Elcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
Well, I got an interesting piece of mail today. I submitted a resume via monster.com to Atlantic Southeast Airlines (a Delta Connection airline) to be a flight attendant. Well, they have invited me down to Atlanta for an open interview in a couple of weeks. They even gave me a travel voucher (SOP, I'm sure) to get there and back. Thankfully, I have family in the Atlanta area, so I will at least have lodging for the night before, and possibly the evening after the interview. I'll do my best to bring a camera with me and take a few of photos if I get the time. It's been almost five years since I've flown, so I'm rather looking forward to it.
Anyhow, are there any F/As for EV or DL or anyone else that can offer any advice as to what to and what not to do (and/or say) that will assure me of my best chance of getting on with them?
Now, whilst I await the advice, I need to account for myself for the past ten years. Gotta love those FAA regs.
Former ZW F/A | "Wisconsin 72A, contact departure, see ya."
SKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3787 times:
Congrats to you!
It's a good idea to do some research on ASA, go to their website and look around. Dress sharply, suit if possible. Smile and make conversation with as many people as possible, especially the recruiters. Sit in the dead front center and ask a GOOD question during the Q&A portion. Don't ask any questions about pay, hours, your base/ relocation, length of reserve..etc. Those are things they will eventually cover. I'm told that nowadays you will have to stand in front of the class and say your name and tell a little about yourself and why you chose ASA. Don't say " Hi, my name is John Doe and I want to work for ASA because:
a) I love traveling and I love people.
b) I heard its a good company.
c) I would LOVE being a Delta flight attendant.
I'm told that now after they speak about the company and you do your spiel, they make the first round of eliminations. They tell you immediately who was chosen to continue. Then they'll go into the job description. Usually a few more people are lost after this portion. Then you will break up into groups of 4 or 5 and have the group interview. If you are successful they'll call you and invite you for the one-on-one interview which means you pretty much have the job.
Hmmm, anyone can say that and turn out to be uncompassionate and ego-centric, or just plain rude. I'd think of a quick story ("Well, when I was younger I pushed my Grandma in a wheelchair and it really made an impression, now I want to help people")
It's a tricky balance, but my rule of thumb is this: Two or three sentences, only one begins with I, use the word I only ~about~ three times- tell a story where you are not the main subject, but still keep the topic on yourself (how the story affected you). This avoids the two extremes that are rather useless:
A) "I want to do this because I am the kind of person who wants to do this and the qualities I have are the qualities needed to do this." (No substance)
B) "A CSR should be helpful and friendly and outgoing but not too intrusive and work hard and have fun." (No connection to who you are)
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