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Postby 25879 » Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:02 pm

hey guys

i am planning to go for the SIA walk in interview for air steward in March. can any one kindly advise on the dress code for guys? after reading through the forum and other websites, the standard seems to be shirt, pants and tie. Is a suit needed? also, should i wear glasses to the interview or can i just wear my specs? thnx in advance :)

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Postby dydy » Fri, 19 Feb 2010 1:02 am

25879 wrote:hey guys

i am planning to go for the SIA walk in interview for air steward in March. can any one kindly advise on the dress code for guys? after reading through the forum and other websites, the standard seems to be shirt, pants and tie. Is a suit needed? also, should i wear glasses to the interview or can i just wear my specs? thnx in advance :)


The guy-attire which I have seen so far are mainly long-sleeved shirts, pants and ties. Some may go to an extreme by wearing blazers.
That might be a little too much.

:lol:

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Postby eunicelee » Fri, 19 Feb 2010 8:30 pm

hey guys. i am using my stpm result to apply. i am just wondering,what is a subsidiary pass and a principal pass? because stpm uses a,b,c to grade their result

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Postby lurverach » Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:43 am

what are the chances to fail after going to medical check up n submit all the documents to SIA? issit either by having a serious illness? or could they just reject for no particular reason??? :-|

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Postby CabinCrewKristine » Sat, 20 Feb 2010 4:15 pm

lurverach wrote:what are the chances to fail after going to medical check up n submit all the documents to SIA? issit either by having a serious illness? or could they just reject for no particular reason??? :-|


Chances to fail after medical is very "highly unlikely" unless you did not meet their "medical requirement" during their check up which again, they will not reveal what it is.

But do rest assure that if you are at this stage, 90% of the time, you will get through, its just that they need to schedule or slot you in the next available training or batches.

hope this helps ^^
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Postby MrNewman » Sun, 21 Feb 2010 1:33 am

Plavt wrote:
natalatte wrote:
thks for ur compliment. :) if urs is good is more than enough.



Mine is good enough, I even have certificates to prove it. :P Now what you probably haven't considered is this; if you keep on using that text language you will fall in to bad habits and it will affect your ability when it comes to test like the one you mention above whatever you might think. I can understand why anybody would use it on a mobile phone since they are small screens and can be irritating to use (as I found out).

That word you struggled with is French in origin and has a French pronunciation. Here's another for example and it is quite common: Cabernet Sauvignon which is a wine. Perhaps it's a little hard for you to see but if keep to correct English (no you don't have to be perfect) you will not struggle nearly as much when you come across those words that seem irregular to you. Note: English has many words that have been adapted from other languages. Saute (should be an accent on last e) comes from the French Sauter meaning to jump.

Here's something for you;

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/knowhow/glossary/saute/glossary.mp3

Ps: Cabernet Sauvignon is also French - in French consonants at the end of words are silent.

http://inogolo.com/pronunciation/Cabernet+Sauvignon


Before you even start to comment further, do understand that you cannot judge a person's standard of English just by looking solely at one's pronunciation. There are other aspects that do contribute such as vocabulary, grammer, etc.

Albeit you may flaunt your knowledge of the language with your magnificent certificates, but papers aside, that means nothing. Similarly, it doesn't mean you can assimilate into a foreign country (eg. korea) even though you have learnt korean as a secondary language.

Therefore, if you do think you have the capacity to comment on the language of others, do reflect. Because whatever you typed earlier were missing of a few words which actually reflects as poor english. Hence, please understand that before you comment/criticise, do ensure that you have the morale high ground to do so rather than scrutinize others in a condescending manner.

That being said, i might have misunderstood your intentions. I apologise if you're offended but i meant no form of malice. Thanks for the french lesson anyway.

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 21 Feb 2010 2:26 am

MrNewman wrote:Therefore, if you do think you have the capacity to comment on the language of others, do reflect. Because whatever you typed earlier were missing of a few words which actually reflects as poor english. Hence, please understand that before you comment/criticise, do ensure that you have the morale high ground to do so rather than scrutinize others in a condescending manner.

That being said, i might have misunderstood your intentions. I apologise if you're offended but i meant no form of malice. Thanks for the french lesson anyway.


You most certainly have misunderstood; first of all I do not claim to be perfect and my post has nothing to do 'with taking the moral high ground'. As for the missing words that means nothing as sometimes I don't bother to proof read what I wrote so hardly a reflection of poor English - more like me being lazy! (by the way you write French and Engish with capital letters and should not start a sentence with 'because' - not so clever yourself are you)? :tongue:

Now had you bothered to read and actually comprehend what I said instead of making your baseless accusations, I was simply raising a point. The point being that when one develops a bad habit it will be difficult to break. The younger applicants that do not have the experience of using English entering the interview stages will often, as a result of incorrect usage will have to think twice as hard. Those that keep a reasonable standard will (take it from me) find the interview process much easier.

Yes some can 'flick' from Singlish or colloquial slang to a good standard of English without much thought but they are usually amongst the older applicants. I only mention these things as I would like to see young people get the jobs they want (something that never happened in my life). Do you think I want people to apply and fail? I am not that *** mean! Jobs that are worth anything, are hard to come by, evident by the not infrequent heavy competition for cabin crew. Now look back at the point I raised in the second part of my second paragraph and you might actually realize the point in the second! :roll:

To make some of you feel better and it might surprise you that a good many English nationals write terrible English - pathetic some of it.

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Postby MrNewman » Sun, 21 Feb 2010 11:36 pm

Plavt wrote:
MrNewman wrote:Therefore, if you do think you have the capacity to comment on the language of others, do reflect. Because whatever you typed earlier were missing of a few words which actually reflects as poor english. Hence, please understand that before you comment/criticise, do ensure that you have the morale high ground to do so rather than scrutinize others in a condescending manner.

That being said, i might have misunderstood your intentions. I apologise if you're offended but i meant no form of malice. Thanks for the french lesson anyway.


You most certainly have misunderstood; first of all I do not claim to be perfect and my post has nothing to do 'with taking the moral high ground'. As for the missing words that means nothing as sometimes I don't bother to proof read what I wrote so hardly a reflection of poor English - more like me being lazy! (by the way you write French and Engish with capital letters and should not start a sentence with 'because' - not so clever yourself are you)? :tongue:

Now had you bothered to read and actually comprehend what I said instead of making your baseless accusations, I was simply raising a point. The point being that when one develops a bad habit it will be difficult to break. The younger applicants that do not have the experience of using English entering the interview stages will often, as a result of incorrect usage will have to think twice as hard. Those that keep a reasonable standard will (take it from me) find the interview process much easier.

Yes some can 'flick' from Singlish or colloquial slang to a good standard of English without much thought but they are usually amongst the older applicants. I only mention these things as I would like to see young people get the jobs they want (something that never happened in my life). Do you think I want people to apply and fail? I am not that *** mean! Jobs that are worth anything, are hard to come by, evident by the not infrequent heavy competition for cabin crew. Now look back at the point I raised in the second part of my second paragraph and you might actually realize the point in the second! :roll:

To make some of you feel better and it might surprise you that a good many English nationals write terrible English - pathetic some of it.


Exactly! If its okay for you to be lazy and not proof read, why can't people be lazy and communicate online using web lingo? Indeed, i made a mistake. But i never did claim to excel in the language. Therefore, i think its reasonable for me to make mistakes. (Do notice that you spelt French with a capital F as well.)

"Yes some can 'flick' from Singlish or colloquial slang to a good standard of English without much thought but they are usually amongst the older applicants"

I understand. That being said, it was wrong to assume that Nat had bad english just because she used web lingo in her posts. You never know, maybe she might belong to the said category?

For the record, i never did say anything about you wanting people to fail. I was just commenting on your assumption that nat had bad english just because she used web lingo. Maybe i phrased it wrongly, i do apologise if you're offended.

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Postby cythx » Mon, 22 Feb 2010 9:49 am

vermo wrote:Hey guys.. I'll be attending the Feb interview in Png. Was just wondering what should I wear? As I know, for MAS's interview, its always advisable to wear Kebaya.


You don't have to wear Kebaya for SQ interview. MAS don't have kebaya feeting rounds, that's why they prefer we wear kebaya to go for interview so that they can see how you look like when you in Kebaya. :)
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Postby dydy » Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:20 pm

I'm so happy to receive an email from SIA today!

Was shortlisted for an interview at STC on Friday because I can't make it on 20th march.

Anyone heading there too?? :shock:

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Postby missSHER » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:36 am

hi dydy,
when's the interview? this coming friday?
and can i ask also, when did you email them? :D

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 1:34 am

MrNewman wrote:
I was just commenting on your assumption that nat had bad english just because she used web lingo. Maybe i phrased it wrongly, i do apologise if you're offended.


You just do not get it do you? She was not even using English and what is 'web lingo?' Let me put it another way what would would this mean to somebody whose first language is not English: ' pearlynn n erwon was talking abt tt word b4 interview. else i wont knw how to pronounce'

The word in blue would mean nothing it is at best garbage and it wouldn't have taken much if any effort to write the rest properly. Being lazy and missing a few grammatical points is not so important even the best of us do that, 'Martian speak' is quite another.

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Postby MauriceChai » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:09 am

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen,

For guys/ladies who're going for the Walk-in this coming March, please,
do yourself a little favor, re-read some of the thread that has been posted
up and that should answer your queries. And please, this is a forum, and it's
for you to ask questions, and for your questions to be answered. Please show
some basic manners, respect, etiquettes and QC your own post before
submitting. You cannot blame people for rebuking you if you are posting up
incessant nonsense that has been posted up so many times. So please,
you will want to read up instead of asking again because some of the tips
are given by CC themselves who have been flying for a long time. You
need all the tips and help you can get, so instead of conveniently posting
up something new, Read!

And yes, we're all grown up's now, and there is really no need to take
sides and pick on what other user's say
. They're just a figure of speech,
so let live and let go. We're all here because we need/needed help so
we can better our chances to join SQ. Instead of wasting your time
typing out a very long post to rebuke another user, I suggest these
people put their vocab to good use by typing out post(s) which other's can
read and prep themselves for the interview. Let just be a little cliche here,
channel that love/desire for the company into helping others. It makes
you feel alot better really.

To those who do not meet the height requirements, educational requirements
you do not have to even consider joining SIA. Please read up the information
which are practically emblazoned across the company website. If you can't
make that effort to even read, then stay home on the 20th March. And yes
if you are holding a private Diploma, you will still qualify for the interview.
I am holding a Diploma from SIM and a Advanced dip from MDIS. As long
as you have your originals, you WILL be safe.

Ladies, if you have small scars here and there, DO try it out, and make an
effort to conceal the scars, if it isn't too ridiculous and visible, you'll be let
through to the next round, do not worry. Just make sure you're 158cm
and above and yes, keep smiling. And no, you do not have to turn up in
blue eye shadows, red fingernails, a kebaya. You'll look fine in a office
wear. Less is more. Simplicity allows them to see you better. You do not
want to look like you're ready for a Opera showdown. And remember, this
is a corporate interview, so dress like you're going for it. You don't want to
be looking like you're ready to hit the clubs after the interview.

Guys, No, you do not have to be in your blazers or your tuxedos. Don on
your smartest office wear, match on a tie and you're good to go. Look
smart, dress smart and talk smart. And no, please leave those spectacles
at home. And no, you do not want to style your hair and look like some
pilot trainee who just completed his G-fet. Look smart, it is extremely
vital you stand out amongst your peer for the right reason.

For your medicals, SQ will strictly NOT reveal the reason behind your
rejections. But it doesn't mean that you're safe. My friend got rejected
after the medicals and they refused to reveal anything to him. Keep your
fingers crossed, and of course, be nice all the time should you call in to
inform of any changes to a certain someone whom you all have to go
through during Pre Employment briefing. You DO NOT want to be coming
across as someone demanding and cocky. Make sure all your documents
are present and you should be safe. (Trust me, I waited for a long long
time because I had a expired passport and I did not photocopy my NS
certificate, yes laugh, but it'll cost you another few weeks of wait)

I hope these informations helped a little. To those going for the walk-in,
best of luck. Keep your fingers crossed. And good luck! (: All the best
people. Don't give up! God bless you all.

Best Regards.
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Postby missSHER » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 2:43 pm

anyone else here besides dydy emailed their application form to SIA because they couldn't attend the walk-in on 20th march?

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 3:23 pm

MauriceChai,

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