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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#26 Post by PointyEngine » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:59 pm

Completed a video interview 3 weeks ago, heard back 5 days later with the next steps. It's super awkward, and many of the questions feel redundant, but they already know most of the answers they need. It's more of a generic filter is suspect.
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#27 Post by a380super » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:42 am

took 1,5 month for me to get the following answer: '' Your skills and experience have been given full consideration...we are unable to offer you employment at this time....you are welcome to re- apply after 6 months" and advise me to keep my application up-to date..
Just wondering if this is a standard "polite" answer from AC for rejected candidate? :?
Shall i really try after 6 months or is it just waste of time?
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#28 Post by Black_Tusk » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:35 am

There are pilots working at Air Canada who were PFOd multiple times before being successful. Of course keep applying, if you still want to go.
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#29 Post by General Brock » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:38 pm

I heard there was a second PFO letter out there that did not mention anything about 6 months.
I believe that if you got the 6 month version, you're good, they're just not ready for you. If you got the other version of the letter, you might not have the things they're looking for.
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#30 Post by beaver1986 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:53 am

General Brock wrote:I heard there was a second PFO letter out there that did not mention anything about 6 months.
I believe that if you got the 6 month version, you're good, they're just not ready for you. If you got the other version of the letter, you might not have the things they're looking for.

who did you hear that from?
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#31 Post by mike123 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:15 pm

General Brock wrote:I heard there was a second PFO letter out there that did not mention anything about 6 months.
I believe that if you got the 6 month version, you're good, they're just not ready for you. If you got the other version of the letter, you might not have the things they're looking for.
That's what they tell to candidates so they wouldn't feel bad about themselves when they get the 6 month version. Just a politically correct HR trick.
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#32 Post by Ac83 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:57 pm

Hi everyone... sorry to ask it here but I don't know how to write a new topic... I have applied for a job on Air Canada's web site and I didn't see that I had to do a video interview. I tried now to do It but it says that its like too late and the link is no more available. Now my question is if I didn't did this video I have lost all my chances to do real interview ?

Thank you for anyone will help me.
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#33 Post by aV1aTOr » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:51 pm

You would have been contacted personally if they had an invitation for a video interview for you. It's not something you do when you apply automatically. If you did get a personal email with a link to the video interview, there should be contact info contained in that email if you run into technical difficulty. That would be the number/email to contact.
If you didn't receive this email, there is no video interview for you to do.
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#34 Post by beaver1986 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:28 am

hello folks,

sorry if it took me a while to update this thread that i have opened several months ago. Now i can write here clearly and we no frustration left.
So i moved to QR, after the pfo from the AC VIDEO interview. i was lucky to have qr offer in my hands while i got turned down by the big red. now i can write in capital that THAT PFO' WAS A BLESSING. First of all there are so many misconceptions about qatar (country and company), aside their compensation, they treat you as a real professional, great lifestyle, and your experience and qualifications count here. I dont understand why we (canadian pilots) are so complacent with those main carriers that we have back there. I would like to ask you colleagues few questions to provoke your thinking as professionals:
Why (if you are a captain) moving from a regional carrier that works directly for the main one gives you a significant paycut for 4 years? isn't the getting a lowest seniority number enough? why does the big red hire pilots with less experience and qualifications than others? why they have been taking mainly First officers and pfo Captains after a ridiculous video interview?
do the express companies have a say to mainline when it comes to give them their pilots?
im my opinion yes they do, How many fo's are in the express family that meet the requirements for the upgrade ? not many! thats why captains are getting pfo....SO MY QUESTION IS: IS ALL THIS FAIR? if its fair for you guys, well you better stay there, if is not, i suggest you to start to think OUT OF CANADA :) cheers guys :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#35 Post by PROC_HDG » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:37 pm

beaver1986 wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:28 am
hello folks,

sorry if it took me a while to update this thread that i have opened several months ago. Now i can write here clearly and we no frustration left.
So i moved to QR, after the pfo from the AC VIDEO interview. i was lucky to have qr offer in my hands while i got turned down by the big red. now i can write in capital that THAT PFO' WAS A BLESSING. First of all there are so many misconceptions about qatar (country and company), aside their compensation, they treat you as a real professional, great lifestyle, and your experience and qualifications count here. I dont understand why we (canadian pilots) are so complacent with those main carriers that we have back there. I would like to ask you colleagues few questions to provoke your thinking as professionals:
Why (if you are a captain) moving from a regional carrier that works directly for the main one gives you a significant paycut for 4 years? isn't the getting a lowest seniority number enough? why does the big red hire pilots with less experience and qualifications than others? why they have been taking mainly First officers and pfo Captains after a ridiculous video interview?
do the express companies have a say to mainline when it comes to give them their pilots?
im my opinion yes they do, How many fo's are in the express family that meet the requirements for the upgrade ? not many! thats why captains are getting pfo....SO MY QUESTION IS: IS ALL THIS FAIR? if its fair for you guys, well you better stay there, if is not, i suggest you to start to think OUT OF CANADA :) cheers guys :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Congrats on your move to the sandbox. I'd say you're next big accomplishment should be getting over your butthurt about getting PFO'd from Air Canada, which you obviously still haven't. All the best.

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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#36 Post by beaver1986 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:49 pm

THANKS
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#37 Post by Oxi » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:42 pm

lol! still you mr.beaver
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#38 Post by atphat » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:34 pm

beaver1986 wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:28 am
hello folks,

sorry if it took me a while to update this thread that i have opened several months ago. Now i can write here clearly and we no frustration left.
So i moved to QR, after the pfo from the AC VIDEO interview. i was lucky to have qr offer in my hands while i got turned down by the big red. now i can write in capital that THAT PFO' WAS A BLESSING. First of all there are so many misconceptions about qatar (country and company), aside their compensation, they treat you as a real professional, great lifestyle, and your experience and qualifications count here. I dont understand why we (canadian pilots) are so complacent with those main carriers that we have back there. I would like to ask you colleagues few questions to provoke your thinking as professionals:
Why (if you are a captain) moving from a regional carrier that works directly for the main one gives you a significant paycut for 4 years? isn't the getting a lowest seniority number enough? why does the big red hire pilots with less experience and qualifications than others? why they have been taking mainly First officers and pfo Captains after a ridiculous video interview?
do the express companies have a say to mainline when it comes to give them their pilots?
im my opinion yes they do, How many fo's are in the express family that meet the requirements for the upgrade ? not many! thats why captains are getting pfo....SO MY QUESTION IS: IS ALL THIS FAIR? if its fair for you guys, well you better stay there, if is not, i suggest you to start to think OUT OF CANADA :) cheers guys :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Interesting. You know what I NEVER hear on the flight deck? I wish I was flying in the Middle East. Or China. Or Europe. Or Australia. Or Africa. Or South America. Or anywhere else. Maybe the States....mostly tongue in cheek, but the salaries there are hard to beat. I'm talking mainline salaries. I'm glad you like your job. I hope you rake in the cash in hand over fist. I'll let you in on a secret though. No one at AC cares, at all, about your situation. Good luck.
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#39 Post by beaver1986 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:13 am

i thought that the purpose of writing in the forum is to share information, experiences and advises, NOT JUDGING OR TRYING TO PUT OTHER PEOPLE DOWN.... i wish all of you the best in your future behaviors and career.
SO LONG!
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#40 Post by gtanorth » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:04 am

PostmasterGeneral wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:38 pm
beaver1986 wrote:
Rowdy wrote:Did you copy and paste that into multiple threads? Why are you so butthurt?

There are many telltale signs and indicators and non verbal cues that can be noted from those short video recordings. They compile that information with some background checks (social media) and can determine plenty about someones character and personality. I'm no expert, but my post secondary was mostly related to recruitment and selection in business.

you bet i am!
cause now i have to accept the job and leave the country to go in the middle east to make some decent money in a long term prospective.
Which express carrier are you with?

Doubtful that its jazz, or you'd be on the old PML having been there for 4 years, but still possible if you didn't check the box the first time around. If it is the case, on the A pay scale, you'll be making some pretty decent money there that should preclude you from ever having to go overseas.

Leaving Georgian, Sky, or maybe EVAS. If GGN or Evas and you're on the 1900, it's highly unlikely they'll hire you even with 5000 hours of "glass cockpit" experience. (Does a 1900 even qualify as "glass" these days?) If you were on the RJ or EMJ at either of the last two, maybe there was something in your training record or personnel file that precluded them inviting you for an interview?

It's also possible that you just didn't answer the questions the way they were looking for, or didn't conduct yourself in the way they wanted. It is just a video interview after all, they read into a LOT of things like body language and mannerisms even though they may not be accurate.

Regardless, try your luck again next year and see if it's any different?

About 50% of the GGN pilots come from the Beech not the CRJ. AC is indifferent if your time at GGN is Capt Beech or FO CRJ. As with any of the PML partners, there are many other things that are looked at.
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Re: Air Canada video Interview

#41 Post by Rupert.Pupkin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:18 am

If you get PFO'd... you get PFO'd. Try again or get over it. AC is not the end all be all. It's actually far from it.
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