Flight Attendant Requirements: Height

 

Why is the flight attendant requirements of height  such a big deal when applying for this job position? In this article I wish to decode the mystery behind this number one obstacle for people’s dream of becoming a flight attendant.

The standard flight attendant requirements when it comes to for female applicants is usually 5’3  and for males its 5’6 in the Philippines or a reach test of 200 cm. Depending on the airline and what type of aircraft they fly.

After I have been writing on my blog I receive countless emails, comments, messages on fb, Instagram, twitter you name it!  I get questions from aspirants asking me about teeth, pimples, scars, stretch marks all these imperfections that they think they have, they all want to know if they can still pursue the position despite of having them.

Honestly, in my opinion if we are looking strictly at the physical aspects (personality, background check and psychological check aside)  Given that you are a healthy enough to pass a regular medical exam, The Height is the only non-negotiable factor and I will tell you why.

Now why is the height non negotiable? Is it discrimination? Is it because of the image? The answer is really because of safety issues. It is a very practical and non emotional reason really. Look at it this way, the primary reason flight attendants are on the plane in the first place is because of safety. Second will be the service and you can say third is for the image of the airline.

It’s a safety issue because should the airplane have an emergency situation the crew should be able to reach safety equipments that are stored in high places within the plane. For example, in case of a fire in the aircraft. There are no firefighter on board, it is the flight attendant that needs to fight the fire. That person needs to reach the fire extinguisher they must reach up to it asap if the height would not allow that and the person may have to look for a place to stand on to reach the equipment, the fire might have already spread by that time.

All others can be worked with or allowed to a certain degree. Yes you read right. Pimples, scars, moles, tattoos, teeth issues, eyesight issues, stretch marks, braces, scoliosis , gender preference, all of your perceived imperfections CAN be negotiable and worked with depending on the demand and supply factor and some people call it luck.

If you want to watch me address each of these reasons and why you can still be a flight attendant despite of having them. I created a video series answering them one by one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKcNswjXB4I and a part 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3iwXF4eRLk

In hopes of giving you courage to pursue your dream despite not meeting the society’s perceived flight attendant requirements.

xoxo,

misskaykrizz

5 Tips on Answering Flight Attendant Interview Questions

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Tip # 1

Rehearse answers for basic flight attendant interview questions.

This is my number one tip for all of you guys. This trick has long been used by beauty pageant contestants and I am passing it now to you to use it for your next interview. Flight attendant interview questions are pretty much like any ordinary job interview questions. What I notice is after you pass this level of basic questions they will then continue on airline specific kinds of questions. So its best to pass this first obstacle to get to the next level. Here is how:

Step 1: Write down your answers to basic and common questions like:

Tell me about your self.

What is your edge?

Why should we hire you?

Step 2: After you have written it down, memorize it.

Step 3: Rehearse in front of a mirror how to deliver it in a very natural way.

This way it would be like you have a ready answer to every common questions the interviewer would throw at you.

A good resource I found on answering cabin crew interview questions is this book by Kara Grand: 101 Questions and Answers for your Cabin Crew Interview

Tip #2

Body Language is Key.

When on the interview, its not the answer to the questions that the recruiters are only assessing. They are also looking at how you carry yourself. So stand tall, sit straight, head up, smile, hands on the lap or on your back. Avoid ‘declamation hands’ or too much hand movement as it is distracting and an indicative of how nervous you are. You have to show that you can handle pressure because as a Flight Attendant you need to show grace under pressure all the time.

 

Tip # 3

Keep Eye contact.

Im not saying engage in a staring contest with the recruiter. During your Flight Attendant Interview questions and answer portion, initially look at the recruiter’s eyes and if that is uncomfortable to you you may shift you focus on the area around their forehead  and then back to their eyes. Keeping eye contact is a sign of confidence and a way to really connect to who ever you are talking to whether if its on a job interview or in normal life.

 

Tip # 4

Research about the company.

In order to stand out among the sea of applicants, one way is to show how invested you are in their airline company. You have to know the airline’s tagline, number of fleet, where are the destinations, who is the CEO, what is the company culture and a brief history of the Airline. If you are applying for a position outside the Philippines it is a must that you also know something about the place. What is the main religion of the country, what is their culture and just a general knowledge about the place.

 

Tip #5

Smile.

No matter how nervous you are, keep on smiling!

I don’t care if your jaw is on going to lock soon, or if your lips starts to tremble or your eyes starts to water. This job requires a lot of smiling even if you are not in the mood and definitely one of the factors that the recruiters look at. I mean smile all the time, smile while you are in line, anybody you have eye contact with smile, even if you are waiting for your turn for the interview just keep a small smirk and whenever you have a chance ,smile. I am not saying look like a mental patient that escaped the institution. Just be on the look out for opportunities to smile and take it every time you can. When you enter the room, enter with a smile. When introducing you self smile first then speak. When you meet someone new smile. Remember assessment starts when you entered the room. Not when you are in front of the interviewer. So you must never be caught dead with a frown!

So that’s our top 5 tips for answering your flight attendant interview questions. Should you have any additional tips or comments write in down the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!

 

Fly with you soon!

 

Miss Kaykrizz

Resume Format for Flight Attendant Applicants

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Hi guys! I did a live video on Facebook like eons ago and I promised to put up a resume format sample over here at the blog and after 48 years…… It is finally here. 🙂

This one is what I have used ever since I started applying for a job since I was 18 years old.

Some may find it very short and “bitin”.

However it has been effective for me because I tend to be a very straight forward kind of gal and this kind of Resume resonates with me.

This fits perfectly in one long bond paper or legal size paper and I will usually not include a picture since it is almost always a requirement for airlines to pass a a 4R sized and a passport sized photo together with the resume.

Depending on the situation, if i am going for an open day (open call) the recruiters will usually get a high volume of applicants that they would request that you do not include any folder when submitting your file. However, if you are going for a man pooling event, you may use a folder together with your resume and pictures.

And so without further ado, here is the sample resume format:

 

RESUME

YOUR NAME

Contact Information:

Address: XXXXXX XXXXXXX

Cellphone: XXXXXXX

Email address: xxxxxx@xxxxx.com

Personal Data:

Age: XX Yrs. Old

Sex: Female

Status: Single

Weight: 50 kg

Height: 165 cm.

Educational Background:

College: 2004 – 2009 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of the XXXX

Banilad Campus, Cebu City

High School: 2000 – 2004 St. XXX Educational Center of Leyte

Brgy. Abucay, Tacloban City, Leyte

Elementary: 1994 – 2000 XXX Elementary School

CAA Compund, Las Piñas City, Metro Manila

Languages: English, Tagalog &Cebuano

Skills: Excellent English Communication skills

Customer Service Skills

Computer and Internet proficient

Problem solving and analytical skills

Working and Training Experience:

January 2010 – January 2011 Publishing Consultant (sales)

XXXX Corporation

Asiatown, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City 6000

June 2009 – January 2010 Customer Service Representative

XXXX Corporation

Asiatown, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City 6000

Aug. 2007- Feb. 2008 Independent Broker

International Marketing Group

Salinas Drive, Lahug Cebu City

Nov.2006 – Nov. 2007 KFC- Service Crew

KFC Store, Cocomall Branch

J. Osmeña St. Capitol Site

Cebu City, Phillippines

SEMINARS & TRAINING 

  • University’s Student Council Member
  • Leadership Training Seminar
  • Varsity Swim Team Member

I hereby certify that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

YOUR  NAME

Applicant

 

That’s it guys!

Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about this resume format.

For more interview tips head over to my YouTube Channel I have a playlist dedicated to helping people get the job as a flight attendant.

Fly with you soon!

Miss Kaykrizz

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#misskaykrizz4k Giveaway

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Hey Guys! Our little YouTube  family has grown quite a little bit and we would like to celebrate this milestone #misskaykrizz4k by giving out these amazing beauty products that I love and use myself to that one lucky winner!

When I started YouTube, I was doing it for the new skill that I gained by editing videos, my love of taking videos in the area of travel, beauty and advice as well as an amazing way to communicate with all of you guys who are avid readers of this blog. I still remember when I first reached 100 subscribers I am so happy and just over the moon! Basically all your great comments, e-mails and messages on the social media really kept me going and now here we are!

 

So in this blogpost I just want to express how happy I am to have you all in here! Thank you for always making my day with all your wonderful comments and messages! Because of you I am always inspired to make more videos and I am always on a look out on how much more I can help and give to others in the area of inspiration, how-to’s and advice.

Once again, Thank you so much everyone! For all the love and support that you freely give my way. You don’t know how much happy you all guys make me feel! How I wish I can give these giveaways to everyone. Perhaps sooner that would happen! We never know right? Anyways, I love you all! Keep that dream alive and for sure I will fly with you soon!

 

For those of you who still wants to join the #misskaykrizz4k giveaway the last minute, you still can! Tomorrow will be the announcement so this is your last chance last chance for it!

you can watch the video here for details:

 

Flight Attendant Training Tips

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Who would need these flight attendant training tips?

Are you waiting for your upcoming Flight Attendant Training?

You must be excited to the roof!

What are the things that you should know? What should you prepare? What should you expect?

First of all, I will be giving tips based on my own experience and may not apply to all airline companies.

Now that is out of the way, Lets get right into it!

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Thanks to Sara Leaf for this question!

Flight Attendant Training Tips:

1.Always be on time

  • Being on time is crucial, even if it is just a class and not an actual flight. This is the most important among all the flight attendant training tips I have for you. Because flight attendants can never be late for work. This costs a lot of money for the company for an actual flight to be late and it is just ugly for everybody and you may even loose your job for being late. That is why some airline companies in the Philippines will allow their trainees to be late for only a couple of times and you are out of the training program.

2. Allowance / Pay during the training

  • Most airline companies will be paying their trainees either the basic salary or a daily allowance. However, I will still encourage you to have your own money for the next 1-2 months. The pay will come after a month or longer and it is not going to be that much. In the Philippines, your accommodation will not be covered so you also will need to find a place to stay as well.

3. Study Well

  • Aviation Terms, Time Calculations, Safety, Aircraft specific subjects, Airport Codes and Service. Did you think that you won’t need your brain during this training? Oh boy, You are in for a big  surprise! 😀 Some of my co-workers commented that they did not even study this hard in college! Hahahaha. It is true. You have to cram everything in a short span of time. So be prepared with good study habits. Fun Fact: It is much harder to pass the training exams in the Philippines compared to other international airlines. Passing rate is around 95% – 90%.

4. Swimming Training

  • This can be one of the greatest obstacle for some of you, especially if you are afraid of the water. All I can say is that it is different with every airline but mostly it wont be a big deal. Everyone needs to learn how to float at least for 30 minutes. Learn how to save a drowning person, how to use the life jacket, jump and get in the raft. If you are not the best at swimming no need to worry just jump in the water when they asked you to jump! 😀

5. Treat your batch mates / classmates as family.

  • Your classmates / batchmates as we call it in aviation are the people who went to training with you at the same time. These are the people who will be your family once you graduate. You should spend some time to get to know them and build a relationship during the training. As newbies you will be the targeted to a lot of pressure and your batchmates will be the ones who will have your back. Or at least, that is what I have been taught. My batchmates were like my brothers and sisters and our class adviser was our mom. And just like siblings we sometimes fight, but out there in the real world if one of us got in trouble we always cover each other. You also have to go out as much as you can during the training days because once you are already a full pledged FA, Having your schedule to match will be like the movie Mission Impossible!

That is all my flight attendant training tips for now!

If you are waiting for your training, I am so excited for you! I hope that you make the most out of it! Enjoy your experience and welcome to the World of Flying!

 

To see a video I have created about this topic, You can check it out below:

xoxo,

kaykrizz

Vlog Milan 2016: Misskaykrizz in Duomo Terraces..

 

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Vlog Milan 2016

Milan is one of my favorite layover! That is why I am so excited about this vlog!

Mainly because of food, fashion, beauty and the shopping.

To he honest, if I can choose a place to move. Italy would be it for me.

I like how the city relaxed is not busy  like New York or Paris.

The people are also amazing. They are almost always a pair of old people in the train, on the streets, the restaurants.

On the busy shopping streets you would also see so many diverse and dynamic people. The fashion is always on point. And pets! OMG I go crazy over those pretty little fur friends that people strut along with them.

I wasn’t expecting this sunny weather. But I guess you can never go wrong with wearing black! 😀
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The famous gelato! Only 2 Euros from carts on the streets. 5 euros from more fancier shops.
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There are two ways to get to the Duomo Terraces. By Stairs 7 euros and by elevator 12 euros. We went by elevator. 😛

For eating I would really suggest eating on local restaurants that are nearby your hotel. Eating pasta from fast food stores around the touristy areas are not nearly even on the 10th level good of the food that we experience with the local restaurants.

I would recommend the Marinara Pasta and Pizza and the Tiramisu for dessert!

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One of the strange traditions in Milan is spinning on this Bull’s Balls to ward off bad spirits. Place your foot firmly on the balls area and spin backwards three times.
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The Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II. Can you believe it took 14 years to build this belissima (beautiful) structure. They really don’t make malls like these anymore!

Ah Milan! You will always be my dreamy happy place.  I’d love to visit you as much as I can!

Another plus side of this place for me by the way, is the number of Filipinos who live here!

Its so common to meet a lot of our kababayans everywhere on this place.

So that’s all for this Milan Blog guys!

Be sure to check out my video / Vlog for this short trip here:

 

What is in my Suitcase? | Flight Attendant Edition

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What is in my suitcase?

Packing can be very stressful.

I know from my own experience that I tend to over pack my bags for most of my trips. Guilty!

However, good thing I have become a flight attendant and with practice that I have been able to eliminate a LOT of unnecessary stuff and now I am sticking to the basics!

On this video I have opened up my suitcase and show you guys all of my layover essentials.
The things that I always bring with me to any destination.
I packed my bag for both warm and cold weather and approximately a 24 – hour stay.

From my electronics, toiletries, what kind of shoes do I bring and the outfits that I pack to prepare for both warm and cold weather.
One thing I forgot to show in this video though are my pajamas! 🙂
Just a Fun fact ;p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Nu6MhvAXU

Flight Attendant Interview Question

What is your stand on Politics? | Flight Attendant Interview Question

 

Hey guys! On this video I teach you how to answer a question for your Flight Attendant Interview Question.

But first,

Who are you going to vote for this #philippineelection2016?
Are you on the side of the Duterte?

Is Miriam Santiago your bet?
Or are you going for Binay or Mar Roxas?

Do you think that it would really make a difference?

Ok, enough politics talk. Lets get straight into business.

In light of the coming Philippine Presidential Elections .

I thought it would be appropriate to create an election themed Interview Tutorial. Flight Attendant Interview Question and I have provided a sample answer.

And that question is ” What is your stand on Politics?” This can be quite a tricky question since religion, money and politics are very sensitive topics to most people. We all have our biases and own backgrounds about the topic. So when an interviewer ask you this? What is the best way to handle this question?

 

 

The trick to answering this Flight Attendant Interview Question:

  • Acknowledge that this can be a very sensitive topic for most people.
  • Tell the interviewer that you do not actively talk about your own stand in politics unless it is related to your work and your expression of opinion would yield a positive result
  • Show them that you understand that politics happens in every area of life including the work place
  • Tell them how you conduct yourself in such situations aka “office politics”
  • Site a good example of you being diplomatic if you can.

On the video below I show you an example of how I would answer this question if it was asked from me.

I encourage you to formulate your own answer so that it would be easier to memorize it. After you memorize your personalized script practice saying it in a spontaneous way.

Meaning the delivery of your answer must not sound rehearsed or robotic.

With a little practice in front of the mirror.

Don’t forget to check out the video below!

 

All the best and I will fly with you soon!

xoxo,

Misskaykrizz

 

 

What is in my handbag? | Flight Attendant Edition

Inspired by what is in my bag videos, I figured I would love to do one that is a Flight Attendant Edition.
In this video I talk about What is in my Handbag? The Essential things as a cabin crew / flight attendants.

Starting off with my travel documents and licenses.

Beauty essentials, the basics like my phone and wallet and a whole lot of little hack items that help me to always have a smooth and fabulous flight.

Get Ready With Me: Flight Attendant Edition

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A few months ago I received a request from you guys for me to make updated Get Ready with Me video. I love watching Get Ready with me videos! So I figured I would like to make one that is a Flight Attendant Edition.

This is me getting ready for an actual flight.

I show you guys how I prepare, what I eat, How I do my hair and make up.

Enjoy loves!

xoxo,

Misskaykrizz