Cabin Crew Jobs
If you are looking for Cabin Crew jobs and a career as a Flight Attendant have you got what it takes for this demanding occupation?
You know the old saying, "many are called, few are chosen", and the selection process for Cabin Crew trainee vacancies is designed to weed out unsuitable applicants at an early stage because airlines know that there are many more candidates who aspire to a career as a Flight Attendant but few of them have the personality for the role. They are willing to invest time, effort and money in training you so it's only fair that they can select the best candidates for their investment. The skills come later and can be learnt as time goes on but at the start of the process the recruiters and selectors need to know if you have the potential, and the interviews and tasks they set for applicants will give them the feedback they need in order to make a decision.
You can prepare for success in your goal of securing one of the Cabin Crew jobs on offer or a place on a training scheme by taking a long, hard look at yourself and asking some frank questions. Don't just think about it for two minutes and dismiss the idea. Take the time to write down the answers. The chances are that one or more of these questions will be put to you in an interview and it's not just the answer you give that counts but the way you answer question. The interviewers will be looking for signs that you mean what you say and that you're not just repeating something you read somewhere for saying what you think the interviewer wants to hear.
They will also expect you to have done a little homework about the airline itself and they may ask you questions about why you want to join their particular airline as opposed to another rival airline, so make sure you have thought about this too and that you are ready for such questions.
Mentally rehearsing an interview or any other occasion that is likely to generate anxiety is a well known method of calming nerves and preparing to succeed. Go through the questions and answers and imagine yourself answering with confidence and conviction. Rehearse outloud or maybe ask a trusted friend to role play the part of the interviewer.
- Why are you searching for Cabin Crew jobs specifically? What attracts you to the profession?
- What strengths do you think Flight Attendants need in order to fulfil their role and perform their duties?
- Why do you want to work for our airline in particular? What is it about our airline that attracts you?
- Have you ever been involved in an emergency? What did you do and how did you feel?
You need to make the interviewer realise that you have the strength of character for the role. They don't expect you to know everything at this stage and they will expect you to be nervous, that's only natural so don't be embarrassed about that, but they would like to you to answer their questions despite your nerves to show that you can overcome them in a stressful situation.