29 January 2010
25 January 2010
i have been thinking for a week now, whether to go or not on the emirates assessment.. and for my interview in ceb. all my friends, including you guys (who read my blog and left comments on my chatbox) said YES/GO!! i would like to go, too, with all my heart, i know its really a yes. but sometimes priority comes first. and being a mom for my baby, i think is my calling.. as for this time. im sad coz i really want to attend the assessment and interview.. but my kid needs me.. and i cant think of myself, my dream, my career first before her. i know i should not be feeling this way, coz in the first place it was me who made the decision of not going.. its just that i could not take the happiness that i would feel if ever i would do good during my interviews, while my baby is crying at home looking for me. i cant take the guilt. it kills. seriously. i need to sacrifice. now i know the feeling, its really different when you are really a mother. you would feel for your child. heartbreaking. i am not giving up on this dream.. maybe, its not yet my time. maybe there is a reason why this is happening to me. i am positive. im still hoping.. looking forward.. i know. one day, i would also be up there.. serving caviar, in first class.
24 January 2010
i was browsing through blogs and reading pms from my fb account randomly.. because i had nothing to do, i was home alone and bored as hell.. i was thinking weather to go or not on the cebu pacifics screening and at the same time be assessed at ipams for emirates after.. so im looking for some signs since my questions have got to be answered and my confusion must have an end. then out of the blue i went to check my emails since it was a very long time since i last checked on it.. until i saw this in my inbox...
23 January 2010
i noticed that there are many girls whos goin to attend assessments, interviews and screenings.. so ive decided to write some tips about preparing for an interview.. here some pointers that we should put in mind! :)
1. preparing for an interview
TIPS FOR WRITING A GOOD RESUME
1. research the job you are applying for and tailor you resume to fit its description
2. be as specific as posible
3. quantify your accomplishments
4. use verbs in parallel tenses
5. do not exceed two pages in length (both soft and hard copy)
6. use readable fonts
7. have someone proofread your resume before you send it in
8. inclusion of your picture is not always necessary
PREPARING FOR THE BIG DAY
1. check out the interview place
2. do your research
3. get enough sleep. *this is important, you dont want to look rompy on your interview right. have some beauty rest!
4. eat a full meal
5. be punctual
6. bring a folder
LOOK YOUR BEST
1. select apparel, fragrance, jewelry, hairstyle, etc. that do not detract you from your professional image
2. make sure your hair is clean, neat and professionally styled
3. remove facial and body piercing
4. visible tattoos should be covered
5. apparel should be clean, neatly pressed and fit. **dont wear a too small or loose attire
6. less is more. keep your look simple
2. interview proper
THE SIX SPECIES OF INTERVIEWER
1. THE ABSENTEE- sometimes the interviewer is not mentally in the room
2. THE BUDDY- smiles, jokes, and tells you to relax
3.THE INQUISITOR- never cracks a smile or diverts from a "show me" attitude
4. THE LASER BEAM- focuses on the topic only
5. THE SHOTGUN- fires the question all over the place
6. THE SILVER BULLET- believes theres one magic question to ask -- and one magic response that determines whether youre right for the job
1. greeting **as soon as you enter the room, greet the interviewer/s and SMILE
2. body language **the interviewer would know if you are not comfortable and not relaxed
non verbal communication
2. posture **very important
3. eye contact
4. hands **should not be moving while you are talking
5. DO NOT CROSS LEGS
3. establish rapport with the interviewer
4. leave a lasting exit **say thank you to the interviewer, SMILE!!!
1. LISTEN- learn to read between the lines
2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ASKED- make sure you understand the question, and get further clarification if you are unsure
3. GIVE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES- give samples that highlight your successes and uniqueness, YOUR PAST BEHAVIOR CAN INDICATE YOUR FUTURE PERFORMANCE.
4. ASK QUESTIONS- your questions indicate your interest in the company or job.
5. SUCCESSFULLY CLOSING THE INTERVIEW- emphasize how much you love to join the company, or ask what the next step of the process would be.
COMMON QUESTIONS THAT THE INTERVIEWER MIGHT ASK:
1. how do you handle stress
2. are you a team player
3. why should we hire you
4. what are your strength and weaknesses
5. greatest achievement
6. how much do you want to earn
7. tell me about a big challenge and difficulty you've faced -- how did you deal with it
8. what type of people do you get along with
9. tell me about something that annoyed you recently
3. POST INTERVIEW PERIOD
1. asses the company culture
2. be a keen observer
SELECTION FACTORS **these are what they observe on you, remember that every action you make is evaluated
1. general appearance
2. physical appearance
3. oral communication
4. thinking ability
5. capacity for stress
6. ability to relate well to others
8. personal motivation
9. knowledge of the job
10. work experience
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.
"plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
**so there, i hope these tips would help. goodluck to all of us. soar high!! :)
by the way, these tips were taken from my flight attendant manual, i hope its accurate. :)
22 January 2010
i know how it feels to be frustrated over something we really want to do. like Flying!! a lot of girls want this job. i was once blessed to be one. but it seemed like God has other plans for me. well yes, at first, it was hard for me to give up on my career.. this was my dream and i worked hard for it. trained in a flight attendant school and all.. to cut the story short. i got pregnant. i was a step closer to that dream..then poooof!!! it was gone like a bubble. now, im back to zero. but im still thankful, coz ive learned a lot during my pregnancy. boy, it was hard.. seeing all the ads on the internet, receiving emails about open days and hirings.. all the calls and text msgs i got.. i could not do anything but wait. there was a time that i regret what i did.. i was not careful with my actions.. i took things for granted. i was over confident. a lot of blaming issues.. this and that.. etc. i was really bitter about it.. seeing my batchmates finally flying, thinking that i was supposed to be in their place. million times, i almost lost hope, i didn't want to pursue flying anymore.. until i realized that im not the only one who experienced these.. that there are a lot of girls who failed but started over again. and never gave up.. that theres a lot of blessings that im receiving. and one of those is my litle angel. ive learned to accept that things don't always happen the way we want it. painful as it is yet we have to deal with it. challenges are given to us to test us, not ruin us. so what am i doing now? still searching for hiring airlines. passing my resumes online.. applying even on local airlines.. little by little.. starting to reach my dream and not stress out.. nothing can stop me from trying.. not even me, being a mommy.. i believe that i can. in God's perfect time.
21 January 2010
1. You can eat a 4 course meal standing at the kitchen counter.
2. You search for a button to flush the toilet.
3. You look for the "crew line" at the grocery store.
4. You can pack for a 2 week trip to Europe in 1 roll-aboard.
5. All of your pens have different hotel names on them.
6. You NEVER unpack.
7. You can recognize pilots by the backs of their heads-but not by their faces.
8. You can tell from 70 yards away if a piece of luggage will fit in the overhead bin.
9. You care about the local news in a city three states away.
10. You can tie a neck scarf 36 ways.
11. You know at least 25 uses for air sickness bags-none of which pertain to vomit.
12. You understand and actually use the 24-hour clock.
13. You own 2 sets of uniforms: fat and thin.
14. You don't think in "months"-you think in "bid packs" .
15. You always point with two fingers.
16. You get a little too excited by certain types of ice.
17. You stand at the front door and politely say "Buh-bye, thanks, have a nice day" when someone leaves your home.
18. You can make a sentence using all of the following phrases: "At this time...", "For your safety...", "Feel free", and "As a reminder..."
19. You know what's on the cover of the current issues of In Touch, Star, and People magazines.
20. You stop and inspect every fire extinguisher you pass, just to make sure the "gauge is in the green".
21. Your thighs are covered in bruises from armrests and elbows.
22. You wake up and have to look at the hotel stationery to figure out where you are.
23. You refer to cities by their airport codes.
24. Every time the doorbell rings you look at the ceiling.
25. You actually understand every item on this list.
26. You serve your guest alcohol mini's
27. You change into you "galley shoes" to cook dinner at home
28. You open your bathroom doors at home slowly incase someone forgot to lock it.
29. You only know 250 or 350 degrees on your home oven
30. When you ask your spouse when they will be coming home from work you ask for their "ETA"
31. You can spot out an airplane from the ground above and tell the other person what airline it is!
32. You go through each room at your friends place looking for magazines to read!
33. You bring home different grocery bags full of goodies that you can't get in your home town! and tell a story about it!
34. You know better NOT to date a pilot!
35. Your a fire fighter, a nurse, a security officer and a server all in one!
**i miss flying! :(