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Postby cappy2104 » Fri, 13 Jul 2007 3:59 pm

omg thanks deeena, i was so worried abt the public speaking test, cause my fren told me during her time it wasnt really easy to pass thru all the tests.. cause they were really strick back then.... hope this coming SIA interview will be a good one for everyone.. good luck !

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Postby DeeeNah » Fri, 13 Jul 2007 4:05 pm

Don't worry. Good luck for the interviews this sunday :)

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Postby bizarre16 » Sun, 22 Jul 2007 3:32 pm

Hey cappy2104,

This may be too late for you, but just thought I can answer your questions, coming across them. (My first post here~!)

You probably saw the eBrochure from the SIA website.

The recruitment process is quite close to what you read there.

1) First interview
2) Written test
3) Second interview
(Or more. There MAY be a public speaking segment depending on what you're going for)
4) Medical checkups (everything above is cleared already)
5) Admin, offer letter, etc

Yes, your friend is correct.
There is an english essay question in the written test.
It's like General Paper. Open-ended. Argumentative essay. There are 3 topic questions to choose from, and you'll have to write 500 words for it. Followed by a precis (summary) of a long passage.

My advice to prepare for this segment: Read newspapers, ChannelNewsAsia, etc, to be informed about general affairs and keep your english momentum flowing.

The other parts of the exam has maths, inference, abtract questions. Altogether, the process will take a fierce 4.5 hours. (some positions' requirements may skip a section, or add a section)

The interviews are quite straight forward, although it depends on the interviewers. But most likely the standard questions like your qualifications, achievements, interests in SIA, what you can contribute in, etc.

The 2nd interview will be more stressful cuz it's higher management, vice-presidents. But just stay calm and maintain your composure or stand.

Hope this info helps.

It's true, for SIA interview process.
For credibility, I went through all of the above the past 2 months.

I went through the public speaking part too. It was a debating session, where we're given a politically ambiguous topic to talk about.

Not sure which position you're going for, but GOOD LUCK~!! :-)
If you are true to your values until the very end, falsehood cannot exist.

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Postby DeeeNah » Mon, 23 Jul 2007 10:14 am

The public speaking round has been omitted from the recent interview processes :)
Ishi Liu Yu Hao, Rest In Peace my eternal friend.

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Postby bizarre16 » Mon, 23 Jul 2007 10:37 pm

OH. Hmmmm.
You mean for cabin crew?

Just realized cappy2104 was enquiring abt that.
This is embarrassing. Wrong number. :???:

Anyway I went through the speaking round wor, so it's probably not omitted for all positions in SIA...
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Postby DeeeNah » Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:05 am

Yeah I would think she is enquiring about the cabin crew position :)
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Postby kiri87 » Thu, 09 Aug 2007 1:22 pm

hey hi, you mean everyone will be gg thru the english test or maybe selected few will be gg thru the test?

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Postby joyfulpapaya » Fri, 10 Aug 2007 8:44 am

kiri87 wrote:hey hi, you mean everyone will be gg thru the english test or maybe selected few will be gg thru the test?


hi kiri87, only if they ask u to go...


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