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Qualities of a Flight attendant that recruiters are looking for a candidate

Qualities of a Flight attendant that recruiters are looking for

How do the recruiters match the applicants to a possible candidate? What are the Qualities of a Flight attendant that they’re looking for a flight attendant? Few questions on how to become a flight attendant. I have answered your questions through my social medias. But, in addition to that, I made this one for you!

Qualities of a Flight attendant

Here are the Flight Attendant Qualities Recruiters are looking for:

  1. TEAM PLAYER

Top one Flight Attendant Qualities Recruiters are looking for when interviewing a candidate is a Team Player. Working on an airplane, you will be working with a team. The Captain, Pilots, Ground Staffs, and you guys (Cabin Crews). You are one whole team. It’s you against the passengers.

  1. RESPONSIBLE

You need to be responsible to be a part of a good team. Everybody has to carry their own weight. They’re (recruiters) looking for someone who has shown responsibility in their life.

  1. UNDERSTANDING NATURE

Basically, it is a service-oriented job. You’ll face with people and you’re not dealing with a computer here! You need to understand what people are going through. What condition they are right now and just be able to feel the room.

4. CONFIDENT

As a flight attendant, you are the spokesperson for the airline. They have some rules and regulations that they need to implement. Nobody is gonna to be there to implement those, but you. You have to be confident in doing so.

  1. SENSE OF HUMOR

A sense of humor is always an asset to any kind of situation. It’s such a great life skill. They are looking for this in their team. When you’re working with people who are always happy and has a sense of humor, it makes everything lighter. Isn’t it?

  1. CARING

This is another way of understanding nature. Caring is you care about people that you talk to. You care about your teammates, pilots, and passengers. They want to have someone that has this most endearing Qualities of a Flight attendant.

  1. GOOD GROOMING

Yes, we’re only humans but it also entails that you carry the image of the airline. They always want someone who at least presents themselves the best way all the time. You always have to present your best version of yourself because when you wear that uniform, they don’t see you. They don’t see me as Ruth. They see me as a flight attendant for this airline. They will say “Ah! That flight attendant of AirAsia is so hot. Oh my God!” All Flight attendants of AirAsia are hot! Right? This is how it naturally works in the minds of passengers. They want to see that you will be someone will be able to portray a very good image of the company.

  1. MOTIVATED

You will not be doing you job with someone looking over your shoulders. You will be doing the job alone and you will be on air on your own. They want someone who’s motivated to work. Motivated to care about the industry and things as such.

  1. ENTHUSIASTIC

Enthusiasm can be found very handy in this type of profession. Can you imagine, if you’re dealing with people who are delayed in their flight, who are very grumpy and angry. They come to you and you’re all smiling and enthusiastic. You kind of influence those people, Right? That’s a good asset for any airline company!

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  1. DEPENDABLE

The first quality that we need to have is Team Player. A good team player is always dependable. if you are working in a flight attendant job, your labor is divided. There’s division of labor among the crews. If you are someone that would just say “Oh! I don’t want to do my part of the job day“. The whole team will be compromised because of you. They are looking for someone who they can depend on to do their part of the job and even more. That is why recruiters are looking for dependable people.

  1. FRIENDLINESS

You might already have an idea that a flight attendant deals with different kinds of people. From all sorts of different backgrounds. In all sorts of different place. Being friendly is a quality and trait that the airline ambassadors or airline flight attendants must have. Because you have to welcome everyone into your flight.

  1. RESILIENCE

During the fight, there are lots of challenges. Passengers don’t listen to you. Kids or very naughty passengers trying to see where your limits are. You have to be resilient when you’re trying to implement those rules of the airline. Also, you are resilient in trying to do the job that you have and not giving up if times are hard.

  1. PATIENCE

This is the number one trait you need if you are going to work in a customer service industry or any service industry. Because the customer is always right. There will be times that your patience will be tested. They are looking for people who will not cause more trouble in a difficult situation, but someone who will be able to go through it. Be patient about it and not make a small issue to a bigger one.

  1. MATURE OUTLOOK IN LIFE

Somebody who doesn’t make small issues into a bigger one. An international flight attendant especially, you have to leave your own country. Your mom will not be there for you. You are in a totally different country with a totally different culture and you gotta have to be able to handle yourself in that kind of situation to survive in this career.

  1. ORGANIZED

One of the job descriptions, says that you are in charge of the catering, supplies, food in the airline. You have to be organized in a sense that the job will sometimes challenge you in a way that you will have only two hours of flight. In that two hours, you would have to feed 300 people. How do you do that? You have to have such great organizational skills to manage your time and deliver a satisfactory service.

  1. EFFECTIVE LISTENER

When people complain to you, the first thing that you need to do is listen to the complaint. Don’t assume that you know what they’re talking about. Because that will make the issue bigger. They’re looking for people who know how to listen. Also, who listen to their colleague and to their captains. This is definitely one of the top Qualities of a Flight attendant!

  1. ASSERTIVE

Assertiveness is being firm without being aggressive. It’s standing your ground but being classy. Being nice but firm in what you want to implement. You don’t really have to cause an argument just implement those. Being assertive is a skill and that is what airlines are looking for.

  1. GOOD COMMUNICATOR

This job entails a lot of communication with the passengers, with your captains. That is the daily grind of the job. They need people who communicate very well. Not just on speaking in English. Also, the way they handle themselves. The number top source of problems in life and in Airline is miscommunication issues. That is why this is very important.

 

Now you have learned the Qualities of a Flight attendant that recruiters are looking for.

That’s lesson one and the next one will be lesson two.

LESSON2:

What ensures a successful flight attendant interview? What does it really take to get your wings?

This is what I’m going to discuss with you guys on the next installment of this video. Part 2 of the Skype Group Session done on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

If you missed that live event, you can still catch up on what we talked about here.

 

Watch the Part 1 video here!

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All of these materials are an excerpt from my book.

Ready for Take Off: 8 Proven Steps to get your Dream Job as a Flight Attendant.”

ReadyForTakeOff

 

I know you’ve been waiting a long time guys. Finally, the book is ready for shipping!✈???

 

 

I’ll fly with you soon. ✈✈✈

xoxo, misskaykrizz ?

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How to gain confidence for your flight attendant interview.

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Concrete steps on how to improve your confidence

Paano maging confident para sa iyong cabin crew/flight attendant interview?

Your wait is done! This is all about my tip for gaining self-confidence. For all of you have been asking me this question, this is for you!

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How to boost your self-confidence?

  1. Know what is self-confidence.

It’s the way somebody talks or the way somebody walks or things like these. You are not wrong. This is right but the true meaning of self-confidence is being certain about something that means being confident just basically means BEING SURE. Being sure of yourself what you represent, what your values and what can you give on the table. It’s important that you understand that and integrate that to your psychology or the way that you think. This will really reflect in everything that you do.

 

  1. Be the right kind of confident.

There are different types of confident people, some people you may say not really the definition of confidence but is easily related to those cocky people, very arrogant people. In the Philippines, we call them signal number three. This is not the kind of confidence you need to be on your interview. You have to be the kind of confident. That is what they call quiet confidence. You’re not quiet but your confidence or the way you carry yourself speaks for yourself. That means you don’t have to speak or brag about things or talk about things that are not on the topic and you just want to mention it just to say or just to show that you are superior. Don’t ever be arrogant. Stay humble and be sure about yourself.

One example of this is…”Yes, I graduated as valedictorian in school.” This is not being arrogant. If the question is there about: What are your achievements? You can say it that way. Just another way to say arrogantly would be this “I graduated with the highest honors in our College, class of a thousand students!” It’s the way how you say it. If you have an attitude in the way you are saying or explaining things, that will come off as arrogant. You just have to say things as they are in a plain English Way.

 

  1. Prepare

You have to prepare because on the day. If your clothes are not ironed yet or you don’t know what you are going to wear. You don’t have your makeup ready, you still have to buy some more makeup on that day, and it’s going to be too stressful for you. It’s not going to look good. That also includes researching about the company and knowing what to answer to basic questions like: “Describe yourself, Sell yourself to me, what is your edge?”

 

  1. Research

You have to research which company you are going to apply for. Sometimes you just go and apply and not even prepared. You don’t know which company name it was. It happens, you just go from one interview to another interview another interview without even knowing what the company’s all about and what they represent.

 

  1. Take deep breaths

Inhale, Exhale. That would really help you a lot. It will help you slow down when you’re talking. If you talk too fast there is an indication that you are very nervous and you tend to make more mistakes. I have another trick that I used when I was joining the beauty pageant. When I was still a kid, being the tallest one in school, I’ve always automatically picked to represent the classroom. If they ask you a question, you have to answer them the way beauty pageant candidates will answer questions and they actually practice this with a mirror. If you have a memorized script, you have to answer it in front of a mirror and memorize your script. Practice in front of the mirror so you would know how to also project when you are delivering the answers. That is one basic trick that most beauty pageants candidates do before they enter a pageant. It is very helpful also for your job interviews.

 

6. Get professional help

If all else fails I would suggest you get help either from someone who has been through on what you’re going through. Maybe you have a friend is already a flight attendant or if you have a relative that is a teacher or an HR officer who can give you some tips and practice with them.

If you want the one-on-one session that will help you personally which areas you need to go through. I would suggest you go for a cabin attendant training school. There are many to choose from in the Philippines. I saw one from the Jose Rizal University that they have this kind of program. You can check that out. WCC and ICATS. I made a video about them (ICATS Flight attendant review school). We did a review on one of my friends who went to that flight attendant school.

 

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Can I be a Flight Attendant if? (Part II)

Can I be a Flight Attendant if?

Can I be a Flight Attendant if?

You requested it, you get it!

Basically, this is the same as I did two years ago…
Called “Can I still be a flight Attendant if ______?

Since most of you guys are asking these questions, I made another video just for you!

Let’s get started!

 

Can I be a Flight Attendant if?

1 .Can I be a Flight Attendant if I don’t know how to swim?  You can! But, you should know how to float!

Swimming like the professional kind of swimming is that really be all and end all of the things? Some airlines will test you in swimming before they hire you. However, most of the other airlines don’t. As long as if they told you to jump, you should jump your ass! You should really jump when they asked you to jump. That’s basically about it.

 

2. Can I be a Flight Attendant if I have tattoos? If it’s not showing, it’s okay!

Some airlines they will ask you if they want to know if you have any, then you could reveal it to them. Yes, you have a tattoo, but it’s not a big deal. Especially for Qatar Airways, they really ask. It’s a part of the system they ask on the second day. They would ask if are there any more tattoos that you would like to declare. Often, people are shy to say and would think that if they have a tattoo they will not get in. But I’m telling you guys, I was on the third day and some people have tattoos and it’s okay. They got in! However, it really depends on the season. Sometimes they hire people with tattoos, and sometimes they don’t. I really don’t know the reason why, but who knows what they are thinking. I assure you guys, on my third day in Qatar Airways, when I was applying back then. They gave us a paper with the picture of a man-like figure and told us to put our birthmarks, tattoos or moles. The interviewers asked us to put an “X” mark on the body part if you have such. Maybe they just want to identify our body in case of the worst case scenarios.

A viewer asked me, Nicole Benson. She is a cancer survivor and she had lost hair. So she had a tattoo on her eyebrows and hair extensions. I don’t think it really matters. But if they do ask you, tell them that “I have a tattoo on my brows because I’m a cancer survivor.” You could tell them that in a positive light – “and now I have a perfect eyebrow.” Don’t say it in a way that you’re shy or sad because of cancer or feeling down. Don’t ever show your energy go down. I think this is what they are looking for when they ask. They want to startle you “Hey do you have any tattoos or moles?” (you got caught).  We have those 3D tattoos that fade out in time. I think that’s okay. Those are cosmetic procedures to beautify ladies. I don’t think that’s really something that the recruiter would mind.

One of my tips on my blog way back, I shared that this is just a technique to see how confident you are in yourself. You have to say “Oh! Yes, I have a tattoo here.” (say it in a normal way but not over confidently) but if you say “I think I have a tattoo here…” (shy or hesitant) if you acted like that then they will not hire you. That’s just my psychology/thinking.

 

3. Extensions? It’s not allowed.

Also, Nicole asked me about hair extensions. Right now in my present company, it’s not allowed to have hair extensions. They’re not even allowing us to have nail extensions, fake nails, fake eyelashes and everything the like (fake/extensions). When You’re at the beginning of this industry they’re very strict with these. You could say that “Yeah, I have a hair extension.” If it’s just for the sake of beautifying yourself then they would ask you to remove it but then I think in your (Nicole) case it really depends because you’re a cancer survivor. Maybe they will give you some consideration. But per standard in the manual, it’s not allowed.

I would like to tell you guys, you have to pass the interviews first and then after you get qualified to become cabin crew, that’s the time that they will tell you to remove this… remove that… do this… and do that. It’s not a matter of having a tattoo then you won’t apply anymore because that’s not how it works. How it works in this industry is to apply first. If you qualify then you do those changes because if you removed your tattoo (laser gun or whatever) and then you got to the interview and they didn’t hire you. Damn girl that’s bad! First, make sure that they hire you before making any alternative changes on your body. They will basically tell you to do these changes and they will ask you if you’re willing to change these. If you get in of course the answer is yes, right?!

 

4. Moles, Syringomas, Scars, and Birthmarks? This goes the same as mentioned above. One of you guys asked me,  “If you have a syringoma and you’re a guy can you still be a flight attendant?” Same principle, apply first and see if they want you to remove those. Also with the scars and birthmarks.

 

5. Need to have smooth underarm? They won’t check.

Somebody actually asked me if it needs to have a smooth underarm. I thought, what do you know maybe they check the underarms. But in all of my experiences, they don’t and they haven’t. I don’t think they will. I hope so not. They don’t check underarms, don’t worry you’re good!

 

6.Can I be a Flight Attendant if I have Freckles? Yes, yes, yes!

I have a very good friend of mine, she has freckles on her face especially when the Sun hits her face. It all comes out, so it’s no problem. As I mentioned on my previous videos “If you can CONCEAL it, you can MAKE it!” Guys, you have freckles those are beautiful. When you’re applying, conceal it. Reserve those (freckles) for the sunny days or summer.

 

7. Can I be a Flight Attendant if I have Hairy arms? Bleach it.

I get this question a lot and I let me tell you something. When I was working as a flight attendant. They asked us to bleach our arms. In the Philippines, we have this bleaching powder ‘Etta’s’. It’s a powder that you mix with Hydrogen Peroxide and then you make a paste, then put it all over your arms then you make it stay for 30 minutes or so. Then wash it off. After, your hair becomes brown, cool right? No need to shave because some people don’t want to. It has side effects like it grows more and ingrown. It’s better to bleach to achieve that light brown color. Unless the person hiring tells you to shave them, then you have to! Male applicants don’t need to shave, just for female.

 

8. Can I be a Flight Attendant if I have Scoliosis? <15° you’re fine!

How much is scoliosis can they accept? All of us might have a certain degree of scoliosis. Airlines don’t check but some are very particular with this. Qatar Airways accepts up to 15 degrees of scoliosis, if it is more than that, I’m sorry but they won’t. It’s their own policy. However, for other airlines like Cebu Pac and PAL, they don’t really check unless in your general chest x-ray shows that you have a very curvy spine.

 

9. Height? 5’3ft/160cms is the standard.

I already talked about this on my previous video but I see that a lot of people still asking about the height. Most airlines require 5’3ft or 160cms and that is the standard. If you stand shorter than this, can tell you one event that happened in my previous company. We were lacking a lot in crew/manpower that time. The HR department didn’t specifically specify a height requirement but conducted a reach test for all applicants. If you can reach up to 200cms you’re in! That’s one of the reasons we had really cute petite girls with us. It was okay because they can reach the certain height requirement. Certain height requirement is needed because, in the aircraft, there is certain emergency equipment that you have to reach. You don’t have the time to look for something to step on. Sometimes they really need people. Your task as someone who is falling below 5’3, be aware of these hiring.

 

You got to have friends in the same circle like I mentioned in my other video. You got to have “applying friends/buddies” with you. Don’t lose hope! You could still travel the world either as a flight attendant or as a regular citizen.

This is not the be all and end all of it all. ??

 

If you want to watch the video, check it out here…

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I hope you guys got your clarifications and if I get more questions that are unique and I think interesting then maybe I would do another video like this, maybe a part 3.

If you guys enjoyed this Can I be a Flight Attendant if blogpost please give it a big thumbs up.??? Let me know down in the comments if you have any other creative questions out there. Questions that I haven’t answered yet except for personal questions. If you’d like to watch more of my videos, feel free to subscribe to my channel and check me out my social medias.

 

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