**UPDATE June 2018. Emirates have stopped using video interviews and are now back using open days.**
Hello and welcome to this post on the Emirates Application Process.
Ok, so first up where do you apply?
You can apply via Emirates careers’ page:
Once there, you look for cabin crew positions:
You click on this job and the application page opens. When it does so, you need to click on apply:
You are then taken to the page below where you have to agree with their privacy statement…
If you accept, then you are taken to their home page where you have to create an account. To do so, you would click on new user
Then you have to complete some details to create an account…
Please keep these details safe as these are your log-in details so you will need them to keep an eye on the progress of your application!
So, it’s time to start applying!
First up, you need to include some personal details and then they are then looking for some more information about you including your gender, height and weight.
Next, they want to know what languages you speak. You will be asked for your primary (or native) language. You will then be asked to tell them what other languages you can read, write and speak.
Next up they want to know about your work experience. Now here’s a tip for you. You know how I am completely obsessed with keywords? Well, I am going to mention them again!
All of Emirates application is now online and everything is automated. This means that no-one will look at your online application. Everything will be run through a computer program and ONLY those applications that pass this will be seen by a recruiter.
And what is this computer program (or as I like to think of them, Emirates robots!) looking for?
In fact, before I go any further, may I introduce you to Emmy, the Emirates robot?
Emmy is a good friend of mine and she’s been VERY helpful at letting me know EXACTLY what her and her robot friends are looking for during your application.
They are looking for keywords so give them lots and lots and they will fall in love with you!
But what does this have to do with your work experience section?
Well, simple really.
This section will also be “searched” by these robots, so you want to fill it with keywords as well.
So, some advice for you.
At this stage, I would save my application as a draft and log-out.
I would then spend some time drafting your roles and responsibilities in your current and previous jobs and make sure they are full of keywords.
The old advice used to be to keep everything as brief as possible and summarise as much as you could so the recruiter could scan it quickly.
However, modern technology has turned this on its head a bit.
Because these programs (or Emirates robots) are such fast readers and are able to extract incredible amounts of information really, really quickly, you can actually write as much as you want. In fact, it may be the case that the more you write the better as they love to read!
However, I would caution you not to write too much!
If your application makes it past these Emirates robots, it will be assessed by a human recruiter and they WON’T to read pages and pages of your work experience.
So, try to have a happy medium!
And a good way to do this is to not write pages and pages but make sure that what you do write is FULL of keywords!
That way, both the Emirates robot and the human recruiter will be pleased with you!
Ok, next section is your education. Be careful not to add too much to this section. Whilst Emirates do want to know what qualifications you have, you don’t need to go over-board and mention EVERY qualification you have ever received!
The next section is for certificates. Again, ONLY mention those that are specific to the role of cabin crew OR if Emirates have SPECIFICALLY asked for them.
Ok, the next section is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT!
Here you get to upload your documents!
Now, as you can see, there are some MANDATORY documents.
Now, this means that if you apply and you DON’T upload them, then you look like you can’t follow instructions.
And, what do cabin crew have to always do?
Yep, follow instructions!
So, if you don’t upload the mandatory documents, then these robots will realise and put your whole application in the bin!
Which is the LAST thing we want to happen!
They can be total devils these Emirates robots can’t they?
And, we’re nearly there now…
Emirates have got job specific questions for you and once you have answered these it’s on to the video interview.
Please make sure you are really well-prepared for this stage. It would be a nightmare to get this far and blow it now!
So, once you are good to go, log-in to your account and dazzle them with your amazing video interview.
Once you have completed your video interview, you submit your application and that’s you finished- phew!
What a lot of work!
You should be REALLY proud of yourself for getting this far.
Emirates will then send you a confirmation email which is really your receipt for your application.
All you can do now is sit back, cross your fingers and wait!
Good luck 😊
And remember to keep these Emirates robots happy…