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Postby babymoon21 » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 4:34 pm


Harlo...when i attend to the previous Qatar's open day in June, they did select quite a lot of male applicants. So don't worry and just go for it...

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Postby Rian » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 10:21 pm

Hey Qatarbabe & higgledy,

Thank you for all your encouragement. I will sure try my best again. And yes, who knows we might be colleagues in future.. *cross finger*

hhahha.. I will definitely try my luck on 22 July 2006. And i will sure share my experience, be it if i get in or get kicked out ya.

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Postby joee » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 10:42 pm

hi qatarbabe

this will be my first time attending qatarairways interview and i am 31. :D

Is that neccessary that we must wear a jacket? Can I wear pants instead of skirt? What i mean is a long sleeves shirt and pants?

During the first round will be submitting of resumes and intro , right??
Second round will a test
third round will 1 to 1 interview

It seems easy when hearing bt to me, all these rounds are rather difficult to pass :???:

I have not really consider whether to go ahead if selected cus if i go , my parents will be all alone and i am not sure how long in a year i can fly bk to singapore.

how many interviewers are there btw?

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Postby qatarbabe » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 2:57 am

Well, I didn't go with a jacket, in fact I was somewhat of a rebel .. (i went in a white sleeveless blouse & dark denim pencil skirt) .. I think they must have just thought that I was there to mock them or something .. HAHA

But, alot of my new colleagues told me that times have changed and competition is tough and I guess you might want to stand out from the rest. Pants not advisable. They usually like to look at your legs to see if you've got visible scars or tattoos.. If you don't plan to wear jacket, wear an outstanding top (professional of course).If you got long hair, do it up in a bun. Don't leave it down. (DON'T COLOUR YOUR HAIR!! THEY HIGHLY DISLIKE IT)

First impression counts a lot. Be friendly, smile, greet them, be professional as you hand in your resume. The paper test should be a breeze.. The interview.. well, usually there's 3 of them..

Minimum makeup requirement in QR is MASCARA, BLUSHER & LIPSTICK. Show that with this and a little more, you'd look damn good.

The interview is like every other interview. They can ask anything.. but usually scenario. Let them know that at times, you don't mind getting your hands dirty (we clean toilets too by the way)..

Talk to your parents about how they feel about you leaving.. I can't tell you how often you get flights back to Singapore.. I have only operated like maybe 4-5 flights in the 3 yrs i've been here. Rest of the time, I just take leave.. or if i've got 3 days off, I just risk it and fly back home.. But, if they are fine and you feel its the adventure you wanna try. Give it a shot.

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Postby karen-k » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 2:00 pm

hi qatarbabe,
thanx for all the wonderful experience and information that u shared with us...appreciate this so much. :D btw, on the open day we need to submit our CV, but only impressive CV will be selected for the interview... mind to share how to write an impressive cover letter? hope to hear from u soon :)

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Postby Matt10 » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 4:53 pm

qatarbabe wrote:Talk to your parents about how they feel about you leaving.. I can't tell you how often you get flights back to Singapore.. I have only operated like maybe 4-5 flights in the 3 yrs i've been here. Rest of the time, I just take leave.. or if i've got 3 days off, I just risk it and fly back home.. But, if they are fine and you feel its the adventure you wanna try. Give it a shot.


From what i know, Cathay Pacific and SIA cabin crew can sometimes choose which destination they want or something. You mean Qatar Airways can't choose? :)

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 5:12 pm

Matt10 wrote:From what i know, Cathay Pacific and SIA cabin crew can sometimes choose which destination they want or something. You mean Qatar Airways can't choose? :)


I doubt crews would get to choose their destinations more likely they would swap duties with other crew members where possible. A steward I know with SIA does that quite often.

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Postby Matt10 » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 5:20 pm

Plavt wrote:
Matt10 wrote:From what i know, Cathay Pacific and SIA cabin crew can sometimes choose which destination they want or something. You mean Qatar Airways can't choose? :)


I doubt crews would get to choose their destinations more likely they would swap duties with other crew members where possible. A steward I know with SIA does that quite often.

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Thats what i meant. Not completely choose which destination.

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 5:52 pm

Matt10 wrote:Thats what i meant. Not completely choose which destination.


Then state what you mean as you just have done you have to be careful on the use of words to avoid misleading information. This is important at interviews and when writing essays or job applications which is why I mentioning it here. The posters here who have thought their covering letters through properly will have seen the amount of miscommunication that so frequently occurs in this forum.

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Postby joee » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 6:07 pm

hi qatarbabe

thanks for ur info and advises. I appreciate that.
Will they let us know the results on the spot? All the rounds at least takes how many days and to know the outcome? :lol:

This will be the first time I wil be going for the qatar interview. Do we need to have good complexion? What abt some light scars ?

It seems to very strick interview, isnt it? I find it stress now. :P

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Postby qatarbabe » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 1:07 pm

Hi guys.

Well, my technique is to always put a nice picture of myself on my resume. And make it not more than 3 pages long. Because when they first take your Resume, the first thing that will catch their eye is normally your picture.. if they see that you look good, natural bias-ness sets in(its the sad fact of life la), especially in this industry.. and then, they will look at everything else. :)
AND SMILE. :D
For some odd reason that i've noticed, the crew we have, most of them of this amazing smile even though they don't look like goddess.. Every time they smile, I myself melt. Don't fake it (coz they can tell), enjoy the interview,take it as a fun thing and it'll reflect naturally.. Afterall, its all about "looking calm and collected thru all adversities" 8-)

Going through the 3 rounds, they do let you know pretty much pretty quickly.. Only the final interview, that they will inform you at a later date. (like i said, my last interview was 3 yrs ago, things may hve changed)

No need good complexion la, but no tattoos.. no like huge visible birthmarks or moles (crew selected from what i heard were asked to actually operate on their moles to remove it)..

Oh, during interview, as much as makeup is impt, dun pile it on. Because, during the physical check, you are usually asked to remove it so that they can see ur skin.... bring makeup remover just in case (not sure if they still do it)

Matt:
:wink: We are allowed to do swaps to fly to certain destination and if you've not done a particular destination for more than a year, most of the time, you are allowed to drop an email to inform them and wait to see what happens. Rosters are done on a rotational basis.. Every 2 yrs, it is reset, so everyone hopefully has a chance to do the destinations we cover at least once in 2 yrs.

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Postby joee » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 2:07 pm

hi qatarbabe
thank u for ur valuble info.

I do hav tattoo bt will be covered by clothes and cant be seen. Do they mind?
I have a casual full length pic if i am sure whether they mind or not cus i do not have pict with business attire.

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Postby qatarbabe » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 2:11 pm

Better to have something in business attire as even for me, i was sent back to do another photo in business attire and made to express mail to them. So lets not take the risk. Besides, if you worry about cost, just go to one of those neighbourhood photo studios to get it done. It don't look half bad.

As long as your tattoo is well hidden, it would be fine. Its your choice if you want to declare it or not.

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Postby nana07 » Wed, 12 Jul 2006 9:00 pm

saw the internet that qatar having walk-in on the 22nd, while the rest of u have been invited..so is it still advisable to walk-in or send a resume over n wait to be shortlisteD?

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Postby queenie-me » Sun, 16 Jul 2006 12:53 pm

hello everyone...
The interview is this saturday.
Those who are going please do pm me. maybe we could go together.
I might be reaching 15 min earlier. say about 8.45am


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