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Old 24th Dec 2018, 10:02
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Interview

Thanks for sending it over, it will of course be considered. I am however scheduled for an interview and I would like to talk to them myself, and perhaps they will be able to offer some clarification on a few issues raised in this discussion.
I just would like to talk to somebody who has gone through the interview in order to prepare myself better, I of course have been reading a lot online, but I am missing personal insights that only a frank talk with somebody who has experienced it can give, just for my own reference things like what kind of questions, most discussed topic, tone of the interview, lenght of the interview, dress code, etc.
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 11:49
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Originally Posted by caravel View Post
Thanks for sending it over, it will of course be considered. I am however scheduled for an interview and I would like to talk to them myself, and perhaps they will be able to offer some clarification on a few issues raised in this discussion.
I just would like to talk to somebody who has gone through the interview in order to prepare myself better, I of course have been reading a lot online, but I am missing personal insights that only a frank talk with somebody who has experienced it can give, just for my own reference things like what kind of questions, most discussed topic, tone of the interview, lenght of the interview, dress code, etc.
Some of those things you will find in a post by user "Idontlikeusername" on the very page I linked to. You can try sending him/her a message. But please please please, read the last three or four pages of the thread first. It should tell you all you need to know without going for an interview.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 15:47
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Originally Posted by caravel View Post
Thanks for sending it over, it will of course be considered. I am however scheduled for an interview and I would like to talk to them myself, and perhaps they will be able to offer some clarification on a few issues raised in this discussion.
I just would like to talk to somebody who has gone through the interview in order to prepare myself better, I of course have been reading a lot online, but I am missing personal insights that only a frank talk with somebody who has experienced it can give, just for my own reference things like what kind of questions, most discussed topic, tone of the interview, lenght of the interview, dress code, etc.
I have been to the interview. They seem to take everyone, nothing to prepare. I guess they rely on BAA's assessment, but just want to see your face. It took around 15 minutes. I was very happy to take 2 days off and travel to Riga for 15 minutes.
Then I read the thread on BAA, and declined the proposal.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:15
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Originally Posted by caravel View Post
Thanks for sending it over, it will of course be considered. I am however scheduled for an interview and I would like to talk to them myself, and perhaps they will be able to offer some clarification on a few issues raised in this discussion.
I just would like to talk to somebody who has gone through the interview in order to prepare myself better, I of course have been reading a lot online, but I am missing personal insights that only a frank talk with somebody who has experienced it can give, just for my own reference things like what kind of questions, most discussed topic, tone of the interview, lenght of the interview, dress code, etc.
Interview means nothing. They took everyone. It is waste of time, money and energy to attend and even consider Smartlynx cadet programme. There will be only February group in 2019 and today 11 Jan. They are still looking for candidates to join the programme. All of the current Smartlynx cadet looking for not to join them but attending job fairs and information sessions of other airlines. I think this is self explaining.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:16
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Originally Posted by caravel View Post
Hi! I will have interview with smartlynx for the cadet program next month and was wondering if anybody there has already done it and would not mind sharing the experience!
Why not to try European Flight Academy?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:39
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Originally Posted by uberfly View Post
Interview means nothing. They took everyone. It is waste of time, money and energy to attend and even consider Smartlynx cadet programme. There will be only February group in 2019 and today 11 Jan. They are still looking for candidates to join the programme. All of the current Smartlynx cadet looking for not to join them but attending job fairs and information sessions of other airlines. I think this is self explaining.
I see. But how does that work, I understood with this program you have a bond with Smartlynx! Can you just go and work for other airlines once you finnish the course? And also why don't the cadets want to work for Smartlynx? On the other thread I only found complaints about the school, nothing about the airlines...
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 22:09
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Originally Posted by uberfly View Post
Why not to try European Flight Academy?
Because I had the impression this academy had a preference for German speaking candidates, but I do not know much about the school tbh. Any insider info you could share?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 07:24
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Originally Posted by caravel View Post
Because I had the impression this academy had a preference for German speaking candidates, but I do not know much about the school tbh. Any insider info you could share?
Since I saw your location is Germany I thought you are German. I visit them before and and about school there is nothing much to discuss since it is initiative of Lufthansa group. I would say no fake selection process, no useless promises. Traditionally they choose only strong candidates. In my opinion I would only go there to experience their selection process. Yes about German language you might be correct but when I was there back then it wasn't a problem.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 07:55
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The selection process in BAA was made with the Compass Test, which I beleive to be a rather common selection tool... I mean, that did not seem fake to me :/ why do you say it is fake, due to the airline interview? And what about these empty promises, what exactly are you talking about?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 08:06
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Originally Posted by caravel View Post
The selection process in BAA was made with the Compass Test, which I beleive to be a rather common selection tool... I mean, that did not seem fake to me :/ why do you say it is fake, due to the airline interview? And what about these empty promises, what exactly are you talking about?
Hey, actually this is not correct thread ( Terms and Endearment) to discuss this. If you ask your questions in correct thread I believe you will find an answer to your questions.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 08:13
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Alright, thanks!
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 10:40
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Does anyone knows whether Smartlynx use their own pilots for winter Vietnam operations? Or planes flying there under dry lease agreement?
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 21:37
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Own pilots
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 09:35
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Originally Posted by uberfly View Post
Does anyone knows whether Smartlynx use their own pilots for winter Vietnam operations? Or planes flying there under dry lease agreement?
own pilots and CC
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 18:46
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is SL recruiting then?
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 18:10
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thank you for both for answer. If you know further about it how is the rooster looks like? How many duty weeks pilots are send to Vietnam and than how many days off to go back home country?
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 18:54
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It's got feathers and a big red thing on its head!
Sorry couldn't resist
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 15:50
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I had 3 enjoyable years at SLX, wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
I got to operate out of some interesting and awesome places and bases.
NCL, WAW, POZ, CDG, BUD, TLL, SZG, MAD, PRN, CRL and SGN.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 14:26
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I would also add the price of the type rating versus the salary offered, specially in the beggining, and the fact that this airline can give you up to 2 months of unpaid leave per year. Finances must be considered carefully before joining, particularly if loans are involved, which is quite likely as the type rating must be paid upfront.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 14:01
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They pay everyday you are on duty, off days included. They don't pay if you are unpaid leave asked by yourself or by them. They promise at least 10 months of salary. So it means you can be at home during 2 months with no salary.(unpaid leave). The contract is for one year.

​I think avion express or get jet or even other acmi providers have much better deal with permanent contract and almost 10k€/m.
Smartlynx is I guess the worst offer at the moment.
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