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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. Jun 21, 2022 The interview was very friendly. They asked me about how I got into aviation. Asked me to walk through my resume. They asked why southwest. Asked if I had applied any where else. We did a couple TMAAT questions. Then turned it over to me for questions about the company. I came prepared with 4-5 questions to talk to them about. After that they closed out the interview by telling me potential timelines if I move on in the... Continue reading this interview experience

  2. Jun 16, 2022 Virtual lasted about 40 minutes with 1 recruiter and 1 First Officer. Walked then through my resume and told them about myself, they asked some HR questions, mostly about current job and my management role I hold. Asked some get to know you questions and also about any failed checkrides. In person interview was fairly laid back. LOI was the only stressful part, time goes by very quick, feel like there isn't a right answer, but just need to explain why you chose what you chose. Logbook review... Continue reading this interview experience

  3. Jun 15, 2022 Interview process was as written by others. The virtual interview was 30 minutes with a first officer and HR person. I received the in-person invitation the next day. You will receive a checklist in prep for the in-person interview. Be prepared with hours, dates and milestones as requested for logbook review so you can have more time to ask and answer questions. The LOI does go by quickly. Use all resources, communicate options and take recommendations and then make a decision. The... Continue reading this interview experience

  4. Jun 15, 2022 Virtual interview was brief ,about 30 minutes. No surprises,general questions and a few TMAAT,why Southwest,and other questions already mentioned here.  Got an email the next day for the in person interview. The in person interview only included the Logbook Review and the LOI Scenario. Make sure you have a breakdown of flight hours for the last 5 years ;broken down as requested.The Logbook interview goes over your application and a few questions are asked. The LOI scenario was no... Continue reading this interview experience

  5. Jun 15, 2022 The interview descriptions on this site were spot on. The virtual was as expected, lasted about 25 minutes. 1 HR rep and 1 FO. Started with introductions and then they went back and forth with mostly TMAAT's. Nothing out of the ordinary. Got the invite for in-person a few days later. The in-person was also very similar to what's already been mentioned on this site. Starts with a tour, then a brief on the future of the company and why they're a good place to land. Then the whole group waits... Continue reading this interview experience

  6. Jun 14, 2022 The Virtual Interview took place a month ago, within 24 hours was invited to the in person interview. The virtual interview is just like previous posted. The in person interview was just as relaxed as the virtual, you start off with a tour of the facility then you get a briefing of the company and where it is heading then you are lead back downstairs where they start calling names for either the logbook review or the LOI. Be yourself and you will do fine, the LOI is 7 minutes and it goes by... Continue reading this interview experience

  7. Jun 13, 2022 LOI is as described before. Walk into conference room with information on screen on wall. Interview will give a briefing of all pertinent information and leave for 5-10 minutes for you to gather your thoughts and game plan. Then interview and "everybody else" person come in and simulation begins. Key is to keep the time remaining clock in your scan. The logbook review is straight forward, answer questions honestly and will have no... Continue reading this interview experience

  8. May 26, 2022 Real relaxed interview process. Start with a tour of the facility, then logbook review and scenario-based assessment with a debrief after. They made it clear they're hiring for personality, so be yourself and you'll be... Continue reading this interview experience

  9. May 25, 2022 I had my virtual interview and quite frankly in the begining I was more nervous than my two interviewers. However, because they made the whole experience very relaxed, I quickly calmed down and from that point on it was a breeze. Basically the same type of questions you see on these gouges...Then they allowed me to ask questions, which I did. It was really more like hanging out with old friends having a relax conversation. I suspect, based on most gouges I am reading, companies are looking... Continue reading this interview experience

  10. May 24, 2022 The interview format was as advertised by others on here. Began with a tour of the training facility and a briefing by a training manager. Afterwards we were taken back to the main lobby to wait for our names to be called. I was first up for the logbook review. I was prepared by following the instructions given in the pre-interview packet and had all of the numbers ready. Once we had those formalities complete, I was asked a few TMAAT questions and about my aviation history. Back to... Continue reading this interview experience

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    May 29, 2022