Jump to content
Baseops Forums

Recommended Posts

@goodflightcowboyI was told by the POC that they "definitely won't have one in 2019, and most likely not in 2020, no idea beyond that." Monitor their website BuckleyPilotJob if you arent already. It is their own unique website for UPT/Rated applicants

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Sigh... lmao

1 hour ago, pilot said:

Is that the Buckley guy again on Reddit or something?

I hope so we need more entertainment

 

image.thumb.png.478e08df8e91ece93ec846bafcd43b85.png

Edited by SugandeseFighter
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys,

So this is semi-related to this thread. Several Squadrons, as far as I have seen, do not allow UPT applicants to visit the Squadron during the UPT Application window. Does anyone know why that is? I understand thats the rule, but i am just curious why they would not want to meet the applicants before the interview? Would one's application be the sole factor? Seems like blind hiring? Maybe I am thinking too hard. 

Anyway, appreciate any and all inputs!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Burger said:

Hey guys,

So this is semi-related to this thread. Several Squadrons, as far as I have seen, do not allow UPT applicants to visit the Squadron during the UPT Application window. Does anyone know why that is? I understand thats the rule, but i am just curious why they would not want to meet the applicants before the interview? Would one's application be the sole factor? Seems like blind hiring? Maybe I am thinking too hard. 

Anyway, appreciate any and all inputs!

Because it would turn into a revolving door of backstabbing and ass kissing, and without your qualifications in front of us, you’re just another Boy Scout on a tour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it a bad look if you reject an invitation visit a unit?  Due to my proximity, it's just not financially possible for me to make two round trips (assuming I get an interview). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Each unit is different...matt's is one perspective.  The other perspective is visiting gives you and us an opportunity to interact and determine if this is worth going forward on (i.e. official interview).  But to Matt's point, this visit should be accompanied by your resume/package (sts), because that absolutely matters and bad enough scores, GPA, etc. can absolutely tank your chances of an interview, no matter how good of a dude you may be in person.

Edited by brabus
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
10 hours ago, brabus said:

Each unit is different...matt's is one perspective.  The other perspective is visiting gives you and us an opportunity to interact and determine if this is worth going forward on (i.e. official interview).  But to Matt's point, this visit should be accompanied by your resume/package (sts), because that absolutely matters and bad enough scores, GPA, etc. can absolutely tank your chances of an interview, no matter how good of a dude you may be in person.

What he said, just with more diplomacy.  

What do I need to search on reddit to find that thread, holy shit.  No fighter pilot would  very use that name!

Edited by matmacwc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, matmacwc said:

What he said, just with more diplomacy.  

What do I need to search on reddit to find that thread, holy shit.  No fighter pilot would  very use that name!

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, goodflightcowboy said:

DC interview notifications went out, for those still waiting. 

When and phone or email?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Desk Jobs Suck said:

Still no Mass interview notifications?

Westfield? Notifications went out weeks ago for Westfield.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, goodflightcowboy said:

DC interview notifications went out, for those still waiting. 

Did you visit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, ayz33 said:

Did you visit?

I didn’t either and got a first-round interview. I emailed a few months ago and they said they weren’t doing visits. Some guys knew that and went anyway, judging from a post on here, and I’m curious as to whether that helped or hurt.

Anyway congrats to all who got interviews, and best of luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/10/2019 at 8:13 PM, Ligma said:

Is it a bad look if you reject an invitation visit a unit?  Due to my proximity, it's just not financially possible for me to make two round trips (assuming I get an interview). 

I wouldn't say definitively either way but me visiting my unit before I submitted my application almost certainly helped to get an interview. I may have been given an interview if I didn't visit because of my resume but I can't say for sure and I don't regret going for a visit beforehand. Yes, it absolutely sucked financially to schedule two round trip flights while working on my PPL. Was it worth it? Well, I'm waiting for UPT so that's up to you. My advice is to search one-way on google flights (incognito so cookies don't raise your search dates) and find the cheapest flights not on the same carrier both ways. I was able to piecemeal like that, hell I took one airline to a connection and then another to my destination but that's a dangerous game to play...

  • Thanks 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Insert name said:

I wouldn't say definitively either way but me visiting my unit before I submitted my application almost certainly helped to get an interview. I may have been given an interview if I didn't visit because of my resume but I can't say for sure and I don't regret going for a visit beforehand. Yes, it absolutely sucked financially to schedule two round trip flights while working on my PPL. Was it worth it? Well, I'm waiting for UPT so that's up to you. My advice is to search one-way on google flights (incognito so cookies don't raise your search dates) and find the cheapest flights not on the same carrier both ways. I was able to piecemeal like that, hell I took one airline to a connection and then another to my destination but that's a dangerous game to play...

Thank you for your response!  It definitely is a "how bad do you want it" type of deal.  Just gotta eat the costs to hope to be in the same position as you one day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know if South Carolina or Jacksonville have sent out interview invites?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...