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Old 21st Mar 2005, 09:25   #1 (permalink)
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Emirates Application

Last week, after submitting my application with Emirates, I received the following email. Can somebody please help and advise me whether my application is on hold or not?

Thank you for your recent application seeking employment with Emirates and for your time in completing the on-line application form. Your details are now available for review by our Flight Crew Recruitment Team.

You may update your application at any time, by visiting our careers website, www.emiratesgroupcareers.com and selecting 'update application'. You will require your reference number and your email address in order to access your application. We advise you to update your application at least every six months, ensuring that all personal, contact and flight crew details are current.

Having received your application, we will review your details against the requirements for a Flight Crew position. If you are short-listed, we will contact you to arrange for you to attend the selection program in Dubai.

Thank you again for your application to Emirates.

Yours faithfully,

Recruitment Manager
Emirates Group

Thanks in advance for all your help.

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Old 21st Mar 2005, 11:52   #2 (permalink)
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No, your not in the hold pool, they will specifically tell you that.

As far as I know all applications get the response you get then after a certain time a review of applications is made and a certain amount will get the 'you are in the hold pool' e-mail.
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Old 21st Mar 2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
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Sluggums is correct.

An automated response; your application has been received on the computer but has not yet been scored by the recruitment team. When it has been you'll get another E-mail to say where you stand.
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Old 21st Mar 2005, 13:19   #4 (permalink)
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Guys thanks for you response.

In fact the site states that the after applying the application is either on hold or unsuccessful. Th six month update sentance got me thinking otherwise I guess

I just have to wait and see.
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 06:56   #5 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

I got the you're in the hold pool email. Can you ballbark me any ideas about the hold pool? Does that mean they are likely to consider you soon for an interview? How many applications are in the pool at once, best case time frame for an interview etc.

Thanks in advance
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 07:36   #6 (permalink)
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It does mean you are up for consideration. However, the pool can be deep and if someone with better qualifications gets into the pool they will be at a shallower depth than you, therefore your time in the pool may be more or less than others.
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 10:50   #7 (permalink)
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I received an email to stating that my application is on hold.

Its a waiting game now I guess.

Regards and good luck to all
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Old 25th Mar 2005, 18:03   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks Sluggums, I appreciate the info. Good luck 787, maybe see you there
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Old 26th Mar 2005, 05:57   #9 (permalink)
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My perception would be that if you are in the hold pool you should almost certainly be called for an interview, I would say within a 6 months to a year.

They may however be people who have been in longer, who can contradict what I said. It's a points sysstem that is used, total time, type ratings, and yes... which airline you are with etc
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Old 26th Mar 2005, 11:00   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah right, . . . . . i got the you're in the holding pool since 1993 (6,000 hours) until today (11,250 hours + 1,300 P1) and still in the holding pool, . . . . wrong skin color and not from OZ_land, Yanky_land or Euro_land.

The rate is 1 brown asian for every 20 intakes + 1 local (permanent) F/O, to please the Makhtum family, . . . . period, . . . . . so if your brown and asian go join EY.

Good Luck Brownies, . . . any fish fillet to go with your brownies and french fries lads?

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Old 26th Mar 2005, 12:23   #11 (permalink)
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Lorry Driver, don't worry about it. With an attitude like that you will never get in.
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Old 26th Mar 2005, 17:16   #12 (permalink)
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Lorry Driver,

Would you be working for one of the over Gulf airlines? Might this be the reason you did not get a call from EK?

Enjoy the A300, and leave that racist [email protected] for somewhere else.

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Old 27th Mar 2005, 05:00   #13 (permalink)
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Yo Bid G, . . . . . no thanks, I'm NOT interested any more, . . . . . like it where I am coz the management people are local Arabs and they are nice people - ie NON RACIST like me.

Don Corleone,

For what it is worth I am NOT the RACIST, guess who??? look around you and if you have the time look at Saudia & Gulf Air, . . . . . . who are the majority in these places, . . . . . why don't they promote and train locals, . . . . which is what we Ex-Pats are all about since those colonial days. WE ARE ONLY HERE TO HELP, . . . . . NOT TO PLANT OUR FOOT DEEP IN THE GROUND AND CREATE MORE PLACES FOR OUR KIND ONLY, . . . . matey

Do your job and go home man, . . . . . to me there's only ONE RACE = THE HUMAN RACE.

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Old 30th Mar 2005, 17:08   #14 (permalink)
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What horrible nightmares you must have.

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Old 30th Mar 2005, 19:13   #15 (permalink)
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For someone new to the site Lorry_Driver you're certainly throwing things around - take a chill pill please. In fact let's all calm down please - you will resolve squat by blasting away at each other.

Thanks, 4HP
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Old 8th Apr 2005, 02:31   #16 (permalink)
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I guess I am lucky in a way, I am not dark brown, but I am asian.I don't see the things that you mention during my interview.

I have see ozzie, Yankie, and some turkish and 2 asian and some S.A, Italian......on the other group , I see Philipino, Korean.......so I don't see what you said in my interview, maybe the rate has been changed over the year . uhhh!!! Maybe just that month is Asian month for the interview.

Just point to share, everyone come for different reason, for me I just want to change for a new life (good or bad, I will know soon)
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Old 8th Apr 2005, 10:18   #17 (permalink)
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L.D. aka: Albatoss, Crewsleeze, VVV ?

Similar posts, same sour taste.
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Old 1st May 2005, 23:07   #18 (permalink)
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Im up for an EK interview next month.... any tips guys as what to expect

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Old 2nd May 2005, 05:53   #19 (permalink)
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Have to say I'm amazed at L_D comments, no hope for some people I just hope you managed to find a chip big enough to go on the other shoulder to help balance you up.

Secondly I wonder why anyone who has read what has been written about EK should still contemplate coming. Yes pay could be an issue if you come from Asia / Sub continent, but surely the fact that you have NO rights at EK, that the company can change rules and regs at the drop of a hat with NO comeback should cloud the glittering PR the recruiters put out.

Be under no illusion if you do get out of the hold pool, if you do pass the interview and sim ride and finally get the job offer and accept, from then on you have only two options which you have all heard before ie LEAVE or PUT UP WITH IT.
The leaving process is long winded, visas, bank loans to pay offetc, you will also have to fork out a lot of money to get to where you want to go ie removal expenses etc ( or you can do a runner which means you leave everything and wait for the consequences later on) or the other option which is the easier ie PUT UP WITH IT. This may explain why so many people are on this forum, its the only way to let off steam!!!!!

Lorry Driver I'm glad you are not coming because the thought of a long haul flight with you next to me for numerous hours is unthinkable, unimaginable, horrifying,etc etc etc - so enjoy a long and fruitful career where you are now, it is probably the best option!!!!!

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Old 2nd May 2005, 06:11   #20 (permalink)
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I have to agree with SS, I think a lot of people would like to leave, but the financial hooks that the company puts on us for the first few years, plus the beauraucratic BS of biblical proportions to get out of the UAE definately clouds your thinking.

It's not an excuse, but it is a large mental drag if you do want to leave
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