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Postby Mighty Mouse » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 10:41 pm

wat it takes to be a male CC?,,,

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Postby Ode » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 10:56 pm

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Postby busybeee » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 1:14 am

Ode wrote:In the papers nowadays (at least in spore) we often see the words retrenchment, ecomomic downturn, gun battle. I'm not sure but how many people can actually afford to fly SQ or want to splurge their money to fly SQ? & how many FREQUENTLY fly SQ? The number of leaves a common white collar worker can take in spore is still around 3-4wks? Number of passengers to cabin crews in SQ is around 1:20? Businesses since last yr hasnt been gd for alot of ppl. I'm not surprised that SIA is slowing down recruitment drive & retrenching staff even with their A380 built.


yes. but i think i have read in one of the papers that SQ is not even planning to retrench any staff yet. means, all's still fine there.

besides, cabin crews are a very important position in an airline. without them, the airline will not be able to even function...

if SQ were to retrench, the cabin crews will not be the first to be considered..

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Postby M » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 1:21 am

Tink_15 wrote:Hi everyone... i just created an account so i could get some advise about CC..javascript:emoticon(':)')
I need some help. I have lived in Singapore for 2 years, but i'm British. I really really want to apply for SQ but as i'm english, will i even stand a chance? I have everything else, my height is 173, my skin is good, my weight is good, i passed all 7 O levels i took. Please help
All advise would be really helpful javascript:emoticon(':D')

Congrats to everyone that got in the last round... i was reading the old posts hehe :)


Not possible. Maybe you want to try other airlines. :twisted:

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Postby M » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 1:21 am

busybeee wrote:yes. but i think i have read in one of the papers that SQ is not even planning to retrench any staff yet. means, all's still fine there.

besides, cabin crews are a very important position in an airline. without them, the airline will not be able to even function...

if SQ were to retrench, the cabin crews will not be the first to be considered..


The rotten apples would be. :twisted:

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Postby M » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 1:22 am

Mighty Mouse wrote:wat it takes to be a male CC?,,,


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Postby GaganX » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 2:37 am

hey there my man rohai, remember me? gagan here dude, the guy in the pink shirt that was the second guy that didnt get selected in the final round. Anyways theres always next time man, trust me, we will get the job. Never worry my friend have faith. Lets keep in contact, and if ur ever coming down to genting gime a call!! hahah till the next time we meet, take care bro!!
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Postby Tink_15 » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 8:31 am

Oh really :(.. o k then :( Any idea on other airlines that travel long hal and are based in singapore ?

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Postby Tink_15 » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 12:03 pm

sstan123 wrote:
Tink_15 wrote:Hi everyone... i just created an account so i could get some advise about CC..javascript:emoticon(':)')
I need some help. I have lived in Singapore for 2 years, but i'm British. I really really want to apply for SQ but as i'm english, will i even stand a chance? I have everything else, my height is 173, my skin is good, my weight is good, i passed all 7 O levels i took. Please help
All advise would be really helpful javascript:emoticon(':D')

Congrats to everyone that got in the last round... i was reading the old posts hehe :)

Don't think SIA would employ an English guy to be its cabin crew. If you are a Singapore PR you may apply under the PR scheme and who knows you may be the first British to be a SIA cc. :wink:




I'm a gril :lol:
thankyou for your advise.... but i'm not PR yet, however i beleive my father is planning to get PR.
Woldn't it be great, i'd bethe first british cc hehe.
Thankyou ayway :)

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Postby Tres Bien Merci » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 5:37 pm

When economy not doing well, it means people will not spend their money to go for holiday and company will cut down on the travel expenses.

When their no flight why the company still want to keep the crew? It is a cost to the company babe. :)

Please remember that so many people want to be a crew so it is so easy to employe a crew. It is a good opportunity for the company to hire a young crew and people prefer to see young crew than old crew.

This is what its advertise by the company. :D

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Postby shaundc » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 6:06 pm

Hi everyone, my name is Shaun :) This being my first post, I just want to say a big hello to the community. I came across this forum this wednesday and was amazed at how active this forum was! I've always wanted to have a career flying so I tried out for the interview last week , not knowing what to expect and thankfully I got through all rounds of the interview on that day, :) after which I was sent to the STC for my final management round on Monday. I have to say this whole interview process ranks up there with some of the toughest scrutinising interviews I've ever had, (and believe me, I've had some rough ones) :shock:

Regardless, it's not without good reason and I think we're all on common ground and of common enough sense to understand why it IS that difficult considering SIA is the biggest airline carrier in the world (based on market share anyway) and the most recognisable thanks to the iconic Singapore Girl. The interviewers are looking out for people who can fill a big pair of shoes.

As far as what the exact formula to getting through the interview is, I think we'd all be foolish to try and figure it out. From earlier posts I've read, some mention luck. Although there is a certain amount of luck involved, (i.e. interviewers and their individual preferences) it is my honest opinion that you really need to ;-

1) Project a certain degree of confidence without being cocky.

2) Speak with good diction ( don't emulate singlish webtalk in real life please, you know, the haiz, the lohs, and everything in between)

3) Pace yourself while speaking (don't throw the interviewer into a cyclone of vocabulary by talking so fast, he's just just gonna come out of that washing machine wet and pissed off)

4) Always maintain eye contact and SMILE. It's ok, I can't smile on command too, but it's ok not to smile while you're engaged in conversation with the interviewers because it gives the impression you're putting thought into words. But at least have a generally warm happy disposition, especially if it's a pro-active or reciprocative discussion, because a smile or a warm laugh in reaction to a comment made by the interviewer puts across the fact that you are attentive and understand what he/she is saying. As for good, honest smiling on command, when not engaged in conversation of course, I personally just hum a tune in my head and realise it's such a childish way of trying to get myself to smile that I smile. Ask Gagan, he was sitting right next to me during the 1st interview. (he thought it was funny and smiled too)

Some mistakes I saw being made and Gagan would agree with me because we discussed this last Sunday, we were in the same group. For the first interview, alot of the ones that didn't get through either;-

1. Went over the allocated time of roughly 30 to 45 secs, short and brief is good.

2. Strayed away from the subject, which is introduction and why SIA, onto other topics like dancing (not that it's wrong, we all love dancing but the only way it could possibly be relevant is the entertaining ability of demonstrating pre-flight safety procedure to passengers, Flamenco style) :oops:

3. Addressed the whole group of 10 too, instead of solely engaging the interviewers. BIG no-no.

4. Mumbled and eating words instead of projecting voices clearly.

The mistakes with the second interview were bad posture while walking, taking huge steps instead of strolling, among other things. Just walk as you would normally and you'd be fine. Unfortunately third and fourth rounds were private so it's all up to you and following your golden set of rules for good impressionable interviews.

Basically, I'm not saying this is what you need to do to go through, these are all solely based on my opinion, I certainly do not think I'm in any position to claim to be a guru on it let alone influence anyone...but it's worked for me and I sincerely hope it works for you if you choose to read this. It's ok being nervous guys, I was a train wreck half the time but you've just gotta believe in your ability and call to mind how happy you'd be finally getting the job. And if all's lost, dust your shoulders off and try again!(how original) Best of luck everyone, and god speed!! :D
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Postby surfsiderose » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 7:59 pm

shaundc wrote:3. Addressed the whole group of 10 too, instead of solely engaging the interviewers. BIG no-no.



Hi shaun, you mean we should address the interviewers only and not the whole group?

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Postby shaundc » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 8:09 pm

I do, because the interview is meant for a session with the interviewers, regardless of who's around you. I already would've made my introductions to the rest in my group in the waiting room before the interview, why address them again? I guess a little glance to them once in a while is fine, but I have to remember that I'm pitching myself to the interviewers. They determine whether I get the job or not:) They've asked the question, that is to introduce myself, so I address the persons asking the question.
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Postby GaganX » Sun, 30 Nov 2008 1:53 am

yoo my man de cruz!! wana say congrats man! U did it!! Im damm happy for you my bro! Oh and hey dnt worry about me alright, im doing just fine dude, ill come by again for the next interview, and u better be there aights my man? till the next time we meet to humm 2gether again! i wish u all the best for now and for all to come! Take care man!
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Postby Abercrombie » Sun, 30 Nov 2008 2:29 am

Tink_15 wrote:
sstan123 wrote:
Tink_15 wrote:Hi everyone... i just created an account so i could get some advise about CC..javascript:emoticon(':)')
I need some help. I have lived in Singapore for 2 years, but i'm British. I really really want to apply for SQ but as i'm english, will i even stand a chance? I have everything else, my height is 173, my skin is good, my weight is good, i passed all 7 O levels i took. Please help
All advise would be really helpful javascript:emoticon(':D')

Congrats to everyone that got in the last round... i was reading the old posts hehe :)

Don't think SIA would employ an English guy to be its cabin crew. If you are a Singapore PR you may apply under the PR scheme and who knows you may be the first British to be a SIA cc. :wink:


I'm a gril :lol:
thankyou for your advise.... but i'm not PR yet, however i beleive my father is planning to get PR.
Woldn't it be great, i'd bethe first british cc hehe.
Thankyou ayway :)

SIA only take in "Asian looking" crew, there are a only a few Eurasian inside (with Asian parentage) You can try BA or UA, check out the others Sub Forum :wink:


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