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Hi all,

I'm in a situation where I accepted a job offer (verbally - have not signed anything or seen the detailed contract) only a few days ago but am now expecting a counteroffer from another company by Wednesday this week. I know this company is looking to pay 6k more per month in salary.

Does anybody have any thoughts on reneging on a verbal acceptance four or five days after verbally accepting it. My belief is it's fine, other than the obvious burning of bridges/relationships.

Any thoughts appreciated.

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A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

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A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
My thoughts exactly Rascal.
I suppose the only issue is if Emirates has sent away for a visa? I have provided my passport copy and photos.

I know there are other instances where this question has been answered but all responses appreciated - especially anybody within emirates recruitment or in employment law (such a thing here??)

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No issue at all, they haven't formally offered you a position and you haven't formally accepted it.

Get the other job with more cash is that is what you want.

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Yeah he even screenshot it and sent it to me and it was active.
Well I guess, Its a good news then. Stay Positive! they could call you soon! But my situation is way agonising I must say! I attended the same interview for customer service professional on the 30th April and then on 13th May I received an email saying I have been shortlisted to the next stage but there is no vacancies at the moment. From then it has been a waiting game! It has been now 73 days since then and haven't heard anything yet! My friend received the same email and he got the call just two weeks after and now he is completing almost 9 months working in Ek T3.My friends are telling that some wait for a month, two or even 4 months to get some news. And well few don't receive anything at all even after receiving that mail... few of them. I hope I don't fall into that few. Maybe It is the holiday period now and during Ramadan its slow and can expect some info after Eid.

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Sorry for the very late reply. It went quite well.
I have been invited to Dubai for an assessment and interview(s). Have read this topic extensively but am still very open for any advice any of you could give me :-)
No problem. I will go to Dubai next week for assessment so I cannot give you any feedback ... I reckon other people here can give you (us) infos about it.

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I received a call in November to be precise on Nov 7 which I verbally accepted for the contact centre position and someone was supposed to get in touch with me in two weeks 8 monts later nothing. Safe to say I have lost hope here

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Hi Jgemin,

Thanks for the information.

1. How long did EK take to get back to you after the telephone interview?
2. Did they send you an email inviting you to Dubai for the assessment?
3. Would you mind sharing more details on the presentation, group discussion and interview for the role you applied?

Hope you will get an offer from EK. Good luck!

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1. Exactly 1 week on after the skype interview, I got an e-mail with an invitation for the 2-day assessment.
2. Yes, see above.
3. See below. Hope you can bear the long post.

EK fly me in with an Business Class seat and it was good to see how to product is. Nothing to say there, except very impressive and professional for a laymen like me.

Assessment:
Day 1: Met with all the applicants for the role. There were five of us in total. 2 internal candidates and 3 external (including me). We were taking into the room with desktop computers and we had 1 hour time to prepare a presentation with the data given. You could do anything you wanted as long as your story was coherent and sensible. Also, do brush up on your MS Office skills. I was selected to present 2nd to the coordinator and line manager. They ask you some question regarding the conclusions and actions you presented. I think it is to see if you are able to logically come to a conclusion. After that, we had to take place in the waiting area. The coordinator came out and all five had to come along to another room and where told that this would be a group discussion set-up. Present in the room was the line manager, the coordinator and another line manager, who I would be working close with. The group discussion contained an topic which was related to the job. Obviously, the idea is to come up with an solid conclusion and one of the candidates needed to present this to the panel. Main takeaway here was to participate and at least get your voice heard. If you feel someone is taking too much floor-time, kindly interrupt and present your statement. I am somewhat introvert by nature, so it was hard for me to just call out and interrupt. Anyhow, after the discussion, we were told to wait outside and we would be called in to hear if we were invited to the second day. I was invited and was allowed to go on the "tour", where EK shows the company accommodation(villa and apartment), clinic, and a school (if you have any kids). Then back to the hotel to get a good night rest.

Later that evening, I received an invitation by e-mail to complete the on-line psychometric questionnaire. Not really hard, there are no right or wrong answers. I just completed it and send it off.

Day 2: Had to be early at EKHQ for the other psychometric tests. I have met up with 1 other candidate who also got through. Anyhow, these tests were more competency based and showed in my case if I was logical, could recognize patterns and have good numerical reasoning. After this, I was guided to an psychologist, who then went through the results and questioned me about some observations found in the tests. The tests and report of the psychologist is used to understand you are not a nut-job She passed them on to the hiring panel.
After that, me and the other candidate were told we had a final interview with the panel. It is basically the last segment of the assessment and to me it was pretty brutal, every detail from my CV was discussed and also what I would think about the job challenges, moving to Dubai, etc. I was in front of 3 people and that was a bit intimidating, but not too much. They told me that I would get an e-mail or call if I was successful in a week or 2. If I am unsuccessful, i would get an generated e-mail.

After that, you will go back to the hotel and prepare to fly home.

To finish it all off, I wanted to tell that I have gotten a offer and after negotiations have accepted the offer. Now I am starting up with the joining formalities and will have to pass those as well, to make the offer valid. Mind you, I have not resigned from my current employer as there is still a slight chance I will not make it through(I do not think I will get rejected based on my history, but you never know...). EK also has stated NOT to resign until your joining formalities are sorted.

Anyhow, good luck to you, leanne and all of you running for an spot in EK.

Sorry for the long post.

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1. Exactly 1 week on after the skype interview....
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hello
i just wanted to know how to write a cv .. i've written a basic cv and its nothing to good . I know its all about presentation and knowledge and thats how you get selected to attend an interview, is there anyone here who can guide me as to how to write a really good cv (what order, what to mention,presentation, color ) .. any bit of info will be really helpful . thanks alot

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