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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 23:11
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Originally Posted by Falling Leaf
If I decide to have another crack at QF in 12 months, I will obviously have to throw a few grand at PATS (thanks for the email, how did you get my details?). That's 'playing the game' I guess. In a world gone mad, act like a lunatic.
I agree with jimlet,
No need to spend lots of money on psychometric practice. Doing a handful of the free ones is more than sufficient. You can even do the same question a few times of there's time between attempts.

The only money I spent was $500 on interview prep and $400 on sim practice. Whilst the was interview prep was expensive I just knew that I needed it. I don't agree with it... but my hand was forced because telling stories about myself was something that did not come naturally to me.
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Old 23rd Apr 2017, 04:56
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Interview prep is a great idea - I did it 20 years ago and recon it really helped me.
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Old 23rd Apr 2017, 05:03
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but my hand was forced because telling stories about myself was something that did not come naturally to me.
And you are a ...pilot..?? Ever been to a bar? Seen an aircraft carrier around here? If what you say is really true, that sort of behaviour must stop immediately or you'll be that lonely one in the corner with RDeC everyone talks about!!

This is for your own good, you'll thank me one day. Repeat this phrase until you hear it in your sleep: 'There I was...nothing on the clocks but the makers name....'
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Old 23rd Apr 2017, 05:56
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Originally Posted by V-Jet
And you are a ...pilot..?? Ever been to a bar? Seen an aircraft carrier around here? If what you say is really true, that sort of behaviour must stop immediately or you'll be that lonely one in the corner with RDeC everyone talks about!!

This is for your own good, you'll thank me one day. Repeat this phrase until you hear it in your sleep: 'There I was...nothing on the clocks but the makers name....'
Bwaa haa haa! 'Makers name', I love it!

And for the record it was an aircraft carrier that first brought me to this country almost two decades ago!
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Old 23rd Apr 2017, 11:12
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Originally Posted by FRQ Charlie Bravo
Bwaa haa haa! 'Makers name', I love it!

And for the record it was an aircraft carrier that first brought me to this country almost two decades ago!
Cougar, is that you? Didn't you turn in your wings??
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Old 23rd Apr 2017, 14:05
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I don't mind the odd cougar now and then 🤔... but no, that's not me. 🐆
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Old 24th Apr 2017, 04:58
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Hi everyone, I am an external applicant on the hold file for the SO QF position. Does anyone in a similar situation have any idea how long we could possibly be on hold for? Its literally doing my head in every single day waiting for a start date. Do you think its possible that you could be on the hold file and never get a start date?
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Old 24th Apr 2017, 09:45
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Originally Posted by CharlieBrav0
Hi everyone, I am an external applicant on the hold file for the SO QF position. Does anyone in a similar situation have any idea how long we could possibly be on hold for? Its literally doing my head in every single day waiting for a start date. Do you think its possible that you could be on the hold file and never get a start date?
CharlieBrav0,

The waiting game is no fun at all. The best advice I can give is to ensure that your keep the recruiters up-to-date with your situation. Make sure that they know if your circumstances change (i.e. a period of unavailability coming up, you've been offered an upgrade but taking it will subject you to a bond etc). Just start an email dialogue.
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Old 24th Apr 2017, 10:49
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CharlieBravO

I can understand your frustration but be happy that you are on the hold.....some of us didn't get that far. From what I'm told the HR cogs turn slowly at QF. With a ground school every month till December i'm sure you won't be waiting as long as some of us have on previous holds over the years.

Well done. Good Luck.
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Old 24th Apr 2017, 22:16
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Originally Posted by CharlieBrav0
Hi everyone, I am an external applicant on the hold file for the SO QF position. Does anyone in a similar situation have any idea how long we could possibly be on hold for? Its literally doing my head in every single day waiting for a start date. Do you think its possible that you could be on the hold file and never get a start date?
Hey CharlieBrav0, check your pm settings. I just tried to send one but it bounced back.
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 00:38
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Originally Posted by CharlieBrav0
Hi everyone, I am an external applicant on the hold file for the SO QF position. Does anyone in a similar situation have any idea how long we could possibly be on hold for? Its literally doing my head in every single day waiting for a start date. Do you think its possible that you could be on the hold file and never get a start date?
Chill.
I was on hold for 15 Months way back, I doubt if things have changed, lots of recruiting coming up.
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 01:49
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Hi CharlieBrav0,

Just curious to know how many hours you have and what aircraft?
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 04:12
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A lot of the internals have been told there wont be a start date until next year. Although I suspect that's because of the crewing requirements of the relevant group company.
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 18:31
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Are many people getting all the way through to successfully completing the medical and getting knocked back following that?
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 07:14
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Originally Posted by A320 Flyer
Are many people getting all the way through to successfully completing the medical and getting knocked back following that?
Plenty of cadets did back in September I think. Several who apparently had passed all the benchmarks (based on the feedback they received) got knocked back for trivial things at the executive review stage.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 08:02
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FogBuster - do you have any examples of the "trivial things" that the Exec. Committee are knocking applicants back for?
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 10:14
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Not being prepared to wear a busted ring.

All the vouge now apparently.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 10:53
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Originally Posted by Loopa12
FogBuster - do you have any examples of the "trivial things" that the Exec. Committee are knocking applicants back for?
Yes but it could be used to identify people, potentially damaging their careers more than QF already has. If you know any of the cadets/internals who've been knocked back ask them about their feedback and you'll quickly see what I mean.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 12:18
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Are June/July courses full?
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 22:27
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Originally Posted by FogBuster
Plenty of cadets did back in September I think. Several who apparently had passed all the benchmarks (based on the feedback they received) got knocked back for trivial things at the executive review stage.
Alleged breaches of QF policy probably aren't viewed as trivial at the executive review stage. Not saying that this is specific to the Sept mob you mentioned.
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