Passing the cabin crew physical requirements is simply not enough. If you want to be a cabin crew, you have to have the traits and character of one. There are a lot of people who are tall, have clear skin, they have the correct weight to height ratio, and are fit, but yet, they do not pass the airline screening process for flight attendants. Hence, it is time to examine ourselves and see how "cabin crewable" are we, on top of the physical requirements.
(Don’t apply for the cabin crew job without reading this!)
By Ruth "Miss KayKrizz" Ramos
Today I'd like to share with you the biggest mistake I ever did (among many others) while applying for the Flight Attendant Job Position.
So you were notified about a cabin crew opening or a flight attendant recruitment event of some airline. Definitely this is your chance to make your cabin crew dream come true but before we go for that dream, let us first remember that this job is not for everyone, only a chosen few will make it in. So here are some reminders for you to remember or to follow that may help you in the application process.
We usually give advice on how to turn your cabin crew dream into a reality. Now let us turn the tables, let us talk about how NOT to become a flight attendant and how to keep that dream merely just a pipe dream. If we are to take this article constructively and in a positive light, we will learn that change is inevitable and that we really do have to embrace it.
It is now 2019, the start of another year. For many of our cabin crew aspirants, most are claiming already that it will be a year when they will earn their wings. For some who have gone through rejections in the past, it is a year to give things another try. To turn these claims and resolutions to finally become a cabin crew, you need to take action and you have to be hungry to earn those wings.
Many of our aspiring cabin crew are looking forward to a bright 2019! To many of them, it is a chance to turn their flying dreams into a reality. For some too, it is another chance to earn their wings after numerous turn-downs and rejections during the past year. Indeed, air travel is growing and the need for more cabin crew is definitely going up.
To be a Philippine Airlines flight attendant is to carry the heart of the Filipino which is the airline's slogan. Hence, if we want to be a Philippine Airlines cabin crew, we have to know the important traits that makes up the Filipino and these are what we call the five Ms. These are Magalang, Maalaga, Maaasahan, Magalang, and Malambing. These traits are what Philippine Airlines looks for in people who want to be their flight attendant.
One of the most common questions asked by airline interviewers is "What do you know about our airline?" It may seem easy, right? Mention the destinations, mention the mention when it was founded, mention the name of the President, mention the slogan, and the fleet. Despite that, why do many aspiring cabin crew still fail in this question? That's because they are missing on some answers recruiters are actually looking for.
If you desire to be a cabin crew, don't only dream of it, act like you are one already even if you aren't one yet. Sometime's, it pays to play the Law of Attraction. As Jack Canfield once quoted, “The law of attraction states that whatever you focus on, think about, read about, and talk about intensely, you’re going to attract more of into your life.” What you are not is a reflection of your thoughts and feelings.
Many are still asking us how to be a cabin crew. Though we have written quite a number of articles about it before, we decided to make an infographic which should be easier to understand. Please do note that these are just the general steps, and it may differ per airline. We do suggest that you also do research on the airline you plan to apply in. So here's our infographic on how to be a cabin crew.
There are basically two types of cabin crew recruitment events. First is an assessment day where the airline will call only a few of those shortlisted and an open day where anyone could simply walk-in and apply. An open day is indeed a more challenging as you and a thousand others will be vying for a few cabin crew position slots. Hence, you are basically one out of a thousand. In this case, you definitely have to stand-out throughout the process. You have to show you are different from the common ones.
Did you know that airline recruiters even check the way you prepare your requirements and the way you prepare them could be a plus or minus on you? When airlines tell you that you have to be properly groomed when you arrive at the venue, they just don't mean you yourself, but they also look at how are in your picture and the way you prepare your CV. So here are some tips on how you could prepare everything.
When you apply for a cabin crew position in any airline, you will need to go through an impact and panel interview. This is where they will check if your personality, mindset, and goals are fit for that of a cabin crew. Here, present you more mock questions asked during your cabin crew interview with some advice on how to answer them. This does not represent questions asked by any specific airline but are here to practice and prepare you.
Impact interview is a crucial part during a cabin crew recruitment event or assessment. In the Philippines, local carriers can check how much of an impact you will make and even your personality just from the impact interview alone, and from there, they will see how fit your are to be a flight attendant. We now give you some 30 mock questions used by our local airlines which you could try and answer by yourself. We do suggest that you also have a present cabin crew review the way you answer.
The journey to become a cabin crew does not end after you pass the interview and screening process. There is still training and even regularization to think about. Here, we run down how you could increase your chances to become a full fledged flight attendant. This is not a guarantee that you'll be a cabin crew, it's more of just being able to increase your chance, and here are the steps on how to do it:
Cabin crew qualifications and requirements differ per airline, hence, it is definitely hard to answer general questions about height, weight, tattoos, education, experience, and all. That being said, here are some FAQs from our aspiring cabin crew followers and we will try to answer them. Please do note that these do not represent the qualification or requirements of a specific airline, hence, it is best for you to still ask them.
When you go through a cabin crew recruitment day, you will encounter a series of interviews and activities. For the interview, the major question they need to answer about you is "how fit are you to become a cabin crew?" We are not only talking about being physically fit, but it's the overall fitness that airline cabin crew recruiters look into. These include your intelligence quotient, emotional quotient, attitude, character, and personality.
A flight attendant job is one of the most coveted job nowadays around the world, and it goes the same for the Philippines. During cabin crew recruitment days, about less than 10% of the total number of applicants are accepted, meaning, 90% are rejected. Despite the number, 100% of these applicants dream to be part of that 10%, who wouldn't right?
So you just found out that your airline of choice allows walk-ins for those who want to apply as their flight attendant. Well, walking-in is not as simple as going to the airline office, submitting your resume, getting interviewed, and getting accepted. In fact, walk-in interviews are actually more challenging than a whole open day in terms of the recruitment process. We now give you tips on how you could get prepared for your walk-in interview through these practical, simple, and yet, effective ways.
It is indeed one of the most coveted jobs in the world. During open days, thousands of aspiring cabin crew lines up regardless of the weather conditions in a quest to realize their dreams to be a flight attendant one day. This goes the same for Delta in the USA! Just recently, they announced that they will be hiring a thousand cabin crew this 2019 and many are surely excited for this.
Written and contributed by F/A Mayie Carballo
Saturday, August 11, 2018, another big day for our future Flight Attendants, as the Air Asia Recruitment Day is fast approaching. Yes, FUTURE FAs, how I love to call them that, rather than Aspirants, as I want them to claim it and embrace it, and I only allow room for positive thoughts, feelings and actions. Right! P O S I T I V E.
What are the important habits to develop in order for you to earn your wings and to become a successful flight attendant later on? Habit formation is very important as there are plenty of requirements and standards for you to live up to. So for the benefit of those who want to be flight attendants later on, here are the habits you need to form as early as now in order for you to survive as a flight attendant.
Being a flight attendant is not about just dreaming one day to be one and then the following day, you are already a cabin crew. No it's a far reality from that. Becoming a flight attendant needs a lot of preparation also, mentally, emotionally, and physically. It does not begin when you are already flying, but it begins from when you even start applying. Just for your information, Delta Airlines one time did a cabin crew mass recruitment for new flight attendants. From the 100,000 plus that applied, only roughly a thousand got in and that's 1% of the total number of applicants, even smaller than the acceptance rate at Harvard!
This year, there are quite a number of airlines who will be having a cabin crew mass recruitment day or should we call an open day. Anyone interested to be a cabin crew may join and take chances. Who knows, this might just be your day. To guide all our aspiring cabin crew, we have prepared a few tips and advices on what to expect and what to prepare to help you during the open day.
The word "FEAR" actually means False Evidences Appearing Real. It is what stops us from pursuing a long time dream, usually brought about negativity from others, social media, past failures, and fears of not being able to reach standards. This is actually normal for every human being but always remember that every cabin crew you see now flying once also had their own fears. Difference is, they never allowed their fear and worries to take over.