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Read Page 1 ... you tab certain events from your flight time. Example: Type Rides, 2,500 Total Time, Total Jet PIC... Make sure to tally up your last 5 years of flight time! This will make your life very easy, if you do not do this ahead of time you will be required to tally up your times in front of them with a piece of notebook paper and a basic calculator. Example: Break down your times as follows. 1 month: PIC and SIC and total time for all aircraft models flown! They will have you add up different times and expect all times will 3 month: " to add up correctly, hence the term Logbook Audit 6 month: ' 9 month: ' 12 month: ' 24 month: ' 36 month: ' 48 month: ' 60 month: ' Logbook auditors will also ask you questions.   HR Interview. TMAT questions,  background questions about school and previous jobs, how can your past job as a lineman help you at SWA? (I pumped fuel for 7 years for corporate aircraft) One of my interviewers noticed I played college football and asked how my discipline from athletics would help me in my aviation career, he happened to play football in college... Continue Reading this Interview Experience

  1. Mar 27, 2023 I haven’t had an interview since high school. Let me say this, everyone there wants you to succeed and get hired. They make you feel very comfortable, if you are nervous for this interview, don’t be. Be prepared and professional but don’t be nervous. I used a service to prep, it was good to practice talking in front of people (via rapid fire) but I ditched all my interview training and formats once I sat down with the HR people, the vibe of the room didn’t require... Continue reading this interview experience

  2. Mar 27, 2023 AviationInterviews is pretty accurate. Had 7:30am show. Process included a presentation of the company followed by logbook review, SBQ and panel. For the logbook review, make sure you have everything tabbed as asked including endorsements if you have any checkride failures. Fill out the sheet provided accurately as well. For the SBQ, they just want to see your thought process.. use CRM, there will be many curve balls thrown at you that might make you want to Change your decision. I... Continue reading this interview experience

  3. Mar 16, 2023 Very similar as previously mentioned in the other submit experiences post. When you walk in I would turn your phone off or put it away and mingle with everyone throughout the day. Eat something beforehand. I had the morning session, three parts like the others. First one was panel; tell me about yourself, and other general HR type questions.  Logbook review was super chill, he liked that I had everything tabbed and neat, and last was situation base questions. I used all 15 minutes of... Continue reading this interview experience

  4. Mar 16, 2023 The interview went exactly as you have already read on this site. They are super efficient, super easy to talk to and excited that you are there. Starts with a briefing 40 min. Then 3 interview sessions. Panel (HR ish) interview, Logbook review and then a SBQ- (Scenario Based Question). For each: Panel - just know why you want to work for Southwest, BE YOURSELF, and relax. They are not looking to gig you. Logbook - Just be organized. Mark what they ask for be ready to do some math and be... Continue reading this interview experience

  5. Mar 15, 2023 There are two time slots to chose from. I chose the afternoon slot which has a 1030 report time at headquarters. I finished the process a little after 1600 so its a long day. Southwest provides positive space travel for you to Dallas. Hotel accommodations are not provided. They recommended two hotels around headquarters.  All the employees and van drivers were very familiar with the interview process and knew exactly where you needed to be. The day starts with a tour of the campus then... Continue reading this interview experience

  6. Mar 15, 2023 HR Portion When we walked in there were two people there, one was from HR, and the other was a line pilot. They did a good job to lighten the mood and to open it up to feel like a fluid conversation. From start to finish it took 30-35 minutes. It started off with introducing myself., then HR type questions.   Logbook They went through my hours and checked my pilot certificate as well as my medical and radio license. Asked basic questions making sure I was eligible to work there.... Continue reading this interview experience

  7. Mar 15, 2023 Very similar to other experiences. Arrived the night before and stayed at one of the recommended hotels. Shuttle to HQ was easy, they were very familiar with SWA guys. 16 of us for the 10:30am slot. Met in the lobby, the hiring team came out and gave us a run down of the day, told us when we could expect CJO's and what class dates were looking like. They then collected our logbooks and we got on a shuttle for the tour. Tour took about 45 mins and once back in the main building we were taken... Continue reading this interview experience

  8. Mar 15, 2023 Great experience! I arrived at 0700 for the 0730 interview slot. By 0805, we were starting a presentation about Southwest, promptly followed by the three interview segments - logbook review, scenario, and HR panel. Everything was as you'd expect from Southwest - upbeat, exciting, and personal. Do not prep and get canned answers; be your best self and give answers from your experience. I heard back by 10am the day after my interview with a CJO. Class dates were 6 weeks out at that... Continue reading this interview experience

  9. Mar 15, 2023 Day started by arriving at SWA HDQ at 7:15am, they want you to arrive by 7:30am. After walking through the front door, you will take the bar code emailed to you to check in with the person at the front desk. After this, you will be directed to a waiting room, and then after everyone for the morning session arrives they will collect logbooks and take roll call. Following this, everyone will be directed to a room for a briefing of “Why SWA” covering things such as compensation,... Continue reading this interview experience

  10. Mar 14, 2023 Interview Went to HDQ on an early hotel shuttle from the recommended hotel (was expected to be a busy morning). Got badges and had a small introduction before they took logbooks and we left for a short PowerPoint with a Q and A at the end. Returned to waiting room to be called for SBQ/HR panel/Logbook review in no particular order. Had SBQ first with 15 min timer, scenario was me as captain at FL400 from RIC to FLL 50 miles off coast of North Carolina with Charleston covered in... Continue reading this interview experience

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