Thanks Mr. Neill. I know all of us Skywest hopefuls appreciate all of the help and info you give us. I attended the LAX fair and there they said that Skywest was planning to hire about 200 this year. With all of the interviews of the past 2 weeks, and the ones I am sure are scheduled for the next 2, I was wondering how that number is being revised. How many people have been offered a position? Also, what about the scheduling of any more interviews? Thanks again for any info and keeping us "in the loop."
Please call me Andy.
MY guess has been around 120 this year beyond what we already have in the pool. That would be close to the 200 figure given at the fairs. I don't have a reason a change my estimate yet.
I expect the May class will be small like the April class.
Interviewed yesterday, pretty stressful but I think it went
as well as it could of. I think about 4 out of 8 of us were
successful but won't know anything until next week.
As of yesterday there were about 40 left in the pool and
they plan on a class of about 20-25 late in may, so they are
hiring at the same rate of training (16-20 a month)
seems about like their hiring rate as well. They are being
selective and from what I can tell the interview process
is a little more intense than it was a year ago. But it
is a pass with 70% and your in promise and is definately
Jim Healy(Chief Pilot) mentioned yesterday that SkyWest plans
on hiring 120-200 pilots this year with at least that many
to follow next year.
It was also mentioned that over 500 people took the written
tests at the open houses and "a high percetage passed". I am
not sure how they are selecting people to interview because
yesterday there was me and others with tt hours from 1100-
4200! They are not necessarily only looking at test scores, tt,
or anything else, just for competent and confident people.
What a stressful day! Hope this helps your hopes out there, SkyWest is still hiring!!!
JOPILOT - You mentioned that your interview group had quite varied backgrounds. What additional information on your resume, besides your total time and decent test scores, do you think got you to the interview in SLC.
I am not sure how I got in there, I had a good deal of multi time
= 215 hrs? could have helped and I have 4 yr. degree,
ATP written, and a few decent personal accomplishments.
Other than that it may have helped that I emailed Camielle just
curious about if I passed my writtens and expressed concern
over my low tt and chance of getting looked at. They called me
a few weeks later and asked if I could make an interview
in 6 days since they had a cancellation since I live in SLC.
I jumped all over it!
I think it could be possible that in every 8 interviewed they take
a low time, a few mid-times and at least 4 people with time
> than 2000 tt, like yourself. I would email camielle and let her
know real nice that if they have any cancellations you would
be available immediately and would help in any way you could.
Make it short and sweet and she might appreciate that.