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Old 21st Sep 2016, 23:34
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I think you'll find they vary them, so studying the exact questions won't necessarily help you. Furthermore, perhaps you should be rehearsing a whole range of behavioural questions to prepare yourself for the entire process.

From what I have heard from mates who have been through, 4 questions. About 30 seconds to think about it, then 2/3mins to answer.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 09:40
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I would disagree flyboy.

I think that knowing the questions beforehand would be detrimental to your chances.

The email clearly states that they want to get to know the real you, they don't give you the questions for a reason. They are testing your ability to think on your feet and come up with coherent responses within the allocated timeframe.

I would hazard a guess that we are talking to professional HR people who are good at recognising genuine responses.

If you rehearse your answers with more than 30 seconds notice, it will be obvious, you will be a drone with more blank body language and more of a direct stare.

It is extremely hard to fake body language that is indicative of thinking on the fly. They want you to think, they want you to make mistakes, to be put under the pump and to come out the other side successful in your message. Oh, wait, that sounds a lot like one of the qualities required of a pilot. Who woulda thunk it!

Instead of faking it, just do it. Actually give them what they want, trying to cheat on the very first progression of your application, to me, is an absolute fools game.

My hope is for anyone that wants the questions to actually get them in advance, because it will discount them, leaving those who didn't cheat still in the pool.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 10:42
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umop apisdn,

What part of my statement do you disagree with?

The part where no one will tell what questions they were asked (no one has yet) or that they are each other's competition?
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 11:16
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umop apisdn,
your discussion on the process is a bit idealistic. The whole video interview process is so synthetic that it has very little to do with what's required to be a pilot. Probably relevant to in flight announcements.
The whole faking it thing is a fine line. Being completely honest can also work against you.
As far as pre-knowledge is concerned, there are many exams where we are told what will be on the test and a large percentage of people still fail.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 12:53
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Yeah, I guess thats just my view of it

Flyboy. I just got the inference that you meant that giving a competing candidate the questions you were asked would give them the upper hand.

I probably went off on a tangent
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 00:14
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Is there anyone who applied earlier this year (before June) who has not got an invite for the video interview? Or as a matter of course have all applicants now received this invite?
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 00:24
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Umop,

In any HR interview, you do want to know as much about the questions as possible, and if you have no specific info, prepare for as close to anything as you can. Good interview prep involves having as many specific, appropriate responses to as many HR questions as possible. The last thing you want to be doing is tackling a difficult question (such as "give us an example of a time you deliberately disregarded SOP") without prior preparation.

I have no idea what the Qlink interview is like, but the principle holds for all interviews and levels of question, from "tell us about yourself" to the really tricky ones.
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 07:35
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So, anyone have any info on the sim assessment day activities for DEFO?
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 10:26
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Originally Posted by mikewil View Post
Is there anyone who applied earlier this year (before June) who has not got an invite for the video interview? Or as a matter of course have all applicants now received this invite?
I applied in Feb or March did a online phys test, haven't heard back from that but got an email for video interview back to square one....
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Old 29th Sep 2016, 03:42
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Honestly.. I don't think even Qlink knows at this point..
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Old 30th Sep 2016, 07:26
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bose....737
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Old 1st Oct 2016, 22:58
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Does anyone know where I can find out the Brisbane Sim profile?
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 00:41
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Does anyone know where I can find out the Brisbane Sim profile?
If you get that far they'll give you everything you need.
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Old 5th Oct 2016, 10:54
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Yes, of course interview preparation is very important. I was lucky that I anticipated a few questions that came up and had dot points to prompt me.

I just think that if you actually know the questions and write yourself a scripted response to them, then its no good. In a face to face, if you could script response everything, then good on you because you prepared for every possible question ever, but when the bank is so small known to many people, you want to be more than a scripted robot. I think having genuine emotional reactions to the questions, while answering them satisfactorily, would be better than looking like you are reading off a teleprompter, which I would hazard to guess a large majority of people did after they asked their friends what the questions were.

Anyway I'll probably get denied because I'm in the middle of bloody nowhere with no shirt and/or tie for 2000kms in any direction.
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 19:38
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Assessment centre

Has anyone been to the group interviews and face to face interviews?
What can someone expect, any tips questions/scenarios they might ask?
Thanks
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 23:20
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Parrot: To answer your questions:
1) Brisbane base on Q400 I would say is reasonable. Most of the applicants coming through at this stage are going directly onto the Q400 but it is based on where they need the resources. They are short everywhere and on all fleets at the moment. Fancy to live in NZ?? :-) It isn't confirmed basing until they give you the nod but they certainly try to accommodate where possible.

2) Command time: Yeah majority of FO's have an ATPL and more than enough hours for command too. Seniority based and looking at the list currently 250 odd pilots in Sunstate (Brisbane/Cairns/Adelaide). Difficult to predict with changes other than natural attrition but I would say anywhere between 4 and 7 years?? (Others may differ in their opinion).

3)Future progression is something the company is attempting to accomplish. There have been some that have gone to Jetconnect, Jetstar and now as you may be aware offering EOI applications for mainline.

Overall the flying is fun, good selection of ports, lifestyle at the moment is questionable due to the lack of crews, but is cyclical. Overnights about once a week. You mention home every night and progression in the same sentence. Mainline do overnights too ;-).

Anyway hope this helps. PM if you want anymore details.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 02:40
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Has Anyone heard back from the last round of video Interviews?
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 09:35
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Originally Posted by Parrot Pilot View Post
Can anyone shed some light on where the Sunstate initial FO training is conducted?

Do they do any of the training in Brissy?
Hi Parrot,

When you start with the company (Sunstate/Eastern) you will be in Sydney for 8 weeks. During this time you are on full pay and if you're not based out of Sydney you will receive a weekly accomodation allowance.
Once you finish that 8 week period the company flys you from where you are based to complete your simulators in Sydney.
Line training is generally done at your home base (let's just say it's Brisbane), however, you may be required to do some sectors out of Sydney, Cairns, Adelaide, Melbourne or Mildura depending on the rostering.

Hope that helps.

Best of luck
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 14:33
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Has anyone who attended the assessment centre / interviews from a month or so ago heard back or been offered a start date?
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Old 15th Oct 2016, 02:07
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Thanks for the info mate, all the best with the QF application
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