This coming 26 Jan is the first cabin crew interview for the new year of 2013. I suppose after the holidays most of the cabin crew hopefuls are looking forward to this date.
Well.. if you ask me, there are a few dates of interviews where chances could be higher when you go for the interview.
I do need to state however, that this post is based purely on speculation. So, if you are reading this, please do take it with a pinch of salt. =)
You see, according to most human resource in any organization, the start of the new year is usually the time where a lot of people start new jobs and start a new life. It is also in December that the traditional “13th” month bonus is given to the employees.
So… this also mean that the attrition rate for people leaving the airline is higher and the HR department needs to recruit more in order to cover for the big fall out in manpower.
Based on this little HR glitch, what can you, as cabin crew hopefuls, take advantage of ?
Well… simply by selecting the right dates of the interview, you can actually increase your chances for their quota for that intake could increase as well.
Now obviously, there are 2 ways to look about taking advantage of this situation.
1) They will recruit more during the start of the year for the shortfall.. which is this coming 26 jan interview.
2) Or, in most planning, they have already pre – planned in advance that there will be a shortage of crew in January and thus, have already recruited more crews to cover the shortfall for the new year. (If you add in the 3 months training, the best month is probably Sep or Aug).
So you see, sometimes, you can increase your chances of going in if you know the industry cycle. So.. my question is… do you know SIA also pays out bonuses to their employees ?
So.. apart from 13th month bonus, if you know the month of their bonus pay out, you can then work out the best month to go for your interview as well. =)
Hope this post helps and good luck for your upcoming SIA cabin crew interview ^^