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Interview with Republic Airways

Discussion in 'Member Announcements' started by pilot4500, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. SoCalAprch

    SoCalAprch Well-Known Member

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    But just like an IQ test there is no Pass or Fail. Just average, below average, above average. I bet if they needed to hire 10 out of 12 applicants they would be taking lower scores than if they needed to hire 4 out of 12. Im just saying that passing today is probably different than it was when I was hired.

    When I got hired it was the opposite of a pool. They asked me if I could start indoc the following monday, I interviewed on a thursday. I said no and they gave me a class 2 weeks later.
     
  2. pilatus028

    pilatus028 New Member

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    Sorry to hear that. I agree it has nothing to do with your pilot skills - it's all about timing. I interviewed in March and got real lucky for many reasons. The big one was the actual interview - no tech questions (not that it would have mattered but wow, a get out of jail card kind of thing). I guess that day was just a good day. I also agree the IQ test is a cheap way to filter people but each airline has their own way of doing things. AE would use speeding tickets, an automatic see you later for many people.

    You still have many good options out there, and consider the interview an experience. Not too many people have the chance to interview with such companies. I got turned down by AE, never got a call from about 10 and only got called by Great Lakes, Colgan, and thank the big guy RAH.
     
  3. Realms09

    Realms09 Well-Known Member

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    I've been around the standardized-test block a few times. There are only so many types of questions that they ask and each one has a method to go with it. If you want practice at this sort of thing grab an SAT math practice book.

    Say there are 3 girls and 1 boy in the class. The girls average 18 points, so for the three of them thats 54 points. There are 4 in the class which averages 17 points, so that's 68 points for the whole class. 68-54 gives 14 points average for the boys (like the girls would score more :)).

    Round to nearby convenient numbers and then account for the small difference. In this case 8.50 is close to 10, so use 10 instead and then adjust for the 1.50 surplus (36*(1+0.50) = 36 + 18.

    36*10 = 360, 360-36 = 324, 324-18 = 306, 17*3 = 51, 306+51 = 357.

    6*7 = 42. Guess an easy number for the height. What if the height were 10 cm? Then the volume would be 420. 378 is exactly 42 less than 420, so the height is 9 cm.

    Each high/low number pair in this sequence adds to 50 (13+37,14+36,etc.). For every two numbers you add to the sequence you add 50, so the average must be 50/2 = 25.

    Only keep track of the difference between the individual game scores and the average.

    23 = +3
    18 = -2
    16 = -4
    24 = +4
    27 = +7
    Previous 5 games are +8, so the final game must be -8 or 12.

    How many units of 25 miles are in the trip? 20. 20*0.50 gives 10 dollars in savings from using the oil. The oil costs Arnold 20-4=16 dollars, so Arnold should not buy the oil just for this trip but should instead have sex with Samantha. Afterwards he may enjoy a cookie for his efforts.
     
  4. CamYZ125

    CamYZ125 Well-Known Member

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    Haha.. funny stuff. Informative post, too.
     
  5. tpaRob

    tpaRob Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard of a Wonderlic test... or at least never knew it had a name.

    There is a whole market out there on how to study and pass them.

    pilot4500, sorry your interview was stopped for something so trivial. I hope it doesn't keep you down for long. Buy a Wonderlic study guide and beat the test.

    Rob
     
  6. pilot4500

    pilot4500 IT Guy/ Former Cirrus Pilot

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    Thanks guys. In retrospect, I should have done more studying for the wonderlic test. When Republic called to schedule an interview, they said "You can't study for the wonderlic test, just get a goodnight's sleep." I should not have taken that advice. I did some research on the test beforehand, but not nearly enough.
     
  7. Blip16

    Blip16 Well-Known Member

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    wonderlic is easy, at least it was for me.
     
  8. rnodal

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    I'm sorry to hear what happened. As a college student, Computer Science Major and Math minor I can say those exams are easy. But the whole 12 minutes is just BS. I think time management is the key specially if all the question are worth the same. I know it must be hard for you and I am very sorry that this happened to you. I'm pretty sure it is not what you deserved. I'm no one to give advice, specially when I have not flight or industry experience, but don't give up! You will make it :).
     
  9. Realms09

    Realms09 Well-Known Member

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    EVERY test can be studied for, especially standardized ones. Test makers are not creative enough to omit patterns that can be learned with practice.

    There will be another opportunity for you soon, and when it comes along you know you'll be ready for it.
     
  10. rjcapt

    rjcapt New Member

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    Republic is not :banghead:hiring! I went to the April 17th interview. They have no class dates or A/C that they are hiring into. They waited our time.
     
  11. pilatus028

    pilatus028 New Member

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    As far as the IQ test goes, well...there is no set pass/fail score. If they want to filter people out at a higher rate they will just make the score to pass higher I would think. You could always study for the test. The week before I took some practice tests online and they were way more difficult than the RAH one. How did I do in the actual interview, I don't know. I could have bombed it for all I know, but they were hiring and I'm sure the bar to pass was not set at the level that it is now. I've been hearing people are getting turned down by the second, and these people probably have higher qualifications than myself.
     
  12. SierraPilot123

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    I agree, they are not actively hiring. Or at least, are high, highly selective at this point because they have no need for many pilots.

    I went to an interview recently. Aced the written and IQ test (I studied hard). HR went great, tech questions were easy for me, sim good, but they didn't offer me the job. I have plenty of time and a perfectly clean record. Two other guys that interviewed with me (similar times and experience) also didn't get an offer. We don't know anyone out of 8 of us that did get an offer.

    The only reason they portray they are still hiring is for "investor relations". It doesn't look good to stop hiring.
     

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