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Old 16th Mar 2004, 11:05
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Hi All,

Firstly - this is my opinion and only my opinion. Secondly, I am not defending Virgin Blue, just because I am an employee of Virgin Blue.

The Virgin Blue recruitment day that I attended was in the exact same format as recruitment days that I have attended with Qantas and the Flight Centre group. The Virgin Blue staff that are at the workshops/group interview days - whatever you would like to call them are a mix of HR Staff - all with Formal Qualifications in the Human Resource area and Virgin Blue staff that are from the area that is employing, ie. The Cabin Crew group interviews have current online Cabin Supervisors and Inflight Development Supervisors attending and the group interviews for Ground Crew - including; Guest Services, Pit Crew and Reservations Agent - are all attended by either Team Leaders from these areas or current online staff.

Each of the three airlines, whether they be Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar - or any other carrier for that matter are looking for an individual quality that makes you you - in Virgin Blues case - it's called Virgin Flair - it's the common quality - yet an individually different quality that all of DJ's team members have.

I was start up staff with Virgin Blue and they have a fantastic team member base - with team members coming from all kinds of different fields - and yes we have people that have worked for other airlines including, Qantas, Ansett, Ansett New Zealand, Air New Zealand, Origin Pacific, Flight West, Alliance, Freedom Air, Southwest, British Airways, Singapore Airlines and Air Pacific - just to name a few.

Please don't bag us out - or generalise - Virgin Blue, like Qantas and now Jetstar is staffed by a dedicated team that believes in the product that we are and is proud to be a "Virgin".

If you've applied and missed out - give it another go - heaps of people miss out on the job the first time they apply - never lose faith in your abilities and you'll get there eventually.
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Old 16th Mar 2004, 11:15
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If you've applied and missed out - give it another go - heaps of people miss out on the job the first time they apply - never lose faith in your abilities and you'll get there eventually.
I agree with this response.

One good friend of mine tried 3 times to get into a particular airline, and he got lucky on his 3rd attempt.
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Old 16th Mar 2004, 12:12
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Theres no point saying all of that man cause people that have been to Virgins assesment day and Jetstars assesment day have all pointed out which of the 2 they preferred, and which one was more professional.

I happy for you working for Virgin, but after it all its not the airline i would like to work for.

Coldcat, is this better spelling for you? Sorry i didnt check over my spelling. I actualy got the Distinction award for my school in Year 12 for English... I think that i know how to spell.

Thanks for your opinions, i have read them all, as i asked for them, i appreciate your responces.

Take care
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Old 16th Mar 2004, 13:25
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Things that make you go hmmm
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Old 16th Mar 2004, 20:34
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Unhappy language badge

i wish we had a language badge! My airline said they are not interested as they are not willing to pay me more for my skills anyway! ...and we don't even need to spell!

hehehe... by the way... to that guy failing with VB... don't take it personally mate! I failed 10 interviews but was lucky on my 11th! I work in the UK and it took me 16 months and a round the world trip until i got the job i wanted!!!... Get over it! Try somewhere else!

Good luck!


p.s. if only people knew what the job and conditions are like before they apply... rejection letters would feel less bitter.... this is from someone who's still not "good enough" to receive a credit card from a bank... "sorry madam, your credit check is insufficient "...

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Old 17th Mar 2004, 11:24
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josh, what can I say? I wasn't trying to make fun of you, only wanted to give you some good advice. However, I now have to tell you; if I were in the recruiting business, you would not get a job with your command of English diction, spelling, capitalization and attitude. Feel free to PM me if you think I have wronged you. HD.
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Old 18th Mar 2004, 01:59
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floaty!

Floaty!

what ever happened to your trip to melbourne!

how r things over in da UK?

hope all is well babe

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