The Cabin Crew Assessment Day Explained



In this article you will learn what is a cabin crew assessment day.

Is it different from a regular interview?
Is it harder? Easier?
Do you have to prepare something extra?
Is it more efficient than a classic interview?
Do more or less people get hired after the assessment?

I had many conversations this week with amazing people who dream to be flight attendants. While their experience, age and nationality differed, there was one thing in common: they are passionate about this job and they all wanted to know what exactly they need to do to increase their chances of success. I was planning to write an article about some of the activities on the cabin crew assessment day, but I realized that so many of you are just starting on this road, so we need to talk about the basics.

A clarification of terms first:

Assessment Day (or Assessment Center) – Is a process employing multiple techniques and multiple assessors to produce judgements regarding the extent to which a participant displays selected competencies.

Assessor – An individual trained to observe, record, classify and make reliable judgement about the behaviors of those being assessed.

Exercise (or Task) – A simulation or technique designed to elicit behaviors related to performance requirements of the job.

A dictionary definition: “an assessment” is an evaluation, an appraisal or a rating. It means to examine and judge carefully the value and worth of something.

The professionals explain: ‘Recruitment assessment days offers several advantages over conventional one-to-one interviewing. Group selection enables a number of people from the organization to observe a number of job candidates, as they go through a series of specially designed activities. It also offers the recruiting organization an excellent opportunity to present the company and the job in a very professional way, thus appealing to and attracting the best candidates. Also, the unsuccessful candidates leave the process with a very positive impression of the organization and the experience as a whole. This type of recruitment also enables people to show the best version of themselves, often working on real job-related scenarios, which removes much of the guesswork about people’s true abilities. One-to-one interviews tend to favor the ‘professional interviewee’ types, who present very well, but who might then fail to deliver.’

During the cabin crew assessment, the focus will be on a set of varied exercises designed to simulate different aspects of the work environment. These exercises establish how closely your behaviors match the cabin crew role.

It is important to be aware that each exercise has been designed to assess a candidate’s behaviors in performing a task.

No matter how trivial or petty an exercise may appear to you, remember that the original psychologist designed it to assess how well you display the required behaviors for the role.


The cabin crew assessment day is structured as follows:


1. INTRODUCTION and Q&A


The day starts with all the candidates getting a name tag and a number and given the ‘house rules’.
The company presentation comes next. The assessors will give some information about when and how the company was founded, what is the airline’s promise to their customers, company slogan, working environment, numbers (fleet size, number of destinations, number of employees, number of passengers carried every year, revenue), association with other brands (sponsorship, etc) and testimonials from some of the existing cabin crew, talking about working for the airline and the cabin crew lifestyle.

After the presentation you will have the time to ask questions.


Prepare in advance one or two relevant questions that might benefit the entire group.



2. REACH TEST


As per the airline requirements, you will need to have an arm reach of 212 cm – if you interview for Emirates*** and Qatar Airways or 210 cm if your assessment is for Etihad Airways. The assessors will test you can comfortably touch the vertical arm reach mark.

***In addition to the arm reach, Emirates also requires a minimum height of 160 cm.


3.GROUP EXERCISE


You will be split in groups, and each group will be given an exercise. The subject may be airline related or not. In order to complete the task, everybody from the group must understand what they have to do and help each other. The members of the group need to have discussions of how are they going to achieve the task. Everybody should participate. The cabin crew job requires you to be enthusiastic, involved, a good listener, friendly and calm under pressure. These skills will be shown during the group exercise.

Teamwork means working confidently within a group, contributing your own ideas effectively, taking a share of the responsibility, being assertive – rather than passive or aggressive, accept and learn from criticism and giving positive, constructive feedback to others. Ask yourself what is normally your role in a group. When you are among your friends, are you the leader that takes charge and wants to answer all the questions? Or maybe you are the one who always suggests new ideas on how to approach a situation? Or are you the critic who only sees the negative aspects of your group performance? Analyze yourself and ask others how do they perceive you.


The airlines need to recruit people who are able to cooperate, solve problems and work well in teams.



4. ENGLISH TEST


You will be given 30 minutes for the English test. It is all in writing and it can include a short essay on a given topic such as: ‘Which is the most exciting place you ever visited and why’, ‘Why do you want to be a flight attendant’, ‘Why do you want to work for our airline’. There are also tests that include a short newspaper article followed by questions based on the article. Sometimes simple grammar is also included. Keep in mind that your English proficiency is tested during the entire day, from the Q&A, to the group exercise and final interview.


5. FINAL INTERVIEW


Once you’ve made it past the initial assessment, the company has made the evaluation you are qualified for the job. The purpose of a final interview is to determine whether you would be a good fit for the company. The cabin crew final interview usually lasts 30 to 60 minutes, and you will be asked questions based on your resume, experience, education and performance during the day. Typically, the interview starts with a question to break the ice such as: ‘What did you have for breakfast?’ ‘How did you arrive here today?’ Once the conversation starts, you should expect the following questions to come up:

What major challenges and problems did you face in your job? How did you handle them?
What did you like or dislike about your previous job?What was the biggest accomplishment / failure in this position?
What was it like working for your supervisor?
Who was your best boss and who was the worst?
Why are you leaving your job?
What is your greatest weakness?
What is your greatest strength?
How would you describe yourself?
How do you handle stress and pressure?
Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a co-worker who wasn’t doing his/her fair share of the work. What did you do and what was the outcome?
Tell me about a time that you helped someone.
Are you a team player or a team leader?
What motivates you?
When was the last time you were angry? What happened?
Why do you want to be a flight attendant?
Why should we hire you?
What can you contribute to this company?
How long do you expect to remain employed with this company?

Review these question and consider an appropriate response based on your skills and experience.


There are no exact answers which will fit everybody, but bear in mind that for the cabin crew position there are a set of skills expected from a successful candidate: great communication skills, working in a team, keeping calm during stressful situations, assertiveness and cultural awareness. Consider them when preparing your answers.


You don’t need to memorize an answer, but do think about what you’re going to say, so you’re not put on the spot during the interview.

Now that you know what to expect during the cabin crew assessment day, start practicing your answers and your reactions. Go there confident and prepared and you will definitely be successful! In the following articles you can explore in more detail each part of the interview.

Get your copy of the 25 Questions and Answers for the Cabin Crew Final Interview.

Check out which airlines are having Open Days this month.
If you just starting, read through this article.

Learn all the insider secrets on how to be successful from the first try HERE

267 Comments

  • Vallerie

    Reply Reply September 26, 2017

    Hi Kara, I went for an open day a few days ago in Singapore and didn’t pass to the final interview, if I try to reapply again on the open day in Indonesia with a week between, can I do that?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 26, 2017

      Yes Vallerie. Qatar Airways doesn’t have any imposed waiting period between assessments. Good luck!

  • iheb

    Reply Reply September 25, 2017

    Hey Kara,
    I applied for Qatar Airways last June, tehy did all the procedure in 1 day and unfortunately i was not hired, the Application Status online was changed from Open day to Regret. They came this September, few days ago, with different recruiters. They just say that is gonna be an Open Day for CV drop and if you will be selected for next step you will be informed by email (that day), now few days are passed and the Application status online is changed from open days to ” Assessment Center” but i didn’t recieve any email or call from them. everyday i check the app online and the status still ”Assessment Center”.
    What does that mean ?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 26, 2017

      Hi Iheb, Assessment Center means that you will have to go through an assessment. It might be that they are holding your application for next time they visit your country, or that the interview is organized at a later date.
      Either way, nothing is official until you receive an email from them.

  • Eric

    Reply Reply April 20, 2017

    Hi Kara

    I’m so impressed with all the efforts you make to attend to all these people. I just have one question. I am booked for an assessment with Qatar airways in dubai this 28 April 2017. Actually I am working in a company and the company has started processing my employement visa. Is it still possible for me to work with Qatar airways if I should be successful? If not how can I do to change my employer.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 20, 2017

      Hi Eric. If you are successful with Qatar, you would obviously have to quit your current job, hence your employment visa with them will be canceled. Qatar Airways will apply for an employment visa on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about that. Does this answer your question?

      • Eric

        Reply Reply April 22, 2017

        Thanks so much Kara. I’m satisfied with your respond but my worry is that I was told here in dubai if you quit your employer you need to pay or refund to him the money he used for ur visa which is around 6000 diram. My problem is I don’t have such money so my question is, as you explained Qatar will make another employment visa for me I will like to know if it includes the refunding of my visa fee to my current employer. I am new in dubai on a visit visa but came to seek for a better job. I am not yet familiar with the Dubai laws on employment and cancelations of visa. Please I need you to clarify me more if possible.

        Thanks for your kind attention

        • Kara

          Reply Reply April 24, 2017

          Hi Eric, I am not an expert of labor law in Dubai. You should approach either the company processing your current visa and ask about penalties or see a lawyer.
          Qatar will not reimburse your past employer visa fee. They will arrange for your residence visa in Doha, Qatar, not Dubai UAE.

  • Neethu Nair

    Reply Reply November 1, 2016

    hi,
    one small scar in my face,is they will accept ?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 7, 2016

      Neethu, as long as you can conceal your imperfections using makeup, everything should be fine. You will not be inspected head to toe using a magnifying glass.

      Don’t forget that confidence is an inner state. Believing in yourself and knowing that you have so much to offer puts you half-way through on the road to success.

  • Dani

    Reply Reply October 3, 2016

    Hi Kara, I attended the Open Day for Emirates and failed to pass thru the English Test and the Final Interview. Just wondering is there by chance I can reapply again as Emirates are having an interview in my town this month but its by “Invitation Only” or do I have to wait for 6 months to reapply again ?

    Thanks Kara 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 4, 2016

      Hi Dani. Unfortunately, you must wait 6 months between participating in recruitment events. Use the time wisely and prepare as much as possible for the next event.

  • Dhanya

    Reply Reply September 21, 2016

    hi kara,

    Am planning to attend the Qatar airways recruitment for cabin crew but have got some pimples on my face and enlarged pores, will that be a challenge for me???
    Your response will be highly appreciated.

    thank you kara 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 24, 2016

      If makeup can conceal them, you should be fine Dhanya.

  • Chelsea Coleman

    Reply Reply May 23, 2016

    Hi Kara,

    Thank you so much for all of your helpful replies. I have an assessment day coming up for Jet-Connect at the end of this week, i am so nervous. I am having trouble trying to prepare a few questions to ask infront of the group about the airline/ about the job that will be helpful for all candidates. Do you have any ideas?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 24, 2016

      You can always ask them about what are the growth plans or the promotion path and time frames. 🙂 Deep deep breathing also helps. You will do great Chelsea.

  • Justice

    Reply Reply February 16, 2016

    Hie kara. im a zimbabwean, is t posible to attend a op for qr in southafrica. Currently i obtained a cabin crew licence, should i include that on my cv or not since qr trains their own stuff .. Pleace help

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 17, 2016

      Yes Justice, you can attend an Open Day is South Africa. You can include your cabin crew license in your CV if you wish.

  • eirini

    Reply Reply February 2, 2016

    Dear Kara,
    At 29 Aug 2015 I attend an OD of Emirates and passed to FI. Since then nothing. I havn’t receive neither a rejected email nor a golden call. And my status change fron under review to complete ,then under revirw agen an then complete for second time. Why did this happen? Can you help me.
    Thank you.

  • Khaoula

    Reply Reply January 22, 2016

    Hello Kara thank you for your help that i see on ur website so i applied on the website o ettihad airways for the position of arabic speaker cabin crew, ans i just short listed i would like to know whats proceedure they will do such its not an open day also i want to know some answers for the famous question of ettihad airways
    Thank you
    Khaoula from morocco

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 24, 2016

      H Khaoula,
      All the information regarding a successful cabin crew interview process can be found here
      https://flightattendantcentral.com/advice/
      This eBook is invaluable for the final interview and it’s free
      https://flightattendantcentral.com/free-report/
      All the best!

      • trudy

        Reply Reply February 14, 2016

        Hi kara.
        Please am in shanghai and want to apply for Emirates cabin crew.but on the assessment day venue is Beijing.is it advisable to apply?

        • Kara

          Reply Reply February 16, 2016

          Trudy, in China the pre-screening is conducted by a recruitment agency called Fasco. You need to be in touch with them and they will advise which assessment and branch you can join.

  • Ashna

    Reply Reply November 12, 2015

    Kara, is your course an online course? If so, how can I apply? Also, could you suggest some open days that will be held near to my location. I want to try for Etihad as I am only 153 cm tall and can only barely reach 210 on my tip toes. Also, can I submit an online application for Etihad?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 14, 2015

      Ashna, the course is online and the next class starts in January. All the open days can be viewed on this page
      https://flightattendantcentral.com/recruiting-now/
      Your application starts with the online application, so go ahead on the official website of Etihad and apply.

      All the best!

  • Hadil

    Reply Reply November 11, 2015

    Hello Kara,
    Thank you so much for your advices .. I just wanna ask you if I attend the Aseement Day for Emirates and I didnt pass it .. so I can attend the open day next month or I have to wait 6 months ? .. THank you so much

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 11, 2015

      The official rule is to wait 6 months Hadil.

  • Ashna

    Reply Reply November 10, 2015

    Hi Kara,
    I am from Maldives and I want to become a CC. But no open days or assessment days are held here. So I wanted to ask what my approach should be.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 11, 2015

      Ashna, if you can afford to travel to a location where Open Days are organized, then you should do so. If not, the only thing you can do is wait. There have been events in your country in the past organized by Qatar Airways and Emirates.

  • nada

    Reply Reply October 3, 2015

    Hi kara, I have applied in Cabin Crew Recruitment Event in my city, and I am so nervous. This is my first time ever and I feel cluclueless. It would be great if you can give me some advice and what should I expect. Thanks .

  • Oday

    Reply Reply September 17, 2015

    dear Kara,

    I am 29 year old now, and I am planning to apply for Etihad ,I currently work as a cabin crew in other gulf state national carrier, so I was wondering if Etihad has an age limit or something like that’ and if they do it’ll be to what age, I was only wondering if you have information about that,

    Thanks

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 17, 2015

      There is no upper age limit Oday. You should be fine 🙂

    • Oday

      Reply Reply September 18, 2015

      Even for emirates? 🙂

      • Kara

        Reply Reply September 18, 2015

        My oldest reader was in his late 30s when hired by Emirates. Very competent though. So if you have the skills and right attitude, you can have a chance regardless of your year of birth.

  • Balungile

    Reply Reply August 26, 2015

    Hi Kara

    Im attending the Johannesburg qatar open day this saturday (29 August). I am 25 years old and I have a child, so im not quite sure as to whether they accept people with children. I have clear skin free of pimples but my worry is that i have enlarged facial pores that i cant conceal very well with makeup. Your response will be highly appreciated. Thank you!

    Balu

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 31, 2015

      Both this worries are not going to affect your chances of getting hired Balungile. Remember however that if hired, you will not be able to take your child with you when relocating to Abu Dhabi.

  • Krishna

    Reply Reply August 18, 2015

    Dear Kara,

    Thank you for your wonderful forum. I totally love it 🙂

    Recently I received invitation email from Emirates to participate in Invite only – recruitment event in Dubai which obviously made me excited.

    As I’m working in Dubai for past 6 months now, Emirates wants me to bring a No Objection Letter from my employer if I have not completed 1 year. I will not be able to produce NOC, however I will not be having any legal issues to change the employer.

    I emailed with confirmation to attend with stating the same above but haven’t got any reply from Emirates.

    Do you think I still can attend the event?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 20, 2015

      The airline simply doesn’t want to waste their time interviewing candidates who may be unable to change employers, however they are quite flexible when you are able to explain your situation. Go ahead and participate in the event. You have nothing to lose.

  • Reeyah

    Reply Reply July 5, 2015

    hey Kara I’m trying to buy your book online but it doesn’t allow me it takes me back to the main page. what should I do I really need your book I have an assessment day on the 12th of July in South Africa. Plzzzz help me

  • Vanita Tourani

    Reply Reply June 30, 2015

    Hi Kara,

    I had given my FI with emirates on 15th june 2015 and in a couple of days my online application status was updated to Interview completed and today I received a call from Emirates. They wanted to confirm my annual leave destination..she just confirmed it and said we have been trying to contact and confirm this.
    What does this mean..is it a good sign? There is no update in my status and I haven’t received any mail from them.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 30, 2015

      It’s a pretty good sign Vanita, however nothing is 100% sure until you receive your golden call informing you that you’ve got the job.

      • Vanita Tourani

        Reply Reply July 1, 2015

        Thank You so much..

        • Vanita Tourani

          Reply Reply July 9, 2015

          Hi Kara,
          My online status got updated to JFIP on 06th July but still I haven’t received the GC.. People who gave interview with me received their GC… Is there still a possibility of rejection after getting JFIP? This is for EK.

          • Kara

            July 9, 2015

            Not really Vanita. Your call should come soon. Congratulations!

          • Vanita Tourani

            July 10, 2015

            Thank you so much for the advice..I was kinda losing hope..

  • Noura

    Reply Reply June 25, 2015

    And my other question is, in the book you said in page 67 that don’t wear handbag but at the same time in the page 96 you said you have to wear handbag!

    And really thank you a lot for helping us with all these amazing information 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 29, 2015

      Noura, page 67 shows you how you should dress for your application PHOTO. Page 96 describes what you should wear when going for the interview.

  • Noura

    Reply Reply June 25, 2015

    Hello dear,

    You said in the book that Emirates required a casual picture, my question is can i give them a casual picture that im with a friend in it or it has to be only me in it?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 29, 2015

      Noura, it should only be you in the photo.

  • sania kacchi

    Reply Reply June 24, 2015

    hello kara ..i read here you are helping everyone so well … thank you so much
    Well my question is … I have done with my final interview for qatar airways on 1st june 2015 everything is done even the forms ..they then told us sit back and relax we will be sending u a link on which you need to upload your photographs .. i have done with it kara .. i have upload my photographs and now its been15 days there is no response … so what should i do ? and when should i get done with my medicals and on that advance candidate zone it shows that do not get done with your medicals until we send you and email … but photographs are done and what should i do now ? i’m so confused and tensed 🙁 they did not like my photographs? is it something like this .. ? pls reply … am i selected or not ?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 24, 2015

      Sania, you will have to learn that the process of becoming a cabin crew takes a lot of patience. This part of it can be extremely difficult, however it is a waiting game and there is nothing you can do to change it. It can take now up to 6 weeks to receive the clearance to start the medicals and after the medicals up to 4 more weeks to receive a date of joining. So think positive, be grateful you’ve reached already this stage and do the best you can to provide them with everything they need.

    • kajal

      Reply Reply August 1, 2015

      Hi sania
      U got any response from QR???
      Bcz I’m in the same situation and I haven’t got any mail.

  • mama

    Reply Reply May 28, 2015

    Hi Kara
    Just wondering i attended QR open day last week in Abu Dhabi,however my cv was not considered so i just saw that there is an open day in a week in Dubai,can i just go and give another try or shall i wait again for 6months?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 29, 2015

      For Qatar Airways, you can participate anytime, regardless of the stage you’ve reached.

  • Diana

    Reply Reply May 12, 2015

    Hello,Kara can you tell me if i can bring my husband and my daughter in Dubai(Emirates) after 6/8 months after i get started work? In this case the company is still offering me a house or i have to find something by mine own ? Thanks.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 13, 2015

      Diana, after the first 6 months you can sponsor your husband and daughter for a residence visa (in case your husband doesn’t already have a job in Dubai). After the probation period you can also apply to live outside the company provided accommodation. In this case you will be offered an allowance and you must find something suitable.

  • Oanh

    Reply Reply April 14, 2015

    sorry Kara not Kare
    My mistake

  • Oanh

    Reply Reply April 14, 2015

    Hi |Kare. I just finished my FI with Emirates Airlines last week. After FI 5 days, my status had changed form Application Received to Unsuccessful.
    What does it mean?
    Did I failed ?
    The recruiter told me to wait 4-6 weeks to get result but now just 1 week and my status is Unsuccessful
    Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 19, 2015

      Oanh, nothing is official until you receive the email from the airline. Try to resist reading between the lines, I know it’s difficult. The online status is not a definitive indicator of your situation. Be patient and try to think positive.

  • Chris

    Reply Reply April 1, 2015

    Hi Kara

    I applied online for ek.

    But I had

    Submission – Unsuccessful

    What does this mean?

    Thank you.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 4, 2015

      It means you are missing some documents or required fields in your online application. It is not yet complete.

  • Vmo

    Reply Reply March 27, 2015

    Hi Kara,

    I attended the Open Day & Assessment Day for Emirates in February, but didn’t manage to get through the first round of Assessment Day. The recruiting officers did not mention anything about how long unsuccessful candidates need to wait before they can re-apply again. There will be another Open Day in my city next week, does this mean it is ok for me to go for it?

    Hope to hear from you soon, thanks!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 27, 2015

      Vmo, unofficially they do expect candidates even before the 6 months mark. This said however, the official info has not been changed. You have nothing to lose if you try again.

  • Natasha

    Reply Reply March 16, 2015

    Hi Kara,
    There is going to be a CV Submission day in two weeks time, which I am preparing for. But I have two questions; firstly, should I include, on my CV; an Objective and Qualification? Also my dream is to become a pilot. If asked the question; what do you ultimately want to become, should I answer saying; a pilot or an in-flight purser position?
    Your website is is very helpful, thank you so much for helping dreamers like me.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 17, 2015

      Natasha, it is not necessary to include an objective. You are there for a CV submission day for a cabin crew position. Your objective it’s implied. You want a job as a cabin crew with that airline, otherwise you wouldn’t be there. Objectives are used when applying for big corporations or recruitment agencies, not a specific position with a specific company.
      When talking about your ultimate career goal, stick to something related to the job. An in-flight purser position is a great answer.
      Good luck 🙂

  • Peter

    Reply Reply March 1, 2015

    hello Kara!
    I am wondering if I can say on the interview that I love traveling?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 9, 2015

      Of course you can Peter! If you are considering to become a flight attendant, the love for travel must be there, otherwise you might become miserable in your job.

  • dreamer123

    Reply Reply February 21, 2015

    hello kara,
    i have an assessment day tomorrow and i have been reading the posts and the comments so far and i am just wondering if i could get some additional tips or any advice..
    thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 27, 2015

      Please read here the articles for advice on how to handle the assessment day stages.
      https://flightattendantcentral.com/advice
      For in-depth information, including CV templates, photos, 3 sample English tests, 3 group exercises, Math test and 101 Questions and Answers for the Interview, see the book ‘How to Become a Flight Attendant for airlines in the Middle East’
      https://gumroad.com/l/ODRt

  • Win Htut

    Reply Reply February 18, 2015

    Hi Kara again please, cabin crew is the duty free job? Because I am now working in Yas Mall abu dhabi within contract. So if it is duty free I can apply. If it is not I can’t apply right? Please reply me . And then I wanna buy this book. How should I? In the first day I need to wear business attire? Or just formal shirt and pants. Please reply me. Thanks a million

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 20, 2015

      Win Htut, the cabin crew job is a flying job. You will be working in the plane. A duty free is the shop in the airport where you can buy stuff without the government tax added. I think you want to express something else but this is not the term you need.
      The book is available in electronic format (eBook). As soon as your payment is processed (usually a matter of seconds), you will receive an email with a unique link. The book is ready for you to read right away on your computer, smart phone or tablet. The price of the book is USD 29.97 and you can use your credit card to process the transaction.
      If you prefer to use PayPal, I will send you a separate link for that.
      https://gumroad.com/l/ODRt
      During any sort of interaction with a potential employer you should wear business attire. Suit and tie.

  • Win Htut

    Reply Reply February 18, 2015

    Hi Kara. How r u? Let me ask u some questions please. I would like to apply cabin crew but I cannot swim well. Can I apply? They test candidate to swim? Let me know please. Thanks a million. In Etihad airways. Please reply me.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 20, 2015

      Win Htut, you must be comfortable enough in water to swim with the aid of a floatation device (life jacket). This will be one of the practical tests during the training.

  • keziah

    Reply Reply February 8, 2015

    Hi Kara..i recently. Attended a Qatar open day.and proceeded. On til the final interview,and also filled. The application form.however. Am worried. Because even thou I have a good customer. Care experience I don’t have a good education background.also after the final interview. I saw the recruiters giving some of my friends there pictures back while others they didn’t give.does it mean those who got the pictures. Were unsuccessful,and those who pictures. Weren’t. Given back were successful.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 13, 2015

      Keziah, it doesn’t mean anything. Their photos requirements are strict and some candidates are asked to retake their photos. Just think positive. If you have a high school diploma, that’s all that is asked. Fingers crossed 🙂

  • Anastasiya

    Reply Reply February 4, 2015

    Hello Kara,
    next 25 Ethihad had the assistment day in Rome and also Quatar on 28, so I’ll go to both of them.
    I didn’t understand something, on Quatar website they wrote that we can come and drop cv at any time from 9 am to 5 pm. Do you know how the recruit people?Just looking the cv?Is it possible to have an interview there?

    thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 13, 2015

      They will screen the CVs during that day and they will call the shortlisted candidates to interview the next day Anastasiya.

  • Daneeka

    Reply Reply January 31, 2015

    Hi Kara, I am just doing the online application for qatar and I completed the questions and answer section, but the webpage does not go forward, and on the status is written that the application is Incomplete. What should I do?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 1, 2015

      I am not an IT expert Daneeka. You should contact them or try to restart the application. Sorry I can’t help you more.

  • Amarna

    Reply Reply January 23, 2015

    Hi Kara, i really don’t know what to do…I got rejected after FI, and now I would like to reapply. Emirates will come to my country in february, but my 6 months expiry only 5 days after an OD. Is it risky to show up there, i don’t wanna be rejected again, especially not because of those 5 days…or should I just be patient and wait for another chance? Please I need advice…

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 1, 2015

      Amarna, I suggest you be patient. 6 months means 6 months.

  • Tamara

    Reply Reply January 21, 2015

    Hi Kara.
    Just finished up an assessment morning with Etihad. I was eliminated after the “first round”.
    It consisted of a reach teach and a short group discussion where we needed to learn something about our neighbor and then introduce them to the group. After this we watched a presentation about Abu Dhabi and Etihad. We were then split in two groups and my group was eliminated…

    I am confused at what point I was assessed; I know that they said from the moment we arrived we were being watched but I greeted and smiled constantly. I befriended a girl sitting alone, and not from my same nationality (not for points but because she was all on her own) I ensured that I listened and took notes. If anyone has a better idea of where I could have gone wrong I would appreciate it. The lack of transparency really didn’t provided much room for improvement. “Please apply again in 6 months” didn’t really help…. 🙁

    Appreciated.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 22, 2015

      Hi Tamara,

      I am obviously unable to tell you the exact reason for being rejected. These assessments are highly competitive events and only the best of the best will be selected. There are many factors that are taken into consideration such as language abilities, soft skills, customer service experience as well as impeccable first impressions. This is all measured against the rest of the candidates.
      I can only advise you to keep on trying and apply for all airlines hiring, even if it’s just to gain experience.
      Focus on improving yourself and your skills, as well as broaden your experience.

  • Amanda

    Reply Reply January 12, 2015

    Hi Kara.
    January 5th I applied online for the Cabin Crew position. I’m from Brazil and there are events in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. My question is: do I have to go to any of these events?, when I applied I chose the one in Rio, but I got confused, dont know if the online application requires my presence in the event.
    Plus, my application status is “under review” for a week now, does it means something? is this the one that changes to “invited to assessement day”? if it this, are they going to tell me before the january 24th (date of the event) so I can make trip arrangments?
    Thank u!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 13, 2015

      Amanda, if the event is Invitation Only assessment, you can only participate once your application is shortlisted and you received the invitation. If it’s an Open Day, you can go ahead for the event at the advertised location with the required documents. All the best!

  • seble

    Reply Reply January 10, 2015

    Hellow.kara my name is seble. i apply for ethihad 3 month ago amd the told me attend the assment day. I need to book for march befor i get reminder everday in my emial.. But after 2 weaks later they stop sending me reminder ,is there any proplem ?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 12, 2015

      Seble, you have 6 months to book an assessment. Expecting reminders to book this assessment is not part of the “signs” to read. You know when your deadline is, book the assessment or you have to reapply again after the 6 months have passed.

  • shinjita

    Reply Reply January 2, 2015

    hello kara ! just wanted to be aware if the company pays for the air fair n visa on invitation for the assessment day. thank you !

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 3, 2015

      No Shinjita, they do not.

  • Eizhelle De Guia

    Reply Reply January 2, 2015

    Hi kara,
    There will be open days this coming saturday on our country for Emirates. Normally for open days iy would be walk in applicants and even without submitting resume online is it fine?
    And one last question because it is stated on the qualifications 21 y.o at the time of joining. But Im only 20 y.o turning 21 this april so 3months to go . Do you think ould that be acceptable just to participate on their open days and try to get a luck? Since im turning 21. Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 3, 2015

      Hi Eizhelle. You don’t need to pre-register online for an open day. Just go to the advertised location. 3 months before your 21st birthday is a reasonable time, however if the recruiter has different instructions, they will notify you.

  • Suhail

    Reply Reply December 28, 2014

    Continue with my Question.

    # On 27th of December I have attended the Assessment Day.

    Now what would be a next step?

    Please help..
    Thank you

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 30, 2014

      Now your application will be reviewed by the HR team in Doha. If successful, you will receive an email in the following weeks (4-6 weeks) to proceed with a medical examination. If you clear that, they will proceed with obtaining the security clearances and immigration file for a residence visa. Then you’re done 🙂

  • Suhail

    Reply Reply December 28, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    Greetings…

    I have attended Qatar Airways Interview for Cabin Crew on 26th of December, the HR person ask me to come on 27th for the Assessment day.

    What would be a Next Step?

    Please help.

    Suhail

  • Subina

    Reply Reply December 24, 2014

    Hey kara.. I would like to get one informatio. . I have attended qatar Airways interview on 13th December. Unfortunately I didn’t clear after the group activity round though I have done very well. There is an interview coming on 4th January. Can I attend it?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 27, 2014

      Yes Subina, you can go.

  • dna

    Reply Reply December 21, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    About a month ago I did got an invitation email about my assessment days near me. I couldn`t go then, but now i am heading to go an other assessment day in january outside my country. But i check the website regularly, and invitation only day will be held in february in my country too.. i hope it wont be a problem and wont have an affect on my application process.
    Thanks

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 22, 2014

      That shouldn’t be a problem at all. If you received an invitation letter for any assessment day, you can participate in any assessment day regardless of the location or your current residence.

  • lakku

    Reply Reply December 12, 2014

    hi Kara ,
    i have completed 80 % of qatar application process ,but as i am a fresher and have no career history , what shall i do for completing my application inorder to get the id

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 15, 2014

      You can write. NA (not applicable) for every required field Lakku.

  • Gyanendra

    Reply Reply December 11, 2014

    HAI kara
    what this mean pls

    . Two work related service letters including the Contact Details of Referees (their names, position titles, telephone numbers and work emails). The service letters have to be issued by your current or previous employers and need to be printed on official letterhead and include a company stamp.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 12, 2014

      Guanendra, it’s pretty self explanatory. Your previous and current employer must write a letter stating your length of service, position held and your full name. You must also include a reference (a person who is willing to give you a stellar recommendation) This must be your previous line manager or supervisor. They will not contact your current employer unless you give them permission to do so (for ethical reasons).

  • Anna

    Reply Reply December 11, 2014

    Hi dear,
    I sent u an e-mail recently asking an advice but got no reply… Mb it’s wrong e-mail address or better to send u my Q here? I really do need ur help so hard cz I’m too upset and I don’t know what to do… Hope to hear from u soon, thanks a lot

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 12, 2014

      Anna, your email was received 2 days ago. We are currently managing a high volume in emails. You will receive an answer in the next couple of days.

  • Eline

    Reply Reply December 4, 2014

    Hi, Kara! Thank you for all your answers and advises here. I would like to ask you a question: After my FI, same day I got an email like “Thanks for coming to FI. We will be in touch with you soon” What does this letter mean?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 9, 2014

      It means the airline acknowledged your participation in this stage of the interview Eline.

  • Jonas

    Reply Reply December 2, 2014

    Hey Kara, I’m a 23 yo Ethiopian male with a BA degree in Marketing and I’m 191 cms. I saw that there aren’t any emirates assessment days in Ethiopia so I was planning to go to another country like the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia or Singapore… I’m good looking n very good at working in groups… Will it be a problem if I went to an Open day in those countries? Or do they have assessment days in Dubai as it’ll be easier for me to go there?

    Thanks a lot!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 3, 2014

      You can go to any location Jonas. For the assessment days in Dubai you must be shortlisted after you apply online. Your current city must be Dubai. For the open days there is no need for an invitation, however the risk of not making it through the initial cv screening is higher.

  • Gyanendra

    Reply Reply December 2, 2014

    hai kara,

    i want to ask you what are the paper items i need to take with me on the assessment day. ex. how many passport copy , visa copy etc and what all i need to bring it with me. pls i need ur help for this.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 3, 2014

      You need to read carefully the emails they sent you Gyanendra. In the email it is mentioned you need to bring the registration form filled in plus all the documents listed at point 1.5.
      You can download a copy of the form here.
      Good luck!

  • Gyanendra

    Reply Reply December 2, 2014

    Hi kara,
    I have as assessment on 17th of dec for Etihad airlines as cabin crew,so i would like to ask you how they make a group and on what basis.

  • gabby

    Reply Reply November 30, 2014

    Hi kara,
    I attended the assessment day for emirates today and I made it to the final interview stage but just right before the interview we did the reaching test and I couldn’t reach, it was odd because I have made it with Qatar till the medicals and I have been to the emirates open day where I was able to reach but today I couldn’t at all, does the Qatar and emirates 212cm differ?? Is there a possibility that i could have become shorter??…I’m so confused and sad cause i did so good 🙁

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 2, 2014

      I am sorry to hear that Gabby. The 212cm of both airlines is pretty much the same measurement. But arm reach differs depending on how flexible you are, so if you were stretching a lot before your interview with Qatar, this is why you might have been able to reach it then and not now. I am sure that if you keep on practicing, you will be able to reach it again. You can go back and try again in 6 months and I hope you will.

  • Arlyna

    Reply Reply November 29, 2014

    ***I forgot to mention that it was Emirates Airways***

  • Arlyna

    Reply Reply November 29, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I currently applied online and received an invitation to the assessment day around the US. In the email it only said that the event was on January 31st. Would the final interview be in the same day or the next day? I’m trying to book my flight but I’ve been reading conflicting information about the recruitment process. Some say that the assessment day is in one day and the final interview is the next. Do you know how it works?

    Thank you for your time and help!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 2, 2014

      Arlyna, the final interview is usually the day after the assessment. So in total you will be there for 2 days. In very rare occasions you will be done in 1 day (for Emirates). Etihad and Qatar will conduct the interview in 1 day.

  • Austin

    Reply Reply November 27, 2014

    Oh, I forgot to mention: the Open Day I attended was for Qatar Airways.

  • Austin

    Reply Reply November 27, 2014

    Hi Kara! First of all, I’d like to thank you for this very helpful site. You’ve no idea how much it helped me prepare for my Open Day here in the Philippines two months ago.

    Believe or not, over 2,000 people came and, by God’s grace, I was able to make it to the Assessment Day!

    Sadly, I was let go on the first cut-off. But I plan to re-apply as soon as I can! Which is my dilemma right now.

    Some sites/forums say that if one fails at the Assessment Day, he or she cannot apply for the next 6 months while others claim that you can re-apply anytime.

    Can you shed some light on this? I would very much appreciate it.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 2, 2014

      I am very happy to hear that Austin. For Qatar Airways you can reapply anytime. For Etihad you must wait 6 months and for Emirates only if you reached the final interview.

  • Lilian

    Reply Reply November 24, 2014

    Hi,

    I applied for cabin crew position at Flydubai but unfortunately I was rejected after the online video interview.
    Kindly tell me after how long can I reapply to same airline?
    Thanks

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 2, 2014

      Lilian, my area of expertise is not with Fly Dubai. I am sorry I can’t help you. Here we only discuss Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

  • Lal m

    Reply Reply November 24, 2014

    I will keep hope thanks a lot kara

  • Lal m

    Reply Reply November 24, 2014

    But they are late . I have a question isnt possible that they call me directly without sending me an email??

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 24, 2014

      They will call you if you were successful. They will send a regret email if you weren’t.

  • Jan

    Reply Reply November 23, 2014

    Hi Kara, i just want to ask,im really confuse. I attended an open assessment here at my country for Qatar airways and as i was on the impact interview (initial stage) i thought i was really doing good but then the recruiter asked me if i applied online. Having the basic knowledge for assessment days, i do know that when it is an open day, you don’t need to apply online. Sad to say, i wasnt able to move on to the next stage because i don’t know how to respond to that question.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 23, 2014

      Jan, I really doubt that is why you were rejected. The answer to the question is “No, I did not apply online.” A CV drop off day is how you register your interest to work for the airline in person. There is no requirement to apply online previous to the event.

  • lal m

    Reply Reply November 21, 2014

    Dear Kara
    please i need your help i applied for emirates airline from 4th of October and my final interview was at 7th of October my status was completed and changed to application under review at 24 of october and few days ago i checked my status still the same but the date was changed to 10th of november the last update but the status still application under review all the colleague received a successful email and the others unsuccessful mails except me i didn’t receive anything i am bit afraid because i don’t know what to do . Could i have your help please

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 23, 2014

      Lal, I am sorry, but the only thing you can do at this point is wait and think positive. An answer will come soon enough.

  • Mohamed

    Reply Reply November 14, 2014

    Hello Kara,

    Please i need your advice and help. I had my final interview with emirates 6th of November, my online status is Application received since i applied after my open day in Cairo. Some of my friends who had the final interview with me had a status change to Interview completed yesterday 12th of November, but mine still same. We were 36 ppl who made it to the final interview and around 9 had that change in status, 5 boys and 4 girls so far. So.. am little worried, will and the rest of the batch get a change to IC soon? Should we all have that change in the same day or they pick some files and work on the others afterwards? I really appreciate your help and advice. I am afraid i get rejected or so. Thanks

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 15, 2014

      Mohamed, it is much too soon to make any speculations. Think positive and have a bit of patience. These things take time.

  • Leeya

    Reply Reply November 12, 2014

    Hi Kara, I am 22 years old and just finished with my college. The thing is I dont have any working experience. But I studied Public Relation in my college.Is this going to downgrade my chance? Also, my height is only 158cm. Do u think I can pass the reach test?
    I am trying my luck next month with emirates open day. Your answer is much appreciate. Thank you 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 15, 2014

      Leeya, the airlines in the Middle East do not require any previous experience. As long as you can display certain key skills (such as customer service mindset, team player, empathy, etc), you can be given a chance. That being said however, a strong CV might open doors and get you a chance to interview.
      I recommend you look into customer service jobs, volunteer work or any other courses or education that might add to the CV.
      As for the reach test, you need to practice at home.

  • Merima

    Reply Reply November 6, 2014

    Hello,

    I have question about Emirates. I have been to assessment day, I had an interview as well. They took my documents and everything they needed. Now, how long does it takes to get the answer, if I got the job or no? Or, if they call or send email instead (if you passed or not).

    Any information would be great,
    Merima

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 7, 2014

      Merima, it takes up to 6 weeks to receive an answer. They will send an email if you were unsuccessful, they will call you if you were successful.

  • Anna

    Reply Reply October 28, 2014

    Hi dear Kara,
    I have another Q now. It will be OD of Qatar Airlines soon in Egypt, can I attend it if I’m not egyptian?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply November 1, 2014

      Yes Anna, you can.

  • Cristina

    Reply Reply October 20, 2014

    Hi, Kara

    I kindly ask for your advice on one matter:

    I want to apply for Etihad, but I’m already 35. I have been flying before, for 1 year at Qatar Airways, back in 2007 – 2008. Etihad organized an open day on 12 november in Budapest, which I’d like to attend to. My question now is: should I apply online or just go directly there? I feel that my age might be a setback, but I do make a nice first impression, so going there without a prior online application might help me.

    What do you think? apply online first or just show up?

    Thank you,

    Cristina

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 21, 2014

      Cristina, there is no need to apply for an open day. Just go to the location with the required documents. You sound like a confident woman, so everything should be fine for you.
      Your age is a setback if you see it this way, or it is a great advantage if you look at it from the perspective of extended professional and life experience. The only thing you can do is choose a side.
      Good luck 🙂

  • a

    Reply Reply October 20, 2014

    thanks for your attention Kara, i have a Q, i took my full height photography by wearing formal jacket and pant, its so formal, is it necessary to take again by skirt?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 21, 2014

      A, for the first stages of the open day it is fine. When you reach the final interview however you will be asked to provide a photo in a skirt business attire and with a certain posture. It is more cost effective to have these photos taken in the first place.

  • ammu

    Reply Reply October 16, 2014

    Hai..kara…can u please tell me how will I apply for QR airways experienced cabin crew….pls help me

  • Hind Lahbib

    Reply Reply October 15, 2014

    Hi miss Kara please I am invited to a assessment day but they asked me to bring work letters but i have a family business and am the responsible on it, what should i do?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 16, 2014

      Is there nobody else that can sign these papers for you? The work letter should only include the full name, period and position, so I suppose even your accountant can have these done for you.

  • Hind Lahbib

    Reply Reply October 15, 2014

    Hi Kara how can I print my application ID for my assessment day?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 16, 2014

      This is the number you receive in an email after your application is shortlisted Hind.

  • Anna

    Reply Reply October 8, 2014

    Thanx a lot for ur reply, dear! And one more Q, it will be the same person making OD? Cz it seemed to me she was giving preferences to residents of this country, even I had invitation…

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 11, 2014

      It depends on their internal planning Anna. May or may not be the same person.

  • Zel

    Reply Reply October 3, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    If I will pass the online assessment for fly dubai do I need to pay for my own flight to dubai for the assessment day?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 7, 2014

      Zel, here at Flight Attendant Central we only discuss the assessment process of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. I can’t help you with advice for any other airline.

  • zorita

    Reply Reply October 2, 2014

    hi again 😀
    and actually wants to know about English test.. do u have any sample? or help me to find it online plz?

  • zorita

    Reply Reply October 2, 2014

    hi dear, actually i applied for etihad and emirates a week before, fortunately etihad invite me for assessment day by 22 OCT, it means around 18 days later, also i dont have any experience of cabin crew career. whats ur advice? do i need to bring Dental x-ray or HIV result now ????
    tnxx

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 7, 2014

      No Zorita, these tests will be asked from you only after you received the golden call.

  • Anna

    Reply Reply October 2, 2014

    Hi Kara. I’m too much curious if I can visit Open Day again after 1 month if I was not shortlisted? I mean I attended only OD, not AD even… Can I go again or shall I wait for 6 months? Thank u

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 7, 2014

      Anna, the official rule is 6 months for Emirates. There seem to be more and more exceptions being made, so you can try. For Etihad, you must wait 6 months. For Qatar you can go back anytime.

  • Anna

    Reply Reply October 1, 2014

    Hi again. They didn’t send me. 🙁 But it will be another open day in 1 month. Can I go or shall I wait for 6 months? Cz I only attended Open Day. Thanx a lot

  • Lela

    Reply Reply September 30, 2014

    Hi Kara…I recived an invitation for a AD in Etihad….Im currently workin and living in Doha so its not far for me to go to Abu Dhabi…but my great concern is about my age…im 32…although nobody ever guess that Im in this age..im fit …but on the other hand I still have them …should I be worried regarding this issue…and do they even hire ppl who are above 30!!??? tnx 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 1, 2014

      Lela, the airline is not wasting time and money inviting you to an event if they have no intention to hire you. If they had age limits, you would not receive an invitation in the first place.
      Remove these obstacles from your mind and think that whatever experience you have is a great asset for the airline. Good luck!

  • Anna

    Reply Reply September 29, 2014

    Hi Kara! As I can see frok this forum, u r really so helpful! God bless u!
    I’m havung question. Today I went to open day in Egypt and there were about 1000 applicants… They said they will send us sms if succed, but how many days it can take max to have it? Cz the lady got really tired from this amount of really noisy people… So if I won’t receive it tonight shall I still hope to have it? thanx a lot

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 29, 2014

      It always depends when they schedule the assessment. If it’s the next day, you will receive the sms or call during the day. If it’s for another date, you can receive it at any time. This information should have been communicated to you during the open day.

  • jasmeet

    Reply Reply September 20, 2014

    hi kara

    im working with jet airways n want to apply for emirtes can u pls help me with group discussion round n the qus they may ask to experienced crew..

  • Asmaa

    Reply Reply September 15, 2014

    Hi kara
    I aplied online for Etihad 2 weeks before the assessment day ,
    Do yo think they will reply to me or not ?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 20, 2014

      It depends on how many applicants they are dealing with Asmaa. Usually they are quite efficient in screening the applications, so you might be able to make the cut for the location.

  • Laila

    Reply Reply September 15, 2014

    Hello kara
    I was flying with QR for 6 years and i was terminated one year back
    Now I want to pass an interview with emirate or etihad but i don’t want to tell them that i was terminated because i scared they will not take me
    What do you think kara?
    Pls i need your help

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 20, 2014

      Laila, you can always say that your career ended due to you reaching your full potential there. It is a version of a diplomatic answer. What you choose to say or not say during the interview is your call.

  • Candice

    Reply Reply September 12, 2014

    I applied for a cabin crew assessment day yesterday, I am from Jamaica but I want to attend one of the upcoming assessment days in the US… Will my current location deter them from inviting me to those assessment days?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 12, 2014

      Hi Candice. Priority will be given to the residents of that city or country. You can adjust your current city to up your chances to be invited for a specific event.

  • Diana

    Reply Reply September 9, 2014

    Dear Kara,

    I applied online 11 days ago for an invitation only day and so far i have not received any response. The invitation only day is on 20th September. Should i be worried or can I still be shortlisted? It’s not ok to apply again, isn’t it? Thank you so much, it’s really nice what you’re doing here 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 11, 2014

      No Diana, you don’t need to reapply. They take more than 11 days to review the applications. If you are not invited this time(maybe because the assessment is fully booked already), they might hold on to your application and invite you for the next event in your area.
      If there is no change in your status in the next 2-3 months, assume you were unsuccessful.

  • YM

    Reply Reply September 3, 2014

    Thanks! 🙂

  • YM

    Reply Reply September 3, 2014

    Hi Kara,
    I’m 22 and from Sri Lanka and I attended to an assessment day in April 2014 and I got selected for the final interviews, but i received the rejection email after 4 weeks saying that I can reapply in 6 months. In here we are going through a recruitment agency and they do an initial screening and send candidates for the assessment day.And they told me that I don’t have to wait for 6 months, I can reapply.So I reapplied in August and we had the assessment day on 30th August,but this time it was quite different, the recruiters were not that friendly,they were not smiling at all, and there were around 200 candidates and they showed us some videos and told us to leave our CVs and wait outside,then they selected around 60 people out of 200 candidates, how can they select people without even talking with them?because last time all of us participated for the group activity and all of us did the reach test and they asked few questions from all of us, and they were very friendly,anyway, I got selected and they told us to wait for the group activity.And they gave us that picture activity where you have to think out of the box, and we got a picture of a mirror,and there were 4 people in my group and we came up with various ideas and 2 of them said there are going to use it as a security mirror and the other one said she’ll use it as an ornament and she’ll make jewellery with it.And I said I will smash it in to pieces and, by using some strings and a cloth hanger I’ll make a wind-chime with it.And three of them got selected but I didn’t 🙁 was that a bad answer?? because last time i got a picture of tomatoes and I said I’m going to use it as a clown’s nose.Well…last time I thought they rejected me because my experience in customer service was poor, so I changed my job also, because I really want to get this job:) :)Do you think I should reapply?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 3, 2014

      Hi YM,

      Open Days are highly competitive events. You were not selected solely on your answer on the task (even though the one with the mirror might have been improved. When you suggest you take an object and smash it into pieces, it comes across as an aggressive act, even though you might have the best intentions).
      You are judged not only for your individual performance, but by comparison with the other candidates. Your initial level of English is assessed, as well as your ability to make a good first impression.
      I can only suggest you don’t give up. Read as much as you can on the topic and try to adjust your behavior so that the skills that are needed become a part of who you are and how you carry yourself.

  • I.A

    Reply Reply August 27, 2014

    Hi Kara, hope you well. I do not know if my question is relevant seeing that you do fresh recruits but I hope you will be able to help me. I have been invited for an interview with QR for experienced cabin crew, any advice you can give me please? Thanks.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 27, 2014

      I.A., from what I hear, the assessment is similar to the one for new cabin crew. It is more relaxed though, as everybody there has been through this type of interview before. On top of that you have more examples when it comes to the final interview questions.

  • Bill

    Reply Reply August 16, 2014

    It’s my assesment day going on now , wish me good luck guys

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 17, 2014

      All the best Bill!

  • Yong

    Reply Reply August 16, 2014

    I hv applied in line with emirates n also I went for their open day but I hv been unsuccessful. What they actually looking for? I have heard that some ppl hv applied more than 5 times n still nt called for the assestment. Is it true? Wats ur advise?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 17, 2014

      It’s not really how many times you apply Yong, is how you are able to “sell” yourself: the quality of your CV, previous experience, numbers of languages you speak and how on demand they are, how you dress for the interview, how good you are at making excellent first impressions and how you connect with the recruiter in the 2 minutes interaction.
      So what you need to do is research what is expected from the candidates and work hard to align your present status to the ideal scenario. In fewer words: prepare!

  • Jan

    Reply Reply August 6, 2014

    Hi Kara. I’ve read a lot of your tips when it comes to assessment days and they are really helpful. I would just like to ask coz for some unknown reason, middle east airlines stopped having assessment days on my country. And I’am planning to go overseas to attend an assessment day in a nearby country for Emirates.Do I have a chance on being hired or will they just hire people on the country they are performing they’re assessment? and by any chance, do you have an idea on they’re reply once you have submitted an online application for emirates “invitation only” assessment. Thank you and your reply will be highly appreciated.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 10, 2014

      Hi Jan. The open day assessments are not closed for certain nationalities only. Anybody can participate and be considered, however most of the times they conduct recruitment events in certain countries because they require native language speakers. They will be given priority. That doesn’t mean you stand no chance. Only less than a language speaker.
      If you apply online for an invitation only event, you can be shortlisted even if you are not from that country.

  • Asmaa

    Reply Reply August 1, 2014

    Please friends !!!! if anyone knows where can i find the registration ID to fill the Etihad the registration form. they haven t given me any registration ID , it is not like Qatar airways when you give you an applicant Number. I am confused, i have to fill the registration form before the assesment day after 5 days. Please help me !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply August 3, 2014

      Asmaa, you seem really anxious for such a small technicality. If you haven’t received a registration ID in the invitation email, but you are sure that you are invited to this assessment, just approach the recruiter when you hand in your documents and hand the copy of your assessment invitation email and ask for their help to fill in this information. You will not be rejected for this, however you will be rejected if you are unable to show them your profile and personality match their ideal candidate. Focus on preparing the answers to the interview questions, as well as study the desired behaviors to be displayed during group interaction. Good luck!

  • nora

    Reply Reply July 21, 2014

    dear kara , i am really confused i went through the assessment day 3 times but i got eliminated from the first stage i know i did nothing wrong how can i get through and can i try again please tell me i appreciate it

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 21, 2014

      Nora, I am obviously unable to tell you the exact reason for being rejected. Assessment Days are highly competitive events and only the best of the best will be selected. There are many factors that are taken into consideration such as language abilities, soft skills, customer service experience as well as impeccable first impressions. This is all measured against the rest of the candidates.
      I can only advise you to keep on trying and apply for all airlines hiring, even if it’s just to gain experience.

      Focus on improving yourself and your skills, as well as broaden your experience.
      Read more here:
      https://flightattendantcentral.com/advice

  • Anastacia

    Reply Reply July 6, 2014

    hello. i passed all the stages of interview for Emirates and final interview. Now I got the message with invitation for a preliminary screening. Just wanted to know what to expect there: they will ask questions or something? maybe u know. Thanks 🙂

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 7, 2014

      Anastacia, the preliminary screening is usually taking place before all the other stages of the interview. It is organized in conjunction with an appointed agency and you should present yourself impeccably, preparing for a small interview, as well as at least an English test.

  • Arunima

    Reply Reply July 1, 2014

    Hiee Kara,Can I know which type of aircraft after training with etihad I will be flying?Is it only airbus or 777?waiting for ur reply..

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 6, 2014

      It really depends on their operational requirements Arunima. You usually start with the training on Airbus 320/330/340 with Boeing 777 following after couple of months or as per the current crewing demand.

  • Mina

    Reply Reply June 29, 2014

    OH I REALLY REALLY LOVE U KARA GRAND. U R SO HELPFUL TO US. GOD BLESS U

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 5, 2014

      Glad I could help Mina 🙂

  • R_K

    Reply Reply June 26, 2014

    Hi, I read this forum and found it very helpfull. I will request to everyone to give me a answer please.
    I am done with all intervals including assesment day, final interview for the position of lounge agent. I recieved sucessfull email. Last email told me that they will do my security clearence. its been a month now but still i didt get any update from etihad. I am worried because i dont wana lost any hope. Please tel me is this a normal that they will take more then a month period for nly security clearence??. Please some one send me the brief detail about etihad that what they do in security clearence and after onward?

    Thank you all !!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 26, 2014

      R_K, here we only discuss the cabin crew assessment procedure and steps. I can only tell you that the security clearance has nothing to do with the airline, but with the local authorities: ministry of interior, ministry of labor, etc. You can always try to contact the airline and politely remind them of your situation, offering to provide extra documents shall they need it. That’s pretty much the only thing you can do.

      I hope this helps.

  • Tanty Mazda

    Reply Reply June 17, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I need your advice, on June 7 2014 I did my Emirates assesment day and I passed all test and went to Final Interview on the next day June 8, 2014.
    There was around 60 applicants and only 11 went throught the final interview.
    My question is 7 girls has got status changed on their Emirates account website “Interview Completed” but only 2 girls (including myself) “completed” and the other 2 girls ” Application Under Review”.
    What does it mean for all those status? Is it means that only 7 girls succeed? or only matter of time frame?
    This is worry me so much as I expected to be their cabin crew.

    Thanks

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 18, 2014

      Tanty it really means nothing until you receive an email with the outcome of your interview. Have faith that you did well, think positive that you will get the job and everything will work out fine. They mentioned you will receive an answer in 6 weeks, have a bit more patience, you are almost there.

  • India

    Reply Reply June 16, 2014

    Hi Kara? I hope you well. Again, thanks for your help and time in answering all our questions. My question is, EK had organized an assessment in Kenya for 28-29 May but they postponed it. It just said on their website that thew event has been postponed and to continue checking the website for updates. The thing is after a week of that, they completely removed the event, now not even postponed! Could you have any idea on what could have happened and what is the likelihood of them organizing it again (they rarely come to Kenya, this was the first in almost 5 years!)?

    Thanks.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply June 17, 2014

      I can’t answer this questions India, but I can tell you they will hold on to the applications until next time they come to Kenya and give priority to the people who have been already shortlisted.

  • Salma

    Reply Reply May 20, 2014

    Hello Kara ,

    I need your advice on this.

    On 2011 I joined a low cost airline in Dubai but I stayed only for four months and then I left, then a year after I joined EK but as customer service agent and when I first had the interview I didnt mention that I was a cabin crew and my cv inside the company stayed the same , now I am asking what if i was lucky enough and got the job with emirates as cabin crew , shall i mention to them this now or what ? please help. 🙁

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 22, 2014

      Salma, do you have any certificate attesting your 4 months of work as a cabin crew? If so, you might be asked to provide that when you update the resume. In the same time, you must be prepare to answer why you didn’t mention this in your CV when you first applied for the company.

  • Aida

    Reply Reply May 18, 2014

    Hello Kara,

    I attended too about three assesment centers with Emirates and I never made it to the English test stage , I always get rejection from the group discussion stage which is so dissapointing. What do you think is the reason ? I am so passionate about this job but seems like its not my thing even though I have seen many people got it after milion of times trying. Should I give up ??

  • R.k

    Reply Reply May 16, 2014

    Thank you much kara your reply has instantly calmed me. I will drop a line once I am in dubai very very excited.

    Have a good day x

  • R.k

    Reply Reply May 16, 2014

    Hello kara

    I would like to say a big thank you for all the advise you have put up. I did some reading before I went to my interview in Auckland last month and made it through to final interview. I was told il will be notified in 4-6 weeks but I had my call this week Wednesday saying I was successful. The lovely lady gave me options and dates when I will be flying to dubai etc. I got very excited as you can imagine this is my dream job and am so passionate about it. I was told that I will be receiving an email with a link explaining what I need to do etc. However it’s been 2 days since I got my phone I haven’t received my email yet. I am very worried
    What have gone wrong? Do you think it’s worth stressing about it?? Is it normal for it to take this long and if so what is the time frame?

    Many many thanks in advance

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 16, 2014

      Hi R.K.,

      Congratulations for making it so far. Well done. There is normally a small gap between the golden call and the information email. I can’t give you the exact number of days, but Friday and Saturday are days off in the Middle East, so I wouldn’t stress about it to long. You should have something by next week. I know you are so close and really don’t have much patience left, but you’re almost there 🙂

  • Tif

    Reply Reply May 2, 2014

    Hello Kara, I would like to ask you two questions. the first one is about the period of re-apply which is 6 months, If I applied after 5 months would my application still get rejected ? The second is about medical situation, I have a problem which is hearing loss in my left ear, I hear 40% to compare to my right ear which is healthy, That doesn’t affect my social life at all but I wonder if it would be a reason to get rejected for cabin crew job.

    Thanks

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 3, 2014

      Hi Tif, you need to do a test with an audiometer. For a frequency of 500-2000Hz, your hearing in the worst ear must be 35dB, and for a frequency of 3000Hz, 50dB. If you are able to get these results, you will be able to pass the medical test.
      As for the open day participation, the official info is still 6 months, however there are strong rumors that you no longer need to wait in between your open days if you were not successful. Go for it 🙂 Good luck!

  • chantal

    Reply Reply April 24, 2014

    Hi I would like to know if any airline will hire you even tho you have false teeth?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 25, 2014

      There is no specifications about false teeth Chantal. If your smile is genuine, your teeth clean and your overall appearance pleasant, you should be fine.

  • Roma

    Reply Reply April 8, 2014

    Hi Kara, my medicals were unsuccessful 2 years ago, I applied and got though again now.

    Will they allow me to do new medicals? how long would my records stay in their system?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 13, 2014

      Roma, it really depends on the reason why your medicals were unsuccessful. If you had a condition for which you received treatment for and you are no longer affected by it, then you should be fine. If however you still have the same condition, you will obviously be unable to pass the medicals again.

  • Jenny

    Reply Reply March 3, 2014

    Hi Kara,
    Thank you very much for all your advices!
    Yesterday I did the second day assessment and whole day interview for Qatar Airways here in Singapore. At the end of the day, 10 of us left and they told us we passed. They gave us forms to fill-up and we all filled it up and told us to submit some documents on the link that they gave us and they told us to wait for a couple of days for the instructions. Then this morning, I received a letter saying thank you for your interest but unfortunately you have not been selected. What happened? They eliminated a lot of people, we did all day activities and interviews and they told us we all passed and we all filled up a lot of forms and why would they send this email after a few hours? Pls help!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply March 4, 2014

      Jenny, this indeed sounds very strange. Do you have any email address directly from the recruiter? You can email them to ask for clarifications. It can also be a system error, so just double check the careers portal and the status of your application in there.

  • Alex

    Reply Reply February 21, 2014

    Hi Kara , thank you for all the answers that you can give us.
    Could you please tell me if I did not pass my assessment day for a Ground Service Agent , does the 6 month waiting period still stand for a cabin crew position if I want to apply?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 24, 2014

      Alex, my area of expertise is with the cabin crew position only. Sorry I can’t give you an answer about any other jobs.

  • Samantha

    Reply Reply January 24, 2014

    Hi Kara,

    I’ve recently been invited to attend an OD, by Emirates. I’m a student and have two modules outstanding. Which I’ll be repeating. I don’t have to attend, but need to be present for the exams. I was wondering whether Emirates encourages part-time study?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 27, 2014

      Hi Samantha. You will have the possibility to request for certain days off or take your leave in accordance with the dates of your exams.

  • Fabrice

    Reply Reply January 16, 2014

    Thanks Kara but I can I write to them? on their website there is no contact info, I received their email via a noreply account… it’s Qatar Airways

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 17, 2014

      Fabrice, you need to login into your careers portal. Under the applicant centre, the last option is ‘Withdraw application’. This is the last resort and you can reapply for the position whenever they come next in your area.

  • Fabrice

    Reply Reply January 16, 2014

    hi Kara, thanks for your website. I would like to know what happens if I don’t show up at the assessment day? because I applied online when I was in the city and I just got an email saying that I’m shortlisted to the assessment day in 2 days but I’m already out of the town. what can I do?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 16, 2014

      Fabrice this is quite unfortunate. You can write to the airline and ask for a new date. If they don’t reply and you don’t participate, you will nee to wait for 6 months before you can apply again.

  • kare

    Reply Reply January 14, 2014

    Hi Kara … i wonna apply for a cabin crew in either of the UAE airlines, i guess first of all would wonna know of am gonna get an automatic shutdown if am on tip toe 205 cm , are they so strict on that if everthing else is ok.

    Currently having a permanent job as a nurse but really want to change proffession coz i have always loved to be a cabin crew. Do i have to immediately start the job if i should get it or do they give a grace period before having to start ??

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 14, 2014

      Hi Kare, one of the minimum requirement is being able to reach the required height mark. This is one of the first stages of the assessment and if you fail to clear it, you will be sent home. It is very strict as you need to be able to reach safety equipment in the aircraft which is located at that height. Sorry about it. Try to stretch and see if your arm reach improves with time.

  • Paola

    Reply Reply October 16, 2013

    Hi Kara, thanks for all yr advices and info! I have a question: I wear the lenses, so is there limitation regarding the sight for the cabin crew position in the Middle East flight companies? Thanks a lot for your help!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 16, 2013

      Hi Paula. Generally, it is ok if your distant visual acuity with or without correction is 6/9 or better in the better eye, or your near visual acuity with or without correction is at least N5 ar 30-50cm and N14 at 100cm. If you need correction however, you must be comfortable enough wearing contact lenses. Glasses are not acceptable.

  • Saria

    Reply Reply October 8, 2013

    Hi Kara! thank you far all of this! It was very successfull for me during the etihad process.
    Would you hapen to know what happens after your final interview? Is there a huge cutting process after that stage as well? Or would you say chances seem good? And do you happen to know if the references are contacted imediatley, before you recieve your successful/unsuccessful mail? Why I am asking this is because I have very good references and I really badly want this job.

    Regards

    • Kara

      Reply Reply October 9, 2013

      Hi Saria. Well done for getting so far! After the final interview your references will be checked. You will also be required to undergo a medical examination and your documents will be submitted for a background security check with the immigration authorities. If you are ok through all these stages, you will be offered a final contract of employment. If there is nothing to worry about, well… send us a line from Abu Dhabi when you get there 🙂

  • louma

    Reply Reply September 8, 2013

    hi kara, i just went to emirates Open day CV drop off and was wondering if they will call me for the assessment day I do have a lot of question that I really need your help to give the right answers like as you mentioned about the group exercise if all of as are talking the same language is it fine if we will communicate with it or its better to talk in English?? And what are the best answers for these questions
    What is your greatest weakness?
    How would you like describe yourself?
    Are you a team player or a team leader??
    What you can contribute to this company??
    How long do you expect to remain this company??
    I will be thankful if you can give same examples about the best answers of these questions

    • Kara

      Reply Reply September 8, 2013

      Hi Louma,

      Most of the answers to these questions are in the booklet 25 Questions and Answers for the Cabin Crew Final Interview which you can download here
      https://flightattendantcentral.com/free-report/
      If you want to have the full version of 101 Questions and Answers for the Final Interview, English tests, sample group exercises as well as some more awesome resources, you can get the book ‘How to Become a Flight Attendant for airlines in the Middle East’.
      https://gumroad.com/l/ODRt
      All the communication during the interview will be conducted in English.

      Good luck 🙂

  • Cyrus

    Reply Reply August 20, 2013

    Hi Kara.
    Thanks for your advice…I found group discussion is kinda difficult task during interview cuz we can’t speak too much and at the same time cant be that quiet.
    but the thing is ..what can we do while some other candidates r keep talking and there’s no ‘space’ for u to interrupt into???
    pls gimme some advice thx
    Cyrus

  • Mariana

    Reply Reply July 25, 2013

    Thank you, Kara!

    So if my six months are over and I haven’t booked any slot within that time, I can reapply with no problem?
    Can I reapply immediately, or do I have to wait for six months to reapply once the previous 6 months are over?

    Thanks a lot!!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 26, 2013

      Mariana you can reapply immediately 🙂

      -Kara

  • Mariana

    Reply Reply July 24, 2013

    I didn’t mention in my last message that if I don’t book any slot whatsoever, it will be because I live very far away and I am not given the permission in my present job to be absent for so long a time… But I can calculate for next time when I will have the holidays and so I can reapply taking that into account so that I can travel during my holidays and it’s not necessary for me to be absent in my present job…
    Thanks again!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply July 25, 2013

      Hi Mariana,

      Every month Etihad has assessment days in Abu Dhabi, in Europe (one city, locations change every month) and every two months in Morocco and Tunisia. You can plan ahead with your holidays, but you will not know more than one month in advance where the assessment days are held. Also, the slots book quite fast, so you need to keep an eye on their website.

      I hope this helps 🙂

      -Kara

  • Mariana

    Reply Reply July 23, 2013

    Hi, Kara!
    I received an invitation for an Assessment Day from Etihad, where it says that I have 6 months to book a slot, and if I book and don’t show up, I cannot reapply.
    My question is: what happens if I don’t book any slot whatsoever during the 6 months? Could I reapply later? If so, how long will I have to wait to reapply in that case?
    Thanks!

  • sid

    Reply Reply May 22, 2013

    I couldnt make it to assessment day where i was invited .. due to some serious issues .. any option to reapply or i’ll have to wait for next 6 months ..??

    • Kara

      Reply Reply May 28, 2013

      @Sid, I am sorry, but the 6 months waiting period applies.

      -Kara

  • Ekaterina

    Reply Reply April 21, 2013

    Dear Kara, since I receive my invitation to the assessment day with Etihad Airways each two days I receive the reminder to book my interview but there aren’t any dates available, currently I’m living in Argentina and I know that the assessment here is not so frecuent but I don’t want to miss my oportunity. My question is, is it an automatical message from them and there aren’t available dates yet? Thank you.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply April 22, 2013

      @Ekaterina,

      It is an automated message to remind you to book an interview date. You have 1 year to do that, but you will still receive frequent reminders.

      Best regards,

      -Kara

  • Mohamed salah

    Reply Reply April 21, 2013

    Hi Dear,, I want to ask only one question.I’m ok with all thing need to be as cabin crew member at Emirates,But i wear Glassess or lenses for my eyes.so it’s problem or it’s ok,However i can see without it,but with it more clearer.
    THANK YOU,,,,,,,

  • Liz

    Reply Reply March 5, 2013

    Hi there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefit
    from this site.

  • Asma

    Reply Reply February 13, 2013

    Hi Kara,
    I’m sorry but I suppose there is a misunderstand about the Qatar Airways matter, and that’s because I didn’t explain myself well so as not to make my message to you too long, and I’m sorry for that.
    1. About Qatar, I did receive from them after my Final Interview 3 times :
    First, e_mail to re-do my photos.
    Second, a phone call to re-do my photos again.
    Third, e_mail that my documents are under process. ( and that was the last one a month ago 14 January 2013 )
    According to what I read in the Site Cabin Crew.com, I knew that people receive their Golden Mail in 1, 2 or 3 months maximum after the Final Interview, that’s why I started to worry a little bit & I asked you what to do ? only ONE girl on the Site got hers after 4 months from Final Interview.
    So is it fine for me to send them something ?

    2. About Emirates, I thought if I told them the truth that I came before, I may reflect how much Interested am I in the job, I didn’t think it will give bad impressions, the most important I really appreciate your opinion and take it seriously, so what do you think is the best ?
    I got that you prefer if I keep it for myself, but I want to be more sure not to make mistakes that reduce my chances.
    Thank you very much for your support & sorry for asking too much.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 17, 2013

      Dear Asma,

      Just get back to them and ask what is the status of your application.
      For the second part, unless somebody specifically asks you if you have been through an assessment day before, keep this info for yourself. It is not a mistake if you say it and it is not a mistake if you don’t say it, but how other people perceive you might affect your performance during the day.
      Also, there are no 2 hirings alike. If some people receive their call in 4 weeks, others might receive theirs in 4 months. Stop going on these forums and comparing your situation with other people’s. It is your own experience, no one else’s.

  • Asma

    Reply Reply February 13, 2013

    Hi Kara,

    Thank you very much for the valuable information. I would like to ask two questions if I may.

    1. If I have applied once before in Emirates and wasn’t successful in group discussion, Is it o.k to tell that this is my second time after 6 months ? Or better keep it a secret ?

    2. It has been 3 months since my Final Interview in Qatar Airways, should I wait more ? Or better to ask for my status ? ( if ur answer was to ask for my status, Will you plz give me a suitable format for the e_mail I’m going to send ? )

    Thank you for your time and effort.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply February 13, 2013

      Hi Asma,

      If you don’t feel comfortable with the fact that this is not your first Assessment, do not bring it up. Some people perceive it as a gained experience, while others see it as a failure. It is up to you if you want to disclose this info.
      For the second question, if it’s been already 3 months and you haven’t received any news, you may write to them something along the following lines.
      Dear….,

      I have recently participated in a recruitment selection with your airline and I have not received any news regarding my application status after the final interview.
      Date of the interview
      Location of the assessment
      Reference number (if you have any)

      Kindly provide me with some updated information regarding the result of my interview.

      Best regards,

  • Rosalinda

    Reply Reply January 10, 2013

    Thank you so much maam for writing this website. My dream is to work for Qatar Airways. It helpes me so much to feel more confident for the interview. I applied online and I already got an answer. I must do a Video interview before the assessment. I am quite nervous because nobody knows what it is. Can you help me maam? I want so badly to become cabin crew!
    God bless you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 11, 2013

      Dear Rosalinda,

      The Video Interview organized by Qatar Airways is a new technique of assessing the candidates before the actual face-to-face meeting in the assessment day. You will be given a link, a password and a date for the Video Interview. You will need a computer with internet connection, as well as a video camera. You should be wearing full make-up and of course business attire.
      You will be given the questions, some of them requiring you to give examples from your experience. Take your time and answer them truthfully and in detail.
      After this, the airline will assess your answers. If successful, you will receive an invitation to participate in an Assessment Day.
      It is normal to be nervous, just go through the Final Interview Questions and Answers provided on this website and everything should be ok.

      🙂

      -Kara

  • CHRIS

    Reply Reply January 11, 2012

    i just passed group interview yesterday,went to panel interview.asked the assesor at the end how do you think i went and he said pretty good he said.now what that can mean?hope i get in the training,now if they call me i go 4 weeks ground training and ive been told you do that then iyou get tested if you dont pass you dont get the job.is it hard?is that true?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 12, 2012

      Pretty good means that you did well Chris!
      The training is complex and it includes emergency standards and procedures of the airline, aircraft types and equipments, and first aid. You will learn all there is to know about the planes and what to do in each and every imaginable situation. At the end, in order to obtain your cabin crew license and be ‘legal’ to fly, you will need to pass all the exams. It is not very difficult, but you will have to study for it!

      Congratulations and keep us posted!

      -Kara

  • CHRIS

    Reply Reply January 11, 2012

    i just passed group interview with jetstar,went to panel interview.asked the assesor at the end how do you think i went and he said pretty good he said.now what that can mean?hope i get in the training,now if they call me i go 4 weeks ground training and ive been told you do that then iyou get tested if you dont pass you dont get the job.is it hard?is that true?

  • Patrick

    Reply Reply January 8, 2012

    is anybody going for the emirates OD in vancouver on the 14th?

  • Coraline

    Reply Reply January 7, 2012

    Loads of info, thanks!

  • Valerie

    Reply Reply January 7, 2012

    Hi Kara,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful work you are doing.
    Currently i have applied for Emirates Cabin Crew position and i am really looking forward to attending an AD this year.
    With all the information i have read,i do believe it will help a lot during the Assessment Day.

    Thank you very much.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply January 7, 2012

      That is very good for you Valerie! I strongly believe that the more you prepare, read and research before the AD, the greater your chances to become cabin crew faster!

      Good luck with your application and keep us posted!

      -Kara

  • jo

    Reply Reply December 26, 2011

    this is very good advice.

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 31, 2011

      Thank you Jo!

  • simone

    Reply Reply December 16, 2011

    how can i be invited to the assessment?

  • corina91

    Reply Reply December 11, 2011

    is this the same for all airlines?

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 14, 2011

      The process is fairly similar for all the major airlines in the Middle East. Here at FlightAttendantCentral we focus on cabin crew hiring process only for Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

  • Jill

    Reply Reply December 9, 2011

    Wow, this is a great article! Thank you!

    • Kara

      Reply Reply December 14, 2011

      I am glad I can help Jill.

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