Becoming a Flight Attendant

by Anushka Arora Skylark Institute of Travel
It is indeed a matter of great pride to fulfill your dreams and choose the profession you desire. Becoming a flight attendant is no small journey and involves lot of hard work. The journey for the same begins right from the time you zero in on your profession. From thereon begins the actual preparation. In an endeavour to help you get on the right track on your journey to become a flight attendant, here is our simple information piece for you. It will help you realize your dreams. 

How to become a flight attendant?

Every success begins with the right kind of knowledge. So to start on the right note, begin by enrolling in a good certificate or diploma program. Such courses are well designed for Air hostess or Flight Attendant aspirants. They will give you the leading knowledge edge. They will equip you with the right credentials to train for the aviation industry. 

To become a flight attendant, you need to have some key capabilities such as the strong physical abilities, pleasing personality, excellent communication skills, customer service knowledge. Some other key aspects of the personality that students need to imbibe are:

Most aviation training institutes know the importance of having a competitive edge in the very challenging world of aviation. They provide you programs that are developed in way so as to meet the regulatory standards set by international bodies. The training centres enhance the knowledge quality of the students while subsequently decreasing their classroom training time.

General Procedures

The general procedure for applying for flight attendants is that Airlines advertise the openings on their websites. They receive a large number of applications from which they shortlist and call the candidates for the interview. Students who are currently pursuing a professional course from a good academy or those who have already passed out of such training academies are given preference during the shortlisting procedure. You are required to clear the interview round. Once you do, you are then on board the airlines that then prepares you for the on-flight journey through rigorous training. 

How to Qualify?

To qualify as a flight attendant differs from one airline to another. Some airlines prefer experience and maturity over youth in their candidates. Other prefer otherwise. Your experience apart from your certificate course could be your entry ticket to the aviation world. 

Airlines particularly look for these very traits in their prospective recruits:

•  Pleasant Manner
•  Good Communication Skills
•  Conscientiousness
•  Team Player Attitude
•  Confidence

Key success ingredients

There are certain quality traits that the airlines put in the category of must-haves. These are slightly more inherent qualities that have stood the test of the time.

1 Empathy

It is one trait that is inherent in a human being and cannot be taught. Either you possess it or you don’t. You should be empathetic not only towards your passengers but also colleagues. When you go for the interview, don’t hesitate to show kindness towards other applicants. Smile. Help.Talk.
2 Customer Service Orientation

During your interview, you will be put through several problem-solving questions. While answering that always keep in mind, ‘customer is always the king’.These questions will test your ability on all the above traits. They will show how good or bad you are when it comes to solving passenger problems. Your answers should focus on solutions that leave customers appreciated, satisfied, and above all, be heard.

So, set your eyes on the target and work towards imbibing the above-mentioned qualities. Nothing can stop you from being successful.

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About Anushka Arora Advanced   Skylark Institute of Travel

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