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Flight ATTENDANTS..... Help!

Fri May 04, 2007 11:51 am

Hey all,

I need some help ASAP. I have an interview with a major carrier in a few days as a Flight Attendant. Any recomendations/tips? I am really anxious and would love some insider info on how to please the recruiters.

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RE: Flight ATTENDANTS..... Help!

Fri May 04, 2007 12:46 pm

First, you have to study the airline proffile before attending the interview, visit their website to know their network and the latest movement.

Wear a presentatable outfit.

Well groom yourself.

Don't ask the staff benefit because such question is quite annoying.

Show your interest on the airline expansion, not on staff welfare.

Don't nervous, smile, smile, smile.

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Good luck.
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RE: Flight ATTENDANTS..... Help!

Fri May 04, 2007 1:10 pm

Relax, be yourself, play a part in any group acitivy but don't take over and be bossy. If they ask you why you want to be a FA don't just anwser becuaes i like people and love to fly.
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RE: Flight ATTENDANTS..... Help!

Fri May 04, 2007 3:34 pm

Pay attention to what the other candidates have to say!
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RE: Flight ATTENDANTS..... Help!

Fri May 04, 2007 4:05 pm

Just be yourself. Don't overdo the interview. Show you're enthusiastic but not fake.

Make sure your shoes are polished.

Flight attendants are average folks just like everyone else. There is a mystique that surrounds the job. It is different than most jobs, and it is a lifestyle in addition to a job, but in the end it's all about putting food on the table at home.

Make sure you can afford the starting pay. Make sure your family is well suited to you being away most of the time.

Start preparing financially and strategically from the beginning of your career that it won't last until you retire....that way if it does, you'll have plenty of money and options. If it doesn't, you won't be left out in the cold overnight like many thousands of US airline workers have found themselves since 9/11.
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RE: Flight ATTENDANTS..... Help!

Fri May 04, 2007 4:18 pm

They're watching you all the time, even when you're waiting in reception and at morning tea breaks, so make sure you mingle and start up conversations with other applicants!

Smile and be polite to the receptionist.

Good luck!
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RE: Flight ATTENDANTS..... Help!

Fri May 04, 2007 4:33 pm

Dress professionally and conservatively

Show up really early and completely prepared with all materials they may require of you (10 year work history information, pen, resume, ID etc) anything they could possibly want have at your fingertips.

Be warm friendly and approachable to the other candidates. Introduce yourself, smile. Treat everyone you encounter kindly. Don't be pushy or agressive. I find it helps me to relax and I've made some great friends and networking contacts at interviews. You aren't really competing if there are 10 qualified candidates most airlines will extend offers to all 10.

Pay close attention. Follow all instructions exactly as given in the order given. Take notes if you need the help remembering. Also pay close attention when the other candidates are speaking. If the oportunity presents itself reference something another candidate said using their name.

Make good eye contact and have confident posture.

Don't ask "me" questions. ie "what will xyz airlines do for me? " odds are they will cover it if you just listen or another candidate will ask. If not there is plenty of time to ask those questions after a conditional offer of employment has been extended.

Keywords to use. Responsible, dependable, flexible, approachable

Most important don't be fake or lie and don't just tell them what you think they want to hear. Be honest, be you but be your best you.

Good luck
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RE: Flight ATTENDANTS..... Help!

Fri May 04, 2007 4:53 pm

Pretty much what everyone else said. Interviewing for any job can be stressful and will undoubtedly induce nervousness. The thing with flight attendant position is, they want to know that you can still be "the face" of the airline, even given stressful situations. That's what sets flight attendants apart from everyone else that "serves drinks/food" - even at 30,000ft.

Yes, you are responsible for the safety of those you serve. But in reality (and of course, in good hope), serving drinks and food is all you will have to do. What you must remember, however, is that whenever you do this, keep in mind that flight attendants are the people who customers see the most. Check in? maybe 10 mins; TSA? Another 10 mins. Gate agents? 5 minutes would be a stretch. Pilots? Almost never - at least not inflight. Face it: the flight attendants are the people you will interact with the most on your flight experience (as a passenger). Therefore, it is up to us to make the most of a good or bad situation. And that is what airlines are looking for.

It is imperative that you be yourself. And it's equally important that you follow your employer's guidelines for efficient, friendly, and exemplary service in the sky. If you are not willing or able to handle the responsibility (both in terms of safety and customer service), then this is not the industry for you. But if you can handle it, then all I have to say is GOOD LUCK! It's a wonderful job to have, and an equally wonderful opportunity to do things you ordinarily wouldn't do (in my former life, I used to work a 9-5 job..I will never look back).   . You'll do well, just be cool. Cheers,

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RE: Flight ATTENDANTS..... Help!

Fri May 04, 2007 6:42 pm

Well, I found myself in your same shoes about 1 week ago, and I got the job.

Dress nice, have everything the asked for ready, ask questions that makes you stand out....not in a dumb way, smile, try and have actual conversations with the interviewers (be outgoing).

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