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Old 4th Jun 2008, 13:18
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The best thing I ever did for myself during the recruitment process was just assume it's in the bag. If not with this airline then another. I then relaxed and forgot about things until I got those nailbiting emails...

It helped enormously because no matter what happened everything was just fine and proceeding the way it should. I could get on with my life until such time as I was told it was going to change..

Don't doubt yourself, getting the progression email is confirmation enough that based on what they've seen, you've got the right stuff. What's the worst that could happen? You'd be confident that you're going to get a job and then they say no. I promise you, it's not any easier to take if you are doubting yourself along the way.
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Old 5th Jun 2008, 03:54
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Wonderfuly put Airborne! Some very nice advice.

The same sort of philosophy got me through QCCA's process and the day I got rejected and I didn't sleep till I had applied for every other airline I could think of. Then when I was going through the process I kept giving myself options so life would turn out great anyway and I would eventually get in somewhere!

But Melody, I'm not sure when the people got rejected but they do say that any stage of the recruitment process you can be unsuccesful - obviously the culling would be at the earlier stages (I don't think they would get you to go to a medical if they weren't keen on you). And Airborne is right, you def do have the right stuff and it's just bad luck and nothing more that recruitment's slowing down but I don't see why they wouldn't hire you - you've worked for Etihad and lived overseas (a big plus in itself!).

A girl who made it to the end of recruitment day was very confident, well-presented and knowledgable, had already worked for VB as ground crew and worked 4 years with Qatar Airways in Doha; So VB must like applicants like you guys, even more so because when they V Australia were recruiting, they started first in Dubai to try and get Emirates CC, ex and current, to sign up.

In the end though, whatever is meant to be will be, sometimes it's just the luck of the draw or that you were or weren't right for the company at that particular moment in time. Speaking with those who've worked in HR in Airline companies - never take rejections from the airlines as personal, just move on. If you want the job bad enough you will persist and eventually get in- without fail (unless, unfortunately if one's too tall or short or has some medical condition, which some, i guess, can work around).

My prayers are with all you wannabes and I hope you realise your dreams - I know exactly how it can be....
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Old 5th Jun 2008, 11:48
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hello good news!!!!

Hey Airborne how u doing..

I recieved a call from Virgin Blue today.. Informing me that Congratulations.. And that I am on the waitlist for the next training school YAY I am so excited I am feeling so much better hey!!

I wonder when the next training school is open??
thank you for being there everyone...
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Old 5th Jun 2008, 11:59
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Congrats!

Hey Melody,

That's fantastic! I know how great it is to get that call and the absolute agony you go through until you hear those magic words. Let us know when you get your GS date.

Congrats again, we'll see you online.
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Old 11th Jun 2008, 06:33
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Talking Thanks!!!

Sure will Airborne!!! Im so Excited!!!



So is anyone on the waitlist for Training with VB???

For Brisbane????
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Old 11th Jun 2008, 22:26
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Virgin is very clear about what they are looking for in the answer. EG "How did it make you feel". They explain it on the application form at the top! Read the questions instructions, then answer the questions and make sure you cover each point that they are looking for.

Make sure your grammar and spelling is correct, and don't waffle on. If you do all of this, you will definately get through to interview! Good Luck!
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 01:43
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hi all, i was wondering if someone could help me! I have had my references checked three weeks ago and still nothing is this normal? If you make it to the medical do the call you or email you about it? thanks!

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Old 12th Jun 2008, 03:44
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Flyhigh12 Im in the same boat..... References checked 3 weeks ago and then nothing, Was starting to think maybe my references weren't so good???

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Old 12th Jun 2008, 23:25
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Hi Searly

All Available days are automatically nominated when the rosters are published. You can de-nominate an up to 72 hours before it starts. (Be aware that de-nominatind DOES NOT mean you won't necessarily be called out)

Available spans run for 11 hours normally.

If your available span starts from 0400 you shouldn't recieve a call before then - you will then have a minimum of 2 hours before your signon (unless you are called and answer your phone the night before, in which case you can be asked to signon at 0400)

If I'm reading between the lines correctly you're asking these questions because of of transport restrictions - if you're in BNE during summer then signons start at 0355!

Hope this helps
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 02:46
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Hi,

I've got a worrying query - I've got an interview with Pac Blue next week which is great and looking forward to it however one of their requirements is that I have a NZ Passport with at least 12 months validity on it - I have a NZ Passport but expires in Feb 2009. Does anyone know if this is a strict requirement on the day because if I renew this it will cost me $300 NZD to apply for an urgent application to be processed before the day. Am I able to just show my current one as there is nothing wrong with it other than the 12 month validity and I can still renew this if need be - just dont want to be forking out money knowing that I could have just used my current one for day - Sorry just a bit worried as I dont want to be turned away on the day just because of this.

Thanks!
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 08:58
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After ref checks

Yes it's very normal to wait several weeks after reference checks before a medical. Another reason for a delay may be that they have had trouble contacting one reference. Please be patient because VB are fantastic about keeping you in the loop. As soon as they have news to tell you they will contact you. They move very fast once they have the go ahead.

There may simply be admin issues that they are resolving behind the scenes and I imagine it's not easy to co-ordinate the recruitment and training of several hundred crew.
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Thanks Airborne soon.... keeping the hope alive!
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 10:15
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Thank u! I had both checked on the same day, but ver true I know there would be so many people who need to be checked! hopefully it wont be to long, least I know now someone else is in the same boat!
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 00:15
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V Australia NEW information?

Has anyone from Virgin Blue been offered a cabin crew position with VAustralia yet?

Does anyone have information on Ground School dates for VAustralia?

Does anyone from Virgin Blue have any NEW information about VAustralia?

I've had my refernces checked for VAustralia and I'm now waiting for the next stage.....fingers crossed!!!
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 08:25
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V Australia gossip very quiet. They might have been doing some internal interviews today but not 100%.
Whoever is in charge of the V Australia circus is doing a good job at keeping things quiet.

New group started in MEL, another scheduled for SYD, not sure about BNE.

Good luck all.
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Old 19th Jun 2008, 02:00
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Has anyone been offered a position with V?

Thanks Wirgin Blew....Do you know if anyone from Virgin Blue (internals) have been offered cabin crew positions for V yet?
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Old 21st Jun 2008, 13:20
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Virgin Blue open day

Hello All
I have been invited to VB open day in July ? any one know what happens during the day ?
I heard they send ppl home before lunch ? if they dont like is that true ? any tips ? how long it takes to know the result ?
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Old 21st Jun 2008, 14:28
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jet fly, the recruitment day goes for about an hour and a bit in the first stage cant remember exactly learn about the company and do 2 group activities, then you have a break and they give you a letter after the break whether or not you have progressed to the next stage if so you are kept after. only tip is be yourself, its a fun day and you meet so many nice people and the recruiters are really nice as well! let us know how you go, goodluck!
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Thanks

Flyhigh12 thanks very much....i will be going 2nd July so ;et you know after.. By the way are you currently working for Virginblue then...
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Good luck with the interview jet fly! just wondering, is there anybody here planning to join the Sydney VB? and does anybody know whether VB has a contract or some terms or conditions for internal transfers or when can you applying other airlines while working for VB? if anybody is already working for VB I really appreciate to gain some info from you. Thanks! And for those who is interested to gain info for EK just let me know. I know that in the middle east there's some agreement between the airlines here, e.g : EK don't take EY people
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