heard from a close friend who had a line check recently that they just got the order by this time next year to have an additional 240 pilots on the property. Some of this will be due to attrition, but definitely not all of it...We'll see...
240 more, thats like 1/3 more peeps. who was the guy that gave the line check? just initials please
 

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Relax and be yourself.

mu2 said:
I got Oct. 6th.
Do you unbutton your suit when you sit?
When you stand do you only button one button?
I interview this month. We took off our suit when we sat down. Shiela said we don't need to impress her, just the Director of Ops. BUT MAKE SURE YOUR PAPER WORK IS IN ORDER. HAVE COPIES OF YOUR LAST 2 PAGES OF YOUR LOG BOOK. AND HAVE YOUR ATP WRITTEN COMPLETED.

PS. When you Stand have your botton on and when you sit you have it (botton) off. That's the perfessional way of doing things.
 

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mu - biggest advise... relax... you sounds too paranoid. this is probably the most laid back interview you will have... i interviewed back on june 16 and it was nothing. just take the 50 question written (www.willflyforfood.cc has all the questions and answers). then they take you in a room with john for a 2 on 1 interview (sheila was in there with me) and they don't ask any tech questions... just like how you got to where you are (time wise, etc). don't sweat a thing... as far as the suit goes, sheila will tell you that when you get there. first thing she will say is "okay, take your coats off you don't have to impress me." anyway, that's about it. good luck, let us know how it goes.


-nick
 

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First relax.
Second, If you are worried about what button to button right now, you have problems. How about you worry about passing the written and getting some interview practice. Keep in mind this is Salisbury, MD. Only 1% of the population there even own a suit. This is an inter view for a postion in the right seat of a dash8. If you display a heartbeat and can speak English, the job is yours. If this was a high demand job, they would be hiring pilots with 3000 hours, not 620.
Good luck.
PS relax or you will not get the job.
 

crashmbern

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all my multi is in a seminole.


do you have to have your ATP written done before the interview or is it just recommended.
 

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What's the best way to get an interview. I've sent emails, faxed...

Any thoughts??
 

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hey you guys know what the best way to get a hold of sheila is? I sent an email got no response.
 

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This goes for any interview, anywhere, not just Piedmont:

Do relax, but keep in mind at all times you are being watched. When you're left alone for a little while, and you think no one is listening and you can unwind, or perhaps you all go out to lunch together to come back for an afternoon session, the van driver (or whoever you think isn't involved) may be listening to every word. Resist the urge to join in with the others who are pissing and moaning about the ride down, or whatever they find unsuitable. Be positive and relaxed about it all at all times. Good luck.
 
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