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44 Jazz
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Hello all,

Long-time lurker here and first off thanks to everyone for the wealth of information that's embedded in these forums!

For all those going to interviews and having become new hires recently I was hoping to ask what the timeline has been like from Web Application to first email from the company throughout this past summer?

I've been hoping for the initial interview email since late spring and updating the profile regularly, but just curious if I should be considering myself under-qualified.

Thanks!
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What are the OCT scheduled courses and when do calls go out?
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wingmonkey wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:01 am
For all those going to interviews and having become new hires recently I was hoping to ask what the timeline has been like from Web Application to first email from the company throughout this past summer?

I've been hoping for the initial interview email since late spring and updating the profile regularly, but just curious if I should be considering myself under-qualified.
That’s a hard question because it will vary a lot. My understanding is your application gets scored on some sort of matrix and then put in a pile with the rest in order. When they need people they draw from the top. Applicants after you but who score higher will be drawn from the pile ahead of you. I only wish there was a way to look into where you stand in line while you wait (HR would love to see the same for your sake) but there’s no easy way to do this that’s guaranteed to not cause conflict.

For me it was something like 14 months from initial application to job offer with the interview right in the middle and a whole lot of radio silence in between.
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Mr. North wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:54 am
Equipment assignments are usually done within the last couple days of the PIT course (which is 2 weeks long). So the Sept. 9th class won't know what they've been assigned until Sept. 18-20.
Any word on what they were assigned for equipment?
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25 320's
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RP courses with open FO seats... what a waste.
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I actually think it’s quite nice for the new hire to not be forced to use their WB FO course right in PIT.
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It would be better if there were no RPs.
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Hangry wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:16 am
I actually think it’s quite nice for the new hire to not be forced to use their WB FO course right in PIT.
unfortunately 1 person in the mentioned PIT did have to.
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Hi everyone,

Is there ANY information about upcoming ground schools? I’ve been waiting 7 weeks since my interview, I know lots of guys who are currently at 12-14 weeks and we’re all aware that the last equipment bid says there’s a need for 800+ new hires by next summer... but no one knows what the hiring looks like for the rest of the year??

What’s up?
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altiplano wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:22 am
It would be better if there were no RPs.
Good point
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Transition9er2 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:37 am
Hi everyone,

Is there ANY information about upcoming ground schools? I’ve been waiting 7 weeks since my interview, I know lots of guys who are currently at 12-14 weeks and we’re all aware that the last equipment bid says there’s a need for 800+ new hires by next summer... but no one knows what the hiring looks like for the rest of the year??

What’s up?
GS every 3 weeks indefinitely.
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Thanks Bob!
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FL-280 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:39 am
25 320's
8 67 LCC
4 EMJ'S
1 777 FO
2 87 RP
8 777 RP
Where‘s that fo on 777 base out of ?

Are these position mainly out of yyz and yvr?
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Everything YYZ. New Hires will be able to bid out of the center of the universe as bids come out.
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Are they still doing video interviews? I heard a rumor they have gotten rid of the video interview and are going straight to the in person interview
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bob99 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Transition9er2 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:37 am
Hi everyone,

Is there ANY information about upcoming ground schools? I’ve been waiting 7 weeks since my interview, I know lots of guys who are currently at 12-14 weeks and we’re all aware that the last equipment bid says there’s a need for 800+ new hires by next summer... but no one knows what the hiring looks like for the rest of the year??

What’s up?
GS every 3 weeks indefinitely.
So if the last course started on Sept 9th, did one start yesterday??
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I believe a small groundschool of 10 started today.
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Any OTS in that small group?
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This is a guess but probably very little.... most of the OTS will be foreign carrier Wb experienced to fill all those vacancies
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Because of the Transat acquisition hiring will likely slow to a trickle. It won't actually stop though because of contractual obligations to Jazz pilot. Best bet for OTS applicant now is apply at Transat and failing that Jazz.
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Why would hiring slow for Transat? Aren’t showing up with all these planes and all this work?
Maybe old 310’s and a parked fleet isn’t that great....

Transat IF the transaction passes won’t be on property before 1.5 - 2 years....
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lo_n_slo_907 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:22 am
Any OTS in that small group?

3 ots

Rest jazz
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Jean-Pierre wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:34 am
Best bet for OTS applicant now is apply at Transat and failing that Jazz.
Calling Transat ‘best’ right now is a bit of a gamble, no? I’d have thought the surest thing would remain Jazz, as it has been for at least the last decade from what I’ve seen.
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