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Some pointers from a friend that worked WAI

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by Derg, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Dugie8

    Dugie8 Well-Known Member

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    Am I inferring between the lines here correctly; not going to a open house or job fair is putting you at a significant disadvantage?


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  2. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Significant? Not at all.

    They're helpful for strong candidates. Less helpful for not-so-strong candidates.

    What's a "strong candidate"? That's the million-dollar question, unfortunately. But it's certainly not a numbers game.
     
  3. Dugie8

    Dugie8 Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha. I was thinking/hoping it was the other way.

    Someone with a less than perfect app, ie checkride failure etc, could even out the playing field.

    Those with a solid background and app wouldn't really need.


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  4. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    "Kinda".

    Strong background and easy to read app that tells your story, there is a benefit to attending. How large of a benefit I really don't know. My friend runs into people he talked to at career fairs and relatively shortly (not immediately of course) thereafter were given interview dates. In fact a guy that my friend interviewed at last years WAI was on his jet home and just got off probie.

    Spotty background, ran into a school bus that exploded and you got caught with a naked Narwahl when you were drunk. Not at all.
     
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  5. jtrain609

    jtrain609 Director of Operations at Tycho Station.

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    This is clearly a trick question; Narwahl's don't wear clothes.

    See: Octonauts character Boris.

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    For an example of a character on Octonauts that is a polar bear AND wears clothes, see, Barnacles.

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    Since I'm clearly detail oriented and spend my time volunteering taking care of children, I'd like to know when my class date is.
     
  6. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    From the President of AirlineApps a few moments ago:

    Doug,

    There is feedback in that the system sends a thank you for applying email from each airline, once published. Also, the landing page when you login shows the following:

    Published: Yes

    We are about to roll out an improved targeting page that will indicate this better.
     
  7. Eagle421flyer

    Eagle421flyer Well-Known Member

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    So what your saying is not only can I get volunteer time but also lunch money



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  8. GypsyPilot

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    Thanks for the follow up Doug.
     
  9. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    It's what I'm here for. No one else is doing it. :/
     
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  10. Dphoenix

    Dphoenix Love lasagna, hate mondays

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    A narwhal could never work for Delta, unless... if there's a custom hat shop...
     
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    Wonder what the gender breakdown is at the Women In Aviation event is roughly.
     
  12. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    The career fair? Almost the exact same as OBAP and NGPA.

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    Embry Riddle!
     
  13. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    "I'm heading out to a job fair in Orlando."

    "Oh you're going to WIA?"

    "What's that?"

    ...

    True story.
     
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  14. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    I believe it.
     
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    KLB Well-Known Member

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    It's WAI. "It's like A Tribe Called Quest. You say the whole thing!"
     
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  16. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    I know that, it's pronounced "weeya" though.
     
  17. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    And "A Pimp Named Slickback"
     
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  18. JEP

    JEP What are you looking at? Staff Member

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    ....NJC circa '04 I have the pics somwhere....
     
  19. AAPalmTree

    AAPalmTree Well-Known Member

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    Pointers from American at WAI
    -go to a military academy
    -fly fighters
     
  20. Crop Duster

    Crop Duster UNSUB

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    ;) I've always found the following as a decent object lesson in what to avoid in an elevator speech exchange... but the applicant does get a sort of "next step" question, so who knows, maybe I'm wrong.

    Frank Costello
    : Have a seat, Bill.

    [Costigan sits down at Costello's dinner table]

    Frank Costello: [while eating crab] Do you know John Lennon?

    Billy Costigan: Yeah, sure, he was the president before Lincoln.

    Frank Costello: Lennon said, "I'm an artist. You give me a fahking tuba, I'll get you something out of it."

    Billy Costigan: [sarcastically] Well I tell you Mr. Costello, I'd like to squeeze some fahking money out of it.

    Frank Costello: Smart mouth. Too bad. If you'll indulge me...

    [sees Gwen leaving]

    Frank Costello: Now what?

    Gwen: Choir practice.

    Frank Costello: [annoyed] Choir practice.

    [Costello pulls out a severed human hand]

    Frank Costello: The point I'm making with John Lennon is - a man could look at anything, and make something out of it. For instance, I look at you and I think "what could I use you for?"
     

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