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Cathay Pacific Direct Entry Second Officer

Old 30th Apr 2019, 11:29
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Originally Posted by HHChan View Post
why are u guys posting stuff on CX here? Bewilders me..arent this suppose to be in Fragrant Harbour?
Nothing but justified thoughts and opinions my friend. We all applied at cx. Just some arguments and doubts here and there but definitely no bad roumers. We're all waiting to get invitated.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 15:21
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Originally Posted by HHChan View Post
why are u guys posting stuff on CX here? Bewilders me..arent this suppose to be in Fragrant Harbour?
Because I had no idea when looking where to post that fragrant harbour was HK specific... but who cares where it's posted
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Old 1st May 2019, 08:18
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Who cares.? Then why not in the Middle East forum..seems people don’t care too if u post there...
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Old 1st May 2019, 10:52
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Originally Posted by a334 View Post
Don't pay too much attention to what you read here... there is some truth to it but I realized that you have to really sift through the BS to actually find out the bad parts. There's no perfect company out there, and I can think of many, many complaints about other companies from people in person, or on other forums. You might as well say that all companies out there are bad in some way, shape, or form.

Take this forum for what it is, like all forums and look at the positives. I have been on countless forums for various different topics and everything is always gloom and doom and somebody always has something bad to say or complain about... it's truly annoying and gets really tiring
334 - True..ish words. Always take the positives and work on that but don't ignore all the negative sentiment you read on FH forums. Although there's a lot of bs on there from some angry people, some of it is justified, so use your own ethos and pragmatism of "life is a box of chocolates". Make sure you don't come here, sign a contract and then find out that it's not what you expected only to join the army of angry entitled millenials who expect industrial action to effect improvements on the shitty contract they signed. Take the job if you feel it's right for you, once here, enjoy all that HK has to offer. Once the shit bucket outweighs the happiness bucket, leave. There are NO 1st world labour laws here, it is an employer driven economy so please bear that in mind too.

Best of luck.
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Old 1st May 2019, 15:34
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Hey guys

I've just heard back from Cathay. They've sent me a bunch of documents to fill out and send to them. I've done that now. Does anyone of you know how long do we have to wait for an interview date? Is it usually in one months time? I'll be flying out to Hong Kong soon so I can meet people are at the same stage and maybe we can prepare together for the potential interview.
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Old 1st May 2019, 17:02
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Originally Posted by skychief1994 View Post
Hey guys

I've just heard back from Cathay. They've sent me a bunch of documents to fill out and send to them. I've done that now. Does anyone of you know how long do we have to wait for an interview date? Is it usually in one months time? I'll be flying out to Hong Kong soon so I can meet people are at the same stage and maybe we can prepare together for the potential interview.
Right now it looks like it'll be a while. I along with another fellow pilot have been waiting for 3 weeks since our documents checked out. I'm hoping to receive the dates in the next 2 weeks

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Old 1st May 2019, 17:14
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Right it looks like it'll be a while. I along with another fellow pilot have been waiting for 3 weeks since our documents checked out. I'm hoping to receive the dates in the next 2 weeks
Great. Did they send a timeline of when they would send interview dates? Also, are you guys in Hong Kong?
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Old 1st May 2019, 21:22
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Originally Posted by skychief1994 View Post
Great. Did they send a timeline of when they would send interview dates? Also, are you guys in Hong Kong?
No, just said to expect an interview date in the coming weeks, and no I am in Canada
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Old 1st May 2019, 21:24
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Originally Posted by skychief1994 View Post
Great. Did they send a timeline of when they would send interview dates? Also, are you guys in Hong Kong?
Same here. Sent all docs end of march and now waiting for further interview or procedure Infos. Canadian licensed pilot in Germany.
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Old 2nd May 2019, 05:03
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Originally Posted by a334 View Post
Right now it looks like it'll be a while. I along with another fellow pilot have been waiting for 3 weeks since our documents checked out. I'm hoping to receive the dates in the next 2 weeks
Did they send you some sort of email saying all documents were in order? I submitted end of March and heard nothing?
Does anyone advise contacting HR and getting in communication with them?
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Old 2nd May 2019, 10:54
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Did they send you some sort of email saying all documents were in order? I submitted end of March and heard nothing?
Does anyone advise contacting HR and getting in communication with them?
Nope. I guess if you sent docs out of order you simply won't hear from them. I received an email saying " this is to confirm all docs were received" 2 days ago. Since people in here saying this process takes a while I suggest not doing anything the next 3 weeks or so... For how long are you waiting now?
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Old 2nd May 2019, 14:45
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The email from the generic flight crew email address doesn't mean much. You should receive an email directly from an HR person to confirm your documents are in order. I got the generic documents received email also, but I was missing one document and would not have known this until I was contacted directly by a person from HR to submit the one extra document... upon doing so, I received a reply a week later saying everything is good and to expect an email from a different HR person within the next month regarding interview dates.
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Old 2nd May 2019, 14:49
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Originally Posted by a334 View Post
The email from the generic flight crew email address doesn't mean much. You should receive an email directly from an HR person to confirm your documents are in order. I got the generic documents received email also, but I was missing one document and would not have known this until I was contacted directly by a person from HR to submit the one extra document... upon doing so, I received a reply a week later saying everything is good and to expect an email from a different HR person within the next month regarding interview dates.
Alright then... Disregard what I said. Thumps up
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Old 3rd May 2019, 15:21
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Hey

Hi I was trying to send you a PM

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Old 3rd May 2019, 15:23
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Good day all

I recently received an email regarding my application for a direct entry second officer position and I'm in the process of submitting my documents. I am from Canada and yes, I have read a bunch here regarding the SO position and how utterly bad it is... now the thing is, I have been trying to start my career in aviation for a few years and between working the ramp in -50 and flying up in the boonies as we call it here (northern Canada), the SO position seems A LOT more enticing to a young, single 25 year old like myself... yes I know, long upgrade times to JFO, long boring cruise hours, no take offs or landings, expensive city to live in, etc, etc. If I look at my present situation, worst case scenario I upgrade to JFO by the time i'm 31/32. By that age i'd be lucky to be on a narrow body at one of the majors here if I got a job flying in the next couple months. I just wanted to see what the opinions are nowadays. I am still going to go through with the application and the interview, should I be called in for one. Feel free to PM me also
Hi a334 I was trying to send you a PM.

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Old 3rd May 2019, 17:07
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Originally Posted by a334 View Post
Good day all

I recently received an email regarding my application for a direct entry second officer position and I'm in the process of submitting my documents. I am from Canada and yes, I have read a bunch here regarding the SO position and how utterly bad it is... now the thing is, I have been trying to start my career in aviation for a few years and between working the ramp in -50 and flying up in the boonies as we call it here (northern Canada), the SO position seems A LOT more enticing to a young, single 25 year old like myself... yes I know, long upgrade times to JFO, long boring cruise hours, no take offs or landings, expensive city to live in, etc, etc. If I look at my present situation, worst case scenario I upgrade to JFO by the time i'm 31/32. By that age i'd be lucky to be on a narrow body at one of the majors here if I got a job flying in the next couple months. I just wanted to see what the opinions are nowadays. I am still going to go through with the application and the interview, should I be called in for one. Feel free to PM me also
Hi,
May I ask you how long it took from the day you filled in the application form to the day when you got a mail to submit your docs or the first reply from them?
Thanks for the help.
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Old 4th May 2019, 14:43
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SO

Greetings to all,

Does anyone here know how long it takes for the first reply from Cathay from the time we submit the first application online?
Thanks for the help.
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Old 4th May 2019, 23:08
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Originally Posted by MMM787 View Post
Greetings to all,

Does anyone here know how long it takes for the first reply from Cathay from the time we submit the first application online?
Thanks for the help.
Hey man. Honestly I applied in August 2018 when I was in canada during training. Totally forgot about cx when they replied to me end of march ^^
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Old 5th May 2019, 00:53
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Originally Posted by MMM787 View Post
Hi,
May I ask you how long it took from the day you filled in the application form to the day when you got a mail to submit your docs or the first reply from them?
Thanks for the help.
I could not reply to your PM. I've had an application with CX for over 2 years and forgot about it like seabird, but after updating my profile I heard back in 2 days. It's been almost a month since my documents checked out and i'm still waiting for interview dates
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Old 5th May 2019, 01:16
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I've been told that the earliest time slots for the final interviews in Hong Kong will be August 2019. In anyones experience, how long before do they give you a date for an interview? I'm currently doing my flight instructor rating and I hope to finish it before the Cathay interviews.
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