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Postby mc-hotdog » Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:14 pm

Hi,

I think there are alot of post here talking about what do you go through during the interview. For me, i'ma guy and i got through all stages but decided not to take a the job because of numerous reasons. But anyway, i'll be sharing my experience of the interview here once again and hope it will help.

I'm actually like anyone else just interested in getting a new job that will give me fun. first of all i'm always very updated in seeing the sia website checking the date of the interview. Once i got a date and decided to go and try i went to get all my documents ready. You do need to fill up a form that can be downloaded in the SIA website.

I reach the place at 7.30 and there was a long queue already. Interview starts at 8.30.

Waited for around 1hour and I went in for interview.

1st interview - 2 interviewer, 10 interviewee
Question varies, mine was "name a place that SIA fly to and why you want to fly there"

There is no right or wrong answer so i went ahead with introducing myself and told them i want to fly to India because after watching slumdog millionaire i want to go and see the real India. The trick is to keep it short and sweet so as to not reveal too much flaws in your speaking. I got thru and went for the next part

2nd is skin test and cat walk
They shine a bright white light on your face to check for scars, told me to walk towards her for around 5metres and fold up my sleeves for them to check any scars on my arm. If you have any tattoo or visible scars you will be sent home in this round. If you are too skinny or too fat most probably you will also be sent home

Third is a team game which i think is nonsense.

Followed by one to one interview.
They ask me what i can bring from my current job to being a air steward.
No right or wrong answer too. Just answer what you feel. I told them I can bring a big heart as my current job is a fire fighter (a life saver).

By now they were quite impressed already. then he continue to ask me if there was an old lady and a young girl, whom will you save? You can only choose one.
No right or wrong answer either. i chose the old lady because i feel that they have given so much to this society and i do believe everyone should make the effort of keeping them in this society.

End of interview and after waiting for around 10mins they told me I got into the final round which will be held at the HQ located at Changi. I quickly went to buy some new shirt and a new tie.

2nd day of interview.
There is only one round that will decide whether you would get through.
You are suppose to interview your partner and you have 5mins to know her. They are just testing how you speak. No stuttering or funny ascent and you will probably be safe. Next is debate. 3 in each team. 2 interviewer. Topic may vary. My topic is on gen-y. How does it affect the society.

I was against gen-y and i go on with talking about technology has ruined our daily life. Facebook has cause alot of molest and rape cases (yes its quite daring to say such stuff becos it may not be politically correct but i just go on). I continue to state how people are so distracted with Iphone and computers.

After waiting for around 20mins they told me I got thru. This is it. Its quite nerve wracking but what advice i can give you is always be yourself. Be open and friendly. Smile and sit straight during the interview. Start talking proper english at least a few weeks before you go for the interview and i believe you will do fine. If you fail the first time do go again if you are really interested.

Just my 2cents worth. :)
Look far brings you further

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Postby VIVI_AYUMI » Thu, 14 Apr 2011 3:47 pm

Thank you mc-hotdog for the sharing :)

think i better start losing some weight... >_< SIA seems to not accept "chubby" people.

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Postby ahdick9 » Thu, 14 Apr 2011 4:27 pm

Yeah! thanks for the update as well. great post down there..
really hope that other applicants that have made their way through do not forget about this forum and do share their experiences!
:D

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Postby tienchin » Thu, 14 Apr 2011 6:58 pm

shotmedown wrote:
tienchin wrote:
hweechi1011 wrote:
shotmedown wrote:
tienchin wrote:
galwithawand wrote:
tienchin wrote:
actually i've asked one of my friend's friend who also from airline. He said can.
nevertheless i'll try my luck on 28th may!
but i misplaced my COS!


ouh..that just made me want to try too
hope it won't be a wasted trip though..


you using WPLN for the interview too?
actually i only have 5 Ns

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Postby shotmedown » Thu, 14 Apr 2011 8:01 pm

tienchin, if i'm going then probably yes.
i do have 5 Os.. didn't do well on the english though(big mistake on my part for being too much of a slacker back then..) :-|
the idea of trying out for cabin crew just came to me recently..took the WPLN..just in case..
anyway, i checked on wda website and they stated that SIA is in the list of employers who recognise WPLN. but then again..maybe not for the cabin crew side..
i guess we just have to be there to ask them ourselves

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Postby tienchin » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 1:09 am

shotmedown wrote:tienchin, if i'm going then probably yes.
i do have 5 Os.. didn't do well on the english though(big mistake on my part for being too much of a slacker back then..) :-|
the idea of trying out for cabin crew just came to me recently..took the WPLN..just in case..
anyway, i checked on wda website and they stated that SIA is in the list of employers who recognise WPLN. but then again..maybe not for the cabin crew side..
i guess we just have to be there to ask them ourselves


true though... well, i have a feeling cabin crew might not be under the catergory.. =(

anywayz, i'm 166cm 50kg acceptable? or have to gain more wait?

28th May 2011!!

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Postby Chrissie89 » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 1:37 pm

I would think that they don't go by BMI (body mass index) nor weight limits unless actually being overweight or so underweight that u look unhealthy. It is really based on how good u look in their uniform. Cus weight can also mean muscle not necessarily fat. :) I say go for it anyways! :) i didn't make it, but the effort is all worth it, going to try out again. :) wish u the best!

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Postby hweechi1011 » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 7:37 am

TSyen wrote:Hi Hweechi 1011,
That is so sweet of u.
May I know if there is any batch gal in your group who's age is 28 and above?
I have a friend , she is 29 this old. Hope she still have the chance to realise her dream as a sia gal.
Thank you.


pm-ed you! :D

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Postby hweechi1011 » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 7:40 am

Chrissie89 wrote:Does anyone know if I can make it with hair extensions? Provided they are clipins/braided on very neatly? Cus My hair is short, but it can be covered well with a weave/clipins. :)

Please PM me if possible!


as long as it's not visible to the interviewers can already..most importantly,you must look neat :)

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Postby hweechi1011 » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 7:43 am

mc-hotdog wrote:Hi,

I think there are alot of post here talking about what do you go through during the interview. For me, i'ma guy and i got through all stages but decided not to take a the job because of numerous reasons. But anyway, i'll be sharing my experience of the interview here once again and hope it will help.


mc-hotdog!!! y u decided not to join.....share wif me leh da reasons...u cn pm me
Last edited by hweechi1011 on Sat, 16 Apr 2011 7:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby hweechi1011 » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 7:46 am

VIVI_AYUMI wrote:Thank you mc-hotdog for the sharing :)

think i better start losing some weight... >_< SIA seems to not accept "chubby" people.


not true at all....some of my batchmates r quite plump....to give a rough gauge...if your body size is sumting like the main actress in ugly betty,that is perfectly fine....

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Postby hweechi1011 » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 7:51 am

dint noe grooming was so strict... :shock: .....for gals like me,not even baby hair can be seen....everywhere must carry hair spray....lolx

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To Hweechi

Postby TSyen » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 6:38 pm

Hi Hweechi,
Thanks for the reply. Will root for my friend and keep u update.
Btw I didnt receive any pic u sent to me haha :D
If u dont mind can resend again?
Thank you.

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Postby TSyen » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 6:39 pm

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Postby ahdick9 » Mon, 18 Apr 2011 4:19 pm

galwithawand wrote:here are two pictures of the last SIA interview. take a look at what people are wearing so you dress accordingly and won't feel out of place that day

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ANYMORE PICTURES?? GOSHHHH


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