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Postby abnegation » Wed, 16 May 2007 1:31 am

12345 wrote:Sorry...but was does AWS stand for???


Annual Wage Supplement. In layman terms, bonus. :)
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Postby SIA Cabin Crew Gal » Wed, 16 May 2007 1:50 am

Only confirmed crew can get the 6 mth BONUS (basic salary only) in Jul! (its official)

As for me, i'd have completed my probation by then so i'll be getting a pro-rated bonus...

still comes up to a substantial amout !

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Postby jencrs » Wed, 16 May 2007 4:09 am

abnegation wrote:
12345 wrote:Sorry...but was does AWS stand for???


Annual Wage Supplement. In layman terms, bonus. :)

Yup, more specifically, what some people call 13th month bonus.

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Postby trevormyboy » Wed, 16 May 2007 3:01 pm

hi
anybody made it to the mngt round?
can share what was the questions like this time round? :roll: :roll:

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Postby babyger » Wed, 16 May 2007 9:13 pm

hey gals, a question bout the employment form for those gg for mgmt inter on the 21st may.

for the portion where it states "Notice period required by yr employer" & "salary expected".. is it referring to notice period n salary expected frm SIA or referring to current/previous jobs ???

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Postby buzzzybeebee » Wed, 16 May 2007 9:33 pm

babyger wrote:hey gals, a question bout the employment form for those gg for mgmt inter on the 21st may.

for the portion where it states "Notice period required by yr employer" & "salary expected".. is it referring to notice period n salary expected frm SIA or referring to current/previous jobs ???


1. The notice period u need to serve at ur current job, eg. how long later can u start work after resigning from ur current company.

2. The salary you're expecting to get in SIA.

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Postby babyger » Wed, 16 May 2007 10:37 pm

buzzzybeebee wrote:
babyger wrote:hey gals, a question bout the employment form for those gg for mgmt inter on the 21st may.

for the portion where it states "Notice period required by yr employer" & "salary expected".. is it referring to notice period n salary expected frm SIA or referring to current/previous jobs ???


1. The notice period u need to serve at ur current job, eg. how long later can u start work after resigning from ur current company.

2. The salary you're expecting to get in SIA.

:wink:


oh so if im currently nt working i jus put Immediate notice will do ya ?
as for the salary do we put the basic salary or 3500 stated in their webby ??

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Postby abnegation » Mon, 21 May 2007 3:15 pm

babyger wrote:oh so if im currently nt working i jus put Immediate notice will do ya ?
as for the salary do we put the basic salary or 3500 stated in their webby ??


Yes for both babyger.
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Postby ntyj » Mon, 21 May 2007 4:57 pm

abnegation wrote:
babyger wrote:oh so if im currently nt working i jus put Immediate notice will do ya ?
as for the salary do we put the basic salary or 3500 stated in their webby ??


Yes for both babyger.


wad i noe is...
if u put immediate notice....ul be the first batch to call when they are arranging a class...
but if u put one mth notice...or above...they den call u accordingly..

i used to put 3 mths cos i thot i needed time to settle down...thereafter i realised its of no point since i wasnt working...so i called to change to immediate notice...
den mary called me shortly aft when there is a slot..

as for salary expectation...anything will do lah...

btw SIA girl..
this is wad i gathered..
our bonus will be given to us pro-rated from the date joined to the financial year end which is 31st mar07....
correct me if im wrong..

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pro-rated bonus

Postby SIA Cabin Crew Gal » Wed, 23 May 2007 5:25 pm

ntyj,

is it confirmed tht finacial yr ends on 31 mar???

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Postby ntyj » Wed, 23 May 2007 11:10 pm

SIA Cabin Crew Gal wrote:ntyj,

is it confirmed tht finacial yr ends on 31 mar???


yups...its usually the case.....and its the case for this =)

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my experience thus far.

Postby shibbybides » Fri, 25 May 2007 6:05 pm

Hey guys, I feel compelled to actually share my experience during the one month long interview process. I hope its not too long la. Orh ya, I am a guy, so I can speak only of the entire interview process minus the kebaya round(duh).

Day One.
Try to be early to beat the que. Even though it says 9 am, try to be there by 830 to ensure that you wont spend hours in the line. Dress appropriately. I see guys in blazers also la.

The whole process started with me lining up where a hr lady scanned through my application form. If they doubt your height, then they do a quick measurement. I was ushered to a ballroom, where I get to watch a screening of some SIA video. I was glued to the screen during the first showing. But after they loop it a couple of the time, I was damn sian liao.
Waiting time approximately 1 and a half hour for me.

First Interview
10candidates to 2interviewers

You will be required to stand up and introduce yourself and answer their question that they pose earlier. Examples of questions would include: Fav food, Tourist place you would bring your foreign friends to and (recently this miss universe pageant contest question) if you are not selected, what would you do. Its easier if you are at the end of the line cause that gives you more time to compose yourself. But you cannot choose la where you will be.

Basically, I just plaster a smile across my face. I feel you don’t have to give a lengthy answer and bore everyone. My friend told me that they are not looking out for your answers but basically how you present yourself and deliver your answer. So don’t think too much. Keep it short and sweet AND SMILE! Yah, just take an effort to dress nicely. Casualty rate is normally 5 to 7 people.

Second Round
Kebaya/ Skin Check Round.
Guys don’t have to do. Yaay!

Third Round
One to One.

I felt slightly intimidated cause I had a fierce lady. But anyhow, I still manage to SMILE. I guess for this round, they really want to make sure that you really really really really really want to join SIA and see how determine you are. So they will generally ask you questions like, since you have a degree why do you want to be a waiter in the sky. Don’t you think it’s a waste of talent. Bla bla bla. So be prepared to sell yourself. Then some role plays of how I would handle customer situation. She scanned through my application and she asked questions regarding my job experiences and education background. Then again, the ever popular question, what is customer service to you. Finally, I was asked to read a passage while she prepares the slip for my water confidence test. I proceeded outside to book my date for my water confidence test.

Fourth Round
Water Confidence Test
My first time to STC. Didn’t know there is normal morning traffic congestion to STC. If you are intending to get there by bus, take 24 or 2 from tanah merah MRT.
I guess this is the easiest of the lot. YOU CANNOT DIE BY JUMPING. I am this freak who is afraid of heights la. There is no way where you will suffer any injury la. So we had a briefing then we proceeded to strip to our trunks. There we had our height and weight taken. We had to jump with the life vest and swim back stroke. The whole process is fast and its very fun. Trust me. After which we had to walk somewhat like 7 meters to the interviewer. Turn around to look for any scars and tattoos. He was like 1 meter away looking. He never even check my hand. (Disclaimer: should be different for girls hor.. must ask the girls) He would ask some casual questions to check on your response. Just appear confidence lor.

Some myths surrounding the water confidence round. In my batch, there were many guys with tattoos. As long as it is not jarring huge and all over your body, it should be fine. There are guys with huge moles and birth marks on the body. But they got through. Body type wise, there are many different body types man. I think its stricter for the girls ba. The casualty rate is very low for this. Those who got the cut were probably because of too many tattoos.

Fifth Round
Management Interview
Its like twilight zone in STC. Everyone is trigger happy here. The energy level is really good. When the hr lady brought us to the room, she was greeted by many enthusiastic trainees(I think) along the corridor. Wah, so its true la that in STC everyone is high on their smile. We had our documents check. Then we were seated in the room with the rest of the other candidates. The atmosphere was quite intense la.

The lady kept harping on the names of our interviewers, so I greeted them by name lor. There were two guys seated on a table. I was made to seat on a chair a meter away from them. Yes, it is told that they are more casual than the initial round 3. BUT make sure you keep your body language in check. Cause typically one interviewer will be doing all the talking while the other would be observing your body language.

I guess like any guai guai Singaporean, here are some of the ten year series questions.

What is customer service to you?
How do you see yourself fit into SIA?
Why do you want to fly with SIA?
Tell me about your family?
What are your hobbies?
What other interest that you have?
Give an example of bad customer service?
What is your weakness?
(come case study of how you would handle certain customer service issues)
Then lastly, do you have any questions for us?

Its very casual I guess, they will put you at ease. Then if you get through, you have to sign two forms. You will be issued a medical appointment letter. Then you go for your medical check up. Very fast one.

The people at the medical place are like the sweetest people on planet earth la. I heard so many bad rumors about them being nasty and making those from sia wait like hell. But mine was over in 15 minutes. The x ray one also. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!

OKie, anyhow, I am very very grateful for those who have helped me in this crazy but exciting journey. Many best of luck to everyone who is going for future interviews.

If all else fails, SMILE

SQ, a great way to FLllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!
Whooo hooo!

Disclaimer: this is just my own personal experience. I know I couldn’t make it without most of the old birds in this forum. But I guess I am heng heng to get through all this. Praise God!

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Postby trevormyboy » Fri, 25 May 2007 10:13 pm

so wat are the answer u give them?

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Postby trevormyboy » Fri, 25 May 2007 10:19 pm

i bought a book cost me 135$ :???:
the title is The Complete Cabin Crew Interview Manual - The ultimate guide to being successful at a Flight Attendant interview.
i hope it will help for this coming interview...

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Postby autumn-reverie » Fri, 25 May 2007 10:36 pm

Congrats shibbybides!
it's really nice of you to write such a comprehensive post on the interview process :D i'm sure those going for the upcoming interview will find it very useful.

i went for the last recruitment (21st April) and have been helped a great deal by so many wonderful people on this forum (thank you so much esp M, Intrinsic Dreamer, Dylla, thinkerbelle, buzzzybeebee!) Like shibbybides, i would like to share my experience and hope it'll help others :)

For the girls, the process is like what shibbybides wrote+ the kebaya round.

During the walk-in interview held at the hotel, there was 3 rounds.

1) Group of Ten
Qn posted to us: What do you plan to do this weekend?
Honestly, i was a little stunned as i was expecting qns like 'why do you want to join SIA'. Don't worry too much abt memorizing what to say as the question can be unexpected like in my case. Just keep smiling and be confident, ultimately, the way you present yourself may be more important that the content of your speech :)

Passing rate for my group: 3/10

2) Kebaya Round
the staff in there measured our height and weight, then we had to pick a kebaya hung on the rack and quickly change into it. There were no sizes on the kebayas so we have to estimate the size and pray it fits (mine was too tight lol). If it really doesn't fit and time permits, quickly find another one. Have to pick a pair of sandles too :)
After that we were told to hold a tray and walk around 10m across the room to another staff then turn and walk to the side too. It'll be good to keep your posture straight and keep smiling :) The lady then asked me whether i had applied for SIA before and the furthest round i got to.

Next, we headed to a beautician at the side. She had 2 big white lamps and asked me to turn to my left, right, back (check the neck area) and stretch out my hands. I was trembling very badly but the beautician was really nice and told me 'Don't worry, you're okie.'
Lastly, we changed out of the kebayas and waited for the results.

Passing rate for my group: 9/10

3) 1 to 1 Interview
My interviewer was a young lady and she was again really nice, kept smiling :) She asked me questions like
- How i got my present job
- Am i willing to give up my studies for SIA
- How long i forsee myself in this job
- Encounters of difficult customers
- My family's reaction to me wanting to join SIA

After that had to read an english passage (mine was about a baggage carousel :D) If successful, the lady will hand you a slip of paper to go outside and choose your date for Water confidence.

Passing rate for my group: Around half

Total time spent at the hotel, from 8.30am to around 2.30pm :)

4) Water-confidence
(mine was 2 weeks after the initial interviews but there are earlier dates)
It's the same as what shibbybides mentioned except no stripping to trunks :P
i really thought i'll get kicked out in this round as i'm afraid to take the jump and i have bad skin especially on my back. but don't be afraid as it's not very high (less than 3m above the water surface) and we have life-vests :D i hesitated before jumping which is bad as your fear will set in but i told myself: 'i'm not going to let myself get kicked out cause i'm afraid to jump!'
Plop! before i knew it i was in the water, it's actually quite fun :D

For the skin check, we had to walk towards a lady, turn round, then walk back to her. She will then check our skin, should be looking out for scars/tattoos. The skin-check was really fast, around 2 min including the walking :)
After that, we showered, changed and waited for the results.

Passing rate for my group: around 22/24

5) Management Interview
The interviewers (1 lady, 1 man) didn't ask me specific questions on SIA, but my group-mate was posed inflight scenerio-based questions. It was like a casual chat and the atmosphere was quite relaxed but don't forget it's still an interview, i got carried away and slipped in a few lahs and lors. :oops:
Questions asked:
1) Whether i got a placing in a uni
2) Whether it was worth giving up my uni education for a job that may not be permanent (heard air-stewardess have a max of 15 yrs), reminding me that it is tough to survive in Sg without a degree.
3) What i consider as a 'bad' customer
4) Whether my family supported my decision

The questions are pretty similar to the 1-1 interview but with senior management personnel so have to be more aware of body language and presentation. For my interview, the man asked most of the questions while the lady seemed to be focusing more on my body language. If i'm not wrong, she was writing notes through the interview. Looking back, i felt that i had not maintained more eye-contact with the lady which is a bad point. I think it'll be good to make an effort not to 'neglect' any of the interviewers :)
After that, had to wait 5min for the results (nerve-wrecking as always lol) If successful, we'll have a letter asking us to do medical check-up at an appointed doctor. We also have to fill in a form on bank account info.

Passing rate for my group: 3/4


i'm currently waiting for my medical results and anything can still happen.. (glup) but no matter the end result, i am really grateful for everyone on this forum whom has helped me. It's been a blessing finding so many like-minded people who have a dream to join SIA. The camaradie is no doubt encouraging! Let's keep this spirit going and i sincerely hope all of us will be able to achieve our dream! :love:

PS: sorry i edited this post a few times, found many grammer/spelling mistakes. If there are others i missed out i'm sorry *blush*
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