I am a bit nervous for the result of my final interview for CABIN CREW of QR...
does anyone know if they are very strict with regards to chicken pox scar on the face?its not that visible and just really small. But during my final interview they asked me if the scar is from chicken pox and I said yes. Unlike another applicants, they did not asked me to send photos of my scar.
Shall I be worried? Nevertheless, I am praying a lot everyday..and hoping to receive a congratulatory email soon.
Hi thank you for such a helpful post. . .I am done with my FI last oct 7and just waiting for QR email. I am a bit nervous because of my small chicken pox scar on the cheeks. They asked about it during my FI but unlike other applicants they did not asked me to send photos of my scar.
should I be worried? do they accept applicants with such flaws?. . .thanks you! ! !
nevertheless, I am very hopeful and keeping my strong faith.
It is inherent to any cabin crew to have blemish-free skin, I have had my application completed online last week and I attached the required photos. What bothers me is the fact that I am not blessed with flawless skin. I have had acne the past few months and scarring was apparent. No indentation or anything, just pigmentation or dark spots, I am defiant of using makeup since I'm a man. Does it automatically deter my chance of getting in?
Bridgetown, Barbados 05-Nov-2011 0900 Open day Port Louis, Mauritius 05-Nov-2011 0900-1200 CV submission Chiangmai, Thailand 05-Nov-2011 0900-1200 CV submission Budapest, Hungary 05-Nov-2011 0900 Open day Zagreb, Croatia 05-Nov-2011 0900 Open day Madrid, Spain 06-Nov-2011 0900 Open day Sofia, Bulgaria 06-Nov-2011 0900 Open day
1.Ask yourself if you really wanna be a Cabin Crew!
In Korea, people call service job (and construction job) “3D” → Dirty, Dangerous and Difficult! I don’t know if it’s true or not but yeh bear in mind that there is always a glamorous side and … a NOT-SO glamorous side of every job so KNOW it and keep asking yourself at least five times if you really wanna do this.
To me, finding a .. so-called perfect job is impossible because it doesn’t exist, all you can do is; find a job that you can live with .. most importantly it must be a job that you can be patient doing it and you think you can enjoy it no matter how hard it is. Yeh I know it’s easier said than done but you really need to think about it carefully because this might be a turning point of your life^^
2.Once you decide to work in the aviation field, you should RESEARCH not only about the airline, but also the aviation industry and the State of Qatar, the place where you’ll be based.
It helps you understand much more about the airline you are applying for and it gives you a big picture of the whole industry and the country that you’ll be living for a couple of years?, what’s going on there, what you need to have and need to know, what suits you and what doesn’t, etc. It’s not necessary to memorize everything about the company, but yes it’s better if you can answer when you are asked, right? One of my friends was asked “Who’s our CEO? When did he join the QR?” and lucky her cuz she knew it .. and of course she passed the first screening process. Well, this is one of your first impressions! Say … if you have the same qualification with Ms. A, but you can’t answer what the recruiters ask while Ms. A can, you know who they are gonna select! These are websites that I used for researching Qatar Airways and the State of Qatar:
What’s more, go to Google and type “Qatar”, “the State of Qatar”, or “Qatar Airways”, you’ll find thousands of info! Enjoy googling! lol
From QR homepage →
Reach for the stars! Join one of the most awarded airlines in the sky.
Do you love travelling and meeting new people? Do you have excellent interpersonal skills? Are you a team player who would love to be part of an award-winning team?
If your answer is YES, then Qatar Airways wants to hear from you. We are looking for dedicated and energetic individuals to join our multinational, award-winning cabin crew. Apply now to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to travel the world and become a flying ambassador for Qatar Airways.
Being cabin crew is not just a job but a way of life.
We invite applications from those who meet the following requirements:
•Minimum age: 21 years → If you are turning 21 in a couple of months, go for it!
•Minimum arm reach: 212 cm (on tip toes) → For male applicants, I think it’d be ok but for female, please be careful because if you can’t reach 212 cm on your tip toes, you’ll be asked to go home at once!
•Minimum education: high school degree → Everyone should have graduated high school by the time you apply for QR.
•Fluent in written and spoken English (ability to speak another language is an asset) → To be honest, not so many people are fluent in both written and spoken English. So don’t worry because English is not only the qualification that they are looking for.
•Excellent health and fitness → Make sure that you are VERY healthy and not coming down with infectious diseases as they take it into account very SERIOUSLY.
•Willingness to relocate to Doha, Qatar → Hmm, this is VERY important because you must LIVE there. Many people say Doha is not for them and simply give up applying and there are many people who can’t stand living in Doha and decide to walk out. So make sure that you’ll be all right living in a conservative, extremely hot, and many “must abide by-rules” country!
•Outgoing personality with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a multinational team → Maybe, this is the most important one! They’ll observe these skills from your performance, interaction, attitude, etc during the preliminary screening and your final interview.
We offer a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package including:
•Competitive tax-free salary → Yes, it's tax-free!
•Fully furnished, shared accommodation with private bedroom → Some get private room!
•Welcome bonus (2000 Riyal) → You'll have to pay them back 1000 if you quit in 1 year.
•Three-year, open-ended contract
•Meal allowances while on duty → Depends on your flights!
•Transport while on duty
•Comprehensive medical insurance
•Travel benefits on Qatar Airways and partner airlines → 1 free tix and unlimited 90% & 50% rebated tix for you ... and there are for your family members as well (no free tix)
What I can say is; keep it SIMPLE, EASY to read (and to get the required info) and your CV (work experience, education background, etc) SHOULD relate to the industry! Definitely, it should be UPDATED, PRECISE, and HONEST.
Well, I know many people are trying to appeal by writing everything they have experienced but honestly some of your extracurricular activities might not interest them, so pick up the most interesting and appealing one! Remember that they spend no longer than 1 min going through your CV when you walk in! Double check spelling, grammatical errors, and EVERYTHING – you can ask your friend to do it for you as s/he might notice something that you don’t.
For photo, you need 1 recent passport-sized photograph on a plain (avoid white) background and 1 recent full-length postcard-sized photograph (business attire) on a plain (avoid white) background.
Photo Format: stand facing the camera, feet together, hands relaxed by the sides and a warm open smile!
For cover letter, it’s not mandatory. I used to submit a cover letter but some of the recruiters didn’t even look at it while some read it carefully so decide it yourself! lol
From the QR website:
You are most welcome to attend our open day/ CV Submission Recruitment Campaign in all destinations WITHOUT any invitation letter. Please note that all expenses incurred by you to attend any recruitment campaign will not be the responsibility of Qatar Airways. Short listed candidates will be required to attend further interview processes over the next two or three days.
What to expect
If you want to meet us, please make sure to be on-time, wear business attire and be yourself.
Ladies - Knee length skirt and short sleeve blouse. Hair neatly tied back.
Gentlemen - Business suit with neck tie
We are looking for candidates with good interpersonal skills that raise to our 5-star service level.
*Double check the City, Country, Date, Time, Location, and Event type! Sometimes they recruit female only and occasionally recruit only the citizen of recruitment country! Be very careful.
5.Once you have all the required documents and info in your hands, APPLY online (if you wish to)
Again, this is NOT necessary. You DO NOT have to apply online.
You can only bring your CV, 2 recent photos, and your confidence to the recruitment campaign and that IS enough. (According to QR Homepage, “You are most welcome to attend our open day/ CV Submission Recruitment Campaign in all destinations WITHOUT any invitation letter.” 2011/10/06)
But for people who want to get an invitation email from QR, you might apply online.
What you’ll get is the information of the recruitment campaign and that’s it.
I used to apply online just to make myself feel relieved but I NEVER passed the recruitment campaign that I applied online … haha
Now you know what you have to do, why don’t you give it a go? Be ready! Opportunity never knocks twice!
I’ll come back with the tips and what you have to do on the open day later on!
Now you guys know what you need! If you are ready, why don’t you give it a go?
Honestly, QR has NO STANDARD on selecting people, in my opinion.
It’s all about (YOUR) timing, opportunity and ….. LUCK!
Basically, recruitment campaign is held weekly around the world so go to the nearest country to where you live! It normally starts from 9-12, 9-13, 10-13, it really depends so don’t forget to double check! The recruiters basically come 5-20 mins early so BE THERE at least (I say at least .. people who are late sometimes ARE NOT allowed to get in because there are too many people) 30 mins before it begins because they might give you very important information and they sometimes tell you what they LIKE and DISLIKE, etc. And most importantly you get to know what kind of person they are and you MAY select whom you want to submit your CV to. lol
Today is nothing actually, you just follow what they want you to do, SMILE, be NICE (Hmm, you can be yourself that’s right but remember that you are applying for a (service) job!), behave properly (you are applying for the world’s 5 star airline, you know what you should/shouldn’t do), submit your CV and leave! That is it! (you might have to wait, wait and wait! So make sure that you’ll be ok standing for a couple of hrs because some people faint!!)
Yes, this process is of importance as your VISA will be permitted (whether you can go to preliminary screening or not) at this stage. And as y’all know, people are easily failed! I have seen many people speaking FLUENT ENGLISH but they are failed. And many neatly-groomed-people do not get selected! Why? Beats me cuz I don’t know either. lol Maybe, they are not impressed ?…
What I can tell you is if they LIKE you, then it’s your day.
But if they don’t, althou’ you think you are one of the best candidates/you are ready and excellent enough, you will be asked to come back when you are ready! They always say …
“You guys can come back anytime!”
“It’s not the end of the world.”
“If you don’t get selected today, it doesn’t mean that you are not good but you are not what our company is looking for right now.”
“Improve yourself and you are welcome to come back anytime.”
These are what you will hear during the recruitment campaign so familiarize with them! lol
**These are questions they may ask you when you submit your CV. (There are many more but these are what I know.)
-Hi, how are you?
-What is your name?
-What is your first name?
-What can I call you?
-How old are you?
-When is your birthday?
-What do you do?
-Are you working or studying?
-When will you graduate?
-How many foreign languages can you speak?
-What is your hobby?
-Where do you live?
-What did you do yesterday?
-What did you have for breakfast this morning?
-Is it your first time applying for Qatar Airways?
-Why do you think you were failed last time and what have you improved?
-Why Qatar Airways?
-Where did you hear about Qatar Airways?
-Why do you want to be a Cabin Crew?
-What do you know about our airline?
-What do you know about Middle East?
-Why do you want to quit your current job?
-Do you know who our CEO is?
-Show me your teeth, ears, hands.
-Thank you for coming.
Bear in mind that they check your personality and your communication skill! Don’t speak too much. Don’t be too nervous. Try to break the ice. Be friendly and professional. .... and you’ll be fine!
If it’s your day, they’ll invite you to attend preliminary screening which might be held either on the same day or in the following day depending on them.
They always ask you to read the instruction paper for people who are shortlisted – it’s about grooming, venue, time, etc so read and memorize it.
Basically, LISTEN carefully and DO what they ask you to and you won’t miss anything.
Language proficiency and grooming does matter to some of them. But I think your IMAGE, PERSONALITY, and ATMOSPHERE are the most important today! So do WHATEVER that you think might impress them,
be yourself (actually I don’t like this phrase cuz I don’t know how but it really works once you try! lol),
behave properly and ....
BEAR IN MIND that you are applying for a (service) job and it's the world’s 5 star airline!
One of fashion's NO-NO is to wear a short-sleeve shirt with a tie. I mean, you can do it, but it's not formal at all... So I doubt that an airline would use a short sleeve shirt for crew uniform. At least not for CABIN CREW, since I work in an airport and I've seen pilots with 3/4 sleeve shirt.
It took me 2 days, but i finally completed it all. I read every page on this thread. 102, quite tiresome LOL.
After all the horror stories, i'm still going to pursue this avenue. I have always wanted to be a FA and this opportunity is just too rare to pass up. The OD will be held at a hotel that is literally 2 minutes away from my Apartment.
I've made notes and i hope all the advice from this thread will enable me to be successful at the OD in Kingston, Jamaica this week. I need all the help i can get, i am pretty sure Hundreds of people will show up, possibly thousands but i'm praying that, the fact that the job is middle eastern based will serve as a deterent and scare people away...
I have a concern that i didnt see arise, as it seems the average person here is at least trilingual , I on the other hand speak only English. Will i be eliminated for that???
I find it odd that they're recruiting from the Caribbean islands. Why do they recruit from countries they do not fly to?
QR will not eliminate you for not being able to speak any other languages than English.
They, like Emirates and Etihad Airways, have been recruiting in countries they don't fly to for many years. It's nothing strange about it. For instance, QR have been recruiting cabin crew in Bulgaria and Romania for as long as I can remember and they just recently started services there. Same with Argentina and Brazil in which they have been recruiting crew for probably over 10 years.