SkyWest Flight Attendants are safety professionals who enjoy helping others with a smile. They have the confidence and training to handle any situation they may encounter, both on the ground and at 35,000 feet in the air. To join the dynamic InFlight team and earn a pair of wings, follow these steps:
Group interviews follow the same format at all locations: Applicants should wear business attire, bring a resume and check in for the group interview between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. InFlight recruiters will give a brief presentation about SkyWest, the Flight Attendant position requirements and the available training class dates
There is a short break for applicants to ask questions and consider the requirements, such a potential relocation, schedule flexibility and the ability to attend the 31 days of training on the dates available
Applicants continue with the interview process by each taking a turn explaining, in one minute, why they would be a great Flight Attendant to the group
Immediately following, recruiters review resumes and notes on their presentations
A list will be posted of the applicants selected for an individual interview that night
Following the one-on-one interview, applicants will be notified within two weeks of the results, and if selected for the Flight Attendant position, the email will contain a conditional offer of employment and ask the applicant to confirm or decline the offer
SkyWest flight attendants are part of an exciting team of professionals who love working in the travel industry and sharing their enthusiasm with passengers. This is a dynamic and exciting position that allows you to travel, meet new challenges, and be invigorated every day as you portray the essence of SkyWest to our customers!
“Layla and I love flying together. It’s always a lot of fun!” – Mary Deperrot, Chicago-based flight attendant.
Those who are ready to become a SkyWest flight attendant may submit an application today and attend a flight attendant interview at any one of the following locations in March:
March 1 in Minneapolis, Minneapolis
March 2 in La Crosse, Wisconsin
March 2 in Fargo, North Dakota
March 3 in Eugene, Oregon
March 3 in Portland, Oregon
March 7 in Orlando, Florida
March 8 in Colorado Spring, Colorado
March 8 in Dallas, Texas
March 9 in Santa Barbara, California
March 9 in Houston, Texas
March 10 in San Francisco, California
March 10 in Memphis, Tennessee
March 15 in Seattle, Washington
March 15 in Charlotte, North Carolina
March 16 in Chicago, Illinois
March 16 in Aurora, Colorado
March 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 17 in Atlanta, Georgia
March 22 in San Antonio, Texas
March 23 in Madison, Wisconsin
March 24 in Salt Lake City, Utah
March 24 in Los Angeles, California
March 29 in St. Louis, Missouri
March 29 in Asheville, North Carolina
March 30 in Kansas City, Missouri
March 30 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
March 31 in Rogers, Arkansas
March 31 in Lincoln, Nebraska
Click here for more information about each of these events. Please note that the dates and locations of events may change without notice.
Applying and interviewing for a new job can be a challenge. To make things easier, members of the SkyWest recruiting team put together seven simple tips that will help a candidate stand out:
Clear, Specific Resume: A resume should be catered for a specific job; a pilot resume is going to look different from a ramp agent resume. Keep things short and ONLY include applicable information. Recruiters often screen hundreds of resumes and those that are the most successful include current contact information, work history (with an explanation of any gaps), education (college degrees are preferred) and current flight hours for pilot applications.
Assessment Questions ARE Important: Specific assessment questions attached to the application are an important tool used to screen and find the best candidates for a position. Take time to think through any answers and always be specific. Recruiters tend to lose interest when questions are answered broadly.
Be Timely: When a candidate follows instructions and pays attention to detail, it tells the recruiter that they are motivated. Completing tasks like a video interview or homework assignment soon after being asked is a high indicator of an applicant’s work ethic and can help them have a leg up on the competition.
Prepare for Face-to-Face Interviews: After making it through the initial screening and being invited to a face-to-face interview, applicants should take some time to study the duties and qualifications of the job, as well as information about SkyWest. Recruiters are assessing whether a candidate is a good fit for the position and doing some research about the position and the company will help. For the interview itself, dress appropriately and make eye contact when answering questions. Candidates should also be specific with any answers and take time, when needed, to provide an answer that will show the recruiters more of who they really are.
Be Genuine: Talking around a question in an interview or stuffing a resume with fluff words and sentences will not help candidates stand out or show our recruiters who they really are. Being genuine and specific in each stage of the screening and interview process will help applicants be more successful.
Be Positive, Approachable and Friendly: These qualities can help an applicant connect with a recruiter and also ties in with SkyWest’s culture, which focuses on working together. Hiring those who exemplify these qualities continues to strengthen SkyWest teams across the country and overflows to the millions of passengers who are boarding SkyWest flights every month.
To start putting these tips into practice, check out all of the positions that are currently available at SkyWest by visiting www.skywest.com.
After finding the perfect job at SkyWest and nailing the initial steps of the application process, some potential new employees may be asked to complete a short, one-way video interview. These interviews are often used in place of a phone interview and can be nerve racking for someone who hasn’t done a video interview before.
To help, here are eight tips that can help first-time interviewees succeed:
Dress the part. The one-way video interview is a part of the application process and candidates should dress professionally, just like they would for an in-person interview.
Find a place that’s free from background noises and distractions. The goal of the one-way interview is to hear and learn about the applicant. Background noise and other distractions can make it difficult to focus on what they’re saying.
When recording an interview on a mobile device, film in landscape orientation (not portrait) and try using a tripod to keep the video steady.
Smartphones and tablets make it easy to capture video almost anywhere, but a little preparation will help improve the quality of the video.
Keep the camera at eye level. Not only is this the best view angle but it helps eliminate distractions.
Look directly at the camera lens.
This can feel strange at first but allows the person reviewing the video interviews to feel like they are actually talking to the applicant.
Practice responding to the questions but don’t worry about memorizing every answer perfectly. It’s important to know what to say before hitting record, but memorized responses can sound boring or robotic on video.
Speak clearly. Speaking too quickly or quietly are common errors when recording video interviews. To be successful, the person watching the video needs to be able to easily understand what the candidate is saying.
SkyWest hiring managers want to see the real person who may be joining their team.