Kaykrizz’s Interview Tips Series Part 2: How to prepare for a Flight Attendant Interview?

Qatar Airways OD: My good friend Brent Gifford (the good old days)

Preparation is the key to success. Indeed! this is true to a lot of things and especially when it comes to getting your dream job. You have to be prepared physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. 

Preparing physically

Here are the necessary preparations one must do before the big day! These are classified as physical preparation because these involve your physical body and things that you need to have on the day of the interview.

·         Prepare your outfit
Prepare 1-2 sets of corporate attire (for day 1 and day 2)
Secure your closed shoes
Prepare a spare pair of flat shoes for you to wear before and after the interview
Make sure you have a hair net and hair products that can give you a neat hairstyle
Get a bag big enough to fit your documents, make-up, extra shoes, and food
Your accessories must include 1 watch and a pair of pearl or stud earrings. Avoid flashy and extravagant accessories.
·         For your Body
Check if you are on your ideal weight and start doing something about it if you are not.
Start getting enough sleep (this is the number 1 cause of pimples!)
Follow a religious facial regimen to take care of your skin
The day before the interview, make sure you have a fresh coat of nail polish on your fingers and toes (if you lack time, a manicure will suffice)
If possible, every night put on a cucumber slice or teabags (cold) on your eyes before you sleep to erase dark circles.
Start eating healthy and do some exercise to cope up with the stress (aerobics for 30 mins a day is good enough)
Practice what make-up style looks good on you
·         Prepare your Documents and pictures
a.       Resume
b.      Pictures 2×2 and a whole body picture (use an FA package if available, some places to get great pictures are: Great Image & Picture City while in cebu city: studio 125, Kolorhaus)
Other airline might require you to have the following as well:
a.       NBI (if your name is hit this will take 3 weeks to claim)
b.      TOR
c.       Diploma
d.      Passport
e.      Police Clearance
f.        Other significant certificates

Preparing Emotionally

To prepare emotionally for an interview means channeling out all the negative energy from your system and focus on being positive. Remember! During the interviews you will be judged on how you are on the day of the interview, not on your credentials, achievements, previous experience etc. So make sure that you are at a great emotional state as possible.

To prepare emotionally I also mean that months before you even applied for the job, you must have decided that you are ready for the change it will bring to your life if ever you did get in. Like for example; relocating in a different country, giving up your “normal” schedule that means you will be working on weekends, holidays, dawn, midnight and on your birthday! Believe me it may sound like a no big deal right now but once you are in that position it is difficult for some people to accept, some people also find it difficult to maintain a relationship because of the wacky schedule, so asses yourself now if this is the life for you think about it 100 times over, and if you decide you are ready to face the consequences.. then go ahead! Take the plunge and embrace the change in your lifestyle!

Preparing Mentally

This is the most important part of your preparation. I suggest you should start preparing mentally 1 month before the interview if possible. Write down possible questions and practice answering them in front of a mirror. What you should practice is how to say your answers in a spontaneous, sincere manner. (just like what they do in the beauty pageant trainings J ) avoid sounding rehearsed or robotic.

Topics to cover:
Basic Questions – tell me about yourself, why do you want to be a flight attendant?
Company Research – Why did you choose to apply with us?, what are our destinations?
 More sample questions on my next post. There is just too many and they deserve another article just for them!

Preparing Financially

You have to prepare yourself with the reality that you may have to shell out some money in pursuing this dream. Consider this an investment on yourself.  Examples of miscellaneous expenses that you may incur are the ff:
  • Transportation – gas or fare, some even travel from the provinces and will have to book a room near the recruitment site for the event. These expenses will not be shouldered by the airline.
  •    Food – applying for this job involves a lot of waiting and you better be prepared with a pack lunch or pocket money to buy lunch if you are still waiting in line to be interviewed. It is advisable to carry candies and sandwiches in your corporate bag too, usually water is available if the event is held in a hotel.
  • Wardrobe – you will need corporate attire for this event. If you can borrow clothes and shoes  much better but if you can afford it go ahead and invest in a 2 piece suit! A blazer with a matching skirt that touches the knees will be a great investment. Shoes must be 1-2 inches and closed.
  •  Medical exam – Once you pass all the interviews, the next step is the medical exams. The standard medical exams will cost about 3k – 4k and depending on the results some may require you to do more tests or have some work done like: scars whitening, warts removal, dental works like extraction of wisdom tooth, changing of pasta color from black to white and so on and so forth.
  •  Placement fee – For international hiring, some agencies will charge placement fee for the successful candidates. This shall be paid upon your departure from the Philippines. I know one agency will cost you total of 55k (45k p. fee + 10k taxes, etc.). Of Course, this goes without saying that you will just have to worry about this once you already got the job. Like they say, Let’s cross the bridge when we get there!

Xoxo,
Kaykrizz

40 thoughts on “Kaykrizz’s Interview Tips Series Part 2: How to prepare for a Flight Attendant Interview?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi po. curious lang po ako, pwde po ba maging flight attendant pag may scar and birth mark sa legs? visible po kasi yun. thanks!

  2. kaykrizz says:

    hi, it still is.. basta concealable and you show confidence inspite of it

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi pwede po bang mag flight attendant ang may anak kahit wlang asawa?

  4. Anonymous says:

    hi po ate, do you really have to be tall to be a flight attendant? to be honest kulang po kasi ako sa height eh. but it has been my dream to be a flight attendant. im good at math,english and i know how to interact well with people. do i still have the chance?

  5. Anonymous says:

    hello miss kaykrizz! i would like to ask po if it would be difficult to apply if you have poor eyesight? i have a 20/50 vision kasi. thank you!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi 🙂 how about yung scar sa face? pwede ba yun? I'm so worried I really want to be an FA.

  7. Trish says:

    hello po! i'm so glad i came across your blog when i was surfing the internet for cabin crew job vacancies.. right now i really REALLY need an inspiration and motivation to Apply again as an FA. although I only tried 2 times. Sa Air Asia last November and in Cebu Pac this January. sadly i didnt make it on both companies 🙁 But i have yet to graduate pa naman po this April.. I just wanna ask How do i apply in PAL? or pal express? where should i submit my CV? i tried to submit online pero they never contacted me. Thak you so much!!!! for inspiring a lot of people who wants to be an FA like you!! thanks in advace if you could help me in my query 🙂

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hello Miss Kay, Possible ba akong mag-FA kung BS Biology ang natapos ko? then kung medyo mapimples ako 🙂 Hala i want to be like you…

  9. kaykrizz says:

    yes pwede naman as long as looks good pa rin. HOWEVER that depends saang airline ka po nag-aaply. yung iba po kasi strict ung iba hindi. better apply ka pa rin, you will never know when you will get lucky

  10. kaykrizz says:

    thank you sis.. yes pwede naman kahit anong kurso.. find the best skin regime sis.. may breakouts din ako nung nag-apply sa first FA job ko but the interviewwer gave me a chance, dapat daw sa next stage clear up na. i just slept a lot and find the right products form my specific skin type

  11. kaykrizz says:

    thank you so much for your comment sis. I did apply sa cebu 3 years ago. but due to changes happenig in PAL re:smb etc.. they have changed a lot of things. latest i heard sa PNB office? somewhere sa head ng smb. i really dont know the latest place to pass. Just keep yourself updated sa jobstreet.com.ph / workabroad.com.ph / or via discussions on PEX pinoyexchange.com fin the stewardess wannabe thread

  12. kaykrizz says:

    how big is the scar? must be covered up by make.up

  13. kaykrizz says:

    no. pede mag-glasses on board. at least for international. and contacts naman sa pinas

  14. kaykrizz says:

    we need to meet the minimum height requirement.. kailangan kasi mareach mo yung mga safety equipment in case of emergency. mostly 160cm sa iba naman ca go as low as 155-157 swerte swerte din

  15. kaykrizz says:

    ok po.. mas ok single mom kesa sa married

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hi! This blog is so helpful po! I just wanna ask po kung kayo personally is nagkaron ng problema sa scars sa pag aapply nyo? I have scars on my legs kase and moles sa face pero maliliit lang.

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  18. Hi! Thank you for this blog. I am planning to apply this January 2016. BSBA grad ako but I love to travel. I just wanna ask kung ung 5 ft flat ba ok lang? abot ba un ng requirements nila pag nag-tiptoe ako? Nadadala ba ng high heels sa interview? And one more thing, mabalbon ako sa braso, is that okay Thank you. I hope to read your reply soon! 🙂

  19. Anonymous says:

    OMG. You are sooooo beautiful. +___+ i love you. I like your blog 🙂

  20. Anonymous says:

    Hello po! Kailangan po ba dapat FA ang course mo para maging FA kase mascom po kase ang kinuha ko tas dream ko talaga ang maging FA at ang height kolang po ay 5'2 pano nayan? Help po

  21. melanie says:

    Hi ms. Kaykrizz do they also entertained married people? I just got married this january 2016..but i still dont have a baby..

  22. Miss Kaykrizz says:

    Yes, airlines such as Qatar Airways and international ones for sure. However with local airlines it depends on what they publish on their job advertisement.

  23. Respect to article author, some good information.

  24. angela says:

    hello miss kaye, naiterview po ako ng ipams agency for saudia this december. sabi nila sa feb pa daw po dadating yung mga recruiter from saudi and we need to wait for a text msg and email if we are up for the next interview. gaano po kaya katagal ang waiting time para makareceive ng text. at may placement fee po ba rin nababayaran sa ipams agency? haha sorry po andami kong tanong. thank you in advance po and God Bless more power to you 🙂

  25. Miss Kaykrizz says:

    Hi Angela! Well it really depends on the recruiter on when they will invite you for the interview. I strongly suggest to check on the hiring alert whether there’s a placement fee. No worries on asking questions I am happy to help. Keep me posted. All the best, fly with you soon. 🙂

  26. angela says:

    thank you kaye kriss sa blog mo …. sobrang nakatulong sa first interview ko .. lalo na yung mga pagbigay mo nung mga commonly asked question pinraktis ko yung sagot ko … hihhhi sobrang thank you andami mong naiinspire na tao. pti yung mga new friends ko na nakilala ko lang sa pag aaply sa mga open day pinapanood din nila video mo 🙂 more power

  27. Ela says:

    Good Day !

    Ms. Kaykrizz, ask ku lang po kung accepted pa din po ba sa ipams if 5’2 ang height ?

  28. Miss Kaykrizz says:

    Hi Angela! Well it may really take some time so I suggest to wait for it. IPAMS is an Absolute No-Fee Charging Company,No Placement Fees, No Processing Fees, No Salary Deductions, no Exceptions. Goodluck! I hope you make it! Please keep me posted ?

  29. Miss Kaykrizz says:

    Hi Ela! Actually, that depends sa qualifications ng hiring airline, you may check sa IPAMS for their min. height requirement. All the best!

  30. ac says:

    Hi miss kaykriss san airline kapo ngaun nagwowork?

  31. Miss Kaykrizz says:

    Hi! Sorry can’t disclose that info. Hope you understand po 🙂

  32. Jean says:

    Hi ate kaykrizz. Do you know an agency I can possibly try which provides assistance for a cabin crew position international? Thank you so much

  33. Miss Kaykrizz says:

    Hi Jean! You might wanna try IPAMS. 🙂

  34. Jonalyn Mercado Dacio says:

    Hi Ms. Kaykrizz! I just wanna know If they needed an experience to get in there airlines (Saudia)? I am Preparing myself now to apply! Well be back in PH soon! So I want to give it a try! Thank you!

  35. Miss Kaykrizz says:

    Hi Jonalyn Mercado Dacio! Having an experience before applying for an international airline would give you an edge, but you can try, who knows you’ll get through ?

  36. Shalom says:

    Hi. Ms Kaykrizz I was so inspired.. About your experiences.. Pwede kaya ako magapply? Iam a single mom.. And iam 25yrs old this coming august..

  37. Miss Kaykrizz says:

    Hi Shalom! Go for it, sis! You can do it. All the best ???✈️

  38. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Miss!

    Just want to ask if PAL really requires a complete set of teeth? I just had my second molar extracted. I’ve read na you also have a missing molar. When you had your final medical with PALex, hindi na naging issue sa kanila?

    I am currently waiting for my EPI schedule kaya worried talaga ako.

  39. Miss Kaykrizz says:

    hi dear, no worries about that, anyway I believe it’s not obvious (you’re missing that tooth there) right? All the best! 🙂

  40. Anonymous says:

    Thank you! ☺Somehow nawala worry ko. Haayy..

    E kapag dentures? Root canal? Bridge? Wala naman ako ng both. I just want to know.

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