Qatar Airways cabin crew

Interview process at Qatar Airways

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.

You can prepare for a cabin crew carrier by attending our two day intensive training in Rome on 9-10 July. Find more information about the course here.

Qatar Airways recruitment dates – april & may

Qatar Airways is looking for cabin crew candidates who can deliver their mission by providing “Excellence in everything we do”. Known for their 5 star hospitality, they look for future Cabin Crew who can be part of their “World Class Global Brand”

Qatar Airways offers competitive compensation and benefit packages and Doha based employees receive a range of allowances and enjoy a tax-free income.

About You: 

To be part of Qatar Airways team, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • Minimum arm reach of 212 cms on tip toes
  • Minimum high school education with fluency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent health and fitness
  • Willingness to relocate to Doha, Qatar
  • Outgoing personality with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a multinational team.

 

Future recruitment dates:

QR7628 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event Vienna 9th May 2015| Qatar Airways | Doha Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Middle East | Qatar | Doha
QR7512 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event Bucharest 25th April 2015| Qatar Airways | Doha Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Middle East | Qatar | Doha
QR7514 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event Madrid 25th April 2015| Qatar Airways | Doha Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Middle East | Qatar | Doha
QR7515 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event Taipei (females only) 25th April 2015| Qatar Airways | Doha Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Middle East | Qatar | Doha
QR7516 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event Dallas 25th April 2015| Qatar Airways | Doha Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Middle East | Qatar | Doha
QR7476 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event Belgrade 25th April 2015| Qatar Airways | Doha Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Middle East | Qatar | Doha
QR7478 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event Mahe 25th April 2015| Qatar Airways | Doha Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Middle East | Qatar | Doha
QR7356 – Cabin Crew Recruitment Event Nairobi (females only) April 2015| Qatar Airways | Doha Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Middle East | Qatar | Doha

 

Good luck & see you among the clouds! 

Qatar Airways cabin crew

The Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Interview. Process and Stages

Today, we will present you the stages of the interview, for you know what to expect that day.
Being an Open Day session, anyone that corresponds the requirements may attend the interview, without prior registration on the site.
Usually, the Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Interview lasts two days:

Day One – Open Day

Each candidate comes forth to the recruiter where he leaves the resume and photos and responds to 1 or 2 questions such as “Why do you want to be a flight attendant?” or “Why did you choose Qatar Airways?”. After this conversation with the recruiter, they will let you know if you are invited for the interview the next day, or not.

Day Two – Assessment Day

Starts very early in the morning (at about 7 or 7.30 am.). First, the candidates will be presented the company and life in Doha. Next, the written English test which lasts 45 minutes and consists of 5 types of exercises: text dependent questions (answer questions related to a given text), multiple choice (choose the correct answer from the ones given), fill in the blanks with the appropriate word, 5 mathematical lateral logic questions and an essay on a given subject. The difficulty level is medium (B1 or B2) and aims to measure your ability to understand English language, grammar and fluency level and so on.

After the written English test, there is an oral test: each candidate enters a room, extracts a word from a bowl and has to speak about it for as much as possible. During this speaking exercise, the reach test is performed (one of the compulsory requirements of Qatar Airways is to be able to reach 2,12meters, while on your tiptoes and with your hand raised, without wearing any shoes) and recruiters also ask each candidate about any distinctive marks or tattoos (tattoos are prohibited at Qatar Airways).

A round of eliminations follows next. Those who qualify, enter the group games. Candidates are divided into teams and are given a task to be solved in about 15 minutes.

After the group games, a new round of eliminations takes place. The lucky ones get to the “grand finale”, which is the final interview. Before the interview, they are told about the payroll and benefit package the Qatar Airways flight attendants receive .

The final interview takes about 5 to 10 minutes for each candidate and focuses on a series of questions based on your CV, previous experience, readiness to relocate and so on.

Qatar Airways Rules

1. You must get home before 4 am, even if you’re free the day after.

2. Your father or brother cannot live in the same building with female flight attendants while on holiday.

3. You cannot use the phone or use any electronic device when you’re on the bus to and from work.

Read all about Qatar Airways rules

The final answer will be sent to each candidate via email, about 2 weeks after the final interview or sometimes later (time varies from one candidate to another).

Good luck! Wishing you to take off!