Hi! Hola! What’s up? Konnichiwa! こんにちは from Japan! I may not be a good nor a talented writer but I just want to share my experience in this very tough and exciting application process with the Dubai-based company, Emirates Airline. As one of the flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this multicultural airline company employs 130 nationalities from all over the globe. It is the largest airline in the Middle East and the fourth in the world that flies to 148 cities and 78 countries. Being the recipient of 2015’s Fifth Best Airline in the World, this award-winning 4-star airline is the largest operator of the Boeing 777 and the world’s biggest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380 with 100 of this type in its fleet and 42 on order. Moreover, it also operates four of the world’s longest non-stop commercial flights.
It started last winter (2015 February) when I visited their career website and saw a job vacancy for a Cabin Crew position. I felt the rush and excitement whilst filling out the forms and I have to say, the registration process is definitely time-consuming! Plus, you must attach a full-length and passport photo prior to submission, otherwise it will be marked as incomplete or draft.
Emirates Airline conducts recruitment all over the world. There are two types of recruitment: Open Day (OD) and Assessment Day(AD). In an OD, anyone can show up. No invitations needed. You just have to look for the date and the exact location on their career website. If you’re wondering if there are any OD’s or AD’s happening near your city or country, click here. You must bring your updated CV, full-length photographs (wearing a business suit attire and taken on a plain background are required), and passport photos. You only have 30-seconds to impress the recruiting team. Sometimes, an OD could turn into an Assessment Day, depending on the city and the number of attendees. While an OD does not require an invitation, in an AD, you definitely need one. Receiving an invitation means that the HR recruitment team in Dubai has partially screened your CV and application.
However, the recruitment process in Japan involves an initial screening being done by the agency partner of Emirates Airline. They will conduct a five to ten-minute interview including the arm-reach test. It basically felt like an Open Day except for the fact that we were all there through an invitation.
On my next post, I will share the story on the things that happened during the initial screening!
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