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Old 27th Feb 2010, 03:48   #141 (permalink)
 
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Overseas applicant has a defined schedule, first interview starts on the 4th.
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 06:32   #142 (permalink)
 
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I think I screwed up on the first and last part
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 06:34   #143 (permalink)
 
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yea the 3 tasks together is pretty crazy..
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 06:48   #144 (permalink)
 
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If all it takes is passing the aptitude test to get the first interview then i don't see a reason why people have to wait 3-4 weeks for a reply.
Ahhh, the joys of being a local... the team of ladies recruiting cadet pilots are not responsible for just that, they have lots of other things to do as well. KA do not have a special "Flight Crew Recruitment Department", rather the recruitment ladies are members of the Personnel Department and have other tasks outside recruiting cadet pilots. Also remember that they do not plan the schedule to suit candidates; it is the other way around. If making locals wait for 3-4 weeks before their next interview makes them less rushed and gives them time to work leisurely, that's exactly what they will do. Besides, as we all know KA has less resources than her parent company across the road, so everything naturally takes a longer time. Though I do agree that international candidates can expect an expedited process, I am sure they will/can make an exception for the small number of people who cannot stay in HKG for an extended time.

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will there be any pilots joining the 1st interview?
I don't think so. My sources tell me that the 1st interview is an HR interview, the type you get when you apply for most jobs.

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If KA doesn't give you a book for the technical interview what can one realistically expect? PPL level? CPL level? ATPL level? There would be too much to possibly study without a guideline.
You read anything you can get your hands on. I can tell you that even if you were given a book like you are at CX, it's hardly useful at all as they will definitely ask you questions outside the scope of the book. It is up to you to read as much as you can, show your passion, and use your logic to answer questions that you cannot answer.
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 07:31   #145 (permalink)
 
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what a painful weekend.
Every time my phone rings, I'm like is it KA?!
so frustrating!
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 07:59   #146 (permalink)
 
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how many misses did u get on the 2nd last task caffy?
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 08:08   #147 (permalink)
 
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Si3nna

I don't think KA works on Sat./Sun. so you can relax yourself a bit for the weekend...=)

Holdmetight

if no pilots are in for 1st interview, that means the only time that we meet them would be during the 2nd interview right?
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 09:21   #148 (permalink)
 
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if no pilots are in for 1st interview, that means the only time that we meet them would be during the 2nd interview right?
That is correct. Unless you already met one somewhere else!

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what a painful weekend.
Every time my phone rings, I'm like is it KA?!
so frustrating!
Yeah I know how it feels. Be there, done that. But as chanteur mentioned, chill out for the weekend as the HRs aren't in the office. Have your phone ready from Monday onwards!
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 10:04   #149 (permalink)
 
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hmm no pilot in the first interview. is it a dual HR interview or a one on one then? i have to say, i'd be concerned about the HR's english level...
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 10:27   #150 (permalink)
 
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is it a dual HR interview or a one on one then?
You are interviewed by two HR personnel.
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 10:33   #151 (permalink)
 
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i have to say, i'd be concerned about the HR's english level
That would be another test for our English standard isn't it. If we operate flights to China, I'm pretty sure the Chinese ATC would not have a very good standard either. Just live and deal with it
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 10:36   #152 (permalink)
 
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2 HR, monique and the pretty girl on the right of the initial test? some guys would probably end up drooling rather than answering questions
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 10:57   #153 (permalink)
 
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Yvonne,

hmm i think 7 or 8 misses
that part was tough
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 11:20   #154 (permalink)
 
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how many was it out of?
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Old 28th Feb 2010, 09:02   #155 (permalink)
 
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No wonder KA has such a rigorous selection process for their cadet pilot program nowadays. I guess they want to avoid hiring ones with vulgar personalities. Someone please call the pest control.
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Old 28th Feb 2010, 09:05   #156 (permalink)
 
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@Vermin
That's a bit harsh.... judging by your way of words here and from other posts too, I don't think you have much of a personality.

But hey, just like your statement mine is just an opinion too.

Opinions are not facts.
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Old 28th Feb 2010, 09:57   #157 (permalink)
 
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Yvonne,

I had 5 hits and 7 misses.
the test is basically the same as holdmetight mentioned in one of the posts.
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Old 28th Feb 2010, 12:42   #158 (permalink)
 
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JessiKA: have you sat your aptitude test? Are you an international applicant?

Caffy: don't worry, seems like everyone has trouble with it
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Old 1st Mar 2010, 09:33   #159 (permalink)
 
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How's everyone doing?
Any news to share?
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Old 1st Mar 2010, 16:13   #160 (permalink)
 
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no news is...good news?

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