Did you receive the job? Yes
Total Flight Time: 2,780
Total Turbine PIC: 330
Total Turbine SIC: 0
Other previous Aviation Experience? 8 Years at a Regional Airline
Where was the interview? Denver, CO, USA
What to bring to Interview: They send you a list of items to complete and bring with you. Items include copies of documents such as passport, pilot cert, medical and other documents. Be sure to blur out your DOB on any requested documents for the interview. Try to keep documents in the same order as they are on the checklist.
Was Transportation Provided? Yes
Transportation Comments: There are shuttles to/from DIA, hotel and Training Center. If going to the training center, go to baggage claim and exit door 510, island 3 and look for the hotel shuttle signs. If going straight to the training center, exit door 510, island 5, look left and you should see a crew shuttle sign.
Was Lodging Provided? No
Lodging comments: Stayed at the Holiday Inn right across from the training center. Not sure on pricing as I used hotel points. I think if you call, they have a discounted rate for United Applicants. Double Tree right next door is also a good location.
Did you get a Food Allowance? No
Did you have Phone Screen? No
Phone screen comments:
Was there a Technical test? No
Technical test comments:
Was there a Personality test?: Yes
Personality test comments: Hogan test. Link to test sent via email. Takes about an hour and a half. Don’t try and cheat the system. Answer questions consistent with your personality.
Did you have a Cognitive test?: No
Cognitive test comments:
How many on the panel interview: 2
Interview Questions:
  • Opened up with their introductions.
  • Tell me about your failed checkrides.
  • Tell me about how you got in to flying and walk me through your resume.
  • TMAAT you had to work with someone you didn’t get along with.
  • TMAAT you had to help someone you worked with.
  • TMAAT someone pressured you to do something you didn’t want to.
  • TMAAT you had a conflict with a passenger.
  • Anything else you’d like to add that is not on your resume?
  • Why United?
  • Any questions for us?
Did you have a Simulator Eval? Yes
Simulator Eval Comments: Pretty straight forward. We did climbs, descents, steep turns. After shooting the ILS to a missed approach, I was given a CRM scenario. Instructor took controls and gives you 7 minutes to complete your scenario. Should be plenty of time to make a good decision and coordinate everything. They are no longer doing the SIM Eval. They now to a “chair flying” event. Still need to know call outs and be able to go through the profiles. They send you a study guide.
Simulator Eval Prep? Yes
Who did you SIM Prep with? Flight Training International
How much was SIM Prep? $1,200.00
Did you have a Physical Exam? No
Physical Exam comments:
Overall Impression?: Overall impression was great! Everyone was super friendly and professional! Everyone I talked to that day wished me luck. They are very good at calming the nerves.
Did you do Interview Prep?: No
Interview Prep Comments:
Additional Comments: I didn’t officially do any interview prep but had several friends that helped me out. During the interview, they give you a pad and pencil. When they ask your a question, write it down! This way, if you start rambling and forget what the question was, you have it in front of you to get you back on track. Don’t feel rushed, writing the question down buys you time to think about what story you are going to tell. Don’t be afraid to take 10-20 seconds to think about the question. Also, don’t be afraid to ask to come back to a question if for some reason you can’t think up a story right away.
Additional Advice: United wants to see your personality so be sure you are prepared to show them who you are. I highly recommend going through some of the TMAAT questions and coming up with stories for each one in the STARR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result, Reaction). If you haven’t heard of it, Google it! Be sure to practice telling your answers with someone to make sure you aren’t rambling and to make sure you hit the good points. Also, don’t forget to practice your intro. Depending on who you talk to, a good intro can be 5-7 minutes or up to 15 minutes. Bottom line, try and read the body language of your interviewers. Their language can sometimes tell you if they are still interested or if you need to wrap it up.