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are the interviewers very strict in height?

Postby 156 » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 12:25 am

Hi there!

I hope anyone experienced an interview or if you are an interviewer may answer my doubt:

I am a 23 female. Singapore PR, slim, pleasant looking, well manner, and speak a foreign mother tounge (cantonese). However my height is only 156cm. Do you think the interviewer is very strict about the 2 cm difference in Height?




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Re: are the interviewers very strict in height?

Postby Plavt » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 12:28 am

156 wrote:Hi there!

I hope anyone experienced an interview or if you are an interviewer may answer my doubt:

I am a 23 female. Singapore PR, slim, pleasant looking, well manner, and speak a foreign mother tounge (cantonese). However my height is only 156cm. Do you think the interviewer is very strict about the 2 cm difference in Height?





That difference is most likely going to be very noticeable, however some posters in previous threads claim they were asked to reach a mark on the wall. Fine if they do that but from what I have read lately they will simply measure your height, either way if you are below a certain height your arms simply won't be long enough to reach the overhead lockers.

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Postby 156 » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 12:52 am

thanks alot for the above prompt reply =)

mm..actually i am thinking if I should go for the interview this coming sunday 12th Nov 06 because I have been wanting to join SIA for long. For the overhead lockers, actually whenever I am in the plane, I am always able to reach my hands at the overhead lockers to put my luggage in myself.

1) Is it the 1st thing that they will do to check our heights?
2) Are we supposed to lean on the wall and measure our height?
3) and what are the general questions that will be asked by the interviwers?

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 2:04 am

156,
In the time I have been posting on this forum both as a moderator and before I have seen a good deal of conflicting information about this and other issues.

SIA's website states 158cm for females and as far as I can ascertain from previous posts they check your height several times. I do not disbelieve that you can reach the overhead lockers but the test in which they used the wall mark may have been a temporary measure as they more staff than usual at the time (as seemed to be the case at any rate).

As for the questions asked by the interviewer that is something you really should be able to work out for yourself (that's not intended to be mean they want people who can think for themselves).

Have a think about Tiger Airways, I think their height requirement maybe different.

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Postby toygirl » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 6:22 am

You need to be a certain height - Why ? To do safety checks preflight and postflight if neccessary and help passengers and overhead stowage bins.

Unless you have an arm length to reach 212cm then I am sorry to say you aren't going to be successful. But if you don't mind going and being asked to leave.

I hope perhaps your height fluculates - Morning/afternoon?

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Postby missphish » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 3:22 pm

Hi 156,

I was there during the most recent walk in interview and they have the opportunity to take your height at least twice throughout the whole process.

1st thing they do when you hand in your application. But this seem to be selective as not all applicants were asked to have their height taken. You'll be standing in front of a wall when having your height taken.

The next time they take your height is after you passed the kerbaya test. This is done using an instrument you often see in hospitals/clinics. Dual purpose, can take both height and weight.

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Postby 156 » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 7:56 pm

thanks missphish!

do you know if it's any case airstewardess are shorter than 158cm? I heard from my friend's friend who is 157cm in height, but she still got in.
So I also wanna try my luck.

And what do you advice on the dressing code on that day? casual? formal?

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Postby corines143 » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 10:35 pm

hi 156
how old r you anyway?
i think height is a requirement but dont worry abt it. if you got the looks and you can speak confidently i believe the SIA interviewers will give you a chance. they are quite flexible i can tell nowadays.
what time are you going? i will be going down as well. i think i will try to go early and finish it off early as well.
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Postby toygirl » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 1:05 pm

It is an aviation requirement depending on the region for the height issue. The carrier will have issue with airline safety authorities if it accepts candidates who do not fit the height requirement.

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Postby shrapnel » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 1:30 pm

dear all,
as far as i am concerned,SIA is kinda particular in height.one of my friend (sporean)..she has all the criteria being a wonderful air stewardess-pretty,elegant,smart,presentable but yet she failed during the water-confi test when the panel measured her height again.
she was indeed lucky to pass try the 1st day of her interview with me though her height was being measured several times.
unfortunately,she cant make it tru the 4th round...so sad

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Postby 156 » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 2:31 pm

shrapnel wrote:dear all,
as far as i am concerned,SIA is kinda particular in height.one of my friend (sporean)..she has all the criteria being a wonderful air stewardess-pretty,elegant,smart,presentable but yet she failed during the water-confi test when the panel measured her height again.
she was indeed lucky to pass try the 1st day of her interview with me though her height was being measured several times.
unfortunately,she cant make it tru the 4th round...so sad



ohhh.......
That's a very sad case...but i am sure she has gained a great experience thou..! btw...can i know how tall is she that make them failed her? i want to know if 1 or 2 cm difference is a big matters to SIA..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 5:44 pm

As I posted a while back regarding height - you will be anywhere from 1 to 3 cm taller when you wake up in the morning than you will be at 6 pm in the evening. The biggest height loss is by 11 am in the morning. So if you have your initial interviews early you may be okay but eventually with 4 or 5 rounds you won't always be lucky. I am sure that the interviewers are also aware of the height shrinkages as well - they are professionals.

That said, it looks like you need to get off your butts and do some exercising for permanent height increases........

Oh, by the way, for Plavt and please accept my apologies to Donno/Matt10 & I believe Shazni as well. It appears that if you are still young enough (still in the vertical growing phase) it is possible to stimulate vertical growth by both jumping and playing basketball. Old dogs can learn new tricks if they do enough reading...... :oops:

25/01/2006
New Zealand Fitness Magazine
By Dr Igor Borisov

Did you know that people on Earth have an average height of 165cm for men and 154cm for women? Generally, this is a loose concept, as we usually say that someone is of tall, average or short stature.

But as whole, the height of adults is normally in the range of 155cm to 190cm. Such fluctuations depend on heredity, nutrition, climate, place of residence (town or village), state of health, physical surroundings, social environment, and so on.

However, why is it that some people grow quickly, others grow slowly and some do not grow at all? The reason is that increases in height depend on the level of appropriate hormones within the body promoting the growth of all body-parameters and primarily, increases in skeletal height.

To ensure adequate growth of bone tissue it is necessary to maintain a certain level of several hormones, including somatotropic hormone (the main growth hormone), thyroxine, testosterone and androgen in the blood. In fact, growth of the human skeleton ceases between the ages of 17 and 19 years, but sometimes as late as 20 to 22 years of age. However, what should children, teenagers and young people of average height do if they want to be taller? A desire for a strong, sporty appearance is certainly alluring to the younger generation. But how can this goal be achieved?

It has been found that sport and fitness stimulate hormonal action in the human body. That is, 1.5 to two hours of average intensity physical exercise can increase the level of growth hormone in the blood by almost three times the normal level. This hormonal action does not cease even during sleep. Is it any wonder then that children and young people who play sport grow faster?

The most effective methods include stretching exercises, which one may perform sitting, standing, lying or hanging on a horizontal bar and / or ladder bars, and using firm rubber straps. Various high jumps and swimming activity are also effective.

It is well known that height can change during a day. In the morning a person is taller than in the evening by 1cm to 3cm. This is related to the length of the spine because the spine has some physiological bends. The difference between its length and height can be very significant. Therefore, a young man could increase his own height by 3cm to 5cm in 45 to 60 minutes. How?

It is easy with the assistance of massage, thermal procedures (eg sauna) and physical exercises. These activities relax the muscles controlling the physiological bends as well as toning and stretching them. However, the increase in spine height is temporary lasting just a few minutes.

In order to attain more stable results it is necessary to regularly perform the following physical exercises:
• Light running (as a warm-up) for five to six minutes.
• Stretching and relaxing exercises for 20 minutes including inclines, swings, bridges, semi-splits and splits.
• Hanging from a horizontal bar or from ladder bars, firstly without, and then with 5kg to 10kg weights tied to the legs (one or two repetitions respectively for 15 to 20 seconds each).
• Hanging from a horizontal bar upside-down without and with the same weight (one or two repetitions respectively for 10 - 15 seconds each). To prevent an accident, a supporting partner should be in attendance.
• Vertical jumps of approximately 60 repetitions, divided into six sets of 10 repetitions. The aim is to touch the basketball hoop or backboard, or any other objects and perform two sets of jumps with both feet. The pause between jumps in each repetition should be six to 10 seconds. After a rest of four to five minutes complete another two sets on one foot. Every jump should be performed with maximum effort. Also, one should aim to gradually increase the number of repetitions during subsequent jumps in each set, and increase the number of sets as well. It should be noted that jumping is the most effective stimulator of active zones, responsible for the growth of bones.
• Basketball training (two times a week) with emphasis on jumping in the defense zone.
• Swimming (two to three times a week) with emphasis on stretching hands and legs whilst performing breast-stroke.

This programme can help many young people. For example, one teenager, Rustam Akhmetov, from Ukraine increased his height from 164cm up to 187cm. He trained as a high jumper and stopped growing at 14. Despite everything he could not add even one centimeter to his height during this time. Finally, he became not only taller, but also a very good jumper reaching his personal record of 224cm. Of course, this is a humble achievement compared to the striking results obtained today.

Along-side this physical training should also be psychological training and good nutrition as these are also important components for height extension. Furthermore, weight training is undesirable for anyone who is trying to increase his or her height. Otherwise, any sporting activity that is performed three to four times a week can help improve the height of a person. But, special exercises (one to two sessions a day for 15 to 20 minutes each) are not an obstacle for increasing human height.

It is well known that the height of adults depends on their heredity. Parents can predict the height of their child immediately after his / her birth to within a few centimeters. Predictions are more likely if both parents are nearly equal in height themselves. One may use the following formulae:

Predicting height:

Hb = [(Hm + 12cm) + Hf] divided by 2
Hg = [(Hf 12cm) + Hm] divided by 2

Hb = height of boys, in cm
Hg = height of girls, in cm
Hm = height of mother, in cm
Hf = height of father, in cm

Generally speaking, attempting to increase your height should not be an individual decision. Parents, coaches, PE teachers and family doctors should all be jointly involved in developing solutions when young people want to increase their height.

From NZ Fitness Magazine December/January 06 issue.


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Postby Plavt » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 7:24 pm

Personally Sms I find such things dubious to say the least, you may find it hard to credit but there are qualified doctors who spout off all sorts of nonsense.

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Postby missphish » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 11:14 am

156 wrote:thanks missphish!

do you know if it's any case airstewardess are shorter than 158cm? I heard from my friend's friend who is 157cm in height, but she still got in.
So I also wanna try my luck.

Yup.. i know someone who's 157.5cm, one was 156cm during medical but 158cm during the rest of the rounds. Honestly, i think they are and have to be particular about height cos of work requirements.. BUT why not just go and give it a try. No harm right?? Don't regret it later..

And what do you advice on the dressing code on that day? casual? formal?

I wore semi-formal, top with black pants n heels. Definitely not casual.. There are cases where ppl have gotten in when they were wearing denim skirts but just be on the safe side and respect the interviewers more, wear formal..or at least semi-formal. More importantly, it should be something you feel comfortable wearing. My 2-cents worth. =)

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What to wear for SIA Interview??

Postby corines143 » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 12:49 pm

hi there

i see taht some wore skirts, jeans, pants. so what is the actual attire?
can i just wear something that makes me feel confident and slim ?
cos i dont think wearing skirt makes me feel slim at all. i am more into wearing black pants and a white blouse with heels. Do you think it is acceptable?

pls advise!!!
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