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Postby Hoping_To_Be » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 9:23 pm

Hey Ruggle,

So u r one of the BA crew?
Thks for sharing the tips! Hopefully will get another chance to put them into practice.

Personally, I find the tests pretty alright. Maybe due to the pressure and time constraint, many of us were unable to really perform up to par.
Was just curious how they went abt selecting the right candidate for the 3rd round?

While it was clear that proficiency in Mandarin was what they were lookin for in round 1, round 2 was more complex. Grp discussions and the numerous tests...

I must say that the round 3 interview was kind of draggy and intimidating. The qns were more or less the same and really a test of wits more than getting to know the candidates better. I feel that someone who can speak well, or give all the supposedly "correct" answers, might just not perform as well in real life.

Just my two cents worth though, no offence intended. :)

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Postby ruggle » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 11:42 pm

i wish i am..just sharing my tips for interviewing..
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Postby Luv_BA » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:46 am

Hi Hoping_To_Be,

I can't agree with you more on that! Round 3 interview was really draggy. The interviewers kept repeating questions and I just repeated the same answers over and over again.

At one point of time I really felt like telling the interviewer that its the third time she asked me about an unhappy customer service experience.

The first time she asked: Describe a situation when you had an unhappy customer.

A few more questions followed.

Then she asked: Tell me about an experience when the customer was not happy with your service.

A few more questions followed.

Then she goes again: Have you ever had a customer who was not too pleased with your service? Describe the situation.

Basically, I just kept repeating what I said earlier.

Anyone know why is that so? Have they got not enough questions to ask, which is why they have to repeat the same questions over and over again? Or they are just plain forgetful?

Hoping_To_Be wrote:Hey Ruggle,

So u r one of the BA crew?
Thks for sharing the tips! Hopefully will get another chance to put them into practice.

Personally, I find the tests pretty alright. Maybe due to the pressure and time constraint, many of us were unable to really perform up to par.
Was just curious how they went abt selecting the right candidate for the 3rd round?

While it was clear that proficiency in Mandarin was what they were lookin for in round 1, round 2 was more complex. Grp discussions and the numerous tests...

I must say that the round 3 interview was kind of draggy and intimidating. The qns were more or less the same and really a test of wits more than getting to know the candidates better. I feel that someone who can speak well, or give all the supposedly "correct" answers, might just not perform as well in real life.

Just my two cents worth though, no offence intended. :)
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Postby Plavt » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 2:40 am

Luv_BA wrote:Hi Hoping_To_Be,


Anyone know why is that so? Have they got not enough questions to ask, which is why they have to repeat the same questions over and over again? Or they are just plain forgetful?


They were not satisfied with your answer, the reason they asked you again was to 'prompt' you into giving the right answer. This is a concept you probably don't understand; interviewers in the UK who think you may be up to a job will give you an opportunity to think since they know even the best of people can be nervous in certain situations. I don't want to insult your intelligence as some will tell me I sound like a 'broken record' but on the other hand it may be just your grasp of English; that is you may not have fully understood since your native tongue is something else. They will have realized this and given you every opportunity to comprehend what you were asked a different way.

Here's your mistake;


Basically, I just kept repeating what I said earlier.



Don't give up you have more ability than many other Asians and there are plenty of English speakers in Singapore so if you feel you would like to try again make use of the available resources there are plenty.

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Postby Luv_BA » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 10:43 am

Hi Plavt~

Both the interviewers who interviewed me were Singaporeans. Besides, I don't think their level of English was that fantastic.

Don't mean to sound arrogant here but I was from NUS and scored an A2 for my General Paper (GP) in JC. I also got an A1 for my O-levels English. Thus, I don't think it is due to me not being able to understand what they were saying, but rather they were trying to check if we were actually telling the truth.

Btw, they actually took down notes of every single thing we said.
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Postby dumbghost » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:05 pm

I was interviewed by Kelly and Janette.. both of them are very friendly people. I did not have any repeated qns and i enjoyed chatting with them. 3 of us are like having normal chit chat session rather than interviewing... i managed to finish my session within 30mins. duno izzit gd or bad....

hopefully they enjoyed the process with me. ;)

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 2:44 pm

Luv_BA wrote:Hi Plavt~

Both the interviewers who interviewed me were Singaporeans. Besides, I don't think their level of English was that fantastic.

Don't mean to sound arrogant here but I was from NUS and scored an A2 for my General Paper (GP) in JC. I also got an A1 for my O-levels English. Thus, I don't think it is due to me not being able to understand what they were saying, but rather they were trying to check if we were actually telling the truth.

Btw, they actually took down notes of every single thing we said.


In fairness it can be difficult for me to say 100% what the reason was since I wasn't there. However, do be careful of using your qualifications although they are reasonable you may not have been in a fully English speaking environment for very long. Not infrequently I have come across graduates whose English is not that good. I can't comment on the spoken ability of the interviewers but do build on what fluency you have. Good spoken ability and listening skills in a foreign language is a long drawn out affair - you won't have seen my initial attempts at written Japanese translations. :oops:
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Postby Hoping_To_Be » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 3:20 pm

Hey ppl,

the results are out. Either you'll get a call from them or check for the letter in your letter box. They'll only be calling those who've been shortlisted, need to clear medical and character reference check.

Dumbghost, when was your interview?
I didn't make it through these rounds this time, but a friend who did had hers last Tues in e evening. Her interviewers were a girl and guy...

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Postby dumbghost » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 4:24 pm

well, i stil hv nt rcv any cfmation yet... well.... guess i didnt make it too....
So sad... damn sad... arghh....




my interview was on wed morning....

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Postby Hoping_To_Be » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 5:24 pm

dumbghost wrote:well, i stil hv nt rcv any cfmation yet... well.... guess i didnt make it too....
So sad... damn sad... arghh....




my interview was on wed morning....


Don't be sad,
give it another day or so.
Perhaps they're still in the midst of contacting everyone.
8-)

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Postby ruggle » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 7:38 pm

hi everyone...i think the results might not be finalised yet..anyone got the calls??luv_ba..which day were u interviewed??mine was last thurs..my nerve is wrecking...hope everyone also get the chance to go london for training!!

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Postby dumbghost » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 9:23 pm

Well, One of the interviwer, Kelly told me that whether you are in or out, you will rcv a letter instead of phone call.

So, i believe that it still early to make any conclusion right...


All the best to the everyone and hope we can go london for training... Whee woo whee~~~ :lol:

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Postby Luv_BA » Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:42 am

Hi people, I have received a call from Kelly yesterday asking me to go for my medical checkup tomorrow.

Those who got shortlisted would be asked to go for the medical this week, after which they will carry out the criminal record and reference checks.

All the calls would be made within this week.

In the event of any unsuccessful applicants, BA would then consider people from the remaining batch and call them up next week. Thus, to those who have yet to receive any calls, just hang on!

Btw, letters are only sent sent out to unsuccessful applicants.

Psst.. Plavt, thanks for your advice. :)
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Postby dumbghost » Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:52 am

Congratz Luv_BA!!! All the best to you....

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Postby Luv_BA » Wed, 22 Nov 2006 11:55 am

Thanks dumbghost!

Hope they call you too. Then we go shopping in London together.

Haha..

:)
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