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

Old 12th Aug 2016, 01:33
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Wondering if anyone has any news about recruiting plans since the accident?

Have heard of at least one turboprop only driver who was successful in DXB for PSP2 but after the accident was told he would not be offered a job. Anyone know anything about hold on recruitment for all/for turboprop drivers only?
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 03:19
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I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone is interested in joining now? With CM inbound to clean up the mess, any new joiner now will be looking at an effective permanent position as FO doing 90-100 hours every month. Couple that with the introduction of VAT, no pay raises, no profit share for many years (if not forever...someone has to pay...), and in a place which will test your marriage to the outer fringes and then some.

But like Falcon correctly said, "theres one born every minute" !

On the upside, I'd say that coming here will eventually make you aware of, and pursue other ways to make a living that DON'T involve aviation in ANY form.

With regard to sanity testing...I'd postulate that if you applied then you'd fail!

Seriously though, I believe you will find that things are going to change here and for the better. The company has (perhaps now had) the mistaken belief that they could effectively put a monkey in the right seat and teach it to push buttons at the right time...that automation was the answer while disregarding the industry wide reality that perfectly serviceable aircraft were crashing because pilots have been trained how NOT to fly by people who hold fancy titles....who don't fly.

Now, to find some old school pilots with common sense, hands & feet abilities, RT and a dash of airmanship....
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Old 14th Aug 2016, 13:10
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Hey guys, does 2 years rule between attempts still exist?
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 11:36
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joining

Even I thought, that with new guys joining, the monthly hours would go down.

But now I realise that the only result is the increase in destinations... Remember this part of the world is driven by greed...

We all fell in the same trap... join and see!
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Old 22nd Aug 2016, 23:36
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DEC

Want to know about DEC in Emirates r they recruiting still , how is their training goes and is true that Trainers r purposely giving them hard time , failing them cause of the culture of anti Dec , plz gentlemen be positive and objective away from the negative comments
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Old 23rd Aug 2016, 03:03
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To the gentleman and ladies you intend on applying to Emirates. Currently Qatar or about anywhere else is a better job. There is a reason we keep lowering our hiring mins . It may seem like great news to you if suddenly you meet the requirements but remember when you come to a place like emirates you are coming for years. That will be years of min rest. Years of night followed by day flights. Ask yourself why is it the min requirements have become so low compared to years gone by ? We are no longer allowed to see the seniority list . Think about that. Do you really want to come work for a company with that kind of culture ? Never mind being unable to get your contracted vacation time. Guys please think hard and long before coming.
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Old 23rd Aug 2016, 07:20
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ME has lost its appeal . EY and QR hiring DECs . Everywhere will now take longer to upgrade due to a number of reasons. One being Capts of the magenta line. Read big holes .EK knows all about the problems and issues but prefer to ignore. Latest crash won't change a thing.

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Old 23rd Aug 2016, 20:19
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TATA, why are you posting same question on various 'Threads'?
Besides, based on your English, I assume that your instructors weren't able to get across to you what they needed you to understand.
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Old 25th Aug 2016, 07:40
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TATA if you really went from second officer to wide bodied commander in six years, kudos to you! That's amazing , we'd all love to hear your story !
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 09:59
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This is so sad , Emirates to become like that , I think because of the wrong recruitment policy , they were recruiting very few or in other words specific nationalities , in the mean time , the neighbouring airline done the most hiring . Now they fall behind in their manpower , can't get neither DEC nor FO ,that backed fired on the line pilots resulted in terrible rosters and horrendous monthly hours ,unlike QR which was behind few years ago and now became very stable in rostores and better pay .

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Old 27th Aug 2016, 11:58
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Well said outlaw, and they are blaming it on the gear ! Can you believe it?
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 12:03
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Navigator 134, Just re apply and try your luck. It's a soft rule. But don't hide any facts.
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 19:00
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Originally Posted by tcas123 View Post
This is so sad , Emirates to became like that , I think because of the wrong recruitment policy , they were recruitmenting very few or in other words specific nationalities , in the mean time , the neighbouring airline done the most hiring . Now they fall behind in their manpower , can't get neither DEC nor FO ,that backed fired on the line pilots resulted in terrible rosters and horandus monthly hours ,unlike QR which was behind few years ago and now became very stable in rostores and better pay .
Welcome back TATA
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 20:00
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Originally Posted by tcas123 View Post
This is so sad , Emirates to became like that , I think because of the wrong recruitment policy , they were recruitmenting very few or in other words specific nationalities , in the mean time , the neighbouring airline done the most hiring . Now they fall behind in their manpower , can't get neither DEC nor FO ,that backed fired on the line pilots resulted in terrible rosters and horandus monthly hours ,unlike QR which was behind few years ago and now became very stable in rostores and better pay .
TATA were the conditions horandus at QR too? I guess the vast recruitmenting has eased that up in the last few years
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Old 29th Aug 2016, 12:05
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"Recruitmenting"

Once in a while we come across some real gems! Hello TATA
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 19:23
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Hey guys! It's my first post here.
I am a young FO with slightly more than 2000 SIC medium jet time. Attended EK pilot selection recently and didn't make it through day 3. Day 1 was easy, but during sim ride the raw data ILS was not so good and examiner gave me a chance to redo it, second one wasn't so great too, but I think it seemed ok to examiner. On day 3 during panel interview HR guys asked me questions I couldn't give a good example from my past experience. Later on the HR lady gave me a phone call with bad news. She told me I didn't answer most of their questions and I am low on experience, but they see a good potential and asked me if I am going to re-apply later. I know it is a company policy not giving any feedback, but wasn't it actual feedback or was it just caring about my feelings? Would you be so kind as to share your opinions and thoughts?
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Old 3rd Sep 2016, 16:45
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BroBear--they never give feedback as to the exact reason you failed. It may have been a COMBINATION of the sim and the interview/questions.

It might be worth finding some coaching on interviews. At the very least, try and remember the questions they asked, write them down, research some more typical questions and then PRACTICE. Not just sitting and reading the question and 'thinking' about the answer but rather have someone play the role of interviewer and VERBALIZE you answer. Knowing what you are going to say and actually saying it (especially under the stress of in interview) are two different things.

They expect you to know the 'type' of questions that will be asked and to have appropriate answers. For example: a very common question is to ask the candidate to 'give an example of a time when a captain did something that you did not agree with. How did you handle it'. The answer could be simple or complex - but you need to answer it!! You might get away with not being able to answer one, possibly two, such questions but that is it. I know guys who have LIED just to give a reasonable sounding answer.

Get some interview practice and do some research. You'll make it!!
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Old 3rd Sep 2016, 17:17
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Best website to practice this kind of stuff?
Thanks in advance
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Old 4th Sep 2016, 13:02
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pilotjobs.com

you passed your sim. you would not have made it past the first day if you had not. they where being genuine, its professional, feelings don't matter.

but lets get this clear

if any of you guys complain about your hard rosters and how you hate the company and you are flying with me .... it is YOUR own fault. not emirates, not anyone else's. thats if i am still here. you all know how the company has changed and how tough it is.
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Old 7th Sep 2016, 14:52
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Flyboy_SG, thx a lot!
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