How the Pandemic Changed the Cabin Crew Recruitment (2022)?
If you are wondering how the cabin crew recruitment process has changed during the pandemic and how can you adapt to these changes. I got you!
In this article, we will discuss this topic thoroughly and get you prepared for your Cabin Crew Recruitment this year, 2022.
Hi! I'm Ruth, and I help Aspirants to simplify the complicated cabin crew interviews.
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So how did the pandemic change all of these crazy Cabin Crew Recruitment?
5 Tips to Adapt to the Pandemic Changes in Cabin Crew Recruitment Process:
1. Ex-crew preferred
First of all, during the pandemic, there are lots of current cabin crew members that got laid off. It's just reasonable that on the next hiring that they will do, they will be opening their doors to the the ex-cabin crew who wants to fly with the airlines again.
If you are a fresh graduate, you would feel like, 'Oh, I am disheartened. I'm disappointed because I don't have a chance anymore, but don't take it personally.' It's just the way that the industry goes. It's just a way for them to cut costs.
Because it is easier to fly right away as ex-crew doesn't require so much training at the beginning, but as the pandemic slows down and as we open up more to the world, rest assured that they will need more cabin crews for their fleet.
Take into account that not all cabin crew wants to go back to flying. Most of them have started a family or have appreciated the work-from-home situation. That's why when they open up the doors, not a hundred percent will be wanting to go back.
2. Rise of Online Applications
Tips for online Cabin Crew Recruitment application.
Making sure that you have
- good audio
- good background and
- good lighting.
3. Vaccinated + Quarantine Protocols
If you are somebody who doesn't want to be vaccinated, I totally respect you. No judgment, but the airline might prefer not to get you because you are front-facing people and they just don't want to risk it. They would just prefer people who are vaccinated as well as people who are willing to go through the quarantine process required of the whole flight crew.
If this bothers you or if this is something that you have strong feelings about, then probably it's not the good place for you to start a career as a cabin crew.
4. Pandemic-related Questions
We just went through a really tough time which we called the 'pandemic' and everybody's affected in whatever country you are in.
So just expect during the vCabin Crew Recruitment there will be so many pandemic-related questions that they will throw out there. Something like:
- What have you learned through the pandemic?
- How did you stay productive during the pandemic times?
- How do you think the pandemic has affected the airline industry?
- How could you help the company in your role?
5. Social Media Screening
Yes. You heard that right!
This may sound weird. I know it's like borderline stalker-ish, but guys, the airlines are not the only ones doing it. Other companies are doing it as well with the rise of social media, it's easier for them to, see any toxic/ negative posts.
Make sure that your social media feed is cleaned up if you are applying for any job position. Refrain from making your political, religious and controversial remarks available as a public post. You may delete or just make them private.
If you want to watch a video version of this blogpost go ahead and watch it here:
In our next blog, I will deep dive into why did you not get chosen during the having crew recruitment? Even if you did everything right.
If you are looking for tips and ideas on how to pass the cabin crew interviews, I would recommend for you watch/listen/read to the "10 things I would do differently if I were applying for the Cabin Crew Position today" if you want to have a bigger picture on how the recruitment has changed and have not changed and my strategy for the current times that we are in.
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