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NATS interview process

Old 1st May 2011, 19:22
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others were better than me obviously
Just so you know, there's no relative grading. If everybody that day are good enough everyone will pass. There is no advantage or disadvantage to be in a strong or weak test group.


Since we're now in the month of May it's now less than one month to go until my stage 3 on May 31. Any more ppruners except myself and unrealdream who will be there?
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Old 1st May 2011, 19:54
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Has anyone had their results yet for stage 1 on 15th April (Fareham, a.m)?
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Old 1st May 2011, 22:34
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Flying down to Southampton tomorrow morning for Stage 2 on Tuesday.....very excited, and nervous!
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Old 2nd May 2011, 17:09
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@ TCR No news yet. I did the exam on 15th, morning time, and I'm still waiting. I think that this Friday it's going to be 15 days (work days), so results will be rolling by shortly.
BTW; who were you? Where were you sitting?

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Old 3rd May 2011, 13:04
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Now then FoxtrotCharlie7,

Don't bank on hearing something by Friday, saddly our 15 working days are due to be up on 12.05.11. Since our test date we have had 4 bank/public holidays.
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Old 3rd May 2011, 15:54
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Hi FoxtrotCharlie7,

I was the guy in the white shirt too nervous to talk to anybody and was sat on the right hand side next to the window (1/2 way down the row).

Were you the person who said we had all failed after the 1st 2 tests when the 10 or so people were invited outside the room (i.e. they were the ones that had failed not us)?!

Just remember he had a European accent so thought it might be you..

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Old 3rd May 2011, 21:24
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@TCR That was me, yes such a shame...........

Any results?

@Batfink79! Why do you predict next week?

Wait is killing meeee

Cheers
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Old 3rd May 2011, 22:20
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To be honest mate, I have no idea when we will hear. We were told on the day, they were going to try and get the result to us by the following Friday.

But thought i would make you aware that our 15th working day is actually 12.05.11, so if you haven't heard by Friday, don't panic.
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Old 3rd May 2011, 22:49
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Stage 2 done.......wow! Pretty darn difficult!
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Old 4th May 2011, 13:16
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I have my stage 2 tests on Friday (6th). I've prepared in the same way I did for the stage 1 tests (even though they didn't give any preparation materials this time round) but I was wondering if anyone had any advice for other ways I can prepare for these tests?

I'm fairly nervous at the moment as I have no idea what to expect from the tests or what will be like, only that they will be hard. I don't really want to be caught off guard on the day...
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Old 4th May 2011, 14:42
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There's not that much to do really. Make sure you sleep well, get a good breakfast and be there with plenty of time. Then just relax as best you can, focus and just keep on working. That's really all the advice I can give, I don't think there is much you can do to prepare and the tests are designed for you to come there without preparation so I wouldn't worry about it. Just do your very best and hopefully you'll be fine, good luck
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Old 4th May 2011, 17:57
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Hey Gaz! Howz tricks?

To all those about to attend stage 2, before I went to stage 2 I'd have thought that Crazy Voyager's advice wasn't detailed enough but I now know the most important preparation is being in top form from start to finish.
The only other (minor) tip I can think of would to maybe do some logic puzzles, crosswords or sudoku in the days and hours leading up to the tests just to get your brain warmed up.

If I were to relay what I've personally learned from this experience I would say do not travel 400 miles by bus the day before , definitely get more than 2 to 3 hours sleep , don't skip breakfast , find a taxi driver who knows where you're going , and whatever you do don't panic during the test when things seem to be going wrong (and unless you're a super genius they will go wrong from time to time ).
(Also, I try to bear in mind that I'll know better for next year.)

The up side of travelling by bus was that I saved a fortune and I met a really nice Irish girl on the return leg who seemed to think I was funny .

Good luck to everyone who is going and who has gone.
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Old 4th May 2011, 22:55
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Ah Mr Frost ! Good trip back to Edinburgh, was it ? If it's any consolation....the flight was delayed till 10pm...lol ! Glad you made it home safe mate.

I agree also, the only thing you can do for stage 2 is just that. Plenty of rest, don't panic, try not to be too nervous and just know that everyone doing the tests are only human, and everyone will make mistakes no matter what.

Good luck to you !
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Old 5th May 2011, 09:58
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That's good advice Frost and Gaz.

Thanks.
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Old 5th May 2011, 13:28
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Results From April 15th Stage 1

Hey Everyone from 15/4 Stage 1, looks like today's the day.

Have just received my invite to take the personality test.

Good luck to everyone!
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Old 5th May 2011, 17:27
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Saddly the miracle I needed after the diagramming tests didn't come to pass.

Had a sneaky feeling they got the better of me (more obvious than sneaky actually lol)

Congrats to all those who get to do stage two and beyond!

Here's looking forward to about December when I can go again...
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Old 7th May 2011, 09:13
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It was nice to feel famous. Stage 2 tests were hard, lets make no bones about it.

The stuff about resting is absolutely right. There are MORE cubes at stage 2 by the way, there seemed in the past to be some confusion of this being the case.

What else would I say? I've heard its worth remembering your answers to the personality test - although obviously, truth is king.

Keenly awaiting next Friday, when rumour has it those who took Stage 2 this week might be finding out...

Phil
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Old 7th May 2011, 16:18
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Hey Phil,

It was good to meet you.

I heard the "Friday" rumour also. It was ridiculous but I was nervous yesterday even though I knew they meant next Friday. Kept checking my email when I could.

I heard all the people who took Stage 2 in the last week get their results on Friday.

Which reminds me, have you still got the special pen we needed? I can't find mine and I don't want to have to buy another one.

- the person who "outed" you
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Old 8th May 2011, 23:36
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Waiting for the results is AWFUL....I've not had a decent nights sleep or a moment without 'butterflies' since taking the tests. Roll on Friday....it can't come quick enough !!
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Old 9th May 2011, 10:59
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Having sat the Stage 2 computer tests last Thursday I got an email today inviting me to complete an Occupational Personality Questionnaire. Anyone any idea if this is something that everyone does after Stage 2? Or if it indicates I'm borderline getting to next stage possibly?! Cheers
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