glam wrote:hello all.. been reading this forum for quite some time.
may i ask how old are u girls?
i'm 19 this year, just gotten my A lvls result, am considering to go for the interview this coming sunday.. any advice..?
I personally feel that it is best that you can join as early as possible.
1) You will have more "years" to get promoted before you reach the age limits for the various rank.
2)You will still be young if you decide to quit flying.
Considering the fact that majority of the FSS that qualified for promotion to the Leading rank has been flying for 6 years and above. It will take even longer to get to the Chief Stewardess rank, so how old will you be when you have to quit to have a baby or to get a ground job? Most FSS quit on the 5 or 10 year mark. If you are 19yrs old, you will still be only 29 yrs old when you quite on the 10 year but if you join at 25 yrs old you will be either 30 or 35 yrs old. At that age its going to be difficult to start building a career with a good income on ground.
i must agree that joining early has its' pros and cons. Have you ever considered that if one's first job is flying and when he/she decides to stop flying, the only experience they have would be flying. thus, finding jobs would be rather limited. Mostly, would be either PR, Hotel/Travel related industries.
They would still have to start from scratch.
Well, i am 25 this year. i have been trying for SQ since i was in university. I got in only in February's walk in.
Having failed management back then, i personally felt that i was inexperienced. which is why i decided to work first before trying again. moreover, it's to prepare myself mentally for the culture up in the air. service line is never easy to begin with. Especially when you have to face grumpy, jet laggy passengers who treat you like dirt. What about seniors? that is also a hurdle each newbie has to cross.
Should i decide to stop flying 2 or 3 years later, i would still have some work experience beside flying.
Thus, this is also a good time to gain entrepreneurial motivation. Who knows, when i travel around the globe,i might be able to bring in some fresh ideas back home. Start my own business, etc etc...
However, that doesn't mean that i cannot build a career with SQ. it depends on each individual how hard they want to work.
hard work = good returns.
so are you trying to say that those older ones will have no job prospects if we join SQ now?