How to Ace Your Flight Attendant Interview
Flight Attendant jobs are one of the most sought after on the planet. Literally thousands
of hopeful candidates apply every year to get the career of their dreams flying all over the
world to exotic locations and getting paid for it.
So if you're one of the very lucky applicants who are invited for an airline interview
or to a Flight Attendant Assessment Day then you had better be well prepared. The thing is,
there might be hundreds of other candidates who have already been employed in this position
by other airlines so you are up against experienced candidates are well as newbies, like yourself.
I really can't stress enough the need for you to be absolutely 100% well-groomed on your
airline interview or assessment day. All airlines expect their flying crews to give a professional
and elegant image as airline branding is now all important in the fiercely competitive aviation
How to Dress for Your Airline Interview
Remember, YOU are the airline's ambassador on board the aircraft and what you do will
have a direct influence on whether those customers will choose to travel again with your airline.
Lost revenue usually means lost jobs!
Always play it safe and wear business attire, a suit always impresses interviewers (even
though some airlines actually have a casual uniform, you need to dress professionally for your
job interview). Make sure it's clean and has no missing buttons or stains, as it's usually
the small details the airline recruiters notice first.
It goes without saying that your hair should always be clean and tidy. If your hair is
longer than shoulder length it's best to put it up in a bun (or doughnut as it's affectionately
known) as this gives the impression you've taken time to be professional and give the right
Make-up should always be applied - but not overdone. Most airlines prefer their Flight
Attendants to wear make-up, especially lipstick as again it can fit around their 'branding'
image of the glamour associated with flying (although nowadays, it really is more hard work
on board than glamorous!).
Shoes, of course, should be clean and polished - this is one big giveaway on your attention
to detail - so make sure you have dark business shoes prepared. They don't have to be expensive,
they just have to be designed for business use and not casual.
Most airlines are very touchy about tattoos - if you have any on show when you wear the
airline's uniform you won't get the job offer. Even a very small tattoo can STOP you being
chosen by your preferred airline if you can't conceal it. So if you do HAVE tattoos you may
want to try to conceal them (it may work).
When I went for my interview to become a Flight Attendant some years ago one of the female
candidates had a very small tattoo on her foot and the hiring manager actually sent her home
immediately - even before the start of the assessment day. So be warned! You may find it useful
to search online for companies who sell products and cosmetics to cover up any tattoos you
may have on show, if you do have a tattoo.
Would you love to work for an airline as a Flight Attendant and enjoy flying all over
the world to exotic locations and be paid for it? It's a competitive industry so to help you
get ahead of your competition then take a look at Ultimate Cabin Crew Interview Guide with
over 400+ actual flight attendant interview questions with helpful answer Ideas and tips from
airline professionals. Visit
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