<snip> A year in the customer service line with good testimonials written by my bosses.
Preference will be given to candidates who are able to speak foreign languages or are experienced in customer service.
^extracted from the SIA website.
However, it still bothers me as I referred to the past entries and it seems like a pass in English is a very important requirement and also heard that some people were asked to leave straight away at the door because of certain requirements are not up to their expectation.
No. What they are really looking for is how you communicate with their customers. They are not recruiting you as a news reporter or journalist. The 1st thing they will do is to ask you some questions and it really depends on how you answer. No stammering, no \"rojak\" language (mixing hokkien, chinese, your dialect and some broken english to combine and form a sentence), no \"lah\"; \"leh\";\"loh\" and all sorts of funny language you used in singapore with your friends (singlish as majority of the singaporeans called it!).
If you tell me you got a D7 for your english, i do not believe it because judging from your post, your command of english is better than me who used to score a B3 for my english and an A2 for my \"A\" level GP paper.
*I hoped that my post will make you understand that not all those people with very good scores for their english examinations will get through the rigorous selection. It really depends on how you communicate with others and if you have watched the news not too long ago, Singapore Minister of Education, Mr Tharman said that majority of the singaporeans can read well, write well but cannot speak well.*
I believed that Plavt can help by judging my command of english and give comments if necessary.