A love of travel is often the first thing that comes to mind when asking why you want to be cabin crew. But is that enough for the airlines? Not even close.
They are looking for a lot more than that. But what?
Trying to guess what airlines are looking for might not seem easy but when you know where to look it is quite straightforward to guess.
Most airlines now run assessment days. These happen after the application (or CV/ resume) stage. These assessment days are usually designed to look at your competencies.
The airlines will have a list of competencies they want from their cabin crew. You need to make sure your behaviour and personality are a good match.
These will vary, depending on the brand and mission of the airline, but given that the role is pretty similar wherever you work, there will be a lot of similarities.
To help you figure out what competencies your airline are looking for try these places:
Cabin crew perform a very varied role with a lot of responsibility. The competencies which airlines may measure you against include:
Different companies have their own distinct ‘personality’ which you need to consider with every application. Virgin has a very different brand approach to British Airways or Emirates for example; Ryanair has a different ethos to Easyjet. Research online or through their adverts to see what their values and identity is so you can make sure you match well.
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