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Postby woodstock » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 1:27 pm

Wawaa,

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. :) It's really helpful. I really admire your determination. I'll follow your foot step. I will prepare myself better for this interview. I'll go for facial once a week and go to the gym 3 times a week from now till the interview!

During my time, we were asked to swim from one end to the other. Another skin check was done right after the WCT so that the beautician can see the real condition of the skin after all the make up is wash off. From the comments I got from the beautician, I thought I won't make it to the next round. My skin was dehydrated back then... and till now it's still dehydrated. :P Better do something abt it now... hope it's not too late.

CelT,

Thanks for your encouragement. Hope to see u during the walk-in! Keep in touch, ya? Hope we'll form a little support group of ours like wawaa and the gang. Having friends that support each other makes our "journey" to SIA more fun. :)

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Postby Dylla » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 1:51 pm

Niwae, dun really noe u..all the bez wif SQ
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Postby pinkhunnibee » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 1:54 pm

Congrats Wawa

Really happy for you.

I wasnt informed to not apply within 6 months after the mgment round (in 2005) and had tried numerous times after that in these 2 yrs and never got passed the first round.

I think I might have been black listed..Sighz really disappointed..

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Postby Dylla » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 1:55 pm

wawaa wrote:Hi Woodstock,

yes! there's defintely Malaysians who travel all the way for the walk-in. I did come across some, either they drive down on a 1 day affair or stay over at a relative place. Don't worry for the age, if they like u n find u pleasent age doesnt matter. And never give up tryin to those who really wish to pursue flying coz me myself I lost count on how many times I tried way back in 2003 but comfortably I guess 8 times n I finally got tru with Deenah n eveningstar yest! And I still find find it hard to believe...haha.

Oh yah for the benefit of those trying this comin walk-in, I'll just share wif u guys my experience n wat to expect at each round. Actually this 8 tries n the experience I got with Emirates intv as well has helped me a lot to improve n get myeslf prepared but despite tat I'm always nervous..

Round 1 (Group intro): Frankly speaking at this round i never knoe how they select the girls. I just got this intuition tat first impression counts n most importantly they r attracted to u either ur personality or image. And luck plays a lot here!! SOme ppl who speaks badly still got tru or how sloppish u dress in tubes or slippers still move on to the next round. One impt thing to those who tried many2 times, PLEASE STATE THE DATES in the application form u previously applied, this will really help u to escalate to the next round. Tats what I did, basically they knoe tat ur determine n tats wat I always did. NO BRACES n SPECATACLES plsss.Dont share ur grandfather stories...or talk rubbish n not even selling urself too hard. Keep it short n simple. Nowadays they like givin the girls a topic to share like during mine..Whats ur views on plastic surgery n which part of u wld u go for one?

Passing rate: Most of the time 3 or 4 ot of 10

Round 2 (Kebaya fitting): This has always been my killer round. Most of the time I got cut here n the furthest I got frm all the previous tries. Frm my experience n observation those girls who got skin problem like acne scars....weird walking, scar (as long as its not very obvious) on the visible parts of the kebaya etc usually got cut here. PLs walk gracefully, NO CATWALKING! Walk naturally. u got to haf pleasent skin need not be perfect. I always got cut here previously due to my facial skin, I never had a flawless one (always havin breakouts, white n balckheads) back in those yrs so I spent quite a bomb to improve my skin condition (my skin r cleared took 6mths for this). I even put on braces years ago to fix up my crooked teeth.Knowing tat I did all this for the sake of this job, told myself I cannot give up.

Passing rate: 3 or 4 out of 10 but during mine 8/10 the highest ever I've seen.


Round 3 (One-to-One): This is an easy stage but still u get eliminated! U just need to talk n talk, show ur enthusiasm n hide ur nervousness. Smile a lot! Being v.quiet n reserved doesnt help coz ur outta there immediately.
They will just ask u questions why u wana be a fs, ur hobbies, abt ur job experience.

Passing rate: Mostly 1 or 2 only got cut out.

Round 1 - 3 all done during the same day of the walk-in.

ANother day
Round 4: (Water confidence test): Easy round as well but there is still elimination! Passing rate usually quite high here. Those who cant swim no worries there is a life jacket n u'll still make it tru. Just tat NEVER EVER hesitant to jump down its an immediate failure! N those who got cut usually becoz thery r either too skinny or too heavy. Skin check is done here but very quick one they just wana look for any visible tatoos.

Passing rate: MIne was 10/11. usually only a few got cut here.

Another day
Round 5: (Mgt intv): AS been discussed here, this is actually the killer round coz they slashed out quite a lot usually half. Please be in FORMAL attire with collared top n tailored pants. Put on light make up n shoes with heels. First impression counts n u wdnt want to get cut becoz of ur attire. Need not bun up ur hair just tie up will do. For me I find this intv very informal, chit-chat session with the 2 interviewers in the rm. Almost the same ting with round 3, u got to smile n smile! Show ur enthusiasm again, give a lot of gd qualities abt urself which u can contribute to flying but never lead on to being boastful. They will ask u things like how long u intend to fly n wats ur future plans...ur family..touched on ur job experience which relates to customer service...how u keep fit n wat wld u do if u dont get this job. It all depends on ur experience lah..diff ppl gets diff sets of questions. BUt frm wat I noticed during my mtg intv, those who r inside the rm for quite sometime usually got tru n those who had short quick ones, they r eliminated. Guess the longer ones they r interested to know more abt u. If u got cut here, u can only apply again after 6 mths! which is a long wait for ppl like me who's getting older :P

Passing rate: 5/9

So wen ur done wit the mtg intv, head straight for medical chkup either on the same day or next day and SIA will contact u within 2 wks to inform u the next step. One of the girls who went wit me (eveningstar) her blood pressure shoot up! Pls be calm ...relax guess she was too nervous. This cld jeopardise ur medical report.

Wen I learned tat I got tru the mtg intv...frankly speakin I didnt knoe whether to be excited or not...my mood turned of wen the malay lady gave me some remarks on my make up n looking old. WHen I saw her walking out of the intv rm witout any pc of paper in her hands, I tot ok Im gone! I was then called up by her n she gave me some comments. SHe told me tat I almost didnt get it...which she suspects tat I look older than my age...she said my make up is so wrong, hair makes me old almost everything on my face was wrong!! So the excitement was gone on the spot. SHe told me to cut my hair short n improvised on my make up. Actualy I'm fine wit cutting my hair but make up? Arent we gona be trained n taught how to put on proper? I was taken aback coz things like this esp the physical aspect it can be CHANGED most imptly the qualities n personality u haf to possessed to be in this line. She was then tellin me u got to expect this kind of things wen ur a fs else u get grounded! Gosh I haven even started n Im getting all this oredi. But I guess okla nice of her to give me some constructive advices at least I knoe where I go wrong.

So to those tryin...I hope this is very2 useful. I really wish to help n motivate those who tried many2 times...tell urself never give up n always2 go for every walk-in ...it helps u to be better.Gd luck!!


Hey wawaa…
Just read ur entry..was surprised to know that u hv been commented by that Malay lady also(the fat one,wearing scarf..??)..Btw, who is she?? Some HR person?? Judging from her size, she cant be SQ ex-cabin crew,rite..???hahah

well, at least she passed u thru the management round..
Still remember the day she eliminated me for being OVERWEIGHT for SQ..Guess, me juz gotta work bloody hard and prove to her that i'll lose another 5kg...and not ended up being like her...lol!!!!!!!!!!!

Niwae, i dun really noe u but all the bez wif SQ....Hapi Flying~

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Postby autumn-reverie » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 2:03 pm

Hey Wawaa,
thanks for sharing with us your experience. It's really very helpful and encouraging! With your determination, you are no doubt well-deserving of this job babe! :D don't worry too much about the comments, the malay lady also gave me some advice too :lol: i guess when we start training we'll be taught the proper grooming skills haha.

Littleprincess & Woodstock,
all the best for the upcoming recruitment! we'll all be rooting for you! :D

CelT,
thanks for your sweet message! this forum has helped us aspiring cabin crew alot and i feel it's only right we contribute back :D Looking forward to welcoming you to the SIA family!

:kiss:

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Postby Eveningstar » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 2:31 pm

yeappers 5/9 pass mgmt interview, 3 consist of me wawa n deenah! remember to dress well n smart! also, 1 girl got cut because she was way too skinny... so if you r of of those skinny lads, please eat more! and of cus, after the mgmt, remain calm, dun get high blood pressure like me. i almost cried! cant imagine failing the entire thing juz for high blood pressure. -_-" I went back today and my pressure is normal already, but i dunno if they are gunna mark me down. =(

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Postby bLiSs-LiCioUs » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 2:53 pm

congrats to you three!!!

hmm... really hope to join u girls real soon... :wink:

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Postby CelT » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 3:03 pm

definitely! woodstock dearie... :D
.CEL.

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Postby wawaa » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 3:22 pm

Hey Dylla,

tat malay lady she is just part of the HR team, just somekind of assistant doing her job to coordinate the girls. The comments given to me was what she felt n think why the management ppl was hesitant to pull me tru.
I felt there's pros n cons, pros being untrained n new she has given me tips n areas to improve myself n cons those comments were just her views n not coming from the mgt ppl. So she mite or mite not exaggerate at the same time in my humble opinion, mistake in make up or hairdo can always be corrected but someone personality n attitude can never be. OR in a postive way maybe she has helped to pull me tru by talking to the mgt team abt my weaknesses n how to improve it. Maybe....maybe not...

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Postby machi17 » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 3:28 pm

i've never seen the forum so crowded and active b4! lol :o
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Postby DeeeNah » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 3:34 pm

Hey celt and woodstock,

You are right about this forum being a nice little support system. This is my 1st time trying out for SQ. Never aspired or dreamt of it. But suddenly the opportunity has presented itself, why not?

This forum has given me loads of tips, and alot of encouragement as well! So be active here, make lotsa friends and who knows one day you would be walking down corridors of the STC! :)

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Postby rika2 » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 3:42 pm

wawa, deenah eveningstar.

my 1st post here. was surfing around and suddenly chanced upon this webby. been following (n praying) for u guys all these while. so glad to hear uve all gone thru smoothly =)

u girls have really excited me. u noe this lil mini-me inside that suddenly jumps around and say "let's do it!"

so many of u have multi-experience at recruitment. I was just apprehensive whether 1st-timers will make it through..until i just saw deenah's post! (or ur just too irresitable for them)

it's been a wild ride im sure, u girls have inspired me to YES, give it a shot this coming July!

cheers!
rika :wink:
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Postby DeeeNah » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 3:47 pm

Rika2,

I only tried out this June 3rd interview (Gosh, can't believe it was only slightly more than 2 weeks ago, feels like it has been ages!) because my best friend wanted me to follow her. But as I got closer and closer to it, I realised that I really wanted it and would really like to have this career.

Yeah, do try out for it. At least you know that you have tried than not trying at all! All the best!

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Postby rika2 » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 3:56 pm

anyway..

i finally decided to register here (other den to congrat u girls) will be to offer n share advices n tips as well. i recently had a couple of close frens flying with sq.

hmm...around 4 fs frens. 1 guy n 1 gal been with them for quite sometime. another gal just finished training n is currently in e skies! have another guy pal currently undergoing 3rd mth training.

if anyone has any queries feel free to shoot n i'll b glad to check with them on ur behalf.

meanwhile, trying to gain more info myself so as to b better prepared for july 15 =)

i believe in gg allllll-out for wad we really want. let's do it!

*smilesssss
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Postby Eveningstar » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 3:57 pm

Hey rika2!!! thanks for silently supporting and praying for us! maybe ur lil magic did work! haha!

do go try ok... i went in oct 2006, even though my braces are not ready to be removed. take each failure as an experience learnt. even though i know i would fail at the kebaya round, i went nontheless cus i thought the experience of going thru round 1 is still worthwhile. it doesnt matter if you didnt pass first try, wut matters is that u r determined enuff to reach ur goal. =) all the best ya! keep us posted!


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