I’d like to know other peoples experience with the DEP, and how long it took them to get a job. I mean recently, in the last year or so (since the air force wait has changed a bit). How long was the wait for you? I’m suspecting I’ll end up booking open general, because that’s what will probably come…
The average wait right now in the USAF DEP is about 6 months to book a job and then 3-4 months after that to leave for BMT. My husband got lucky and joined when they did all of their cuts back in late February. A nearby recruiter had to kick a guy out of the DEP for something and he happened to have my husband’s top job pick, so our local recruiter was able to book that job for him. He only waited 6 days for a job. Very luck break on his part. There are people in the DEP for this area that have been in 9 months without booking a job. Our local recruiter has 13 in his DEP right now, and only 4 with ship dates.
Keep being patient, as pretty much all of the branches are having extended waits right now. You’ve made it through the hardest part of joining the Air Force right now, and that’s getting into the DEP. I heard that there are double the jobs dropping this month, so it could be your lucky month. You’ve got some good jobs down for getting booked. I believe that several people who are going open general right now are still ending up with intellegence positions anyways. At least they were a few months ago.
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I have been in the Air Force DEP for 3 months now, and still haven't gotten a job.?
I'd like to know other peoples experience with the DEP, and how long it took them to get a job. I mean recently, in the last year or so (since the air force wait has changed a bit). How long was the wait for you? I'm suspecting I'll end up booking open general, because that's what…
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Right now, the average wait is 4 to 8 months, with most being around 6 months.
Alot has to do with what your line scores are.
Just making a minimum qualifying score, for an AFSC, will NOT get you the job.
You are competing against everyone else, who listed the same jobs, the ones with the highest line score, gets assigned the job first.
Your actually in a better position than you think. The highest math in the ASVAB is geometry. Get your hands on the “ASVAB For Dummies” study that book and take all the practice. Not every gets a second chance with ASVAB. Score extremely high this time. It’s really not that hard if you study. Get it done buddy.
What kinds of jobs did you list? The more “desirable” jobs have longer waits. But, if you are patient and willing to wait a little longer, you can be rewarded with a job that teaches you a skill that can readily be applied to the civilian world when your military contract is up.
When I joined in 1983, I waited 9 mos for my slot.
Patience my young Padawan