What to Expect After the Assessment Day



You just stepped out of your Cabin Crew Final Interview. Your heartbeat is back to normal for the first time in weeks and you dare to start dreaming that indeed, this job might soon be yours.

You plan on the best way to tell your family and friends that you will be moving to a different country. You think about what kind of weather is there and what you need to pack.

Mostly, you wonder what else can happen after such an intense selection process.
In this article we will explain step by step what to expect after the assessment day in terms of communication with your future employer.


Most flight attendants agree that the very hard work started after the interview, when all the paperwork and medical exams had to be put together.


The entire process of becoming a cabin crew is nerve wracking. From the time you submit your online application, to your preparation for the assessment day, research and review of websites, forums or Facebook pages, to the assessment day with the nervousness of making it through every single  stage. Finally, when all of that is over, something else comes up: waiting for an answer.

I have to be honest with you – the waiting time after your interview is absolutely excruciating! It can take anything from one to six weeks to receive an answer. During this time, try to not overthink every single step of the interview, or worry that one of your answers might have been wrong and would cost you the job. Don’t start doubting that yellow scarf that you wore, nor think of comparing yourself with the other candidates.


Try to keep as calm as possible and continue with your life and your daily activities as normal as you can.


Here is what will be happening:


1.Golden Call


The first step of success is a call from the airline – also knows as The Golden Call, telling you that you have been successful at the selection process and you will be given more information the following days via email. 

This call is highly emotional! You might get it at odd hours – time difference, or on Sunday – a working day in the Middle East. When on your phone screen appears that foreign number, an array of happiness mixed with tears of joy and excitement of finally reaching your dream will overcome you.

I remember when I received my Golden Call, I couldn’t stop giggling and asking them ‘is this for real?’ and saying ‘thank you, thank you, I am so happy’ more times than I can remember.

Some airlines, such as Emirates, will give you a clue that you were successful at your interview even before you receive a phone call from them. In your online application page, your status will change from ‘application under review’ to ‘approval in progress’ followed shortly by ‘joining formalities’.


2. Confirmation Email


After the initial call from the airline, you will receive an email  stating that your application was successful and you are offered an employment contract. At this stage, the employment contract is not final, but it is subject of you being able to obtain all the required medical tests, security clearances and being granted a work permit. 
This is when the real work begins.


3. Medical tests


For the next couple of weeks, the only thing that you will be doing is making doctor appointments, being scanned, checked and  measured. This is the time when you realize that you need to be very healthy to do this job.
A standard list of medical tests include:
• HIV test
• Full blood count
• Hepatitis C test
• Chest X-ray
• Audiogram report
• Eye test
• Dental X-rays and certificate
• Vaccination card

This list varies from airline to airline, and by no means you should start these tests before the airline tells you to do so.


You are expected to support all the costs of these tests. In some countries, you may claim a refund from the government if you were referred by your family doctor, while in others you will have to pay in full all the costs.


4. Final offer of employment


After you submit all the required paperwork to the airline, your file will be processed by the Ministry of Interior and your work permit will be issued. Only after this you will be offered a final employment contract.
It is normally a 3 year contract, with a probationary period of 6 months.
You are also expected to clear the National Civil Aviation Authority medical tests and pass the required training to obtain a flight attendant license.


5. Travel arrangements


Once all the paperwork is arranged, you will receive your e-ticket from the airline together with  a copy of your entry visa. You will be advised on your travel dates, initial accommodation and what to expect next.

From here onward you can start packing. You will be allowed 60kg of checked baggage, so think really well what you want to take along to your new home. Consider having couple of things that will remind you of home and of your loved ones.

Some other documents you will need to take with you:
1. All the original medical forms, reports and X-rays.
2. Photos – you will be told by the airline exactly how many, what background and size.
3. Your highest diploma and other educational certificates in original and copies.
4. Passport copies of all your family members.
5. Birth certificate copy.


Now you know what to expect after the final interview, and more importantly, how long you have to wait to get to this point.

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495 Comments

  • Ronia

    Reply Reply January 5, 2017

    Hi Kara,

    I had my final interview with emirates 17.11.2016.
    My status just changed yesterday to “Interview Completed”.
    You mentioned the status ‘application under review’ to ‘approval in progress’ followed shortly by ‘joining formalities’…
    Can you say anything to “Interview Completed”???
    Im really nervous right now. xD

    Cheers and many thanks,
    Ronia

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 7, 2017

      Hi Ronia. Interview Completed is an interim status to state that your interview has indeed been completed. No further decision is made at this point regarding an offer of employment.
      With the current recruitment situation, you will need to be a little patient, things may not be moving as fast as you hope they would.

    • Sophie

      Reply Reply January 9, 2017

      Hi Ronia!

      I had my FI on 28.11.16, and my status finally changed to “Interview Completed”.

      Have you heard anything since the 5th by any chance?

      Cheers,
      Sophie

      • Ronia

        Reply Reply January 9, 2017

        Thanks Kara…
        @ sophie: Nope, havent heard anything yet. Several people told me now, that things are moving slower than usual.. So I guess we just need to be patient 😉
        cheers and good luck 😉

        • Sophie

          Reply Reply January 10, 2017

          Yea I think we will need to be!

          Thanks and good luck to you too!

  • Sanita

    Reply Reply December 20, 2016

    Hi,Kara

    I submitted my video interview for FZ on 11 August 2016.After that I got an email by FZ saying that they have received my video. After that email I haven’t received any emails from FZ. Do you know what is exactly happening?What should I do?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 20, 2016

      Sanita, unfortunately FZ is not in my area of expertise. Here at Flight Attendant Central we focus on the recruitment process of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways only.
      I’m sorry I can’t help you more.

  • Ria

    Reply Reply November 22, 2016

    Hi Miss Kara, I will be a having an assessment day with Qatar Airways. Do they need a complete set of teeth and what is the accepted degrees in mild scoliosis in Qatar Airways? Thank you.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 23, 2016

      Hi Ria,
      Your teeth must be clean and cavity free and your smile pleasant. Dental perfection is not one of the minimum requirements.
      Don’t forget that confidence is an inner state.
      I won’t be able to tell your specifically the degree of scoliosis for Qatar Airways. For Emirates and Etihad is less than 30 degrees.
      I hope this helps 🙂

  • Nagina

    Reply Reply November 22, 2016

    Hi,

    I was interviewed as cabin crew yesterday (my manager recomended me to the crew dept)and i was disqualified in stage 2, now when i see my application status it was application under review. Can you suggest what does that mean ?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 23, 2016

      Unfortunately Nagina they haven’t yet updated the portal. I’m sorry. Your application will be updated to show the “unsuccessful” status.

  • Diane Baguion

    Reply Reply November 7, 2016

    Hi Kara, does having an asthma would affect the chances of getting in?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 7, 2016

      It is acceptable if it’s well controlled, Diane. This, however, can only be established by an aviation doctor.

  • souheir

    Reply Reply November 1, 2016

    hey kara
    my name is souheir i applaid with QR in 15th october after the final interview i recieved a message to upload my full length photograph on the azc and it s what i did a day after i recieved a message to repeat it again i did it but today i recieved an email which is telling me to do it again i don’t know what to do anymore can you please help i followed all the instructions
    can i send you my photo and tell what i ve to change ?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 7, 2016

      Hi Souheir, do they give you any reason at all. You can send it to me for feedback, however I will not be able to give you the exact reason why it doesn’t work.

  • Cherie

    Reply Reply October 23, 2016

    Hi everyone. I already applied for Qatar last august 25, 2016. Already passed the assesment and the final interview they emailed me to retake the whole body picture and take a closer pic of my marks but up til now theres no response. Huhu Im worried. I already emailed them for follow up

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 25, 2016

      Cherie, I’ve heard that from many readers. Some of them had to wait up to 9 months before they got their joining details. I’m sorry I can’t give you a more specific answer.

  • Adi

    Reply Reply September 27, 2016

    Hi kara! I have been on OD AD and FI recently in Qatar airways and still waiting for an email. My friend after two days was sent an email regarding her photos to be retaken. I am so worried that I haven’t had any confirmations even in the applicant check in of qatarairways. Though in the Final interview, they said that I should retake my passport photo because i barely have makeup and add more makeup to it.

    Also I did a forum group at cabincrew dot com if anyone here had their FI on sept 22. 🙂

    Thank you very much!

    Staying positive all the way!

    • Belle

      Reply Reply September 29, 2016

      Hi Adi, I had my Final Interview last September 21, 2016 and still waiting for their email. Same scenario, they did not ask much on my FI. They also want me to retake my passport photo. I hope we receive the golden email the soonest.

      • Adi

        Reply Reply September 29, 2016

        Hi Belle! I’m very glad that I found you through ms. Kara’s post. It was so frustrating to wait not knowing any updates with other batchmates. I will be also putting up an fb group for September batch: QR Sept 16′ just so we can unite and give updates to each other. Fly with you soon! 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 29, 2016

      Hi Adi. I hear this more and more from my readers who went recently to QR interviews. Many of them make it despite the interview being really short. I just received an email from somebody who has just joined last week, 9 months after their interview. So it does take time. Try to be positive and very patient 🙂 Keep us posted!

      • Adi

        Reply Reply September 29, 2016

        Hi ms. Kara! I’m very relieved that you’ve seen my comment. Thank you very much! I am looking forward to everyday and will wait even it it takes 9 months 🙂

      • Anor Zarifeh

        Reply Reply October 11, 2016

        Hi Adi and Belle. I am glad to know that both of you are my batchmates. I was also interviewed last September 21. Last week, Qatar Airways instructed me to retake my photos through my Advanced Candidate Zone account. I really do hope we get the golden e-mail as soon as it could.

      • Anor

        Reply Reply October 12, 2016

        Hi Ms. Kara! First of all, I would you to know that your patience and enthusiasm in answering queries about aviation is very awe-inspiring. By the way, I had my FI with Qatar last Sept. 21 and a week after it, I was instructed to fill out a short form through ACZ. Last October 5, I was informed to retake my photos and have it sent to them. Is this a good hint of getting the job, Ms. Kara? Thank you so much in advance.

        • Kara

          Reply Reply October 12, 2016

          Anor, at this point it is very promising that you have made it all the way to ACZ. Nothing else is a hint that you are getting the job except the golden call. This will be a long process which will very likely test your patience. Try to think positively about your performance and experience of the interview.
          Well done for making it through the interview!

  • Kleng

    Reply Reply September 21, 2016

    Hi kara! I just passed the assessment day held by qatar yesterday, we also had the final interview on that day but during my final interview i wasnt asked anything about my resume, they just aked me to pass the filled up application form with the passport picture then they said if i have any questions for them so what i did was ask an advice regarding the whole body picture and what should i change and right after that the interview was over. Should i be worried that they didnt ask me about anything?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 24, 2016

      Kleng, it is a bit unusual, but I’ve heard from other candidates in these past months that their final interview with Qatar was very brief. So at this moment, you shouldn’t be worried about it at all. Congratulations 🙂

  • Camila

    Reply Reply September 18, 2016

    Hi Kara!

    I went to the Open Day of Qatar Airways earlier here in Manila, Philippines but last night, I submitted an online application thru their website. While I was in the line waiting for my turn to be called for CV drop-off, I saw that they sent me a regret e-mail saying that I was not qualified for the position. My online application status was changed into “Screened” which means disqualified. After I was called for the CV drop-off, we had a small talk of about a minute and I was invited to the next stage which is the Assessment Day. However, I am worried that my online application status won’t be changed. Will they consider the one I submitted online invalid?

    Please enlighten me. Thank you so much!

    PS. I purchased your book. I want to be super ready for the AD! 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 20, 2016

      Hi Camila. This is a pretty weird event. But to answer your question, yes, it is possible to be successful through all the stages even though you might have been rejected when applying online.

  • Jewel

    Reply Reply August 16, 2016

    Hi dear Kara,

    I fill-up & send my form, in Qatar Advanced zone on 28/05/2016, still no any response from QACC. But Qatar Advanced zone is active. Please tell me what I do?

    Regards
    Jewel

  • Angie

    Reply Reply August 15, 2016

    Hi Kara,

    I applied online for Etihad Cabin Crew in January this year, up until now their website still says my application is in progress. I live in Dubai and the closest Assessment Day in Abu Dhabi is August 28. I would like to update my application for this position to get a chance to attend this day but the system says Failed to process the Job Application. Do you know if this means my application has been unsuccessful or if i should wait to hear from them because only 2 more weeks to the event but i have not heard from them since my application. They also had ADs in early July and August but i wasnt invited. Could this mean my application was unsuccessful?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 16, 2016

      Angie, try to apply with a new email address. They updated their careers platform a couple of months ago and I’ve heard from many readers that they had issues. Make a new application.

      • Angie

        Reply Reply August 22, 2016

        Thanks so much Kara. I just reapplied with a new email. Should i delete my old profile or withdraw the other application attached to my old email? I’m not sure if leaving both applications on would disqualify my profile?

        • Kara

          Reply Reply August 24, 2016

          Yeah, it’s best to delete it.

  • Maria Mandjoukova

    Reply Reply August 14, 2016

    Hello everyone,

    I had my FI with Emirates a 2 months ago and they e-mailed me that all the applications are put on hold because the training courses are full till the end of this year. They will contact me to ask if I am still interested of the job. Does this mean that I am accepted? Do you think that this is just a way to put me on the side>?

    • Shana

      Reply Reply August 15, 2016

      Hello All,

      Anyone from Qatar as Cabin Crew could help. How long will it take for the replies on Medical.I have submitted my scar photos on 1st July 2016.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 16, 2016

      You can’t join them this year because they don’t have space. They respect that you might want to pursue other opportunities that might present to you in this time.
      Did they ask you to do you medical tests?

  • Britney

    Reply Reply July 1, 2016

    Hi Kara,
    Do you know if Qatar Airways ask for employment certificates or do background checks after final interview? One of the previous companies I have worked for already closed. I am worried they might call them.
    Thanks.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 2, 2016

      They call the references you provided. Usually just the last employer Britney.

  • Mariqi

    Reply Reply June 6, 2016

    Hi Kara,

    Please advise: Qatar> for the medical report:
    1.does one declare a birth control prescriptions even if it is just for regulation of periodes (is it a problem with them?)
    2. Allergies: for cats and dogs> I don’t take medication on a daily basis. Just when needed. Is this a reason for a fail?

    Thanks< I'm looking forward to your response.

    Mariqi

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 7, 2016

      You can declare the birth control, because you take this on a regular basis, but the allergy medication is not necessary to include as long as it is not a daily occurrence.

  • Anna

    Reply Reply May 12, 2016

    Hi,

    I just got my unsuccessful email from Emirates after 6 weeks of waiting. I am just wondering how come they rejected me because they have called me three times asking for both formal and casual photo. They said that they did not get my photos. And on the third time the lady from Ek called me asking for casual photos and my degree certificate. But I could not send my degree certificate as in 5 months I will graduate and obtain the certificate but I have already completed my university year. So I had send them my High School certificate. After two days of sending the documents I got the rejected email. Please help me to understand. Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 14, 2016

      I’m so sorry to hear this Anna. This must be really hard for you.
      Unfortunately, there is absolutely nothing I can tell you that will make it easier. The decision to recruit a candidate is a complex one and there are many factors that are taken into consideration, from the interview performance, language skills, previous experience, appearance, studies, etc. I wouldn’t be able to pin point for you what exactly went wrong. What do you think went wrong?

      • Anna

        Reply Reply May 17, 2016

        Hi Kara Thank you very much for your reply. Indeed its very hard because I thought that after three phone calls they were interested with my application. I think that maybe I took the casual pictures in a photo studio not in natural setting and also I do not have my degree certificate yet so I submitted my High School documents. I think that my interview went rather well as the recruiter was asking a lot questions and seemed interested about my previous experience which are from the hospitality industry. Thank you 🙂

        • Kara

          Reply Reply May 18, 2016

          Anna, I can only advise you to keep on trying either for the same airline or for any airline coming to your area. If this is truly what you want to do, you won’t stop until you made it. 🙂

  • emmy

    Reply Reply May 5, 2016

    I also think i messed big time during my final interview..lol..i was so nervous

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 11, 2016

      Everybody is Emmy 🙂 Take note pf what you’ve answered and you can go over it later when your answer comes.

    • Sephora

      Reply Reply August 12, 2016

      Hello.. 🙂 I had my FI on the 23rd of June but I only sent my passport and pictures on the 20th of July because I was waiting for my passport to be done. Since that i got interview completed on the 15th of July and interview completed updated again on the 27th of July and then on the 1st of August. On Tuesday 09th of August I got a call from Emirates asking me where I would take by annual leave and when I could start if I get the job. Since that I am waiting for my status to change. Do you think it’s a good sign for me if they called me to ask ? Thanks for your reply 🙂

      • Kara

        Reply Reply August 12, 2016

        Of course Sephora, that is a great sign. Emirates has been through a lot lately, it’s normal that it takes a little bit longer. Think positive 🙂

  • emmy

    Reply Reply May 5, 2016

    My online status changed to interview completed(updates 25/4/2016) immediately after my final interviews, and it was that way till yesterday and read interview completed(updates 4/5/2016)…today it reads interview completed(updates 5/5/2016)…my updated dates keep changing … is this normal??? is it a bad sign ???

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 11, 2016

      Emmy, there is nothing to worry about right now. Just be patient, it takes 6 weeks for your final status update to be given.

  • rayoon

    Reply Reply April 21, 2016

    hi i made two application with emirates and then went to an open day and did it until the final in one of them my status shows assessment completed and in the other one shows application under review !! can you help please with an answer ? what does my status mean both of them ?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 26, 2016

      Rayoon, why did you make two applications?
      The one that shows assessment completed is probably the one that is considered valid and the email address you provided on your CV that made it to the final interview. A status change will happen once your file is being reviewed in Dubai. It will either show joining formalities or unsuccessful.
      The other application hasn’t yet been shortlisted or dismissed.

      • rayoon

        Reply Reply April 28, 2016

        Hi Kara tanks a lot for your reply , my both status changed yesterday to interview completed and the other one to completed , i would like to ask about another thing please : i just received an email from etihad airways to attend an assessment day for F&B Manager and i heard it the same processs like cabin crew assessment but the only difference is in the Food and beverage knoweldge test , do you have an idea whats ths test is about please thanks a lot in advance

        • Kara

          Reply Reply April 28, 2016

          Sorry Rayoon, my area of expertise is the cabin crew position only. I am unable to help you with the F&B Manager position.

  • Abraham Oommen

    Reply Reply April 14, 2016

    My Final interview completed 21 Mar 2016 for Equipment Operator Emirates. Now it has been 3 weeks. My UAE visa expires Apr 20th. Please advise on the status of this application. Online status: interview Completed 🙁

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 16, 2016

      Abraham, here at Flight Attendant Central we only discuss the cabin crew interview process. I am unable to help you for any other positions. For the cabin crew though, an answer should come within 6 weeks from the date of the interview.

  • irene

    Reply Reply February 3, 2016

    Dear Kara, At 29 Aug 2015 I attend an OD of Emirates and passed to FI. Since then nothing. I havn’t receive neither a rejected email nor a golden call. And my status change fron under review to complete ,then under revirw agen an then complete for second time. Why did this happen? Can you help me. Thank you. – See more at: https://flightattendantcentral.com/the-cabin-crew-assessment-day-explained/#sthash.mwrkQx5e.dpuf

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 4, 2016

      Hi Irene,
      You should contact them and ask for a follow up on your application. Sometimes, things just get lost. It usually takes 6 weeks, maximum 2 months to receive an answer. Good luck 🙂

    • angie

      Reply Reply March 17, 2016

      I just want to know if they take people who are HIV+ ( Qatar airlines )

      • Kara

        Reply Reply March 22, 2016

        They do not Angie.

    • pat

      Reply Reply April 21, 2016

      Hi Irene, I am currently in your situation. First it was AUR, then changed to “Complete”, and then back to AUR.
      Did you receive a job offer?

      Thank you 🙂

  • Rosa

    Reply Reply January 27, 2016

    Hello Kara,
    I attended interviews for Emirates in July, 2015. The last interview was on July, 19th in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On July, 23rd I received an email saying “We are pleased to advise that you have been shortlisted to the next stage of our process. We have managed to fill all our current vacant positions, however, we anticipate vacancies in the near future. We would like to retain your application for further consideration once positions become available”. This is for a customer service position. Then my status changed to “Interview completed”. And on October, 21st I received another email with an invitation for a Skype interview for another position (Senior Airport Assistant, which I had not applied for). The interview lasted 12 minutes and they did not ask anything out of my resume. Since then, my status shows “application under review” for that position and “Interview completed” for the customer service one. And I never heard from them again. Should I lose hope? Do you think I still have a chance? Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 27, 2016

      Hi Rosa,

      Unfortunately, I can’t offer any advice. Other positions are not in my area of expertise. For the cabin crew position, the maximum waiting time is 6 weeks. If a candidate doesn’t hear back, they should assume they are not successful. For any other position, I am not sure what is their recruitment process.
      If you have any contact with a recruitment coordinator, I suggest you email them directly.
      I’m sorry I can’t help you more.

  • Sarah Quirke

    Reply Reply January 19, 2016

    Hi Kara,

    I’m only at the very start of my process, I’m hoping to attend an open day very soon. I have a number of queries though, I’m wondering what I need to bring with me to the open day? Is there an interview process of any sort at the open day or do you just hand your CV? Is the open day just an open day where you sit and listen to them? Does it take all day? How long would you have to wait to hear whether or not you’ve got the interview? Is the interview very intense? How long roughly would the process take between the time of the open day to the day you actually start (after the 6 months probation) provided you are successful?

    Thank you,
    Sarah

    • Sarah Quirke

      Reply Reply January 19, 2016

      This is all for Emirates by the way, I forgot to say that.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 20, 2016

      Sarah, start by reading all the articles here
      https://flightattendantcentral.com/advice/
      download Final Interview Questions and Answers here
      https://flightattendantcentral.com/free-report/
      if you can afford it, get the book ‘How to Become a Flight Attendant for airlines in the Middle East” here
      https://gumroad.com/l/ODRt#
      To answer your questions – for Emirates Airlines
      I’m wondering what I need to bring with me to the open day?
      >>>CV, passport photos and full length photo
      Is there an interview process of any sort at the open day or do you just hand your CV?
      >>>depending on how many candidates attend on the day, the assessment might be in continuation of the open day or if shortlisted, they will call you back the next day.
      Is the open day just an open day where you sit and listen to them? Does it take all day?
      >>>The open day takes around 3-4 hours. Information videos, CV drop off, mini interview, reach test.
      How long would you have to wait to hear whether or not you’ve got the interview?
      >>>It’s in the same day or the next day.
      Is the interview very intense?
      >>>Yes
      How long roughly would the process take between the time of the open day to the day you actually start (after the 6 months probation) provided you are successful?
      >>>The entire process takes 4-6 months from the Open Day to the Date of Joining the airline. The probation period starts only after you join.

      I hope this helps you. Good luck! 🙂

  • Ivan Cristobal

    Reply Reply January 18, 2016

    Hi Kara!

    First of all i wanna thank you for this amazing blog! smile emoticon
    I have applied for Qantas Jet connect here in New Zealand last year December 6 2015. Then had my assessment and interview as well. Then after 3 days my manager told me they were doing reference check because they called him. Then i call Qantas before Christmas they told me that my papers are in process in Sydney(which is a good sign) they told me they will call me after Christmas but until now i did not receive any call from them. Im just wondering if there is any chance that they will drop my application and not be successful? Waiting is really terrifying and needs a lot of patient. What do you think of my application kara? Thanks a lot!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 19, 2016

      Ivan, I’m really sorry but I am not familiar with the selection process of Qantas Jet. My area of expertise is with the airlines in the Middle East only. Try some forums online, I’m sure there must be somebody able to help you.

  • Molly

    Reply Reply January 11, 2016

    Hi Kara,
    I reallly appreciate your blog so much. So i had my FI on 5th jan 2016 here in dubai and sent all document same day and 2 more 2days later. My online status was AUR updated 31st Dec 2015 then this morning changed to AUR stil bt updated 11th jan 2016…what does it mean?…something positive maybe?..I know it hasnt even been a week bt God this waiting is really eating me up.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 12, 2016

      Molly, it means nothing. Try to think positive and be patient. 🙂

  • Maya

    Reply Reply December 30, 2015

    Hey Kara, I did my interview for Qatar Airways on November 21st 2015, I received an email for the photos, sent them and on December 16th I received a confirmation e-mail-Photographs Received stating: We received your photographs. As soon as we have the result, you will be advice accordingly through e-mail.Reminder only if you have not done it yet. Kindly be reminded that you must upload the required documents, photographs, etc. through the Advanced Candidate Zone only.

    However, some of the other girls that passed the final interview today, December 29th received an email with instructions to take a photo of their birthmarks and send it. Should I be worried? My application status states: Interviewed – Feedback Pending. What should I be expecting? The recruiters said that if all goes well we should be on our way to Doha by the middle of Jan.
    Thanks, all the best
    M

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 30, 2015

      Maya, first of all well done for making it so far. It’s a great accomplishment. As for the extra photos, do you have any birthmarks or scars you declared?

      • Maya

        Reply Reply December 30, 2015

        Thanks a lot! 🙂
        Yes, I have a birthmark on the upper side of my leg, above the knee. And a mole on my stomach. No scars.

        • Kara

          Reply Reply January 1, 2016

          I think that shouldn’t be a problem Maya. Just be patient a bit longer and try to think positive. An answer will come soon.

  • Babar

    Reply Reply December 14, 2015

    Dear Kara,

    I want to know that, i was interviewed on 6th Dec 2015 and got a call for the selection from Facility Maintenance management. They email me the verbal offer of salary plus benefits on which i agreed. now waiting for the offer letter from them.
    How much time it will take to send me the offer letter.

    Kindly advise.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 15, 2015

      Babar, my area of expertise is with the interview process for the cabin crew position only. I’m sorry I can’t help you with your situation.

  • milo Ilunga

    Reply Reply October 21, 2015

    I got a call from Qatar airways after 8 month. is that a good sign?

    • Juliett3

      Reply Reply November 5, 2015

      Did they call you to say that you accepted?

  • deepika

    Reply Reply October 15, 2015

    I have been interviewd on 29 june 2015 for qatar airways i got clear the final round they have asked to upload the photographs but till now i havnt recieved any reply from them.Its almost 4 months now.what could be the reason

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 16, 2015

      You need to follow up with them Deepika. It may be many reasons, however you need to see what is the status of your application. Email your recruitment coordinator.

      • Juliett3

        Reply Reply November 5, 2015

        Hi kara…i have called qatar a few times to follow up on my application but they cannot provide me with feedback as to why its been 2 months since my final interview. They only asked me if i have scars or tattoos whoch i do not. Then they said my application is still active and i should be patient. What could the reason be as to why they taking so long. I also see that they have another open day scheduled this week in our country.

        • Kara

          Reply Reply November 8, 2015

          Juliett3, it is simply a questions of logistics. It is pretty much standard timing. Try to think positive. An answer will come really soon.

    • Juliett3

      Reply Reply November 5, 2015

      Have you received a response as yet?

  • Nona

    Reply Reply September 25, 2015

    Hi Kara! Done for FI interview last week , my online status chAnged IC and got a call from HR .But i did a mistake my account deactivated now what should I do ? Or HR can view that my account deactivated?should I call ?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 29, 2015

      Yes Nona, you should call. The online portal is a very important part.

    • Soumaya

      Reply Reply June 28, 2016

      Hi Nona how r u ? I did the same mistake what should i do? Whats happen for u dis They cancel you? I really dont know wht to do i sent them an email They didnt answe

  • Amanda

    Reply Reply September 12, 2015

    Hi! I just had my FI with Emirates the 7th of September and my status is: application received. Some of the people that applied have had their status as : application under review since the very beggining. Does that mean anything? I swear I am on my nerves because I know I will still have to wait a lot since it’s only been 5 days. Do you know the process of selection they apply? Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 17, 2015

      Amanda, take a deep breath and step away from the portal. Compulsively checking the online status is not going to change anything. You’ve done your very best, you have reached the final interview (very big deal). You have a very high chance to get the job. The only thing I can advise you to do is to think positive and trust that the right thing will happen. The only status that is truly relevant for you is “joining formalities in progress”. Everything else is just speculation. Fingers crossed and keep me posted.

  • Faiza

    Reply Reply August 29, 2015

    Hi kara ,
    I had applied for expirianced cabin crew interview for qatar airways . I was shortlisted followed by an email stating that I can choose the slots for the interview which was 31st August and also instructions to do ny medicals and photographs. I did everything as per their intrusions. And today I got this email srating that they cannot get a confirmed flight for me hence they will put me on hold . And inform me when ever there is next slit available.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 31, 2015

      That sounds pretty normal procedure Faiza.

  • Ling

    Reply Reply August 25, 2015

    good day Kara

    i had successful email after my FI with Etihad. i wanna know what clearances are they doing and what are the chances of me getting unsuccessful from this stage? people got emails and doj im the only one who has heard npthing

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 31, 2015

      It’s all about government security clearances as well as medical clearances Ling. If your medical tests are fine and you are granted a work permit in UAE, you should be all fine 🙂

  • gargina

    Reply Reply August 21, 2015

    do we need to have straight teeth mandatorily for this 3 airlines?
    & for the height test we just be able to touch the line for arm reach test or our fingers need to cross the line?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 21, 2015

      Your fingers must be slightly on top of the line Gargina. And no, perfect teeth are not a minimum requirement, however they must be clean and cavity free and your smile pleasant.

  • Evelyn

    Reply Reply August 17, 2015

    Hi Kara

    I am now on week 7 after my final interview (29 June) in Namibia. Is there a maximum period of waiting before I can enquire about my application with their office or must I just wait no matter how long??

    4 out of 10 of our group have already received feedback (2 UM’s and 2 GCs with all having had IC). I have been at status AUR on the online portal this entire time and wonder if I am still in the running??

    Rumour has it that the training dates are full until November but I see a lot of feedback coming for people who had their AD and FI 2 weeks later in South Africa.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 20, 2015

      Hi Evelyn,

      The waiting period is usually 6-8 weeks. Once they started calling people who’ve been interviewing in the same time with you, it only means that you will get your answer very soon. Try to think positive. Application under review is not really a relevant status at this point. Have you submitted all the required documents?

  • Ntsoaki

    Reply Reply August 4, 2015

    Hi Kara

    I have to say your blog is REALLY helpful..I have learned a lot here than I have on some other airline websites. I have two questions – I am planning to apply to Emirates and I would like to know how many days off a month cabin crew get and are they spread out (like one day this week, two days next week) or do you maybe get like 5 days off consecutively? My other question is about security clearance..what do they check? and what are things that would make your security clearance to be denied?

    Thanks so much in advance.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 5, 2015

      Hi Ntsoaki,

      Excellent questions!
      The minimum days off in a month is usually 8. You can request a string of 4 consecutive days off, but otherwise, you can have either 1 or 2 or even 3 after your flights. It is all a very complex matrix of airline regulations, maximum duty hours, flying hours, etc.
      As for the security clearance, you must have a clean police file in your own country, as well as a clean immigration file: no illegal stays, no crimes committed during stays out of your country, etc.
      I hope this helps 🙂

  • Dinara

    Reply Reply June 30, 2015

    Dear Kara,
    Is it acceptable to edit my Emirates Application after I submitted it online? It is allowed technically but is it ok in general?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 7, 2015

      Yes, of course.

  • Dinara

    Reply Reply June 30, 2015

    Dear Kara,
    Do they contact applicants at any case, weather they were successful or not?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 7, 2015

      No. They only contact you if you are successful.

  • Quintin

    Reply Reply June 22, 2015

    Thanks for your reply Ms Grand, everything surely is possible. I’m truly hungry for this opportunity and I’ll stay positive to hear back from them. So without an invitation letter I cannot attend at all even though I applied?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 23, 2015

      For an invitation only assessment, you will need to have the invitation letter, otherwise you will not be able to participate Quintin.

  • Quintin

    Reply Reply June 20, 2015

    Good day Ms Kara Grand

    Your blog advice has truly been helpful. We have exactly a week left till the invitation only assessment day in my country. My job status for Emirates Airlines is as follows: Job Status: Active (Accepting Job Submissions) Submission Status: Application Received. When will they let me know whether I’m invited or not as days a nearing the assessment day.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 22, 2015

      Quintin, everything is possible, however if they already have the maximum number of people they can accommodate in the venue, they will no longer send invitations.

  • Tim

    Reply Reply June 13, 2015

    Hi Kara

    We have an invitation only assessment day in Namibia on the 27th of June which is two weeks away. I haven’t applied online yet, but I’ll do so this weekend. Do you think I still have time? Also I’d like to ask about my teeth, I do have perfectly aligned teeth it’s just that I have a cavity on my wisdom tooth which I’d like to get removed soon. Is this a problem? Also if I do get invited for assessment day, can I just wear a formal waistcoat instead of a blazer as I don’t have a full suit currently.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 15, 2015

      Tim, you probably need to apply as soon as possible. Once they reached the maximum number they can accommodate in the location, they will not accept any more applicants. You can wear a waistcoat if you don’t have a suit jacket, however if you have any chance to borrow one, that would be highly recommended.
      Teeth are fine, as long as there are no pending medical conditions (this is for insurance purposes).
      All the best!

  • Poppy

    Reply Reply June 12, 2015

    Hi Kara,
    My daughter has already entered the Final Interview in QR Indonesia on 28 th February 2015. After the final interview, she’s been told by email to send her photo back. But until now, she has’nt got any further information or any reply about the final interview result.
    The application status said Interviewed-Feedback Pending.
    May I know what’s the meaning of this?
    Is group discussion phase has been removed from QR test steps?, because when my daughter followed QR test, her steps are Drop CV, English test, Armreach, Final Interview.
    I hope to get the clarity information immediately.
    Thank You…

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 15, 2015

      Hi Poppy,

      Sometimes they do remove certain stages of the assessment, mostly due to time constraints. The status means exactly what it says: they have not yet made a decision. You need to allow at least 6 weeks for this to change. Try to think positive and provide all documents they ask for. Good luck!

    • Juliett3

      Reply Reply November 5, 2015

      Hi poppy…had your daughter heard anything from qatar after the wait?

  • neha shaikh

    Reply Reply June 5, 2015

    Hey kara,
    I had applied online for qatar airways cabin crew post as i didnt know that walk in interview wouldnt require application prior so that online applications fetched a regret status. The next day i appeared for open day interview for the same position and got shortlisted for the assessment day . I made through the last round and they asked us to upload our pictures in the ph slot in advanced candidate zone . But i am not able to login that zone its says contact the HR .what should be done?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 6, 2015

      You should contact your recruitment coordinator and ask for IT support to access the ACZ.

    • Evelina

      Reply Reply July 16, 2015

      Hi! A have the same problem now with this red sigh saying “contact your HR”. I was trying to contact them about it but no reply. Would u mide to share your experiance? How did u went through this? Wich person/email you contact and did they fix the problem?
      Im so worry about it now=((
      Thaank you so much!

      • Juliett3

        Reply Reply November 5, 2015

        Hi evalina. Did you come right with your issue on the qatar portal. What was the outcome of your application. My status says the same “contact hr”. Iv been waiting 2 months since my final interview.

  • Vanita

    Reply Reply May 20, 2015

    Hi, I applied for Emirates online and my application status was application received initially and now it has been changed to submission status completed… What does this mean? I have an AD in my city in the next month.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 24, 2015

      It means your application has been viewed by a recruitment officer. It is an interim stage. You will now either receive an invitation, or change the status to “not shortlisted”. Think positive 🙂

  • Mandy

    Reply Reply May 18, 2015

    Hi Kara,
    I attended Rio’s OP on January 24th, went thru the hole process and the Final Interview was at the same day. After that, we completed some documents and were granted access to the advanced candidate zone, requested to upload pictures, pasport, etc. All that done. it’s been almost 4 MONTHS. Should I worry that my status is still pending (“waiting feedback”)??
    It worries me even more cause there’s already another OD scheduled while my process it’s on hold.
    HELP!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 20, 2015

      Mandy, considering you normally receive an answer within 6 weeks from the date of the interview, you should now contact yoru recruitment coordinator and ask for the status of your application. All the best!

    • Juliett3

      Reply Reply November 5, 2015

      Hi…what was the outcome of your application after waiting so long.

  • Ann

    Reply Reply May 13, 2015

    Dear Kara,

    I have attended the final interview from QR on 10 May. We were told that we will receive an email from QR to upload the necessary documents. My batch mates have received the email from QR and asked them to log in ACZ after 2 days. But i still haven’t received that email yet. I would like to know how long it takes to receive that email? What does it mean? Is it meant that i was eliminated?

    Much appreciated with your advice.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 16, 2015

      It doesn’t mean anything Ann. Just try to be patient and think positive. Uploading the documents helps the company take a good decision in regards to your employment and all candidates who went through the final interview are asked to do this. It will come 🙂

  • Imran

    Reply Reply April 28, 2015

    Hello Kara,
    Can we request to postpone our joining after getting a joining confirmation from Emirates Or Qatar?
    Moreoevr, if somebody is bad with his Teeth Alignment and some of his/her teeth(Wisdom) have been extracted. So my question is how does it matter for Emirates or Qatar in order to select him/cabin Crew?
    I got an email confirmation from Emirates but I wear glasses and I can see well through glasses? Will it effect my joining?
    Thank you Kara

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 29, 2015

      Hi Imran,

      You can postpone your joining date, however it really depends on the recruitment officer. In my experience, if you can’t join the airline within 6 months, you will have to reapply.
      Your teeth are fine as long as you have a pleasant smile.
      Your vision is acceptable if:
      -Distant visual acuity with or without correction is 6/9 or better in the better eye
      -Near visual acuity with or without correction is at least N5 at 30-50cm and N14 at 100cm
      It is unacceptable if you have
      -spectacles for visual correction (only contact lenses are accepted)
      -visual field defects
      -functionally monocular vision
      I hope this answers all your questions.

  • danny

    Reply Reply April 23, 2015

    Hi kara

    I hv completed my FI, and the interviewer ask me to email them two photos again..i have emailed them the same day..after 3 days i rcv call from dubai..she was basicly asking me bout the contract i have with my current airline..and she asked me to send me my picture. N i told her i have emailed.later she called me bck the same time n again talked bout my contract issue n then she said she got my email with photos once checked..and again she asked me to send her another picture…i have sent her the next day… And then receive email regardi.g pending photos.. Im worried now..as i have already emailed my pictures few times. Now no reply..worried if the received or not..infact my status already changed to IC..a day after her call. How now? thanks alot..

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 24, 2015

      Now Danny you try to think positive and relax. If they need something more from you they will call. It takes 6 weeks for the final employment decision to be made, so try to focus your energy on something else. You’ve done your best, now it’s a waiting game.

  • Didam

    Reply Reply April 20, 2015

    Thank you Kara to have reply and to give me another way to be patient and stay positive 😀

  • Didam

    Reply Reply April 20, 2015

    Hi Kara 🙂

    Please just for know,when in your status you have “Interview Completed”,what does it mean please?
    Is it good sign or it means nothing?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 20, 2015

      It just means your interview has been completed Didam. Try to focus your energy on something else. This is just reading between the lines, and in this case is a useless way to spend your time until you will actually receive an answer which is 6 weeks from the date of your interview (you will get an email regardless of the result). Think positive, yes. Review your answers and performance, yes. Checking the online portal for status updates and hidden meanings, not so productive.

  • Carine

    Reply Reply April 10, 2015

    Hi 🙂

    I’ve completed my final interview with emirates approximately 12 days ago. And all the interviewee my batch has already got their status changed to interview completed and mine is just stucked at submission status: completed. Not interview completed. What does it mean?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 11, 2015

      It means nothing Carine. The system is updated daily, but not per interview batch necessarily. Don’t look too much into these signs. The answer will come within 6 weeks.

  • Shgufta

    Reply Reply April 7, 2015

    Okay thanx alotttt 🙂

  • Shgufta

    Reply Reply April 6, 2015

    And oh one more question.. I had already given an interview for Jet airways about a month ago and I was called gor the final round But unfortunately I was nt able to attend that due to some issues and I did not get selected so can I go For this Etihad interview ??

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 6, 2015

      They are two different airlines Shgufta. They are partners, but their cabin crew departments are different.

  • Shgufta

    Reply Reply April 5, 2015

    Hello Kara .. actually on 5th of May there is an interview for Etihad but the problem is that I have poor eyesight so I wear contact lenses.. so what should I do ? Should i still go for the interview ??

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 6, 2015

      Yes you should.

  • Nina

    Reply Reply April 2, 2015

    Hye Kara

    Im Nina from Malaysia. I will go for final interview end of this April for Saudi Airlines. Right now I still doing my internship until end of June. But if I have be selected to join the cabin crew, can I ask them to postpone until I finish my internship? What is your opinion?

    Tq.Kara

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 4, 2015

      Nina, here at Flight Attendant Central we only discuss Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. I can’t help you with any advice about Saudi Airlines’ joining procedures.

  • Kevin

    Reply Reply March 29, 2015

    Hi Kara. I finished my final interview with Emirates and now await a reply. My question is in relation to reference checks from previous employment. I did not give them any references yet but i have my previous employment documented on my pre cabin crew joining form. Will they contact my employment listed or will they contact me and ask me for my references of choice? I ask this because my existing employer has not yet been informed of my career move if I’m successful. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards
    Kevin

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 30, 2015

      Kevin, from an ethical perspective, they will only contact the references you provided and can only contact your current employer if you agreed to it. Normally they contact the references (line managers, etc) you specifically nominated and do not call the company’s reception desk and ask about a previous employee.

  • Francesca

    Reply Reply March 26, 2015

    Hi Kara it’s Francesca here, I got the job with Emirates and I will join the end of April I was wondering if for Emirates it’s a problem that i take a pill everyday for my thyroid! Thanks in advance for your answer!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 27, 2015

      Congratulations Francesca! Your thyroid medication should be fine 🙂

  • Clau

    Reply Reply March 20, 2015

    Hi Kara, im done with my final interview with QR yesterday. The recruiters congratulated us and said that we actually be recommended and its up to the higher management now. And they said to wait for the email if we succeed. Do you know how long it will takes? And is it actually confirm? Because they also gave us the pre-medical form in advance, but they told us if we succeed we could proceed with the medical. (Its just confused me) but i hope i will get a good news!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 24, 2015

      It takes 4-6 weeks to receive an answer Clau. Don’t start with your medicals until you receive the successful email. But it’s all good news so far 🙂

    • Juliett3

      Reply Reply November 5, 2015

      Hi clau. Did qatar eventually get back to you with regards to the golden call?

  • Rose

    Reply Reply March 19, 2015

    Hi kara,
    I had my final interview last January 27, 2015 with Qatar Airways for Customer Service Agent Position and I was told that I will be schedule for a skype interview with the line manager , however it’s almost two months now and I still haven’t received any email regarding my skype interview. My application status is “interviewed Feedback-Pending”.
    Do you have any thoughts about my application?
    Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 20, 2015

      Rose, unfortunately I can’t help you. My area of expertise is with the cabin crew position. I can’t offer any advice about ground positions with the airlines. I hope your situation gets sorted soon.

    • jihed

      Reply Reply May 25, 2015

      hi, i have the same problem as you,
      have you got a reply or still waiting like me ?

  • Astarte

    Reply Reply March 11, 2015

    Thanks, Kara! I’ll let you know, whatever the result. 🙂

  • Astarte

    Reply Reply March 10, 2015

    Hi, Kara. Thank you with your site about Hiring Process of Emirates (it really gives me heads up). This could be Off-topic but still related to Emirates. I’ve been shortlisted (for an IT Position) and done with the Final Interview last week, but when I’ve seen the status of my application today, its still “Application Under Review”. Do you have any thoughts about my application? Thanks in advance.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 11, 2015

      Astarte, it takes 4-6 weeks for your online application to reflect a change. This however applies for the cabin crew position, so I am not sure how that translates for your situation.

  • Ashleigh M

    Reply Reply March 10, 2015

    Hi Kara!

    I had the group interview on Feb 7th and have made it through to the final interview. I chose to have the interview in the April rounds, however was told at the time that they weren’t sure yet of the date.

    It’s now mid March and I’m wondering if someone will email or call me to let me know the date or if I have to chase them?

    Ashleigh

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 10, 2015

      Ashleigh, normally they contact you when they have the date set. You can always send a friendly reminder.

  • Gigi

    Reply Reply March 9, 2015

    Hi Kara,
    I would like to ask about my submission status in Emirates. I have done all the process in AD and will have my FI in next month. I check my submission status constantly and it went from application under review to completed. What does it mean to us and please consult me. I am so worried that the recruiter might have forgetten my application. Thank you.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 10, 2015

      Gigi, you are focusing on the wrong thing here. Your status means absolutely nothing at this point. Your application has been completed (the online one), but your interview is not yet done. Try to use your energy in preparing your answers. When you finish with the FI, your status will change to Interview Completed. Then you still have 6 weeks to receive an answer. Good luck!

  • Jameel baramy

    Reply Reply March 3, 2015

    Hi abdul aziz,
    Just to let you know you’re not the only one waiting. Even i’m going through the exact same problem. I wonder if we attended the interview on the same day. I havent received any calls but received a mail saying all current vacancies have been filled and i shoukd be getting a response when they have a vacancy. Nyways good luck

  • abdul aziz

    Reply Reply March 2, 2015

    Hi Kara

    I have been interviewed by emirates recruitment team in the month of December for the position of customer service professional i cleared all the rounds and after that they mailed me an email which says that all our current vacancies has been filled as of now and also informed me to keep an update of my contact number then after this email i also got the call from the recruiting department and they said me to wait for 2 weeks now it has been two months my status is still showing as Interview Completed,

    Do u think they will contact again for the joining formalities ????

    I am confused they whether they might take more time ?? please advice

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 9, 2015

      Abdul Aziz, I really can’t offer you any advice. My area of expertise is with the cabin crew position and recruitment process only. Sorry. Think positive and try to contact them to ask an update to your situation.

  • Zoom

    Reply Reply March 1, 2015

    Hi Kara,
    I applied online on 07/02, one day before my open day that was on 11/02 my status was ” unsuccessful”, I passed the OP and AD and FI. Now after 16 days my status is still the same, is that normal or weired ?! Thanks.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 1, 2015

      Zoom, it is a little bit weird. Normally they advise you wait 6 months between recruitment events. I am not sure how that applies to your situation. I guess you just need to be a bit more patient as it takes 4-6 weeks for the feedback from the FI to be finalized into a status. Fingers crossed for you!

  • marwa

    Reply Reply February 12, 2015

    hi kara! many candidates had received last week an email for the medical tests but not me . is it mean that it’s over or i just should wait. (assessment day was 21st december) i repeated photographs twice the last one was sent 19 january. thank youu

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 13, 2015

      They will send you an email no matter what Marwa. If they accept you they will ask for medicals, if not, they will advise you that they will not proceed further with your application. You just need to be patient and think positive.

  • Ingrid

    Reply Reply February 5, 2015

    Hi Yasmine, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I am currently waiting for my golden call and I am so nervous, anxious and worried. Also, I have a question, I do need to wear contact lenses/glasses because I have bad eyes, but I can see normal with lenses, is Emirates picky with this problem? I have afraid of not passing the medical.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 13, 2015

      Ingrid, your vision is acceptable if
      -Distant visual acuity with or without correction is 6/9 or better in the better eye
      -Near visual acuity with or without correction is at least N5 at 30-50cm and N14 at 100cm
      It is unacceptable if you have
      -spectacles for visual correction (only contact lenses are accepted)
      -visual field defects
      -functionally monocular vision

  • Yasmine

    Reply Reply January 22, 2015

    Hi Kara ^_^
    i received the green light from Qata to do medical test yesterday, and i started today doing it
    i have a question about vision acuity , the doctor mentioned in his report 10/10 and in the paper that i have (from the aireline) it says : 20/20 it means on 20 ! is that a problem or it’s the same thing? should i tell the translator to change it (cause i have to translate all the papers from frensh to english)
    my next question is : do i have to scan the X-ray and send it too .?
    thank you so much ^_^

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 1, 2015

      Yasmine, you must follow the exact guidelines that were sent to you by the airline. My area of expertise is with the interview process. The specific requirements for medical tests is something that is different for each one of them. Usually they require you bring all the original x-rays with you, but provide them with the specialist report stating the result of the x-ray. You can ask all these questions to your recruitment coordinator. Sorry I can’t help more.

    • Juliett3

      Reply Reply November 5, 2015

      Hi yasmine. Congratulations on your role. How long after final interview did they take to give you the golden call?

  • emjhey

    Reply Reply January 17, 2015

    hello kara… it’s me again emjhey… i just submitted my pre-medical documentations in Qatar airways last January 10, 2015 and i haven’t received yet any confirmation from them… I’m from Philippines and i’m having only tourist visa here in UAE wherein I was recruited by the Qatar airways recruitment team. My visa will be expired this January 26 therefore i need to go back to my home country… my question is… do u think i could still continue my application even i’m already in my country? do u think it will not affect my candidacy if i’m going to tell my situation to my recruitment coordinator?…please answer kara. really need ur ideas.. thank u so much…

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 19, 2015

      It really doesn’t make any difference for the airline Emjhey. The location of your recruitment and the location of your joining formalities don’t need to be necessarily the same. You have been hired for your skills, not for your current location.

  • yumiko

    Reply Reply January 15, 2015

    I just did my medical 2 times in the beginning 3 months ago my scoliosis is less than 10 degrees.. after 3 months they asked me to do the medical again and it increased to approximately 13a degrees… in just wondering if any one of you know until which degree is requirement for qatar airways? Do they going to accep me?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 16, 2015

      Yumiko, I am not 100% sure, but as far as I know, scoliosis up to 30 degrees is accepted.

  • Gabriel

    Reply Reply January 12, 2015

    Txs Kara, out of curiosity, u know why..? and how many days before AD they normally contact succesful candidates..

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 13, 2015

      It’s usually not less than 1 week Gabriel.

  • Jawad

    Reply Reply January 12, 2015

    hello Kara

    Its been already 1 month for my final interview with emirates airlines and I didn’t receive my golden call ; I have checked the online portal it is giving me the same subject as submission completed. what shall I do ?
    Thank you in advance.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 13, 2015

      It takes 6 weeks to receive an answer Jawad. The only thing you can do is think positive.

  • Gabriel

    Reply Reply January 10, 2015

    HI Kara, its for emirates..

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 12, 2015

      Gabriel, for the assessment days in South Africa, the location is not published. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an email with the details.

  • Gabriel

    Reply Reply January 10, 2015

    Hi Kara.
    Just wondering, ive signed up for assesment day in Cape town, SA. However, for JHB which is tmrw, there’s no place yet on website, that they’ll have it. Just wondering if you know, if they might be cancelling altogether for SA, as they havent specified yet a place to host it..

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 10, 2015

      For which airline Gabriel?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 12, 2015

      Gabriel, for the assessment days in South Africa, the location is not published. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an email with the details.

  • Madalina

    Reply Reply January 9, 2015

    Hey guys,

    I am from Romania and I just got my congrats email. I did my medicals today and I have a 16 degree scoliosis… How bad is it? I can’t find anything about a limit for this. Does anyone know?

    Thank you and good luck to everyone!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 12, 2015

      It really depends on the airline, but 16 degrees should be fine. Up to 30 degrees is usually acceptable.

  • Hazem

    Reply Reply January 8, 2015

    Hello Kara,

    I applied online for Qatar airways openday in my country and i received an email with subject “invited for assessment centre” and that I should go to the online portal an accept the invitation. I didn’t find an invitation but my status changed from “New” to “assessment Center” .. What do you think I should do now?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 9, 2015

      Hazem, if the invitation is not there, then just print out the email that has been sent to you and go to the Open Day together with the other documents. Most times, the assessment is in continuation of CV drop off and selection. Good luck!

  • Raf

    Reply Reply January 8, 2015

    hello Kara,
    I applied on Qatar’s website for the open day in my country, received this e mail below.
    My Question is, when I log in and go to APPLICANT CHECK-IN > INTERVIEWS & EVENTS as stated in the mail, I find No Invitations found. Does it mean I still have to go to the OD or wait for them to update my account on their website.

    Thank you for applying for the position of QR6789 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event, Cairo 10th January 2015 | Qatar Airways | Doha.

    We are pleased to inform you that you have been short-listed to attend an assessment centre.

    Please visit our career website at http://careers.qatarairways.com and click on the Applicant Check-In. You may login using your email address and password. Once you login to the Applicant Centre, please select the Interviews section to view and book a convenient date and time for the interview.

    Please note that as an advanced candidate, you have been given access to the Advanced Candidate Zone at http://careers.qatarairways.com/qatarai…/advanced/login.aspx. Please visit this portal to read more information about our recruitment process, create a detailed profile, and upload required documents.

    It is very important that you visit the Advanced Candidate Zone to complete your online forms before your interview or assessment centre. You can view and complete these forms in the Advanced Candidate Zone by clicking the link for Complete this Now!.

    And to update/ amend your personal details and other information, please click on the link Applicant Check In

    Best Regards,

    Qatar Airways Recruitment Team
    Qatar Airways Careers – Current Opportunities
    careers.qatarairways.com
    Qatar Airways Careers – Current Opportunities
    careers.qatarairways.com

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 9, 2015

      Raf, this sounds like a technical error. If the invitation is not there, then just print out the email that has been sent to you and go to the Open Day together with the other documents. Most times, the assessment is in continuation of CV drop off and selection. Good luck!

  • Gabriel

    Reply Reply January 8, 2015

    Hi Kara,
    I was wondering.. For QA when you apply for cabin crew position, its lets you choose which country you want to have the assesment day. However for Emirates, how would they know which country you wound want to have the assesment day done? Cause there’s assesment days all over the globe, and some earlier than other(in like from 2 weeks from now to next or the following month)..
    Txs for your help!
    G,

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 9, 2015

      Gabriel, they will send you the closest locations based on your current city of residence and an alternative to participate in any assessment day (except busy locations such as London, Manchester or Dubai for which you must be a resident or live nearby). Good luck!

  • Hazem

    Reply Reply January 7, 2015

    Hello kara,

    I applied online for an openday at qatar airways .. I received an email with the following:
    Thank you for applying for the position of QR6789 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event, Cairo 10th January 2015 | Qatar Airways | Doha.

    We are pleased to inform you that you have been short-listed to attend an assessment centre.

    Please visit our career website at http://careers.qatarairways.com and click on the Applicant Check-In. You may login using your email address and password. Once you login to the Applicant Centre, please select the Interviews section to view and book a convenient date and time for the interview.

    Please note that as an advanced candidate, you have been given access to the Advanced Candidate Zone at http://careers.qatarairways.com/qatarairways/advanced/login.aspx. Please visit this portal to read more information about our recruitment process, create a detailed profile, and upload required documents.

    It is very important that you visit the Advanced Candidate Zone to complete your online forms before your interview or assessment centre. You can view and complete these forms in the Advanced Candidate Zone by clicking the link for Complete this Now!.

    And to update/ amend your personal details and other information, please click on the link Applicant Check In

    Best Regards,

    Qatar Airways Recruitment Team

    What do you think? Should i go to the open day however?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 9, 2015

      Hazem, This sounds like a technical error. If the invitation is not there, then just print out the email that has been sent to you and go to the Open Day together with the other documents. Most times, the assessment is in continuation of CV drop off and selection. Good luck!

  • Yasmine

    Reply Reply January 1, 2015

    Hi Ms KARA
    it’s me again Yasmine 😀 thaks a lot for your answers! i have some news;
    well the 26th december i wanted to upload new pictures so i sent the e-mail below to Qatar:

    *Dear QT group recruirement,

    I was wondering if you can please release the slots below for me in the portal of Required Attachments :
    Ph 2 – Ph 3 – Ph 4 – Ph 5 – Ph 6 and Ph 7.
    Best regards,
    Yasmine Kara. *

    today i received the e-mail below from Qatarairways:
    *We received your photographs. As soon as we have the result, you will be advice accordingly through e-mail.Reminder only if you have not done it yet. Kindly be reminded that you must upload the required documents, photographs, etc. through the Advanced Candidate Zone only.Best Regards,Qatar Airways Recruitment Team*

    -i guess i can’t upload new pictures :/ and i didn’t get the green light to do medical test they gave me yet :/ is that a bad thing 🙁

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 3, 2015

      Yasmine, your message was quite unclear. Just write that you need to upload new photos and it doesn’t seem to work. What you received from them is an automated message.

    • Evelina

      Reply Reply July 16, 2015

      Hi! have been reading your posts and i hope u can help me. I had my FI with Qatar 11/07, then 14/07 i get an email from them about uploading the photos in the advanced candiate zone, but when i am trying to upload the photos, a see the red sign saing “contact your HR”. I never get an email with the link to advanced candidate zone, so i contact them but no reply yet.

      I m wondering if u can tell me via wich email u send them the photos that they reply u? Would u mide to share it with me? or any ather advise what can i do in this situacion?

      Thank u so much!! I m so worry about it sins i see that all girls were getting them links ride after the FI.

      Also i m in contact with ather girl, she also made it to FI with me, and she is in the same situacion as me. So i dont know, hope its a mistake from them, atherwise its not a good sign=((

      ThKN U SO MUCH!!

      • Kara

        Reply Reply July 21, 2015

        Evelina, you can only use the platforms, tools and emails that were given to you during the interview. I am not able to provide you with confidential email addresses.

  • Siobhan

    Reply Reply December 31, 2014

    Hi Kara my online application was unsucessful to Etihad, however they are having an open day in my country next month and im thinking about going to the CV drop in, would you recommend I go anyway and hope for the best or do you really have to wait another six months??

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 31, 2014

      Siobhan, you must wait 6 months if you applied online and you were not shortlisted. If you want to take the chance and participate in the CV drop off event, then you must delete your profile on the careers website and if you reapply you must do so with another email address.

  • Yasmine

    Reply Reply December 30, 2014

    Hi Ms KARA 🙂
    i’m Yasmine Kara from Algeria , i passed the assessment day three weeks ago , in the open day we were 800 person and we end up 13 (one male and 12 females) , they told us to send pictures and they gave us a medical test to do (but they insisted to do it after the golden call or gorlden e-mail) i am waiting science 6th december :/ and iam wondering if they will select again from us :/
    thanks and happy new yeay 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 30, 2014

      Hi Yasmine, usually there is one more selection after the final interview, however the medical test is a sign that you have passed the final interview.

  • Suhail

    Reply Reply December 29, 2014

    Dear Ms. Kara,

    Merry Christmas & Happy New year in Advance.

    My wife had finished her final interview with qatar air ways assesment day in Oman in the open day it was like more than 530 candidates and after many steps they became only 23 Females and later they asked us to leave the Hall stating that they will email us for the Result.. I am wondering how long does it takes normally…

    Please help.

    Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 30, 2014

      Well done to your wife Suhail. It takes 4-6 weeks to get an answer.

  • Samir

    Reply Reply December 28, 2014

    dear Kara
    I just finished my final interview with qatar air ways assesment day in Kuwait in the open day it was like more than 200 candidates and after many steps we became only 4 males and around 19 females and after they told us that they will send us an email after 3 weeks for the results I’m wondering if. They will select again from us

    thank youuuuuuuuu

  • Olesya

    Reply Reply December 20, 2014

    Thank u Kara 🙂

  • Olesya

    Reply Reply December 11, 2014

    Hello Kara.I applied online and get application unsuccessful.No regret email was sent.Can u tell me is it rejection? Thank u:)

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 12, 2014

      Unfortunately your application was rejected Olesya. They do not send emails if your online application is not shortlisted.

  • Paula

    Reply Reply December 10, 2014

    Hi Kara, I have scoliosis but it has never affect me in my daily life. It doesn’t hurt or anything and it doesn’t give me a problem at all. Basically it is like its nit there at all.
    OK so my question is Emirates, Qatar and Etihad their scoliosis clearance is 20 degrees and below but i think mine is more than that.
    So the important question is there any other airline that is OK with scoliosis or they don’t check scoliosis? If yes i would travel all the eay to that particular country and apply. I really want to be a cabin crew.
    Or if lets say i pass through emirate or etihad and failed at the medical check for scoliosis, can i write a email to them that it never affected me at all and if flying will make it worse can i sign a letter of agreement that i wont hold them liable. Easy to say anything happen in the future because of my scoliosis, I won’t hold them liable.

    Thank You Cara

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 12, 2014

      Paula, the acceptable scoliosis is 29 degrees. Anything more than that is deemed unacceptable. It really doesn’t matter if you are willing to sign a release form or not, these are the medical requirements of the civil aviation authorities, not the airline itself. I hope this helps.

  • Marzhan

    Reply Reply November 25, 2014

    Hello! Thank you so much for your book!!! it really helped me on my AD! It was one week ago and I received successful email next day after my AD in Etihad! They wrote me that they will contact my references and only after that they will give me next instructions. What about they will ask my ex-boss? I am afraid that they ask about:((

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 2, 2014

      Congratulations Marzhan! Well done!
      The references are checked for validity of your previous position and job description you provided, as well as any performance issues at your previous job such as absenteeism, poor performance reviews, etc.
      Think positive and everything should be fine 🙂

  • Maya

    Reply Reply November 15, 2014

    Again me. Kara. I got a waiting time from qr. After submitted my education. I am a airline diploma holder. I am having education including airline work experience similar to cabin crew.i can’t image why they hold me. Please explain me.

  • Kay

    Reply Reply November 12, 2014

    I personally think they rejected my medicals because I took so ling..could that be a reason aswell?I would understand if they did

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 15, 2014

      It is possible. You are normally given a deadline to submit your documents.

  • Kay

    Reply Reply November 12, 2014

    Hi kara

    I have been following your blog for some time thanks for all the advice. I applied at qatar in august and was successful until they asked for my medicals. I sent my medicals only 2 months after they asked them(I wasn’t sure I wanted to move anymore)but they kept sending reminder emails. My medicals were declined saying I ddnt obtain my medical clearence.with no explanation.if my application came this far and then declined can I re apply?and can I apply at either Emmirates or etihad?or do es it mean if I couldn’t get medical clearence.with qatar can I still get a chance at those other two?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 15, 2014

      Kay, there are all different airlines. You can apply at any time for any one of them including Qatar.

  • Atif

    Reply Reply November 11, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I must say, great info here!
    I want some guidance, I have been offered a position at Emirates in the Project Management department in Grade EK06. I am Engineer by profession with an experience of 5 years in the field. Is this grade worth it?

    Also, my online status say “joining formalities in progress” , As I have to give a notice period to my current employer and a lot of handing over procedures to do, it’s just getting on my nerves that how much time would emirates take to get back to me? I mean after this status online, in how many days should I expect to sign the contract with them?

    I’ll be really grateful if you could give some idea!

    Regards.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 11, 2014

      Atif, here at Flight Attendant Central we only discuss the interview process and support for the cabin crew position. I am unable to help you with advice about any other position.

  • Maya

    Reply Reply November 11, 2014

    Hi kara
    May i know what should i upload under family and myself slot in qr cc Acz. Thx. ..

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 11, 2014

      Maya, all the questions regarding the post interview procedures must be addressed to your recruitment coordinator.

  • Gerard

    Reply Reply October 31, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I applied for Emirates Cabin Crew about 4 weeks ago and my status remained: application under review. I received an e-mail today asking me to attend a “recruitment event” in Leeds, UK and the status of my application has changed to “status: Completed”. What does this mean?

    Also is there any way of asking to attend a recruitment event in my city as it’s difficult for me to get to Leeds? Is a recruitment event the assessment day or just an open day? (the email only says to bring an updated CV copy)

    Thanks!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 1, 2014

      The event in Leeds is an Open Day Gerard. You can go to it or you can wait until they come to your area.

  • Aya

    Reply Reply October 25, 2014

    Would a 13 and 15 degrees scoliosis may fail me in my medicals with QR?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 26, 2014

      You should be good Aya, however only an aviation doctor is able to assess your condition.

  • naser

    Reply Reply October 22, 2014

    hi again Kara;

    i have a question about the employee levels, what does EY level 4 mean is it a low level or in between level and what is the highest and lowest level with Etihad

    thank you
    naser

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 23, 2014

      Hi Naser, my area of expertise is with the cabin crew interview process. Any internal regulations are confidential and discussed only by the HR department with the airline’s employees.

  • Genta

    Reply Reply October 21, 2014

    I was selected this weekend at assessment day. They told me that when I will be ready to work for them. I told: As soon as possible. They wrote in a letter: 1 week. Then they kept emailing me for the photo and education certificate and I send them yesterday. I send in the email they gave to me but also I uploaded by myself in the Advanced Candidate zone. Any problem until now?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 21, 2014

      I am not sure what is your question Genta. You are doing everything you are being told to join the company as soon as possible.

  • Daniel

    Reply Reply October 14, 2014

    Hi,

    I was offered Travel Consultant job in Etihad I submitted my documents on 03may14 later received an email saying Securiity Clearance did not happen… so when can I reaply for the security clearance please suggest…..

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 16, 2014

      Daniel, I am really not an expert in these matters. I waiting period for the cabin crew position is 6 months.

  • Jood

    Reply Reply October 9, 2014

    hey kara
    i have received a msg from etihad airways after accepted AD
    after (2 month and a week )
    they sent me that :
    I am sorry to have to inform you that we are unable to proceed any further with your application, as it was not possible for us to obtain certain clearances which are necessary in order to issue a visa for you.

    does etihad has there own clearance ?
    as i am a syrian after 5 times refusing to give me a chance for AD
    the accepted me at the 6th time and got accepted but i dont know why they rejected me after 2 months waiting as i was born in uae and had no crimes or or or
    can you help me kara to know if i can fix this or ? 🙁

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 11, 2014

      Jood, unfortunately there are many more people in your situation. This has nothing to do with the airline, but with the local authorities who changed their conditions for granting residence visas. I am not an expert, so I can’t advise you in this regard. You can always contact the embassy in your area and see what they say about it. I am sorry I can’t help you more.

  • Ram.G

    Reply Reply October 6, 2014

    Hi Kara

    I was today for a cv dropping with Qatar Airways ,on my profile on their careers website changed to : Application Status:Assessment Centre

    It is almost 20h here in Bucharest right now ,still i didn`t receive any call .

    What should i understand ? the Assesment day is tomorrow 6th of oct

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 7, 2014

      Ram.G, they will contact you if you have been shortlisted to participate in the assessment.

  • Michael

    Reply Reply October 3, 2014

    I applied for Qatar and made it to the Advanced Candidate Zone and I am now waiting to hear from them. Its been 3 weeks now… My fingers are crossed!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 7, 2014

      Keep them crossed Michael. You will receive an answer soon (4-6 weeks from your interview date). Keep us posted 🙂

  • gabby

    Reply Reply September 30, 2014

    Hi kara,

    I didn’t obtain medical clearance for Qatar in august, I was just wondering how long I should wait before reapplying? And will they ask me for the results for the test that I failed again? Because I found out that my doctor tested me for something that was not required from the Qatar list….what should I do? Please help

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 1, 2014

      Gabby, I would recommend at least 6 months, however the issue that caused your failure must be addressed and appropriate treatment must be followed.

  • Jane

    Reply Reply September 30, 2014

    Hi! Its me again. Thank you for answering me last time. 🙂 i was now doing medical in Qatar but i was diagnosed with 26 degree of scoliosis. But they want me now to submit to them the scanned xray films i have. You think i have chance to get the job? Why would they ask for the original films then? Thank you.. 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 30, 2014

      The x-ray will be given to an aviation doctor Jane. He will be the one deciding if you fit the cabin crew requirements. 26 degrees is high, but not yet a reason for rejection. Try to think positive 🙂

  • Agnes S

    Reply Reply September 30, 2014

    Dear Kara,
    First of all thank you for your informative website.
    I have applied the cabin crew job at Emirates and I was invited to attend the Assessment Day in Dubai in September. Since then I have moved back to my country (Hungary) and I have realized they will have an Assessment Day in October here. My question is if I am allowed to attend the Assessment Day in Hungary with the previous “invitation letter” or not. I have been trying to contact them for days but their phone gives a busy line.
    Hopefully you can give me some advice.
    Thank you, Agnes

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 30, 2014

      Agnes, you can only participate in an invitation only event if you have the invitation for that specific event. So if you want to be invited for Budapest, you must re-submit your application. The event in Szeged though is an Open Day and for that you don’t need to have previously applied online. Good luck!

  • leo

    Reply Reply September 29, 2014

    I made an online acct. prior to the AD and submitted it. I was informed after the FI that the photos had to have a blue background. It says on the applicant website once the forms is filled you can’t change it. Can I still add proper photos or not?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 30, 2014

      Yes you can Leo.

  • naser

    Reply Reply September 29, 2014

    Dear Kara;

    hope am not bothering but this wait is killing me actually, do u advice me to send email asking about any new progress or just keep waiting since i sent before some emails and i got answer only for a few… and what do u advice to write in the email??

    moreover; do u have any idea if recently giving security clearance for Lebanese people or it is blocked…

    really million thanks for your answers that giving me hope and keep me ositive all the time

    naser

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 29, 2014

      Naser, obtaining security clearances is not my area of expertise. You can always send a polite email asking them if they require any additional documents from you and expressing you enthusiasm to start your career with them. I hope you will receive an answer soon.

  • Kek

    Reply Reply September 29, 2014

    Hi Kara! Thank you for answering! 😉 I jusr received their email about the assesment day which will be tomorrow! I’ve been reading your tips! This is a really big help! Thank you and god bless you, Kara! 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 29, 2014

      Well done Kek! Good luck tomorrow 🙂

  • Kek

    Reply Reply September 29, 2014

    Hi! I have another question. This is still somehow regarding the phone call that I’ve missed from Qatar Airways.. So I checked my online application on their website, and my application status says “assessment centre”. Im not really sure what that means. I would really appreciate if you can explain that to me. Thank you so much! Oh how I wish I didnt miss that call! ;(

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 29, 2014

      It means your application was shortlisted for the assessment, however I am not sure they will send you an email with the details. Most times is just that phone call.

  • Kek

    Reply Reply September 28, 2014

    Hi! We just had our CV drop (open day) earlier today for Qatar Airways cabin crew and was adv that they will contact us for follow up if we are picked to join the assessment day. I received a call but I missed it! I’ve been waiting since then. Will they call me back? How many times do they try to reach you for this stage? Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 29, 2014

      Kek, unfortunately they only call you once at this stage.

  • naser

    Reply Reply September 24, 2014

    Dear Kara;
    thank you again, i have only one last question for you and hope am not bothering 🙂

    as i told am waiting for the final approval but while am looking to Etihad careers website, i found that they re-published the same vacany as open for apply with the old date (the date i applied for it for the firt time).. do you think it is a good or bad news for new?? or it is just a routine??

    thanks

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 25, 2014

      It doesn’t mean anything Naser. Maybe they are looking for more people to fill the vacancy or the number of available positions has increased. At this point, you can only wait and hope for the best.

  • Jennifer

    Reply Reply September 24, 2014

    Dear Kara,

    I attended the assessment day and the final interview at Emirates . the interviewer told me she will call me if i am selected in 2 weeks.. but its been 3 weeks now..I still haven’t got a call from them .the status online says interview completed.. what does it mean?? will i get a call?? M i selected ?? I am getting restless now… FINGERS CROSSED!!! PLEASE HELP!!..

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 25, 2014

      Jennifer, it usually takes 6 weeks to receive an answer. The status interview completed means just what it says: you completed your interview. No decision has been taken yet. A bit more patience 🙂

  • Candice

    Reply Reply September 24, 2014

    Hello Kara,
    I’ve been in limbo anxiously waiting on some sort of communication from Emirates re an invitation to an assessment day. However, I’ve only been refreshing my email & not keeping abreast of whats happening on my portal. I submitted my application about 2 weeks ago & the last time I checked it said application received… Now it says “Submission Status: Completed”

    What exactly does this mean? Positive ? Negative ? Close to an email saying you’ve been shortlisted?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 24, 2014

      It means nothing yet Candice. It just means your application has been submitted, but not yet shortlisted. It takes 4-6 weeks for them to review an application. You just need to be more patient.

  • naser

    Reply Reply September 23, 2014

    hello Kara;
    thank you for your reply…

    all successful candidates have to have clearance before joining, since am Lebanese and the vacancy is in Etihad Lebanon office?? and how long you think it could take to have the final approval??

    thanks again and again

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 24, 2014

      Whenever you apply to work for an international airline, certain security clearances must be obtained. You will not be given a definite contract until they get these.

  • Barbora

    Reply Reply September 20, 2014

    Hi guys,

    I have a question for you cause it not very clear to me…If I successfully attend the interview in October although I am able to start working since July next year, is that ok or I have to reattend the open day etc. again?

    Thank you x

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 20, 2014

      It really depends on the airline Barbora. As far as I am aware, the offer of employment has a 6 months expiry date, but you could try to negotiate the timings based on your personal situation.

  • Anastaciia

    Reply Reply September 19, 2014

    Dear Kara.
    Could you kindly answer my question-no visible tattoos are permitted. I have one little tattoo on my wrist and I am in process of vanishing it. It is almost invisible but still I am doing this procedure to get rid of it. Should I say during my assessment day in October that I have tattoo which is almost vanished and will be invisible in a month? Will they reject me because of it?
    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 20, 2014

      Anastaciia, you must have no visible tattoos by the time you apply. If you tell them about it they will automatically disqualify you. If you can guarantee it will be gone, just try to conceal it during the assessment. Keep in mind however that if any tattoo is discovered at a later stage when you are already hired, your employment contract will be cancelled and you will be sent home.

  • naser

    Reply Reply September 16, 2014

    hello guys; am really happy to find such a chating room. i applied for Etihad airways outstation and i was succesful, they called me and told me that they select me for this position. i recieved their final reply almost 2 months and one week and till now i haven’t recieve the official email to join Etihad, i have asked and send emails and always reply is “in progress and waiting for final approval”, so my question is who will give this “final approval” and how long usually it takes. am really getting scared now from losing this vacancy… so do you think that something is going wrong with my application??

    please need your assisitance in explaining 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 20, 2014

      Naser, after you receive the successful email, it is all in the hands of security department to obtain clearances. Security is very tight in this day and age, so things may take longer to get processed. Think positive and have faith and I am sure everything will be ok.

  • Veronika Racicka

    Reply Reply September 16, 2014

    Hello i didnt get through the final interview last year in September.. they told me to wait one year. does someone know when exactly i can apply again? is it one year from the time i applied online last year, or is it one year from my final interview or is it one year from the day they told me i got rejected?? thank you so much for your answer. i wanna apply again and the assesment day in my country is in october.. however i need to be invited for it.. i dont know when to apply.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 20, 2014

      You can apply already Veronika. Good luck!

  • Linet

    Reply Reply September 4, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    This is not what to expect after an assessment day and especially after getting a Congratulations and successful email from the Recruitment Team.

    What really happened?

    Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 4, 2014

      Linet, you must be devastated. I am really sorry you are going through this. I can only assume that your file was rejected from the local immigration authorities. Due to the latest unrest around the world, there are certain nationalities no longer being granted residence permits in the Gulf countries. The airline is doing the best they can, but this is not in their hands anymore. A this point you can only wait and hope things will change soon.

  • Linet

    Reply Reply September 4, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    Its me again sad and Broken into pieces i cannot think straight and having millions of an aswered questions. After getting email that i was successful and i submitted police clearance and all the references they asked for have never had any criminal charges and i got an email from Atihad saying that they are not able us to obtain certain clearances which are necessary in order to issue a visa for me. This is killing me what really happened? Why does it have to turn out like this i believe they can do something. Its not easy to start again from Zero where i have to wait for another year and getting where i was is not easy too.

    Can you advise me please what am i suppose to do i still have hopes i send them email kindly asking them to try more. Can i go there personally the interviewers were so nice i even know their names up to today.

    Please advise me what should i do?

    Thank you

  • carly

    Reply Reply September 2, 2014

    Hi there,
    Please can you guys tell.me.how can i get into the my applications status in the emirates portal?
    Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 3, 2014

      You need to click on My Submissions, the first screen after logging in.

  • Linet

    Reply Reply August 29, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I just have to thank you a million times for coming up with this you are changing people’s lives and now its easy for us unlike you at the beginning you really struggled there was not much but you had passion just like me am working in Dubai right now had my AD in June 25th and my dream came true. I got feed back the next day 26th and i submitted all the requirements and the clearance forms as requested, till today have not heard anything from Etihad i know you know how am feeling right now i thought it will be like at least 2 months then they will tell me to resign but have not heard from them. I need your advise, do you think i should do a follow up email and what should i write please? My friend also was successful at the same time and nothing yet.

    Thank you so much Kara

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 29, 2014

      Congratulations Linet! Well done! From now on is just a waiting game, so give it some time. It can take up to 6 weeks to receive an answer. If more than that passes, it is appropriate to follow up.

  • Petty

    Reply Reply August 27, 2014

    Kara, I would like to know your opinion on my situation. I was offered a contract with Emirtes in June and went through the pre-medical examinations. When my medicals were already approved, I had to undergo thyroid surgery (partial, because of a benign cyst), now in August. I wasnt aware of my condition when I submitted my medicals to the company, so they dont know about the surgery. My DOJ is at the end of September. I am OK now, the surgery does not affect me in any way, I just have a thin scar on my neck, which will eventually fade away and can be covered with makeup as far as it is visible. I am now full of doubts about what I should do – if I should now give any notice to my coordinator about the surgery or if I should keep it to myself and say it directly once I am there, at the medical examination…I have just one month to go. I am very worried of both ways actually, knowing that their medical requirements are quite strict (even thought my condition is acceptable according to their requirements) and also knowing that one should not hide anything…I would be greateful for any piece of advice from anybody! Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 27, 2014

      Petty, I can only encourage honesty. As long as your condition is acceptable and your doctor can provide you with a letter stating that your surgery was a success, everything should be fine. Fingers crossed for you.

  • gabby

    Reply Reply August 26, 2014

    Hi kara,
    As I expected I did not obtain medical clearance from Qatar… 🙁 I was just wondering if this means I can never again apply with them? Will this follow me even in my next application?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 26, 2014

      You can apply Gabby, however whatever reason you had for failing the medicals must be treated and fixed. Otherwise you will end up with the same result.

  • Sam

    Reply Reply August 23, 2014

    Hi Kara,
    My daughter applied to emirates online for cabin crew for the invitation only day in Auckland. This was done on 19/8/14. To date there is no confirmation email that her application has been received and no registration number allotted to her. What should I do? Thank you.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 25, 2014

      Hi Sam, it takes more than 1 week to review an application. You just need to be a bit patient.

  • Anna*

    Reply Reply August 16, 2014

    i want to know about the Qatar Customer service agent assessment day if any one has an idea what happens on the assessment day plz help ***

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 17, 2014

      Here we only discuss the assessment process for the cabin crew position Anna. Sorry I can’t help you.

  • gabby

    Reply Reply August 12, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I did my medicals for Qatar and I got a positive for hsv-1 🙁 will I get rejected for it? Hsv-1 is herpes simplex type 1 which causes cold sores

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 13, 2014

      Gabby, only an aviation doctor is able to decide on this matter. The general rule is that any infection that might interfere with the flight safety is not acceptable. It is up to them to classify yours as such.

  • Abbi Yoga

    Reply Reply August 12, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I have a question regarding official employment timeline. I have attended ADs for both Emirates and Qatar, completing final interviews, hopefully with success!
    I would be happy to work for either company, but slightly prefer Emirates, as I have family and friends living in Dubai currently. I am worried about the timing of hearing back from both airlines.
    If by some miracle I were to be offered employment by both airlines, do you know when a non-compete issue would arise during the process of getting other paperwork done? I’m basically worried that if I hear back from Qatar sooner than Emirates, since I don’t know where the non-compete line is drawn, I may commit myself to them so I don’t miss the opportunity, but then later hear from Emirates with good news that I can no longer act.

    Does their non-compete agreement start when I sign that 3 year contract? Or when I start completing medicals? Or does it actually start upon DOJ?

    I hope that made sense. Thank you so much for all your help. You’re awesome 😉

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 13, 2014

      Hi Abbi, it all starts from the moment an offer of employment is made and accepted by you. In this case it is the moment when you sign the contract.
      Emirates takes up to 6 weeks to get back to you and Qatar has the same timing. I hope you will get the best possible outcome out of this 🙂

  • Kat

    Reply Reply August 11, 2014

    Hi kara,
    I got my gc from Emirates on last thursday. But i havent received my confirmation email yet. Pretty worried about that. How long does it take them to send you the email after GC? I read on cabincrew page that they received email after GC a few hours only
    Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 11, 2014

      Hi Kat, you should take a look on the careers portal as well. Don’t worry, it can take couple of days, especially with the weekend in between. You will receive an email soon.

  • H-123

    Reply Reply August 10, 2014

    Hi Kara

    Thank you for your repalying to my questions , i want to ask 2 more questions how much tme taking to send a e-mail to me because i still waiting i dont know what sould i do , and 2 question is if they are sending a email any way doesnt matter you are rejected or accepted right?

    Thank you kara

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 11, 2014

      I really don’t know how much longer will it take. It can be up to 6 weeks to receive a successful email. And yes, you will receive an email regardless of the outcome.
      If more than 6 weeks pass, you may contact the recruitment officer provided you were given their personal email address.

  • Pammie

    Reply Reply August 10, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    Your site is very informative and helpful!
    I would like to ask about my application. I finished already the AD with EK for Customer Service Prof. and they emailed me that I got shortlisted. However, all vacant positions were already taken and that they will inform me if there are new vacancies. I was confused because on my final interview, they said that they no longer put me on the Customer Service prof. position but rather, I am now applying for an Administration position due to my background/experience here in UAE.
    I asked another applicant on the AD and she told me that EK called her 2 days ago and that she was accepted already. She only got the same email as mine (shortlisted but no vacancy yet) just last week while I got my email almost 3 weeks ago (8 days after our AD). What should I do? The last email told me that it is my application for Customer Service prof, not any Admin position. Its been almost a month already. Should I email them back and ask my status and to ask also for clarifications? Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 10, 2014

      Pammie, this is not my area of expertise. As you can see from the articles, here we only discuss the flight attendant assessment process. I can only suggest you send a very polite email to ask for extra information regarding your case.

  • Anna

    Reply Reply August 4, 2014

    Hi Kara,
    It’s me again, I am going through the medicals but I’m stuck at the blood test 🙁 I have to do the tests through an agency and they called to tell me that my blood (hb) count was too low, (8.9) and that only 10.5 and above is acceptable.
    I think this might have been due to the fact that I was fasting in Ramazan, so my diet changed drastically. The agency gave me 10 days to do the blood test again, so I went to a doctor and he gave me iron supplements but also said that its almost impossible to increase it to 10.5 in ten days!

    Will I lose my chance now? I have worked so hard to get here, it’s heartbreaking and I don’t know what to do :'(

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 10, 2014

      Anna, I am sorry, but I can’t answer this question for you. Only an aviation doctor looking at your file will be able to make a decision in regards to your case. I hope it all goes well.

  • Farris

    Reply Reply August 3, 2014

    o you’re good! thank you Kara. I could wait till the interviews are held here in the US but I kinda dont want to wait so was thinking about just jumping on the first flight over there. So by any chance if all goes well would you know how many interviews id possibly have to go in total?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 10, 2014

      With Etihad it is just one day Farris. A full day of tests and assessments ending with a face to face interview. If all goes well, you will have your successful email within couple of weeks and you can start with the medical tests.

  • Farris

    Reply Reply August 3, 2014

    So I just got accepted for the first interview, but of course they are not having any in America. So I have to fly somewhere in Europe for the interview. I was just wondering do they supply the ticket for transportation to the country I choose where they are holding interviews at? Or am I responsible to purchase my own ticket to get me to the interview

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 3, 2014

      Farris, it sounds like you are talking about Etihad. If that is the case, you have 6 months to book an assessment. They sometimes come to North America, but it is not monthly. All the costs incurred by your participation in the interview must be supported by you.

  • Petra

    Reply Reply July 28, 2014

    Hello Kara, I can see you are very well informed and experienced, could you please help me on sth? I would like to know, if I can postpone my DOJ. I have read somewhere that you should join 6 months after your final interview, however, I have also found posts saying you should joing within 6 months after the employment offer…which one is true? thank you very much!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 29, 2014

      Petra, the employment offer usually expires after 6 months if you haven’t joined the airline. This depends on the airline though and some are more understanding than others. It really depends on your reason and the relationship you built with your recruitment officer.

  • Arunima

    Reply Reply July 25, 2014

    Kara,I hv my medical checkups on next week,etihad.nd I hv thyroid slightly which is now under controlled wit medicine nd nw in in my blood test it is showing normal as being controlled ny medicine.pls suggest me f I hv to declare the thyroid medicine bfo medical checkup.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 29, 2014

      Yes Arunima, you have to declare any medication you are currently taking.

  • Jane

    Reply Reply July 24, 2014

    Hi! 🙂 im jane. Also trying for cabin crew.. Just want to ask if recommendation works? Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 29, 2014

      I am not quite sure what you mean by recommendation? You should have letters of recommendation from your current and previous employees. That’s all that is required.

  • Neaj

    Reply Reply July 22, 2014

    It’s ne again! I forgot to mention that I applid for guest service agent. Although in their email it was mentioned that is a long process and will take 2 months. June-July for AD and August for FI. But upto now I’m not hearing from them about the result! This waiting game is killing me! Should I do something or shall I just wait…

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 22, 2014

      I am not sure about the process for the position you applied for. Here we only discuss the assessment process for cabin crew. Sorry I can’t help you more.

  • Neaj

    Reply Reply July 22, 2014

    Hi Kara! I attended an assessment day for Etihad last June 24 and they told me we will hear from them after 10-15 days. The other applicant was told that they will get in touch by month of August. I’m so confused why it’s taking that long. It’s almost a month now since the AD. Will they email us regardless if the result? Rejected or successful? Thanks very much!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 22, 2014

      Neaj, things are slower during Ramadan. You will receive an answer either way, so try to relax and think positive meanwhile.

  • Anna

    Reply Reply July 22, 2014

    Hi Kara!!
    It’s me freaking out again haha. I got my golden call 😀
    I am really happy, and still in shock. I was so excited that I couldn’t really concentrate on the details she was giving :/
    I wish I had listened, because I can’t get into my selected candidate portal. It says wrong password, so I’m wondering if they give you a new password or username. I have been checking my email all day but I did not get any email from them either, so I’m not sure about what to do. Do they normally take a few days to email you after the call?
    Thank you so much for your reply the other day, it helped me calm down a bit haha. Hope to hears from you soon! 😀

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 22, 2014

      Congratulations Anna, well done. You can always reset your password on the portal. A new one will be emailed to you.
      And yes, you will receive an email in the next couple of days 🙂

  • freda

    Reply Reply July 13, 2014

    Hi Kara I got a call from Emirates they wanted to confirm my allergies…….then mentioned that they will contact me again if i’m successful…….the waiting is killing me

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 14, 2014

      That’s the worst part of the process Freda. You made it so far, think positive that everything will be ok. If your allergies are well controlled by medication that doesn’t interfere with your daily duties as a cabin crew, you should be fine 🙂

  • Raluca

    Reply Reply July 8, 2014

    Hi Kara!

    Thank you for your answer!
    Then, there is nothing left for me to do, but just wait….:P
    Wish you a great day! 🙂

  • Anna

    Reply Reply July 8, 2014

    Hi Kara!

    I did my FI yesterday. I have to send my casual photos and full length formal through email, and I did. But didn’t get a reply, so I don’t know if they got it or were acceptable or not :/
    Also, do I need to update the new photos to my online application page today too?

    Thank you so much, I think its amazing that you are helping everyone! 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 9, 2014

      They will contact you Anna if your photos do not match the requirements. Relax, everything will be fine 🙂

  • Raluca

    Reply Reply July 7, 2014

    Hi Kara!

    Its me again. 🙂 To remaind you: i got succesful on the 28th apr 2014 with Etihad and its been over 2 month since then and I didn’t get my DOJ.
    I did what you said: emailed them and after four emails, they replied with this ( on the 26th of june) :

    Thank you for your email. Please note that we will be in touch with once we have all the necessary clearances.
    We do appreciate your patience.

    My question is : they are coming again today in my country to have another AD. So i think that they should answer me before they answer the persons they select today?…
    I dont know what to think anymore… every girl who had been succesful on the same date with me got the Doj and only i didnt…. Why does it take so long for me? i dont have any disease and i had all my documentations…:(( is there still hope?
    Should i send them another email? or just wait?
    Thanks!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 8, 2014

      Hi Raluca, I can only assume that at this point you file is somewhere in the process of obtaining the security clearances. This goes around to different ministries of the country to see you have no criminal background, no previous history in the country, etc.
      The airline can’t go ahead to provide you with a final offer of employment until they receive the clearance and are able to apply for a residence visa for you.
      It is a waiting game at this point and there is nothing much you can do about it.
      I know it must be very difficult, but try to have faith and patience that everything will work out just like it should.

  • nana

    Reply Reply July 7, 2014

    Hi, I am in the midst of all the joining procedures now including preparing documents and everything. Emirates have suggested that I leave on the 26th of September (my final interview was in May) it’s pretty much of a gap time I have there already, but due to some complications of my graduation, I wish to postpone my DOJ in order to complete another paper. Is there a time limit for DOJ after the FI? I’m afraid that I won’t be entitled to the job offer anymore once I request a postpone.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 7, 2014

      You should discuss this with your recruitment officer Nana. As far as I know, you should have the DOJ at latest 6 months after the offer of employment was done.

  • mimi

    Reply Reply July 4, 2014

    Hello kara
    my status in emirates changed to joining formalities in progress
    they called me 3 times but i missed the call since i travelled and the alternative number didnt pick up. do you think i lost my chance? i havent received an email yet, and does calling me means im in? thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 6, 2014

      Mimi, you should be receiving an email soon. Missing a call doesn’t mean missing your chance. Congratulations!

  • gabby

    Reply Reply July 3, 2014

    hi kara, i had my final interview with qatar on the last week of may and i received an email
    to do my final photos on the 8 th of june and i did so. its now the 3 rd of july and i still havent heard anything from them,does this mean they didnt like my photos or i didnt make it?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 6, 2014

      It doesn’t mean anything Gabby. It takes about 6 weeks to receive an answer once all your documents have been submitted. On top of that it is now Ramadan, so things are a bit slower than normal.

  • Ralu

    Reply Reply June 23, 2014

    Thanks Kara! It means a lot to me! 🙂

  • Ralu

    Reply Reply June 22, 2014

    Hi Kara!

    Thank you very much for your imediate reply.
    Thats what i said to them before in my emails and that what i will do again to your advice.
    I have one questione more: do you think that is too late for me to get a Doj? i mean that in my succesful letter from them it says that if i don’t get any reply from them in 6 month i should attend the AD again. So i hope that its still time for me. :/

    Whish you all a happy day!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 23, 2014

      It’s not too late Ralu, don’t lose hope 🙂

  • Ralu

    Reply Reply June 21, 2014

    Hi Kara! First of all i want to thank you for this wonderful blog.
    My problem is like that: i had my AD with Etihad ( FA ) on the 25 apr and 3 days after they gave me the succesful letter. All good till now. Few days after i’ve sent the rest of my documents and they checked my referances.
    It’s been over 2 month and nothing back. I mean all the other gilrs who ware accepted got the DOJ email and i think i’m the only one left!!!
    I gave them 3 emails asking if there is something wrong and no reply back!!
    I’m sooo worried!!! please tell me what should i do!
    And they are comming again in my country on the 7 of july.

    Oh and i called them at one number and the answering robot answered and hung up!
    I called on another number and a lady picked up and told me that shes not the one whom i need to speak with but …whats my problem anyhow? i told her …and she said that is nothing to worry about…the point is that she didnt ask my name, anything!! my feeling was that she just wanted to get rid of me…

    Please tell me what should i do beacuse is my dream to become a cabin crew at Etihad and i don’t want to think that i got this far for nohing! I went to 3 interviews till i got accepted… 🙁 and now this??

    Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 22, 2014

      Hi Ralu,

      At this point, the only thing you can do is wait. Try sending one more email at ccrecruitment@etihad.ae and see if there is any answer. Keep it very short, with just couple of lines giving your name, the details of your interview and inquiring if there are any more documents or information they need from you as you haven’t heard from them in 2 months.
      You made it so far, the good news will come. I hope you will get an answer very soon 🙂

  • firebird

    Reply Reply June 16, 2014

    Hi,, im in desperate need of some info. I garuated from emirates aviation college last year, and had an english test with emirates and then was immediately called for an interview for the post of an aircraft technician,,, during the interview I was told I was favoured to be put into the new emirates engine plant opening on the third quarter of 2014. They even sent me a mail with the reference number with a soh tag and my online profile at emiratescareers also says interview completed for that post. I still have not recieved any word and its been almost 7 months since I had the interview. Any idea if this plant is opening soon and when will they start recruitment? I just afraid if my huge wait was for nothing and if I should forget about that job and try elsewhere. Please any help or advice or info is much appreciated.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 16, 2014

      I am really sorry I can’t help you with any of this. My area of expertise is with the flight attendant position only. You could contact the company and ask for the status of your application or any estimate time for the next step.

  • Oduka

    Reply Reply June 11, 2014

    Hello, Everyone is talking about their application status on candidate portal etc. Where to get these? I have had my final interview with Emirates yesterday, and where should I check my status and that portal thingy which I dont really get…???

    PLEASE SOMEBODY, ENLIGHTEN ME!!! I BEG OF YOU !!!

    Thank you so much!!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 13, 2014

      Oduka, the status of your application can be found under My Submissions, in the welcome page of the careers portal.

  • Arunima

    Reply Reply June 4, 2014

    One more question is,I have a small scar(keloid),on my knee..will I be rejected for that reason..I have thyroid also,fo whch I’m under medication…nw.f possible,wen eve u r free,could u send me wt all medical tests they Do.thanku.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 6, 2014

      Arunima, your thyroid issue must be well controlled by aviation approved medication. Only the airline can advise you if your condition is acceptable or not. As for your small scar, as long as it is not visible while wearing pantyhose, you should be fine.

  • Arunima

    Reply Reply June 4, 2014

    Thanku so much Kara,fo the reply.I got the contract letter.your questions and answers did helped me alott.once again,,thanku so much

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 6, 2014

      My absolute pleasure Arunima 🙂

  • Arunima

    Reply Reply May 27, 2014

    Hi Kara,Im Arunima.recently,I attended etihad interview in Mumbai.last week got the mail subjected-missing documentation.I have send them all the documents to start clearance process.I got a reply saying they hv received documents and will b in touch wit me f they require ny further documents.but I wonder y I’m not gettin the successful mail?does it means I’m unsuccessfull or on hold?pls guide me.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 28, 2014

      Arunima, it takes more than couple of days to process the security clearance. Think positive, you will receive an answer soon.

  • Natalia

    Reply Reply May 25, 2014

    no they didn’t , they just asked for the paper work that i was missing and i sent it the next day and that was 3 weeks ago…

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 27, 2014

      In this case you can give them a call or an email just to double check they received all of your documents and see if they need any additional ones. When you do that, also ask how long should you expect to be waiting until they have an answer for you.

  • Natalia

    Reply Reply May 23, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    thank you for all your help, I recently attended an AD got through the FI and received a successful email from Etihad Airways. It was over 3 weeks ago and haven’t heard from them since, I am worried a bit as I really would like to know my joining date , do you think it is appropriate to contact them? and what could I say to them or how could I ask, I really don’t want them to think I’m disrespectful or not patient but I really am worried….thanks natalia

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 24, 2014

      Hi Natalia, did they mention how long will they take to get back to you?

  • emma sangray

    Reply Reply April 21, 2014

    hi guys, i had my FI on march 19th 2014 and on the 31st of march my status changed to interview completed. i have not heard anything since 🙁 is this bad? what does this mean ? please get back to me x

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 21, 2014

      It’s not bad Emma, it just states a fact: your interview has been completed. As soon as a decision was made regarding your file, your status will be updated and you will know more.

  • Daniella

    Reply Reply April 19, 2014

    Oh okay. I have heard of some cabin crew members for Emirates who have had small misdemeanors in their country of origin, but they were hired for Emirates.

  • Daniella

    Reply Reply April 18, 2014

    Hi Kara,
    First of all, thank you so much for what you are doing to help people like me realize they can achieve their dreams of being part of the cabin crew for a Middle Eastern carrier.
    I am in college currently, and I will be graduating in two weeks. I will then be turning in my online application and attending an Open Day.
    I have a question about the background check. Does it have to be completely clear? Or are they just looking for felonies?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 19, 2014

      You must not be convicted on any criminal offense Daniella. It is part of the requirements to obtain a work permit in the base country of the airline.

  • Faz

    Reply Reply April 15, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    My status changed to joining formalities in progress then i got a call from a +97 number at 12am april 10 and i picked up but i was out and couldn’t hear anything so I hung up. I didn’t realize it was from Emirates till the next day when i Googled the number. I tried calling back but it wont go through. It’s been 5 days since the call but I have not received any email yet. Will they call me back? What should I do? My status still says JFIP but it hasn’t been updated since apr 9.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 15, 2014

      Congratulations Farzana! You can only wait until you receive an email. The number they called you from doesn’t accept receiving calls, for the obvious reason. No worries, they will send an email soon 🙂

  • aoife

    Reply Reply March 27, 2014

    Hi kara.
    my online status is joining formalities in progress. Is this a good sign:)

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 30, 2014

      Very good sign Aoife 🙂 Congratulations!

  • Ivanof

    Reply Reply March 3, 2014

    Since my last interview i had been in contact with the recruitment officer. And in the beginning of Feb, i received an email from the recruitment team that my application is going through a long process and that i will know the outcome shortyl, and it has been almost a month from that email. However, cabin crew are being selected from all over the world within maximum 2 months!!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 4, 2014

      Ivanof, you can only email them and ask them if there is any update on your application. It will save you some time and energy. I found that these delays usually occur for male Arabic speaker candidates, as a balance of languages needs to be maintained during the trainings. I had a reader who waited 10 months from the date of the interview until the actual date of joining. Just email them. I hope you will have an answer soon.

  • Ivanof

    Reply Reply March 2, 2014

    But they have updated it in December, while my FI was on 29 August-2013 in Beirut. and I’ve been waiting since then! starting to lose hope…

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 3, 2014

      Ivanof, have you not been in contact with anybody from the recruitment team?

  • Ivanof

    Reply Reply March 1, 2014

    Hello Kara,

    Its me again, I just want to share with u my status application at Emirates portal:

    Lebanon

    Job Posting:Not Available – Job Number: CC/MH/25145

    Job Status: Inactive (No Longer Accepting Job Submissions)

    Submission Status:
    Interview Completed – Updated: 02-Dec-13

    this was recently changed from “active, accepting job submissions”
    I am really confused! any help??

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 2, 2014

      Ivanof, your interview was in December. The job posting (that specific job number) is no longer active because the interviews have finished. They have a new system in place and the new job listing replaced the old ones. This has nothing to do with you interview results.

  • Monica

    Reply Reply February 27, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I have one question to you.
    How long does it take after upload security and medical document to get final approval or advice to resign from Emirates?
    My date of joining is beginning of April and I’m worried because I’m currently working and must submit resignation letter to my company one month before.
    Thank you.

  • Yousef

    Reply Reply February 24, 2014

    hello kara, i applied for Qatar airlines my application status is “Interviewed – Feedback Pending”, and i had the interview before 2 weeks, is that good or bad?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 24, 2014

      It’s neither good nor bad Yousef. This status is exactly what it sounds: your interview is done and they are now in the process of taking a decision. An answer will come soon.

  • Vanessa

    Reply Reply February 23, 2014

    Hello Kara, i have a question, my best friend was applying for QR she passed everything until the medical exams, she got the rejection email last month, and there will be an OD next monday, she is thinking reapplying, she can do that? or she have to wait some period of time? can you help us??
    thanks!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 24, 2014

      Hi Vanessa. Qatar communicates to the candidates if they need to wait a certain time or not. If she didn’t receive any sort of communication on this topic she can reapply straight away.

  • Monica B

    Reply Reply February 17, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I’m Monica from Indonesia. First, I would like to say thank you for this website. This web is very helpful and informative. I have received golden call on last Thursday. How long does it take from golden call to receive an email (to open portal candidate). I have been waiting 4 days but up to now haven’t received email yet. Should I phone the recruitment officer?
    Thank you.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 17, 2014

      Hi Monica,

      It will take couple of days. You will receive an email once that is available for you.

  • grainne gough

    Reply Reply February 17, 2014

    my status reads joining formalities in progress i have a missed call from the emirates and have been trying to contact them since.. what does this mean i have missed my golden call??

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 17, 2014

      No Grainne, they will call you again. If once again you are not reachable they will email you the details. CONGRATULATIONS! 🙂

  • george

    Reply Reply February 10, 2014

    Hi, I did ground crew interview with EK and after 3weeks they emailed me that I was successful for the role (select on hold) but there was no vacant positions available and in case of any they would let me know, it has being 3months now I have heard nothing, do you think they will still get back to me plus can I apply for another position like cabin crew or should I wait for six months.

    george

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 10, 2014

      Hi George, they will hold onto your application for 6 months. You can meanwhile apply for other positions if there are any matching your profile and expectations.

  • karen page

    Reply Reply February 4, 2014

    hi kara ,

    I’m passionate about flying and aviation career and I recently got through an an UAE airline. after my medical tests, I was told Unfortunately that i’m diagnosed with HIV , there fore I was not medically not FIT to work in any GULF airline company .
    can u please mention the airlines who hire HIV positive people .

    regards,
    Karen

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 7, 2014

      Hi Karen. I am sorry to hear about your situation. My area of expertise is limited to the Middle East, so I can’t help you with any information regarding other airlines. I hope you can find a way. Try some airline forums and see what response you get in there. Good luck 🙂

  • Jessica

    Reply Reply January 30, 2014

    I’ve looked for another skirt Kara. I have now two skirts and at the day I’ll choose for the best one.
    Thank you one more time for your time and I hope to see you up there eheh

    Kisses.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 30, 2014

      Fingers crossed for your success Jessica 🙂

  • Jessica

    Reply Reply January 29, 2014

    Passport photo size here in Portugal is also 3.5×4.5cm. I’ll catch my photos this week and so, fortunatelly I won’t have problems with their size 🙂
    Regarding my skirt, I don’t feel uncomfortable with it.. I’m just afraid to be refused because it’s a little bit tight, as we both know that skirt from Emirates uniform is not so tight. It happens, when I’m walking, that the skirt goes up a little bit… Is that a problem for them?
    Another question regarding my hniform for the big day, do you think it will be a must If I bring with me to the Open Day a scarf, a white one, on my neck?

    🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 29, 2014

      Jessica, if the skirt comes up when you walk, it is too short. Go for something longer if you have. A scarf is not a must, it is just a tiny details that makes you look (and feel) and bit more flight attendant-ish 🙂

  • Jessica

    Reply Reply January 26, 2014

    Hello one more time Kara! How are you?
    As you’re an expert in this subject I need your help 🙂
    Today I went to a professional photographer to take some photos to bring with me to the Open Day in Lisbon and I asked for a passport size photo but infact I didn’t know the right measures to that photo… Do you know which are the best measures to that type of photo or can I bring the measures that I want? Do I have a specific measure?
    I went to the Emirates Group Careers site and they don’t tell specifically the measures they want and I’m a little bit worried about it…
    One more thing: I already have my skirt to wear in the Open Day but I’m afraid is a little bit tight, also because I have an hip well defined. Do you think that I have to find another skirt or can I bring with me this one?
    🙂

    Thank you one more time and thank you for your last reply.
    🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 27, 2014

      Hi Jessica, at this point, Emirates will not give you guidelines, because whatever is considered a passport photo in your country is ok. The standard size in Europe is 3.5×4.5cm. What size do you have?
      Once you progress to the Final Interview, they will give you very specific requirements in regards to photos, background and attire.
      As for your skirt, if it is really tight to the point of being uncomfortable, I recommend you look for another one.

  • Jessica

    Reply Reply January 24, 2014

    Hello readers and Kara!
    Your website is just amazing! Some time ago I was doing a research about how Open Days are in those amazing airlines and suddenly I found yours. I started reading all articles here and I have to say that I feel prepared to go for an Open Day for Emirates next month in Lisbon 🙂
    I have to say that I’m really nervous because it’ll be my first Open Day and for one of the greatest airlines in the world!
    Days are flying and the big day is coming!
    I’m grateful that I found your website because right now I have an idea of what is waiting for me 😉

    Thanks one more time and I wish all the best to you!

    Best regards,
    Jessica.
    🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 24, 2014

      Fingers crossed for your success Jessica. Let us know how it went 🙂

  • Ivanof

    Reply Reply January 17, 2014

    Thank you kara for your reply, yes i am a lebanese male. So u think that no matter what i will get the answer? Knowing that already it has been 4 months! Do you think that it might take some more months?!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 17, 2014

      Yes Ivanof, you will get an answer no matter what. It just takes longer. I had readers who received their final joining documentations after 6 or even 8 months. It is a waiting game. I hope you get an answer soon.

  • Veronica

    Reply Reply January 15, 2014

    Hello Kara,
    congratulations for your book, I really loved all the precious details and information!
    I’d love to share my EK open day experience but unfortunately the e-mail cointained in it seems not be working, where can i contact you in private? Thank you very much for beeing such a inspiring person! sincerely, Veronica

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 15, 2014

      Hi Veronica. I am happy you enjoyed the book. I just sent you an email. 🙂

  • ego

    Reply Reply January 15, 2014

    Hey kara,
    its me again! Thanks so much for taking out time to reply me. I appreciate it. I have another question pls. I am 1m70 tall and I used to weigh 60kg until four months ago when I gained 6.6kg. Now, i weigh 66.6kg. I am freaking out abt the extra 6 kilos I gained. Could this ruin my chances of getting this cc job wiyh etihad what exactly are the weight rules? Thank you.

  • Ivanof

    Reply Reply January 13, 2014

    Hello,
    I have attented FI for EK since september last year and the pending documents were sent on october 8. The recruitment officer told me to wait 6-8 weeks starting from october 8. Now its been more than that and i am still waiting. My application status is approval inprogress, and still i am waiting! U think it will take longer than this?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 14, 2014

      Hi Ivanof and congratulations for making it through the interview process. If you are a Male Arabic speaker, there has been instances in the past when the joining date was delayed due to the limited space in the training centre as well as accommodation availability. You will receive an answer soon. 🙂

  • ego

    Reply Reply January 12, 2014

    Hello kara,
    I did an online application for Etihad and in less than 6 hours I was shortlisted. I live in africa, and there is no etihad in my country, so I have to go to abu dhabi for my AD on the 29th of January. Im sure I will be successful especially after assimilating these useful tips from you. I have a two months visa and I will travel on the 25th of january for abu dhabi. My prayer is that I should get the contract within that time frame so I wont have to leave abu dhabi wen my visa expires but at least be on a training already. In order for that to happen, im compiling all necessary documents as u listed here. I want you to please tell me if you think it’s a good idea for me to carry out all my medical test in my home country before travelling? If yes, please can u let me know exactly which medicals I should should ? So that I just present them if asked. I just did the Hiv, hep b, Hep c. Im currently receiving dental care too. I beleive I will be on point for this! God is my helper on this. He knows how much Im pasisionate for etihad as a whole and why I need this particular job. I love you kara for this blog. I will try to meet u in person. When I am successful and can afford to meet u wherever u reside.Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 14, 2014

      Hi Ego,

      Unfortunately you can not go ahead with the medical exam. It must be dated after you received your successful email. You will be given forms to be filled by your doctors. You will need to do a chest X-ray, panoramic dental X-ray, blood test, pap smear and a general fitness assessment. You can take with you only your vaccination card. You will only receive these after you are offered a contract. I wish you the very best at your assessment, read through all the information here and I am sure you will be a cabin crew soon. 🙂

  • niya

    Reply Reply January 12, 2014

    Hey kara, you are very smart to have established this blog! I triple applaud you for this. I will like to know what the pay package for cabin crew is? Especially for Etihad airways. Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 13, 2014

      Hi Niya,

      The salary is calculated differently each month. You will have a basic salary, a fly pay (per duty hour) and layover allowances (different for each destination). Depending on your monthly roster, your salary can go up to US$ 2000.

  • Nancy

    Reply Reply January 2, 2014

    Hi, Kara!

    I was attending EK CC in Kuala Lumpur last month but I didn’t invited to their AD. And my application status was change into “not shortlisted”. How long should I wait to reapply? Some people said I could reapply anytime if I didn’t passed OD. But when I try to apply on their website for the next OD which will held on next week, my status already change into “not shortlisted”. Should I wait for the next 6 months? Is there still any chance for me if I try to join EK OD next week? I really need your advice for my case. Thanks!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 6, 2014

      Hi Nancy. You need to wait for 6 months regardless which stage you previously reached.

  • Ivan

    Reply Reply January 1, 2014

    Hi all,

    I need some advices from everyone here. I have joined the EK CC interview on Nov 16 2013 and it was so lucky, I am able to get into FI. This week will be the 7th week from my FI date. But until now I have not received neither call nor email from EK. How long should I need to wait to get their reply.I was so excited. My current status in the portal was AIP. I sent them a follow up email last week but seems like there’s no reply yet. I am not sure about the email I sent was correct or not. Could anyone here advise me what is the email address I should send for the follow up?

    Many thanks and Happy New YEar!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 6, 2014

      Hi Ivan,

      Congratulations on reaching the Final Interview. With the holidays and New Year, there has been a lot of off days, so things are a bit slow. I am sure you will receive an answer soon.

  • Rohit

    Reply Reply December 28, 2013

    Hey hi!!
    Thanks a ton for making a awesome website and providing all the details 🙂 🙂

    Am just busy since mornign taking printouts of each and every possible thing i can from ur website !!

    I just wanna say that i applied for jet airways few months back in india but culdnt clear the group discussion as all the males were asked to leave and all the females were selcted.

    i guess this was because they dint want any more male crew

    i have called for a interview for air asia tomorrow !! i just need some details about what to do and what not !! have given interviews for 2 domestic airlines before but still nervous !! a quicik reply will be appreciated soon 🙂

    Thanks 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 30, 2013

      Hi Rohit, how did the interview go? I am not familiar with the assessment process of the airlines in India but as a rule of thumb, you must be customer centered, empathetic, an efficient problem solver and an excellent team player. Other than that, read through all the articles on this website and be yourself. 🙂

  • Shah

    Reply Reply December 18, 2013

    Hi,

    I was called for the assessment day / one to one interview in AUH for Etihad RM position, after one week of assessment day I received email & call that I have been short-listed for the position but they wanted to have another telephonic interview with me which was little surprising form me…. Anyhow I gave it …. after that since last month I have not heard any call /email from Etihad, even though I sent them follow-up email but no reply … i m worried about it ,,, guide me plz how much time they take to finalize the decision and do they inform about the status normally or i should call them in their HR…….what to do … ????

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 20, 2013

      Hi Shah, there is no set timing for receiving the call for any of the ground positions. For cabin crew it never takes longer than 6 weeks.
      It is quite busy with the holiday season in full swing, so this may be the reason for the delay. EIther way, you should receive an answer soon.

  • Ruth

    Reply Reply December 12, 2013

    * I meant, to postpone my DOJ, not my file 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 12, 2013

      Hey Ruth,

      Normally it is all possible. Just discuss this when you receive your call. There are many people in the same situation and the airlines are quite flexible with the DOJs, as long as you don’t stretch it too far 🙂

  • Ruth

    Reply Reply December 12, 2013

    Hi Kara,

    Thanks so much for your answer, I was desperately waiting for it 🙂
    Indeed when i filled out my forms i confirmed immediate availability but now i need to take this job for financial reasons (I’m living in Paris, not easy without money coming in :-). Do you think I will be able to postpone my file with 6 months? Do you think I should e-mail them (can’t get them on the phone, I’ve tried) or can I tell them when I get their GC?
    I’ve read somewhere that, starting from the moment you received your GC, you’ve got 6 months time to join them, otherwise your file expires. Do you know if that’s true?
    Thanks so much for your help!!

  • Ruth

    Reply Reply December 7, 2013

    Hi Kara,

    Thanks so much for your quick reply last time! In the meantime, some things changed! A couple of days ago I received an e-mail saying that I was successful but that currently all trainings are fully booked and that they are awaiting approval on additional training dates, therefore my file will be on hold until further notice. Now, of course I’m very happy to hear that I was successful – I can only suppose that I will be hired at a point in time. Only, the question is when this point in time will be. Will my file be on hold until January-February or until much later? Thing is I currently have another employment offer. If I knew that I’ll only be joining Emirates in about 5 or 6 months, I want to take this offer and work/earn money in the meantime. It is not realistic to stay inactive during all this time. But if I am supposed to join them in for example 2 months time, it is of no use to start working because I’ll have to resign almost immediately. I need to decide this week for this other employment offer… Do you have any idea of how this works, how long my file could be on hold? I told them during my FI that I was immediately available but would it be possible to negotiate my joining date to a later time, for example June? Hopefully you can help! Thank you very much.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 11, 2013

      Hi Ruth and CONGRATULATIONS! Well done!!!
      File on hold is for maximum 6 months. Most of the time this happens due to too many initial training courses scheduled, insufficient accommodation for crew, as well as other internal reasons. While these reasons vary, so is the time that you need to wait.
      You can of course tell them that due to personal reasons you need a later joining date. That should not be a problem at all.

  • Ruth

    Reply Reply November 25, 2013

    Hi Kara,

    Thank you for this useful information. I had my final interview on the 31st of October. For a long time my online status was on ‘approval in progress’. I updated my photos on my online profile a week or so ago and since a couple of days my status has changed to ‘under review’. It seems to me that it should be the other way around? Feels like I am moving backwards here… Do you know anything about the process of status online?

    Thank you!
    Ruth

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 25, 2013

      Hi Ruth,

      I know that waiting and trying to find meaning in every single detail is a difficult game. Under review is a very short lived status. You will soon be contacted with the details of what comes next. Try to distract yourself from the portal and think positive. You got this far, you will join them soon 🙂 All of what is happening now is just formalities.

  • Hanan tewodros

    Reply Reply November 22, 2013

    I apply online sep 5 still there is no any thing for interview what shall i do n in the online process they need cv but there is no space for cv.i thank u from ethiopia

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 22, 2013

      For which airline are you trying to apply Hanan?

  • jamel

    Reply Reply November 8, 2013

    Thank you Kara, I have updated my pictures in my online application , then I received an email saying : (… Should you be suitable for this vacancy we will be in further contact with you. If however, you do not hear from us within 3 months, you must conclude that we will not be pursuing your application further…)
    I know its a system generated message but honestly I dont know what to think now !!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 12, 2013

      Jamel, I know it is difficult to receive a standard email, but at this point you can only wait. Your application has been successfully submitted and it is being considered by the HR Department. They will get back to you soon. Try to gather some positive thoughts.

  • jamel

    Reply Reply October 27, 2013

    Dear kara,
    Hi, I had my final interview with Emirates last month, one week later my status changed to AIP, then this morning I received an email saying : “…regrettably we need to inform you that due to the limited number of current vacancies and specific language requirements, we are unable to proceed with your application at this point of time. Therefore, we will place your file temporarily on hold for six months…”

    can you please tell me what gonna happen exactly? I heard that most of the people who were on hold, have been rejected!

    Ps: I am an arabic speaker .

    Thanks and regards

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 30, 2013

      Jamel, you get this answer when there are not enough training programs to accommodate all the chosen candidates. I know it’s a lot to ask, but you just need to be patient at this point. You were successful through the interview, and that is always great. Most candidates who were sent this message were successful, but it took much longer than normal. I had a reader who spent 8 months from his interview to his joining date. You are on hold for a reason: they want you, but they don’t have space for you right now. I hope you will get an answer soon.

  • Mela

    Reply Reply October 20, 2013

    Dear Kara,

    Hi

    I went for FI on 2nd July 2013. And i received an email saying that i have completed the first phase of their internal approval process. At this time, they requested me to begin processing my medical clearance. And i have send them back my scanned medical result on 5th July.

    On Thursday, 10th July, they called me asked about my medical clearance. I told them that i’ve submitted already and i asked them when they will let me know whether i got through or not..? They told me, they can only be able to let me know after Eid Al Adha.

    My question is… why they asked me to do pre employment medical clearance while im not receiving anything from them about my status..? Does it mean i got through it or not..? I am really confused since im not get any news from them yet till now after that call.

    Would be really appreciate ur answer for y question..

    Thank’s a lot kara 🙂

    Mela

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 20, 2013

      Hi Mela,

      That is indeed a long wait. Eid holiday just finished, today is the first working day. The reason for this delay may be the planning for next available training sessions or crew accommodation not being available. Good news though, you will receive an answer soon 🙂

  • Alina

    Reply Reply October 11, 2013

    I have a very big doubt: I present a year ago to the open day on October 6. I get to the interview, but the response was not positive. As it has been a year, I apply again, and in return I received an e_mail:::::Should you be suitable for this vacancy we will be in further contact with you. If however, you do not hear from us within 3 months, you must conclude that we will not be pursuing your application further….
    They will get in touch with me? Thanks and congratulacios,you have solved many of my doubts.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 15, 2013

      Hi Alina. It just means that your application was received and it is under review by the recruitment department. If your CV is short listed, you will receive an email with the details of the assessment day. If however they won’t get back to you within 3 months, it means that your application was not successful.

  • Valentine

    Reply Reply October 10, 2013

    Hi Kara,

    Just want to know what will happen if we missed the Golden Call? Will they leave a message in our voicemail? Will they call back? Or will they send us an email regarding their call? I am very worried as telephone service here where I live is very poor. Some parts have network coverage and some parts dont. I am very worried 🙁

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 11, 2013

      Hi Valentina, this is something that you should not really worry about that much. They prefer to call you as it is more personal to inform somebody they are successful and they are offered a job in person rather than in writing. But you will also receive an email with all the details. And of course if you have voicemail, you will get a message.

  • Trinae

    Reply Reply October 3, 2013

    Hello,

    Just wanted to know if you know when Emirates does the initial background check? Do they do it before offering you the position or after?

    Thank you.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 6, 2013

      Hi Trinae. The background check is done after you successfully complete the final interview. They will be offering you the final contract of employment only after you clear all their requirements.

  • andreea

    Reply Reply September 30, 2013

    hi kara I wear glass, it is a problem of being a flight attendant?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 30, 2013

      No Andreea, that is not a problem.

  • Jac

    Reply Reply September 21, 2013

    Hi kara! I hv sent my online applacation to Etihad recently and I got a feedback from them that i am shorlisted for the assessment day. Frank, am from the south east asia. But the available interview locations are not anywhere near my country. At least more than 8 hours flight if not mistaken and am not sure my current financial can hold the cost to fly there. Is it necessary not to fly there to attend the assessment day? or should I wait for the open day in my country or perhaps I should ask them??

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 26, 2013

      Hi Jac, Etihad organizes assessments in Asia, but not very often. Last time they had one in China, but they were looking for native language speakers. You have 6 months to book an assessment, and the only way to do it is to go there in person.

  • Ana

    Reply Reply September 14, 2013

    Hi, can anyone help me?
    I recently went to an AD for ETIHAD and just received an e-mail saying that my application has been successful and now they will proceed to contacting the referees but they can only proceed to the next stage of my application only when I provide all the documents. The thing is: i dont have a passport and i have told them at the AD… I’m just about to graduate University and i dont have 80€ to invest in something that will not serve me if i dont get in… will i be excluded because of this?
    thanks

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 14, 2013

      Hi Ana, you were successful through the interview. All is left now is just formalities and paperwork. If you are unwilling to invest 80€, you might not be able to have a job that pays 2000€ per month. A passport is a must to apply for a security clearance for your work permit which is necessary before a final contract is sent to you.

  • hadi

    Reply Reply September 14, 2013

    hello Nan
    off course i didn’t mean that, but i like to work as a cabin crew not as engineer, for that I am asking for my waiting period after my ( approval in progress), I don’t want to waste my time waiting and in the end they we tell my that my application is not approved, so I am asking at this stage (approval in progress) can I say that I took the job. and what is the percentage not to be approved at this stage. thanks

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 14, 2013

      Hi Hadi, from now on it all depends on the immigration department. As soon as you application for a work permit is granted, you will receive a positive answer. It can take anything between 2-6 weeks.

  • Nan

    Reply Reply September 12, 2013

    Hello!

    You said that they (Emirates) offer you a contract only after you submit all the required paperwork. Does it mean that during that process (since you received the golden call until you submit the paperwork) you are not affiliated with them? In that case, can you quit (by your will) or be dismissed (by their will)?
    Is it a 3 year contract plus a probationary period of 6 months or is it a 3 year contract, with the probationary period of 6 months included?
    Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 14, 2013

      Hi Nan, very good questions. The Golden Call means that you are a desirable candidate who passed through all the stages of the interview. Submitting all the paperwork and being accepted after the medical test, security screening and educational background check makes you a qualified desirable candidate who will receive a contract. You can quit or be dismissed at any time.
      The 3 year contract starts from your DOJ – Date of Joining. This is the first day when you travel from your country to Dubai.

  • hadi

    Reply Reply September 9, 2013

    Iam sorry kara for asking many questions but i really want this job, my last question is can i say that i took the job.
    because i have finish my BS in engineering and i want to search for a job.
    thanks my friend.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 14, 2013

      Hadi, I don’t really understand what is your question. You can apply for the cabin crew position regardless of your educational background. Educated people are always an asset to any organization.

  • hadi

    Reply Reply September 8, 2013

    thanks for giving me this energy that i need, can i be sure that that i will take the job, i mean that they will never tell me after 6 months that Iam not going to take the job unless in medical situation.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 9, 2013

      Good attitude Hadi 🙂

  • hadi

    Reply Reply September 4, 2013

    i find my status its approval under process thanks iam so happy know

  • hadi

    Reply Reply September 4, 2013

    hi kara thanks for helping
    i applied to emirates and i had success all rounds, after 5 weeks of my final received an email that says my application will be on hold for 6 months what does that mean tell me please shell i wait or i lost the job , and Im not finding my status on the online application.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 5, 2013

      Hi Hadi, big congratulations! Normally you receive this message when there are no available spots for the training. So they will queue your application until the next available one. Well done 🙂

  • Sunshine

    Reply Reply August 8, 2013

    Hello Kara 🙂 I want to thank you for all your advice and tips shared on the site!!! Really heplful, indeed! I recently attended and AD for ETIHAD and just received an e-mail saying that my application has been successful and now they will proceed to contacting the referees but they can only proceed to the next stage of my application only when I provide all the documents. So can you tell me when are they going to contact the referees, or they may not contact them at all? Is it after I send them all documents or beforehand?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 9, 2013

      Well done Sunshine 🙂

      After you send the documents, they will start with the referees. There is no point for them to waste their time until they know that your documents are in order.

  • Pearl

    Reply Reply August 7, 2013

    Hi there ! It´s almost two weeks that mine status is on APPROVAL IN PROGRESS. Is it good? I´m quite nervous checking the website every hour !! Are the medical test difficult? I only have one kidney , they don´t know anything because I don´t normally tell to people that I only have one kidney because is not important. The doctor took it away when I was born. I have certificates and letters that shows that I have no problem and I´m completely healthy. Thank you very much for your help and supporting us !!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 9, 2013

      Hi Pearl,

      Yes, approval in progress is great news! Give it 6 weeks from the date of your interview. Medical tests are not difficult as long as you are healthy. If your condition does not affect your fitness and your ability to perform the cabin crew duties, it should not be a problem. Your doctor needs to provide a certificate stating this.
      Hang in there, you will get the good news soon 🙂

  • Iza

    Reply Reply August 5, 2013

    Hi Kara,

    I would like to ask your advice upon my situation right now. Last july 18, I have applied here in Cebu from Ipams emirates for cabin services assistant. I was misinformed by a friend and I thought they were hiring cabin crew at that time. I went on with my application since I was already there. After it, I didn’t upload my CV at emirates for the said position which they instructed me.

    Just this morning I received an email that I passed the prelimenary screening and was invited for CSA asessment day on the 12th of August. Should I go or should I wait for my cabin crew application to be responded. Would this affect my CC application? Please help.. I’m a bit confused right now. I would consider taking the opportunity but according to research, it’s a three yr contract and it’s not an assurance or it’s impossible to be a step for being a cabin crew.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 5, 2013

      Hi Iza,

      Yours is indeed a bit of a more complicated situation. You can take your chances and wait for your application to be screened for the cabin crew position, but you would miss an opportunity for the other job.
      It all comes down to what you really want short and long term. Ask yourself couple of questions:
      Do you need a job right now or are you willing to wait a bit longer in order to reach your dream career?
      Can you afford to do that with your current situation?

      There will always be positives and negatives to any situation. Just be honest with yourself and you will make the right decision. Whatever that is, it will not affect your chances of becoming a cabin crew later on.

      -Kara

  • Maria

    Reply Reply July 30, 2013

    Hello Kara! I have the same situation as Iza. I am also Filipina who wants to come to Vietnam this August 31st for the Assessment Day. I have emailed Thao from GMAS asking if they cater to foreign applicants and what are the requirements. This was his answer: ” Thanks for your high attention and according to The authority on behalf of Emirates, Gmas agency is solely represented to do pre-screening for Vietnamese people. For your case, would you please to cotact directly to emirates to get further instruction.” This means that they only do pre-screening for Vietnamese people right? I wish Iza can see this and maybe we can exchange a few emails about our plans. What is your advice Miss Kara? And I really hope I can ask for Iza’s email so we can help each other about this.

    Respectfully yours,
    Maria

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 31, 2013

      Hi Maria,

      I just forwarded your comment and email to Iza. It is now up to her to establish contact with you.
      As for GMAS, yes, as per the email, the only pre-screen Vietnamese people. I would say go online to the Global Assessment Days
      https://ekgrpapplications.emirates.com/careersonlineapps/CC_OPENDAYS/GlobalAssesmentDays.aspx?j=f&pub=/english
      and next to the recruitment event fro Vietnam click on Register Now. Create an account with them and submit your application. If shortlisted, you will be given further details.

      I hope this works for you and Iza.

      -Kara

  • Iza

    Reply Reply July 22, 2013

    Hi Kara,

    I’m planning to submit an online application for Emirates within the week. I’m from the Philippines and the nearest global assesment day will be this August 31,2013 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Would they still consider inviting me for the AD provided I am qualified with the details on my online application? I’m willing to pay my airfares and accommodations… I hope you could help me on this… Thanks!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 22, 2013

      Hi Iza,

      Absolutely! You can go ahead to participate in any assessment day organized in any location. In Vietnam however the selections are organized in conjunction with the local recruitment agency GMAS. You will need to contact them to establish if perhaps there is a language requirement for candidates applying for Emirates from Vietnam. Here is their website http://www.gmas.com.vn

      Wishing you the best of luck,

      -Kara

  • Alexis

    Reply Reply July 9, 2013

    Hi Kara,

    I’ve been a smoker for about 10 years and was wondering if this could affect my chest x-ray? Smokers’ lungs look different from non smokers for sure, and I was wondering if this would still disqualify me if there aren’t any abnormalities and I am healthy?

    Thanks 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 13, 2013

      @Alexis, the chest x-ray is mostly done to discover lung abnormalities or TB scars. If you don’t have those, you will be fine.

      PS If you ever want to consider becoming a non-smoker, read ‘Easy way to quit smoking’ by Allen Carr. That’s what helped me quit after 12 years 🙂

      -Kara

  • Freedom

    Reply Reply June 28, 2013

    Hi Kara
    I went for assessment day and got selected for the final round which is supposed to take place next month and now I am super excited aswell as super tensed coz though I got selected for the final round my online application status says not shortlisted….
    Can you tell me what does it mean?
    I got through all the rounds successfully on the assessment and the selected candidates were advised by interviewer that they will contact us by phone or email for the dates of the final round which is next month but when I logged in my emirates career account I noticed my application says not shortlisted…..
    Will this affect even if I got through all the rounds on an assessment???
    Its so confusing…. Need Help 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 30, 2013

      @Freedom, It only means that the careers portal has not been updated yet. Give it some time, the new status will come soon 🙂

      -Kara

  • Sliman

    Reply Reply June 20, 2013

    Thank you for your answer Kara!
    I will try not to think too much about it.
    I have done everything that was in my power.
    Now I just have to wait.
    I will let you know the final answer when I have it if you want!
    Sliman

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 21, 2013

      Please do that Sliman 🙂

  • Sliman

    Reply Reply June 19, 2013

    Hi Kara;
    Thank you for the post.
    I had a FI with Emirates on the 10th of june in Paris (France).
    After just one week, my status went from “Applied” to “Approval in progress”.
    You said on your post that this was encouraging.
    Do you know the percentage of people that had the same status “Approval in progess” but that were not successfull at the end?
    It is only 10 days but the waiting is already killing me! 🙂
    I was not successfull last year after my FI. And we had the answers 2 months after the interwiew…
    Thank you for your help!!
    Sliman

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 20, 2013

      @Sliman,

      I know it must be difficult to be in the place of unknown and wondering and checking your application status every day (or every hour? 🙂 But none of these things will make the time go faster. You’ve done great at the interview. You know it! Believe that you will get a positive answer. Believe that ‘Approval in progress’ means exactly that: ‘Approval in progress’. While your approval is progressing, just enjoy life and the nice summer days. You will get an answer soon, I promise..

      -Kara

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  • Fernando

    Reply Reply May 14, 2013

    Hello Kara, what if I have some problems with my audiogram report, this will be an issue for my dream or I still can have hopes? Thanks!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 16, 2013

      @ Fernando,

      What is the problem with your audiogram? If you can give me some numbers, I can let you know if they are within the acceptable range.

      -Kara

  • Louie

    Reply Reply May 9, 2013

    this article was great and helpful for me being a aspirant cabin crew. Thank you for the post Ms. Kara I hope someday I can use this article in applying for a cabin crew. God bless

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 12, 2013

      Good luck Louie 🙂

      -Kara

  • Catrina

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    Great post friend, keep up the good work.

  • Ivana

    Reply Reply March 23, 2013

    Hello Kara,

    what if you do not pass your medical test and there is maybe a chance of fixing one of your problems connected to your health? Do they let you fix that problem and then proceed from where you last were or you need to fix it and then try again from the begining which includes (means) reapplying?

    Thank you.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 25, 2013

      Ivana, It really depends what the problem is, if it is treatable and if it will affect your job performance as a cabin crew. If you can be more specific, maybe I can give you a clearer answer.

      -Kara

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  • molley

    Reply Reply November 28, 2012

    Dear Kara,

    This is very interesting page so far regard to assessment day with our belove airlines and had contributed me in vary details supposted my concerning before starting my great occasion with them. A week ago, I been through final interview then awaiting for the result in next couple week. After 2 days of the final assessment, My status of the online application was changed from “awaiting for assessment result” which presented before to “feedback pending”. I curious what kind if meaning that or any clue that might be expect from this?

    Last but not least, thank you for all your kinds. This became my favorite page ever :))

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 28, 2012

      Hi Molley,

      Congratulations for your final interview! Feedback pending is a step in between the interview and the hiring offer. That means that the observations from your interview were submitted to the HR Department and an answer will be given soon.

      Fingers crossed for you!

      🙂

      -Kara

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  • marinescu88

    Reply Reply March 29, 2012

    Kara, can you give me your e-mail??? I want to ask you something or to give me some tips for my assesment day, if you want

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  • chris

    Reply Reply February 11, 2012

    hi everyone,ive got to say a biiiig thanks to kara who has helped me from the start till now so i can make my dream come true.it all started when i got 2 rejections basicaly because i didnt know what to expect and how to get ready for them.Also my resume and cover letter was not presented that good.i emailed kara and she was happy to help me fix those.she also game me tips what question to expect and it all was exactly how she said it will be.well now i am on the 3rd week of training and just passed my 3rd exam.2 more weeks and then im flying.i must say again a bif thx to kara and this site for what they have done for me.Will keep in contact!!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 13, 2012

      Thank you Chris for your kind words. You did the hard work and you were open to hear all the advice and improve yourself. And the result was your success!

      Wishing you all the best in your new career as a cabin crew!

      🙂

      -Kara

  • huri

    Reply Reply January 30, 2012

    My final interview with emirates was 7 weeks ago and still no reply. I am desperate! Should I call somebody?

    Thanks,

    Huri

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 30, 2012

      Dear Huri,

      If the interviewers gave you a contact number or email, then by all means you should ask if there is anything keeping your application on hold. Usually you will receive an answer within 4-6 weeks from your Final Interview date.
      Fingers crossed!

      -Kara

  • Elena

    Reply Reply January 26, 2012

    Hello,

    It is necessary to have a passaport when you go to assassment days? Or is it possible to make one after you know that you are hired and sent it with your medical tests?

    Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 27, 2012

      Yes Elena, you will need to provide a passport copy either at the beginning of the assessment day or before your final interview, depending on the airline. This is the official document to prove your age, name and nationality. You should get one before attending an assessment day.

      Good luck!

      -Kara

  • dina

    Reply Reply January 16, 2012

    i had my ad in december. still waiting for answer. this is killing me!!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 17, 2012

      Hi Dina,

      The waiting game after the final interview is the most excruciating part of the entire process. Hang in there, an answer will come 🙂 Good luck!

      -Kara

  • Brett

    Reply Reply January 14, 2012

    Hi there! I went thru 3 interviews with different airlines and always made it to the final interview, but then nothing. I wonder what is the problem..

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 17, 2012

      Hi Brett,

      First of all, I encourage you to go through the Questions and Answers Report and analyze what happened in your final interviews. Also, the percentage of men that get hired is quite small, so do not lose faith and continue to apply until you get in. The fact that you actually make it to the final interview is very encouraging.
      Wishing you the best!

      -Kara

  • sonja

    Reply Reply January 14, 2012

    I had my assessment 2 weeks ago and everything went pretty well. I am just going over all the details over and over again. This waiting is killing me!

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