This has been one of the most asked question we get on our messenger. To answer this question in detail, we shall provide you now with the steps together with some article reference you could also check on this site. Well if you might ask someone how to be a cabin crew, the answer you might most likely get is "edi mag apply ka". To be a cabin crew is not just about applying and going through training, there are some preparations to go with it which we will discuss here.
In this write-up, we will go through the step by step process on how you could become a cabin crew together with some article references to help you out through the process.
First thing, why do you want to be a cabin crew?
What is your 'why'? You have to be very clear first on why you want to become a cabin crew. Is it because of the pay? Or is it because you love airplanes? Or maybe, you love travelling? Many of today's cabin crew who have been in the industry knew their 'whys' very well in their hearts that they have been in the industry for a very long time.
The reason why you have to know your 'why' is because this will become your primary source of motivation. Becoming a flight attendant is not easy, there are still many challenges and cons that come with the job, hence it is best that you ask yourself why you want to become a cabin crew. Former cabin crew Mayie Carballo made a write-up about this which you could make reference to, about asking yourself why you want this.
How bad do you want to become a cabin crew?
How much of your time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears are you willing to give just to become a flight attendant? This should be the second question you have to internalize. Let us tell you that if you really really want to become a flight attendant, you need 101% determination and focus. As you see, every stage you go through to become a flight attendant has its own challenges. Getting the job is one, training is another. There are some though who face rejections but those didn't stop them. They went on and on, never giving up, until they finally got the job. Why? It's because they wanted to become a cabin crew so bad that they had that burning desire to make themselves better after each rejection and to try again. There is even a cabin crew who went through 22 rejections and guess what she is now, you may read her story here.
Know what you are about to get into.
Being a flight attendant is not for everyone, it is only for a chosen few. In fact, the mortality rate during open days could reach to about 98%, meaning only 2% makes it in out of the total number of applicants. That still does not include training.
As what others think, the job of a flight attendant is not all glamorous. Yes flight attendants travel for free and they get crew discounts, but despite those, there are plenty of drawbacks and challenges that comes with it. The biggest drawback are emergency situations, and that's why you are there as a flight attendant, to ensure the safety of all passengers. Are you ready to risk your life just to make sure that of your passengers are safe? Another is not having weekends off as you will not be working on a fixed schedule.
Since you will also be dealing with different passengers, you would need to have a high emotional quotient. This article explains how having a high EQ is an advantage. There are also other skills needed to be a cabin crew and these include good communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, good bill of health, diplomacy and tact, assertiveness, and more. You may read a detailed write-up on the key skills needed here.
So basically, you should knowwhat it takes to be a cabin crew, and if you know you have it, it's time to get ready for that interview.
Looking for cabin crew job openings.
If you are very sure that you want to pursue being a flight attendant, it is time to search for cabon crew job openings. Technically and for most airlines, hiring is a continuous process, either for pooling or for full hiring. Hence, even if the airline is on freeze hiring, you may still submit your resume so they can already include you on the pool of applicants.
You may always check the websites of the airlines and check their career section. You may also join chatrooms and chatgroups in social media. There are plenty of groups on Facebook for cabin crew aspirants, we do suggest to follow those pages for you to be guided on job opening.
Do not just prepare your CV, prepare yourself too.
The cabin crew interview, be it on an open day or on any regular interview, is not just any normal interview. It takes preparation. So the first thing you have to know what are the dos and don'ts in interviews or open days, hence, here are the don'ts or mistakes you have to avoid on your very first assessment day or cabin crew open day interview. You also have to prepare your requirements and be ready to line-up together with a thousand other applicants.
In an interview process, the most challenging part is usually the first interview as you have to right away make an impact to your interviewers and panel. You have to be different. You have to show within a few seconds that you deserve to be a flight attendant and to get those wings. You have to learn how to right away impress your panelist within 12 seconds or less and tips on doing that can be found here.
Also, you have to know what to avoid during an interview. Your impact has to be a positive one, and not just an impact for the sake of it.
Are you ready for your training?
Making it through the interviews and hiring process is just one challenge. Training is another. Safety knows no mistakes. The slightest mistake can mean a life or more hence, airlines give so much attention in detail to the training program for their flight attendants. Also, please note that even if you already came from a cabin crew training school, you will have to start all over again when you get to airline training.
The training program of any airline entails a lot of dedication, hard work, and determination. Just imagine enduring sleepless night just studying really thick manuals called a CCOM or Cabin Crew Operations Manual.
You will have to memorize each and every page of that manual in a span of like 2 to 3 months, with exams everyday. Passing mark of the exams usually range from 90% to even 100%! Yes, there are tests where a "make-no-mistake" policy is enforced. If you want to know what cabin crew members go through during training, you may refer to this article for an in-depth write-up on how you could prepare for training.
You also have to prepare yourself physically as you will be going through drills. You may also refer to this article to know what cabin crew members go through just for them to earn their much coveted wings!
The best way to always stay at the top of your game during is to revert back to your "why". Why do you want to be a cabin crew? Why are you willing to endure all challenges and hardships just to be a cabin crew? Once you have that strong 'why' in your heart, keep your eyes on the goal, and that is to make your cabin crew dream come true.
Just imagine, enjoying a breakfast in New York, going shopping in Dubai, enjoying a dinner with the view of the Eiffel tower, or strolling down Beverly Hills like a boss, yes that's the reward you get for being a cabin crew. More than that is the impact you make to your passengers, being ready to save their lives in an emergency, making their flights comfortable, andlearning about each of their lives in which their own individual stories will make a lasting impact in your heart.
Being a cabin crew is not just a job or a lifestyle, it is a calling, always remember that.
If you are now up for this, please do take action. Our guide here is as good as only a guide, but what's more important is you do your part by taking action.
Becoming a cabin crew is not just about applyng for the job and flying. It takes a lot of preparation and proper mindsetting. It's not just about saying or asking "how to be a cabin crew po" and then next thing you know, you are one already.
The cabin crew success stories you read here like that of Angel Cipat took them a lot fo preparation, failures, and determination to get their wings. Despite all, at the end of the day, these people are where they are now because of what they went through and learned along the way.
So go take action! Despite all the challenges, being a cabin crew is a very fulfilling job and lifestyle. It's benefits outweights its challenges by a huge margin, and as they say, "the best views come from the hardest climbs."