Applying for Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Position – The Process

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The 5-star airline.

For as long as I can remenber, Qatar Airways recruitment in the Philippines has been a regular thing, they are always in Manila and in Cebu almost every 3 months and there was even a time that they recruited every month.

What are the processes that one should expect when applying for this prestigious airline?

Let me share to you my personal experience of applying for this airline 7 times in a span of 3 years. The process is pretty much consistent and they rarely change.

DAY 1- Open day

This open day is where one can walk in and pass their CV or curriculum vitae. In the Philippines more known as the resume. The recruiters will normally accept CVs from 9am to 12 nn. In manila where it is usually swarming with applicants, it is advisable to be at the hotel by 7am, or else you would be lining up for hours for your turn.

Before you can even enter the room, the agency representative will measure your reach test. You must reach at least 212cms. without shoes on. there will be a white tape marked on a wall and your fingers must at least touch that tape on your tiptoes for the girls, for males feet flat on the floor.

The passing of the CV will usually take you 2-3 minutes and if your initial interview goes well you will receive a text message or a phone call informing you that you are invited on the Assessment Day or Day 2.

Day 2 – Assessment Day 

If you got the golden text, you must be feeling like you are on cloud 9! Congratulations! out of thousands of applicants you made it! What to expect on this day?
1. You need to register and you will be given a sticker with your first name and candidate number.
2. The Assessment day will commence with a little introduction from the recruiters. This will be about Qatar as a country, the Qatar Airways company, and the salary and benefits of cabin crew. After the presentation there will be an English test while you will be called one by one for a reach test and the recruiters will be looking at your face and will be asking if you have any scars, tatoos or moles.
3. After the exams and the one on one reach test, the first cut will be done. All will be asked to leave the room and once the recruiters are ready all will be back for the announcement of the names and candidate numbers that made it to the next round.
4. If your name and number is called, lucky you! you are in! The next step will be the group discussions.
On the group discussions, it can either be:
A. you will be divided into 2 groups and given 2 minutes to solve a problem or situation.
B. you will be given a partner and you will be given 2minutes to get to know your partner and you have to introduce him or her to the whole group.
5. after the activity, the second cut will be made. Once again the names and candidate numbers of the lucky candidates will be called.
6. If you got in you will be scheduled for a one on one interview the next day. You will be filling up application forms and may also be asked to take another set of photos with a set of guidelines on how to take the photo.

Day 3 – Interview Day

On this day the room will have natural light, and the 2 recruiters will be having a 30-minute one on one interview with the candidate.  After the interview the results will be given 2 weeks after through email.

Now the waiting game begins….
for some it may be a breeze and may only take 2 months or less but for others, it can take as much as 6 months to a year if you have pending results, or documents.

The Golden Email

Ideally after two weeks, if you have done all the novenas and prayers that there is in the book and if your prayers were answered by a big YES. Time to celebrate for a little bit. And its time for your Medical Examinations.

Medical Exams

Depending on what city you are in, manila or cebu, you will be given a clinic where you will have to undergo all the medical exams. You will cover the expenses. Usually the first part of the exams will cost about PHP 3,000.00 – PHP 4,000.00 depending on the clinic. You may incur additional expenses like (wisdom tooth extraction, scar removal, etc.) After the medical exams the ideal waiting time is 2 weeks but for some it may take months. 

Visa Processing

Once cleared with the medicals, you will be then given another Congratulatory email, with instructions to proceed with your VISA processing and your tentative date of joining (or travel date)

Once your visa is processed and all is well, the next email that you will receive will have your VISA number and eTicket!!!

Time to pack your bags and prepare for a brand new life as an international flight attendant!

Be sure to check my tips / interview hacks for your coming interview!
kaykrizz interview tips series : because my tips wont fit in 1 comment or 1 post alone! ๐Ÿ™‚

84 COMMENTS

  1. Ooooops, i accidentally removed this comment, im sorry, i was using my tab and. May have deleted the comment while im trying to do something else.. anyways, i remember the comment was why do qr asks for photos of moles, scars etc? I asked the exact question when i was required to take a photo of my mole, the recruiter then said it is just for identifying purposes

  2. Hi, I would just like to ask if QR is strict with facial moles? I have a mole in my face and its kinda big; eye catching one.

  3. Hi sis, i really dont know for sure.. but i guess that would depend on the recruiter. If you pass they would just advice you to have it removed if needed. The trick is dont show u are conscious about ur mole. Be confident inspite of it

  4. Hi! Nice blog by the way, very informative! ๐Ÿ™‚ my question is do they allow you to wear stockings?

  5. Stockings are not allowed. You will be requested to take it off if you show up with one. (these are the latest ODs). However I do remember many years ago one assessment day for QR where in, we are all instructed to wear stockings. My advice read their instructions by the door, for people who will be shorlisted, your dress code is already posted by the door (or where they would put it up)

  6. hello… what about slit marks on wrists? its not a reddish scary looking one..its a thin flat white line. would deeply appreciate the reply

  7. Hello, if we're not allowed to wear stockings does this mean we have to shave our legs before showing up? ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. hi sis, I'm about to fly to doha mid of march 2014. I will undergo full set of medical exams there. Im worried about my scar from my removed tattoo I had at the back. I never declared it.

    Maybe you can suggest good make up to conceal it? My scar is a little raised up from my skin, but not keloid. I need something to level it up and camouflage it.

  9. Hello mam! paano po malalaman kung saan ang location nila ng interviews i mean kung saan nila yun ginagawa?

  10. hi sis, im kat…an aspiring f.a
    i have submitted my resume online sa website ng qatar airways since they will hold a 2 day recruitment day sa makati sa sept 27
    please do tell me some personal tips. thank you!

  11. I do have a lot of TIPS to share my dear reader, that is the reason I blog in the first place. It is too many actually that I cannot possibly write it to you in a reply, wonโ€™t even fit the comment box. So what I did is write series of posts specifically for this situation.

    I have prepared the

    http://beaflightattendant.blogspot.com/2013/11/kaykrizzs-interview-tips-series.html (click on this link to my articles)

    The links on this post will help you prepare for your coming interview at every angle.

    Happy Reading!

  12. Still just try they will just ask you to locate the moles and see your reaction once asked about this. so just be cool and smile when the ask you about the moles. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Hi! I'm planning to apply on September 27.. Kaso medjo hesitant din ako kasi i have scars din sa binti pero not that visible nman. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thank you so much Ms.Kay! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope I can make it with these moles. ๐Ÿ™‚ You're very inspiring!! <3

    -Ria

  15. Hi , Strict din ba sila sa "Braces"? anyway I can remove it naman anytime but nag woworry lang ako na masayang if papatanggal ko agad for the sake of hiring on sept 27 and 28. Thanks in advance sa pagsagot sis.

  16. May Qatar Airways experience ka na? Part ba ng training nila yung swimming? Sa lahat ng "flight attendant training experience" mo, part ba lagi ang swimming? Hindi kasi ako marunong ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  17. Hi, Girls! Did you all go yesterday or today to submit your resumes?? Were you notified na to proceed to the next stage?

  18. I've passed through the final interview last week, And then a while ago, I received an email its not saying congratulations but, I was requested to fill up a long(general) and short form for my candidacy. Is this the golden email you're referring to? I hope you can help me with these Ms.Kay! Thank you!

    xoxo
    Ms.ER

  19. Hi! No. its not yet the golden email. Its just like the application form that we've filled up but in soft copy form, Im from sept batch this year. I hope we can all make it!! Godbless. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚ So mostly, those ladies and gentlemen who have attended the final interview got the same email too? Afterwards, I was requested to send my whole body and passport sized photo is this the same thing that you did? Because I've heard, there are already chosen candidates who will join the QR last September batch? But Im not so sure with that. We're all clueless but let's hope for ALL THE BEST! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Yes I think everybody who passed until the final interview got the email. However, I am still nervous about my mole. Pero they are checking it before the final interview, so does that mean na okay na ako sa mole ko? I am worried kasi.

  22. Gaano ba syang kalaki? I have too, 4 pa nga in my face but they correct it instead of moles, I'd rather called it as beauty spots yung recruiters na mismong ngsabi sakin ng ganon during the Final Int. kasi meron din sya sa face nya. Pero yung naging friend ko during the process naka receive na ng regret email while me, they asked me to repeat my photo then one day after sending it, I received an email telling they have received my photo so I guess the next email that I would be receiving if it is regret or congratulations. Let's Pray! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm from October batch nga pala. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Hi Im from Nov batch. May naka recv nb sainyo ng congratulations email? Last nov 15 plng nrecv ko saying n nrecv n nla photos

  24. Hi, I would like to know If local airlines here in our country is strict with medical? I mean, are they extensive as international airlines like Qatar, Saudia and Emirates? I've been suffering from frustration and depression, because I applied at QR last october, and luckily was recommended for the position, but, unfortunately, was Unfit to work due to my fibrosis which I believe considered as a scar. I got it from Pneumonia when I was 1 yr old, my past x-rays were cleared, I kept my copy of xray films for future reference, So after knowing my condition, I consult our Pulmonologist about it, He asked me to bring another x ray film for comparisson. The x ray film that I brought was dated October 2013, and the reading was cleared, so he compare it, to my surprise I really do have that Fibrosis since then.

    Well that's life, Maybe I am not for Middle East, as far as I know, not the company itself is strict with lung conditions but the Middle East coutries itself. So, for now I really want to know, If PR, 2P, 5j, AK and Tiger Air is strict with my condition. Actually my doctor already gave me a Medical Certificate that I am fit to work. This is my dream, that's why it hurts a lot. </3

  25. Hi, Dear,, I have gone trough the recruiment process in Qatar airways until final interview, i havent dont any medical exams, and my applications says : feedback pending.. what do you think is the next stage,, i have been waitng for 2 months after i was selected.

  26. Hi kaykrizz! I would just like to ask, are they too strict about sa teeth? I have two molar teeth removed, both sa left, one sa taas and one sa baba. But maganda naman yung ngipin ko, kumpleto yung hilera in front. Its just that, yung ngipin ko sa loob kulang, but it doesnt affect my smile at all haha. Im actually planning on getting an artificial teeth but its toooo expensive. Would I pass the screening kaya if they find out I have two missing molar teeth? Thanks for your reply!

  27. Hi Kaykrizz…
    My daughter has already entered the final interview last February 28, 2015. Then on March 2015 she received an email from QR requesting and remainding her regarding the submission of photographs to complete her application. She already sent them her photographs. It's been almost six months that she has been waiting for their email yet up to this moment, She is getting no response. She is worried and scared what the result could be. She is worried that after waiting for so long, it would just be a regret email instead of a congratulations email. Thanks you..

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  29. can i know what moles
    and what should i say when the interviewer asked me what u do i never worked as flight attendant by the way it is the first time to me

  30. Hi sis! This post is for educational and informational purposes of how the recruitment is. Not really a job post. ๐Ÿ™‚ Subscribe to my Hiring Alerts to get free emails on the latest job openings once a month. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. hello po..ate,,may 3 bunot po ako ng ngipin..pero sa baba..kumpleto ang ngipin ko sa taas,maganda ang ngipin ko sa taas..matangkad ako,morena at makinis..gusto ko pong trabaho yun..ok lang po ba??,kahit hindi kumpleto..,plsss..pakisagot po..salamat..

  32. Hi Kaykrizz Can i ask if you have any idea how long it will take to know the result of Final Interview in Qatar Airways? I ask to retake my photo two weeks ago. And its been 4 weeks since i had my Final interview. But i haven’t received any email as of now. I afraid that i didn’t make it. Is tru that they will send you a rejection mail if you didn’t make it?

  33. Hi Kaykrizz Can i ask if you have any idea how long it will take to know the result of Final Interview in Qatar Airways? I ask to retake my photo two weeks ago. And its been 4 weeks since i had my Final interview. But i haven’t received any email as of now. I afraid that i didn’t make it. Is tru that they will send you a rejection mail if you didn’t make it? Thank you for your reply! Godbless

  34. Hello sis! Most Hiring processes takes a loooong time. Mine took 7 months of waiting. This is what is infamously called the waiting game. My advice is to keep your patience until the first day of your training as a flight attendant. All the best!

  35. Hi! I would like to ask about the retake photo. They asked me to do it bot just once but twice. Now im afraid that it may lessen my chances for the position. Do they usually reject photos?

    Hoping for your response. Thanks!

  36. Were you interviewed in Clark also? When did they ask for retakes of your photos? Right after you sent them? I had no feedback from them na kasi after I sent them the photos they asked. Clark din ako. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nov 5

  37. Hi, Nicole! That’s the spirit and I admire you for that. You’re right, Don’t lose hope. All the best! ๐Ÿ’‹๏ปฟ

  38. Hi. Im interested to apply in Qatar Airways.
    Im a registered nurse planning to pursue to become a Flight attendant, since it was my dream job when i was a little. Im 5’3 in height. with pleasing personality and with good set of teeth but my problem is, im not that slim enought just like other Cabin crew. Im chubby. I would like to ask, could it be possible for me to passed in Qatar Airways? mahigpit po ba sila dito sa manila regarding weight issues. Thank you and God Bless ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Hi just a question.. strict ba anf QR sa ngipin? Naka fixed bridge ksi ako… during the interview/assesment is there a part na ichecheck nila yung teeth mo? Or they will ask you to smile?

  40. Hi Angelica Purisima, Yes definitely you can apply. I, myself is a graduate and a Nurse but here I am. ๐Ÿ™‚ Goodluck! All the best!

  41. Hi there! If it is fixed bridge, it mostly accepted :). pero of course, depends still with the recruiter.

  42. Hi sis!! Well they ask me to repeat photographs on July 25th and I’m still waiting for response my status is feedback pending and I’m just so anxious and sooo afraid because I don’t know if this could affect my opportunity to join. Almost all the people from my op is done but I’m still waiting. Please help me with your experience and knowledge about all the process. Thanks. Ps. Love all your posts and videos.

  43. Hello! Just be positive ๐Ÿ™‚ That happens as well that they may ask you to repeat your photos for many times.So don’t worry. All the best!

  44. Hello sis! That really depends on the hiring airline. Some entertain, some don’t. To be accurate, please check that on the hiring airline’s requirement page ๐Ÿ™‚ All the best

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