AS POSTED ON THE "VIP EXCELLENCE " - CAREER CENTER FOR FLIGHT SERVICE PROVIDERS
The job of a flight attendant is like a dream come true for many people.
But it is also an extremely difficult and demanding task. The aviation industry can say "yes" in the same way it can say "no" to those who do not respond effectively to their demands.
I don't mean to scare you but dreaming of becoming a flight attendant or covering the necessary qualifications is not enough. Understanding what it is all about is the key to success in this commercial industry. This means that you should be aware of the reality of the moment, the possible difficulties, the demands to come, the changes, the unexpected joys you will receive, and the sacrifices you will have to make for your dream.
I have been in the aviation business for at least thirteen years and would really like to share my experience and knowledge on this subject with you. So I have prepared for you this Complete Guide to Future Flight Attendants that you can't help but dream of flying in the air. I have chosen the advice which will surely help you not only in your next moves but also to make your dream come true with a good strategy.
HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT ASSISTANT IN 5 STEPS
STEP 1: INTROSPECT YOURSELF
This is by far the first and most important step. How well do you really know "you"? Are you really ready for such a demanding job? Are you still as mature and responsible for the future? Finally, would you sacrifice your beautiful daily schedule for unpredictable night shifts or your reunion with friends and family for a distant work schedule?
Of course, there is a lot to think about before you make your move. If your answer to all of this is “Oh Mary, I have no idea,” don't worry. I totally understand you especially if you are afraid of all these scenarios. Even if you are not ready, you can still find out. It is a risk you must take after all.
Take a good look at yourself and your virtues, your strengths and your weaknesses. Try to find ways to boost your confidence and personality traits, enrich your knowledge, and expand your inner self. You deserve it and you have to believe that you can actually do it. If you believe you can, eventually you will.
STEP 2: FIND OUT THE REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED
Each airline requires very specific qualifications. Even if you feel like you don't have the necessary qualification, you should see if it can be acquired after all. What I mean is if you can spice up your CV a bit more or want to improve your appearance, you should go for it.
Your age, height, appearance, weight, tattoos, fitness, education and foreign languages as well as your personality will be crucial factors in your entry into the airline industry. Before proceeding with any procedure, make sure that you are qualified with the required qualifications in the airline in which you wish to enter. READ HERE MORE on the requirements and required qualifications.
STEP 3: BOOST YOUR PROFILE
When we talk about job hunting and dream hunting, keep in mind that CV is characterized as your profile. You never get a second chance to make a great first impression, so you better give your best when the time comes. Your CV is the first chance for that first good impression and it is about all real jobs. Although, for the aviation industry and in particular the Open Days events, it might be a bit more realistic, as hundreds of people will be in the same room with you, doing the same job as you. This "paper" can be your ticket to stand out.
And I mean it literally when I say it's your ticket. The better your CV, the more likely you are to get an interview. Of course, a good resume doesn't just mean it's rich. It just needs to be clear, organized, straightforward and fully understandable. No exaggeration needed. Finally, the universal language of aviation is English, so you know your CV needs to be in English.
If you are starting your career now with no work experience wondering how you are ever going to get into this industry, don't worry. That's why I'm here too. I have prepared a complete guide on HOW TO ENRICH YOUR CV EVEN WITHOUT WORK EXPERIENCE - which will be published soon.
If you also need help writing your CV, I will be more than happy to give it to you. CONTACT ME to book a session!
READ THE REST OF MY USEFUL TIPS on my blog of the Vip Excellence Flight Attendants' Career Center
Translation: Adriana Argyropoulou
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