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Postby Abercrombie » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 9:49 pm

sherrielynn wrote:
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Once you get in, it will be stated in BOLD Black n White :P



if thats the case, how come they dont wanna just write it out 1st ? at least it gets ppl motivated to seal the deal by goin the extra mile rather than just dash their dreams because they are off their expected bmi isnt it ? :???:

State that in the advertisement then it can be taken as discrimination. After you join you would have already sign the contract and have to comply with all the regulation liao...

As for your union question, you will only be able to join the Union after the 6 months Probation.... :wink:

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Postby sherrielynn » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 9:52 pm

Abercrombie wrote:[State that in the advertisement then it can be taken as discrimination. After you join you would have already sign the contract and have to comply with all the regulation liao...

As for your union question, you will only be able to join the Union after the 6 months Probation.... :wink:


just a question, would it be advisble to join ?
is there any requriements to it ?
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Postby Abercrombie » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 9:53 pm

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oh oh..anyone else know whether there are sizes for big chested girls??


There are D cupper and above FSS but will it be there hard to say I am sure they have a way to deal with that, maybe you will be excuse from wearing the kabaya? :roll:

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Postby az » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 9:59 pm

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az wrote:
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oh oh..anyone else know whether there are sizes for big chested girls??


There are D cupper and above FSS but will it be there hard to say I am sure they have a way to deal with that, maybe you will be excuse from wearing the kabaya? :roll:


errr..r u sure abt that? wouldnt they need to see how i look like in the uniform? or will they dismiss me??

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Postby Abercrombie » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:11 pm

Well you don't try you don't know. There are many more pressing issue for you before the the kabaya round.

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Postby pork12 » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:18 pm

missviolette wrote:pork- come on join usss :) shall we talk on msn?

Haha.. I don't think I'm going this time round. If there's one in Dec, I might.
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Postby lindyhoppe » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:59 pm

az wrote:
Abercrombie wrote:
az wrote:
sherrielynn wrote:
oh oh..anyone else know whether there are sizes for big chested girls??


There are D cupper and above FSS but will it be there hard to say I am sure they have a way to deal with that, maybe you will be excuse from wearing the kabaya? :roll:


errr..r u sure abt that? wouldnt they need to see how i look like in the uniform? or will they dismiss me??


Once in my 2nd round's group, there was a bigger-sized lady who couldn't find a kebaya top that she could fit in. So what the recruiters did was to get her to wear her own top underneath the kebaya, which was only able to be zipped less than halfway up.

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Postby jetset » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:00 pm

pork12 wrote:
missviolette wrote:pork- come on join usss :) shall we talk on msn?

Haha.. I don't think I'm going this time round. If there's one in Dec, I might.


why are you opting out pork? this might be the last walk-in of the year i heard..
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Postby rachelhoe » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:01 pm

pork12. no worries. just stand up straight, push your shoulders back and you walk in and do it with confidence! you can wear a corset or those full tight underwear that can shape your figure. it might help you to fit easier in to the kebaya in round 2. =) i am 163, 54kg bmi is ok. but i have got bigger arms. yar.. so we all have our problems but i guess we can hide it with confidence!!!jia you. it's my first time too =)
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Postby rachelhoe » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:08 pm

this is something i have compiled from the prev pages in this forum and some blogs =) enjoy!

all the best. i hope SIA interview will have the same demanding level as my school's one hahaa..oh yeah my teacher was an ex-steward he said our replies should be as sincere and honest as possible. he said they can know if it's real hahaha..

it's my first interview outside school!




Pre-Interview:

-Queue up to submit your application form, I suggest filled up ur form prior to the interview day n going there early, cuz I went at 9 am n waited for 2.5 hours just to hand up my application form!!!
-Height will be taken, so make sure u stand really straight cuz the lady seems to push ur head down when she is taking your height.
-Then u will be ushered into ballroom, watching SIA videos and waiting for ur group to be formed for the 1st round.
-Do not go to the ladies, as it will be kinda troublesome to locate ur group if u missed ur name, u can go to e ladies to touch up on ur make-up n stuffs after ur group has been formed ( chances are that u will hav to wait for at least another 30 min before its ur group’s turn for the interview)
-Please rmb to wear something that is comfortable n that u r confident in, don’t necessarily need to wear suit or too formal. I wore formal n blazer before n still got booted out cuz I feel really uncomfortable in it.

Interview Round 1:

Group Interview
-Group of 10 girls with 2 interviewers, usually one will ask questions n the other will observe u
-Impression starts from the point u enter into the interview room, so make sure u walk confidently n smile at e interviewers
-Sit with upright posture n listen attentively to the girls who spoke before u (even though u may not be actually listening, jus nod ur head slightly every now and then to show that u r interested, the interviewer do notice all this slight gestures which shows ur attitude )
-When its ur turn to speak, stand up straight n smile, greet the interviewers n the other girls as well.
-Maintain ur eye contacts with both the interviewers n glance at the other girls once in a while, do not play or fidget with ur fingers too much, cuz it will shows that u r not confident.
-I think the questions varies, but for me I was always ask to introduce myself n why I wanna be in SIA.
-Please do not attempt to memorize what u gonna say word for word, as when u get nervous, u will tend to forget even the simplest word n it become so obvious that u hav memorize ( I saw one girl who spoke very fluently at first, then I think she gets nervous mid-way n starts to pronounce even the simple words wrongly, n she paused to recollect her memory, so its very obvious that she memorized her speech)
-For me, I memorized a few key points that I wanted to say, which includes e strengths that I wanna highlight to the interviewers such as the languages I can speak n write n my mixed heritage
-Passing rate : 8/10


Kebaya Fitting
do not lie about ur grades in e application form-Before the kebaya fitting, ur certificate n IC will be checked
-U will then hav to wait and then be ushered into another room where ur height n weight will be taken.
-U will be asked to bun up ur hair, n remove all accessories (eg long earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, etc), so to save time, u can probably remove them right after ur certificates have been verified.
-The kebaya are hanged, and some do not hav sizes, so I would advise u to pick about 2 sizes with the correct shoe size n try it on.
-If the shoes or the kebaya do not fit, u can probably look around for those who are wearing them, n if it seems they are of the same size as you, approach them n ask if they can pass the shoes n kebaya to u after they are done.
-Here, u will line up in a straight line of 10, and walk to the interviewer back n forth once, the interviewer will look at the way u walk
-Please remember to smile as u are walking twds the interview cuz first impression counts.
-The interviewer will ask u a few simple questions: for me, she asked if I usually wears my nail polish bright colours, what I am currently doing, (cuz I was having exam at that time) she ask if I brought my notes to study while waiting, very casual questions, u need to smile so she can check on ur teeth
-I was also asked to stretch out my hands, back n front, in front of her.

Skin Check
-U will be asked to stand in front of two huge (n really bright) spot light with a beautician (I think) examining ur skin condition, she will ask u to looks left n right n turn ur back facing her to check the skin around ur neck, n finally to stretch out ur hands, back n front, towards her
-Here, I think they are looking for any obvious scars around ur hands or neck or shoulder n also whether ur face is smooth (not perfect/flawless skin, but at least no visible scars or skin darkening )
-I dun think they look for perfect skin, so as long as ur scars are coverable by a concealer, n ur face does not hav too many bumps, it should be ok.
-Passing rate: 2-3/10

Interview Round 2:

1-1 Interview
-Here u will be asked to introduce urself again, it is rather informal where the interviewer asks u questions, read a passage (to test ur English n vocabulary knowledge) n some scenario questions, some of my questions are as follows:
1. Tell me about yourself
2. Have u had ur breakfast?
3. Why do u want to be SIA cabin crew?
4. What are u studying?
5. Do u think it’s a waste of ur degree?
6. Do u think u hav wasted 4 years studying?
7. Can u take instructions from someone younger than u?
8. How many rounds hav u tried? Which round were u booted out n do u know why?
-And a few scenario questions, where u jus need to used ur immediate instinct to answer.
-I guess there is no politically correct answer, but they wanna see ur attitude towards the job and customers service, as well as how tactful u r in dealing with unexpected situations.
-Passing rate: 5-6/10

Interview Round 3:

Management Interview
-U will be sitting about 1-2 metres away from 2 interviewers, so make sure ur sitting posture is presentable, do not shake ur leg or clench ur fist too tightly cuz they can see it
-Very personal questions were asked, mostly about family, ur relationship with ur family members, how much u love ur parents n stuffs.
-So jus be urself, answer confidently n smile smile smile
-For me, there are 1 male n 1 female interviewers, the female is the one asking questions while the male interviewers observe u while u speak.
-Some of my questions are:
1. What is ur major? n CCA?
2. What prompted u to join the CCA?
3. Why do u think u were selected for e position in ur CCA? ( cuz I hold some important post in my CCA)
4. How will u cope with having to be away from ur family frequently?
-Passing rate: 8-9/10
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Postby pork12 » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:08 pm

jetset: It's OK, there's still a chance at write-ins! That is, if there's any..
rachelhoe: Given my current stats, I really don't have much confidence. I'm working hard on losing the weight. So I'll definitely be there when I'm ready! :)

Thank you all for your encouragements!!
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Postby pork12 » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:13 pm

rachelhoe: woh! thanks for that!
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Postby rachelhoe » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:27 pm

pork12: why not you just go try? actually i'm so young and i'm still waiting for alevels results. dont think i have the chance to get thru but.. i just want to go there and have a see on how SIA interview is like. so that next time i can prep myself better and wont be such a "newbie" in interviews. yar. there's no harm just trying. maybe you might be more motivated to do the necessary changes to yourself after being "there" yourself. =)
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Postby M » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 8:10 am

sherrielynn wrote:
Abercrombie wrote:[State that in the advertisement then it can be taken as discrimination. After you join you would have already sign the contract and have to comply with all the regulation liao...

As for your union question, you will only be able to join the Union after the 6 months Probation.... :wink:


just a question, would it be advisble to join ?
is there any requriements to it ?


As long as you are willingly to pay, they will welcome you with big arms. 8-)

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Postby M » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 8:12 am

Abercrombie wrote:As for your union question, you will only be able to join the Union after the 6 months Probation.... :wink:


Aber, I thought the recruitment for the union starts even during training already? :???:


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