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JetBlue Airways Pilot Interview Profiles

Date Interviewed: October 2007
Summary of Qualifications: Military
Were you offered the job? Yes
Pilot Interview Profile:

I would say this is one place that makes the interview experience pleasant. Jetblue wants to hire someone that would be enjoyable to work with, not someone that is going to ruin a 4 day trip. If you have no people skills then dont even waste your time going to the interview. Overall it was a great experience. Showed up in the morning and gave a urine sample and was finger printed. After that headed upstairs for a question/answer session with a few pilots while we waited to be called in for individual interviews. My 2 on 1 was with a pilot and people dept. individual. I was asked about 6 questions. Tell us about a crew member you didnt like? Tell us about a situation where you had to teach something to another pilot? 5 core values, what are they? Safety, caring, integrity, fun, passion. Tell us what you know about jetblue? How did you save the day? This lasted about 25 minutes and then it was over to the exit interview with another pilot. He asked me if I had any questions about the interview or the company. I think this is one more look at you to see if there is anything they may have missed. I did not do an interview prep, I just went in and relaxed and tried to be myself. I think they can see if you've done interview prep and Im not really sure its such a good idea. Rehearsed answers dont show who you are and probably is evident throughout the interview. Do your best and everything will be fine, they really want to see who you are and want to hire you. Good luck.

Date Interviewed: March 2007
Summary of Qualifications: Total 6500T-Prop PIC 4000 part 121Jet PIC 600 part 121
Were you offered the job? Don't Know
Pilot Interview Profile:
Applied sometime around Nov/Dec 2006. Went to the open house in Orlando, FL on Feb., 17th. I was called for an interview about 6 days later. Interview was on March 9 with about 90 other pilots. JetBlue asks that you be there 90 minutes early. You go into a banquet room and several key employees (chief pilots, Flt ops, fleet mgr, ect) rotate in and out ALL day answering questions while you wait for your turn.

You get two interviews, one 2 on 1 and a 1 on 1. My 2 on 1 was with an A320 captain and a flight attendant. We were in a big room with about 15 other pilot interviews going on at the same time. The 1 on 1 was with a People Dept. person...the "exit interview", and that was in an office.

Way less stressful than Southwest...and Southwest wasn't too bad. Lots of the same stuff. TMAT questions. No sim ride and no "LOI" thing that SWA has. My actual interview lasted less then an hour with the 2 on 1. The "exit interview" was about 20 minutes.

I was called 4 days later and offered the "conditional" employment pending the back groung check...also offered a class 2 weeks out from that day.

Only advice I have is bring a couple protein bars. Thankfully I did. There is no time to get lunch somewhere.

Good luck.
Date Interviewed: February 2007
Summary of Qualifications: ATP 10610 Hours PIC JET 3800 121 Turbine 2700
Were you offered the job? Yes
Pilot Interview Profile:

Went to the open house on the 17th after the tour, meet with the recreter for 25 min.. that was it than he came and asked if i had time to talk was sent to the office and was interv. and 3 hours later i left .. they called me today and offer a class date for the 28th of march 2007.

Date Interviewed: September 2005
Summary of Qualifications: ATP 6785 total hours, 4528 hours pic turbine, 972 hours 121 experience
Were you offered the job? Yes
Pilot Interview Profile:

It is just like all the previous interviews posted on here from earlier years at Jet Blue. Jet Blue called me and gave me an interview date which was a month away and then I was asked to fill out an extensive pre hiring questionnaire which took three hours. Then I was also asked to send in three recommendation letters from pilots that I've flown with over the past five years. They sent me on a Jet Blue flight to JFK and then they also paid for the hotel. They are a class act company and I was very impressed with the way they handled their interviews and the open question forum. I prepared for the interviews by reading all the gouge I could however the questions were different from I expected. Some examples are: Tell us time when you did something good that you were happy about and something not so good that you are upset about. Have you ever had to get in the middle of a dispute between fellow crew members? What is your best asset as a person? Do you get along with all different types of people? Do you think you will have a problem cleaning up the airplane between flights? Tell us a time when you were flying with a crew member that you had a problem with? I answered the questions from my heart and just went with my true gut feelings. I met a lot of great people from Jet Blue while I was there and I felt good about the interview after it was all over. I wasn't sure if I got the job, but I felt like it went well. Within one week I received an email letting me know I was selected into Phase two for hiring purposes and then after one month I received another email asking me what aircraft I wanted to go to school on if I was selected. I thought that was wonderful that they gave me a choice. The background checks took two months before I was notified that I was selected for a class date. I am excited to go to work for Jet Blue, however I will miss flying the Classic 747-200 to Hong Kong and all over the world. But the long 20 day trips away from home won't be missed.

Date Interviewed: October 2004
Summary of Qualifications: ATP, 6000 hrs, 2000 Jet PIC, 1000 Part 121 SIC. 3 LOR's from jetBlue pilots.
Were you offered the job? No
Pilot Interview Profile:

The jetBlue interview process has changed somewhat over the summer. First off there are apporximately 10,000 qualified pilots in the database. jetBlue is interviewing 70-80 pilots per quarter. Once you've been selected from the database, you'll recieve a phone call which is actually your first interveiw. The phone call will last about 30-45 minutes, you'll be asked 3-4 questions, they are in the "Tell Me About A Time That" format and the Situation/Action/Result answer format seems to be jetBlue's preference. After the phone interview you'll wait, no news is good news at jetBlue. If you passed it, you'll receive another phone call inviting you to NY for phase one, the main interview. jetBlue will fly you positive space A or pay up to $400.00 for you to fly on another airline. jetBlue pays for the Hotel room and gives you a 20% discount coupon for dinner. Breakfast the next day is included with the room. Another change to the process is that you fax your 3 Flying letters of recommendation to jetBlue and they call your references before you go to NY for Phase 1. You'll fly into NY the night before the interview. On our interview day there were 70 pilots, a genuine cross section, Military, Corporate/civilian, male, female, all races. I asked about 15 pilots about their backgrounds. Several were from fractional corporate outfits, many were furloughed with Major US carriers, one was straight from active duty military. Appeared that the military guys were a cross section, some fighter, some patrol/transport aircraft and some tanker drivers. Hours ranged from a low of 4000 to a high of 13,000. I could'nt find anyone who was called earlier than 1 year after applying, and several guys had waited 2 years or more for the call. The day of the interview you check in and the staff verifies your paperwork, you submit your logbooks for review, get fingerprinted and then you go to the Safe Room to wait for your interview. In the safe room, as before, Dave Barger, Al Spain and others were present to answer questions. Of interest, the first E190 revenue flight is planned for Aug 2005. jetBlue will receive 1 E190 every 10 days beginning in July/August 2005. Your interviewers come and get your from the Safe Room and you interview for about an hour. The questions are similiar to the gouge that's available, nothing significanlty different. Focus is on customer service and the core values of Safety/Caring/Integrity/Fun/Passion. Review your log books, think about interaction with customers and crews (good and bad) and try to have about 15-20 stories in mind to pull from. After the main interview you are handed off to a CA for a final exit interview. A couple more questions and a chance to critique the process. Overall, the most friendly group of people I've ever met, and the least threatening interview of the 5 Part 121's I've done. We were told that after the interview we'll be contacted via email, in about 1 week, if we made it to Phase 2, the background check. Phase 2 is running 4-8 weeks. Upon completion of Phase 2 you'll be called for a class date. Our group, Oct 2004, is slated for Jan/Feb 2005 class dates. There is a new online application that you need to fill out. The next interview is in January 2005. Everything positive written about this company apperas to be correct from my experience. I really do think this is a different corporate outfit and business mentality. My take, if you have no problem with flying 85 hours a month over 20 days and pitching in to clean the aircraft during 30 minute turns while smiling and providing legendary customer service, throw your hat in the ring. If your focus is flying jets and an A and B fund retirement, this is clearly not the place to apply. Best of luck!

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