Have a lovely Monday everybody 🙂
A new week has started, and I feel myself happy and excited! The sun is shining, I have no much work to do (that’s why I am blogging from the office 😀 ) and I have facial treatment appointment in the afternoon, haha!
So let me give you some advice for your cabin crew final interview. It is a huge result to get there, but the job is not guaranteed yet.
Prepare, prepare, prepare!
This is very important, no one should go to any job interview without preparation! I was lucky enough to won a scholarship at flight attendant central, which can be very useful for those who don’t know where to start the preparation or wish to get all the tips and information from one source. E-books are very useful as well.
I would suggest you to collect as many possible questions as you can (you can find them in blogs, forums, e-books) and try to give them your personal answers. Have a look at your CV, your detailed experiences and try to collect at least 1-2 tough situations you have ever experienced during every single jobs you had. Make sure that they have a positive outcome with good solution. Also try to focus on team work, how you had cooperated with your colleagues and it is almost 100% sure, that the recruiter is going to ask about disagreements or tensions you have ever had with your co-workers. No one would believe that you had never had any conflicts with them, so do not say you have never been in a similar situation!
Make sure you have all the documents you need or at least most of them. Although you are going to have 7 additional days to send them the missing documents, I think it is a plus if you already have everything they need.
Now this is your chance to strive for the perfect cabin crew look! As I have previously writen, you don’t need to have this absolute look during the assessment day, but for the final, it is a must! Wear a bun, full-make up, long skirt, pretty blouse and heels of course! Honestly I didn’t apply red lipstick – or any other lipstick – again, because I didn’t want it to make my lips dry while I was talking. Not wearing it simply made me more comfortable :).
The STAR method
While you are giving your answers to the recruiter, you need to give her specific details about the situation you are talking about and a good solution ass well.
I wouldn’t suggest you to come up with stories which had never happened to you. All the rectuiters are very experienced and professional, they would immediately notice whenever you are lying. You are going to be in a stressful situation, so you could not even make a good lie! Do not risk your chance with this stupid mistake. If something has really never happened to you, be honest and tell her. Share your idea, what would you do in that situation, what outcome would you strive for.
Mind your answers
The golden rule for any job interviews is to never complain about your previous jobs, bosses or colleagues. Even if you did not get on well with any of them, don’t mention it to the recruiter. They are looking for someone who is ready to work together with any kind of people. If you get any questions, never say “I don’t know” you always have to come up with a good answer. That is why the preparation is very important :).
I have heard a story about this; when someone couldn’t give answer for a question, the recruiter said “Think harder”, which is quite embarrassing! I would never want myself to get into a situation like this one.
Don’t forget to smile all the time! Try to make yourself relaxed and calmed, I promise it won’t be hard, because the recruiters are very friendly and kind, they do everything to try to make you feel good. Have a good posture, sit straight and do not put your elbows onto the table. I was constantly smiling and the recruiter even noticed that I seem to be a positive, smiling person.
To sum up everything, the most important thing is to be natural, smiling, have a good and positive attitude, be honest and you will be fine!
IMPORTANT NOTE: MY POSTS ARE MY PERSONAL VIEWS. THEY DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF MY COMPANY.