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Emirates (EK) Interview - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 12th Feb 2011, 16:45
  #2521 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Italy
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Phone call

Good evening,

I've been shortlisted since about 10 days.
Received the shortlisted notice email few hours after I sent my application, but never received any phone call.
Checked my status on the careers website and it confirms the shortlisted status.
Could it be normal not to receive the phone call?
Has anyone had the same happen to them?

Thank you all in advance for your help and advice.
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Old 12th Feb 2011, 17:06
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Hi .

When I applied they sent me an message in the Emirates web page not in my personal email address. Two days after my applications someone called me from the recruitment department and made me a short interview , when we finished he told me they´ll forward me an email but I´m still waiting. That´s what happened to me, currently waiting and I don´t know how for long.
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Old 12th Feb 2011, 18:02
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Join Date: Mar 2001
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Food for thought,

980 hrs in the last 365 ( although only 870hrs according to to EK augmenting rules!)

95 hrs+ in feb (28 day month) plus training days ( no credit)

No leave available for current year,

Please, can you accept the lies on the interview so I can have a break!

Caveat FxxKing Emptor!!!!
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Old 12th Feb 2011, 18:38
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jrsk,

No call when you are shortlisted, just an email eventually offering you a selection of interview dates, unless they need to question anything on your application.

YYZ
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Old 12th Feb 2011, 18:40
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thank you very much!
I guess I just have to be patient now....
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Old 14th Feb 2011, 07:37
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I flew emirates last week for business. Yes, i have changed careers and am in the process of making my new career very lucrative. As i was flying through dubai, i had a chance to speak with a few pilots from emirates. To my surprise, every single pilot i met hated EK. I even met one person who was there for 6 months and he was even planning on leaving.

I know it is bad there and you have my profound sympathies; is it really that intollerable? Even the cabin crews were complaining. I normally fly business class but i notice the service has decreased immensely. Even the poor chap that was sitting next to me expressed the same views.

Keep your heads up gents, the economies throughout the world is vastly improving.

fb
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Old 14th Feb 2011, 08:01
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Hey Forum newbie, be honest. You had an interview in 2008 and got turned down. The career change is due to everyone else seeing the same potential as EK. You are a little bitter so we can take your views with a large pinch of salt.
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Old 14th Feb 2011, 15:43
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@JRSK:

You should be offered an interview within the next two weeks. I submitted my application and two weeks later they offered me an interview in DXB.

Some people love and others dislike EK. I think you need to decide if you can stand missing the hiring wave in the US. If you go to EK now you'll miss out on US Airline seniority.

I would think that pay and QOL at EK will have to improve as the pilot shortage sets in. I may be wrong, but pilots will become an even more valuable commodity in the middle east.

Last edited by flybywire44; 14th Feb 2011 at 16:07.
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Old 14th Feb 2011, 15:52
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Forum newbie,

Whatever pilots think about EK...I have yet to meet any of my colleagues that would be unprofessional enough to tell a Biz class pax that they 'hate' EK..

I call BS...1oo%

Move on to your ...ahem lucrative career....and remember...truth and integity is a foundation for success.

You did'nt make the grade at EK...nor now in the legitimacy dept.

sad

f.
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Old 15th Feb 2011, 12:20
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Join Date: Sep 2005
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Interview Prep

Hello everyone,

Any suggestion about Where would you get the best interview prep?

Thanks for the inputs.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 14:45
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Any Good or Balanced feed back?

Hi,

I have been offered an interview but there seems to be ALOT of negative comments on here.

Are there any guys out there who are working for Emirates who can give us a balanced view of life in Dubai and with Emirates?

The good points as well as the bad.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 16:10
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If you browse this forum you will find bad things said about every airline in the world, and some good? People (especially pilots) moan about their terms and conditions constantly, its part of the job description.

The only suggestion i have is read through this forum carefully and go for the interview and whilst there interview them as much as they do you, and try talk to some pilots whilst there?

I have friends there and im starting there soon, there are good and bad points, depends on what you have at the moment and where you want to be in 5/10 years time?

Good luck

YYZ
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 16:21
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Dear YYZ guy,

Can you please post your opinions a year from now after you truly begin to understand things? I will guarantee that you will have changed your mind about this job and this place.

I do not mean to sound condescending, just that I was once like you... rationalizing things... but at some point you will reach the same conclusions as me.

This company will treat you like Shite, you will work harder than is reasonable and you will gradually loath many aspects of this society and this job.

Are any of you guys watching the news surrounding the ME and North Africa? This situation is far worse than either of the Gulf Wars and if you think you will not suffer the consequences once you arrive, then you are sadly mistaken.

Almost every pilot I know, either is blindly hoping for the best, or they are activiely making their 'exit' plans. It's about 50/50 there.
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 17:00
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I appreciate your comments however all i basically said was go and make your own decisions whilst assessing the place for yourself.

I have done this and since ive accepted, things have got drastically worse in the ME etc which may of swayed my decision if im honest, im still watching the news now and I could still pull out?

Im hoping my experience will be different to yours once/if im there, as said, many bad things said about EK, but the same was said for my past company and ive never had a problem there for four years?

YYZ
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 22:23
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ICAO ATPL and Class 1 Medical

Anyone know if its possible to attend the selection for emirates with a UK medical and an Irish license. Working for some irish operator that made me get an irish license or pay 45 euro extra a month but I have been getting my medicals done in the UK.
The emirates email I received says 'ICAO ATPL and Class 1 Medical must both be issued by the same country' but Im sure at a recent road show they said it didnt have to be?

Just wondering if anyone has had the same problem?

Cheers
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Old 23rd Feb 2011, 09:39
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My old Doc used to issue CAA medicals and simply cross out CAA and put IAA there stating he has run out of the irish, this has not been mentioned nor does it seem to be a problem?

You could always email your co-ordinator to check though?

Medical also needs to be valid 3 months after the date of joining so if you are due to renew prior to joining then ensure you get an irish one from Doc Orton just to be on the safe side.

YYZ
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Old 25th Feb 2011, 06:19
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ICAO ATPL and Class 1 Medical

Although they state that they want the license and medical from the same country, they really mean from the same regulatory authority. As you know, an ATPL is validated by class 1 medical. As I understand it, any JAR medical can validate any JAR ATPL. Of course the medical has to refer to the ATPL license number.

Last edited by dubaibound; 25th Feb 2011 at 06:20. Reason: poor grammar
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Old 25th Feb 2011, 10:22
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Also be aware that the Airbus is the only offer for anyone with Airbus or any other type except Boeing, they are very short on the Airbus fleet and Boeing is most peoples preference.

Boeing type rated Pilots will get the 777.

I decided against the Airbus after speaking with crew and seeing some rosters, they are horrendous. Even the EK doctor who did my medical told me to "avoid the 330".

They wont offer the 777, so my application is closed.Its their way or the highway, there is no negotiating with these people, so don't bother asking.

Happy with my decision, as Id rather have my health based on the info I sourced.


Good luck
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 15:18
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A330

Dear colleagues,

EK invited me for interview. I fly A320. As far as I´m informed, they´ll put me onto the A330 in case I get through the process.

May I ask some questions?

How many years do I have to stay on the A330 - I read about the roster?

Can you applicate for an other type after a while - A340 A380 B777?

Do you become captain only on a type you flew as FO?

Thanks.

airbusfrequentflyer
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 15:26
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consequences

Dear Sittingidly, dear colleagues,

"Are any of you guys watching the news surrounding the ME and North Africa? This situation is far worse than either of the Gulf Wars and if you think you will not suffer the consequences once you arrive, then you are sadly mistaken.

Almost every pilot I know, either is blindly hoping for the best, or they are activiely making their 'exit' plans. It's about 50/50 there."


What do you think will be the consequences? I have no idea. I got an invitation.

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