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Postby ameame » Sat, 24 Mar 2007 1:42 pm

qatarbabe wrote:I have short hair.

As long as its not like damn damn short. Also, when you go for an interview.. PLEASE.. NO GELLED UP LOOK. it has to look natural but neat.. use hairspray. (our grooming manual states that GELLED UP LOOK is NOT ALLOWED)


Bond is normally for about 2.5 yrs - 3 yrs.


Hey qatarbabe. Thanks thanks for your reply. :)

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Postby qatarbabe » Sat, 24 Mar 2007 4:39 pm

I personally don't have a flawless complexion .. But i guess its all about looking fresh thats all important coz being 33,000 ft up in the air for like 10 hours can kill anyone's "fresh pretty face"

But like i mentioned earlier, things like tattoos and scars isn't advisable and if you do have and its very obvious, try covering up w a concealer or wear a long sleeve shirt. SCARS meaning those really big ones ... not the small pimple scars coz tt is fixable. Tattoos frankly isn't allowed at all but if it cannot be seen after you wear a skirt and a short sleeve blouse, then u shd be fine.

Always bring your CV, Resumes, photocopy and extra copy of your CV and resume .. bring extra photos ... My incident b4 i got hired was that they were not satisfied with my photos that i had submitted and they made me re-do it at some strange place on the spot (I was in KL for the interview then) .. so, be prepared for that ya. Other than that, pop a mint, smile and enjoy your time there.. coz these interviewers have the ability to see who is easily stressed out and tt isn't a good trait. :)

Let me know the outcome!

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Postby komi » Sat, 24 Mar 2007 6:31 pm

im very worried abt tomorrow.. sigh
i think my height is my biggest problem!
dont hv much confidence
previously was booted out from silkair (last interview), emirates (1st interview), JAL (1st interview) all becuz of height

so need to bun hair or just tie for tomorrow interview?
who else going? wanna boost confidence together?

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Postby senzen » Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:04 pm

Hi gals.
I'm goin for the interview tmr as well. Would any of you gals like to meet at Hilton Hotel's entrance and get to know one another's names first b4 we go in for the interview? At least this will make us feel less tense during the interview and will enable us to SMILE more... :D

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confidence boost!

Postby trolleydolly » Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:20 pm

Hey all going for tmw's interview all the best!

senzen that's a splendid idea. could i msn u instead to further confirm meeting?

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Postby senzen » Sun, 25 Mar 2007 12:09 am

Sorry, i'm using my bro's com now so i'm not logged on to msn. But i'll be on his com till late tonight. It'll be great if you can post a reply here again later to confirm meeting?

Sorry for the inconvenience.

By the way, will you be wearing a business suit too? And will you be tying up your hair? I haven't been to airline interviews b4 so i'm unsure.

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Postby xiangzhou_1984 » Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:49 am

Always have a business suit on when you are applying for Middle East airlines. It is the norm. Also, your hair must be tied up. If you can bun it up, even better. Be in your best make up and then the rest is up to you.

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Postby senzen » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 5:20 pm

How was it? Anyone here got thru the whole 2nd interview today?

Hi qatarbabe. Can you tell us what do they usually ask during the final interview? And is it almost like guaranteed we're already selected if we got to the 3rd interview? Cos i'm not a s'porean. Will it affect my chances?

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Postby qatarbabe » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 6:41 pm

hi there!

congrats on getting through to the final round. its all gonna get a lot more exciting from here i'm sure.

Well, the normal questions would be :-

What's your prev. work experiences like and how do you think it will be able to help you as a cabin crew.

Why do you want to be a cabin crew..

What have you heard about Qatar Airways so far? Are you aware of what our Qatar Airways "motto" is ?

Are you prepared to move to Doha. Are you attached? Can you bear living so far away from your family? Minimum 2 yrs (because of the bond)

What do you think is Good Service? Give an example of something you may have done before in your past work experience?

Are you prepared for the fact that at times, you'll have to clean the toilets in the aircraft.. It isn't all that glamorous.

How would you handle an unreasonable passenger?

Are you aware of the safety procedures of any airlines? (eg. no mobile phones, or restrictions on liquids etc) Do you think you have what it takes should an emergency situation happen in flight?


There isn't any really right or wrong answers when it comes to this, but whats more important is how you answer them .. And a word of advice.. try to avoid asking about the pay or the allowances or what the layovers are. They know already that we choose to fly because of the money and the fact that we can travel .. what we want are people who truly believe in Good Service & wish to excel within the company.

Hope this helps to prepare you guys better. :)

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Postby senzen » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 8:11 pm

Omigod! I won't know how to handle an unreasonable passenger. How did you answer yours? And how many would they recruit this time? There's about 21 of us going for the final interview. Would they take us all?

And also, i'd like to know what does the medical report consists of? What are the things they require us to check? They said qatar's is a bit different from other companies is it? Thanks for your patience and advice qatarbabe!

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Postby septemberrr » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:04 pm

hi senzen, r u a male or female? what time was ur 2nd interview tdy?

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Postby qatarbabe » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:33 pm

The medicals are pretty tedious, i can't really remember all of it now but they will give you a list to go get checked at your local GP so not to worries.. there is the basic HIV test and Hep Test.. ermm.. you can start doing your dental check up as well and remember to go get your blood test taken AND keep that card that indicates your blood type group .. When you apply for RP in DOHA, they need a proof of your blood type.

The key to all the answers are ... [b]to listen[/b].. many misunderstandings happen simply bcoz we fail to listen. Many pax just wanna vent their frustrations. They'll yell, be really uptight and a pain but if you're patient enough to listen, 3/4 of your job is done .. but remember .. listening isn't enough, reflecting back to the pax what he has said to reconfirm helps to show the pax that you are truly listening and not just "pretending" .. it also helps you to be more clear of what exactly the problem is .. you may not be able to solve the problem directly but you can help ease the problem .. if a pax is complaining the seat is uncomfy for example and its a full full full flight and he insist on getting 2 seats to himself for example.. what do you do then?

1) find out what is exactly bugging him. Lack of leg space (you could try changing his seats with someone who is sitting at the emergency exit row and who doesn't mind the change most imptly)

2) back ache .(an extra pillow helps or an extra blanket)

3) smelly pax. (a secret trick, open a fresh bag of coffee powder, pour it in a plastic cup and put it secretly under the pax seat.. coffee powder is known to help absorb the smells and mk it smell wonderfully like starbucks)

these things come with experience but it also comes w common sense and basic understanding of the pax.. Logic applies too.. Its something i realise is missing in a lot of the crew these days.. Small things happen and they panic, not realising that it can be easily solved with just the things you have around you. (pax wants ICE COFFEE.. we don't serve it as a regular menu but can it be done? of course!! even irish coffee which is brandy with coffee is possible coz we have it on board..) at the end of the day, it is about making the ride of the pax as smooth as possible and in the process making your lives a lot easier..

hope this helps to steer you guys in the right direction ..

I do not know how many of you guys they will pick but hey..... don't think about that now .. just focus on your interview alright. :)

Good Luck!

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Postby emalf » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:54 pm

great advice for everybody, qatarbabe!

many thanks! :love:

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Postby xiangzhou_1984 » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:10 pm

Wow, you really need to think about it for a bond of 2 years, it's like National Service! If i'm not wrong, the successful applicant must pay for the medical themselves, about $500?

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Postby qatarbabe » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:55 am

Well, i paid for my medicals all on my own.. Make sure its well done ok guys.. coz if they are not satisfied with it, you have to re do it in Doha.. and trust me, thats not fun either.. Remember.. Doha isn't the most advanced place known to man ..

1 fine example: We were all made to do a basic blood test when we first got there and hers gave her Hep B (or A or something) results.. and she was fired and sent home on the spot, even though her own medical results back home showed ALL CLEAR.. and then she re - did it at home and found it ALL CLEAR and had to fight damn hard to get back in. (then, the hospital admitted that it might have been a mix up) .. so yes.. thats how frustrating the system can be.

The BOND is something to think about because if you leave earlier than the stipulated time as of your contract, you need to pay and in the end, you end up going home with nothing. Is it really worth it? And not only that, it leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth about Singaporeans (as it is, we don't exactly leave a good impression when it comes to keeping our mouths shut.. hehehe) ..

I fully understand that many find it really difficult to adapt to Doha, which is why on many occasions, I've put out many warnings. Be prepared. It isn't all that bad as before, but IT IS NOT SINGAPORE. Being demanding doesn't always get you what you want & frankly, neither does whining (i've done both and failed miserably.. haha).. Its a good learning ground i promise you guys that.

Do let me know how the interview went ya.. It's always exciting to hear the news.


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