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.
To our Dear Future FAs, in anything you do, preparation, imagining how it is like to be attending Air Asia’s Recruitment, all the necessary things that must be taken into consideration, as we count the days to this Event, always bring with you this:
P – Perseverance
O – Outstanding
S – Smile
I – Initiative
T – Talent
I – Innovative
V - Victory
E – Exceptional Attitude
Go to the Event with an OUTSTANDING aura. Always SMILE to everyone, and I mean everyone. Not only to the Air Asia Representatives, also to the other applicants, and everyone else. Build new rapport. Have an EXCEPTIONAL ATTITUDE by being yourself and be sincere with your answers. If you were asked of a question, providing direct answers are good, however, show the INITIATIVE to expound a bit, if you think such may be required without being asked. Use your better judgment. Be ready with your TALENT, as it is an Airline which will test how well are you on-the-go and must always be ready to serve people, passengers, for this matter, gracefully, even if at times, you may be under pressure. Be INNOVATIVE which will not make them think twice that you are the right candidate. Never lose PERSEVERANCE, whatever challenges you may face, as this will bring you VICTORY.
I understand the upcoming hiring is for Air Asia Malaysia. Still, allow me to share about a good friend, who is a Pioneer Senior Crew of the Air Asia Philippines. She did not persevere even if she wanted to go back to flying, as she said she badly needs the job. She was not confident enough to apply, considering she was an International Flight Attendant, prior to applying to Air Asia. I encouraged her. I told her that on this (one Sunday years back) day, the Air Asia recruitment schedule and its requirements will be out on this newspaper, get one, comply and apply. She did not. So, I bought one for her, insisted that she prepares the requirements, to which I made sure she will, so I accompanied her to process everything like NBI Clearance, and more. We went for breakfast that early morning before proceeding to the recruitment, yes, I still accompanied her, and there, she is happily flying with the Airline up to date.
From Perseverance to Victory because of an Exceptional Attitude I ensured she will possess. Be POSITIVE! May you and the Air Asia Representatives, thru God’s grace, make the best new batch for Air Asia Malaysia.
Smile. All the best. Good Day. Senyuman. Semua Yang Terbaik. Hari Yang Baik. *You might just be able to use some from the above-mentioned phrases. Let us see how many of you are INNOVATIVE. Remember, have the INITIATIVE.