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Postby Plavt » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 2:22 am

Seems more like they want to keep tabs on you during your hours of 'freedom'.

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Postby pure-logic » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:47 pm

hi qatarbabe..i'd like to try for qatar airlines as i saw dat its on par wif emirates n i'd like to know the interview rnds..how u go abt n d questns imposed on u..n basically wt u tink qualified u fr d post...

ive read up on qatar airways n ive a male friend who's in dat airline too..so wen i read p on qatar airline thru d website i find dat its a better choice too..as its more on personality amongst others..of cos looks r d primary factor bt anywy d unifrm looks lovely too..haha

do reply..thanks..

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Postby Flyer » Sun, 21 Jan 2007 12:18 pm

qatarbabe wrote:We are all based in Doha, Qatar.

We have NO bases in Singapore.

As for when is the next interview, I'm not too sure.

But, may i suggest that you read up on the country as well as the airline before deciding on whether to join or not.. As its not as rosy as it always seems to sound. :)

Hi Qatarbebe,

Would you mind to share your interview experience with Qatar? Thanks in advance.

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Interview

Postby qatarbabe » Wed, 24 Jan 2007 9:44 pm

Hi ya all.

It has been a while since I've written anything about QR.

To be really honest, from what I have heard, interview styles have changed since I've joined QR. Its rather erratic and differs with recruiters.

One thing I've realised that they tend to look for are crew who are able to smile and yet have a firm stand on things. At the end of the day, as much as we are all about "personalising our service", safety matters. Situations will arise when passengers will challenge you in terms of safety vs service matters and how you deal with each situation determines what type of crew you will be in the future.

Not only that, we tend to be looking for crew who are not just hard working, but a smart worker too. You may be really hardworking, but if you don't have the common sense that comes along with it, sooner or later, you'll hate the place (even if you manage to get thru the interview).. coz pple here do tend to judge you and some can be rather unforgiving.

On a lighter note. Please wear a suit, invest in a good full body photo shot and a nice IC picture (preferably with a grey background). Because, IT MATTERS.

Smile. No matter how tiresome you may feel. Be sociable but don't try to over power the conversation with your fellow peers (If i'm not mistaken, there's an afternoon tea where they will see how you interact with each other)

Make an effort to talk to the interviewers. Most of them are either trainers for Safety and Emergency Procedures OR for Service. From there, you'll know how to skew your answers to "make them happy" .. :wink:


I do suggest that before going for an interview with QR, please do read up on the lifestyle of Doha, the culture, the people, the climate. It does matter in the long run. If you are a party animal, be prepared to slow down on the clubbing. If you are a "pork" lover, it may be a little tough to get used to only chicken, beef, fish and mutton. Also, watching a movie in Doha is darn expensive.. i'm talking like SGD15 a ticket for a heavily censored movie. :lol:


Hope I've been of some help.

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Re: Interview

Postby Flyer » Thu, 25 Jan 2007 12:16 am

qatarbabe wrote:Hi ya all.

It has been a while since I've written anything about QR.

To be really honest, from what I have heard, interview styles have changed since I've joined QR. Its rather erratic and differs with recruiters.

One thing I've realised that they tend to look for are crew who are able to smile and yet have a firm stand on things. At the end of the day, as much as we are all about "personalising our service", safety matters. Situations will arise when passengers will challenge you in terms of safety vs service matters and how you deal with each situation determines what type of crew you will be in the future.

Not only that, we tend to be looking for crew who are not just hard working, but a smart worker too. You may be really hardworking, but if you don't have the common sense that comes along with it, sooner or later, you'll hate the place (even if you manage to get thru the interview).. coz pple here do tend to judge you and some can be rather unforgiving.

On a lighter note. Please wear a suit, invest in a good full body photo shot and a nice IC picture (preferably with a grey background). Because, IT MATTERS.

Smile. No matter how tiresome you may feel. Be sociable but don't try to over power the conversation with your fellow peers (If i'm not mistaken, there's an afternoon tea where they will see how you interact with each other)

Make an effort to talk to the interviewers. Most of them are either trainers for Safety and Emergency Procedures OR for Service. From there, you'll know how to skew your answers to "make them happy" .. :wink:


I do suggest that before going for an interview with QR, please do read up on the lifestyle of Doha, the culture, the people, the climate. It does matter in the long run. If you are a party animal, be prepared to slow down on the clubbing. If you are a "pork" lover, it may be a little tough to get used to only chicken, beef, fish and mutton. Also, watching a movie in Doha is darn expensive.. i'm talking like SGD15 a ticket for a heavily censored movie. :lol:


Hope I've been of some help.

Hi Qatarbabe,

Thanks for sharing your experiences with Qatar. I really appreciate it.

Best Regards,
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Postby provenearning » Thu, 25 Jan 2007 9:03 am

sounds like the airline is being a surrogate parents. scary thot!

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Postby qatarbabe » Sun, 28 Jan 2007 11:03 pm

They do it simply coz they sponsor us to be there, we are under them .. so i guess, some times, its all about the "face" .. if you do something stupid, you are tarnishing their name and reputation as well..

Besides, being in a muslim country is not at all like being in Singapore .. or even Malaysia to begin with.. Its alot about respect. And if you can deal with it, Doha is beautiful in its own way.

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Interview Rounds

Postby tenshi » Mon, 29 Jan 2007 8:43 pm

Hi

I went for Qatar's interivew and I thought I'll share what I went through. First of all, bring your CV along with a full length and passport photos of yourself. Do wear formal attire for your photos, as in a knee length skirt and a short sleeve shirt for females. A shirt with tie and pants for males. Actually the requirements are in the ad or website when they advertised. Do be there early or at least punctual because they start on time. They are very particular on punctuality, as it is a requirement for all cabin crew.

First round: checking of CV, photos and then you'll be ushered into the room with everyone else who qualifies. You'll be given a video to watch.

Second round: height and weight. Those who qualify will be asked to stay. They will then brief on on some admin matters and explain a little about Doha, their culture and the airline. The sponsorship will also be discussed and rules and regulations laid down.

Third (come back in afternoon): English language test. During the test, they will call you up to read some airline announcements. That's the oral test.

Fourth: Those who make it will stay for tea where they will see how you mingle with the others and with the recruiters.

Fifth (come back next day): management interview and submission of other documents.

That's what I went through. I'm not sure if they have changed the sequence. Hope this helps :)

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Re: Interview Rounds

Postby Flyer » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:44 am

tenshi wrote:Hi

I went for Qatar's interivew and I thought I'll share what I went through. First of all, bring your CV along with a full length and passport photos of yourself. Do wear formal attire for your photos, as in a knee length skirt and a short sleeve shirt for females. A shirt with tie and pants for males. Actually the requirements are in the ad or website when they advertised. Do be there early or at least punctual because they start on time. They are very particular on punctuality, as it is a requirement for all cabin crew.

First round: checking of CV, photos and then you'll be ushered into the room with everyone else who qualifies. You'll be given a video to watch.

Second round: height and weight. Those who qualify will be asked to stay. They will then brief on on some admin matters and explain a little about Doha, their culture and the airline. The sponsorship will also be discussed and rules and regulations laid down.

Third (come back in afternoon): English language test. During the test, they will call you up to read some airline announcements. That's the oral test.

Fourth: Those who make it will stay for tea where they will see how you mingle with the others and with the recruiters.

Fifth (come back next day): management interview and submission of other documents.

That's what I went through. I'm not sure if they have changed the sequence. Hope this helps :)


Dear all,

I really thankful to all the peoples who shared their interview experiences.
It gives me a better idea how the interview goes about, and get myself prepared if is in that situation.

I went for Emirates interview this year (I was booted out). No idea how the interview was conducted, only told by my sister-in-law that her friend told her, the interview included group discussion on current affair. I guess during arm reach test, I had already failed. I did not stretch much to reach it (About 1 cm away from the exact height, as my height is 160cm, it should not be the problem). After reading this forum, i realised I made a big mistake.

My next target is Qatar Airways. Fed up with good informations, definitely ready for this round. :D

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Postby xmischax » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 6:58 am

hey flyer, all the best and good luck for qatar! :D

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Postby Flyer » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 9:22 pm

xmischax wrote:hey flyer, all the best and good luck for qatar! :D


Thanks xmischax, so sweet of you.
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Postby xmischax » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 9:24 pm

aww don`t worry about it! i really hope you will be able to fly with qatar! :D

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Go for it!

Postby tenshi » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 9:31 pm

Dear Flyer

I will definitely encourage you to try out for Qatar Airways, but a word of caution, do NOT just enter the industry or join this airline purely based on what you have heard. Do your own research and ask yourself if you will be comfortable living and working overseas, especially in a Muslim country. Ask yourself if you are willing to sacrifice some comforts in your life and be willing to adapt and accept the new culture with an open mind and heart. Please do NOT just jump into it. Do listen out for what the recruiters have to say and make your own decisions from there.

Nonetheless, I wish you all the best :)

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Postby camperboy » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:52 pm

just wundering.. do they really follow the 212cm ruling?

cos the last i went... they say... min for guys is 168. i tot they follow the 212 ruling? :???:

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Postby xmischax » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 1:50 am

212cm is the minimun height for safey regulations. however, asian airlines set the minimum armlength at 208cm cos generally, asians are shorter.

the 212cm is generally set for ladies, as men are expected to be taller. apart from the armlength requirement, they usually have height requirements such as 158 or 160 or ladies and 165 or 168 for men.

i think that`s why they told you that. you have to be 168 and meet the 212 requirement at the same time, i think.

armlength is for the safety regulations, height requirement is more for like, corporate image.


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