Hi guys and babes,
i went for the 24th feb interview and stumbled upon this forum about 4 days before my mgmt round which was scheduled several days later. It's helped me greatly, and i just wanna do my part and contribute back.
This post is for the benefit of the cluless like me who didn't/ don't know that more info on mgmt round can be found on page 980. Anyway here's my experience, it's kinda similar to everyone else's, though i think they tend to tailor questions according to what u r doing/working as etc:
1st round, group interview- introduce yourself and why u wanna join sia as a flight stewardess. Try to speak up more here, as u r talking about yourself, and you know yourself best. The first person tends to set the tone and pace so do be wary if he/she says only one or two lines, do not follow her/him! Do not be afraid to say more more more.. Generally it's safe to say that u enjoy customer service and quote relevant experience if any.
My group's passing rate was about 8/10. First speaker was wonderful.
2nd round, kebaya test- AH! Before u can try on kebaya, must take height and weight. HENCE, DO NOT CHEAT YOUR WEIGHT ON THE APPLICATION FORM! As long as u look healthy, weight doesn't matter right? Rather than cheat and it be seen as lacking integrity, please don't jeopardise your chances babes =) Try to grab a set from someone who's done with hers and is about your size. When walking, stand tall and smile, just walk normally, not too clumsily though u may be nervous.
After kebaya test, i was asked to go to the two huge spotlights. Few ppl were asked to go though, not sure why. Person checked my wrists and checked my skin, ask me tilt my head left right left right several times which i don't understand why cos i don't have any blemishes or scars. Still, no harm smiling at her.
Passing rate- damn low, only about 2/10 for my group of 10 (including me)
3rd round, 1-1 interview-> My interviewer was kinda stern. Pay attention to what she asks. My questions were-
1) U have a degree, what would your parents say to you joining as cabin crew? We have a lot of cases where uni grads apply for the job then turn us down ultimately. Do they know u r here today?
Ans: (well, honesty is the best policy) Frankly, my parents do not know im here today. I anticipate initial resistance hence I've decided to try out first and see if i make the cut anyway, before deciding if i have to/ it's worth telling them as it will need lots of persuasion. Generally, my parents are very supportive of everything i do, and i do not foresee any difficulties regarding this issue-->(though not entirely true, u have to give interviewer confidence that u will not pang seh them). Regarding why i want to join, it's been my dream since i was 12, which is almost a good ten years back. Now that I'm older, my dream has become closer to reality and im eager to pursue it now and accomplish one of my goals in life.
2) How long do u plan to stay with us? I'm sure u can get better jobs with higher pay.
Ans: I will stay on as long as SIA would employ me and as long as we are happy with each other. This job is like no other and since it's been my childhood dream, the pay is really secondary.
3) Where do u see yourself five years down the road?
Ans: (this must be some trick question, i just told her i would stay as long as sia would hire me, else she wasn't paying attention) Hopefully, with due diligence, a leading stewardess, and also still looking forward to turn up for work everyday
4) some questions about family, what they do
5) read passage. doubt she was listening
No scenario questions for me for 1-1 round.
4th round, management interview ( 29th feb cos they didn't have time to interview on 24th). HENCE, DO GO AT 9am SHARP ON WALK-IN INTERVIEW DAY TO BEAT THE QUEUE. We're singaporeans right? kiasu a bit, it will save u a lot of waiting time.
Anyway, this was the interview with the weirdest questions. MGMT:
Q1) Tell us more about yourself.
Ans: intro + mention why u applied for the job
Q2) Again, they asked why i am keen on the job, since i have a degree, how long i would stay, whether my parents know, what my parents would say.
ANs: Just told them the same thing. Parents r supportive. One of them laughed when i said my parents dunno, and kidded that i wasn't really lying cos my parents didn't explicitly ask me if im gg sia interview and i didn't say "no" in their face, which would have considered real lying.
They asked how i would persuade them, what i would do if they don't let me join. I said it's quite unlikely but if it does happen i ll rope in my bro's help cos they listen to my bro cos he's older, his words have more weight blah blah esp since they tend to think i don't know what im getting into cos im the youngest and blah. They seemed satisfied.
Q3) Do u get gastric pains or stomach disorders if u don't eat regular meals? Ans: no, i never eat regular meals, and haven been for several years now. Sometimes lessons span across lunchtime and i barely get a bite. Dinner is at 9pm some days and 5pm some days, not a prob for me.
Q4) What type of food do u normally eat?
Ans: (huh.) Noodles?
Q: cup noodles?
Ans: NOOO, noodles from the mixed rice stall, plus my favourite vegetables. (They looked pleased. i wasn't lying abt this one though)
Q5) How domesticated are you? (shock to me)
Ans: help my mom iron one week's worth of clothes every saturday, sweep and mop every week, wash toilet, dishes every night.
Q6) Asked whether i'm prepared to face the risk of heightened avaition risk.
Ans: yes it would be part of my job. I'm applying for this position well aware of the risks. With widespread terrorism, it's not just the aviation industry at risk but also all other walks of life, but it doesn't mean that we should succumb to such possibilities and let fear overwhelm us since dangers exist e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.
Q6) Sorry friends, mgmt interview was quite relaxing, can't rem what else they asked. However, still no scenario questions this round.
Passed, went medical straight after that (29th feb). ( Do not park at stupid paragon, i almost shot through the roof when the machine gulped $9 outta my cashcard for a mere 2+ hours.)
Try to stand comfortably at the x-ray station though the radiologist might contort u in a w-e-i-r-d pose. I thought my spine might have formed a super curvy C man.
Surprisingly, passed medical. Got a call today morning ( 7 Mar), exactly a week after the medical. I had put 3 months for my notice period though. They asked me if i could start mid-may, earlier than i had planned.
They will send u a letter ah?? How long later will u receive it? I have to collect it before my parents do!
Thanks all folks, hope my experience may be of some help, good luck for those trying on 16th =)