I am currently in the process of applying/hiring for Ramp Agent at Southwest Airlines. It is a long process to say the least. I had to attend a group interview/screening session. Then I was selected to move on to a one-on-one interview. After that I had been selected to go ahead and give my fingerprints for the background check and then I did a drug test. Right now, they are running the background check and I'm waiting to hear from them about what is next, assuming my drug test and background check goes well (which it should, but a simple, accidental mistake on your application that shows any inconsistency could potentially cause them to immediately drop you for consideration).
This has been a lot harder than I ever expected. In fact, this is my second try. It's been stressful for me since I REALLY want this job!
I have a friend that works for WN
and it was because of him that got all of this in motion. He told me when and where to meet for a group session, etc. I haven't publicly heard them announce they are hiring at this location. Most airlines have a form of online, informal application/resume for you to fill out which will be kept in their database for either 6 months, or a year depending on the airline. If they are creating a pool of potential new hires, they will contact individuals in that database.
It takes persistence. You will find that you will progress through many different stages of the hiring process and not even be officially offered the job until the very end, if you make it that far. Just find some airlines you would be interested in working for and find out as much information as you can as to how you go about applying. Websites are a good place to start. Hope this helps.
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