Jetblue Interview Dates?

330Driver

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Does anyone know when the next round of JetBlue interviews will be?

Also, has anyone heard how many pilots they plan to hire this year?

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Jetblue hiring

I spoke with a Jetblue FO last week and he said that he had heard they planned on hiring 24 pilots a month for the forseeable (spelling?) future. He said they are getting one new jet a month and they hire about 13.5 pilots for each jet.

I know, the math doesn't equal up but that's what he said.

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JetBlue Interview

330Driver,

I got the call late April to interview 26 June.


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330,
I interviewed on May 8th and passed Phase I. I saw about 70 other folks in their snappy blue suits on the interview date. I don't know how many got past the first phase. At any rate, during the informal discussions, we were told that they have class dates projected through December of this year. Currently, it looks like they are filling classes at one a month with 24 people per class. Hope this helps and good luck!


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Phase II Success Rate?

Anybody,

Any idea what percentage of people who make it through phase I make it through phase II? Can I make an assumption that if you make it to the background check and haven't any skeletons in your closet that you have a better than average chance of a class date?
May 8th interview and in the background check process now.

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Iceback

PS: 330Driver "Imagine my concern?!" (inside joke)

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Dunno

Not sure about the historical percentage who make it from Phase 2 to job offer, but I'm certainly hoping to be in that group!

Interviewed 17 April with about 80 other folks. 42 of us went on to background check. Most of my ref's have been called so far.

I got the impression they would hire all the dudes who met their quals and fit into their corporate family. Haven't heard about a historical success rate lately.

Good luck to all!

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Jetblue's interviewed to hired ratio when WAY up last summer when they started doing "most qual'd" verses "first applied" for scheduling interviews. Now...if you get called...at least on paper you meet the mins and are competitive.

As for Background checks....for military guys they are fairly painless. Your work history is easily verifiable. Expect refs to get some real questions, however, about your "act". Comments from my 3 refs (Sqdn CC, ADO, and a Flt CC) were "I thought I was getting interviewed for the job".

Anecdotally only, but it seems if you make it to the background check you are doing fine and will be hired. However...if you've been a jerk for most of your career or lied about quals, they do a fairly extensive review and you are likely to be found out.

Good luck to all.....and Shaggy....enjoy Hill!

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I just finished my IOE trips. So from the check airman perspective here are the answers to some of the questions:

1. The hire ratio of those interviewed is about 30%.
2. Starting in Jun the selection process for interviews will be strictly computer selection. This means those of us employed don't have any influence with Dean over who is interviewed.
3. They're hiring more than 24 a month. They're putting 24 a month into training. But due to stop-loss, they're having difficulty filling the classes. I have a buddy who showed up for training in May and was interviewed in April. Because he wasn't caught up in the stop loss (just a DOS to a guard job) and his background check was simple, they are able to expedite some folks into training.
4. The background checks have changed recently in terms of length of phone interviews. If a JB pilot wrote the recommendation, they just call to confirm you indeed wrote it yourself (they suggest the JB pilot e-mai Dean again to re-emphasize the importance of hiring those you recommended). No questions at all asked of the JB pilot. Oustide references are now asked only 4-5 questions vs. the canned 8 they used to do.

Hope that helps.
 

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Thanks for the answers guys...

Most of my references have been called, RSI callled to confirm some employment history with some out of business carriers. Nothing hidden in my background, so I am hopefull. Now all I have to do is pay off all my references!! <BG>

Hoping for a July class date...

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Great News!!!!

Got the call from jetBlue for an 8 july class!!!!!

Still can't believe it! I heard they hired all but one who made it to the background check, which would be 41 out of about 80 or so who interviewed.

I'm gonna' be a busy hombre separating from the AF and moving back from Italy between now and then. For those curious, I was lucky enough to also get a Reserve job and a Stop-Loss waiver.

Applied to jetBlue in October, updated via email and with their new online system, interviewed April 17, went on to background check a week later, notified a couple of days ago.

Really looking forward to joining this great company.

Hope to hear some good news from you other folks soon!

Good luck to all!

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JetBlueClass

:)

ShaggyF16,

That's outstanding news!! As a former "government employee" now airline OLP (ordinary line pilot) I know how great that feeling is!!! If you get some time between now and then (fat chance) would you please give some detail of the interview with particular attention to the "letters of reference" and their "interview process" for the poor unfortunates that write same. Again, my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes! Hope to join the up & coming JetBlue myself......... "Semper Fi"
 

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Iceback,

How long did it take for your references to be called? Also interviewed on May 8 and made it past phase I. I have been called by RSI and have seen a couple of things in the mail (FAA record check, etc.), but none of my references have gotten the call yet. Just wondering what the general time frame is for the calls.

Hope to be in Miami in July also!!

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Nooner21 said:
Iceback,

How long did it take for your references to be called?



Nooner,

I also interviewed May 8, and the background checks commenced right away, however, the reference calls just started on this last Tuesday. All have been called, and also all have been asked to give an additional reference.

I believe it is normal for the process to appear to start and stop and then start again. The RSI folks send info out right away, but the background team calls the references on a different schedule. I believe at this point, no news is good news.

Good luck, and here's to a July class for all of us!

Nandu
 

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My references started to get the calls within a week or so of notification of making it through phase I. It also seems a little sporadic. I had given them 3 letters of recommendation written within the last year (as requested) plus names of a couple of other people they could call. Of the 3 who had written letters, 2 have been called, and as of Saturday, 1 hadn't heard a thing. Also, 1 of the extras that I provided them with at the interview was one of the first ones to get a call. The calls also were spread out over a couple of weeks. Who knows, maybe if they get what they are looking for in the first couple of calls, they back off. Maybe they have to call everyone, and just haven't got around to it. I have given multiple phone numbers for all of them (office, home, cell) so they are easily reachable. I just don't know what the deal is.
Also, just last week, RSI called looking for an address for a company that I worked for 41/2 years ago, but is out of business. I went as far as tracking down the paralegal at the bankruptcy trustee's office, to make sure RSI would get a letter stating my records from that company are unrecoverable. Just like everyone else, I'm a little stressed to say the least. I'm holding out hope that ShaggyF16's stats about the background check success rate are the norm. I have absolutely nothing to hide, and my references are about as solid as you can get, so I hope I'm worrying for naught.

Time will tell...

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Should hear soon.

To all that are waiting:

A new class is starting today in MIA. Usually the pilot selection board meets at the beginning of this week, since they are all in one place at one time. Hopefully you all will hear good news later this week.

I'm in FLL going to LGB tonight. I love this job and this company....

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JB Question

I am presently in the AF being held in via Stop Loss and assigned stateside. I would be retired at this time if not for Stop Loss. I am currently showing an available date of 1 Nov 02 on my JB online resume, which at this time is a hope vice a plan. Assuming this is a good date when can I expect a call from JB for an interview if they are interested in my qualifications? Thanks in advance. Harry
 

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Thanks for the info EvilJim... I'm off to the Caymans for a short 3 day R&R, maybe there will be some news when I get back. As they say, waiting is harder than the interview.

Iceback
 
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Harry,

As of 1 June, the interview process is now computerized. Therefore, those of us who might have been able to influence Dean to push a buddy's app through quicker, are no longer able to do so.

I would certainly e-mail Dean to put your mind at rest. Happy Landings.
 

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I congratulate Jet Blue from resisting the urge to turn pilot hiring into the "old boy network" that prevails at other carriers.
 

Hugh Jorgan

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Hey Jointops,
Any idea what kind of hours, experience, qualifications, etc. it's going to take to have the computer spit your name out to get the call????? Thanks...
 
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