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SWA Application

LUVStruck

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From most of your threads it appears that JB is the lady to send the app to. In an effort to avoid some embarassment, I was hoping to get her title and the correct spelling of her name.

My guess:

Mrs. Jennifer Bauer
Pilot Recruitment

Also: Should I send in a hand-written app or wait a couple weeks until I can get it typed?

Oh yeah: Just send 3 LOR's now and bring the rest in IF I am lucky enough to get an interview, or send them all in now?

Thanks.
 

dhampton

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Always type.

When I was doing interviews at my old job, I got the impression that the guys who handwrote their apps were slobs and didn't care about detail.

Use the specific address they provide on the www.southwest.com website for sending pilot apps. I don't think sending it to Jennifer personally will help in any way.

Send as many letters of recommendation as you want as long as it is a minimum of three. Bring any additional letters you might get along with you to the interview.

Hope this helps!
 

Two-9-9-TwoSet

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Always type.

When I was doing interviews at my old job, I got the impression that the guys who handwrote their apps were slobs and didn't care about detail.



Thats pretty harsh don't you think?...from my experience, it's MUCH MORE neater just to hand write it since it is so darn difficult to align the type writer to fit perfectly into those boxes.
 

Maynard

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Scan it...

One of the guys on the review board told me that they like it typed or scanned (scanning is the easiest). Just scan it, fill in the boxes, and print it, and then you have a backup on your computer for when they lose all of your paperwork. I know of three occasions that this has happened. However, I also know some pilots that hand wrote their paperwork, so I bet it doesn't make a huge difference...Getting through the interview is the first step...
Good luck...
BTW, classes have always started on Thursday...Wonder if the company is starting a new trend?:p

Ps. It's not Jennifer Bauer anymore. She got married. I think it's Jennifer McCallion.
 
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Slug

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JB vs. JM

It is Jennifer Bauer now. I'm not sure of the spelling. She got married back in April. Maiden name is McCallion.

Slug
 

capt_zman

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If you want, I will type it for $20. I'll put it in Adobe pdf format so that you will have an electronic copy as well. That's how I did my app and it came out great.

Let me know

Z-
 

shootr

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If you plan on utilizing Rob Beeks for his prep service, it'll include Word copies of all SWA app stuff (for before and after the interview invite). The stuff they send you after the invite is the stuff that the board actually sees. The interviewers see what you send in initially. I handwrote my first set but typed up the final stuff with the Word copies.

Good Luck,
shootr
 

jball2

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Well, not to throw fuel on the fire but I hand wrote mine and I am now enjoying a flying career at Southwest.

Just make sure it is legible and the numbers add up. One big thing about Southwest is they see the BIG PICTURE.

If you are qualified, you WILL get an interview whether you typed it or not.

GET YOUR APP IN ASAP!
 

Maynard

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Monday

Turns out that they are starting a new trend, and starting classes on Monday's.
 

MLBWINGBORN

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The pile of apps on the floor in JBs office is divided into two piles..
One typed...The other hand written..

Im told it matters not which way you do it but if you do fill the forms out by hand it should be as neat as possible..

Mike
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RightBettor

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Type or Handwritten...

Hey gang,

FWIW... I wrote mine out by hand and got the job. Here's my $.02 on the issue: If you choose to write, then do so neatly and legibly. Make it look professional. If you choose to type, then do so neatly and legibly. Make it look professional. Some people don't write well and would likely ruin the application. Some people don't know their way around a typewriter and would likely ruin the application.

I usually type my stuff out, but when it came to the SWA application I think I remember it didn't lend itself well to being typewritten. If memory serves correctly, the typewriter would have to be set to 15 pitch in order to get the desired info into the appropriate boxes. Well my typewriter only goes down to 12 pitch. I did a "dry run" with a photocopy of the application and it just didn't look right trying to squeeze info into areas that were too small. Plus, if you are not well versed in tab settings and you don't have a good correction system on your typewriter, then you'll likely have a bigger mess than if you'd taken the time to hand write the darned thing.

If you have good quals, interview well, have good references, and they like YOU, then I doubt they are going to say, "Ya, know we really liked that individual, but they didn't type the application out. Too bad, we would've hired 'em!"

'Nuff said?

Now go get the job!!

RightBettor
 

Beechdriver32

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If you are interested.....

Greetings-

I also agree that the Typed app looks a LOT better, and doing it yourself on a typewriter just stinks.

If any of you are interested, I’ve got one on Word (.doc) format that I (and about 4 others in my squadron used, all of us were hired, or at least in the pool!)

Send me your e-mail via PM, and I will forward it to you. It amounts to fill in the blanks and looks about a million times better than I could do on my own.

Good luck,

BD32

By the way, Mike, keep those rumors coming. Beers on me if I see you in Dallas!
 
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