Allegiant

Max Power

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So I've done a search and can't find much on Allegiant here at JC. Or anything recent enough. I was sent an email to do a video interview.

I'm not in a cave, I know Allegiant has had problems and in the recent past. But the opportunity, if given, to live in base and fly something that's not regional at a decent pay rate is strong. Any help appreciated.
 

TowJoe

You really Schruted that one
It is a fantastic place to work. Home every night (one scheduled overnight starting out of CVG this fall) and pay is much better than the regionals. I don't miss 4-6 day trips or hotels. I don't have any information on the video interview because they didn't do that when I got hired. Feel free to PM.
 

Lunchbox

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I second that. It's honestly the best kept secret in the industry if you enjoy being home every night and low TAFB. There are currently no red eyes, airport sits or layovers. The pay is decent, even minimum reserve pay on the top of the pay scale will crack $200k/yr not including profit sharing or 401k. Last I heard the vid interview typically includes why do you want to work here and why should we hire you. I believe they give you 3 redo recordings on each answer. I don't know much else about it since it's relatively new.
 

Max Power

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Did the video interview this morning. Other than some technical issues, it went OK. First time interviewing in four years. Questions were a basic re-hash of the resume. Why Allegiant? What if you don't get the base you want right away? Any violations, incidents or accidents, checkride busts,etc. Just putting a voice and face to the information they have I suppose to determine if it's worth bringing you to LAS. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to do that much. We shall see.
 

Max Power

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For clarification for those who might find this thread:

The video interview is 7-10 questions about information listed on your resume.

My questions were:
- Why Allegiant and what do you bring to us
-What if you don't get the base you want right away ( This is not a commuting company per se, as it's mostly day trips)
-Any checkride busts
-Any terminations and/or resignations
-Any FAA actions
-When can you start if offered a job.
-Explain work history and any employment gaps
-Did you apply before? Interview before?

You have 25 seconds after seeing the question to "prepare" your answer.
You have 3 attempts to record your response to the question given.
Make sure you're on a good internet connection. I used a laptop with a webcam, but you can use a mobile device. I had technical issues that worked out, but it was really frustrating to have happen during an interview environment
I wore a suit (with pants). Conventional wisdom from the Web is to dress as if you were doing a "real" interview. Suit overkill? Maybe, but why not?
 

Max Power

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Well, got the "thanks but no thanks" email. It's a bit more disheartening and personal than getting it just from your resume. But not as much as if I flew to LAS and was told no. It does seem like a decent opportunity, so I'll keep trying as long as they have PIT.

Nevertheless, I persist..
 

wheelsup

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Well, got the "thanks but no thanks" email. It's a bit more disheartening and personal than getting it just from your resume. But not as much as if I flew to LAS and was told no. It does seem like a decent opportunity, so I'll keep trying as long as they have PIT.

Nevertheless, I persist..
Did you do any interview prep? Either yourself or professionally?

I used the book Checklist for Success along with a bunch of that airline interview website questions. I cut up scraps of paper as notecards and wrote questions and answers on them. I probably had 150+ questions. All of those questions you had were on my scraps of paper in some way or another except maybe the FAA actions one because I didn't (thankfully) have any and didn't need to explain it.
 

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DE727UPS

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Well, got the "thanks but no thanks" email. It's a bit more disheartening and personal than getting it just from your resume. But not as much as if I flew to LAS and was told no. It does seem like a decent opportunity, so I'll keep trying as long as they have PIT.

Nevertheless, I persist..
I felt like that after getting turned down by CAL in 89 after the second interview. Also got turned down by World Airways. You just gotta keep on truckin....
 

Max Power

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Did you do any interview prep? Either yourself or professionally?

I used the book Checklist for Success along with a bunch of that airline interview website questions. I cut up scraps of paper as notecards and wrote questions and answers on them. I probably had 150+ questions. All of those questions you had were on my scraps of paper in some way or another except maybe the FAA actions one because I didn't (thankfully) have any and didn't need to explain it.
I did very little and all on my own. I probably rushed into it, though they didn't give me a timeframe to have it done, I wanted to have something back to them. Well, at least I know something for next time, whoever it is. And I will start doing more prep for when that time comes.
 

JetDoc

Pit Bull Wrangler
There seems to be no rhyme or reason when it comes to hiring in this industry. We have all seen some head scratchers and think, WTH? I'm sorry you didn't get the interview but perhaps there are greater things in store for you.
 

Max Power

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Gonna dredge this thread up, being offered another video interview with Allegiant. Any recent additions or suggestions from when I posted this nearly two years ago?
 

TowJoe

You really Schruted that one
Good luck and let me know if you have any questions! I think you covered it up above about what if you don't get the base you want. That is a big one as commuting is not easy with no overnights.
 

Crockrocket94

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If you are having any doubts about your ability to interview use a prep service. It'll clean up any longwinded answers and make you more confident about yourself and your explanations. I used it for B6 and it paid off for multiple interviews. Its 450 dollars (ECIC) and well worth it to put your best foot forward. I don't work at G4 but I know a bazillion people that do currently.
 

ozziecat35

4 out of 5 great lakes prefer Michigan.
I currently have my app in and get monthly “you’re well on your way, keep updating” emails from them.
I’m planning on moving back to one of their junior bases soon, so it is an intriguing prospect.” My main concern is how secure said junior base is...
 

Autothrust Blue

"Are you out of your mind, Ryan?”
If you are having any doubts about your ability to interview use a prep service. It'll clean up any longwinded answers and make you more confident about yourself and your explanations. I used it for B6 and it paid off for multiple interviews. Its 450 dollars (ECIC) and well worth it to put your best foot forward. I don't work at G4 but I know a bazillion people that do currently.
I wouldn’t burn $450 for it, but sitting down and polishing over the rough edges (as extant) is never a bad idea.
 

Max Power

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If you are having any doubts about your ability to interview use a prep service. It'll clean up any longwinded answers and make you more confident about yourself and your explanations. I used it for B6 and it paid off for multiple interviews. Its 450 dollars (ECIC) and well worth it to put your best foot forward. I don't work at G4 but I know a bazillion people that do currently.
I have used a free lance prep service in the past and I feel it was beneficial. The woman I used did hiring for UAL for years and I felt she did a good job. One interview was a "preferred hiring" interview at UAL and the other was Spirit this past August. I didn't get either job, but I felt fairly prepared. I imagine that the questions in this G4 video interview will largely be the same as I experienced before.

In regards to this idea, what is the etiquette on these video interviews( if anyone knows) in regards to timeframe for completion? I received the email 2 days ago and while I know sooner is better than later, I don't want to rush into it.
 
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