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7 Tips To Get Your Logbook Ready For An Interview

Your interview is coming up soon. How should you be prepping your logbook?

We talked to James Curry, ERJ-145 captain and recruiter at Envoy, to hear his advice on preparing for an interview. Here's what he had to say.

1) If you have paper and electronic logbooks, bring them both

You should bring both copies with you, even if you've copied your paper logbook flight time into your electronic logbook.

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2) Make tabs for your endoresments

Even if all your endorsements are in the same place in your logbook, it makes it quicker for interviewers to find them.

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3) Have you failed a checkride? Make sure you know where that is in your logbook

It's not the end of the world if you failed a checkride, but you should know (and tab) where it is in your logbook.

Note: most companies are looking at Part 61 checkride failures. Military training failures and Part 141 training failures don't apply.

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4) Make tabs for milestones in your training

Tab out where you completed your certificates and ratings.

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5) Make sure completed pages are totaled and signed

This seems basic, but it's a problem all too often. Make sure each page is totaled and signed.

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6) If you make a mistake, don't use whiteout

Instead, draw a single line through it and make your correction next to it or below it.

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7) Organize your paperwork and logbooks in a folder

Showing up organized makes a good first impression, and it makes it easier for your interviewer to sort through your paperwork.

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What other advice do you have about preparing logbooks for interviews? Tell us in the comments below.

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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