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Shuttle from hotel to SWA headquarters. First step is turning in your log books and the paper work SWA emails you when accepted for an interview. SWA has a specific order they would like the paper work in! "Stack one, stack two" is how SWA refers to the paperwork, please be detailed oriented. This time is also when you will be fingerprinted digitally, takes no time at all. During this process you'll be in the room with the candidates, just remember that the interview begins from the time you leave the hotel to the time you walk out of the building, always be courteous and social! They love seeing how you and the other candidates interact. Next your group will be greeted by someone from the interview team and will walk over to an adjacent building for the interview. You and your group will be seated in a room where you'll be called individually to begin one of three portions of the interview. These three portions are (this is the order I got, keep in mind you can get any order!) Logbook audit, HR, LOI (Line Oriented Interview) Logbook Audit: Straight forward, they will have... Continue Reading this Interview Experience

  1. Sep 15, 2022 Fantastic experience, great facility tour! Low threat- flight hour view provided you give them all of the information they are asking and in the format they ask for. -No RW time…. Don’t even include it.. The SBQ is straight forward, “what would you do?” -windshield crack -line of TS -injured passenger -drunk CA You’ll get one question and discuss it for 15 mins tops. Good... Continue reading this interview experience

  2. Sep 14, 2022 The information here is accurate, Southwest hiring is very good at what they do and they are very human relations focused. The most important thing is to be yourself, don’t try to snow them as they’ve seen it all. If you don’t fit into their culture, you won’t be happy there. So just be yourself. Be engaging, ask questions, and know exactly why you want to work at Southwest and not somewhere else. If you have a checkride failure or a black mark on your record for... Continue reading this interview experience

  3. Sep 13, 2022 I interviewed under the new process, although I did a virtual HR panel, this portion will be done at HQ for future interviews we were told during the logbook review. When they are actually starting that I’m not sure. I then did the new SBQ interview process. Virtual interview - Nice experience, be yourself and show them you want to be here, no formal prep needed, they aren’t looking for canned answers. My recommendation if you are doing this is to login ahead of time and maybe... Continue reading this interview experience

  4. Sep 13, 2022 I went through the process throughout last month and into this month so my experience is going to be different than that for people going through it in to next month. Starting next month they are going away with the virtual and everything will be combined into an in person interview. Panel interview, Situational Based Question (SBQ) and logbook review I received an email with a link to book in for a virtual interview start of last month. 3 weeks later I did a virtual interview with an FO... Continue reading this interview experience

  5. Aug 26, 2022 TMAAT format. Did away with virtual interview. Going forward it seems like it will be scenario based... Continue reading this interview experience

  6. Aug 22, 2022 This review is just for the virtual portion of the process. The virtual covers the majority of the HR part of the interview. When you get the invite you'll be told you'll get the link for the Webex within a week of your interview. In my case the interview was the very next business day so I got it the morning of. Spend a little bit of time on the app ahead of time. Test your speakers and video and make sure you know how to use it. Make sure you are on time and give yourself some time to... Continue reading this interview experience

  7. Aug 17, 2022 Virtual interview was multiple tmaat questions, why SWA, what do you like to do on your spare time. Very relaxed with hr and 1 pilot. In person was logbook review, just wanted to know check ride failures and certain hours. Asked again why SWA. LOI was pretty straight forward. Afterward they ask you why swa again and a little bit about your background. Very very relaxed after the LOI. Apparently they're not doing it anymore as of this week so that won't be of much help. They wouldn't say what... Continue reading this interview experience

  8. Aug 17, 2022 Everything on here was spot on. Unfortunately the day I interviewed we heard the LOI was going away the next day. Not sure what the new format... Continue reading this interview experience

  9. Aug 16, 2022 Good experience, accurate to what you read on here. Tour of the facility first, then logbook review, then LOI (can also be LOI first then logbook review). If you have your logbook times added up to how they specify then there probably wont be any questions on that portion - just verifying your totals over the last 3-5 years broke down into each 12 month period and whatever else they have told you to add up (instructor time, military stuff, etc). Seems like the virtual interview was the... Continue reading this interview experience

  10. Aug 15, 2022 Submitted application during app window beginning of summer received an email the following day to schedule a virtual interview. Ensure all required documents are emailed or posted to workday before the virtual interview. Scheduled Virtual Interview for a month later, lasted approx. 45 min. Was hosted on Webex with an HR rep and FO. We covered the majority of TMAAT questions here, (view the study guide of this website).  Received invite to schedule in-person interview the day after... Continue reading this interview experience

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