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Cargolux details requested!

Old 1st Aug 2010, 20:38
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First of all, Congratulations to Helm and bluebird...
What's the Cargolux interview process like, is it tough?
would appreciate some feed back....
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Old 5th Aug 2010, 16:23
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Good luck to you guys! am still in the hold pool, did the final interview early january last year. will be waiting patiently for that magical phonecall .

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Old 6th Aug 2010, 14:32
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Congrats to all!

As soon as you guys are finished with line training you can immediately apply for part time in 2011!
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 14:14
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Hello there.

Saw on interpersonel.de that there are a few recruitments planned in 2010, can anyone confirm that they are all fininshed or will there be more, how many have been hired this year total including contractors?

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Old 25th Aug 2010, 19:37
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Few minutes ago I filled up my Cargolux application form via interpersonal.de. I also find some Cargolux HR contact information on other website. Would it be a good idea to send a Cover Letter and a Resume via company’s Human Resources webmail too?
Considering that this is my 1st Professional Pilot Application, I think in need some experienced guidance in this matter. Any opinions?

Thank you very much, and good luck to everyone!
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Old 22nd Sep 2010, 11:22
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Looks like 40 is still a limit at Cargolux...

In case, like myself, you're 40 or over (I just turned 40) it's probably not worth spending time doing the application form. Have the hours, licenses, plenty of Boeing time, etc and just received the "we're not interested" email. Three colleagues of mine with almost identical CVs were invited for selection. The difference? All late twenties.

Looks like ageism is alive and well in Luxembourg! Oh well...

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Old 22nd Sep 2010, 14:20
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Thumbs down

My application was also rejected by interpersonal.de. The truth is that I'm far away from Cargolux Jobs Entry Requirements (http://www.pilotjobsnetwork.com/jobs/Cargolux). And my MiG-21 experience worths almost nothing on the market. That's it!
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:14
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My application has been with them for over a year, so I guess it takes them some time to process them! Got the email a couple of days ago. The three colleagues I was referring to applied about a year before I did and one passed the tests and is in the holding pool. So I don't know if the recent processing of my application is due to imminent hiring or the agency just clearing the backlog.

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Old 25th Sep 2010, 06:54
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Hello,

I sent my initial application in July, contacted 3 weeks later and got invited for the selection in september. Now i've got a date for interview in a few days. Just above minimum requirements, but in late twenties and living quite close from Lux. It helped for sure.

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Old 25th Sep 2010, 14:49
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Hello there.

Good news for you quianor, good luck. Looks like things are picking up, does anyone have any further info?
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Old 25th Sep 2010, 18:50
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I'll keep you advised. However, if the interview turns up well, I have no idea if it's for a direct or rapid start, or if it's for a hold pool..
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 09:41
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Hi,

I would like to know how long it currently takes to move to the left. I know it's very long, but i would like to have a more precise idea (12? 15? 20???)

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Old 8th Oct 2010, 10:00
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Question cargolux screening

Hello quianor!
Any news?
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 11:58
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Originally Posted by RVRRVR View Post
I would like to know how long it currently takes to move to the left. I know it's very long, but i would like to have a more precise idea (12? 15? 20???)
Based on a fleet of 16 you're looking at approx. 20 years.
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 12:00
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@RVRRVR.....I am, as always, amazed to read from candidates who haven't even passed the entrance test yet questioning about the time to command. I must be from a different generation.......
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Old 9th Oct 2010, 06:08
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I dont find that fact "amazing" at all actually.
Why would you not ask about that ?!?
I would want to know everything I could about a future job. Time to command is part of the descision to go for a job, or not.
You might be willing to accept the command process and time to command, if the overall "package" is good, and suits you.
Should time to command be some closely guarded secret ?!?
All he is doing, is asking. He didn΄t say that he was ready for command now already, and could not wait a day longer to get it.
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Old 9th Oct 2010, 19:41
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@RVRRVR.....I am, as always, amazed to read from candidates who haven't even passed the entrance test yet questioning about the time to command. I must be from a different generation.......
True! It must be the current "buy-a-type-rating-with-any-low-cost-airline-and-get-a-command-in-just-3-years" generation.

I can understand that time to command is important to every pilot, but let's be honest, it should never be a principal reason for joining a company. The pricipal reasons should be; doing something you like, in a pleasant environment, that allows you to lead the lifestyle that best suits you.

Currently it can can indeed take a long time to command for new joiners, however as all old-timers can confirm, things can improve or deteriorate very quickly in the aviation industry.
Hypothetically speaking, if CLX goes bankrupt tomorrow then time to command goes to infinity, if there's a double dip recession time to command could increase to 40 years, yet if a major competitor goes bankrupt or CLX expands into a new market then time to command might be cut to +/- 5 years. Just pick a number and you can create a "time to command" scenario for it.

All in all, this whole "time to command" is just a snapshot in time, it's the way things are right now, so don't waste too much time on it as nobody can see 5-10-20 years into the future.

Instead, focus on more fundamental things like whether long haul freight flying is something you want to do, or do you want any job that gives you 4 stripes as soon as possible.
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Old 10th Oct 2010, 06:23
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You are very right, my friend !

There is nothing smooth on aviation. Or there is a bubbling market, and time to command is short, or you are in a deep descend whirlpool, where is almost impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Who can guess the future ? No one can make such accurate predictions, so let's be rather positive. Things will be better. We shall not forget that we are living one of the worst crisis since 1929. Lucky us that we have a job in what we like to do.

My sincere congratulations to the new hires. It's fantastic to have you with us.
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Old 10th Oct 2010, 07:53
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Whoever joins a company WITHOUT asking for the expected time to command is a complete nutter.
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Old 10th Oct 2010, 09:59
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Hello there.

Does anyone have any info on how many will be hired, lets say in the next six months? When are the wetlease A/C leaving again?

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