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.
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
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.
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!
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:
Address: XXXXXX XXXXXXX
Email address: email@example.com
Age: XX Yrs. Old
Weight: 50 kg
Height: 165 cm.
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)
Asiatown, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City 6000
June 2009 – January 2010 Customer Service Representative
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.
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!
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!
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:
Hey guys! On this video I teach you how to answer a question for your Flight Attendant Interview Question.
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!
Flight Attendant Interview Must Haves
I. Feel Good to the Recruiters
I promise you guys this is not an edited picture 😛 I have a video clip with her too. Check out my YouTube video at the end of this post 🙂
II. Look Good on Paper
I would like to keep a compact and easy to read resume rather than a 5-page one that the recruiters will feel that there is just too much to read about you. I put all the relevant information about me that can be related to the job as flight attendant together with my basic information like my name, contact details, height and weight. Achievements is a team sports, or any activity that relates to teamwork and job experience with customer service.
III. Look Good in Person
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However, for those of you who are not able to see the video. Here is a bit of a summary of my tips.
How to walk and sit properly for your cabin crew interview:
- straight body
- eye contact
- shoulders relaxed
- act as if your head is being pulled on a string
- boobs out
- stomach in
- butt out
- walked in a natural and relaxed manner arms swaying while walking
- by the end of the walk pose, establish eye contact and smile
- upon approaching the chair feel it with the back of your knees to sit without looking back
- one leg should be placed behind the other leg
- sit on the edge of the seat
- straight body
- arms placed on top of each other
- smile and eye contact
Don’ts and No No’s for How to walk and sit properly for your cabin crew interview
- walk like a beauty pageant contestant
- walk with a hunched back
- walk with too much movement or being hyperactive
- avoiding eye contact
- look down
- lean on the chair
- fidgeting or tapping of feet
- try to be seductive or too sexy
- too much hand movement
That is all folks!
Dont forget to check out my other articles for tips on your next cabin crew interview!
Goodluck and I will fly with you soon!
After applying for this airline for 3 times here are my SAUDIA Airline Interview Tips.
Final Interview for the SAUDIA Airlines applicants are now going on from today until November 29, 2015.
I hope this post is not too late! >.<
I would like to share the steps I went through when I myself went for the SAUDIA Airlines Cabin Crew Interview, Both for the Open Day Interview and the Final Interview.
This is a very memorable one for me because my SAUDIA Airlines Interview was held on my 27th birthday 😀
IPAMS Agency Screening
(I failed this step 2 times before! >.<)
First thing they would check is the BMI – Body Mass Index
Simply put your weight must be proportional to your height
for your height there is a range of weight that you must have to be considered healthy.
(this part I failed 2x T-T)
to check your BMI there is a chart that you can refer to or calculate it online, just google search BMI calculator and put in your height and weight.
Second thing is an initial interview.
One on one talk and they will ask you typical questions about the company and about yourself.
Third thing ( this is sometimes skipped depends on the amount of people applying)
The agent will organize some sort of activity like answer a set of questions in front of the group of 10-15 people or make some sort of activity like introduce your partner.
Meet the Employers
BMI Check once again
One on one interview
So the will ask you to enter the rom. Do a walk for the panel. and after the walk proceed with the one on one interview.
It will be a panel asking you questions about yourself mostly in a span of 10-15 minutes.
After passing both the interviews. A set of medical Exams will be asked for you to complete. Once the results are passed to the SAUDIA Airlines and confirmed. They will then schedule you for the next cabin crew training schedule.
For some tips that I think is important for passing each step of the process and the SAMPLE QUESTIONS that they asked me on my personal application, Check out my video:
Watch: SAUDIA Airlines Open Day Interview Tips
Hey Guys! It has been too long! I miss making videos and writing on the blog!
I always see all the messages that you send me and I read them all!
It has been amazing! I get all messages from Instagram (@misskaykrizz), twitter (@misskaykrizz), email, YouTube.. and I wish I can reply to all of them. For the past months I will try to get through all the comments and emails and really try my best to reply to them. I hope you guys saw those replies!
I am also amazed at how you guys try to help each other by replying to the comments that you know the answer to. This is truly amazing and makes me wanna cry a little bit!
This is the reason I started the blog and the videos in the first place. To provide guidance to all who are looking for information about the application process and I am so proud of you guys who are also kind enough to share your experiences and try to guide others as well.
The second reason I started the blog is because I also want to be an inspiration. So for those of you who haven’t gotten the golden email, or golden call yet.. I hope you find inspiration and encouragement through my videos and blog posts. I know the feeling and it really helps to have a community of people who are there to encourage you and not mock you and discourage you from your dream (or maybe its just painful for them to see you at a low point, especially your loved ones) no matter what the good intentions are. What you need is to keep on trying until you finally make it through. Believe me, I have been there.
Again thank you for all the Likes, Comments, Share, and Follow that you give this little blog and videos of mine. Forever grateful to you guys!
And as a gift I have created another segment in the channel.
It is called #AskKaykrizz
I am so excited to do this and I look forward to getting your question submissions!
Instructions on how to do it is on my video. 🙂
And as a sample I have the first question answered by the end of my thank you video.
I hope you guys enjoy this video!
Let me know what you think on the comments!
Looking forward to making more tutorials and advice videos!
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#AskKaykrizz Episode 1
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