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Postby momoko » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 2:12 pm

how was it? did they tell the results on the same day ?

sad, i missed the interview. wonder when will be the next recruitment...
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Postby littlephoenix » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 3:44 pm

Anyone know when they will start calling?

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Postby queencess_ying » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 3:47 pm

I have just went through mine earlier..got all nervous and started stumbling on words..
anyway, the staff there are real friendly..
you will not know your results..they say that u will be informed by 9 April if you were to get in..if not they will not contact you...
now it's waiting time..
all the best to the rest... :wink:

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Postby Dru » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 6:59 pm

yoohoo... went for my interview...
Ya... staff were very friendly..
Interviewer very friendly too...

The chinese article reading was ok.. quite easy..
Its the translation part thats kinda hard... but manage to produce the translation anyway.. with a lil stumbling n pausing.. heehee can't help laughing at myself..

The interview revealed that the 2nd n 3rd round interview would conducted within 2 weeks from 16th / 19th.. apr ( can't remember exact date .../0 :lol: ) appts can't be changed for the 2nd rd interview cos its a grp interview. Exact details of interview would be advised by recruitment staff, and to wait for the call.

before the interview ends, she encouraged that IF i do not receive the call, dun be disheartened to try again next time... but i joked that BA hardly conducts interviews... she smiled n said that that's bcos BA is a very good company, even she's happy there n they only hire when they need staff...

Overall, its a pleasant experience... now... its waiting time again... :wink:
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Postby whitepetals » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 7:18 pm

haha, back from today's interview as well.

the process is very fast, and i agree with mahalo21 that they're really judging you when you walk into e room and stuff, my interviewer was like chatting with me a lil before we proceeded to the passage reading and translation.

passage reading is fine, didn't know 2 words.

translation was quite tough, and i screwed up quite badly i think... my most fatal mistake was i translated north to "nan 南“ when its supposed to be "北 bei"... haha!

doubt i'll get the call already... she did tell me yup, by 9th april they'll call cos they're holding 2nd round of interviews between 14-16april... :) nevertheless i still found the interview rather good, the interviewer was very friendly... =)

are they still conducting interviews tmr??

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Postby C_Star » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 7:41 pm

Ha ha same problem with the direction haiz.... hope we can still cleared this round. Was told that today is the last day for first round of interview.

whitepetals wrote:haha, back from today's interview as well.

the process is very fast, and i agree with mahalo21 that they're really judging you when you walk into e room and stuff, my interviewer was like chatting with me a lil before we proceeded to the passage reading and translation.

passage reading is fine, didn't know 2 words.

translation was quite tough, and i screwed up quite badly i think... my most fatal mistake was i translated north to "nan 南“ when its supposed to be "北 bei"... haha!

doubt i'll get the call already... she did tell me yup, by 9th april they'll call cos they're holding 2nd round of interviews between 14-16april... :) nevertheless i still found the interview rather good, the interviewer was very friendly... =)

are they still conducting interviews tmr??

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Postby snowss » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 8:51 pm

i went for the interview yesterday....was quite tough if ur chinese is not good :(

there are 2 stages:

1st stage: Was asked to read a chinese passage.
2nd stage: An announcement in English was read out to me and i am supposed to translate it to mandarin.

It goes:
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The plane is about to depart. Please kindly take note that usage of mobile phones is not allowed at all times. If you are wearing any headset, please kindly remove them. You may find our in-flight magazines at the seat pocket .Kindly fasten ur seat belt before departure and please be reminded that smoking is prohibited. Thank you.


So how...anyone kindly translate for me :)
(=^_^=)

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Postby whitepetals » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 9:15 pm

woah..

i was looking at it and trying to translate.. quite tough.

i skipped one line, which is "this is captain smith.." how to translate that?!

and my biggest problem was this line.

we will be flying north across the indian ocean towards the middle east via the black sea into europe.

SO LONG!!

haha! i kinda stumbled and er a bit here and there. i apologized to my interviewer after that and she was like "it's okay, you don't have to apologize".. haha! guess im so gone for this interview! not expecting anything, but it was a really good and fun experience. BA crew are really friendly people! :)

good luck everyone~!

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Postby reticent_aura » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 9:39 pm

yes they're really very nice people! ^^ Best of luck everyone. =))

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Postby sweetcheeks » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:30 pm

Oh my..White petals, your translation passage sounds really difficult! I myself can't fully translate that line. I hope there's no more translation to be done in the next round!

Yes, i gotta agree that the BA Crew are all really friendly with ready smiles as though we are their valued passengers on board. :D

In the meantime, let's keep our fingers crossed and keep our hopes high as we wait for the highly anticipated call on 9th Apr. If only I could expedite the whole process! Good luck everyone! :D

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Postby whitepetals » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:33 pm

haha, actually i don't hope for anything, cos i realized i translated manchester wrongly! haha! so embarrassing...

but, i guess working for BA should be a really good experience.. ppl there seem to be very happy :D

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Postby Gwennie » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:11 pm

Hi all, juz came back from the interview too. I realised that the BA ppl not only looking at you, i think my interviewer was looking at my face searching for my imperfection(my old pimple scars).

The passage reading part was not so difficult. The translation part is a killer. Can anyone translate 'lasagne' for me?? I think i took a very long time to do the translation part. Then i realise i missed reading a sentence. The lady told me that the next round of interview will take 4 hrs!! I wonder what are they going to grill us on. And we will know the result of the 2nd round on the spot whether we can make it to the 3rd round or not. Anyway just hope to be able to get over this round 1st. I wish everyone good luck!!!!

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Postby lindyhoppe » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:19 pm

whitepetals wrote:woah..

i was looking at it and trying to translate.. quite tough.

i skipped one line, which is "this is captain smith.." how to translate that?!

and my biggest problem was this line.

we will be flying north across the indian ocean towards the middle east via the black sea into europe.

SO LONG!!



Haha... you're funny. Erm, "wo shi shi mi shi ji zhang" for "this is captain smith"? Assuming Smith is addressing the pax in mandarin... haha

Black sea = hei hai? Cheem ah.. looks like gotta read up the geographical locations in Chinese so as to not make a fool of oneself.. hehe. I can imagine how they, or even myself might break into laughter if i hear ridiculous translations.. hehe.

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:25 pm

Gwennie wrote: I wonder what are they going to grill us on.


An open fire probably, tis a a practice us English established in days of yore 
when we tried Roasting Joan of Arch and without Worcester sauce. :o :P :lol: :lol:

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Postby sweetcheeks » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:27 pm

Whitepetals, I believe BA is better than SIA. My frens in SIA are very unhappy and want to leave after taking their bonus. One of them shared with me that it's someone's last flight on every flight he's on!

Gwennie, I believe we have the same passage for translation. I also couldn't translate lasagne! Can't rem how to spell it too! Ya, 4hrs.. have to take leave again. Cannot change timing also.


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