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Postby RaMz » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 12:28 am

they are all nice people indeed, but you never know when they would want to send you back for god knows what reason. if you think you passed the WCT or kebaya thinking you've got good body, you might just fail the management due to bad figure/overweight/underweight.

was told that this happens because of different interviewers apply different standards when it comes to judging. the one who ends up apologising on their behalf is HR personnels. haha..anyways no worries, i'm not trying to frighten anyone at all. my main intention here is to say that please, please be pleasant at all times.

and go with a clear mind, without any other assumptions in mind. you will prevail in the end, somehow. 8-) :king:

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Postby calvink » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 2:20 am

Anyone whos going for the interview as well on that day itself?

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Postby RexEupho » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 3:20 am

Hey guys! thanx for all the replies.. i guess i might give this chance a miss for now.. i'm planning to lose weight first before trying out.. it'll be quite embarassing if i'm the big size one there while the rest are all fit and slim.. so yeah.. maybe the next round of intake i might give it a try again, provided i manage to lose some weight.. heheh..

to those goin, do let me noe wat it was like, so that i can fully prepare myself for the next intake.. and good luck!

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Postby calvink » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 12:49 pm

Walk in interviews are alwiz crazy....tons of ppl...especially female.....lining up all the way down to the main entrance.....Just like idol singing competition...lol....

Are all pre-selection (intro, 1-1, wct) done by the HR personnel only cause i saw some experienced cabin staff are the interviewer themself sometimes.....

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Postby bLiSs-LiCioUs » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 2:19 pm

RexEupho wrote:Hey guys! thanx for all the replies.. i guess i might give this chance a miss for now.. i'm planning to lose weight first before trying out.. it'll be quite embarassing if i'm the big size one there while the rest are all fit and slim.. so yeah.. maybe the next round of intake i might give it a try again, provided i manage to lose some weight.. heheh..

to those goin, do let me noe wat it was like, so that i can fully prepare myself for the next intake.. and good luck!


come mon... just go give it a try... u won't know how it'll go... just go to gain exposure and experience first... if you dont get in, you will have a rough idea of how is it gotta be... btw, im big size too... :D

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Postby iamjia » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 5:45 pm

need some advise from experience ones...
on the 15,do we need to bring a seperate resume or the application form will do? any need for cv?

11 more days 8-)
cant wait for the day!!!
good luck & work hard towards that day :love:

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Postby dOvee » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 5:48 pm

iamjia wrote:need some advise from experience ones...
on the 15,do we need to bring a seperate resume or the application form will do? any need for cv?

11 more days 8-)
cant wait for the day!!!
good luck & work hard towards that day :love:


first round only nid application form...

i tink they shldnt nid ur cv in e subsequent rounds if they gt ur application letter alrdy? :D helppppppp...! i cant help but hoping desperately tt i can be flying soon :???:

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Postby DeeeNah » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 5:54 pm

I was never asked to produce my CV at any of the rounds that I attended. So I would assume they will refer to your previous working experience from your application form.

Also, when you go through to the management round, you would need to fill up a similar application form. So do remember to keep the information (especially working experience) between both forms consistent.

Good luck!

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Postby ang3lic » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 11:35 pm

They would be using your 1st application form that you fill in on the 1st day of your interview process during the mgmt round itself.

I found out cause both my forms were different, and I realised they were questioning me on my 1st application form. =P

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Postby RexEupho » Thu, 05 Jul 2007 12:40 am

bLiSs-LiCioUs wrote:
RexEupho wrote:Hey guys! thanx for all the replies.. i guess i might give this chance a miss for now.. i'm planning to lose weight first before trying out.. it'll be quite embarassing if i'm the big size one there while the rest are all fit and slim.. so yeah.. maybe the next round of intake i might give it a try again, provided i manage to lose some weight.. heheh..

to those goin, do let me noe wat it was like, so that i can fully prepare myself for the next intake.. and good luck!


come mon... just go give it a try... u won't know how it'll go... just go to gain exposure and experience first... if you dont get in, you will have a rough idea of how is it gotta be... btw, im big size too... :D



Are u going for it? Hmm.. i'm really not too sure..
Anyway some questions to ask..

1) Do we need to wear formal attire for the walk-in interview? as in for guys, long sleeves and tie?

2) What are my chances if i wear glasses? how about contact lenses?

3) Can i go there with a goatee? Should i go for a haircut to keep my hair short? or can i have long hair? (of course i'm no talking abt ponytail here.. ) :P

4) Wat are the questions they are likely to ask?

5) Do i need work experience? As i am fresh from NS.. :P

6) What are they expecting from me? as in, what should i portray myself as?

7) If the girls have kebaya round, what do the guys have?

Ok, i know, i asked a lot of questions.. coz i'm really in a 50/50 feeling abt going for this walk-in..

Thanx in advance!

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Postby ang3lic » Thu, 05 Jul 2007 1:32 am

Hmmm I'm not too sure but here's my personal take:

1) Do we need to wear formal attire for the walk-in interview? as in for guys, long sleeves and tie?

I see ALL the guys during my walk-in interview wearing formal attire, and it is best to wear formal because it shows them you are serious about wanting the job. And yes, they wore ties with their long sleeves.

2) What are my chances if i wear glasses? how about contact lenses?

Both are okay. I see people passing even in spects. As long as you look presentable, it's all gonna be fine.

3) Can i go there with a goatee? Should i go for a haircut to keep my hair short? or can i have long hair? (of course i'm no talking abt ponytail here.. ) :P

I personally feel goatee is a lil messy, yet as long as you look neat overall, it should be ok too. Neat and tidy is the key for a good impression. U want to be able to stand out amongst 9 other job applicants during your 1st rd. :)

4) Wat are the questions they are likely to ask?

1st rd.. they asked my entire grp "give us a little brief intro abt urselves, what you are currently doing, and why you want to join SIA?" Same question to all 10 people.. that's y u got to stand out frm amongst the other 9, and of course for the right reasons. :P

5) Do i need work experience? As i am fresh from NS.. :P

No need. I was fresh out from Poly too, with no FT work experiences under my belt. I didn't even list any PT jobs under the "past work experiences". Haha.. And they didn't qns me abt my work exp until the final mgmt rd.

6) What are they expecting from me? as in, what should i portray myself as?

Confident, passionate abt the work, pleasant personality and neat looks?? (Most ppl applying are all beautiful people.. so don't just only depend on your gd looks)

7) If the girls have kebaya round, what do the guys have?

If i'm not wrong, there's nth for u guys to do? This will have to be confirmed by another male pass-applicant. Hee.


Good luck on your walk-in. No harm trying.. because *touch wood* if you don't get in this time, you can try again the next time and treat this rd as gaining VALUABLE experience. (U'll be less nervous, more wiser & better prepared the next time rd)

Look @ it positively! And take some sweets to calm your nerves down in case too.. :D

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Postby Dylla » Thu, 05 Jul 2007 8:45 am

JadeiteJade wrote:
ang3lic wrote:I've seen a Malay girl being rejected during the Water Confidence Test because apparently, the HR personnel told her she needed to lose some weight. And she was on the plump side.. Yet I am not slim either, with meat and all, so just nice for your height would do?

I've heard of Malays working in SIA. As long as your family approve, and you don't care about the stereotyping of being muslim, I'm sure it's ok. Of cause, you have to be prepared for staunch Muslims to question your decision.

And swimming.. they'll give you a safely life vest when you go for the water confidence test. So long as you don't panic in the pool, I think u'll do fine. :wink:



just a thought...the malay girl should have pass the kebaya round b4 going to the WCT right?if she looks good in the kebaya...seriously i don think she should be rejected...but then again...SIA can do whatever they want.Basically,if they dont like you...they can always find all sorts of excuses...haiz :?


A word of advice to those "plump-sized" ppl...Better to lose lots of weight b4 trying out for SQ..Dont waste ur time trying out and half-way got rejected ..Esp when u got a HR person who just
find all sorts of excuses to eliminate you....(though u tried to be pleasant at all times).

i'm not trying to discouraged those plump ppl to try..but this was just based on my experience.SIA do not accept PLUMP girls...They are more into thin ppl, even if they do not have the curves wearing Kebaya...

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Postby wawaa » Thu, 05 Jul 2007 9:45 am

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wawaa wrote:Hi all!

a word of advice to those goin this 15th july walk-in. From my experience whenever the walk-in is opened to both steward & stewardesses, usually the crowd is extremely huge, expect around 2000 walk-ins for tat day and as well as several hrs of waiting time. My longest wait was 5hrs during a walk-in at Marina Mandarin lat yr. Since the crowd was too overwhelming, they stopped ppl from coming at 10am onwards n told them to come back the next day since it was over 2 days. I was v.lucky coz I was just in time, imagine standing over 5hrs just to go for my first round lucky enuff I was on flats. So pls do come very2 early at least 8.30am if u wana avoid any problems.

On the other hand, my latest experiece at the recent walk-in on 3rd June, I was pretty surprise! Came really2 very late around 11.30am knowing tat 12pm was their closing. I spent a total of 2.5hrs for all 3 rounds
(group, kebaya, 1-1 intv) and surprisingly from the usual there wasnt any big crowd. Guess its becoz the walk-in was only meant for stewardess thats y everytin went pretty fast n smooth!

Good luck again to all goin!!


can share wit us, wad did u improve on tt u got in? :D i oso wanna learn


Hi Dovee,

I guess all the experience comes in handy. Since I've went for more than 8 times along with 1 Emirates walk-in , it has helped me to improve in terms of presenting myself, confidence level n wat to expect. I really strongly advise to those who failed n failed again, never give up take it as a learning experience n Im confident one day u'll get tru!

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Postby wawaa » Thu, 05 Jul 2007 9:55 am

ang3lic wrote:A word of advice to those "plump-sized" ppl...Better to lose lots of weight b4 trying out for SQ..Dont waste ur time trying out and half-way got rejected ..Esp when u got a HR person who just
find all sorts of excuses to eliminate you....(though u tried to be pleasant at all times).

i'm not trying to discouraged those plump ppl to try..but this was just based on my experience.SIA do not accept PLUMP girls...They are more into thin ppl, even if they do not have the curves wearing Kebaya...


Hi ang3lic,

I haf to not agree wit you on "They are more into thin ppl, even if they do not have the curves wearing Kebaya..."

Its always good to be not too thin or overweight coz frm my experience those who r too thin were booted out. You gotta be proportionate and look acceptable in those kebaya. During the first round when they select u, they're not based on physical aspect, they will only start kickin out on physical flaws as u go further in. SOme even made it tru durin the kebaya round but in the end the management ppl will decide ur fate. Thus its alright to be plump or thin but not too plump nor thin.

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Postby iamjia » Thu, 05 Jul 2007 1:19 pm

dear dovee,deenah & ang3lic,
thanks for the advise :girl:

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