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Old 29th Jan 2016, 06:41
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Exclamation QantasLink Application Onhold

Hi guys,

I attended the assessment day for QantasLink a week ago, and also completed an online quiz and video interview. This week both of my references were contacted. It seemed positive basic on the feedbacks from my managers. But today I received an email saying my application is on hold!!!

Does that mean I'm not successful? Then how come they say that they will let me know if there are positions available for the next 12 months.

I'm very confused. Does that mean my reference went wrong? Please help me. I just don't understand what happened.

Thank you.
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 09:12
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No, that doesn't mean you are unsuccessful.

Employers have to be very careful not to give an applicant the impression that they have the job until it is absolutely certain that the person will be employed - this is due to excessive litigation in the past. It means that you are on a list of candidates that are being considered so, you will have to sit on your hands and wait for the decision to be made and hopefully it will be positive for you.
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 09:33
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It might also have something to do with recruitment being put on hold until an IR issue is sorted out.

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Old 29th Jan 2016, 09:34
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Please help me. I just don't understand what happened.
FFS! Relax.

Can't people fend for themselves any more? Just call them and find out!
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 11:23
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The hold file

Seems as though you have been put on the hold file. Don't sweat it, you didn't get the full rejection email which means they are probably ranking you against all the other suitable applicants that are also going onto the hold file.

Once the interview phase is over they will then look at their requirements for the next 12 months. From there they will notify pilots off the hold file as they need them. Once again, don't sweat it if you don't get called for the first course, sit tight. If you think you have relevant qualifications that need updating, give them a call and notify them and while you have them on the phone, maybe ask how your application is going. Remember that once you ring them, you are essentially under interview again. Don't be rude, arrogant, dismissive or anything that can be perceived as negative.

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Old 29th Jan 2016, 11:33
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 14:45
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Originally Posted by sunshinelove View Post
But today I received an email saying my application is on hold!!!

Does that mean I'm not successful?
Does the email say:

"I am pleased to advise that your application has been successful"

?
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 22:13
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Anyone else a little surprised that someone applying for a job with Qantaslink isn't aware of how a Hold File works?

*EDIT*

A quick google search would have saved you a lot of worrying as well

http://qantaslink.bfound.net/det-con...&CoId=189&rq=1

All I googled was Qantaslink Application On Hold and that was the second link!
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Old 2nd Feb 2016, 02:25
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2 ground schools for the Q400 for external applicants to start late Feb and early March.

In addition, commencing April, 6 x Q300 slots every 6 weeks until the end of the year.

For anyone thinking of putting an application in, now wouldn't be a bad time.

The 2 Q400 ground schools are the only chance (at this stage) for someone to go directly onto the Q400 unless you end up in CNS or MQL. Everyone else can expect to end up on the Q300 initially.

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Old 3rd Feb 2016, 10:01
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Unfortunately there are still plenty of "duds" getting through the fence. Can't be too careful with this recruiting business.
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Old 9th Feb 2016, 08:24
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Has anyone been given a start date for the early March course? Also does anyone know roughly how many will be going through per ground school?

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Old 8th Mar 2016, 01:57
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Thumbs up

There are now two adds on the AFAP website with Qlink seeking EOIs for First Officers.
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 02:40
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There are now two adds on the AFAP website with Qlink seeking EOIs for First Officers.
Traineeships are back it seems.. better traineeships than 457 visas I guess..
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 05:32
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It's all in the EBA.

Sunstate EBA 2015 Clause 25.5 (Transition Arrangements)

If you join without 2000hrs aeronautical exp and an ATPL, then the figures in table 25 apply.
If you join with 2000hrs aeronautical exp and an ATPL, then FO's get 65% of the Year 1 Capt rate for the fleet they are on.

I suspect the Eastern EBA has something similar.

Fairwork or AFAP will have the pdf's.
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 06:46
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Take the year 12 and the physic requirements away and they may actually get some suitable command applicants. Pilots with lots of time on type.

If they need to throw in another few additional training hours in to thrash out previous/bad habits, wouldn't that be a better solution long term?
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 08:43
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Interesting the Qantas taleo site has no mention of HSC requirements but the AFAP site has it as a requirement
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 10:28
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HSC Physics was dropped as a requirement for Qantas group airlines a few years ago. If it's not on the actual QF site then I'd say you don't require it. Someone's probably rehashed an old ad for the afap site.

*EDIT - I can't see anywhere on the AFAP site where it asks for physics.
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 09:28
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Hi people,

I'm chasing up information about 'video interview' for direct entry FO.

Had anyone done one recently or can remember what was aksed?

Cheers YCOY.
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 02:45
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Hi people,

I'm chasing up information about 'video interview' for direct entry FO.

Had anyone done one recently or can remember what was aksed?

Cheers YCOY.
The interview is meant to get to know the candidate. There's no right or wrong answer. Answer it naturally, simple.
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Old 1st Apr 2016, 07:56
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No.

It's not necessarily what you say but more how you say it.......

The usual interview stuff I'm sure, confident, mature, look em in the Eye, firm handshake, don't bullshit etc etc...
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