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Old 6th Feb 2012, 11:29   #3801 (permalink)
 
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I don't see what's wrong with asking for what's involved with the two (reasonings and personality tests). I understand you cannot really practice a psych test but I am more asking for what to expect, format, tricks, tips (time orientated) etc so no surprises with the process...not answers! Having never taken one before, I think this is a fair question...no?

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Old 6th Feb 2012, 12:28   #3802 (permalink)
 
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NZ744 -

Maybe this will help buddy.

Abstract Reasoning Test
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 02:22   #3803 (permalink)
 
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Preparing for your CX interview

Hello everyone,

If anyone is interested in preparing for either Stage 1 or Stage 2 I have the book 'Preparing for Your Cathay Pacific Interview' by Captains XYZ. I used it to prepare for my interviews.

PM me if you are interested and we can arrange something.

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Old 7th Feb 2012, 10:50   #3804 (permalink)
 
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hmmmm that book was published around 2001 and is rather obsolete if i remember correctly...
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 11:09   #3805 (permalink)
 
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Recruitment schedule

Anyone know what the recruitment schedule for 2012 is like? I cant seem to find it on their website.
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 23:47   #3806 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know when are the usual interview dates in UK?
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 03:19   #3807 (permalink)
 
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it' difficult to predict the schedule,
however, they usually notice the date of 1st stage interview to applicants by email after 4-6 months of their submission
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 07:26   #3808 (permalink)
 
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Preparing for your Cathay Pacific Interview

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hmmmm that book was published around 2001 and is rather obsolete if i remember correctly...
The 11th Edition of the book was actually published in 2005 and thats the one I am offering. I realise that this is now 7 years later and I do agree that the company has changed some and the recruitment process has been altered. But obsolete? I disagree. Yes, some portions are out-of-date (fleet size, etc) but the up-to-date information can be accessed via the website.

However, during my preparation I was recommended the book by someone who is currently now on the AE program in Adelaide, and I myself passed the 2nd Stage at the beginning of the month. I found some of the information useful and was asked a few questions in my interview from sections in the book. Obviously every interview is different.

I'm not too concerned about offloading the book, just thought I would put it on offer for anyone who is considering the 1st or 2nd stages and is looking for information that could help them, rather than 190-some pages of a thread that has a lot of arguing and conflicting information. I personally did not find much thread info beneficial for preparing for the interview process.

With that, all the best to applicants and current pilots of CX, and if anyone is interested, PM me.

Cheers
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 07:48   #3809 (permalink)
 
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Capt X Y & Z

The book is well out of date re fleet, interview stages et al, but still offers great HR type questions that I found useful. Best prepare and cover all aspects than go in blind....
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 08:38   #3810 (permalink)


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Please email me as well.

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Old 8th Feb 2012, 11:49   #3811 (permalink)
 
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Initial interview on 21 Feb

Is anyone having the initial interview on 21 Feb?
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 02:37   #3812 (permalink)
 
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Hey, does anyone know if HKID holders hold any advantages to the ones that do not? And it seems like a lot of people here are after the Advanced Entry (at least 250 flying hours in hand)? Because they no longer accept non HKID holders to apply without 250 hours? am i correct?
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 05:35   #3813 (permalink)
 
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ocanadaperfect:

Correct you wont be consider unless you have a CPL with 250 hours if you DONT have a HK ID. The reason for is HK immigration does not recongise a cadet as a skill labour who does not have a CPL and 250 hours. Indeed, if you look into Hong Kong nowadays, the city is way overloaded with mainland China tourist plus a consistent growth of the population itself. I think they just cant letting oversea labour comes in and in nonstop.

Personally I really don't think there is an advantage if you have a HKID. I believe you are just competing in a different programme which is the 61 weeks one. Before 2008, this programme was only for HKID holder anyway, but just because aviation in HK is not such a popular topic, a lot of young people don't even have the chance to taste what aviation is all about, with a result a lot of them cant actually fulfill the basic requirement of the Cadet programme hence CX opened up to international applicants.
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 06:49   #3814 (permalink)
 
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1st stage Mumbai

Anyone appearing for the initial stage on 22 nd feb in Mumbai?
And ppl kindly shed some light on how to prepare for initial stage n what to expect...
Thnx
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 03:01   #3815 (permalink)
 
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the demand is much much higher than the supply, there is serious shortage of cadets, the only thing we have to do is to make sure we meet the standard, no one would take your place
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 04:21   #3816 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for your reply liugorgor! Just one more question... when they do the selection, will the people aiming for the 2 different programs be competing against each other? cuz if I'm a HKID holder, isn't it a lot more benefitial if i apply for the 61week one because I'll just be competing against HK ppl as opposed to people from all over the world?
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 04:54   #3817 (permalink)
 
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they'll select who they want, when they want and for which course they want.... assuming the candidate signs the contract..

im sure if they fill out enough advanced entry slots, they may just not bother with a full 61 week course? not sure but it would seem like a way for CX to fill out demand a lot quicker.....

best of luck either way.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 06:32   #3818 (permalink)
 
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What's d jki booklet?
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 07:08   #3819 (permalink)


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Post suitability assessment

Hey guys, any ideas how is the suitability assessment is going to be conducted?
Any info about it will be much appreciated. Cheers!
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 10:44   #3820 (permalink)
 
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What about the Transition Training. Everything in this thread refer to the Cadet Programme.
Comprises the Cadetship of Transition training and will they, since I guess, it all comes down to the level of experience, which lane cadet/ae/tt they end up in, have any advantage when it comes to upgrade to JFO?
Anyone know how many candidates in respective cadet/ae/tt?? Or what it takes to be a tt instead of ae?
Anyone have any reflexion of the TT-training/lane?
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