On a previous post of assessment day of Emirates, I wrote about the process, the elimination and some tips that it can be handy for you. Now, let me share my final interview with all of those who are looking forward to apply, passed the assessment or are in the process for this final step.
First, the recruiter will give you a list of all documents that you need to bring along with 1 full length professional/business attire photo (4×6), 1 profile professional photo (4×6), 1 full length casual photo (4×6), 1 half-body casual photo (4×6) and 6 passport photos.
TIP: If you don’t have the documents, they give you an option which is, sending your photos and documents through email, however this might slow down the process, I recommend to print-out and hand in all documents at the final interview.
Let me begin with, I was so exhausted! The next day of the assessment day I took the first flight from DCA to SJU (San Juan,PR) just to print the documents and photos (rush rush ruush!) and finally, getting the next flight to DC. I got at the hotel at 11:00pm eat and went straight to bed. Next morning woke up early and have breakfast; I was kinda relax but at the same time anxious! So anxious that I just eat some fruits and went straight to the waiting room for my interview. One of the girls just finished the interview, the next one was already waiting, and me..I remember the recruiter said to me “Omg you’re early!, you don’t mind waiting right?” I responded like “noo of course not!!” I knew I had to wait but I was just..you know, want to get over it! haha 🙂 plus letting her know that I arrived early is a plus.
The Interview I must say is more easy and relaxed. It really doesn’t feel like an Interview, is more like a conversation. The assessment I rather find it more challenging. The recruiter makes the environment more pleasant and comfortable. To be honest I didn’t even practice nor search for STAR questions, of what I’ve been told, they have so many different questions that I didn’t even bother to search for them. Plus I was so tired that night that I didn’t want to read anything, just sleep and pray, yes peeps, I pray! 🙂 The recruiter made me questions related to my work experience and situational examples for instance;
- What were your duties in your previous job?
- Did you had any difficult situation with a customer? What was the outcome?
- Give an example of something that you improve at work
- Tell me a time you had difficulty at work and how did you manage it.
- Have you travel? To where? Tell me a difference and compare the culture with yours.
- A time you correct/help a coworker.
These were some of the questions that I remember. The questions turns into conversation, while you’re explaining she’s taking notes and she asks more of what you’re explaining and then suddenly she asks you again, but everything is going smooth, you don’t feel pressure and that’s good because you can really interact with her while answering the questions and feeling so relax about it.
When she is finished she asks about if you have any concerns or questions, please ask her anything! any simple or just one question. It would be a little odd for not asking her something. The recruiter collects all documents and review the papers and photos. I thanked her, shook hands and left pretty secure.
Finally, only 5 of us got selected over 9 (including me). The interview takes about 30-40mins.
I feel really happy, this is the very first time I try to join Emirates, ever!! And I really come so far…Believe, Work and Achieve, those are the secrets!
Hope I helped others! Wish you all great success!