1st Jul 2012, 13:50
I recently completed an interview with United Airlines as a flight attendant. Needless to say, I was one of the last few to be interviewed out of at least 90 candidates. I am a little in the dark about what happened in my interview. I have a vast history of CU service, I am attractive, smiled, dressed professional, kept a smile on my face and was told I did very well in the f2f interview. She asked me "Is there anything I havent asked, you would like me to? I stated "So, when can you start training???" hahaha just trying to make a smle...and she did, and shetold me when training started. I thought "IM IN!!!" no......I was told "we are going to give this to the hiring manager... and we will contact you in one week." The good thing, is I am local so I just drove home. I have searched TONS of forums to inquire if I still have a shot. Cant find anything. Other than some people saying they typically hire on the spot. Do they call back?? I studied how to answer their interview questions...and I know I did well. So, do they really hire "on the spot" if your local... do they really "review" your intervew? I dont have a good feeling about it... I am quite disappointed. If I am not what UA is looking for.... than I am notsure what considering I have met show pretty rude and I know I can certainly offer FAR BETTER CU service and do it with a smile and with pride representing my company. I am very befoggled. Help....!!:confused:
3rd Jul 2012, 07:43
I would think no airline would hire on the spot. Wouldn't they go away and look at all the candidates once the interviews were done, then cull the list, and with the ones they decided to give jobs to, they'd check their referees and only after that would they contact you and offer you the job?
3rd Jul 2012, 13:41
Like the person above me said. No airline would hire on the spot. There are too many procedures for someone to simply say "You're hired!". I'm not sure about how it works over in the USA, but here in Australia, you aren't technically hired until you've passed the medical test, security test and finished ground school. I imagine it wouldn't be too different in the US.
However, I wouldn't worry too much, sometimes no news is good news (meaning you haven't been rejected yet, as those letters are usually sent out first).
Some airlines in the USA do provisional hiring on the spot. Pending the results of a drug test, fingerprints and 10 year background check. No airline in the USA does physical exams.
20th Jul 2012, 09:41
Yes, many airlines hire on the spot. I was hired by both AirTran Airways and Delta Air Lines -- both told me on the spot.
Also, AirTran did require me to do a full physical.
22nd Jul 2012, 01:20
As a United flight attendant, I might say that you may wish to consider your last comments about those in my profession at United. We're a pretty nice group of hardworking people and it doesn't appear that you have too much respect for your potential co-workers. Maybe that showed through in your interview. Just saying.............
That being said, good luck in the future.