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Cag Essay

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Changi Airport (Singapore (Singapore)) in November 2017.

Interview

Secured interview via referral for the role in Airside Management. Had to take an online personality quiz before the interview.

Interview process took about 3 hours in 3 parts:

1) 30 min laptop essay test containing two questions specific to Changi Airport's business
2) 45 min interview with division head (associate GM), direct supervisor (Manager) and HR (Senior Associate)
3) 1.5 hour test consisting of 2 more essay tests, an MCQ logic test, and two MCQ comprehension tests

Interview Questions

  • Pretty basic interview questions; interviewers gave plenty of space for self-expression and recounting/sharing of professional experiences

    1) Tell me about yourself
    2)Tell me about a time you had to persuade someone   Answer Question
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mortpenguin

02-22-2011, 04:39 PM

This is the official thread for the CAG Scholarship for this year's window. Post any queries or tips here!

The official scholarship page can be found here: http://student.brightsparks.com.sg/profile/cag/index.php?


mortpenguin

03-11-2011, 10:29 AM

Find out more about the CAG scholarship from these two scholars:

http://community.jobscentral.com.sg/node/1686


someone929

03-22-2011, 11:10 AM

Hi! Does anyone know how the selection process is like for CAG Scholarship? Thank you! :)


junhern

03-25-2011, 08:45 AM

From what I gathered from the first round of interviews, the process is as follows:

1) 1 hour interview to find out more about you

2) one day accessment centre

3) (up to 2) rounds of interview with the head of HR department and the directors.

Hope it helps!


lovesubrosa

03-25-2011, 11:22 AM

So you've been shortlisted for the interview already?
May I know your results and the date you applied for?
So far havent got any news from them.


lllhhk

03-27-2011, 05:09 PM

Hi, has anyone received notification for the 2nd round (assessment test)?

I just went for the first interview session.


kiwicranberry

03-27-2011, 07:33 PM

Hi, has anyone received notification for the 2nd round (assessment test)?

I just went for the first interview session.

OHMYGOSH! CONGRATS! how was it?


lllhhk

03-28-2011, 01:35 AM

OHMYGOSH! CONGRATS! how was it?

haha it was okay...? Did you go for it?


blackpepperbeefsteak

03-28-2011, 02:54 PM

Mine is on wednesday!! lllhhk if you don't mind can you share the type of questions that were asked? How many interviewers were there? Is it more of a 'let's get to know you' sort of interview or 'let's see how well you do under pressure when we ask you really scary questions' sort of interview? Haha sorry for the questions but I'm super nervous cause I can't really speak well and my brain sort of freezes under duress :( Did they ask questions like... what are your strengths and weaknesses? Your greatest achievement?... that sort? or those...if you were a piece of stationAry what would you be sort :S


lllhhk

03-28-2011, 11:12 PM

BlackPepper: First round isit? It's more of a "O hi, relax yourself, have a cup of water, and let's get to know you" than interview...

HAHA if u were a stationary?!?! No lurh, it was a very relaxed one. They go through your application with you, I presume they couldn't be bothered to read through it.

All the best! What course are you applying for in JC? I think their looking for a certain course to fill up places in the company.


lllhhk

03-28-2011, 11:13 PM

One interviewer


blackpepperbeefsteak

03-29-2011, 03:14 AM

Thanks for sharing lllhk!! I tell you something very funny lor!! You know the email... you have to reply to confirm your placing right. did you get a reply AFTER you have replied? HAHA cause right... I *cough addressed the person as a MISTER instead of a MS leh!! *facepalm T_T. Afterwards I sort of looked at her name and... *gasp... it's probably a woman :X (If she is somehow stalking this thread, I apologize profusely !! sorry!! )

I'm going for biz admin haha. How about you? They didn't read the application? Gosh. Then they must have emailed many people.

gah!! *stationAry. *appalled (brain power depleting due to old age)

Is it really a one hour interview... Anyway thanks so much! I feel so much better now. I guess the interviewer will probably ask me why my grades are not so stellar... D:


lllhhk

03-29-2011, 11:29 AM

Ahh you have a higher chance of getting it :) their looking for more commercial/business oriented people. I applied for Law.

hahah. Chill, I'm sure the person you replied isn't the one interviewing you!

Yeah, its one hour. I'll try to recall some of the questions they asked:

" Why did you choose this university? Has there ever been a time you weren't a leader and you had to act a leader?? haha. Why (your subject) choice? etc... nth that would really faze you. Good luck! No they won't reply you after you reply.


EduSeeker

03-29-2011, 11:45 AM

just had my interview yesterday. think i didn't do as well as i was caught off guard for certain questions. applied for local and overseas law.


virtualfullstop

03-29-2011, 01:06 PM

just had my interview yesterday. think i didn't do as well as i was caught off guard for certain questions. applied for local and overseas law.

Sorry to hear about that...

What were the questions that caught you off guard?


blackpepperbeefsteak

03-29-2011, 01:23 PM

Thanks alot for the headsup llllhk :) But I sort of get fazed really easily...

virtual were you shortlisted for the interview too? Is yours tomorrow (HAHA...yes I'm trying to find other people to suffer in uncertainty with me)


EduSeeker

03-29-2011, 01:55 PM

Sorry to hear about that...

What were the questions that caught you off guard?

I was caught off guard because I didn't really prepare. I think if you prepare, you will be able to answer it well. There were questions that told me to relate specific events where my personal views were against the majority and did I express my views and argue my case or just let it be? There were also questions asking about a specific incident where a friend of mine did something against my morals and principles and what did I do about it? Apart from that, I totally forgot to prepare for the question "what do you think will make you stand out from the rest of the applicants?" This is a textbook scholarship interview question so if you prepare, it should go fine.


virtualfullstop

03-29-2011, 03:04 PM

I was caught off guard because I didn't really prepare. I think if you prepare, you will be able to answer it well. There were questions that told me to relate specific events where my personal views were against the majority and did I express my views and argue my case or just let it be? There were also questions asking about a specific incident where a friend of mine did something against my morals and principles and what did I do about it? Apart from that, I totally forgot to prepare for the question "what do you think will make you stand out from the rest of the applicants?" This is a textbook scholarship interview question so if you prepare, it should go fine.

Oh I see. I guess this post of yours will help others who have applied. I didn't apply for CAG's scholarship. Was just being kpo.

Anyway, how long was the lag time from your application to the time they called you up?


blackpepperbeefsteak

03-29-2011, 03:10 PM

virtual: For me it was about a week?

Thanks for sharing Eduseeker! Questions about past experiences gives me a colossal headache because I can't recall very much very quickly :X (Old age...)Haha it's kind of sad how rigid and structured all these interview questions are.


EduSeeker

03-29-2011, 03:11 PM

Oh I see. I guess this post of yours will help others who have applied. I didn't apply for CAG's scholarship. Was just being kpo.

Anyway, how long was the lag time from your application to the time they called you up?

I applied on 20 March and if I remembered correctly, they called me on 22 March.


virtualfullstop

03-29-2011, 03:22 PM

I applied on 20 March and if I remembered correctly, they called me on 22 March.

Woah thats really fast! Hmmm you are from a JC right? Mind sharing your grades with me? :)


virtualfullstop

03-29-2011, 03:33 PM

Thanks alot for the headsup llllhk :) But I sort of get fazed really easily...

virtual were you shortlisted for the interview too? Is yours tomorrow (HAHA...yes I'm trying to find other people to suffer in uncertainty with me)

Hello blackpepper! Sorry I didnt notice the few questions you asked...

I did not apply for the CAG scholarship :) But I did apply for others. Is this the only one you applied for?


EduSeeker

03-29-2011, 04:15 PM

Woah thats really fast! Hmmm you are from a JC right? Mind sharing your grades with me? :)

Haha sure. I took 4 H2s, GP and PW. BCME. Got A for all of them. :D


virtualfullstop

03-29-2011, 04:18 PM

Haha sure. I took 4 H2s, GP and PW. BCME. Got A for all of them. :D

Woah thats really impressive. No wonder you got shortlisted :)

I hope you get through to the next round!


blackpepperbeefsteak

03-29-2011, 07:40 PM

Hello blackpepper! Sorry I didnt notice the few questions you asked...

I did not apply for the CAG scholarship :) But I did apply for others. Is this the only one you applied for?

Nope. Because CAG was the last scholarship app I sent in, there are many other scholarships in my app that they know about haha. So I think I will definitely get interrogated about that.


lllhhk

03-29-2011, 10:25 PM

Wow. Your interviewer must've been a fierce one! I didn't get those type of situational questions at all! Anyways guys, I made it to the assessment round :)

Here's what they sent me in the email:

Assessment Centre

Guidelines and instructions will be provided on the day for you to complete the following activities (Not listed in sequence of assessment):

o One individual case study and presentation
o Two group discussions
o Written test
o Personality test


blackpepperbeefsteak

03-29-2011, 10:44 PM

!! Congratulations!! I hope I don't get the fierce one tomorrow!! T_T!!!


EduSeeker

03-29-2011, 11:03 PM

I suppose so. Anyway, they do not look at the academics. It's the whole package. lllhhk, did they send you an email directly or did they give you a call beforehand?


lllhhk

03-30-2011, 01:45 AM

Called me beforehand, then sent me an email.


blackpepperbeefsteak

03-30-2011, 02:04 PM

lllhk when is your assessment round? I just made it home! And I got asked all those situational questions too D:


virtualfullstop

03-30-2011, 02:38 PM

lllhk when is your assessment round? I just made it home! And I got asked all those situational questions too D:

How did it go! Hope it went well :)

Anyway, bpbs, what other scholarships did you apply for?


blackpepperbeefsteak

03-31-2011, 12:31 AM

How did it go! Hope it went well :)

Anyway, bpbs, what other scholarships did you apply for?

Hmm... I wouldn't say it went well, even though I really did prepare haha. What happened was, ....I was almost brutally honest so I guess if I don't get called up for the second round then CAG really isn't the place for me :X

MAS but I'm probably already out of the running for that one too haha.(And I'm too ashamed to list the couple of others ... We'll know if I get notified for their first rounds...) Time to focus on the local Us!

What are the 'few other' scholarships you applied for? Haha are you kpoing around cause yours hasn't started calling people up yet !


pinepine

03-31-2011, 01:54 PM

I'm curious as to what you guys do during the group discussions? Discuss the topics and the people observe behind a one-way mirror? Do we need to present what we discussed? :)


sepiatonelovin

03-31-2011, 03:03 PM

Hey guys. I applied on the 19 march but they have not called me yet. Is it because I'm not shortlisted? :( is there a chance that they might be late?


lllhhk

04-01-2011, 01:31 PM

Hey, my assessment is on Saturday... tomorrow.


blackpepperbeefsteak

04-02-2011, 02:32 AM

Hey, my assessment is on Saturday... tomorrow.

Wish you the best of luck!! I'm sure you'll do well :) No news for me yet :confused:


lllhhk

04-03-2011, 01:03 AM

It was okay!! I enjoyed it. It was fun haha. Don't worry, I asked them. There are still more rounds of assessment and the staff said they were still processing applications :) Take heart!


blackpepperbeefsteak

04-03-2011, 01:30 AM

It was okay!! I enjoyed it. It was fun haha. Don't worry, I asked them. There are still more rounds of assessment and the staff said they were still processing applications :) Take heart!

Sounds like it went very well :D Fun?? haha What was the group discussion and case study about? General stuff? Oh and the Essay test? haha. Everything must have taken half a day.(okay scratch that, the whole day!!)


lllhhk

04-03-2011, 01:40 PM

It was a little bit of role playing? The essay can't be mugged. I can't reveal it though! Sorry


blackpepperbeefsteak

04-03-2011, 08:05 PM

Can't be mugged is the best haha. Nah I haven't gotten(or maybe not getting at all) the call for round 2 so ... just curious, cause the entire line up seems kind of intimidating :X


ylehhuh

04-05-2011, 11:45 AM

eww. so many of u guys have gone for interviews. I think I am rejected....=(


blackpepperbeefsteak

04-05-2011, 11:50 AM

eww. so many of u guys have gone for interviews. I think I am rejected....=(

I think I am now rejected too D: Did you apply for anything else? It's kind of sad because I wasn't really so keen on CAG until i really started preparing for their interview haha. But now I'm out of the running!


ylehhuh

04-05-2011, 04:57 PM

I think I am now rejected too D: Did you apply for anything else? It's kind of sad because I wasn't really so keen on CAG until i really started preparing for their interview haha. But now I'm out of the running!

I am really keen to have the CAG scholarship. Well, I applied for the Nanyang Scholarship and I have managed to get it. Yup, I guess sticking to NTU is my fate. Haha. What about you? Any other scholarships that you have applied for?


blackpepperbeefsteak

04-05-2011, 05:20 PM

Congratz!! What course are you taking in NTU! Maybe I'll see you there...

SIA, for roughly the same reasons as CAG (just that I prefer CAG haha... so sad :X) and a few others... but everything hinges on my acceptance to my overseas unis (already rejected by a few). The only 2 I'm willing to bond with for local U sponsorship is CAG and SIA I guess.


lllhhk

04-06-2011, 12:24 AM

Why do you prefer CAG>SIA? If I wasn't a foreigner, I would want SIA haha. Don't worry guys! Their still processing the apps... so yeah. Be patient?


blackpepperbeefsteak

04-06-2011, 12:38 AM

It's been a week. Because there are more things under CAG = more things I can try haha. Oh where are you from? SIA restricts non-PRs?


ylehhuh

04-06-2011, 12:09 PM

Congratz!! What course are you taking in NTU! Maybe I'll see you there...

SIA, for roughly the same reasons as CAG (just that I prefer CAG haha... so sad :X) and a few others... but everything hinges on my acceptance to my overseas unis (already rejected by a few). The only 2 I'm willing to bond with for local U sponsorship is CAG and SIA I guess.

Hey Blackpepperbeefsteak (yum yum). I applied for DDP in Acc and Biz. What about you?


matchacandy

04-06-2011, 01:22 PM

Has anyone been called up for the 2nd round already?


blackpepperbeefsteak

04-06-2011, 03:27 PM

Just Biz without the ddp haha.

Matchacandy when was your first round?


hey all,
i went for the first round interview on 21/3 and still waiting for reply):


anw, just being curious:)
if i applied for the scholarship before applying for any uni (as in i left the portion of the brightsparks form for the uni application part empty :O), would it matter to my application for the scholarship?


blackpepperbeefsteak

04-06-2011, 04:57 PM

hey all,
i went for the first round interview on 21/3 and still waiting for reply):

I went for first round on 30/3 and also waiting for reply! :confused:


derithyll

04-08-2011, 02:06 PM

:(Anyone been called for the third round? :X they said its supposed to be late march/early april, but still now news :(

waited for 2 weeks...i think gg ald :(

even wrote them a love letter after us uni admissions results were out....but didnt work i guess :(


lllhhk

04-09-2011, 01:11 AM

I'm still waiting for the third round too... Didn't they say mid April during the presentation?


MinnieMe

04-09-2011, 05:59 PM

omg.. im awfully sad:( u guys have passed the first and second round interview alr? guess im not shortlisted then...


mortpenguin

04-12-2011, 09:47 AM

Hey guys, perhaps some word of reassurance: I met up with one of the CAG HR staff on Friday during a photoshoot for the July issue of the magazine, and she said there are interviews still planned for April, not sure which stage though :o But she mentioned that they had to reschedule the interviews so that NS boys in Tekong could attend after their POP.

So those guys who are still waiting for news, you might hear from them soon!


oman just got an email saying im rejected for CAG):
hm for those still going strong for their interviews, good luck!


derithyll

04-20-2011, 05:39 PM

:(

They've finished the third round. They shortlisted 24 (12 from early application, 12 went last thurs). Will be shortlisting 10-12 from these for the fourth and final round. Everyone will be informed by this week of results (that's tomorrow apparently, since fri's good fri). Giving out 2-6 scholarships in total.

:(

all the best everyone!


shocool

04-25-2011, 03:06 PM

Just curious... what is the third round like?


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