Aphrokittee - You're most welcomed.aphrokittee wrote:that's some really interesting food for thought. thanks Stu.
As applicants, you may not have that many opportunities to observe the SIA cabin crew. However, I see the SIA cabin crew in action week in/week out on flights. They are a bunch of down to earth people who know what they are there for.......to serve, and to provide a quality service at that.
With good service, good looks is an added bonus, but without good service, good looks means.......................diddly squat.
As implied in Plavt's post, the SIA management knows that customers would prefer to be attended to by an average looking air stewardess who is warm & friendly and who takes care of them vis-a-vis a Miss Universe, drop dead gorgeous, model-like prima donna. Although, certain parts of the interview process resemble that of a beauty contest, but this is definitely not one. Good looks does not quench the thirst of a thirsty passenger.........good service does.
Trust me, the SIA interviewers know what they are looking for (...or rather, what the customers want). They wouldn't have been able to be so successful in what they do for such a long time otherwise.
I noted that you & others will be going for the interview soon? My advice is to be warm, friendly & humble. It is good to speak with confidence but not with arrogance...... a fine line and difficult balancing act that you will need to find for yourself......
For all those applying to be a cabin crew, if you don't make it, just learn from the experience and try again. Everybody is different in this world and there is no point comparing. If you start comparing, you will never find happiness in this life time since there will always be somebody who is better looking or richer or fitter, etc, etc.... Whatever it is, let's not slag off / insult the existing cabin crew, those undergoing training or those who made it to the next round of interviews.......it is a tough job and as what Plavt mentioned in one of his earlier postings, they are constantly in a "tired mode" doing this job...............so the least we can do is to appreciate it.
I wish you all the best!
PS: That will be ten dollars for the "food for thought" and "advice". I believe 12345 still owes me ten bucks for the career counselling I rendered to him earlier.......