There's a fine balance between being prepared for an interview and coming across as scripted and rehearsed.  Through our prep, you will become prepared for your interview while also getting to a comfort level where your personality can come out rather than suppressing it through your interview process.  We offer a plethora of information on this site that we encourage you to explore before your phone sessions and final session with our team.  

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to interview prep for Southwest Airlines

    • Overview of Career Takeoff Prep

    • UPDATE: Virtual Interviews

    • 09/20/21 UPDATE Scheduling your SWA interview

  • 2

    Getting Started

    • Prep Process for Southwest Airlines

    • Send Pilot Credentials and Resume (prior to first phone session)

    • Send Interview Paperwork for review (36 hours in advance)

  • 3

    Schedule Interview Prep

    • Schedule Prep Here!

  • 4

    About Southwest

    • Research the company

    • Test your Southwest knowledge

  • 5

    Interview Paperwork

    • 9/2021 UPDATE-Follow SWA's directions for interview paperwork!

    • Copy of Southwest Paperwork

    • Paperwork Assembly instructions

    • PRIA Records & Reference Request Form: So many questions about one little form!

    • Letters of Recommendation

    • Flight Time Summary Sheet

    • Additional Form 49 CFR 40 (drug & alcohol records release)

    • Additional Form 49 CFR 40 (drug & alcohol records release)

    • Logbooks

    • iCIMS / Southwest.com Application

  • 6

    PRIA Records and Reference Request Form

    • Excel version of PRIA Records and Reference Request Form

  • 7

    Prep prior to 1st Phone Session

    • Preparing for your first phone call

    • Virtual Interview Info from Southwest

    • Virtual Interview Tips

  • 8

    Prep prior to Final Session

    • Final session prep

    • SWA Final Focus

  • 9

    Prep prior to LOI Prep

    • Intro to the LOI, 34 min video

    • LOI Quick Review, 13.5 min video

    • LOI/Debrief Reference

  • 10

    FAQs

    • FAQS

  • 11

    Meet our SWA Prep Team

    • Shelley Logan

    • Randi Lounavaara

    • Micaela Schone

    • Kimberly Hill

    • Insha Luthra

  • 12

    DO NOT OPEN: Please do not open this file until directed to do so during the final session.

    • LOI Scenario Map

    • Timer link

  • 13

    Additional Information

    • Letters of Recommendation

  • 14

    Interview Attire

    • Overall Interview Appearance

    • Travel Tips and Packing List

  • 15

    Men's Attire

    • Your Style

    • Bag or Briefcase

  • 16

    Women's Attire

    • Your Style

    • Examples of Interview Attire

  • 17

    Pilot Open Discussion

    • Southwest Interviews

  • 18

    Post-Interview Trip Reports and Additional Post Interview Info

    • 2021 Trip Reports

    • After the interview...

    • 2019 Trip Reports

About the instructor

Corporate & Career Takeoff Inc.

This course content was created by a team of aviation professionals with over 70 years of aviation experience. Backgrounds include airline HR and pilot hiring experience, air traffic control, general aviation, charter, and corporate. Specific experience includes check airmen, IOE training pilots, and training curriculum designers.

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