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Old 2nd January 2014, 04:11 AM
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Hello RKSAM,
Thank you for the humble reply!
Sorry there is a mistake with the dates, it was 2013 not 2012!
I had applied for grade EK05 positions.There was a open day session over here for which I was invited through email.
After the assesment and tests,I had the interviews with the HR and line managers. I guess that was the final interview, as I got the above mentioned email!
Thanks.......


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True. I am more excited than tensed as have been looking at moving towards the Gulf region for a while, provided tax free salary and something different than Australia for a while so explore some new region.

I am going for an IT role too on grade 9 .. however I am more of a techie as in getting hands dirty. We can send each other private messages if you have sent 5 posts already. Get in touch and keep each other updated with how our assessment goes. What say mate?
I'd be interested to hear your experiences. I interviewed, but for a contract role. As much as the role sounds good, moving for a contact has me nervous.

I'm an IT Architect, but not sure how that would correspond with the EGIT grades. I can't comment on salary because the verbal agreement I had with the contracting company didn't match the written offer that came across. Sigh...

To be honest, I'm getting to a point where I may just turn it down. There's some interesting projects popping up in the US that are looking more attractive and I'm getting some warning signs with this company.

Btw, number nine, for some reason I can't send private messages. It might be I need to have more posts? Either way - my apologies for not getting back sooner...

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hi RKSAM and the-number-nine,

I've also applied for and recently got shortlisted for a EK09 IT position. I've been trawling though these most informative pages ever since trying to figure out more about the process and other people's experiences...

Out of curiosity, when are your assessment days in Dubai? I'm looking forward to the interviews and to meeting with you!

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hi RKSAM and the-number-nine,

I've also applied for and recently got shortlisted for a EK09 IT position. I've been trawling though these most informative pages ever since trying to figure out more about the process and other people's experiences...

Out of curiosity, when are your assessment days in Dubai? I'm looking forward to the interviews and to meeting with you!
Hi, congrats on your selection. I was scheduled for 7 and 8 Jan but recently got notified that no management is available and as such they will advise me new dates.
Happy to help on the process through my research. Please PM me should you wish.
What position in IT? Technical or business? Talk again soon,

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Hello RKSAM, the-number-nine and dunes,
I was shortlisted as well for the EK09 IT position, I had the assessment day on the 7th and 8th but as in your case they canceled the meeting. I hope they would call us soon. And also I look forward to personally meet you all.
I've been reading some info in this forum and its been very useful. However I still have some concerns about what EK would do on the interviews days (tests, role plays, etc) and if we will all be competing together?. If somebody knows about the process, please share.

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Hi, congrats on your selection. I was scheduled for 7 and 8 Jan but recently got notified that no management is available and as such they will advise me new dates.
Happy to help on the process through my research. Please PM me should you wish.
What position in IT? Technical or business? Talk again soon,
Thanks rksam, I've been applying for the business technology manager position, but just got the same message as you without any new date defined yet.

I've read through the pay ranges on this and other forums and trying to figure out if Emirates good name and reputation is worth the lower pay? My thinking is that at the beginning of one's career I agree that it makes a lot more sense to settle for high profile companies or those roles that can give great experience, but in this case where the positions are quite senior and demanding and they're asking for 10-15years experience I'm wondering if it'd not be better to look for other much more well paying positions up the road?.

Oh well, lets hope they notify us soon about the revised dates...

All the best.
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Thanks rksam, I've been applying for the business technology manager position, but just got the same message as you without any new date defined yet.

I've read through the pay ranges on this and other forums and trying to figure out if Emirates good name and reputation is worth the lower pay? My thinking is that at the beginning of one's career I agree that it makes a lot more sense to settle for high profile companies or those roles that can give great experience, but in this case where the positions are quite senior and demanding and they're asking for 10-15years experience I'm wondering if it'd not be better to look for other much more well paying positions up the road?.

Oh well, lets hope they notify us soon about the revised dates...

All the best.
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Hi Dunes,

Good to hear. What have they informed you about the salary range?
Were you scheduled for 7 and 8 originally? BTM is a EK9 position and I think the range is wide. It depends how you negotiate and your experience including what you can offer in the role. That said, I have recieved mixed messages about EK and the best way is to personally visit and talk to the recruitment and management staff to get a feel for the job and company. What was the process for you? Did you apply online and got called in for telephone and or skype interview? When did this happen and who interviewed you? I will send you a PM with some of my research re the process which may aid your preparation. Keep me posted if you hear anything from them and let us stay in touch. Who knows we cross paths? Where do you currebtly work and what do you do? If you are on linked-in let us connect? All the best, dunes.
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Good to hear. What have they informed you about the salary range?
Were you scheduled for 7 and 8 originally? BTM is a EK9 position and I think the range is wide. It depends how you negotiate and your experience including what you can offer in the role. That said, I have recieved mixed messages about EK and the best way is to personally visit and talk to the recruitment and management staff to get a feel for the job and company. What was the process for you? Did you apply online and got called in for telephone and or skype interview? When did this happen and who interviewed you? I will send you a PM with some of my research re the process which may aid your preparation. Keep me posted if you hear anything from them and let us stay in touch. Who knows we cross paths? Where do you currebtly work and what do you do? If you are on linked-in let us connect? All the best, dunes.
Dunes, I am unable to send you private message. Perhaps you need to post 3 more before you can take advantage of sending and receiving private message. I can send you some more detailed info should you need but please let me know if this helps:

Psychometric tests: variety of them but not sure what they test. Generally this includes Numerical, inductive / verbal and non-verbal reasoning, diagrammatic reasoning and personality profile. whilst most of the psychometric tests are mostly black and white, personality profiling is not as you know. To address this, please note the requirements for the job and try to answer the question accurately. For e.g. Here's a tricky question as an example:
Q: People do not understand my good intentions and following are two options as response.

A. Sometimes true
B. Never true

If you don't consider the two options carefully, you may be tempted to answer B. However, almost everybody has been in a situation where they weren't properly understood, so the answer Never true is inappropriate. It is absolutely vital to read both the question and each of the possible responses carefully and to pay close attention to words like always, never,sometimes and usually.

another good example for indecisiveness

Some candidates, overwhelmed by stress, become very indecisive. For example, imagine that you are asked the following question:
I don't mind being interrupted while I'm working.
A. True
B. ?
C. False

I suggest you choose either true or false rather than ?. The more you chose ? or taking a neutral position suggests that you are unable to decide.

Hope this make sense. Check online for free available tests and get more handle on these questions.

I am not a big fan of these tests and have not done one in the past 10 or so years but did some research and like to share my material if it helps anyone to learn a thing or two.

Assessment: This may vary again but cannot be more than presentation, group discussion and role plays and the topics are picked based on your job requirement.

Interview: This is standard and I believe you are comfortable in this area?

Let me know if you need more clarification and or additional info. Happy to share and ask you to share if you have anything that might help me and others who might be in the same boat. Cheers, Sam
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Dear All I am New to this forum, I have applied for Emirates Engineering Position on 22nd Dec and my application shows under review from 25th Dec 2013,kindly pls say me what can i expect next and when:r olleyes2::rolleye s2::ro lleyes2::rolleyes 2:

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In the GCC what matters is the color of your passport. You could be of Indian origin with a US/UK passport and make a very good living or be of Indian origin with an Indian passport and won't make a such a good living.

This is the reality of all the Middle East countries.

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