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#10daysof2020 Reason 2- I became a kick-ass at interviews & job applications

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Those who know me have probably heard the word Emirates, way too many times in the past couple of years. Becoming a cabin crew for Emirates was my ultimate pre-Covid goal and after two failed attempts in 2019 I decided to seriously step my game up!

This company is no joke. It is one of the biggest airlines in the world, their headquarters is located in Dubai, they sponsor every imaginable sports event, in brief: they are la crème de la crème. This notorious company is using a refined and highly selective process (like you’ve never heard of) when it comes to hiring new cabin crew members.

I’ve always been the type of girl who relied on making a great first impression rather than getting ready for an interview; job seeking was not my thing and just the thought of updating my resume was overwhelming. Thanks to Emirates, that’s old news now.

I’ve worked on this project night and day; I was dreaming about it. I did everything you can possibly think of when it comes to preparing for a job application or interview. I invested hours reading blogs, watched countless interview tips videos on YouTube, did a huge research on the company, I even typed something like: How to attract the job of your dreams on Google…

That research introduced me to the power of positive affirmations, these really worked their magic with me. Not only was I extremely prepared for my open-day interview in Montreal in February, but I was armed with a load of positive affirmations that I had been repeating for weeks. They allowed me to stay focused in that meant to be super stressful environment, other candidates were literally coming to me during breaks to ask me how I could maintain my calm so well!

It went great for me, I made it through the first 4 steps of the selection process; 72 people presented themselves that day and I made it to the last 6. I even made it to the final interview, live with a recruitment agent from Dubai. WOW. After that point, they told me I would be contacted within the next 5 to 6 weeks, which seemed like an eternity to me.

Then, Covid happened; I, of course, received my "application unsuccessful" email which was difficult to read but expected due to the pandemic. I will never know if it was a yes for me but decided to think it would have been so anyhow.

Thank you, Emirates, for making me fearless when it comes to interviews, and again, thank you 2020.

With love and a dose of positivity,

Ashley xx

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