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Old 4th Mar 2009, 06:54   #101 (permalink)
 
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I also heard back within a week after phone interview that i had been successful and had to book a time for my behavioural
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 07:28   #102 (permalink)
 
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So you're in the Brisbane round as well ldelaney? Are you coming to Bris for it, or did you get one of the 3 phone interviews times?

I'm off to visit the Brisbane centre tomorrow; I'm looking forward to it, should be interesting
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 08:16   #103 (permalink)
 
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Yeah im flyin down the day for it
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 08:34   #104 (permalink)
 
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nice one, well good luck for it
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 08:40   #105 (permalink)
 
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Same to you mate...what day you going for yours?
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 11:43   #106 (permalink)
 
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Monday. Figured I'd get it out of the way on the first day, then I can just sit back and relax... (or not ). How about you?
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 22:29   #107 (permalink)
 
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Hey Pyxie,

Who did you contact to arrange a facilities visit in Brisbane?

I have a contact in Melbs, however I may be doing my Interview in Sydney, but will be up in Brissy beforehand.

ta.!
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 23:17   #108 (permalink)
 
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So Gemmy, Have you heard about any progress or are you assuming/hoping.
Everybody says ATC is a stressful job, but I didnt think it would be just as stressful waiting to get in...
Have to go and check my emails now.
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 00:22   #109 (permalink)
 
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Howsweetitis,... I've been informed that Melbs will be holding Interviews at a later date as opposed to Brisbane, hence the delay in emails.

I know a few ATCO's & they say it's not a stressful job like everyone makes out, it's a high pressure job, it just depends if you allow that pressure to cause you stress!!

I'm used to the whole waiting process.. the Military & the Police were exactly the same! Teaches one to be patient that's for sure. :-)
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 03:04   #110 (permalink)
 
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Hey Gemmy,

I just called AsA head office, they put me through to the public affairs guy in Brisbane who arranged a visit with a training supervisor. Otherwise you could call directly to public affairs (contact details on AsA webpage) and they should be able to sort out a visit to any of the facillites...

It was great, I had a tour of the simulator and sat in listening to a couple of ATCO's for about an hour and a bit this morning. Generally just got a brief overview of everything
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 04:02   #111 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for that Pyxie. That's great that you got a good look around prior to your interview on Monday.

Yeah, I have sat in on ATCOs working quite a few times in the past.. but only when I was in the Military.. looking forward to a look at the Civie way of Air Traffic Controlling......

You all prepared for Monday?? What time of day is your interview? Good thinking on getting it out of the way on day 1 also !!
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 05:14   #112 (permalink)
 
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Well after 2 years of testing and waiting I got the call today for a position on a course starting June 15th, then after training based in Melbourne. Yippee. I just need to find a place to live near the airport. Cheers!
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 06:30   #113 (permalink)
 
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Congrats,
You must be so relieved. Good luck with moving and finding a house.
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 07:07   #114 (permalink)
 
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Congrats jrbridge, that's great news - was all the waiting worth it?

Interview is in the morning.. I think I'm about as prepared as I can be for it. It's so hard to know what to prepare for though, seeing as I've received such a broad range of advice for it. Now to worry, I'll know soon enough I guess!
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 22:41   #115 (permalink)
 
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Good luck for your Interview today Pyxie...fingers are crossed for you!
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Old 9th Mar 2009, 01:11   #116 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Gemmy,

It wasn't too bad actually, I think I did the best I could which is all one can really ask. I didn't feel like I was being grilled, which I can recall from my previous interview. There were 3 on the panel - a training supervisor, an ATC manager and a girl from HR.

The HR girl said I should find out in about 3 weeks, so here's hoping my best is good enough...

Any news on your interview yet?
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Old 9th Mar 2009, 02:19   #117 (permalink)
 
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Hey Pyxie,

Well Done indeed. Fingers crossed for you now. Great to hear you went in as prepared as you can..

No news as of yet, apparently no one from Melb testing has heard anything yet. They must be running well behind in organising times etc for the interviews.

I guess 3 weeks isn't too long for you to wait hey!
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Old 9th Mar 2009, 03:01   #118 (permalink)
 
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Nice work Pyxie. Now the rest of the interviewees have their work cut out for them. Good to get it out of the way early.

btw gemmy- I did my testing in Syd and I haven't heard anything since my phone interview from 3 weeks ago either.
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Old 9th Mar 2009, 03:10   #119 (permalink)
 
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Hallo Pyxie any tips you can give us for those who are waiting to sit the behavoural interview?
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Old 9th Mar 2009, 04:44   #120 (permalink)
 
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Hey Mrtwister.. yeah I heard it's only Brisbane Interviewing at the moment.

Toboto - when is your Interview?? And is it in Brissy?
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