AS PUBLISHED ON THE BLOG OF “THE VIP EXCELLENCE” - FLIGHT ATTENDANTS’ CAREER CENTER
A flight attendant’s job is like a dream coming true for lots of people.
But it is an extremely tough and demanding one too. The aviation industry can say “yes” in the same easy way it can say “no” to those who may not respond effectively to their demands.
I don’t want to scare you but dreaming of becoming a flight attendant or covering the necessary qualifications are just not enough. The success key to this business industry is to fully comprehend what this is about. That means you need to be aware of reality at the time, any possible difficulties, the upcoming demands, 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 area for at least thirteen years and I would truly want to share my experience and knowledge about it with you. So, I prepared this full flight-attendant-to-be guide for you that you can’t help but dreaming of traveling up in the air. I chose the piece of advice that will surely help you not only in your next moves but also making your dream a reality with a good strategy.
HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT ATTENDANT IN 5 STEPS
STEP 1: INTROSPECT YOURSELF
This is the first and most important step by far. How well do you actually know “you”? Are you really ready for such a demanding job? Are you even that mature and responsible for what is next? Finally, would you sacrifice your nice daily schedule for unpredictable night shifts or your meeting with friends and family for a work-distant-schedule?
Of course, there are a lot to think about before you make your move. If your answer to all these, is “Oh Mary, I have no idea”, don’t worry. I totally understand you especially if you you are afraid of all these scenarios. Even if you aren’t ready though, you can always discover it. That’s a risk you have to take after all.
Take a good look at yourself and your virtues, your assets and weaknesses. Try to find ways of boosting your confidence and your personality traits, enrich your knowledge and bloom your inner self. You deserve this and you need to believe that you can actually do this. If you believe that you can, you eventually will.
STEP 2: LEARN ABOUT THE DEMANDS AND QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED
Every airline demands very specific qualifications. Even if you feel like you don’t have a necessary qualification, you should see if it can be gained after all. What I mean to say is that, if you can enrich a little bit more your CV or if you 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 are going to be crucial factors in your entrance to the air industry. Before you move on to any procedure, make sure you are qualified with the qualifications needed in the airline you want to get in. READ HERE MORE about the demands and qualifications needed.
STEP 3: BOOST YOUR PROFILE
When we talk about job searching and dream chasing, have in mind that CV is characterized as your profile. You never have a second chance to a good first impression, so you’d better give your best one when the time comes. Your CV is the first chance of this first good impression and this is about every real-life job. Although, for the aviation area and especially the Open Days events, this might be a little more realistic, as hundreds of people will be in the same room with you, chasing the same job you do. This "paper" can be your ticket to stand out.
And I literally mean it when I say it’s your ticket. The better your CV, the more are the chances for you to get an interview. Of course, a good CV doesn’t only mean it is a rich one. It just has to be clean-written, organized, simple and fully understandable. No exaggerations needed. Finally, the universal aviation language is English, so you know that your CV must be in English.
If you start your career now, with no work experience at all, wondering how you will ever get into this industry, don’t worry. That’s what I’m also here for. I have prepared a full guide of HOW TO ENRICH YOUR CV EVEN WITH NO WORKING EXPERIENCE - soon to be published.
If you also need help to build your CV, I will be more than glad 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 Centre
Translation: Adriana Argyropoulou
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