Friday, October 23, 2009

my EK assessment

It's been exactly two weeks since I have gone through the Emirates' assessment. I've been meaning to blog about my experience but I was too disappointed and depressed to blog about it. Every time that people ask me about it, It turns my crankiness to maximum level. It's either I answer them or just ignore their questions. Now that I'm over that, I will share my experience so it can give an idea to others on what to expect on a screening process.

October 9, Friday, 9:00 a.m.

I arrived in IPAMS at around 9 in the morning. The place was jam packed compared to the last time I went there. I was really feeling a bit insecure because I feel that I'm not on my tiptop shape compared to the other guys. I had a pimple scar that time so I have to make use of the concealer that my friend lend me. I met a girl whose name I can't recall but she is on my phonebook and I'm just being lazy to look for it. She told me that she was a nursing graduate but it wasn't really her forte so she chose to work at a call center. I remember telling her that it will be an advantage for her because she is working on a costumer service oriented field. It was so nice of her to assure me that everything will be just fine because I was really nervous and shaking at that time. After an hour of talking to each other she got called for her height and weight measurements. After her, finally my turn, the guy measured my weight and I can say that he was a bit disappointed (me too for myself) and then he asked me to sit and wait for the next step. A few minutes have gone by and a girl called my name and asked me some questions.

Here were the questions asked to me AFAICR (not in order):

* Is this your first time to apply for Emirates?
* Since it is your second time, what preparations did you make prior to this assessment?
* Why do you still want to pursue your application with Emirates?
* Do you work?
* What is your course?

(she didn't bother to check my arm reach because I think she was pretty sure that I can reach over 212 cms)

After that, she asked me if she can see my hands. Of course I showed it to her but it really caught me off guard because I had hangnail scars that time. Ugh. Then she told me that they will email shortlisted candidates and I probably should be checking my email from time to time. At that point I knew that I wasn't going to receive one but still feeling optimistic.

10:30 a.m. - done with the screening

My friends started to get their invitations a week after. That made realize that I am never gonna get to receive an email. That's where I felt so disappointed to myself because I could have prepared a few months before even Emirates started recruiting again. Anyway, I still have the December's schedule. I will be more ready than ever. I'm thinking of studying French so it could add to my plus points. =)

Kudos to my friends who did well on QR's assessment and Goodluck to my friends attending the EK's selection process this weekend.

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