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!