19 January 2010

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN AIRASIA FLIGHT ATTENDANT INTERVIEW?

By Venice

You come to the airport, you see girls in red hot uniforms, walking with the trolley bag and looking all ready to take off into the skies.

You want to be one. You see the ‘audition’ advertisement in the papers. That’s your chance!

You’ve got the height, you have a bubbly personality and you qualify academically. You dress up and head to the interview venue, with all the relevant documents in hand. Yet in you head, all you can hear is the loud beat of your nervous heart. You have NO IDEA what’s coming…

Hang on! Take a chill pill. Here’s something to help you.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN AIRASIA FLIGHT ATTENDANT INTERVIEW?

Firstly, in true AirAsia style, you’ve gotta expect the unexpected! Gone are those traditional bun-in-the-net and fringe-less sulky look. No way, not HERE, ladies..

Dress to impress, that goes to say without fail at ALL interviews. But when you are coming to audition for us, come in KNEE-LENGTH skirts. Keep those minis/micro-minis/skin-tight pants/tailored-slacks at home. Potray the feminine you. After all, you are aiming to be in that knee-length red skirt. So show us that you’d look good if not GREAT in a knee-length skirt!

Do apply make-up at appropriate ‘strength’. This is no broadway or chinese opera stage. And mind you, this is no glitzy dance floor either. So give those glittery eyelids a rest. Make-ups are to ENHANCE your appearance. Tame those bushy eyebrows, moist up those dry and chapped lips, splash on a touch of blusher, brighten up those eyes, curl up the lashes and powder up that oily t-zone!

You MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST remeber to bring a BIG SMILE from the moment you arrive at the interview venue! A smile is a sure-win first impression, so flash us those pearly whites!

The first interview is all about your appearance and first impression. If you know you’ve got the quality to become one of the world’s best cabin crew, the you have got to convince us by standing out in the crowd.

The process of the Day One is rather straight-forward. Firstly, you go through the height and weight check. Then comes the Documents check. Remember, smile your way through, be polite to anyone who is handling the checks.

When you finish all that, you will notice that the crowd would have dramatically reduced. Some aspirants would still brave the queues despite knowing that they might not have met all the pre-determined requirements.

Next, you’d be asked to strut your stuff down the aisle. Yes, the catwalk! Walking shows your posture, so don’t hunch, don’t slouch and for goodness sake, don’t start that annoying habit of shaking your legs when you are seated and waiting for your turn. Don’t think that panel is NOT watching! You will also be asked to make some simple sample announcements. That will surely excite any aspirants to be doing a flight-attendant ‘thing’.

And when you have faced the time-trial of standing in line, keeping the grooming in check, and gloriously succeeded in making that impression, you will progress to the FINAL interview.

There will be three stages, and the focus will be on how you talk, how you interact, and how spontaneous you can get. The last bit will be the one-on-one interview, where our panel will be talking to you on a little more in-depth basis. To me, that would be the toughest part, but hey, that’s just MY P.O.V., so don’t let it bother you!.

In summary, just relax, bring out the best in yourself, SMILE, be friendly, and of course stay humble. This would not be the day for you to be shy, impatient, temperamental, or angry.

Believe in yourself and believe in the flight attendant in you. Just let that shine, and you’ll be just fine.

All the best.

  • Dian

    this’s my wish to be the either flight attendent in AirAsia :)

  • Sven

    what would be the sallery range for a female flight attendant who would like to join air asia. (malaysian). Trained by and worked for the past 2 years with qatar airways.
    Appreciate you can let us know.
    Thanks

  • Jennifer

    Is it any vacancy for flight attendant at this moment? how can i get any information if there have any vacancy for this.

  • Phua

    Hey ppls , just to have a little write here for a ask ? Jsut to enquiry to be stewardess , any requirements ? Thanks

  • Venice

    Dear Jennifer and Phua,
    Our recruitment ads are published about a week before the ‘audition’ dates, and will be in the Star papers. Otherwise, you can always log on to our website and check out jobs@airasia. The initial requirements are also stated there.
    And as for Sven, I believe our salary range for both male and female attendants would be the same. You might also want to check out jobs@airasia for all the details.

    Best of luck to all of you!

  • Orawan

    Hi there, Can I please ask? Is there any minimum of age for the flight attendant position? Also, the height? I wanna be a flight attendant for long time but unfortunately, I am a bit short and tiny :) For the other experiences, I think I have the most. I am 30 years old now but haven’t looked that old and I lived in Australia for 8 years now. I got experience in customer service quite long and hopefully it helps me to qualify. Could you please answer me if you have time :) Thank you

  • Jordan

    I hope i can be the one who can fly with the others onboard!!

  • Komathy

    Greetings,

    Kindly do advise if I should drop the idea of attending the interview if I failed on the height requirement as I believe there are plenty of others that will meet the pre-requirements and I would be able to save the hasles of the interviewers. On the other hand, I have a decent experience in customer service line and would very much like to give it a chance.

    Cheers.

  • Aierra

    hello. I have tried to apply online for flight attendants position, but it says i didnt meet basic requirement because I didnt undergo the national service (I wasnt chosen at the first place). How shall i apply for this position?

    my email is aeyrra [at] hotmail [dot] com

  • Lim

    Hi,

    My name is Sunny. I am a male teenager who aged 20 years old. I wish to be a flight attendants but failed to grab opportunity to look over the ads posted by Air Asia regarding the recruitment. Is there any way for me to receive the latest news regarding it so that I could respond immediately?

    And, my height is 165cm. Would it be exceptional case for that if I really do perform well during the interview day?

    (Because as I see through the requirements, 170cm is minimum height for a male)

    Wish to hear from you soon.
    Thanks.

  • Soo Eng

    hi, just to enquire is there any exception before whereby air asia accept female flight attendant height at 153 or 154cm?

    n btw will it be better to attend the interview in the morning or noon?

    seeking your prompt reply.
    many thanks ahead :)