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Old 29th Dec 2011, 23:28
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Perth
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Highflyer11
I guess it depends on what they are looking for on the day!! I'd never assume I'd make it thru even though I have experience in the role - having the experience can be a double edged sword. Sometimes its good but other times bad (i went to an alliance interview & had more experience than their cabin manager so i think in that case it went against me hehe)
Good luck hope you get the job
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Old 30th Dec 2011, 04:33
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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Shelbs

Kept mine simple too - but also mention that the first female flight attendent was a nurse and that airlines have found in in there interest to hire nurses as cabin crew. So never know might help me, This time really talked up about that I can use my nursing skills to help them and the passengers. So keeping my fingers crossed and the nervous wait begins again.
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Old 30th Dec 2011, 05:05
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Melbourne
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Question for everyone

Marly your skills as a nurse will help you without a DOUBT. Keep trying and you will succeed! Question for everyone though - because I was neither rejected or accepted the last two recruitment months, do you think I am still going to be considered for this upcoming one?

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Old 31st Dec 2011, 06:21
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Brisbane
Age: 26
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Hi guys, does anyone know how working as a guest service agent is like?

thanks
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Old 1st Jan 2012, 02:19
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Perth
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Perth base ground school...anyone had a start date?

Hi guys, has anyone been given a start date for Perth yet? I still haven't heard anything after being in the holding pool since mid November, starting to think they've forgotten me. Not been given the online test or had refs checked yet, but was told I'd progressed to next stage but had to turn down a November start date and so has been quiet since then. Emailed them 3 times about different things but no reply which I think is quite bad. I also called on Friday and was told I'd get a call back in 10 mins but never received the call? Hopefully I hear something next week, just want to know I'm still in the system!



Anyone know if there's one or two groundschools for Perth? Thanks so much.
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Old 1st Jan 2012, 04:06
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Australia
Age: 35
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Hi,
Is anyone starting cabin crew training in Brisbane on Tuesday and has been able to open the pre course booklet that was emailed? Mine wouldn't open, pm me if you can help out/forward it on.


Thanks
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Old 1st Jan 2012, 04:57
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Australia
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Hey I'm starting in Brisbane Tuesday and have the booklet and was able to open it. It's just a PDF Document. Need Adobe reader or preview if you're on a Mac.
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 00:30
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Join Date: Dec 2011
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Good luck to you both starting groundschool on Tuesday!
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 23:07
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Today is Tuesday the 3rd Jan - when most people go back to work after the holidays. I really hope this means we all get some closure soon. Good luck to everyone
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 00:11
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Australia
Age: 31
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I just recieved the call from Virgin..apparently my second reference check didn't pass their criteria..so I didn't get it.

Absolutely devastated..as it has been almost 7 weeks of not knowing..happy new year
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 00:32
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Join Date: Nov 2010
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Tashopeful - That's RIDICULOUS! All that waiting, and you also had to fly up here for the interviews didn't you?
I feel so bad for you I wonder what your second reference said to change their minds? Makes you realise just how very very hard it is. But you know what, WELL DONE for making it this far. Think of this as a good experience, and definitely apply for others!! Try Jetstar and Qantas. You obviously do have something in you that they're looking for afterall. Determination is everything, and there is always disappointment along the way when you are on the road to a really good thing. Don't give up!
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 01:33
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Australia
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Yeah I flew up from Hobart..and because they didn't send the assessment day invitation until three days before I spent over $500 on just getting there and back.

I don't think I would have heard from them at all apart from the fact I have sent numerous emails. Would just have been nice to know this five weeks ago instead of dragging it out over two months.

I have requested the reference check transcripts because I don't really understand how I can pass all the stages, but one thing that somebody says will change their entire opinion.

Quite franky it's crap.

I applied for Jetstar, and Qantas last year..even turned down an Emirates final interview two weeks ago because Virgin had been so positive about my application..really regretting that now.

I guess I'll just have to wait it out now and see what else comes up.

Good luck to everyone else.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 03:27
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Tashopeful - thats terrible. Make sure you get the transcripts from Virgin. Under data protection rules companies have to give you any information they hold about you if requested to do so.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 03:34
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Australia
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Thanks. I could only email them about it as I wasn't really in the right place to talk to them about it when they called because I was so upset.

Hopefully they acknowledge my email and don't just ignore me like they have been because they only ever called from private numbers so I can't call them.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 04:33
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Melbourne, australia
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Cabin Crew - MEL BASE

I've applied 28th November 2011, still have not heard anything, but a generic email to say that have recieved my application. Dont know if thats a bad thing ...? or is there other people in the same boat as me?
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 04:39
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Join Date: Nov 2010
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FlyBoy89 I applied beginning of November... and same as you
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 23:07
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Tashhopeful
Know the feeling - so can sympathize with you. I had the same shit done to me with Qantaslink! And I turned down my AD invite with virgin as I had positive feedback fromQF & now virgin keep rejecting my applications!! Wtf??? It feels like you have been chewed up and spat out!!They should have rang you & asked if you had an alternative!! Man these airlines need to have more consideration!! But guess they don't need to cause they have thousands of applications.
Try keep positive I know it's hard cause you feel pissed off - took me a while to get the courage to get back into job hunting & the experience made me stronger infact I applied for a job with QF check-in (although the interview was not my finest) I got rejected & I'm like pffft - next!!!!
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 23:20
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
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:(

Try for Qantas or Jetstar, like the earlier posters said. If you got as FAR as the reference checks, you definitely have what it takes!

I must ask - do you think the issue was WHO the reference was, eg not a previous manager, just a colleague etc, or WHAT the reference actually said about you? - "not meeting their criteria" was a bit vague of them to say, although that's probably all they can say.

Does anyone know what the airlines ask their references?

I'm hoping to apply at the end of this year (haven't got quite enough work experience under my belt for me to feel comfortable yet) and am already thinking about who I will use as my references - at this point my David Jones sales supervisor??
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Old 4th Jan 2012, 08:18
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Perth
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Tashopeful

My heart goes out to you - I bet you felt like a tonne of bricks had fallen on you.
As they say if this does not break you, It will make you. Keep smiling and If you heart is truly up in the clouds as your dream job, you will make it as they did see something you to get you this far.

Keep smiling and stay positive
Emarites are coming back to Australia on another big recuritment - you never know
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Old 5th Jan 2012, 03:18
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: melbourne
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tashopeful,
try being told 4 days before graduation that u are not cut out for working with a 'certain' airline company, it just happened to me now...i wont mention names, but im gonna try with virgin again as i made it last year to a final interview. i think i have grown as a person a lot since then and learnt the hard way. im not going to give up. Some airlines treat you like scum, so what happened to me was a huge favour. Our trainer at this airline, was a controlling bully. A word to everyone, dont trust anyone, , there is a lot of bad people out there and i mean fellow crew people you train with who if given the opportunity will rat on you. take care everyone.
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