Let me tell you my story.
I was tall but underweight. I don’t come from a wealthy family, plane rides are unheard of and we live a simple life in the province. I don’t consider my self super stunning, though i have done modeling gigs and beauty pageants during college I still suffer from a LOT of Self Esteem Issues. My family is the best but we are not perfect, some members are critical and some are supportive. I have no idea about aviation and I don’t know anyone who is a breathing living flight attendant who can help me.
So what I did, I plunged myself to my very first recruitment: Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Open Day. I said to myself experience is the best teacher and anyways “if it’s for me, it’s for me.”
I ended up showing up with a sleeveless blouse and a pencil skirt,where everyone had a 3 piece suit. A full size photo of me with trees on the background and not like the ones that everyone have that is on a blue background and taken in a studio.
I was a nervous wreck because I don’t know the process, I did absolutely no research. Where is Qatar located in the map anyway? I am just a clueless girl sitting there with eyes wide open. But that event I was invited for the next day! I did not get the job at that time. But still.. out of hundreds, I was part of the 50 people on the second day of the selection process. i was grateful and promised myself I’ll get it next time. So I tried 8- 10 times more 🙂 until I finally got in but at the end was cancelled due to airline requirements.
Its was a sad, sad journey. But looking on the bright side, on the way through my 8-10 rejections I was able to create a step by step system that helped me become more organized and prepared for the interview day. Which helped me ensure my success on that last try. I call this the 8 Proven Steps to Get your Dream Job as a Flight Attendant. Now it is a Book! You can Pre-Order it here, Release Date is July 15, 2017 for the first 100 copies.
Those times in between my rejections to my ultimate successful interview I was testing my theories and lessons from the previous applications, I saw it as a trial and error rounds until I got it. Whats funny is that I applied this step by step system that I created to another airline applied for after getting that rejection email from Qatar Airways and it worked the first time! Then here we are, I am now flying 3 years on this international airline, I am happier than ever and Qatar is my neighbor. 🙂
All is well that ends well.
If you want to see the video version of this post it is here where I also thank my Youtube subscribers because we have reached 10,000! Thank you so much guys!!: