**UPDATE June 2018. Emirates have stopped using video interviews and are now back using open days.**
In this article I’m going to give you my top 12 tips for getting the most from this fabulous new resource.
You can access the portal by going to http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/
Tip 1 – Only ever apply for jobs via this website. There are a lot of unscrupulous websites that claim to recruit on behalf of Emirates but this is simply not true. Emirates will only recruit cabin crew via the website http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/
Tip 2 – Don’t just jump into the site by clicking on the “Search and Apply” button. Instead you’ll see that there is a menu with three items along the top of the page . Explore each of these because there is a huge amount you can learn about the Emirates Recruitment Process
Tip 3 – Make sure you use the arrow at the bottom of the page to fully expand your view of the page (you don’t want to miss out on some really cool stuff).
When you expand the Working With Us Section you’ll see some messages from key personnel throughout the organisation and this takes me directly to tip 4:
Tip 4 – Start your Emirates Dossier now! It can be an online file or a simple paper notebook, it doesn’t really matter, but what does matter is that you now start to learn about the key people in the company as well as the messages they are trying to communicate. Imagine how impressive it would be if you could quote The Chairman during your 2 to 1 interview.
Tip 5 – Make sure you use the expand arrow in each of the relevant sections. That way you won’t miss out on any of the information that is not all that obvious to find
Tip 6 – Towards the bottom of the “Working With Us” Page is an overview of other companies in the Emirates Group. Put this in your Emirates Dossier for future reference – it could be useful at some point during the open day
Tip 7 – If you’ve not got one create a Twitter Account and follow Emirates. They tweet all the time and it’s a great source of information for your interview, there is nothing more impressive than somebody going to an assessment day who is really aware of what the company is about.
Tip 8 – Explore the website section called Dubai, Our Home. It’s full of videos, information and other resources about what it’s like to live in Dubai. Don’t turn up for an assessment day unless you know what life in Dubai will be like. If Emirates think you will suffer from “culture shock” and won’t be able to settle in Dubai then they won’t give you the job.
Tip 9 – Pay absolute attention to all of the resources about the recruitment process – especially those relating to personal appearance and grooming
Tip 10 – Make sure you learn the Training Journey, don’t turn up to an Assessment Day without a clear picture of what will happen when you are selected
Tip 11 – You should be aware the Emirates have now confirmed that THEY WILL BE USING VIDEO INTERVIEWS. To keep up to date with the latest developments you should join the FREE Facebook Group called The Departure Lounge. In this group you’ll be able to chat with current Emirates Crew as well as airline recruitment experts.