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Postby toygirl » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:32 am

Ipando - The open day for Emirates conducted by the local agency in Singapore is female only. Unless your Filipino friends who made it through did their application direct to the principal (Emirates) or through IPAMS. In Manila, I know IPAMS recruits male cabin crew for Emirates. This is not the case in Singapore.

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Postby ipodnano » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:35 am

toygirl wrote:Ipando - The open day for Emirates conducted by the local agency in Singapore is female only. Unless your Filipino friends who made it through did their application direct to the principal (Emirates) or through IPAMS. In Manila, I know IPAMS recruits male cabin crew for Emirates. This is not the case in Singapore.


it was a local recruitment drive here in singapore... coz both of em are already based here in sg.. but then again, that was a year ago... or was it two years... times might have changed then...

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Postby Ika » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:38 pm

Hi ppl,

Is anyone else being invited for the upcoming Walk-in Open Day ?

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Postby toygirl » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 5:13 pm

The walk in interview days invitations are sent out by masses - It doesn't mean you stand a better chance just because you received an invite and it's all fair game. It's WALK IN

Good place to interview - Even if you don't get the job as you gain an insight of how competitive an airline interview is.

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Postby Ika » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 5:46 pm

I wasn't implying that i stand a better chance.....juz wondering who else will be going .

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Postby toygirl » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 5:53 pm

So far no posts replying to your ad Ika - Would be more useful if you can confirm if you're referring to which country is your open day in as there are some in Malaysia and Singapore.

And no wasn't implying you wouldn't stand a better chance or anything. It's just a walk in interview and noticed you're a new poster.

Welcome to Singapore expats and good luck!

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Postby ryonswee19 » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 6:39 pm

Ika wrote:Hi ppl,

Is anyone else being invited for the upcoming Walk-in Open Day ?


Hi Ika,i have received the invitation we all, is on 4th Nov. Initially i was invited to attend the Interview last week held in KL,but i requested to change the time due to couldnt draw out the time to drive to KL. So Emirates allowed me to do so.

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Postby Ika » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 6:55 pm

Hello ppl,

I'm referring tot he one in Sg on the 4th Nov. I'm actually quite surprised to get the email coz I seriously thought they would throw my application out of the window.......

I applied a few months back n gave up hope.

Glad to know there are others who will be there too.

Any tips ?

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Postby toygirl » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 7:14 pm

Oh Ika - It's normal for them to send emails either at the end or when they are recruiting. If you receive an email, then go for the walk in - The first round is conducted by a local agency called Sass Atlantic - There will be one male interviewer and 10 girls going into a room where you will either play a game or he will ask you questions.

One weird question that I remember asked was "What cologne am I wearing" - WTF

A more suitable one asked was "Pretend you are a flight attendant and sell me perfume from duty fee"

Look through the thread - As most information is constant, it is wise to do some research and try to prepare.

Good luck!

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Postby Ika » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:36 pm

Hi toygirl,

Really appreciate your replies. I have been faithfully reading the threads of Airline Careers and i think i have more or less an idea. Correct me if I"m wrong.

Round One - Test on communication n proactive skills

But i'm not sure bout the remaing 2 rounds. Can i request for you to share if you have any idea? I tried looking out for it on the threads but i couldn't find any....So sorry bout that.

Thousands of thanx. :D

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Postby toygirl » Sat, 28 Oct 2006 7:31 am

No worries Ika :)

Okay

Round 1 - Tests your communication and reaction skills - You may be asked to sell a product, play a game of building bricks with other candidates, or guess what the interviewer wants

Successful candidates will then attend a briefing conducted by the agency - they will tell how the tips and tricks like how to present yourself, what not to say, etc

Round 2 - You will be met by the Emirates Recruitment Team - Usually 2 or 3 ladies who are ex crew promoted to be Recruitment Team Officers. You'll start off with height taking - by asking you to reach for 212 cm with your arm. Then you will be broken into small groups to work on a task like "Imagine you have 4 people, a nurse, a doctor an old man and a baby but you can put only 3 people in a boat - Who should go and why" - The main aim is to see how to communicate with others and you will be assessed by the recruitment officers who will be walking up and down. A English test will also be conducted - a written one to see whether you can write in proper English - it is like a composition at PSLE/N level standard.

They may be psychometric 16PF tests to see whether you are feigning your personality. Reason being some candidates put on a show and the psychometric tests can detect those who are doing a Channel 8 drama.

Eliminations will occur and you will have another round in which the group discussion follows and then about 10 to 15 candidates will meet up one on one for a indepth interview for 30 mins on their career, suitability for Emirates, etc on another day.

On average: 5-10 girls will make it to the end. Then you will proceed to Raffles Medical to spend around $500 for a medical and dental checkup which is non reimbursable. 2 references will need to be submitted to Emirates from your past employers and the UAE Work Visa will be emailed to you and your E-ticket with 50kg luggage allowance.

Then you'll head to Dubai! Welcome to Emirates! (Should have never left!)

Good luck.

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Postby queenie-me » Sat, 28 Oct 2006 1:27 pm

toygirl wrote:No worries Ika :)

Okay

Round 1 - Tests your communication and reaction skills - You may be asked to sell a product, play a game of building bricks with other candidates, or guess what the interviewer wants

Successful candidates will then attend a briefing conducted by the agency - they will tell how the tips and tricks like how to present yourself, what not to say, etc

Round 2 - You will be met by the Emirates Recruitment Team - Usually 2 or 3 ladies who are ex crew promoted to be Recruitment Team Officers. You'll start off with height taking - by asking you to reach for 212 cm with your arm. Then you will be broken into small groups to work on a task like "Imagine you have 4 people, a nurse, a doctor an old man and a baby but you can put only 3 people in a boat - Who should go and why" - The main aim is to see how to communicate with others and you will be assessed by the recruitment officers who will be walking up and down. A English test will also be conducted - a written one to see whether you can write in proper English - it is like a composition at PSLE/N level standard.

They may be psychometric 16PF tests to see whether you are feigning your personality. Reason being some candidates put on a show and the psychometric tests can detect those who are doing a Channel 8 drama.

Eliminations will occur and you will have another round in which the group discussion follows and then about 10 to 15 candidates will meet up one on one for a indepth interview for 30 mins on their career, suitability for Emirates, etc on another day.

On average: 5-10 girls will make it to the end. Then you will proceed to Raffles Medical to spend around $500 for a medical and dental checkup which is non reimbursable. 2 references will need to be submitted to Emirates from your past employers and the UAE Work Visa will be emailed to you and your E-ticket with 50kg luggage allowance.

Then you'll head to Dubai! Welcome to Emirates! (Should have never left!)

Good luck.


wow.. thats a good info. i might wanna go for it. but not yet. i am not ready for long haul flights. i prefer turnarounds. ;)

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Postby supercharm » Sat, 28 Oct 2006 4:33 pm

hi there...just curious...on the 4 nov is it an open walk in or by invitation interview only??thank you.

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Postby Ika » Sat, 28 Oct 2006 11:48 pm

* faints*.........

Toygirl, thank you for valuable info. But what if your over zealous and the 16PF thingy picks it up as fake ?? then how ? I tend to be over eager at times when i want something so badly.

I do want this Emirates job very badly and I am praying to be given a chance to show that service is in my blood.

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Postby toygirl » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 8:06 am

QM - The layovers nowadays at Emirates tend to be around max 24 hours nowadays. Gain the experience from Silkair - It definitely helps.

Supercharm - The interview is both walkin and invitation - Basically for those who apply online, you will receive a mass emailer asking you to come down for the walk in - Plus an advertisement will appear on Straits Times for the walk in. Go try, you have nothing to lose - provided you know what you're getting yourself into.

Just remember ladies - It is going to be a culture shock plus if you have a boyfriend in Singapore - I don't suggest it as you'll feel more sad and I don't think most girls can sacrifice that. I know the local interviewer does brief candidates to inform their boyfriends before they go for the real screening as some boyfriends propose, or object and it does waste time interviewing candidates who can't do it.

Ika - The 16PF psychometric test consists of between 100-200 written questions like an IQ test of puzzles to see your cognitive ability and questions that repeat in similar forms to see whether you are lying. Any recruitment officer will be able to tell something is fishy when the form is collected and analyzed. Then your final interview, questions will be posed to see how you answer it. It is difficult to fool - why? Maybe out of 10 candidates they hire 1 may be a bit fake and does a show - That girl will end up sad when she realises this is not the job for her in Dubai and will resign quickly - Trust me. In some countries the psychometric test is not conducted but in Singapore they do it - Why? I guess we have lots of actresses in our country :P

You may have the desire really badly but somethings just wanting something isn't enough. Don't put all your eggs in one basket as you will feel heartbroken if you fail (which happens regularly for many candidates). The funniest story (not so sure if it is true) is a candidate from Australia who just went for the hell of it - She had no idea where Dubai was, she thought it would be nice to go to the city to see the interview and she got the job. That rarely happens in Singapore :)


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