So you have made it through the open day and assessment day stage and you have your final interview usually the following day or the day after that. Congratulations on making it this far!! The night before your final interview you need to complete an online psychometric test. This requires you to answer a series of personality-based questions. It is best to just be as honest as possible as there are no right or wrong answers to these questions. However, the answers you give will influence the questions you are asked in your final interview so the interviewer can determine how you deal with things that you aren’t 100% comfortable with in a work or social situation. Again, just be honest in your interview, be confident with your answers and don’t get hung up on what you think the interviewer wants to hear.
My interview lasted about 30-35 minutes but it really didn’t even seem that long. At the end of your assessment day you will be given a form to fill out. This requires you to write, in detail, everything you have done in either employment or education so far in life. Fill this out correctly and don’t leave any gaps. The recruiter began my interview by addressing the form and my CV. She asked about my previous jobs and my roles within the companies and then about my university studies. She then moved on to some basic interview questions. The questions she asked included:
Talk about a time you went above and beyond for a customer.
Tell me about a time where you noticed a coworker doing something wrong. What was it and how did you handle the situation?
Was there a time you suggested something to management? What was it and how did they react?
Tell me about a time you struggled with something at work and how did you get through it. How about a time where you had to think on your feet?
Tell me about a time when you had to bend the rules in order to get something done?
Working at Emirates requires you to interact with different cultures (not a language barrier). Tell me about a time when you have had helped a customer from a different culture.
Have you ever left the country before?
What do you think of moving your entire life to Dubai and leaving your friends and family?
She may have asked me some more but that’s all I can remember for now.
When answering these kinds of questions I have three golden rules. 1. Stay relevant to the question 2. Provide good examples 3. Be honest
After the interview I was so relieved and quite glad it was all over! But that is where the real wait began!
My views do not reflect those of the company I work for in anyway. My thoughts are entirely my own xo