For the Geo Prefs, you select one or two states. There is a comment box with the instructions to list specific counties if you selected a large state (for example TX, CA).Nice links, clooney!
Quick question- when GeoPrefs come out, do you simply put down the states or actual facilities? I see people on here naming both (states and actual facilities) and I was wondering if they're just being specific for the purpose of posting.
I'm with you, I want it real bad, so bad that all they have to do is give me a chance, failure doesn't exist, it's not an option, I am unemployed at the moment, which makes me want it even more. I am single, no kids, nothing, many people don't want Alaska, but I actually WANT Alaska, or give me a place where no one wants to go, I'll take it in a heartbeat. As one of the test instructors said to us during my AT-SAT test day on the topic of geo pref "You do what you have to, to put food in your stomach"wow very good info folks. Ill take it all to heart. I wanna do this bad enough I am literally willing to work anywhere. Obviously I have some dream locations but I dont think Im gonna tell the FAA that in case these locations are full. My plan...anywhere. I dont think my wife appreciates that attitude but I feel like God will put us wherever he wants us if ATC is in his plans for me(Which I really hope they are). Ive wanted to do this since I was 17 so now that Im actually eligible Im gonna give it everything I got. Even if it means moving to alaska or hawaii or louisianna or wherever. Anyone on the same page as me? Anyone want it that bad?
Then make sure to put Alaska. They're serious about the need there, but a lot of people won't do it when push comes to shove... or, when they found that they were actually picked for the place, they back out of it. You want in, put it down.many people don't want Alaska, but I actually WANT Alaska, or give me a place where no one wants to go, I'll take it in a heartbeat.
Don't count on it. They just picked up seven or eight people from StuckMic alone, and that's just a fraction of the total number of new hires. It's not likely that they'll be hiring again for a while, and when they will, the training backlog'll be long.ZDC !!!! My only choice. =)
Do you think the need will still be that great by the time PUBNAT8 people get Geo Prefs? I've thought of putting down Alaska if I pass the test, but after 7 PUBNATs and a PUBAK, Alaska's need has to have been decreased... right?Then make sure to put Alaska. They're serious about the need there, but a lot of people won't do it when push comes to shove... or, when they found that they were actually picked for the place, they back out of it. You want in, put it down.
Then make sure to put Alaska. They're serious about the need there, but a lot of people won't do it when push comes to shove... or, when they found that they were actually picked for the place, they back out of it. You want in, put it down.
I put down Alaska on my app and I sure hope that's the case, Love the snow, love the cold, but if that's not the case, I will go where ever they need controllers. My main concern is getting the job, regardless of location.
:agree:Just a FYI. For those of you who put anything other than "Troughout the Nation" those choices have nothing to do with your selections. You will recieve a geo pref e-mail a few months after all AT-SAT testing is done and get to pick two states then.
It says throughout the nation on ASAP because it was a throughout the nation announcement, not state specific.I'm hoping for ZTL or ZJX. I live in Atlanta and really want enroute...so I guess we'll see. Anyone have any info on ZJX's hiring needs? I've been told ZTL will be hiring for a while due to a large number of controllers up for retirement there...but from what I've read it seems that even the most trusted sources can be wrong at times.
By the way...under the "application" tab on my pubnat8 app...it says "throughout the nation"...but I did select a few states in the Geo Pref. section of the application. I also selected "no preference" as to whether I wanted enroute or terminal. I'm REALLY hoping that we have the chance to clarify this on our geo pref e-mails...because after a lot of research I definitely want enroute.
I've heard that the geo pref e-mails ask you for two states PLUS "preference" selection in terms of terminal/enroute...anyone know if this is true? Who knows...maybe I'll just have to wait and see!
This is good to know. At least it makes you feel like your opinion matters!It says throughout the nation on ASAP because it was a throughout the nation announcement, not state specific.
Assuming you passed the AT-SAT, you will definitely get a chance to choose the two states you would like to work in. There will also be a choice of Enroute or Terminal or both. There is also a comment box for large states where you can list specific counties or facilities that you are willing to work.