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CX interview

Old 21st Dec 2018, 19:34
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CX interview

Hi all:

I have a video interview with CX for a First Officer position, was wondering if anyone has advice for that and the rest of the other interview stages. Current B737 Captain (applied as an FO) with more than 3500TT. I've been updating for seven years, so I'm glad they offered. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 19:38
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I'd start by reading a few threads here.

My personal advice -- unless you are looking for interview experience and a free trip to Hong Kong knowing now what I didn't know then I'd stay as far away as humanly possible.

Just my two cents worth.

If you ARE in the US and have a job there stay in the US.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 21:06
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What Slasher said. This is not the company from seven years ago.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 22:40
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Looking at his previous posts it looks like he doesnít have a degree and therefore canít get into any of the majors in the US.

Cathay to the rescue (again)

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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 00:31
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Have you read COS18???
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 01:35
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If you're a 737 CA then go to Xiamen Airlines. They're the highest paid airline in China. If not there pick another airline in China like HNA etc. They need 737 CA.
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 06:17
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This is just an attempt by someone to winde up everyone one on here. If they had been applying for 6 years they wouldnít be asking that kind of question on here and actually expecting constructive advice.
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 06:33
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Wind up alert!

No one is that stupid.
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 07:33
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Originally Posted by Flying Clog View Post
Wind up alert!

No one is that stupid.
.....well, he is apparently from New Jersey....
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 11:22
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Dear JSFBoat.
Just be open, be honest and donít be a dick. That last one is the most important!
Hope that helps?
If you would like more info, could you answer a few questions first? Kind of a quid pro quo, ... but these may well be things you are asked at an interview.
Why do you want to join Cathay? Remember I said to be honest.
Are you single or married? Any kids? Do you know how much educating your kids will cost?
If you are married, what does your partner think of moving to Hong Kong?
Do you expect your salary to keep up with inflation?
What standard of living do you expect?
In a downturn, can you live on 70% of your salary? Do you know why I ask that question?
How long do you think it will be before you attempt Command?
Have you been to Hong Kong before? Have you looked into accommodation costs and standards? Do you hope to buy a property in Hong Kong?
Do you know what basic food items cost in Hong Kong?
Do you expect to save money for retirement?
What other options do you have?
I know it will take you a while to answer those questions, but before I invest my time in helping you, perhaps you will be kind enough to tell me what you already know.
Sound fair?
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 15:13
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Updating 7 years......i think it means they werent interested or you were only interetsed in coming direct fo....seems you will have missed the boat on that one considering the contract they will offer you is a piece of crap....take the hint go elsewhere with your captain hours.
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 16:18
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JSF, you are just the person they are looking for!
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 23:36
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JSF,
You're already a 737 Capt so applying to CX means you're desperate.
Cathay love desperate. You're perfect.
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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 16:43
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Current B737 Captain (applied as an FO) with more than 3500TT.
Is that a military 737 command? Otherwise, that's skinny levels of experience for civil aviation to have a jet command?
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 00:41
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Group?

Can you even apply to be a CX FO now? I understood that under PoS 18 you now apply to the ďGroupĒ and can end up with or be shifted between any of the group airlines. Quite how this will work I donít know as we still donít have a common seniority list; I would bet that is coming soon though.
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 03:49
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Keep in mind, the interview is a two way street. You are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you.

With that said, perhaps you could come up with a few questions to ask them when the time comes.

Suggestions anyone?

Ill get some popcorn
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 05:47
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Just remember that you are being interviewed by Talent Acquisition Managers, who know nothing about flight ops, aircraft, flying, even life.
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 09:34
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Originally Posted by Dragon Pacific View Post
Can you even apply to be a CX FO now? I understood that under PoS 18 you now apply to the ďGroupĒ and can end up with or be shifted between any of the group airlines. Quite how this will work I donít know as we still donít have a common seniority list; I would bet that is coming soon though.
Thats not correct, you still apply for specific jobs have a look on the careers website.

CX SO
CX FO
KA FO

interestingly the requirements for a DEFO at KA are higher than at cx!

A merger of current seniority lists for those of us already here and in the system has been ruled out, but it is understood that the possibility of a Y list for all new joiners from a date some time in the future is being explored. It might allow some operational flexibility particularly in exposing those less experienced to some window seat time during the Second Officer years!
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 00:42
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To those of you that gave interview insight, I appreciate it. The rest of you, not sure what the problem is, I was just asking about the interview, not to critique me as a person. One person replied about me being desperate because I don't have my degree, well I have finished my degree earlier this year. I applied to CX a year before I went to upgrade, and was surprised to hear from them and am curious about them. That's all.
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 01:41
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CX has become dysfunctional in every way.
Swire (the principal shareholder) has a "management contract" (forced, not voluntary) in which they use CX and CX Dragon as a training ground for their management hopefuls.
The consequence is a never-ending carousel of apprentices whose mandate during their (mis)management tenure is to reduce costs and increase profits.
Their oblivious attitude and single mindedness of purpose has destroyed the company, alienated their clientele and decimated employee morale.
The responses you see here are the cries of a wounded, struggling pilot group who see this once great company on it's knees and heading to sure oblivion.
Don't be a fool. Stay away.
You will writing on this BB in a just a few years imploring your colleagues to run for the hills.
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