One of the students who attended our course, How to be Cabin Crew, reached the final interview and told us, step by step, how each task went and what the attitude of the recruiters was, the entire interview.
Qatar Airways Tasks
“The recruiting started around 9 o’clock AM, as they announced in the precedent day at the moment we submitted our CV. There were 2 recruiters, very friendly, one from Malaysia and one from Poland. They let us enter the room and each of us was called individually to receive a sticker with the number we had at the Assessment and our names, then they explained how the day will go, what tasks we will have and so on.
1. English test
The day started with the first task, the English test, a relatively simple one. It was composed of 3 exercises (the first- we had to read a text then to answer to some questions, the second was a grammar exercise where we had to choose the right answer, and the last one was a text where we had to fill in the missing words). On the side of this exercises we also had to write an essay, on different themes like: the etic at the workplace, what are our qualities and so on.
2. Reach test + picking a note
The English test was followed by a 45 minutes break and then we were called back in the room where the recruiters called the names of the ones who did not pass the first task. They weren’t that many, around 10-15. Then followed the next task were we had to go, each of us, in a different room where we did the reach test and then they asked us if we have any birth marks or tattoos. After that, the recruiters told us to pick a note from the table (some had to choose between geometrical forms, others had colors). I had to choose a color from the ones that appeared on the note. Another round of eliminations followed after this task, but the reason for it I think nobody understood. The recruiters said that this elimination will be based on our CV, on the English knowledge and the first impression. What was true or not of this, I do not know.
3. Public speaking task
After the last elimination we remained around 55-60 persons (maximum) who got to the next step. Initially, they said that it would be a group task, but after the break it appeared they had changed their minds.
When we entered the room, after the break, they told us that because we remained that many it would be impossible for them to do the group task, so they changed it and we had to choose another ticket and to speak in front of the room (at the microphone) about the theme written on the note. The themes were different for each of us (some examples: How do you transmit your good disposition to the people around you? If you had any superpower, what would that be and why? What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? What was your biggest achievement till know? )
4. Final interview
After the third task we remained around 40 persons who managed to reach the final interview. Before the final interview the recruiters presented the company, how is life in Qatar, they gave us some documents to fill in, and then one by one we went to the final interview. This lasted around 10 minutes each, time in which the recruiters looked over our documents, we filled in what was missing and that was all. From which I understood, some of us had to answer some questions about customer service, from their experience. I didn’t receive any question. That was how the day passed, the recruitment day being finished around 10 PM.”
These were the Qatar Airways tasks at the interview in Bucharest, an interview that lasted more than 12 hours for the candidates that managed to be selected for the final interview. The speaking task in front of the other candidates, on the microphone, confirmed once again the crucial importance of knowing the techniques of public speaking by the candidates, an aspect on which we put a great accent at our courses How to be Cabin Crew. A future cabin crew needs to know how to speak and argue freely in front of an audience, to not have emotions when he/she give a speech and manage to control his/hers body language in those moments.
*the whole interview happened in English
We hope that this information will be useful for the next Qatar Airways recruitment and I hope you fulfill your dreams to fly, as quickly as possible. Do not forget that information means power and preparation is essential before any interview.