Delta Air Lines, Inc. is a global airline serving more than 200 million customers each year on more than 5,000 flights a day to 324 destinations in 57 countries on six continents around the world.
How to Get Hired
We asked Delta Air Lines, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
At Delta, we have a set of core values called our Rules of the Road, which include honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance, and servant leadership/service. While technical skills and experience are important for many of our roles, our core values are universal and a common denominator in determining fit.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Start by applying to positions you know you're qualified for. Perform research and understand our business, network, and corporate culture. Frame your resume to showcase your background in alignment with what you can bring to the role you are applying to. Second, get to know any of our 80,000 worldwide employees through LinkedIn or community events so they can advocate for your consideration. We pay close attention to our employee referrals and look to Delta people to recommend talent to the organization.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We hire across our operational base every year. These jobs include pilots, flight attendants, customer service agents, customer experience specialists, aviation maintenance technicians, engineers, and accounting/finance specialists. We are experiencing continued growth in our Information Technology group as part of our technology transformation, and are looking for skillsets across Java, mobile development, and analytics to continue to drive innovative solutions for our customers and employees.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
All of our positions are published on our career site, www.deltajobs.net, and LinkedIn. More information for pilot candidates and those interested in pilot careers can be found at propel.delta.com. We have some great videos that highlight many of our career opportunities along with insight shared from our employees. Candidates can also set up job alerts to be automatically notified when target opportunities are published. Lastly, just ask any of our employees, and they can share their enthusiasm for Delta and introduce you to our recruiting organization through referral. On that note, Glassdoor (where we are rated as a great place to work) is a wonderful resource for useful, first-hand details about what a job at Delta is truly like.