XJT interview on Thursday (Nov 3)

FlyingBuckI

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Got the call from Jamie last week! I've been studying systems, gouges, getting my BG info together, watching the jepp training dvd, reading checklist for success, and making sure my logbooks are up to snuff.

Any other recommendations? I'm pretty nervous, but I think once I'm done studying I'll relax a bit. I don't want to leave anything out!!

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here's a recommendation: calm down. sounds like you're well prepared. your knowledge will show up just fine, just relax enough to let your personality do the same!
 

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Yeah really, just be courteous, neat, and have the paperwork in order and exactly how the sheet described it. Better to be overly prepared with the paperwork, especially the stapled part and the resume's. Be prepared for a long day, too. I brought like some breakfast bars or something and stuffed them in my bag. Anyways, have a good time, and good luck.

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Anyone else this happen to??

Ok, I got a call from xjet last week asking me for an updated resume. They gave me my reference number which I printed on the top of my resume. They gave me the 281 number and I staight away ran and got my resume out to them. I have 975TT and 101 Multi (before anyone starts, I know it's still low time, but people with lower have been hired - please lets leave the arguments for and against for another post (PLEASE)). I'm also a current flight instructor.

Ok, I got an email a night ago, saying "Thanks, but no thanks" pretty much. Now, is that normal? Should I still fax them my resume on that fax number once I get 1000TT and then again at 1100TT etc etc...... Or do I have to reapply online?? I'm a little confused.

Anyone else have a similar experience??
 

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BritishGuy said:
Ok, I got a call from xjet last week asking me for an updated resume. They gave me my reference number which I printed on the top of my resume. They gave me the 281 number and I staight away ran and got my resume out to them. I have 975TT and 101 Multi (before anyone starts, I know it's still low time, but people with lower have been hired - please lets leave the arguments for and against for another post (PLEASE)). I'm also a current flight instructor.

Ok, I got an email a night ago, saying "Thanks, but no thanks" pretty much. Now, is that normal? Should I still fax them my resume on that fax number once I get 1000TT and then again at 1100TT etc etc...... Or do I have to reapply online?? I'm a little confused.

Anyone else have a similar experience??

Sorry to hear about your "thanks but no thanks". I think they call up a number of people as they work their way down the list of resumes and since it's been a while ask for updated resumes since it's probably been months since the initial submission. Then they decide which ones they want to bring in for the interview and the others get the "thanks for your interest in Express Jet" email. Apply again, and do not update it. Updating will send your application right to the end of the line again. Apply again online, wait ( I know that sucks), and send in your fax when they call and ask you for it next time. Good luck to you, it's a good place to be at.
 

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Since there is no sim ride it is paperwork and charm that gets you through. Judgiing from one of our captains they hired I'm sure the paperwork is the key.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I'm sure I'll be ok if it's true that "it's my job to lose." XJT is definitely where I want to end up in the near future. I'm definitely looking forward to the experience if nothing else.
 

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Good luck!

FlyingBuckI said:
Thanks for the replies. I'm sure I'll be ok if it's true that "it's my job to lose." XJT is definitely where I want to end up in the near future. I'm definitely looking forward to the experience if nothing else.

Good luck man! I don't know if I would suggest going in there with the attitude this is yours to lose, in all reality, A LOT of people have been interviewing and haven't got the job. I interviewed there two months ago with a fellow co-worker we both got the "please reapply in 3", and I have known several people this year who have interviewed there and haven't got the job, most of them were top notch people. I know XJT is a great company to work for since I do know a few who work there and love it. Although many people may agree with me their hiring process isn't the best I've seen. Anyway I had a great time at my interview there, everyone was very professional, and I had no complaints. I wish you the best of luck though, I don't mean to dampen your spirit! I'm sure you'll do well, keep us posted!
 

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My experience same as above. Went with a Co-worker, I didn't get the job...supposedly they only hired 2(1 being my friend) out of the 20 or so they had interviewed in the morning. rumor i have heard that this is a trend lately (ie being more selective)

no hard feelings, nice company just didn't work out the first time

I know my frind had north of 2000 hrs and the other guy had about the same i think
 

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Good luck, it's an outstanding company.

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I would definately say have all your paperwork in order just as they want it. I interviewed a few weeks ago and got hired. I didn't think the interview was to bad, I also have over 2000 hrs and currently work for a 121 carrier. (Soon to be furloughed) Some of the guys with less time really got grilled in there, mostly on the jepp charts and approach plates. No one really got it to bad on their aircraft systems though, just basic stuff on your most current twin or turbine aircraft. I know they are being more selective though, in my interveiw class the only two guys that were taken out of about 20 had pretty high time and previous 121 experience. Not trying to discourage anyone though. Good Luck!!!
 

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Also to all your Express Jet guys out there, I have heard I'm going to start out on reserve in Newark, how long before I can move to CLE on reserve or hold a line in EWR. My friend works for Express and thinks I can get CLE right out of training, I think he is full of it though. Just lookin for some info!!
 

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see you there

Flyingbuck I will see you there on thursday, I don't know what to study anymore, got that whole feeling they will ask something I don't know about.
 

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If you knew your Jepps, systems of the most complex a/c you're flying, basic IFR regs (91, 135, or 121 whichever you currently operate under) you'll do ok. Paperwork like everyone else said is the biggy. I think they're probably being more selective since it is the end of the year. I was hired in September (start class a week from today) and quite a few people in that day were hired. I would say 75% of the 30 that interviewed.

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Millls22 said:
Also to all your Express Jet guys out there, I have heard I'm going to start out on reserve in Newark, how long before I can move to CLE on reserve or hold a line in EWR. My friend works for Express and thinks I can get CLE right out of training, I think he is full of it though. Just lookin for some info!!

You will probably be in EWR at first. CLE is the most senior base for the most part. Not because its cool, I think it suxs big time. The base is shrinking and has been for some time. Its the shrinkage thats making it senior not people bidding there. Good luck.
 

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Interviewed about 2 1/2 weeks ago, and about 50% got offers, I think. I had the highest time of the group I was in (1700/800) by the way and there were two guys who got picked up with under 1000 hrs. Overall, I was impressed as hell with the people I dealt with at XJT- seems like a real 1st class operation. MY ONLY FEAR- I really hope the company continues to grow. I am really wondering what CAL has in mind for the future....with Bombardier halting production of the 50 seat CRJ and CHQ transitioning to the E170 and ASA moving to more CRJ 700s- what is XJT going to do? Everytime I ride XJT, they're always full! There has got to be an idea for more airplanes or bigger airplanes....hopefully.

I'm excited to start nonetheless.
 

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When I fininshed training in July at XJT, CLE was the most jr. base for FO's. EWR was second and noone was getting IAH. Seems that CLE has a lot of Senior people there but it just depends on when you come out of training what base you get. If you want CLE you would probably be able to get it shortly with either a base trade or perm bid. It seems like the perm bids are coming out every 3 months.

Good Luck
 

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flyingbuckI did you get hired?

Was just wondering how everything went?,, Hope everything went well. I got offered a job for the december class send me a message maybe I met you there and just dont know.
 
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