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Old 16th Sep 2022, 12:32
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I'm not in recruiting, I'd go for the clean shaven look for the interview. Once on Indoc, adjust as you see fit. Many guys have the tidy stubble look.
I'm rostered for an Indoc in Nov so I might see some of you then.
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Old 16th Sep 2022, 14:12
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You won't go wrong with a clean shave as stated by my colleagues. However, you also have to feel good about yourself. If you feel better with well groomed facial hair then I wouldn't want to advise against it. If your look is well groomed and not like you just couldn't be arsed to shave for a couple of days then why not. But It's your decision of course. I'm also not in recruitment these days. Good luck.
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Old 16th Sep 2022, 16:34
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Originally Posted by EatMyShorts! View Post
I think you'll make a better impression when you are clean shaved. What you do after you might get the job, is your thing. There is a policy and it basically says that you have to look well maintained and that any beard must not obstruct the use of the emergency oxygen mask (sealing the face).
It also says that if you want to have a beard, you need to go through the hobo phase in your own time
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Old 16th Sep 2022, 16:36
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Any ideas on questions asked by the KURA interviewer for the online (1 to 1) interview? I understand that itís competency-based and wanting to get a general idea of you before the next stage, and of course if youíve passed the aptitude tests?
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Old 16th Sep 2022, 16:42
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Last year I went to the interview with a well maintained beard and they employed me, smart is key.
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Old 16th Sep 2022, 17:54
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Originally Posted by TheAirMission View Post
Last year I went to the interview with a well maintained beard and they employed me, smart is key.
But certainly not like a Taliban!?


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Old 16th Sep 2022, 22:58
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Thanks! That's pretty useful. It seems like for the most part it's still pretty conservative as far as interviews go. Glad TheAirMission got in despite having a beard. I wish our industry could become a little bit more enlightened with these things, but I get it. Thank you for the answers
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Old 17th Sep 2022, 09:16
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Lots of people in Netjets have some kind of facial hair, it is not a problem. The question is always how the members of your interview panel will see it. And this we do not know.
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Old 17th Sep 2022, 11:10
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My advice (also not on the interview panel ) is to be as conservative as you feel comfortable. Don't go for the stubble look at the interview and do be dressed smartly. I realise suits and ties are not in these days, but looking 'professional' will set the right impression and how you are dressed is looked at by the interview panel - after all this is they way the panel will assess how you present yourself to our owners when you fly them (shoes clean, neatly groomed, hair brushed, nails clean, tie straight if you wear one, etc). You will be the face of the company and not behind a locked cockpit door for the flight.

Facial hair is a personal choice, but as stated earlier, beards and 'tasches must be grown during off time - no 'Lemmy's' (look up Motorhead if too young) or Zapatas (mexican bandit) but goatee is OK.

Good luck to all and if you make it through to Indoc, please dress smartly there as well - don't turn up looking like a bag of s**t - unless you luggage is lost by the airline of course!
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Old 17th Sep 2022, 14:43
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To that end, if you regularly check luggage, a Tile or AirTag is a great investment.
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Old 18th Sep 2022, 19:57
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Originally Posted by funkydreadlocks View Post
Thanks! That's pretty useful. It seems like for the most part it's still pretty conservative as far as interviews go. Glad TheAirMission got in despite having a beard. I wish our industry could become a little bit more enlightened with these things, but I get it. Thank you for the answers
haha, no it was a grade 3 or 5 on a beard trim setting, a couple of millimetres, not centremetres
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Old 19th Sep 2022, 06:43
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Don't overcomplicate things guys... You will be (probably, I'm not on the interview panel) assessed on how you present yourself and it has been in my experience not any different to airline selections where I have been. I have a short beard since ages and it didn't even occur to me that this might be a problem, which it wasn't as they hired me last year.
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Old 20th Sep 2022, 11:20
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Thanks for all the advice. I managed into bamboozle the Kura interviewer into being impressed with me somehow, so I'm moving onto Phase 3 in October. I'm keeping everyone's feedback in mind, from those on whom facial hair hasn't grown on, but also from those who are hairy keen on beards. I moustache now.

I don't really have to go, but you know... puns...
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Old 20th Sep 2022, 13:42
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Hello, guys!
First, congrats to everyone who has passed to stage 3! ;-)

I did the online interview last week, and my interviewer told me that they would email me in 72h max whether I was successful or not.
Anyway, 7 days have passed and still no reply from them. Do you know if this is normal?
I have no hopes anymore, but still it would be nice to hear from them other than crickets...
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Old 20th Sep 2022, 20:31
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Originally Posted by vicram View Post
Hello, guys!
First, congrats to everyone who has passed to stage 3! ;-)

I did the online interview last week, and my interviewer told me that they would email me in 72h max whether I was successful or not.
Anyway, 7 days have passed and still no reply from them. Do you know if this is normal?
I have no hopes anymore, but still it would be nice to hear from them other than crickets...
Was in a similar boat until a few hours ago. PFO received. Good luck Stage 3 people!
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Old 20th Sep 2022, 20:47
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Dear fellow aviators,
I have got a question for you. What are the recruiters from KURA looking for in a candidate?? Because I certainly do not know anymore what recruiters are looking for!!! I have prepared myself by asking a NetJets pilot what is NetJets looking for in a pilot. I asked him a bunch of relevant questions to get inside info! How they operate, their business model, schedule .... every conceivable question possible. I read the NetJets website very carefully, made a lot of notes as to know it by heart! During the interview with the KURA guy I managed to answer all his questions. I even practiced the so called competency based questions by using my experience flying in South Sudan (being flexible, pro-active, decisive, autonomous) but yet today I receive a negative result! So it makes me wonder where did it go wrong? I mean I knew from the NetJets pilot that they want their pilots to be! So basically this demonstrates that in the end it does not matter wether you prepare or not! Can someone enlighten me?
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Old 20th Sep 2022, 21:42
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Originally Posted by papa_petje View Post
Dear fellow aviators,
I have got a question for you. What are the recruiters from KURA looking for in a candidate?? Because I certainly do not know anymore what recruiters are looking for!!! I have prepared myself by asking a NetJets pilot what is NetJets looking for in a pilot. I asked him a bunch of relevant questions to get inside info! How they operate, their business model, schedule .... every conceivable question possible. I read the NetJets website very carefully, made a lot of notes as to know it by heart! During the interview with the KURA guy I managed to answer all his questions. I even practiced the so called competency based questions by using my experience flying in South Sudan (being flexible, pro-active, decisive, autonomous) but yet today I receive a negative result! So it makes me wonder where did it go wrong? I mean I knew from the NetJets pilot that they want their pilots to be! So basically this demonstrates that in the end it does not matter wether you prepare or not! Can someone enlighten me?

have you considered doing an interview prep course? There are some excellent ones out there
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Old 21st Sep 2022, 04:12
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Originally Posted by papa_petje View Post
Dear fellow aviators,
I have got a question for you. What are the recruiters from KURA looking for in a candidate?? Because I certainly do not know anymore what recruiters are looking for!!! I have prepared myself by asking a NetJets pilot what is NetJets looking for in a pilot. I asked him a bunch of relevant questions to get inside info! How they operate, their business model, schedule .... every conceivable question possible. I read the NetJets website very carefully, made a lot of notes as to know it by heart! During the interview with the KURA guy I managed to answer all his questions. I even practiced the so called competency based questions by using my experience flying in South Sudan (being flexible, pro-active, decisive, autonomous) but yet today I receive a negative result! So it makes me wonder where did it go wrong? I mean I knew from the NetJets pilot that they want their pilots to be! So basically this demonstrates that in the end it does not matter wether you prepare or not! Can someone enlighten me?
I did absolutely the exact same, and am puzzled where it went wrong too. Writing up those two essay questions, for instance, took quite a bit of research. You're not alone. :/
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Old 21st Sep 2022, 17:23
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Originally Posted by funkydreadlocks View Post
have you considered doing an interview prep course? There are some excellent ones out there
yes, I have done 1 or 2 of these courses and have had these kind of questions in previous interviews. I have always passed my interviews without any problem.
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Old 21st Sep 2022, 20:37
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Originally Posted by papa_petje View Post
Dear fellow aviators,
I have got a question for you. What are the recruiters from KURA looking for in a candidate?? Because I certainly do not know anymore what recruiters are looking for!!! I have prepared myself by asking a NetJets pilot what is NetJets looking for in a pilot. I asked him a bunch of relevant questions to get inside info! How they operate, their business model, schedule .... every conceivable question possible. I read the NetJets website very carefully, made a lot of notes as to know it by heart! During the interview with the KURA guy I managed to answer all his questions. I even practiced the so called competency based questions by using my experience flying in South Sudan (being flexible, pro-active, decisive, autonomous) but yet today I receive a negative result! So it makes me wonder where did it go wrong? I mean I knew from the NetJets pilot that they want their pilots to be! So basically this demonstrates that in the end it does not matter wether you prepare or not! Can someone enlighten me?
I ofcourse don't know your situation, but have you thought about that you might be trying too much to be someone they want in stead of being yourself? If during the interview you only try to answer how you think they want you to answer it might sound disingenuous and they might feel like they didn't get to see the real you hence why they decided not to go further with your application? That's the only thing I can think of why you would fail after such a good preparation.

​​​​​​Do they not provide you with feedback as to why you didn't pass?
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