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Group Interview: Seemed to be the normal NASA exercise reported at other interviews. All candidates had a piece of paper with instructions and first 5 mins was taken up by reading your individual instructions. Total 30 mins for the exercise you had to come up with an ideal candidate (There were 8 to choose from). All candidates had differing instructions but not contradictory. There is no right answer but will ask how you came to that conclusion. Simulator Breifing & Assessment: We were briefed by a couple of simulator instructors through the profile in more detail. (Same one sent when interview date was confirmed). This was very helpful, they said the expect you to know it but it wasn't an assessment as such. They wanted to see general raw instrument flying scan and if you were reachable. Did the first ILS, go around and the instructor took control at the level off and gave some pointers then I did one more ILS and landed. Overall great experience. I did not do real sim practice prior just a PC practice which helped alot. Tech Quiz: Overall nothing unexpected here. Typically range of questions, some PPL... Continue Reading this Interview Experience

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  1. Interview sample 1

    May 13, 2024 I was asked several HR type questions, (view the study guide of this website).  Tell me something about Hongkong if you have visited.  Any questions from the candidate in the end.   Result expected in 2 weeks... Continue reading this interview experience

  2. Interview sample 2

    Apr 30, 2024 1. Simulator is as briefed. Extremely straightforward. Medical is full. Everything is checked. Eyes, ears, drug usage(hair is collected), x-ray, blood and urine. Very comprehensive. By the time you're done you will definitely know if you're healthy or not. 2. If you don't have it you will have to do an ICAO English exam. Approximately one hour long. Here your Aviation terms come into play. Must be able to describe scenarios given properly. It is quite simple for a native English speaker but... Continue reading this interview experience

  3. Interview sample 3

    Apr 25, 2024 HR Lady and a guy from flight ops. Standard HR + tech video interview lasted about an hour. Was asked about company fleet and whether I’d be ok to fly narrow body. Tech side bunch of ATPL question like climb segment, hydroplaning. Also questions about your own type, wind shear system, reduced/derate take off etc. Study guide was pretty... Continue reading this interview experience

  4. Interview sample 4

    Apr 15, 2024 I applied for DFO. The HR lady responded to my application within 2 days. Had to fill up a 607 form for the breakdown of my hours. They replied after 9 days to schedule my initial interview. The interview was via teams and it was conducted by 1 hr person. The questions that was asked was very basic.  The rest of the time the interviewer set the expectations moving forward such as the sim, panel interview, and English prof. The entire interview took about 40min. No curve balls what... Continue reading this interview experience

  5. Interview sample 5

    Apr 10, 2024 Applied for Direct Entry FO The assessment was very straight forward, 2 days in Hong Kong. Staying at the Hotel at Cathay City which is very convenient as the interview takes place just next building. DAY 1. Welcome brief. Meeting fellow candidates at the recruitment Centre, followed by a welcome brief by a representative from the talent acquisition team. Sim assessment. A briefing will be conducted by the sim assessors (same as the sim guide provide on the email a week prior) Then the... Continue reading this interview experience

  6. Interview sample 6

    Apr 08, 2024 Position applied for is DEFO at Cathay. Online HR interview General HR question, (view the study guide of this website).  I applied for the DEFO position as I want to fly the wide body aircraft as I don’t have the total jet time to join as P1 directly. I will be proceeding to Hongkong for the next round of final two day interview process ,which is Sim Assessment, Panel Interview,Medical, License Document check and ICAO English language proficiency check. Thank... Continue reading this interview experience

  7. Interview sample 7

    Mar 21, 2024 We mainly focus on why Cathay Pacific, why not other airlines. To be honest, that's a very tough question to answer to convince the other party. I think I wasn't giving the why enough to make it reasonable. Obviously, we talked about Cathay Pacific's fleet, how much I know about the company and Hongkong. I think the way they asked the question is to know how serious you want to come to Hongkong and why you love to live in Hongkong, which is very different from any interview that I had in the... Continue reading this interview experience

  8. Interview sample 8

    Feb 29, 2024 My session was conducted by 1 Hr Lady and 1 Fleet Captain. Hr lady started the interview by introducing herself and then followed by the Captain, lastly self introduction. I sat across the panels on a rectangular table inside a meeting room. The HR lady asked a lot of questions, (view the study guide of this website).  What are some of the most difficult people you have worked with and why?  They put a lot of emphasis on seniority culture.  Then Technical Questions by... Continue reading this interview experience

  9. Interview sample 9

    Feb 25, 2024 Applied for the Direct Entry (First Officer) Position. The online interview happened via TEAMS. Only one woman from HR. Friendly and easy to talk to. The purpose of the interview was really to get to know me. A bit of clarification about my flight hours, and other questions, (view the study guide of this website).  She also gave me some areas to look for accommodation in HK. Overall, a very friendly online interview. The next step would be, if successful, to be invited for a... Continue reading this interview experience

  10. Interview sample 10

    Feb 21, 2024 Check all the questions that are on study guide. Very helpful. Very organised company. Simulator exactly how is explained in the website.B777 simulator. Keep in mind to have the profile well memorised. Technical question very straightforward. Medical test. The interview take 2 days in Hong Kong. The company provide all the details that you need for the... Continue reading this interview experience

  11. Deepen N

    (Hired at Cathay Pacific)

    Lots of insights into interview questions.

    Jun 07, 2023  

    Max T

    It had fantastic information in order to prepare me for my interview.

    May 14, 2024