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Re: YVR phone interview

#101 Post by WoS » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:32 pm

Hey Lisa,

How was the move? How is the course coming along?
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Re: YVR phone interview

#102 Post by Lmck596 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:13 pm

Hey! It's so nice to hear from you! :) Course doesn't start until October 22 but I am making progress on the pre-course stuff. omgosh so much to remember! lol I have found a room to rent that is going to allow me to bring my 2 cats with me so that is a huge relief!

How are things with you?

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Re: YVR phone interview

#103 Post by wanderlust_xx » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:09 pm

Hi all, hope you’re well!
I just received my invite to the in person interview.
So that means WoS yours is prob on the way if you haven’t gotten one already.

Lisa, how is the course going so far????
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Re: YVR phone interview

#104 Post by TheyCallMeWillis » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:26 pm

Hey Wander, from the sounds of it we took the same in-person assessment. I also received an invite for the round 2 interview tonight. Congrats!
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#105 Post by Lmck596 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:24 am

O yay Wanderlust! I am so happy for you! :) when is your interview? The course is going great and everybody here is so friendly and helpful! Good luck with the interview! Keep in touch :D
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Re: YVR phone interview

#106 Post by WoS » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:05 am

Hey guys,

I was just thinking about this group today and came back to check our convo.

LIsa: Very happy to hear everything is going well for you and you found a place for your 2 cats! How intensive is the course and how are you and your cats adjusting to your new place?

Wanderlust: Yay! I just checked my email and saw the invite too. I am excited and nervous as the same time. Didn't hear anything from anyone for so long I was all prepared to wait for my file to expire and re-apply. LOL

Willis: Hi!!!! So happy that this YVR group is growing!
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Re: YVR phone interview

#107 Post by Lmck596 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:58 am

Congrats wos! Im so excited you and wanderlust are moving forward! I have a feeling they are loading an ifr class but im not positive. I think vfr started septemtember and fss and fic started october. They are starting off more gently than i expected....plus the self study stuff they sent prepared us quite well! Also we are the first fic course before that it was people transfer from fss sites. So we are the first total noobs! Whens the interview? Cant wait to hear all about them! And welcome willis!
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Re: YVR phone interview

#108 Post by wanderlust_xx » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:48 pm

Lisa: oh what a relief! starting off gently sounds nice, hah!

WoS: I was beginning to think that as well... that I would just never get an invite.

What do you guys do for your regular jobs?

I just booked mine for Nov 27th. What about you guys?
Trying to remember how I answered the phone interview questions...hah!
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Re: YVR phone interview

#109 Post by TheyCallMeWillis » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:25 am

The Doodle schedule was empty when I chose my interview time so I went with the 14th - probably means I'll be waiting a long time on a yellow light but I wanted to get it all done and out of the way.

I currently work at an airport in the lower mainland on the av safety team - not a pilot by any means. :)
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Re: YVR phone interview

#110 Post by WoS » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:38 pm

Mine is on the 29th.

Willis: Maybe they will still give you the green light early instead waiting for all interviews to be completed first?

I was thinking about my answers to the phone interview too. Didn’t write anything down. I hope I will remember the answer to the question they ask me. Honestly, it’s all a blur at the moment. Lol

I’m a flight attendant. How about u wanderlust?
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#111 Post by Lmck596 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:36 pm

You don't need to go into great detail about your answers from the phone interview...just checking to make sure yore the same person :) I was a customer service agent for a small airline at the south terminal of YVR before this! I loved that job but this is a better opportunity for sure. I was sad to leave tho...having a job I loved made the interview process a little less stressful just because I didn't neeeeeeed a new job....I wanted it but could have continued at the airline quite happily :)
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#112 Post by wanderlust_xx » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:00 pm

WoS, I didn't write much down. I scribbled a few notes to try and remember my questions... but I have since thrown them away lol. Probably thought it was garbage paper, haha.

Lisa, I am in the same position as you where I don't need a new job as I currently have a good job that I like... so hopefully that will help ease the stress a little bit that not everything is on the line. At the same time, it's been a dream job and a pipe dream... thought about atc years ago but never thought I was "smart enough" to do it.

I am a critical care nurse... I am also working on my PPL currently (as a hobby).

Oh, and I meant to ask Lisa.. what did you wear to your interview? Guys are easy... girls are harder! LOL
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Re: YVR phone interview

#113 Post by Lmck596 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:58 pm

I guess business casual....I had grey dress pants a red blouse and a black sweater over it.flat shoes...Lol I don't do heels for anybody :) the ground school stuff that you're doing for your ppl will help you with the pre course stuff for sure! I took lessons years ago, even went solo a few times but I ran out of moolah...sigh hopefully once I vet qualified I'll be able to take that up again. :)
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Re: YVR phone interview

#114 Post by WoS » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:19 pm

Wanderlust: what do u mean you are not “smart enough”. You are a critical care nurse!!! What are you planning to wear?

It’s awesome both of you fly!!! That background knowledge must help a lot!

Lisa: Did u mention before you were at Pasco?
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#115 Post by Lmck596 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:37 pm

Yes I was with pasco! :) Sounds like there will be another fic course starting in April or May next year...so definitely don’t write that off! Been kinda fun learning about weather and it’d be cool if some of us ended up working together lol.
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#116 Post by TheyCallMeWillis » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:45 pm

Really hoping for a May start over here - I had lost a bit of hope in this application and booked a 1 month trip to India in the spring that I would hate to cancel. I'd cancel it for this opportunity, but it'd be a bit painful on my wallet...

Good luck to everyone on their interviews :D
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Re: YVR phone interview

#117 Post by Lmck596 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:37 am

Ooh Trip to India sounds amazing! Not positive but I think the next FIC course will be in May, IFR I’m pretty sure has a January start date, not sure about about vfr but they’re most recent class started in September. Hopefully it all works out and you can go on your trip! Good luck with your interview? Was it today? Let us know how it goes!
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#118 Post by TheyCallMeWillis » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:02 pm

Just heading out now for the interview - January for IFR is so soon... I'll keep ya'll posted.
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#119 Post by TheyCallMeWillis » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:25 pm

Not sure entirely how to feel about that - no acc tour but we did take about 1.5 hours so I'm thinking they may have wanted the half hour to discuss before the next interview. Ran into an IFR friend in the lobby and chatted before hand which was nice. Got some good details on upcoming courses but forgot the ask permission to share that info so I've sent a quick email for that before I post anything.
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Re: YVR phone interview

#120 Post by wanderlust_xx » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:10 pm

WoS wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Wanderlust: what do u mean you are not “smart enough”. You are a critical care nurse!!! What are you planning to wear?

It’s awesome both of you fly!!! That background knowledge must help a lot!

Lisa: Did u mention before you were at Pasco?
Haha! I guess I just feel like my brain doesn’t process information fast enough.. even when flying sometimes I can’t keep up with the instructions ATC gives. I guess it’s something that comes with time.

I think I’ll probably wear heels. Dress pants and some kind of shirt lol! I have NO dressy clothes. I live in scrubs... or lulu lemon LOL! My mom is a real estate agent so maybe she has something I can borrow lol!
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#121 Post by Lmck596 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:45 am

I’m sure you guys wii do great! I recommend listening to LiveATC.com to let your ears practice lol. It will definitely be useful...even at the fic we will be talking to pilots on the radio. I imagine in the beginning there will be a lot of uhhhh say again? Lol. I didn’t get a tour of the acc either Willis when I interviewed there. I was the only one interviewed there from my class, everyone else interviewed in Kamloops at a hotel here or something. I can’t wait to hear how all you interviews went!

Don’t worry Willis...I had no idea how to feel about the interview after it was over either. It seemed pretty intense being interviewed by 3 people. I just remember thinking I probably made myself sound waaaay more annoying than I actually am. And then for 2 weeks I was scared to check the status of the yellow light. Thankfully they only made me wait the 2 weeks for the green light. After that it was about another month to get the course offer.
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Re: YVR phone interview

#122 Post by wanderlust_xx » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:44 pm

the new website is confusing. I don't even see any of my info on it, just that I have an interview - but it doesn't like date or time. Anyone else in the same boat? Lisa any interview prep tips? Would be much appreciated.
Were they friendly at least!? Also - how did you find out what course you were streamed into? Was it the two weeks after getting the green light? My interview is one week away! eek!
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Re: YVR phone interview

#123 Post by VFRDreamer » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:24 pm

Hi group,

So happy to find this forum!

Currently in Calgary (But transferred my application to Vancouver FIR). I passed the final interview back in July in YVR, almost two years after my initial computer test. My choices where VFR, IFR, FSS. Thankfully I qualified for VFR (probably the happiest day of my life!!!). They told me when September was filled for VFR. But the only news I have received is that the next VFR is in July 2019...

Questions
1. For those interviewing right now, have they mentioned when the next VFR training session is?
2. Has anybody gotten the green light on the whole process but then never got an offer?

Oh and side not: I share in the disappointment of the new website for applications. It just says eligible for offer and I miss seeing all the dates.
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Re: YVR phone interview

#124 Post by stabilizedapproach » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:16 pm

VFRDreamer wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Questions
1. For those interviewing right now, have they mentioned when the next VFR training session is?
2. Has anybody gotten the green light on the whole process but then never got an offer?
If they said July, I'd go with that. They are generally honest about start dates, though things are always subject to change and anything can happen between now and then. Given company affairs, it will probably be a small class with the potential for lots of employees cross-training.

They used to post an infographic on the Take Charge site with their numbers but I can't find it anymore. The tl;dr is that there are tens of thousands of applicants in Canada of which a small percentage (single digits) pass the interview and make it into the candidate pool fighting for a relative handful of training seats. You can definitely get a green light and never hear from them again.
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Re: YVR phone interview

#125 Post by wanderlust_xx » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:20 pm

VFR Dreamer,

welcome! and congrats! My top choice is also VFR :)
I have my interview Monday, I will try to find out and post dates.
I believe user "CallMeWilis" knows some info re: start dates.. perhaps they can share.

VFR in July seems so far away... I thought I'd heard about an April start? I could be wrong though.
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