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New Encore Interview Process

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Hello Everyone,

I have an interview coming up with Encore and I received all the documentation. There is no more mention of a 10 minute presentation that a candidate has to do.

Does anyone have any experience with the new interview process and could you expand on it a little for me please? I know there are many interview threads but I can't find the recent ones.

Thanks!
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Say hi, and yes to everything but a union ! :mrgreen:
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Don't forget to bring some Kraft dinner recipes. Lol
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Best piece of knowledge for the interview is that Kraft dinner isn't the way to go. Far too expensive per portion... The trick is "no name mac and cheese", then freeze it into four portions. Much more cost effective, and leaves enough change for the bus!!
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Lifesaver : bring few pairs of those glassy latex gloves they use during turns to clean the aircraft. might be a good thing to show them at some point during the interview... :mrgreen:
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PointyEngine wrote:The trick is "no name mac and cheese", then freeze it into four portions
Pointy,

You forgot to mention the part where you cook it for 4 hours so it gets really big. That's key to getting it to make 4 portions per box.

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Must not forget to bring your parents T4's and a list of family members that have empty spare bedrooms in both YYC and YYZ.
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I find this sad that nobody can just answer a straight question haha..... If yah don't like the low pay, just leave it be and don't answer.....Check your PM's OverSeas
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esp803 wrote:
PointyEngine wrote:The trick is "no name mac and cheese", then freeze it into four portions
Pointy,

You forgot to mention the part where you cook it for 4 hours so it gets really big. That's key to getting it to make 4 portions per box.

E
Or how if you get overtime you can afford to dress it up with sliced up hotdogs. No not the all beef kind though!:lol:
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Overtime kicks in at 90 hours.
Most people rarely break 70 hours a month.

No hot dogs for you.
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adster1989 and OverSeas - x2 for me. If either of you or anyone else could shed some light on the new interview process for me I would appreciate it as well. Thx in advance
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No more presentation. 45 minute tech exam. Behavioural/situational questions/conversation. The usual q&a and review of qualifications..
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Terrific. Thanks duramaxguy.
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I too would like some info. Interview is coming up soon.
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Anyone remember whats on the tech exam, idea of the questions?
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Thanks Viper32! +1

I also have an interview coming up, this helps a lot!
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OverSeas.

If you are in your 40s and trying to feed a family - Encore is gonna suck. WestJet/Encore doesn't have much to offer people like that anymore.

If you're young and low on hours - you'll love it. You'll get a spot on a list to fly an airplane ahead of hundreds of applicants with 10x your experience.

The money will come in time and you'll enjoy a civilized/safe/professional environment for many years. Something that simply wasn't available to a lot of us who are longer in the tooth.

Have a great interview and always be mindful of the terms you sign up for. In the end - WS will over deliver.

As far as some of the cat callers go - some are funny and some will be shining your shoes on day.

Later.

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AlphaOne -

Once you are done your process please feel free to PM me if you wouldnt mind sharing any differences to what i have shared from my experience - Or just post on here ! Good Luck
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The questions for the interview have been removed by me. Please do not re-post them
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Any updated info would be most appreciated. Please PM any details.

Thanks!
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I'd really appreciate a PM with an idea of what to expect for the technical exam. I'm going to aim for over preparation regardless, but if anybody has done it recently please share. Thanks!
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How long after your application before you receive an offer for an interview if they are interested? I applied about 6 weeks ago and exceed their requirements. Just wondering if I should forget it and pursue other options.
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I had a response about 2 weeks after applying.
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Jimmy2 wrote:How long after your application before you receive an offer for an interview if they are interested? I applied about 6 weeks ago and exceed their requirements. Just wondering if I should forget it and pursue other options.

Make sure you check your junk mail too, sometimes it might just hide in there.
Had a buddy take 2 months to figure out that he got invited for an interview, after he already accepted another job thinking it was a PFO from WEC
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Re: New Encore Interview Process

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Hi all,

Ive got Encore interview in a couple of weeks. anyone have any idea on the tech exam. Please pm me.

Thank you

Jet
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