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JetBlue Airways Pilot Interview Profiles

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!

Date Interviewed: October 2004
Summary of Qualifications: 6200TT 2000 Jet PIC DC-9 Type Ratining, Check Airman Supplemental 121.
Were you offered the job? No
Pilot Interview Profile:

Interview went pretty much exactly as the previous poster. Might have interviewed on the same day. Questions were pretty much the same ones posted here.

I have been selected to move into Phase 2. According to JetBlue they will do the background checks and then submit the entire package to the Pilot Hiring Committee which will look at everything and make their decision. Could take up to 4 weeks depending on how long it takes to do the background checks. Classes are Jan/Feb.

Date Interviewed: September 2003
Summary of Qualifications: TT 7000, PIC 1500, Muliti Engine 5500, PIC JET 0, Turbojet 1900, Turboprop 3300, Part 121
Were you offered the job? Yes
Pilot Interview Profile:

Here is a review of my experience during the JetBlue interview on September 10, 2003. Overall it was great. What a tremendous group of people. Everyone went well out of their way to make me feel at home. All other gouges are right on the money. I will list some of the differences and things perhaps unique to my experience.

The interview was held in the JFK Hampton Inn. In attendance were Dave Barger-President and COO, Capt. Al Spain- VP of Operations and new system Chief Pilot Pete Russo and of course Dean Melonas who runs the interview show. All a great group of guys that were happy to speak with everyone in attendance. I got there a little early and was nervous so I went in early. Speaking with all these gentlemen before the interview burned off all my nervousness and had me perfectly relaxed for the interview.

The interview questions were derivations of questions right out of the gouge, the only different question was "Tell me a time you had to come between two employees to settle a dispute." To get a great grasp and fully prepare for the interview I highly recommend Emerald Coast Interview Consulting, own.aol.com/ahaganf15/myhomepage/business.html. It's a $300 investment, interview prep. You'll be very prepared and if you don't pass Phase I, you get a full refund. It's more than worth the money compared to the payoff if you pass the interview. JB is looking for pilots that care; I mean really care about taking good care of people and doing anything, and I mean anything, to get the job done. Especially if it means going beyond your "job description". If that is not what you're into don't even apply.

I found it best to practice my answers with flash cards with bullets. Don't memorize your entire answer as you need to be flexible and will not sound genuine anyway. Just be yourself and don't try to be a canned product of something you're not, they'll see right through it. It felt like I was talking to a couple of buddies the whole time, so just relax and let them know how much you really want to be there and be part of what they're doing. They told me my level of preparedness actually made their job much easier. By the way, more than half the interviewees wore blue ties and some even wore blue shirts, I didn't go as far as the blue shirt. Following is a list of the actual questions I was asked:

1) Tell me about the toughest crew you had to deal with. 2) Tell me a time you went outside company policy. 3) Tell me a time you forgot to do something recently. 4) When was the last time you had an FAA examiner on board and how did it go? 5) Tell me a time you had to deal with a stressful flight. 6) Tell me a time you saw a crewmember do something unsafe/you influenced a crewmember. 7) Tell me a time you were understaffed and what did you do about it to maintain safety. 8) Tell me your shining moment story. 9) What do you do to keep track of things that need to be done? 10) Tell me something you really liked or didn't like about a past employer. 11) Is there any thing you would like to tell us about yourself you feel we may not have gotten from this interview?

All in all it was a wonderful experience and leaving there made me want to a part of the family even more.

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