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Old 31st Oct 2004, 11:23
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Old 21st Jan 2005, 04:13
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Qantas Panel Interviews

I was offered the strikebreakers position in October last year which I declined.

Now Qantas are calling me to attend a panel interview for a shortlist 'for when opportunites arise'

Have the strikebreakers been made permanent, or did they get the flick?
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Old 21st Jan 2005, 05:50
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New Shortlist

Hi ftpm!

I believe that some applicants who were employed for the three month contract have been offered London base with QF CC UK ( but whether this entitles them to return in two years to a permanent role, as current permanent employees and the 11 month fixed term contractors have, I do not know...ANYONE OUT THERE with this info?)

...and some have been placed with JetConnect/Adecco in AKL .

Some have also paid their own way over to London to be interviewed for positions ( and presumeably to be employed on the UK salary as opposed to the QF-relocating-crew salary.)

Hope this helps to answer your question. And good luck with your recruitment process.

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Old 21st Jan 2005, 07:47
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Goodluck for your panel interview... Be yourself !! When were you told to go for you panel interview !! I know some friend that have been told to go in mid Feb and early March ! I flew with someone recently that works in trainin and she was told that they are going to be creating a new short list and will be offering new positions in the next 10 months if there is no big event that can change everthing !! Good luck and let us know on the progress !!
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Old 21st Jan 2005, 08:21
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Thanks guys!

I will keep you updated.

I went for a job with Qantas about 4 years ago, and the interviewers seemed really friendly.

I'm actually looking forward to the interview.
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Old 21st Jan 2005, 13:08
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Flytheplanemay,

good luck with the interviews.

People with sound judgement make good FA's.

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Old 21st Jan 2005, 14:04
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I had a group assesment day for the strikebreakers job in September last year, and heard nothing back until mid december when I was asked to come to a panel interview, because they are starting a shortlist for Long Haul.

At the panel I was also asked if I was interested in working with MAM (for Short Haul).

I was told at the time that I would know if I was successful to the next stage by the end of January.

One of the interviewers is a CSM who is off to London to be a crew trainer for the LHR base, a really nice guy!

So interesting to see that this is happening about the rest of Australia as well. Good Luck to All!

JB

(PS: To the best of my (limited) knowlegde not many strikebreakers were trained from Perth, it all wound up before many were even offered a position)
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Old 23rd Jan 2005, 07:39
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I am in the same position as jb......however my panel interview is tomorrow.. so scared!
I have prepared answers to every possible question and think i'm about ready. Anyone got any pointers that might come in handy anyway?
Jb- have you heard anything yet? good luck....
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Old 23rd Jan 2005, 08:59
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I am at the stage where I dont expect to hear anything... but I still do jump 12 feet each time my work mobile rings!

The biggest piece of advice I can give, and one that was relayed to me that helped me a lot, is to smile, lots! Have a good time, enjoy the interview! Someone kindly told me that in their interview they made the interviewer laugh, and they felt like they had a great time!

So relax, get there in plenty of time (dont be like me and fly by the seat of your pants in regards to timing of my last interview), take a deep breath, sit upright, be aware of your bearing and poise, and smile! Take your time with the questions, and ENJOY IT!

Walk out of there knowing that if you tried your best, put in 100%, then thats the best you could have done on the day. Save the AAR (After Action Review) for another day!

Good luck!

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Old 23rd Jan 2005, 09:04
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Is the Qantas shortlist only going to be made up of people from the last recruitment (3 month contract)?

Does anyone know if Qantas plans to expand this recruitment to those on Staffcv and not contacted at all for the last few years?

Thanks
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Jesski -
My advise to you is not to have prepared answers.
The best thing to do is to have some senarios for when they ask you questions such as "can you give us a time when you have given outstanding customer service?"
Remember they're looking for 3 point answer that incorporates the situation, your response to the situation and the outcome. Such as: (situation)There was a passenger that was extremely unhappy as he did not recieve his vegetarian meal. (your response to the situation) I apologised to him for it not being there and explained that unfortunately it was not on our list of specials. I then asked him whether he ate dairy products. He replied that he did, so I went and made him up some cheese/biscuits, bread rolls & salads from left over trays. (the outcome) He was extremely greatful that he didn't have to miss out on a meal for the flight.
Hopefully that makes sense to you. Try not to be over prepared as it can all backfire. Like I said, have a few senarios on hand that can be used for a variety of questions, remember to answer them using the 3 points, and you'll be right as rain!
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Angel

thanks guys!!!
Yeah CT thats what i've been doing. As i dont currently work in the airline industry i've just been thinking of as many scenarios as possible with upset, happy and difficult customers etc.
I feel quite calm about it now, the scariest bit being the 1hr+ drive there and finding my way around the city! I'm a pretty happy smiley talkative person so that shouldn't prove a problem, im more worried about rambling! Does anyone know if they ask many questions to see how much u know about qantas itself?
I'll let u all know tmoz nite how it was!

And JB, dont forget it took them 4 months to let me kno about my last interview...... i had completely forgotten about it!

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Jesski!

Good luck with your interview tomorrow. I'am sure you'll be fine.

JB!

I am almost about to give up on all the hope I've got now.

Heard nothing yet either.

It has got to the stage where I'am having dreams where Qantas is recruiting people from outside and holding training sessions for themand I'am not invited (although I'am on the shorlist)! Kinda Scary!!!!

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Yeah Rolls and Jesski, Im pretty relaxed by it all. Cart_tart (font of knowlege that she is) has explained how to answer the questions perfectly, much better then my rambings to others trying to explain it has been.

I was not asked any questions at these interviews relating to general Qantas information, but I guess it wouldnt hurt to know a little about the company you want to go and work for. The only exception to this was for a (unrelated) MAM panel where I was asked if I understood what a casual was.

And yeah jesski, It took me about 4 months to hear from the last interview, so im not really thinking much about it at all! Im adopting the see what happens approach, Im sure it will happen when it is meant to, when QF are good and ready!

Hell, they may contact us soon and say we are on a Long Haul shortlist, then never get a job, just like all those it happened to before! And MAM may not need staff for a while... who knows? So MAM may not contact me for a job, QF might place me on a Long Haul shortlist for 18 months then say "thanks but no thanks". But you know what? Such is life... there is always another opening, Jet* may come to Perth, I may move to the eastern states, or Dubai, or anywhere! Life life as it comes, Semper Fi!!

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Have you thought of applying to NJS JB?
We have a PER base & we operate the QFlink contract for QF - although we're STILL waiting on the decision on who has the contract! Hopefully it will happen this week.
If we get it, there will be some pretty heavy recruitment going on soon so perhaps that would be an option for you!
I'd send in your application just in case. You can always say no if you're invited to an interview!
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I was successful in the panel interview. I guess the people that are having panel interviews over the next few months will be on the same short-list as us?? What does everyone else think? Does anyone know if this is because they need more people because they have a lot of jobs coming up this year or because after the last culling they didn't end up with that many people?????
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NJS recruitment

Cart Tart,

I know just what you mean, I'm dying to find out if NJS has the contract.... fingers crossed!!!

I sent in my application just before Xmas... got the usual letter... I'm just having a leeeeeetle freak-out because I made a typo at the last second before I sent it away (nightmareish post-office experince on a Friday arvo.... arghhhh ) Just hoping they won't hold it against me.....!

How long after "the announcement" is made (if in NJS favour) do you think they will contact those who they want to interview? A week? A month????

Hmmm I'm not cut out for this waiting thing!

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Angel ahhh its over!!!

I just got home from my panel interview... and i'm still shaking!!!
I think i did pretty well.... i certainly wasn't sitting there in silence and was smiling and laughing etc, just being myself. And i had a scenario for every situation. Cept at one moment i realised just how fast i was talking hehehe. Thanks for all your help guys couldn't have done it without ya!
They said that everyone would find out before the second week of feb or so. Amd that i would be contacted by email.
They said its undecided whether they were interviewing for long haul or short haul or what yet. Really nice people they were!

Anyway... now i can relax......
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Well done Jesski.....

I'm sure you weren't talking as fast as you think... anyway, i'm sure the interviewers have been in your position and know you are nervous so they would totally understand.

Were there many others being interviewed, or was it more a "come in at XX time to see us" type thing?

Good luck!!!

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Hey jesski great news on the panel! Its easy now, you can anytime now!

Cart_tart yeah NJS is a very viable option for me, and if the announcement is made I will most definatley put the application in. There is a personal reason why I wont now, the only reason I am persisting with the QF one is becuae I have been waiting over 12 months now (I know- not long comparativley) but I dont want to throw it away none the less. But yes, you sound like a great set of crew and a great company!

SkySista, another pertie! Time will come, and when it does its almost a surprise!

Good luck to all! And thanks for all you guys/gals support!!

JB
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