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Re: Greetings to everyone.

Postby mayfair » Sun, 29 Oct 2006 10:22 pm

Well I went for the August recruitment in Raffles... it last till 3pm...so I think you better not take the risk.

sorry for being ignorant but...what do you mean SIA "no longer take in models"? You mean they use to take in models exclusively?

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Postby calvink » Sun, 29 Oct 2006 11:13 pm

Hi madette, when you went for the first walk-in and the time taken to 'wait for the first interview to be finish before proceeding on to the second where u have to wait again. I guess u can assume it takes longer than usual.

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Hello

Postby calvink » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 12:10 am

Hi.... Just chat with someone who has been with MAS and now SIA....

The thing about being cabin crew is once you are one, you are stuck with it...the experience you gain would not be useful at all when you decided to quit cabin crew and apply for office jobs...say marketing exec...or even some PR/Customer Service Jobs

What are you going to put in your resume. FLight Steward/ess 'Serving and Ensuring Passenger's Safety'. IRRELEVANT EXPERIENCE unless they are so willing to take u in and TEACH u... though you may have a degree but NO RELEVANT EXPERIENCE..SO gotta start ALL over again like a fresh grad..

...Some will not be able to stand working in an office environment and would apply for cabin crew position again.. It's like you have 'no choice' but to stick wit it...

So he advise me to think carefully esp. to all those cabin crew wannabe or those who are undergoing training soon...the fun would stop sooner or later...

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Postby toygirl » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 7:51 am

Hmm..

Madette - Some models who come for interviews have this annoying habit and I speak from experience :) They will bring their portfolio or model call cards for the interview and when queried on their experience during the one on one they put their portfolio on the table and flip it and discuss it. This is not America's Next Top Model or a casting call for a model. Of course, having the looks would be a perk as you would already have skills for grooming. I do not advise you rambling over and over about modelling during your interview. It does make people wonder whether you know this job isn't glam etc.

I suggest you take leave on that day as the crowd fluculates depending on the level of interest for that particular recruitment season. This season will have men as well so it could get messy.

Calvink - I think I discussed the work transition issue before in one of my posts. Yes, for Malaysians who join SQ seems to be a job they stick with as it's close to home and the pay is better than MAS. I had a MAS girlfriend who told me she got RM300 for a LHR layover which was like realyl sad. At the end of the day, what are your career objectives - Do you want to fly for the rest of your life. Of course in some companies, you will be shot with the question on irrelevant experience. It's a gamble and how you manage to cover and answer it well. If you see a crew job as a job you do for 1.5 years, finish your bond and leave, then you start back from the bottom at some other industry but you would have "seen" or "walked" the world (or the plane for turnaround).

I wish both of you luck.

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Postby Seismicz » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 11:42 am

Hey peeeps!!!

Would just like to ask if anybody knows what is SIA's stand on tattoos... Are they really really strict about it and do not allow any?.. Or are they flexi as long as its not visible...

Another thing is if i do not have a tat before i get manage to get in but get one after... Would it affect anything?..

Please advice... and thanx in advance

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Re: Greetings to everyone.

Postby bLiss_ » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 2:23 pm

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hie!

can someone please clarify and explain what is the 3 rounds of interview? i thought all we need to do in the walk in interview is just a self intro? or do they conduct the swimming test and one to one interview on that day as well? i'm confused.

thanks!



quote="maddette"]Hi there dudes & dudettes,

I'm really new to this forum. Came across it after I was trying to surf some information on SIA cabin crew.

I was just wondering, for the next walk-in interview. I understand that there would be 3 rounds. How long does it all takes if one passes all 3 rounds? For example, if I'm gonna be there at 9am, and make it thru' 3 rounds, I'd like to know how long would it take coz' I've got to report for work at 12.30pm.

And I've heard that SIA no longer takes models in?

Can somebody advise me? I'd appreciate it.

Thank you!

Cheers
-Mad[/quote]

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Re: Hello

Postby Plavt » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 3:33 pm

calvink wrote:
What are you going to put in your resume. FLight Steward/ess 'Serving and Ensuring Passenger's Safety'. IRRELEVANT EXPERIENCE unless they are so willing to take u in and


Not entirely true, as cabin crew you are in contact with many different nationalities and cultures. You also have to arrange your life and family affairs around your job alongside coping with considerable stress (i.e. being tired most if not all the time). Think about the issues concerning communication and safety these can be used elsewhere. I think although I cannot be certain a good many ex-crew work in the hotel/hospitality industry.

One could view this as being a restricted to these industries but even if you have a profession you are restricted to that line of work too!

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Postby toygirl » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 4:18 pm

Yes, that is the primary industry I know - Hospitality & F&B. What do you put on your resume once you leave flying - Customer service skills, F & B knowledge, interpersonal communication, language skills (You bound to pick up a few) etc.

But if your discipline is specialised then it is very likely you start back from scratch if you lack experience such as engineering.

Good luck.

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Postby maddette » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 9:03 pm

Yes, I do understand that some models do think that they are superstars and walk-in with portfolio. But I do have other experiences in other areas of work, mainly public relations for events. Although modeling has been my main line for a decade, both part-time and fulltime.

I guess a lot of "new" models claim to be models when they've actually just started modeling as a "talent" and act like superstars. But I do know of a lot of senior local models who are really down to earth. We know the hard work behind it. I've done "research" from my cabin crew friends and yes, the SIA culture kinda relates to how modeling is like.

My gf told me not to say i used to model before coz' her STC instructor mentioned before. Well, I don't know. I reckon it's also if one has pure luck to get through it.

To Bliss - During my walk-in, there was 3 rounds. 1st was introduction with a group of 10 gals, 2nd round is kebaya round for the shortlisted gals from round 1. Finally, 3rd round is a 1 on 1 interview. That's what I know.

I cannot take leave as I'm doing the motorshow at Suntec. *sigh* So i guess I've to wait for the next walk-in after 12th nov.

Thanks to everyone who has replied my post.


Cheers
-Maddette

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Postby lamia » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 9:56 pm

hey zelixious n konkon,
we r of the same batch during the water confidence test!!..i recalled who u both r n i'm there too.keke...
im no. 4. im nt sure if zelixious recall telling me i look like someone~stella Ng that rid off my tension.ha :lol:
im at 845 am for this coming management interview!..seeya gals there n Best of Luck~ :D
Sea of vermins*

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Postby cowie » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 11:40 pm

hi lamia..

my interview is also 8 45am this fri..
i wonder how they arrange it.. coz for the water confidence on 18oct the wed.. i'm like number 30..
another friend number 32 her interview on fri is at 10am..

well..anyway wish both of us good luck on fri.. :D

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Postby maddette » Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:39 am

Hi calvink,

You mean, I must wait for everyone to finish round 1 before those shortlisted can go on to round 2? meaning, right til' the last group from round 1 to finish, then they'd start round 2?

Oh dear!!!

Ok, well, i guess I've to go for next walk-in. Need to lose some weight first. Good thing haha.

So, I'm just curious, are you with SIA?

Thanks,
mad

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Postby maddette » Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:42 am

Hello cowie,

Did you go for the 15th Oct walk-in? Just wondering how long you had to wait for each interview round coz' I wasn't shortlisted after the 1st round.

I hope you can give me some updates.

Thanks a lot.

Cheers
mad

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Postby zelixious » Tue, 31 Oct 2006 1:37 am

lamia wrote:hey zelixious n konkon,
we r of the same batch during the water confidence test!!..i recalled who u both r n i'm there too.keke...
im no. 4. im nt sure if zelixious recall telling me i look like someone~stella Ng that rid off my tension.ha :lol:
im at 845 am for this coming management interview!..seeya gals there n Best of Luck~ :D


Hi stella-look-alike,
of course i rem u! heh my coming mgt interview is at 845am too! so i shall cya there ya! Lastly, best of luck to everyone who is attending Friday's interview ! ganbate~

Cheerios :D

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Postby fishfish » Tue, 31 Oct 2006 9:28 am

Hi everyone,

the next coming flight stewardesses/stewards interview will be conducted on 12 Nov.

It is stated that pls bring along cert...and register between 9-12am, my question is when should I register and the place for the registration?

anyone can advise me?

fishfish :D


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