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How Do I Get A Job At Delta Corporate?  
User currently offlineNolanative From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6170 times:

Do you have to know someone to get in?? Anyone have any ideas into this? Would love to get in at the corporate level, and have applied for several jobs, but I'm sure I get lost in the 1000s of other applicants.  Sad

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6158 times:



Quoting Nolanative (Thread starter):
Do you have to know someone to get in?? Anyone have any ideas into this? Would love to get in at the corporate level, and have applied for several jobs, but I'm sure I get lost in the 1000s of other applicants.

What degree do you have? Prior experience? Going back to get and MBA if you don't have one would help.



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User currently offlineNolanative From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6144 times:

Bachelor's - Business Mgt...no airline experience.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6124 times:



Quoting Nolanative (Reply 2):
Bachelor's - Business Mgt...no airline experience.

Looks like Delta has a completely online application process, and I wouldn't imagine they require airline experience, although Delta employees would give you a more detailed explanation. It's probably not the best time to hope to get hired by an airline, though, especially one like DL that's going through merger negotiations.



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User currently offlineBreaker1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 938 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6104 times:

Probably by waiting a couple of years.

Seriously, I wouldn't call an HQ job in ATL a good career prospect at this point. Not because it's a bad airline (it's my fav) but because bad economy + merger talk = low likelihood of an external being considered, and probably lower likelihood of stability for a while if successful.



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User currently offlineNW748i From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 362 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6104 times:

What exactly are you looking to do?


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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2557 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5901 times:

There are not many job openings right now. Most divisions are in a hold pattern until the merger mess is sorted out. Just keep checking the online postings and apply for anything that you are interested in. I don't think knowing somebody helps much. It used to but times have changed. I was never a fan of the good ole boy network crap, but I've seen some moves by HR that make you wonder how they weed out the 'undesirables'.

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5863 times:

Quoting Nolanative (Thread starter):



Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 6):

Delta is currently under a hiring freeze on all non-customer service-related positions. We are only hiring pilots, flight attendants, and ground staff that directly interact with customers.

Edit: I should also say that we ARE hiring in positions related to new routes as well (i.e. jobs in Shanghai, etc.).

[Edited 2008-03-04 06:28:25]

User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4750 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5852 times:

Your best bet is to wait this 'wave' out. Until DL knows the course, they aren't hiring non-essential (Pilots/FAs, etc) as others have said.

Others are in your boat too  Smile



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User currently offlineFlyingcat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5772 times:

Try taking a position at a small/medium carrier to gather the necessary airline experience.

After at least a year you can again try. You'll be amazed over time how people move around and might already be at Delta. When you want to move to DL or another larger carrier you can have a leg up.

Managers base their decisons on hiring from other carriers based on the caliber of talent they have already hired from XX airline.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5735 times:

I just visited Delta, and you obviously have to start at the bottom, they told us that most jobs at Delta are internal hires, so once you get your foot in the door you can move up to other positions. Check out Delta's website for current job openings.


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User currently offlineNwAflyer07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5693 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 10):
I just visited Delta, and you obviously have to start at the bottom, they told us that most jobs at Delta are internal hires, so once you get your foot in the door you can move up to other positions. Check out Delta's website for current job openings.

Absolutly. I suggest you start at the bottom, maybe work on a MBA, and work your way up. Thats what i'm doing at NW right now. Ramper... maybe a crew chief in a year or so.. throughout college, then move up to ramp manager, ops manager, station manager, etc... and hopefully ill be involved in executive management a few decades from now. That is... if i decide not to be a pilot. Starting at the bottom is the best way to go because it not only gives u experience u need to be involved in management, but you'l probably have a lot more respect once you get to the "top".


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13612 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5557 times:
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Quoting NwAflyer07 (Reply 11):
Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 10):
I just visited Delta, and you obviously have to start at the bottom, they told us that most jobs at Delta are internal hires, so once you get your foot in the door you can move up to other positions. Check out Delta's website for current job openings.

Absolutly. I suggest you start at the bottom, maybe work on a MBA, and work your way up.

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That's how I got into management at my company. You start at the bottom and work your way up, being willing to take on more responsibility as you progress.



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User currently offlineBAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 5515 times:

I've tried and with my 30 years of qualifications, it's damn hard to get an interview. My guess is that, like anything else, you have to have someone to "sponsor" you through the HR process (although I've been told that this is no longer done, I believe that about as much as Delta will fly to the moon).

The one thing I would suggest is to continue trying, but be strategic in your applications. If you bombard them with applications, that will hurt you...and this one I have on authority from someone in HR.

Good luck

baw716



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User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 5418 times:

I've applied to Delta and United for revenue management jobs (I have an engineering degree) and never heard back from either one. Right after I applied, I heard Delta was under a hiring freeze for non customer facing jobs, as Flynavy said. Revenue management would be cool for me because it is fairly quantitative and they want people who completed quantitative degrees. I looked at applying at Starwood for revenue management, but it seems like revenue management in the hotel business is much different than in the airline business.


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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 5399 times:

Southwest has lots of openings on the web site

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