Friday, January 1, 2016

Qatar Airways + Emirates OD/AD/FI Cabin Crew Blog

I recently came across an excellent blog where a lovely girl explains in detail her experience going through both Qatar and Emirates Cabin Crew open day/assessment/final interview. I find her blog very informative and filled with details. She also write about her Singapore recruitment experience as well, but i will only share her QR/EK experience here.

Her blog is:

I totally advice you to check out her awesome blog

Lets start with her Qatar Cabin Crew OD/AD/FI

QR Open Day

As you can see, according to the letter that ive received it states that the open day is anytime between 9am till 5pm. But its advisable to be there before 9am because the later you go the longer you’ll have to wait. I was there around 8:30am but when i was through with the process it was already 12:45pm. There were around 600 people in total during the open day. The recruiters arrived at 9am and we were all seated down and briefed what to do next. They only require 3 documents from us which are passport copy, passport size picture and CV. we were asked to proceed to the conference room one by one. In there, you’ll be asked a few questions and a reach test. There will be a masking tape labeled 212cm on the wall, as long as u reach any part of the tape, its considered as a pass. I will include an illustration  in the next post. *** If you pass the open day, you will be given a invitation letter to come for the assessment day. The interviewer gave me a letter with a number on it and asked me to keep it in the pocket where the other candidates would not see it. This is a golden ticket, an express pass to the assessment day. Those who did not receive this letter will have to wait for an email. Frankly speaking if you did not get this letter on the spot 98% it means you failed. But i’ve also seen a few candidates that were informed through email later in that day around 6pm so dont be sad or dishearten if you didnt get the invite on the spot!!!! Please refer to my next post for more info about the assessment day. I hope it will be of help.

QR Assessment/Final Interview

During my open day i was the few candidates that received a direct invitation to the assessment day, there are those that received it through an email. The assessment day starts at 9am sharp. Each of us were required to line up according to our numbers. Those that received an invitation has to show it to them and wheares those that got it through email would be registered on the spot and will be given a number plus your name tag.
Assessment day starts off with a presentation about the company. After that was a english and mathematics test. Candidates were given 40minutes to complete it, its more than enough in my opinion. After that the 1st elimination takes place. Those that made it through will be going to the 1 to 1 interview round.
2 TO 1 INTERVIEW : each candidates proceed to a room  with 2 interviewers inside. 1st assessment would be the reach test again. There is a tape labeled 212cm on the wall. You will be required to start off with 1 arm, after that with both or the opposite arm. But as long as you can touch any point of the tape, it will be considered a pass. But if you fail to touch it with 1 arm, you will be asked to leave immediately. After you have completed the reach test, you’ll be asked to sit down and have a short chat with the recruiters. There’s also a bowl and you have to pick out 1 and talk on the topic for 1 minute. They will also ask about any tattoos and scars on your body. During the interview there are 2 huge spotlights shinning on you. This is to check your skin to see if there’s any major flaws. They will asked if you are wearing colored contacts and its not permitted in the airline. So do not wear it. They will also ask if your eyebrows are tattooed. So if its embroidered please explain it to them as they are not accustomed to that. Only asians usually do embroidery. After all the candidates are done, they will decide who to keep. That is the 2nd cut.
Those that made it through will proceed to the 3rd round which is the GROUP ACTIVITY. We were divided into 3 groups and given a topic to discuss on. You’ll be seated in a circle and the recruiters will walk around the circle and evaluate you. After that, they’ll make the 4th cut.
Those that made it through will be given forms to fill in and videos will be shown. After the forms are filled, we were directed to the same room for the final interview. And a reminder, do not edit your pictures. They are very much against it. So please follow the rules. The recruiters were mad when they saw a few of the candidates that looked absolutely different in person than their photos. We were told to wait around 4weeks for the golden call.
Goodluck to those that are going for their assessment days or open days. Remember, GOOD THINGS ONLY COME TO THOSE THAT DOES NOT GIVE UP EASILY. If its your dream, then do not give up if you fail the 1st time, keep on trying. I’ve met people that went for an assessment day 7 times and eventually made it through.
ATTENTION: Those that failed at any stages, you can reapply any time. The recruiter did not say a 6 months waiting period is required. So go for it!!!! Absolutely no harm trying!!!! Do pm me if you have any enquires, i will do my best to answer your questions.

And her EMIRATES Cabin Crew recruitment process

An open day usually begins from 9am. In some cases its written in the invite that it begins from 9am onwards till 5pm. But honestly, its better to be there by 9am because the recruiters came around 9:15am and there were alot of people waiting in and outside the hall. The turn outs for that open day was more than 700 people. There were people standing all the way to the hotel lobby.
During the open day there werent any presentations. The process was very fast. Most importantly remember to bring 2 main documents : CV and passport size picture. They did not request any full length pictures. Before they begin collecting the docs, you will be given a form to fill in. Name, age, application number if you have registered online( if not just leave it blank), languages that you are able to speak read and write fluently( if you only can speak but cant read and write it doesnt count), highest education certificate, email add and After that you are required to staple those 3 docs together and one by one you’ll approach the recruiter to submit it to her. Now, please NOTE that they will only take a few secs to look and talk to you. So make sure you impress her. She will ask you to write down your name and beside your name there is a number. They will ask you to come collect the result at a later time and if you are selected, your name will be highlighted and qualified to proceed to the next round which is the assessment day.

starts at 9am sharp so make sure you are there before that time. We are then asked to line up according to our number and take our name tag. After that we were grouped according to our numbers into group A,B,C. each group consisted around 15 people. We were sitted into a circle and then sub divided into a group of 3. We were then given a card with a word on it and we have to discuss among ourselves for 5minutes and then present it to everyone else. After that we were given a picture of an object and we have to link that with the previous one. After that, the recruiter asked us to step outside and wait around an hour while she deduce the result. I was the final 20 that made it through. The rest were sent home.
Next assessment was the reach test and english test. Please NOTE that those of you that are on the short side like me, Im only 161cm and i only managed to touch the 212cm line with 2 fingers. The recruiter was very strict, she asked for at least 3 fingers to pass the line. Its doable actually, i just had to remove my jacket cause it was very tight, but i was very nervous so i totally forgotten about my jacket. So i was eliminated. 3 of us were eliminated at the reach test so the final 17 advanced to the english test and after that around 11 of them made it to the final interview.

The reach test is actually a poster pasted on the wall. So as long as you are able to reach pass that line with 3 fingers ( some only require you to reach it with 1 or 2 fingers). You are asked to remove your shoes and tip toe is allowed. But only with the ball of your feet, ballerina tip toeing arent allowed. Those who are shorter, remove your jacket so that you’ll have more space to stretch. When you reached the mark, you’ll have to remain there for a few seconds so even if you feel like your arm is about to fall out just bare with it!!!!!


Emirates have changed their requirement in regards to their reach test:::

'''Minimum arm reach of 212cms (on tip toes) and minimum height of 160cms, which will enable you to reach emergency equipment on all aircraft types'''

Emirates Final Interview

On the 6th of October 2015, emirates came to Penang. So i decided to give it another try since i failed the height test previously in August. I’ve been marking a line on my wall and practicing daily. Those that failed the height test, do not be discouraged because practice definitely helps a lot. Refer back to my previous post, i’ve included an illustration of how the height test looks like.
So, i am just gonna skip through the open day process and proceed to the stage after the height test. It was the english test, you will be given an hour to complete it. Truthfully it was very easy, as i am malaysian so english isnt a big hindrance to us. It was just some basic comprehension and grammar tests. Overall everyone passed except 3 people. I was the 1st to finish the test, i completed it in under 20minutes . So dont sweat it, relax and proceed caustiously. Haha. You’ll be fine.
Next would be the group activity. We were distributed into 4 groups. Each group had 10 members. We were given a card with a problem  that we had to solve as a team. Question was : our company is the last ship to set sail for the summer and due to an error in the system, we were overbooked. Out of all the passengers, we were required to choose 5. So we have to explain to the recruiters why we came to that conclusion. Please take note that this round is crucial, many were eliminated here. Out of 10 in my group, only me and another 2 made it through. But on the bright side, this was the last test so to those who made it through here, just won a golden ticket to the final interview.

Final interview: my interview i chose to do it on the last day because i live in Penang so it would only be fair to let the others that live overseas to proceed with their interviews 1st as they have flights to catch.
During my final interview, honestly speaking it was nerve racking….. I was so nervous. The recruiter was very gracious and friendly so i felt at ease talking to her. She asked me a few questions, all regarding work. For example: tell me a time where your co-worker wasnt doing her job. So you had to think of an example and explain it to her. If anyone is interested, by all means leave me a message and i will upload a series of questions and answers that i personally prepared prior to the interview.
After the final interview, i waited less than 4 weeks for my golden call. HR will asked you when you would like to join them in Dubai. And she sent a series of documents online for you to fill in. But, i did not sign the contract with emirates. It was because my grandmother was gravely ill and she was the one who raised me so during her time of need i cant leave her. I hope to try again later on and hopefully i wasnt blacklisted in their list. Those of you whose dream has always to become a cabin crew, i wish you all the best, fly high and never ever give up!!!!! I’ve met so many amazing people during my interview, some of them tried 10 times!!!!! And they still didnt give up!!!!!!!!  Cheers.

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May she succeed and fulfill her dreams :-) 

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