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Postby Plavt » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 3:16 am

jetset wrote:I just realized that the moderator have deleted close to half of the pages in this thread :o



:shock: No I didn't, how dare you make false accusations. [-X :P :lol:

I edited some of the posts because quite they were ridiculous the amount of quotes that were used. Please remember there are over 50,000 users and that number is growing all the time using up disk space. Think of it like your wardrobe full of Gucci (or whatever there called) bags. :P

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 3:22 am

jetset wrote:
I've a question, if they were to ask:

Q. What negative things have you heard about SIA.

What should be the answer?


This, if asked might be a bit of trick question; most interviewers want to hear positive feedback about the company they work for. I don't know if you will understand this but it might be a way of seeing how much you are likely to put up with. For example; somebody who is cabin crew tells you they are always tired think how you would deal with it rather than show disdain.

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Postby sherrielynn » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 9:18 am

Allthatjazz - There were girls that were very slim and when I meant slim, they are literally in bones. Sadly, they didn't quite get to anywhere. I'm not saying that SIA don't hire boney girls, but imagine if you are really that boney, will they think you can carry heavy briefcases, LVs, PRADAs & GUCCIs ?

As for myself, I ain't towards the boney side, but neither am I very plump. If you think you're too boney/plump you can always excerise/eat more. And should the interviewer thinks your BMI is too low/too high and questions you, tell them the truth that you've been excericising/putting on weight.

As for the kebaya, while trying i remember myself telling to the fellow wannabes " eh, anyone has little kids ? They can fit into these ( size S & M ) ! "

jlayl - the difference is during your 1 to 1, it is just a lady ( or 2 ) who is interviewing you. They are just in the panel of judges that SIA have. But for the management round, it is 1. Spokesman for SIA , 2. VP of cabin crew services. Both will be asking you questions about yourself based on the resume you sent, and how did you performed in your previous rounds.

I recalled myself saying that i'm nervous during my 1 to 1 interview and during my management round, the 1st thing they asked me was ,
"so sherrie, are you still feeling nervous today ?" :shock:

Butterfly - Dont worry, during my kebaya we had plenty of skirts, its the top we had trouble finding. And a very realistic question, have you seen SIA girls that has obvious scars ? I doubt so. If they do, they covered up really well. So if you do, i do suggest you to cover it as flawless as possible. :)
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Postby sherrielynn » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 9:30 am

Here are some tips that I've ripped off from a web site.
I sincerely hope they are of some use because after reading thru, I've a rough idea of what to wear/makeup.

If you're really lost for ideas ( for makeup ), I suggest you to take a look at youtube. Search for people like "amyb" and "ricolovesmac". These 2 ladies gives you step by step guides to makeup. :D

Hair
- Wash and dry your hair the night before the interview. By getting that out of the way, you'll save time the day of the big event.
- If your hair is long, consider pulling it back in a ponytail. This way, you won't be tempted to absentmindedly fiddle with it.
- Even if you don't use hair spray every day, a light dusting of it will keep flyaways at bay.
- Skip the flashy hair accessories.
- Keep your hair out of your face at all costs. Long bangs falling into your eyes are sexy for a date, but they won't project a professional image. If you need to get them out of your face, using a simple barrette or bobby pin is a fine solution.

Makeup
- Give yourself extra time. If you take five minutes to get ready in the morning, allow yourself 15. Trust me, weird things pop up, so it's better to build in some wiggle room.
- For your face, you probably won't need much more than concealer and loose powder. If you have blemishes or uneven skin tone, by all means, use a foundation! But if you don't need much coverage, just skip it.
The night before your interview, exfoliate chapped lips by scrubbing them with a warm, wet washcloth. Follow with a generous coating of lip balm.
- Wear lipstick, not lip gloss. Gloss is too shiny and youthful for a formal occasion like an interview.
- Use eye shadows in neutral shades such as tan, brown, and cream. A little bit of shimmer is fine, but stay away from adding a lot of shine to your eyelids.
- Mascara and a thin line of smudged pencil eyeliner are really all you need. Skip the liquid liner, even if you can apply it like a pro.
- Well-groomed brows show that you pay attention to details. Tweeze any stray hairs that threaten to give you a Bert-like monobrow, and if you have brow gel, use it to set your brows in place. (A tiny bit of hair gel, diluted with water, can do the same thing.)
- Applying a little bit of blush makes everyone look healthier. Use this rather than bronzer for a natural-looking, healthy glow.

Perfume
- Don't wear any. ( which is quite true. if you really do want to use, use as little as possible. for me, i sprayed my chanel like a glitter and had it all over me. but thats only staining my clothes with the scent. I dont want it to be too over powering )

Nails
-Unless you have naturally clean, even, hangnail-free nails, get a manicure.
- It doesn't matter whether your nails are long or short, but they should be neatly filed.
- A neutral nail is fool-proof, so look for barely-there beige and pink polishes. Classic red can work, too, but use your judgment: It'll probably fit in at an ad agency, but not at a conservative law firm. I would not recommend a French manicure; some people think they're classy, but others think they're corny, so just go with a single color.
(try not to paint red unless it has always been your fav color. I have this feeling that they may think you're too CC wannabe so it gives them a really cheessy impression)

Finally, SMILE. All of the primping and grooming doesn't mean a thing if you aren't excited to be there. Good luck
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Should any moderator feels that this isn't the correct place for me to post this, can you kindly shift it for me ? Thanks alot ! :)
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Postby Abercrombie » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 9:37 am

rainschocolate wrote:frankly speaking
i havent seen a FSS as tall as 178cm... so.. i dun really know. tallest i've seen is japanese stewardess 173cm?
but of cos, if u are propotionate. why not? and f u look good, double why not? haha

178cm confirm have, I have seen 4-5 FSS who are 1.8m and above, not a common sight though :P

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Postby Abercrombie » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 9:48 am

The kabaya that is available for wearing during the interviews are actually old uniforms return by crew. Kabaya are tailor made to fit each individual and they are roughly size according to S,M,L for the interview. Therefore not all M are of the same measurement as some have big chest some have flat chest, same as the skirt, big hip, small hip, long leg, short leg just different conbinations. Girls in SIA also come in various "sizes" :oops!:

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Re: Hi

Postby Abercrombie » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 10:00 am

M wrote:I know this because I've been through three. :)

Do you mean that you have been thru 3 generation of Cabin Crew or 3 different airline as Cabin Crew? :-k

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Postby Wild_Lily » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 10:25 am

sherrielynn, then what's your weight?

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Postby Butterflygal » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 10:32 am

sherrielynn - thanks for the tips.. very useful...

Abercrombie - what abt the size of the sandal ? also tailor made to suit individual ?

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Postby sherrielynn » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 12:27 pm

wild_lily - i'm 54kg and 167cm in height. So my BMI is in the normal range. :D

Butterfly - Like what abercrombie has spoken, tailored uniforms will be given to suit ur body. Some people might fit a size M but some cant fit that size M because that uniform might have a huge bust space but perhaps the size M for the other has smaller bust. So it is good to have it tailored. And i'm sure they will find the right pair of sandals for you. Wont think they wanna see u trip and fall during your flight.
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Postby Butterflygal » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 1:02 pm

sherrielynn,

what is turn ard time for them to get bk to u after each session?

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Postby illunsionist » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 1:13 pm

On that day itself, we'll have to present outself in formal wear or?

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Postby hafiz_ » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 2:45 pm

i believe the management round interviewers are not necessarily the spokesperson for SIA or the VP for cabin crew. but they hold highly senior positions.

yep, formal wear. like what you'd wear when applying for a job.

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Postby M » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 3:03 pm

sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi wrote:If you want to apply as a CC with SQ,you have to be either SIN PR,SIN resident or INA citizen.Since you're INA,you can apply for SIN/SIN[PR] CC positions if you have a SIN PR Citizenship.Alternatively,you can apply for INA Cabin Crew which requires you to have an INA citizenship,which I think you have.Since you have a relative in SIA who's an IFS,you could ask him to elaborate more on this,I am in no position to determine your chances of getting into SQ considering your current situation.Maybe M would like to help out with this? :-| :-|


Basically SIA does not recruit other nationalities for stewards except Singaporean and Malaysian male as far as I'm concerned. Recently we have Hong Kong crews but I'm not so sure if that falls under the male category too.

For your case, it might be better to email HR directly or the address provided. It looks bleak though as for the initial reason given. :?

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Postby M » Fri, 07 Nov 2008 3:08 pm

jetset wrote:Thanks! Just for clarification, the bond of 18 months does not include 4 months training right? So, all in all, its actually 18 + 4 = 22 months service with SIA.

May I also ask how much is the gratuity after 5 years with SIA?


The gratuity is S$15,000. :oops:


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