WIZZ AIR cabin crew recruitment days in March

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low-cost carriers in Central and Eastern Europe,is continuously searching for cheerful, energetic and positive candidates for Flight attendant / Cabin crew positions  for the Central and Eastern European bases.

The cabin crew key responsabilities are :

  • Proper execution of the duties related to the safety of the aircraft (A320/A321) and the passengers
  • Maintain excellent customer service and creating “home atmosphere” on-board of the aircraft
  • Assist passengers who require special attention
  • Sales on-board, and cash handling
  • Punctuality and flexibility
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Keep the aircraft clean and tidy during the flight
  • Be adequatelyrested and properly groomed in order to conduct a flight
  • Performance of all the duties maintaining consistently the highest ethical standards

Requirements:

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Minimum height for ladies 1.65m and for gentleman 1.75m
  • Arm reach of 210cm while standing on tiptoes
  • Minimum high school degree
  • Fluent English both written and spoken, additional CEE language knowledge (either Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovak, Czech, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Georgian, or Bosnian)
  • Valid passport without limitations (minimum 6 months)
  • Tattoos and piercing are acceptable provided they appear on parts of the body that are not visible when wearing uniform.
  • Ability to swim
  • Live or ready to move within 60 minutes of your chosen base and prepared to make this journey every day, at any time of the day
  • Customer service experience will be an advantage
  • Please note that if you wear glasses or contact lenses and your prescription are above +4 or below -4 you are likely to fail the mandatory medical examination

Company offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Stable job in rapidly developing company
  • Friendly and multicultural work environment
  • Career opportunities
  • Complete and free Cabin Crew training
  • Employees and their families and friends have the opportunity to travel with discounted rates and on bonus airline tickets
  • Colorful lifestyle
  • Work is according to a duty roster (schedule) published monthly

The dates and places for recruitment in March are :

Bulgaria

Open Recruitment Day in Sofia

Date: 16th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: NOVOTEL SOFIA, 115N, Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

Date: 27th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: NOVOTEL SOFIA, 115N, Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Open Recruitment Day in Varna

Date: 13th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Swiss-Belhotel Dimyat Varna, 111 Kniaz Boris 1 Boulevard, Varna, 9002, Bulgaria

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Hungary

Open Recruitment Day in Budapest

Date: 24th of March 2018,10:00 A.M.

  Place: Mercure Budapest Korona, Kecskeméti utca 14, 1053 Budapest, Hungary

Date: 28th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Mercure Budapest Korona, Kecskeméti utca 14, 1053 Budapest, Hungary

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Poland

Please note, that you may participate on any of the Open Recruitment Day events to be selected for one of the Base cities you prefer.

 Open Recruitment Day in Gdansk

Date: 14th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: NOVOTEL GDAŃSK MARINA ul. Jelitkowska 20, 80-342 Gdańsk, Polska

Date: 22nd of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

  Place: NOVOTEL GDAŃSK MARINA ul. Jelitkowska 20, 80-342 Gdańsk, Polska

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV (please insert personal data protection disclaimer on it), preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take till late afternoon.

Open Recruitment Day in Katowice

Date: 20th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Novotel Katowice Centrum, al. Roździeńskiego 16, 40-202 Katowice, Poland

Date: 30th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Novotel Katowice Centrum, al. Roździeńskiego 16, 40-202 Katowice, Poland

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV (please insert personal data protection disclaimer on it), preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

  • Cabin Attendants [Lodz base]

 Open Recruitment Day in Łódź for Katowice and Warsaw bases:

Date: 16th of March 2018, 10:00 A.M.

Place: Grand Hotel Łódź, ul. Piotrkowska 72, 90-102 Łódź, Poland

Open Recruitment Day in Warsaw

Date: 16th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Hampton by Hilton Warsaw Airport, Komitetu Obrony Robotników 39F Street, 02-148 Warsaw, Poland

Date: 27th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Hampton by Hilton Warsaw Airport, Komitetu Obrony Robotników 39F Street, 02-148 Warsaw, Poland

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV (please insert personal data protection disclaimer on it), preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Romania

Open Recruitment Day in Bucharest

Date: 27th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Vienna House Easy Airport Bucharest, 283 Calea Bucurestilor, 075100 Otopeni, Romania

 Open Recruitment Day in Sibiu

Date: 30th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Ramada Sibiu Hotel, Strada Emil Cioran nr 2 Sibiu, 550025, Romania

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

United Kingdom

 Open Recruitment Day in Luton

Date: 15th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: ibis Hotel Luton Airport, Luton, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ, United Kingdom

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Date: 16th of March 2018,10:00 A.M.

Place: Manor of Groves Hotel, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 0JU, United Kingdom

Date: 24th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: ibis Hotel Luton Airport, Luton, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ, United Kingdom

Date: 30th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: ibis Hotel Luton Airport, Luton, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ, United

Good luck to all !

How I discovered How to be cabin crew team & courses

When I first found How to be cabin crew on Facebook, I told myself “Oh nice, what’s this?”

I think I checked the whole Facebook page and after that I went on the website. I read the whole website for days, then I thought, ok, I’ll apply for a course, why not? I have nothing to lose. So I made a paypal account and paid my course.

For me was, ROME here I come! First time in Rome, first time in Italy. I was confused, will it help me? Am I made for the job ? Will there be a lot of students?

Saturday, on 9th of July 2016, my course started at 11am. I received a warm welcome from Anca and Georgiana, the lovely How to be cabin Crew team. They were SOOO nice, I felt comfortable immediately.

This course made me very confident also about my English, because English is not my first language, and my dear teacher Anca motivated to trust more in myself. I liked a lot the way she held the classes, how she taught us everything regarding the various interviews with airline companies, how she explained each step, how much attention she paid to each one of us.

She’s a very elegant women, and motivates you to obtain the job. Spending time with her for me was like I was already on the plane.

Now, after the course, I’m more motivated and I am feeling 100% confident. During the course, the word BRAVO of my dear teacher was a real BOOST.

Also, through this course I discovered which are my skills and how to underline them better. I did not know I was creative until I heard this from my teacher.

I would highly recommend this course to every person who wants to make his dream come true => BEING CABIN CREW . I’m sure I will get the cabin crew job soon, and will be soooo proud sending you a picture with me wearing my beautiful uniform.

Thanks a lot,

big hugs and kisses,

Asma

Feedback from our student Asma

Prepare yourself for the upcoming interviews with the big airline companies. Attend our How to be Cabin Crew courses and make a step towards your dream job. Details and registration here.

Our students feedback from our English for Cabin Crew

English for Cabin Crew is a very dearly course because each time our students are coming with a big baggage of emotions, unconfident in their public speaking abilities followed by a lack of fluency in English.After 3 days and almost 30 hours spent together, the magic happens: our students strip their emotions and fears, are more openly and the result amazes me every time. I discover confident people, prepared to face the tasks from an interview with an enormous smile.

A part of our English for Cabin Crew students,  from May 2016, wrote about their experience at our course and we are sharing it with you.

“It is my first course at which I felt I can be myself, that my dreams will become real. It was a course I will always remember, because I learned to excel and to have more confidence in myself.

I learned so many things for a career in aviation, and the atmosphere was incredible.

I will come back with pleasure and interest at the same time, at another course because I felt it was very useful.

Thank you for having the patience needed in order to make me understand the vast information about this job”

Alina

“My darlings,

I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet you and to learn so many useful things from you. When I came here, in the first day, I admit I was a bit tense, thinking the others will make fun of me for the way I speak in public, in English. Due to you now I can say that I succeeded in overcoming my fear of speaking in public, thanks to your interactive games that you coordinated.

I had the chance to use the knowledge that I already had and I managed to learn more and more as the hours passed. You are close to my heart, thank you!

Yours faithfully,

Lavinia S.

“I came back with pleasure to participate at my second course with you and I encountered the same familiar and warming atmosphere. I found out new things, I remembered what I forgot, and now, at the end, I feel the same feeling of “I wish it won’t be over”.

I gained new friendships, which with certainty will continue outside the course and I hope we will hear again soon with good news about a certain “Golden Call”.

Thank you for all.”

Maria

“English for cabin crew was over my expectations. I thought I will learn basic informations about the big airline companies and the aviation vocabulary, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had to face clear, concise situations.

In the first day I barely said 3 lines about me, and half wrong, and when I arrived home, I opened my notebook and I started to do my “homework”, self presentation…I wrote a half of a page. I loved it so much and I consider that after these 3 intense days I remained with a big baggage of information. Many appreciations to our trainer and I will love to come back after a few months, to surprise you in the middle of a course and to tell you how I got my wings.

Thank you so much girls, wish you great success in the future! “

Andreea

English for Cabin Crew course is one of the most amazing experienced I lived. It gave me the opportunity to develop myself, I gained new friends, made me excited and happy that I managed to take part of it.

The knowledge achieved along this course were very useful and interesting, I left these course with much confidence in myself and I think I will succeed in having a beautiful career among the clouds, and all thanks to you! “

Alecsandra D.

“Today, 22.05.2016, the last day a How to be Cabin Crew, I realized that my participation at the English for Cabin Crew course was an excellent idea.

I always had financial and moral support from my mom, but this one was the only thing I chose to do without her “approval”. She helps me financially, but doesn’t want to accept that my life will be in danger flying so much.

At How to be Cabin Crew I felt like in a family. Every day I learned new things.

I considered myself hopeless. With your help and support, I can now say I leave from here happy, impatient and ready for a cabin crew interview.

Thank you,

Ps: #youaretrulyofferingwings  “

Raluca

Prepare yourself for the upcoming interviews with the big airline companies. Come at our How to be Cabin Crew courses and make a step forward towards your dream. Details and registration here. 

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Make sure you have perfect photos for the cabin crew interview

When you fill in the cabin crew application you must attach two types of digital photographs of yourself:

  • One passport-type photograph
  • One full-length photograph

However, when you go to the job interview, you should also have these pictures printed and attached to your resume.

What size should the photographs be?

Usually, each company will specify this on their website, the moment they update the information about the recruiting session. However, most of the times, they require a passport-type photograph (i.e. 3.5 X 4.5 cm) and a full-length one (13 X 18 cm.).

Be sure when you upload these pictures in the on-line application they do not exceed the 500 kB limit and also, they are formatted in the .jpeg type.

Position

  • smile authentically
  • your smile could be either closed or open mouth
  • do not raise your eyebrows
  • make sure your face and your sight are camera-oriented
  • make sure your hands and legs fit the picture
  • do not cross your legs
  • do not wear glasses or colored contact lenses

Tips for taking the photos:

  • the background should be one-color (usually white)
  • sufficiently illuminated pictures are preferred
  • the picture must be taken at your height level
  • the picture must be clear and at a high resolution
  • both photographs should be taken at the same time s o as not to be upsettingly different
  • the full-length photo must show your full body, including the shoes.

In these pictures you can see three former How to be cabin crew students, currently flight attendants at different airlines.

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Dress code

The outfit you take your pictures in should match the one you will be wearing when going to the interview.

Women

  • Deux-pieces black/blue/grey/brown/black green suit.
  • Shirt, preferably a white one or in a light colour (beige, ligt blue, light pink, not trasparent)
  • Knee-length skirt
  • Leg-colored stockings
  • Dark colored High heels, preferably matching the color of the suit
  • Engagement ring, wedding ring, pearl earrings or a small, transparent rock and a small watch
  • If your hair is short, comb it neatly; if your hair is shoulder-length or longer, you need to have a bun
  • Wear natural make-up, appropriate to your color complexion.

Gentlemen

  • Blue, black or dark grey suit, only thin stripes are accepted.
  • Classic, collar, long sleeves shirt, preferably white
  • Simple tie, the color matching the suit
  • Belt, socks and shoes necessarily matching the suit color
  • Attentively polished shoes
  • Short, neat hair
  • The only accepted accessories – wedding ring/engagement ring and watch.

After applying for a job as cabin crew, the photographs you have taken will bear much importance in the recruiting process. They will be shown to the HR department of the company after the Assessment Day. Only after the application form is fully-completed and studied, will the final response be given. Make sure it proves you are the candidate they’ve been looking for!

We’ll be in Rome on 6-7th May! Join our 2 day training course and you will learn everything you need to know to pass the cabin crew interview stages. At the end of the course, you will be fully prepared for the interview with ANY airline. Book your seat now!  

Top 10 Cabin Crew Final Interview Questions

The Final Interview is the last step you need to take while dealing with the recruiters. It may last from just a few minutes (as it is the case of Qatar Airways, when you are given not more than 5 minutes) to 20-30 minutes. It all depends on your discussion with the recruiters, what they are looking for on your CV, your past experience and the way in which you succeed to convince them of your future cabin crew abilities.

The discussion is usually a relaxed one; it’s just you and the recruiters. They will pay close attention to your answers, as well as to your body language. How you will support your opinions, along with your ability to take decisions quickly and give relevant answers will also be noticed.

There are some standard questions posed on the final interview. That does not mean, of course, that the questions will remain the same for each interview, or that the recruiters won’t ask you something specific, according to your own professional experience. You have to be prepared for anything, confident and optimistic during all the interview process.

Here is a list of the most commonly asked interview questions, whose response should be kept in mind:

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
  2. Recall a time when a co-worker was not doing their job. Did you step in, and if so, how?
  3. Why do you want to be a Flight Attendant?
  4. What 3 strengths would you bring to the company?
  5. Tell me a time when you were overwhelmed at work. What happened? What did you do? What was the end result?
  6. Give an example of excellent customer service you provide.
  7. How do you feel about wearing a uniform at work?
  8. Why should we hire you?
  9. Do you want to ask us anything?
  10. Recall a time when you had to handle an unruly customer. How did you resolve the ensuing conflict?

Cabin Crew Final Interview Questions: How to answer?

Stay relevant in everything you say. Don’t give very long answers and always come up with practical examples, relating to your own experience. Be sincere and tell the truth in case you haven’t already found yourself in a certain situation. Don’t interrupt the recruiters and try to maintain a positive atmosphere. When you are done, don’t forget to thank them for their time.

My advice is to have the answers to the questions above prepared in advance (or at least have an idea). Don’t memorize them and don’t try to build perfect answers. Smile as much as you can and try to prove the recruiters that all your qualities recommend you for the position of flight attendant within that airline.

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The cabin crew job interview. How do you impress the recruiters?

Most candidates complain that they do not know exactly what recruiters are looking for, when selecting new employees. True, there is no standard profile or recipe for success when it comes to the interview, but there are some tips that any future cabin crew should consider when applying for this job.

How does a future cabin crew persuade recruiters?

1. Appearance

Details make a difference, and the image of a cabin crew is extremely important because it mirrors the company’s image. So, make sure that for the interview your look flawless ,you respect the dress code and feel comfortable in your clothes. We have already thoroughly described, in one of our articles, the way you should dress for the interview, so you may get your inspiration from there.

2. CV

Your CV should represent you, speak for you and not be too long. During our How to be cabin crew courses, we are reviewing each candidate’s CV so that they don’t encounter any problems at the interview. A well structured, consistent, businesslike CV will make a difference to the recruiters.

3. You already know what answers to give

Questions are somewhat standardised at the interview, so, it’s a good idea to have some ready-made answers, not to be forced to formulate them on the spot, when emotions are already playing tricks on you and make you go out of words. Make a list of potential questions and answers and do not let the recruiters surprise you.

4. Enthusiasm

It’s what you shouldn’t miss for the interview. It’s your main weapon, the one that proves the recruiters how much you want this job. Show them your enthusiasm, be blithe during the interview and no matter how tired you are, do not let that show.

5. Humour and a contagious smile

It is advisable to have humour and a detached approach, without taking it to the extreme. Don’t make bad jokes, but know when to make those around you smile, recruiters included. Smile from the heart and do not forget that “a smile brings a smile”

6. Ask intelligent questions

At the cabin crew final interview, recruiters might request you should ask them something. Make sure you know what you want to ask. Some examples might be:

  • What advice would you give a future cabin crew?
  • What would be, in their opinion, the biggest challenge for a flight attendant?
  • What is the company’s development strategy? (unless they have already been mentioned in the initial presentation of the company)

Good luck, and see you among the clouds!

Join us on an exclusive 4 day training course. We’ll share everything you need to know to pass the cabin crew interview stages, we will edit your perfect CV and take professional pictures for your online application. At the end of the course, you will be fully prepared for the interview. Book your seat now!  

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My experience as Qatar Airways cabin crew

Interview with Niamh Byrne from Irland – former flight attendant

First of all, how did you hear about the cabin crew recruitment and which airlines did you work for?

It was actually a friend’s suggestion, and because I’ve always wanted to travel, I thought why not? I started as cabin crew for Qatar Airways. After 4 years I decide to return home, to Ireland, where I worked as cabin crew for Air Lingus for another 2 years.

How was your life in Qatar as an expat?

Life was very different. I was lucky to be part of a great expat community, which helped. But you need to be very adaptable; to change and understand that you can’t do everything you normally would do at home, in Europe.

How did you feel when you had to stop flying?

I decided to stop flying, because I wanted to get married and be closer to what I called home. At that time I was excited to live a “normal life”, but I really miss flying and all the amazing places I got to see, and I guess regret that decision a bit.

Which was the best part of the cabin crew job?

Flying to all those amazing places that totally surprise you with their beauty! I always thought the best destinations were cities or remote islands, but one of my favorite places to go was Trivandrum (in India). I loved their traditional food and the hotel. It was one of those layovers where I could totally relax.

Was your health affected by all the traveling?

No not so much, you have to get used to working on little sleep, as the hours are a bit hectic. However, I found it easy to adapt and once I did, there were no problems.

Do you still keep in touch with your friends that you made around the world?

Yes! I keep in touch with a lot of friends from when I work “in the skies” and it’s amazing to see where we have all ended up. Living away from home, your friends become your family and only those flying really understand the lifestyle and experiences. So, it’s great to still have them in my life. I’m very grateful!

What are you doing at the moment, are you still in the Customer Service field?

I work as the merchandising manager at a John Deere dealership in Canada at the moment. All my experience in Customer service and sales from flying have opened many doors for me and given me great experience.

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How to dress for the flight attendant interview?

At the flight attendant interview, airlines ask candidates to present themselves in business attire. Recruiters pay very much attention to the physical appearance of each candidate, especially since we are talking about a job based largely on your look.

The flight attendants are the company’s image. Their attire must always be impeccable, from top to bottom: hairstyle, makeup, uniform, shoes. Another key issue that you must take in consideration is the attitude. You must have the proper attitude when you’re up in the clouds or back at the airport with your team. Passengers expect, in addition to a perfect look, that you show empathy, kindness, hospitality, sense of humor and generally that you are opened and always ready to crack a smile.

Recruiters seek all the things mentioned above in the candidates they interview. It’s easy for a recruiter, only at first sight, to determine whether or not you’re up for such a job. Therefore the first impression is crucial at the interview. Until you can charm them with your attitude, or impress them with your knowledge and English skills you must pass the “visual”. The way you look is what recruiters evaluate first. Therefore, all the information you can find on our website and at our preparatory courses (where we talk about “grooming”) highlights the interview attire. It has to be perfect!

Flight attendant interview attire for women

Blazer

A plain blazer (without patterns or stripes), in the same color as the skirt. Make sure the blazer is not too tight or outsized, so it appears as if you had borrowed it from your best friend. Find one that fits you well and compliments your appearance.

Shirt

Choose a shirt matching the outfit you wear: white, beige or blue, depending on the color of the skirt and blazer. If your shirt is see-through, make sure you wear a top underneath, so that the bra is not visible. Also, regarding the bra, wear white or nude and avoid the ones in electric or strong colors. Low necklines or unbuttoned shirts more than 1.2 buttons are not accepted.

Skirt

Our recommendation is to wear a knee length skirt (optimum length to mid-knee, right above the knee, not over the knee). The skirt should be just a bit loose (avoid pencil skirt style) in a neutral color: black, navy, gray or brown. Before the interview you should test how the skirt looks like when you sit down so as not to wrinkle too much or show too much skin.

Stockings / tights

If you go to the interview, you really need to wear tights, even if it is summer. It’s very important to choose nude tights, not black or other colors. Also in the day of the interview, it’s good to have an extra pair with you, in case you need it.

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Makeup

Search online for the best source of inspiration – flight attendants’ photos. Start your makeup with concealer and foundation to even out your skin tone and texture. As a final touch, you can choose a blush and red or nude lipstick.It is advisable to choose a lipstick rather than a lipgloss. It gives you a more serious and professional look.

It’s advisable to avoid “smokey eyes” or cosmetics in metallic colors, as well as too much blush and mascara.

Do not forget about your manicure and pedicure also. Nails should be of medium size, covered with nail polish in neutral colors. Avoid harsh, false nails or strong colors.

The golden rule “less is more” is what you must remember particularly when it comes to make up!

Hair

The rule is like this: if hair length exceeds shoulder line, you should style it in a bun or in a French twist. If you hair is shorter than your shoulder line, then make sure you style it as neatly as possible, eventually use some simple hairclips if it comes into your face. If wearing bangs, then it must not exceed your eyebrow line.

Accessories

A chic scarf matching your outfit can bring a “flight attendant” touch to your look. You can wear the scarf around the neck, with a single or double knot. Also, be careful regarding jewelry, not more than one ring per hand, without chains or bracelets. In terms of earrings, choose some small, not exceeding earlobe, stones or pearls. Your watch must be small, with leather strap or metal. Avoid rhinestones or other applications, and plastic accessories.

Shoes

Must be stilettos, not very high, rather a pair of comfortable ones that are classy, in which you can easily walk and stand. Heads Up! Do not wear heels higher than 7-8 cm. NOT recommend: sandals, platformsm peep-toe shoes with straps or dancers shoes. Also, choose neutral colors like black, gray or navy.

Purse

A purse will complete your entire look. Choose one that’s simple, medium size (no envelope, no oversize bag), elegant (with handles or strap) without other applications, chains or stones.

Flight attendant interview attire for men

Suit

The interview, men can wear a navy blue suit, black or dark gray. The suit should be good quality fabric that will not wrinkle too easily.

Shirt

White or a light color, perfectly ironed. If you wear cufflinks, you can wear them for the interview, they are classy and elegant.

Tie

Wear a simple, plain or colored, but not too strident or with patterns.

Accessories

Black belt, black shoes (highly polished) and black socks.

Necessarily to be shaved and to have a fresh, bright and neat attire.

A classic timeless piece would be welcome to complete your look.

No other jewelry in addition to wedding ring, if necessary.

An elegant suitcase for your documents would also be a plus for the overall outfit.

 images source: How to be cabin crew students

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What is an Open Day?

When it comes to the recruiting process, the airlines – especially the Arabic ones – organize both Assessment Days and Open Days. Which are the differences between them and which ones should you attend in order to boost your chances of getting a job as a flight attendant? We will try to clear away the misunderstandings and make it easier for you to make your dream come true.

Open Days

These are informing sessions which you can attend in order to get acquainted with the background of the company, with the work environment and, also, with the specific expectations of the company. Not only will you learn more about the city where the company’s headquarter is, their destinations and their long-term development plans, but you will also find out what the flight attendant position implies, what staying in that city is all about, all these first-hand, from one of the company’s employees.

Who can attend the Open Day event?

Anyone can attend the Open Day event, with or without an official invitation from the airline. Registration before the event might be available, but this does not mean that you must register.

Dress-code: business attire

The ladies should be wearing a skirt suit, nude stockings, high heels and natural make-up. As for the haircut, if the hair is shoulder-length or longer, you should pull it in a bun. Otherwise, it should be as neat as possible. The gentleman should also wear a business suit, a shirt and a tie, a black, polished pair of shoes and short, neat hair.

How long will the Open Day event be?

The time the Open Day starts will be announced on the company’s website. If you want to be on the safe side, try to arrive at least 30 minutes earlier. Word is, if you are late you will be asked to leave, which is kind off understandable. If you are late for the interview, you will surely be late for the flights also.

What will happen at an Open Day, exactly?

First, you will watch some short movies which will help you familiarize yourself with the company’s atmosphere and with the city where you’re about to relocate to. There will also be a Q&A session, which will give you the opportunity to show yourself interested and motivated by asking questions – through which you will try to find out as many things as possible about the company/the position/the city etc. All these information can also help you in your final interview with the recruiters, when they may ask you what do you know about the company.

Documents

In most cases, you will have to prepare the resume, one passport-type photograph and a full-length one. Qatar Airways will also ask you to scan the first page of your passport and Etihad Airways will ask you to present your registration form, together with the other documents we have already mentioned.

You will be asked to hand in the resume, the photographs and the registration form. Afterwards, you will take the height test – you must reach 2.12 m (for Emirates and Qatar Airways) or 2.1 m (for Etihad Airways), barefoot, raising your hand. The employer might ask you some questions regarding the information written in your resume and you will be given a reference number.

What happens next?

After this, you might be asked to wait patiently until they call you in, or you might as well be sent home to wait for an invitation to the Assessment Day. Rest assured, both these options imply you having made the short list. Good job!

!Be aware of the fact that an Open Day might bring together as many as 1000 candidates. The ample perspective might not be that great, since there will always be candidates unaware of the dress code or the application requirements. Therefore, it will be difficult to stand out from the crowd – all of you will have the same amount of chances of getting the job. Your resume should, therefore, be outstanding!

Furthermore, you might find yourself waiting in line for 10 or more hours until you can file in your portfolio. So be pacient, stay positive and smile a lot! 🙂

What is an Assessment Day?

An Assessment Day is a very complex process. It can last one or two days, and has many levels you need to pass through in order to reach the final interview. After each level, there is an elimination round. The ground rule is: succeed and go further in the process; fail and go home.

Who can attend an Assessment Day?

Anyone who has filled in the on-line application and has been shortlisted by the company can attend an Assessment Day. Also, successful candidates from the Open Day will be invited for the AD.

What to wear for Assessment Day?

Each time you go to an interview your attire should be flawless. In this specific case, you should make sure you match the company’s concept. By correlating your outfit with the airline’s uniform, you will make it easier for the employer to see you as a part of their team.

How long will it last?

In most cases, the Assessment Day starts at 9 am and is over by 6 pm. Try to arrive on time, if not some minutes earlier. Do not let the anxiety and nervousness take control. You should remember it’s only you who can prove you are the best candidate for the position. So, pull yourself together and show the recruiters you deserve the job.

Also, it is advised you eat and sleep well before the interview. You can bring some snacks with you and you can eat during the breaks, if you feel like it. 

The recruiting process

First, all the candidates will be gathered in a room where the recruiters will make a short presentation of the company. Pay attention, be interested and courious. Don’t talk, text or look bored!

Afterwards you will be asked to hand in your resume and other documents. The recruiter may ask you 1 or 2 questions like “How do you feel”, “Why did you choose this airline”, Why do you want to be a flight attendant?”

English Test

You will be given a Basic English Test. It can come with multiple choice questions and possibly an essay. If you have a medium level of English, you won’t have a problem.

Reach test

You will be asked to remove your shoes, raise yout arm to maximum while on tip-toes. You need to reach 2,12 m (for Emirates & Qatar Airways) and 2.1 (for Etihad Airways). You can take off your jacket if you need more room to stretch.

An elimination round can take place after this part. Keep your smile with you 🙂

Group exercise

As remaining candidates, you will be divided in groups and will be assigned with a task. You will have a certain amount of time (5-10 minutes), and afterwards you will be asked to present the solution you came up with as a team. There are no wrong or correct answers. The recruiters want to know if you are a team player, especially with people that you have just met.

Another round of elimination will follow. Remain relaxed and smile a lot!

Final interview

Remaining candidates will be invited to attend the final interview, which can take place that day or the day after. This final step might take the form of a classic one-on-one interview or a two-on-one interview – i.e. 2 recruiters, 1 candidate.

Possible Final Interview Questions at Assessment Day:

  • How long were you employed with your last employer?
  • Do you enjoy flying?
  • How do you handle stress well on the job?
  • How long are you willing to work with us?
  • Describe a time when you had a conflict with a coworker – how did you handle it?
  • Do you enjoy serving people?

Good luck!