You are totally frustrated.
And I totally understand why
You’ve spent, like, forever, dreaming of being cabin crew with Emirates.
You’re finally in a position to apply to them and make your dreams come true and
You go on their recruitment page and they are no longer recruiting
Yep, you are caught in the midst of a recruitment freeze.
So, you turn to the web to find out what’s happen
But then, you go into a Facebook group to be told by someone currently in training (and how can that be when the training college has closed down and there are no recruiters?!!) that recruitment starts up again in August 2017 and she was told this by her trainer!
Then someone else chips in to say that his trainer (because, yes, he’s in training as well- keep up!) told him there would be no recruitment until 2018 AT THE EARLIEST!
Then a current member of crew posts that her purser (who knows these things and has a cousin who works in head office!) says there will be new recruitment starting next month!
Then I was talking to my mum last night and she said there would be no new recruitment until November 2018!
Ok, I made the last one up
But I have read EVERY OTHER one on the web over the last few weeks.
They can’t all be right
Of course they’re not!
Here’s what they are
THEY ARE RUMOURS!
They are rumours that have grown arms and legs and posted up and shared by people DESPERATE for information.
But here’s the thing.
I know loads of cabin crew currently flying with Emirates and I have asked them all about the recruitment freeze
And guess what?
They all told me DIFFERENT THINGS!
Here’s what else I know
Last year, on average, Emirates received 30,000 applications PER MONTH for cabin crew.
Of these applications, 97% were rejected.
Yep, you read that right!
Out of every 100 applications received each month
ONLY 3 ARE MOVED ON TO THE NEXT STAGE.
And, here’s another thing I know
If you fail at the application stage (including the video interview) then you cannot reapply for the next 6 months
Added to this, I’ve also been teaching employability to students for over 20 years, so I know a LOT about what makes a great CV.
However, when working with my students I noticed that the cabin crew recruitment process was getting ever more difficult.
So, I created a CV (using my much younger alter-ego Cara!) and applied to 12 different airlines.
And guess what?!
I was invited to Assessment Days with EVERY ONE OF THEM!
Who cares you may be thinking? But, here’s the thing!