Southwest Airlines Career Guide
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$17.08 billion (2012)
Southwest Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the United States. They are also the world's largest low-cost carrier. In 2011 they acquired AirTrain Airways, and they are expected to be fully integrated by 2014.
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The Southwest Airlines application process is very simple and straightforward. In fact, it's one of the most applicant-friendly processes we've seen anywhere. If you already have your resume prepared, you should be able to complete the entire application process in less than 15 minutes.
For the sake of this application guide, we applied for a position as a Business Consultant. Your experience may vary a little bit depending on the position that you apply for.
You will begin the application process by uploading your resume. Note: Your resume will need to be in txt format before you can upload it to their site. If you're not sure how to convert your resume to txt format, it's very simple. In Word, select 'Save As,' and select '.txt' from the file format dropdown.
After your resume is uploaded, you will need to provide some basic personal information. This includes your name, email address, home address, and phone number.
At this point, you will need to answer a very brief questionnaire about your skills and experiences. There are no trick questions here, so don't worry. You will be asked questions about your education, specific work experiences, your proficiency with certain software applications, and other similar types of questions. Read each question carefully, and always answer honestly.
Once you finish the questionnaire, the hard work is done. Take a moment to review your application. If you're happy with it, you can go ahead and submit it.
Southwest Airlines does not provide automatic application updates at this time. If you have applied for a job at Southwest Airlines and would like to know if you are still being considered for the position, you will need to contact them directly.
Southwest Airlines is an equal opportunity employer.
Jobs available at Southwest Airlines
There are many different types of jobs available at Southwest Airlines. Though you might only associate the company with jobs like flight attendants and pilots, the truth is, it takes a lot of people with varying skillsets to keep the company running. There are positions available in IT, customer service, sales, finance, business development, management, and many other areas at Southwest Airlines. Search jobs
Types of people Southwest Airlines wants to hire
If you read through Southwest Airlines' hiring website, you'll learn that they want to hire friendly, dedicate, dependable, and hardworking people to join their team. Southwest Airlines is known for having one of the best corporate cultures in the country, so do a little bit of research to learn more about their culture and their corporate values. This can really pay off when it's time for your interview.
Southwest Airlines was founded by Herb Kelleher and Rollin King. Gary Kelly serves as the CEO, Chairman, and President.
Southwest Airlines is a publicly traded company (NYSE: LUV). In 2012 they reported $17.08 billion in revenue, $620 million in operating income, $421 million in net income, $18.58 billion in assets, and $6.8 billion in equity.