2016 Course Dates and Positions

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Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

#51 Post by aV1aTOr » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:51 pm

LTD wrote:
Inverted2 wrote:All comes down to a HR person who likely doesn't know anything about flying putting a check mark or an X beside your name.
Hello inverted2,

When I was interviewed at Air Canada, the only two people in the room were two active Air Canada pilots. I must say they were both highly qualified to render judgement on hiring pilots given their extensive experience at Air Canada and in aviation in general and also did an exemplary job during my interview process. No one from any other department was present.

I'm unsure where you get this information about HR arbitrarily marking an X besides your name, much less why you would post such unfounded information. Unless the hiring process has been recently transferred to HR without my knowledge, in that case I would stand corrected.

I would also add that when it comes to a long term piloting position such as one with any major airline, it's not so much about flying, but more about being a great employee and colleague to work with.

Respectfully,

Ltd
Just to add, I had 1 AC 777 captain and 1 HR rep at my interview. But it's inconsequential, as I understand it. All the interviewers do is furiously take notes on everything you say and those notes (along with psych eval scores, resume, references etc) go to the hiring board who make the decision who gets hired/PFOd. And the material they receive is de-identified as to rule out influence from race/sex/family ties. The board is made up from representatives from flight ops and HR. So in essence, it is someone who doesn't know you from Adam (or Eve) who puts an "x" beside you name. Or not.
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Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

#52 Post by complexintentions » Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:01 pm

Quotas and ratios and PML's, oh my! :mrgreen:

No wonder the jobs suck, when merit doesn't even appear as a consideration any more....
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Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

#53 Post by TheStig » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:43 am

Who said the jobs suck?
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Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

#54 Post by bobcaygeon » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:50 am

complexintentions wrote:Quotas and ratios and PML's, oh my! :mrgreen:

No wonder the jobs suck, when merit doesn't even appear as a consideration any more....
Yes cause the old way was much better and merit had more value than today. Airline hiring is just as much "who you know/blow" as any other industry.

What was the name of the AC pilot hiring lady that got busted in the 90's for taking bribes/gifts (including auto perks) in exchange for preferential hiring??
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Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

#55 Post by WhatThe? » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:58 pm

AC is an awesome job. Not sure what made you think otherwise?
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Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

#56 Post by LTD » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:06 pm

WhatThe? wrote:AC is an awesome job. Not sure what made you think otherwise?
I agree AC is a fantastic job. Really not sure what you are founding your negative comments on..
Care to elaborate?
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Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

#57 Post by parallel60 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:06 am

I've been rejected twice and still think its the best job around.
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Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

#58 Post by bruced007 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:07 pm

I know guys in the sand pit (Emirates,QR) and the pacific harbour (Cathay) that would do anything to get a chance of joining AC. Still remains one of the best jobs around for Canadians!
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Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

#59 Post by hithere » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:30 pm

What was the name of the AC pilot hiring lady that got busted in the 90's for taking bribes/gifts (including auto perks) in exchange for preferential hiring??
Her name was Irene Henry
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