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Old 9th Feb 2008, 08:01
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Swanie, what experience (flying) do you have? If you don't mind me asking.
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Old 9th Feb 2008, 08:15
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Originally Posted by Swanie View Post
"As part of our process QantasLink requires all candidates to undergo psychometric testing through our suppliers SHL. These tests are to be completed on-line and via personal access by COB Wednesday 13 February 2008."
You mean they asked you to do the psyhco tests at home? What's the point of that?
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Old 9th Feb 2008, 10:43
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I've done uni quizzes from home too. Nothing wrong with that. There is probably a strict time limit or something.
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Old 9th Feb 2008, 23:22
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Yes, tests done at home, and without charge despite having this as apart of their 'important information'
http://qantaslink.bfound.net/det-contact.aspx?jobid=58265&CoId=189&rq=6
"Stage Two: One day of assessment involving a Psychometric Assessment. The assessment is computer based and is conducted in a dedicated testing room by Qantas Airways on QantasLink's behalf. A non-refundable fee of A$195 is charged by Qantas for the Stage 2 assessment. Progression to Stage 3 is determined by the competitiveness of an application following completion of Stage 2. "


4 tests, in two different categories, one of which was timed;
Personality profiling (104 questions)
Work motivation (144 questions)
timed comprehension (19mins with 30 questions)
timed statistical analysis (25mins with 18 questions)
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 01:09
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Hmm.. interesting. How do they actually verify that it was the applicant doing the test and not some ring-in? I'm not suggesting that anyone would try and do this, but .....

Oh, and were tests similar to those sample ones on the QF website?
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 03:16
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tests done at home, and without charge
So a couple of weeks ago I had to pay $195.00 and Travel to Sydney for the privilege!!!


What a Crock of Sh!T!!!
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 03:55
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Parts 1 & 2 sound similar to that of the AsA ATC assessment.... by the same mob too! BTW the results are check by questions at the interview, so cheating would be picked up... i guess!

I feel sorry for those that cop the $195 if QF is moving all the testing to SHL. That's a crock... or maybe those joining as 'real' pilots do the real tests and the 'trainees' do the online stuff???
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 23:17
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Hours etc

Swanie, any chance you could give us an idea of what hrs, exp you had when applying?

BP.
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 04:10
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Didn't get that email - got one at the end of Jan asking me to update some details due to some changes to a couple of questions, which I didn't see for a week or so due to being away, so I probably missed out on the first round. For what its worth I have all the reqs. for DEFO except the ME PIC time.
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 06:18
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hey guys i got my application lodged, although im not 19 till july, how do u think they will treat me? u think i can still do testing before im 19??
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 07:23
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I just completed the first stage Psychometric test with ASA, im pretty sure it was a different company than SHL.
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 07:33
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So what sort of pilots do you think Qlink are actually looking for? I know what there minimums are, but what are they planning on actually taking? Does someone with the minimum requirments actually have a chance?
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 07:59
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Charlie, they will interview anyone who meets the minimum requirements AND passes whatever the employment criteria are at the time. Nothing has changed over the past 10 years.

So if you meet the minimums AND are offered screening, I suggest you take it.

You might be pleasantly surprised.

Good luck!

Alex, same deal. If offered testing....Take it. You have to be 19 at time of employment sbut nothing precludes you from being tested and put on hold until your birthday.
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 08:03
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Thanks for the info Hugh
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 02:45
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Ultralights,

Not the pysch testing in person the 'OPQ' done just before the interview is with SHL. Like you pretty sure the pysch testing wasn't SHL.
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 04:57
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No diagrammatic YAY!

Yay there was only the psych, motivation (both of which I thought would never end) and then verbal and numeric. Numeric was hard. Started off ok but by half way(point at which I ran out of time) there was lots of head scratching. Just wish I had more time. Who knows how they guage the competiveness of the test and how many they take on from it. Just see how we go.
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 05:34
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So to those guys getting through to stage 2 psych testing, could you give us a rough idea of your experience levels? Are you bare CPL's or are are experienced pilots but fall short of one of the stated direct entry F/O minimums? It might help gauge what it is that QLink are looking for.
 
Old 12th Feb 2008, 05:54
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Today I received two emails from SHL Solutions with login details for testing. However, I havenít received any communications from Qantaslink saying Iím through to the next stage. Anybody else had this happen?

My experience is PIC multi turbine, not enough total hours for direct entry though!
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 07:42
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Thanks Hugh for info, fingers crossed for nice email
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Old 13th Feb 2008, 02:20
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Hi Guys,

Im interested in finding out some more information as to how others found the testing for psych... I didnt even get close to finishing the exams by the end of the time.

Im just hoping that this was purposly incorporated into the testing.....

Any others had the phone call yet about next week ???
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