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Thursday, 5 February 2009

How to get a Job as Emirates Cabin Crew part two.

The Face to Face Interview. Step 2......
 On a wet summers day..........Get up, get suite and booted. Go to Liverpool for 09.00.
But most important remember to take the book ,THE COMPLETE CABIN CREW INTERVIEW MANUAL - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BEING SUCCESSFUL AT A FLIGHT ATTENDANT INTERVIEW by Caitlyn Rogers.
The interview was just a chat with the two uniformed Emirates staff, both were very nice.
The question were straight out of the book! The session lasted about 25 mins.
There was now a six week wait for the decision to be made.
We went to France for the Rugby World Cup 2007. The games were played all over France but it was in Paris, whilst waiting for the final game, that she received a phone call on her mobile to tell her she had got the job! Now there was lots to be done.
Emirates wanted photos, suites were got from Next, and the photo session booked and the photos sent off. We then got a call that the photos were in the ‘maybe’ pile. More photos were requested to help them make up thier minds.....the advise was that the photos needed to show her with 'more make up'!
Selfridges MAC counter did a ‘makeover’, and £££ were spent on the makeup, photos redone, wait again. This time it was a YES, but now you need a medical! And you only have two weeks to get it done.

The medical was the worst bit so far. They wanted a full medical, x-rays, full vaccination record, sight test, hearing test, dental health check. Amazingly it was all ready within 14 days and email to Emirates in Dubai.
Emirates mail box has a problem, it is too small to let large files be delivered to it.............after much frustration the documents were sent by Fax.
By now it was November, and still no news, then on December the 11th, an email with a ‘Date of Joining’, and that date was not far off...it was Jan 11th 2008.
So that’s it, how to get a job with Emirates.............a long process!



Wednesday, 4 February 2009

How to get a Job as Emirates Cabin Crew.


So.....Almost one year since I started this Blog, and it has not done well. Not even managing to record events on a monthly bases, never mind daily!
So it is one year since Trolly went to Dubai...or DXB in Crew Speak.
How did she get that coveted Emirates Cabin Crew Job. ...It was quite a journey.
How to get a Job as Emirates Cabin Crew. Step One.......
How to Become Emirates Cabin Crew - An aspiring flight attendant's must have guide to acing the interview

You can apply on line on the Emirates Global Web site, fill in the on line application.
About one month after this was done we received an email inviting Trolly to an Assessment Day that was being held in Liverpool. You were advised to dress in ‘Office Attire’ and informed of the date and times. The event was held at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool.
It was an early start, 09.15 for 09.30. Anyone arriving after that has fallen at the first post!
The morning was devoted to watching the Emirates Recruitment Video. All about the fantastic lifestyle on offer in Dubai.
Some girls were all ready looking as if they worked for Emirates, with the bright red lippy on and hair scrapped back, and very smart, black suites. Trolly turned up with little make up and hair in a pony tail!
The first test was the reach test. To check that you are tall enough to shut the hat boxes...at almost 6 foot, that was no a problem!
Then chit chat and the first question ‘Why do you want to work for Emirates?’.
Second task, ‘talk about yourself for one minute’.
Then the group was split into two and set the task, ‘ if you were on a stranded on a desert Island, how would you get off it, and who would you leave behind?’.
Before lunch came the first round of eliminations, the group size was cut in half.
In the afternoon there were more group tasks. Then, at the end of the day, letters with your candidate number were left on the table for you to pick up......luckily Trollys asked her to go back the next day. She was one of three, out of over 30 who was asked back for a face to face interview.