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Oman Air Recruitment Experience

This post is about my personal experience on applying for Oman Air here in the Philippines. It is my first time to apply on this airline but I have tried cooutless of times for other airlines. My hope is my story provides information and inspiration for aspiring applicants.

Pre-screening:

I went to the STBDJL Humanlink Agency for the pre-screening, wearing corporate attire and full make-up also bringing all my documents with me photocopied in an A4 sized bond paper. The agency is in malate located at the corner of Remedios St. and Modesto St. I brought in a copy of my TOR, diploma, Certificate of employments, NBI Clearance, Passport copy and my resume, together with my 1 whole body picture and 2×2 picture in light blue background.

2nd week of september
I received a text informing me of the employers interview that will be scheduled on October.

Day-1 October 3, 2013

Call time 7:00am
Location: Hyatt Hotel, Manila
I showed up with my friend, we both wore corporate attire skirt and coat, closed shoes, hair neatly tied in a bun, full make-up, smokey eyes and red matte lipstick. (all of these instructions were texted to us by the agency). We were staying in Makati and we took a cab at around 6:30am. the taxi ride was Php120 and it took us 15 minutes of travel time.

Upon arrival at the venue, the hall was filled with about 50 ladies. We took our seat and in a few minutes the agency representative informed us that we will have to follow a new procedure. We will be interviewed alphabetically instead of the usual first come first serve basis. Having my last name in the rear end on the alphabet, I knew then that I am in for a long wait. Ladies who had last names from J up to Z were then asked to stay at the 6th floor hall.

I spent the day fidgeting, reviewing my answer to the possible questions and waiting. My friend and I took a leave in around 11am to take our first meal of the day. We ate at pancake house, located one block away from the hotel, to the direction of roxas boulevard. We had a hearty meal because I was lacking 1 kg in my BMI and still cramming up tp get that ideal weight.

At. around 5pm, we were called in to stay at the main hall on the 3rd floor. we were organized by numbers and we sat in chairs of around 200 we were called one by one and as some vacant chairs are available we have to sit on them still maintaining our arrangement. so you will start sitting at the very back and work your way to the fron row. I hope my description makes sense.

At 7:30pm I am finally at the other end of those chairs and I am up for my interview.
I was assigned to an Omani lady, from HR department. She asked me to tell her about my self. I stated my name, age, my qualities and my work experience. She interrupted me twice because she was distracted by my lower tooth that is misaligned. I informed her that I am very willing to do everything to correct that. And that was it. I was not very confident after this interview!!

After the initial interview, the results will be posted in a white board after a few minutes. I waited around 30 minutes which seemed like forever!
And finally the moment came, the agency representative went over the board and started writing the candidate numbers who made it.
Thank God my number was in it!

Written Exam

Every batch of 20 passers of the initial interview will have to take a 50-item English Proficiency exam in 60 minutes.
The exam seems to look simple but it is very tricky, it is a multiple choice exam but all choices  seems right. You have to choose the best answer.
After the exam we are free to go and we will just be texted if we passed.

1:00am
I was asleep at my friend’s house when I woke up in the middle of the night to pee and I saw the text message. I woke my friend up and she also got a text. We squeeled and cheered like girls do and went back to sleep.

Day-2 October 4, 2013

Location: Hyatt Hotel
Call time: 8:30am
We were all seated and the agency representative made a little speech, congratulating us and how disappointed they were on how many failed the exam. She said they had about 200 ladies who passed the initial and took the exam but only 129 of us passed and they needed 150 cabin crews for Oman Air so she told us that we better all make it after this round or else all their efforts will be wasted.
We are happy that they are all looking to hire us all but again it will all depend on the employers. The agency representatives are all encouraging, giving us tips and advice on how to go about the group dynamics even put spraynet on some girls whose hairs are sticking out. Kudos to this agency! they really made us feel they want us to get the job.

Once again we were arranged alphabetically, oh boy! another waiting day for me, but I did not mind because this time we were arranged into group of 6 ladies. I get to know my groupmates and we even praticed the group dynamics activity,

At 3pm, the groups were shuffled and our group had 2 more new members than the original one that we had. We went inside the panel area. There were 3 panel interviewers, 2 ladies and 1 gentleman. We were asked to take a seat. the seats were arranged in a half moon arrangement. We were asked to stand in front one by one and tell the panel the following details: name, age, if you had any child, current work. After all six of us were done, we were instructed to  ignore the interviewers and discuss among ourselves the top 3 characteristics of a cabin crew and that we have 3 minutes to do it. We right away started discussing with ourselves, we talked one by one and by the end of the time, we were asked to have a representative to present the group’s ideas to the judges.

After that they thanked us for our time and said we will just be informed of the results.

We waited 2 days for the result and all successful candidates were sent a text message. As for the moment all who passed the recruitment will have to wait for the job offer to proceed to the medical exams and the visa processing.

Taking a break from waiting and having our first meal of the day.

I thank my lucky stars and most of all God for blessing me  and my close friend on those two days!! Now, we just have to pass that medical exams and God-willing the dream of flying international skies will become a reality!

xoxo,
kaykrizz

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Flight Attendant Training

 

Batch 47 – 11

This post is about my personal experience for our flight attendant training.

I was hired on november 2010, I was offered to proceed with the flight attendant training right away but I have requested to be scheduled on the next batch for me to send in my resignation. ( I was working as a call center agent then, and December is coming up, hello Christmas bonus!).

My training finally commenced on February 2011.

We were provided with free tickets from cebu to manila. Our accomodation and daily transportation is our own expense. We were give training allowance of Php140  per day and this will be given on a monthly basis. Our training was 45 days. We covered topics about emergency procedures, aircraft knowledge, first aid, security, dangerous goods, CAR (civil aviation regulations), grooming and personal development.

Most may think that the flight attendant training is all about how to serve coffee the right way, how to walk and talk or how to put on your make-up but man, they are DEAD wrong. 90% of the topics are about the aircraft, safety and emergency procedures and only 10% was dedicated to the grooming and personal development. The passing rate for the exams were 95% and once you failed in a test 6 times, you are then out of the training. In short, you will be FIRED. That is how tough it is in the training of flight attendants here in the Philippines. I heard on international airlines it is so much easier! (unfair!, lol).

We started the class with 22 students and we have graduated only 16. Some failed with the exams, one on the swimming (apparantly he has a phobia with water), and others changes their minds and did not show up anymore.

The first few weeks are the most difficult, we had the difficult topics and the pressure of the 95% passing rate is very tough. Mostly we crammed and did not sleep during these weeks. but after the worst is over, it gets worse! since you have to do a drill exam. That is where you would go to the aircraft and you will be tested on how to apply the procedures that you learned on training while you act out scenarios on the aircraft.

Once you survived these first 2-3 weeks you can now breath easy your topics will be less pressured and will be handled by the security department, first aid and grooming instructors.

The upside of the training is that you are meet new people, people who will be then called your ‘batchmates’. Our adviser told us over and over again that your batchmates are like your siblings in this industry, they are the only one you can trust once you are already out there flying. After a little more than two years into this career,  I have proved these words to be true! You may have your ups and downs like real brothers and sisters do but if somebody else tries to hurt your batchmate, you are the number one that is there to defend your sister and vice versa.

 

the slide drill

 

girls having some fun

 

more girl fun

 

this big book you have got to memorize! kidding! (well its half meant!)

 

cool mechanic overalls

 

goofing around on the plane

 

Airport tour
flight attendant training
swimming drills

 

Fire Drills
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Salary Comparison of International Airlines recruiting in the Philippines.

These are the compiled information I have gathered through friends who are currently working or have information about the salaries for these airlines: Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Air Niugini, Saudia, Emirates as CSA and Yemenia Airways.

Oman Air

Kaykrizz: Hi sis! Kumusta ka jan sa oman air? Sa hotel ba kau stay while training? Hehehe pede ba magtanong sa yo coz nag.apply din ako this oct dating daw ng employer…. kung may time ka lang sana, how much young salary, at san kayo may layovers? Thanks so much! God bless jan!!

Friend: Hi sis yes sa hotel pa kami nagsstay.. Basic salary is 500 OMR plus flying.. So mga minimum is Php 80k/month in USD its about $1850 (43php:1usd). layovers? For now sa bangladesh, sri lanka, nepal, tanzania palang. After 1 year europe flights na… God bless! Good luck sis!
-august2013

Air Niugini

Kaykrizz: Musta na diha friend? Unsa balita?

Friend: Kaykrizz!!! Hello ok rako hehe ikaw ? lingaw ra dri may 15 to 20 naa ko brisbane hehe free tanan naa pajud mi 100aud per day waahhh ako pajud bday nah 20. Happy rako buyag2x dri gaan niya taka pasalubong . Kuhaun taka niya dri kat murecruit pa sila puhon. Sa training palang daan di ka mapobre buyag lang jud. Kai training mu naa nka basic pay of 38000 limpyo tax nah na nadayon plus 51000t (2850kina) training allowance. When lupad na muabot mi Php 180thousand in  USD its approx $4000 (43php:1usd)sa 1 month or up depende rana pila ka flyts. Kai
1.Basic pay kai sa pesos less tax kai 38000t niya
2. naa pami 5400t per flyt nga interpreter allowance per flyt nah ha..What if naa ko 10 fights sa usa ka month.
3. Niya naa mi flying hours exceeding s 55hours pa
4. Per diems.

Note: When my friend was hired, she had the senior cabin crew position right away. This shows a senior cabin crew’s salary.

Qatar Airways

This is a comment post on my blog:
Anonymous
September 1, 2013 at 4:25 AM
Hi I’m a crew of qatar airways. What I make in a month depends on my block hours of flying time. basic salary is 3,600 QAR that’s 36,000php, per hour flying time is paid by QAR 40. Meal allowances depend on the country you’re flying. It depends on the currency of a country if you’re flying shall we say 4-5 European destinations in a mos you’ll mostly get 2300 QAR for meal allowances. I prefer flying Europe destinations than flying asia with long haul flying time yet less meal allowances, but of course the con’s of flying to europe are you have to spend more than you spend in asia, you’re not allowed to bring packed food only water cup noodles and crackers, a bit expensive but there’s pleasure in spending and trying out the food from one country to the other.

I had a flying time of 100hrs in a month I was able to get a 10000 QAR that’s 100,000 php in USD its about $2235 (43php:1usd).

If you’ll get let’s say 60-70hrs a mos you’ll receive a salary of 60-70k php a mo. in USD its about $1395 – $1627 (43php:1usd) . Hope this one helps.

Note: I also heard from a co-applicant who had worked for QR for 5 years and just resigned to have her baby and just applied back after a year her baby was born. Here are her comments:
F2 cabin crew: salary ranges from 90k-100k
F1 cabin crew: 100k-150k
CS: 150k up
CSD: 180k up

Saudia

I just heard from a friend of mine that her friends earn about Php 100k per month, in USD its about $2235 (43php:1usd). of course it varies on the flying hours and her destinations.

Yemenia Airways

One of my housemates was accepted to this airline just before the breakout of chaos is Libya. Sad to say her job offer was cancelled after the government has declared that no one will be allowed to leave the country for Libya or countries near Libya. And that includes Yemen, which is just a wall away from Libya. According to her the job offer for the salary is total of Php 60k – 80k , in USD its about $1395 – $1850 (43php:1usd)this varies with your flying time.

 CSA- Emirates

I do have workmates who are now working in the Emirates as cabin service assistants. According to them, on the interview they will tell you that what you will earn is Php 33k –all in.However, once my co-worker is abroad she informed us that the salary can reach as high as Php 50k.  in USD its $767 – $1162.

For our readers who may know a more accurate figure regarding the salaries of these airlines, feel free to comment and enlighten us!

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Salary Comparison of FA salary in the Philippines

Before considering an airline to apply for it would be great if you would have information on the salary and benefits, some companies will be straight to the point and will let you know while some will keep you guessing, just like what happened to me. I wished I had this information when I was applying if I only knew what I know now, I might have been on a different path.

First to understand this salary comparison table of FA salary in the Philippines, you have to understand that FA’s are paid differently than your regular employee. This salary is composed of
different pays, once you add these all up you would come up with the final amount. The basic pay is fixed and taxable and other types of pay are not fixed and some are non-taxable, like the per diem pay, productivity pay, meal on board pay and check-sign in pay or take off and landing pay these pays will depend on how many hours of flying you get in a month. The average is 60 hours in a month, with the lowest can be at 40 hours and highest is 100 hours.
I wish I can give you a fixed amount for each company but sad to say if I do that there is a great chance that will be an inaccurate amount given the nature of the job. So here is a table that gives you the confirmed information and it is up to you to calculate how much it can sum up for each company.

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Company
Basic Pay
Transportation Allowance
Per Diem
Productivity Pay
Meal on Board
Check/Sign In
Take off and Landing Pay *
PAL
Php 12,000
Php 10,000
Php 5000-7,000
     Php 320/hr
     
actual meal provided
PAL Express (New Contract)
Cebu based
Php 12,400
Php 12,400
Php 5,000
Php 5,000
        –
        –
1st 50 hrs = 100/hr
50-100 hrs= 350/hr
Ave. of 30-40 hrs
Flying time per mo.
      none
      none
         –
   
         –
Cebu Pacific
Php 12,500
Php 200/day
1st 50 hrs = 175/hr
50-80 hrs = 350/hr
80-100 hrs=500/hr
      actual meal provided
Zest Air
Php 10,400
Php 210/hr.
     
(info not confirmed)
Php 100/hr
Sea Air
Php 15,000
Php 4,000
Php 220/hr.
 (info not conirmed)

This table is as of 2013. Based on the collected payslips from different companies. Changes may have occured after this has been posted

credits go to my co-crew who compiled this table.

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Applying for Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Position – The Process

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!
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Another heartbreak from Qatar Airways

This post is to give an update on what happened in my last Qatar Airways Application.

I have personally applied about 7 times to this company already. The first couple of times I got far enough in the process that it made me want to go all the way and I just did not stop (stubborn me!). Finally all my efforts and research had paid off.  The last time I applied November 2012, I successfully have passed the grueling selection process and was all set for the medicals when suddenly all of my batch mates who had pending documents (including me) were all sent regret emails. The next thing we knew they are freeze hiring, giving their current cabin crews forced leave ( no flights for 7-10 days) and finding fault in their crews to send them home(fire them).

The most logical explanation would be the 787 incident, wherein supposedly these aircraft can go straight 8 hours flying without the need of stopovers. Qatar had made an order of these aircraft and planned numerous destinations and had anticipated for need of cabin crews to run these destinations. However, due to the 787 incident in JAL, (see this the Boeing company (makers of the aircraft) had to make an investigation (lasted about 5 months, so as our waiting time) and ultimately have come to a conclusion that these aircraft are now only to fly 3 hours instead of the original 8hour straight flight.

This had affected many airlines that have made orders of this kind of aircraft and Qatar airways was one of them. Sadly, we have become a part of the casualties.. many hearts were broken and knowing that we on our part have not done anything to influence that decision is just very frustrating. I am lucky that I had not gone through the medicals yet or I could have spent money and still get the regret email from Qatar. I know some people have spent as much as Php20,000.00 just on the medicals alone and still got the regret email.

Some of my batch mates did get in, and now done with the training and flying to our dream destinations.  If it really is for you, I guess the universe will make a way. For me, I guess God is still saying Not yet.. However, I am now getting ready for the next opportunity, and I will surely have another go at it if that door opens once again!

How did I get through all the stages of the selection process? I am giving out all the details that had worked for me and have not worked for me through all my 7 application attempts in Qatar Airways and other airlines as well!

Here on my multiple post about the topic. I decided to make a series out of it to fully explain everything because one article is just not enough.

The kaykrizz Interview Tips series

I would love to hear from you, do leave a comment if you have questions and will answer them as soon as possible! Hope to hear from you soon!

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Applying for Airphil Express a.k.a. PAL Express

The 2p Experience (a.k.a PAL express)

(note: as of aug 2013 pal express HR is no longer conducting recruitment. PAL HR is now the recruiting body. Please refer to my PAL experience)

Airphilexpress Ticketing Office, Mactan Cebu International Airport

First Step:

I passed my resume and pictures to the 2p ticketing office. The guards were just the ones who received my application and I was told that they will just give us a call for the interview. After a month I received a text with a schedule for Impact Interview.

Second Step: 

Impact Interview, it was held at the ticketing office of 2p. Sir jojo was the cebu manager then, he measured my height and weight, asked permission to look at my face closely, left and right profile, teeth, arms and legs. Then we had a short Q&A, standard tell me about yourself question. After that we waited outside until everybody was done for the results. After that my name was called and we were the ones who passed for the next step. Sir jojo asked me to take care of my skin breakouts in preparation for the panel interview. The panel interview will be held at cebu. (Good news for me!)

Third Step: 

The Panel Interview. The head of inflight services and sir jojo were the ones who interviewed us. On the day we were again measured height, weight, face scrutiny, teeth check, arms and legs. After that a series of questions regarding myself, things on my resume, my opinion about politics, previous application experience and my salary expectations. Once again, after that we waited outside until everybody was done for the results. After that my name was called and we were the ones who passed for the next step, which is the IQ test. We were given a schedule of the exams.

Fourth step: 

IQ test. It was held in the 2p operations office inside the airport. We used a computer for the test, it was online and time-pressured.Subjects are about english, math and logic. You will have 1.5 minutes for every question and if you dont answer it by that time it will automatically left blank and you will be given the next question. After all of us was done we were told that all of us passed and at this point we are hired and will be endorsed to join the next batch of trainees!

Conclusion: 

At the 2p application process a lot of details were not divulged until the training proper. Details like the training bond, salary and benefits. All I know is that I would be based in Cebu after the training and it was enough for me at that time. I cant wait for training to start for me to finally have a reason to leave home. =)

IN A NUTSHELL: 

I still wonder about my career choices back then. Thinking about it Careerwise, it would have been a lot better to choose PAL. However, Personal Life-wise, it was the best decision to choose Airphilexpress. My support system was here and I just love living in Cebu City.

I guess it all comes down to what is one’s priority in life. And in the end, being happy with whatever choice you make in life.
XOXO
kaykrizz
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Philippine Airlines Recruitment Experience

The PR (pal) Experience
Pal Medical Building, Mactan Cebu International Airport

First Step: Passing of resume, then measuring of height and weight and eyesight test.
Second Step: Impact interview. I entered a small room. One male interviewer asked me to stand straight, walk, look to the left, right and back. Then i was asked one question: tell me about yourself? After that i was asked to leave the room and wait for the result outside.
Then my name was called, I was given a piece of paper saying congratulations you made it to the next step. With the paper was a schedule for the orientation.
Third Step: The Orientation. It was held at the Days Hotel. On that day the hotel was very crowded, there were about 150 to 200 applicants. The Orientation had to be done in 2 batches. On the orientation itself they discussed the company’s mission, vision, salary and benefits and there was a mention of the training bond (50k).
After the discussion we were then asked to introduce ourselves in front of everybody within 30 seconds.
Next, we were asked one by one to go at the back, they will then look at your arms palms up then palms down, the face, teeth, mouth open, then the legs front view and back view.
After the assessment, a group of people were called and they were for ‘conditional’ status. This means they have a condition that they need to meet first before they can continue their application process. It can either be the weight or the eyesight.
For the rest of us we were given papers with either thank you for coming or a schedule for the IQ exam.
Fourth Step: IQ exam, english exams, math and IQ exams. Time pressured and quite difficult.
Fifth Step: Panel Interview. After exam we were asked to call the pal office in 2 weeks time. I was one of the passers, we were then briefed that the Panel Interview will be held in manila. Airfare and hotel will be shouldered by us. (this kind of turned me off for a bit, I can’t afford it at that time) We will then be informed of the schedule of the interview. It took me about 2 months in waiting.
Conclusion: While waiting I was hired by Airphilexpress/ PAL Express and I decided to withdraw my application with PAL.

But my friends who went through the panel interview shared with me their experience.

Airfare was shouldered by PAL, you have a roundtrip ticket to cebu for free on the same day.

The Panel Interview
It was held on PLC (Pal Learning Center)
Upon arrival at the building you will have to register, and wait in line to be called. Once called you will enter a room where in there will be a panel of Company executives, trainers and HR executives to interview you. You will stand in front you will see a line up of tables and chairs, it is exactly like an audition.  Then you will be questioned from simple and easy to unexpected and uncommon questions. And after that the verdict is given right away and some comments on how they find you in the interview.

*note this happened 2 years ago (feb 2010), now the company is owned by another entity and there is an additional step for the new recruitment process:  The Mr. Ramon Ang interview, wherein there is a one on one interview with the President of the company.

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Cebu Pacific Air Recruitment Experience (one day hiring process)

They say passing a recruitment for FA here in the Philippines is waaaaay more difficult than international FA recruitment. There can be some truth to this statement, since for some international FA companies(qatar airways) the minimum educational requirement is a Highschool Diploma. For most Philippine’s Airline companies its a minimum of undergraduate (2 years in college) and some require a degree. For the hiring process, let me share to you some of my adventures.

I tried applying for PAL (pr), Cebu Pacific (5j), and Airphilexpress (2p).

The 5J / Cebu Pacific Air Recruitment Experience

Oneday recruitment process, Rajah Park Hotel

First step: there was 5 of us, we were asked to stand near a wall, on the wall there is a line at 5 ft. 3 inches. Then we are asked to smile our biggest smile. Right there and then if you did not reach the line you are asked to leave. Saying thank you for your time but sadly you did not meet our requirements.

Second Step: We were assesed one by one, a lady will stare at you and scrutinize your face. I was asked to look to the left and to the right. After this point I was told sadly I did not make it. Maybe it is not yet the time for me.

Third Step: A group interview. You will be placed in a group setting and you are to be asked a question one by one. The successful candidate will now then proceed to the final step.

Fourth and final step: the one on one interview. There was a panel of 3 interviewers and they ask you random questions. You have to show your quick thinking and spontaneous personality during this stage because interviewers will ask uncommon questions, the ones that you most likely have not prepared for.

If you pass, you will then be given an ID tag that says “cabin crew trainee”

This one day process is very convenient and then and there you will know i you are in or out. No more agonizing weeks to suffer from waiting.

Conclusion: As for me, I only made it to the second stage of the Cebu Pacific Air Recruitment Experience . I admit my skin is in bad shape at that time, due to all the stress from work and home, I was having breakouts on my face. I guess it is a must for Cebu Pacific to have flawless skin and that is one of their must haves. But my journey does not end here, I went to apply for PAL and Airphilexpress as well.

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Qatar Airways Application timeline

Applying is not an easy feat!

After I was able to see a glimpse of the world of flying, i was never turning back, i was decided to get my self in. In short I was hooked and i was as stubborn as a 3 year old kid.

I know my list does not compare to the lists shown in some forums at pex ( ) , however this is my history so far.

Nov 2009 -group dynamics
May 2010 -group dynamics
Aug 2010 – no call
Nov 2010 -group dynamics
Jan 2011 – group dynamics
Feb 2011 accepted in airphilexpress (this will be another post)
July 2012 – no call
Aug 2012 – english exams
Nov 2012 – fi

For those who are not familiar with the words i used here is a directory:

no call -i did not receive an invitation to participate in the 2nd day recruitment process. Which is called the ASSESSMENT DAY.

During the assessment day there will be 2 eliminations. One right after english exams and the second is right after group dynamics.

fi means final interview, this is the last step of the whole process. Some still gets eliminated after this step but for those who passed they are one step more closer to the position!

No matter what the results will be i know i will never give up, maybe i will rest for a little bit but this little light of desire in my heart will never burn down. ^-^

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