“I think the key is the smile”
We met Ana Maria in April 2016, at our How to be Cabin Crew course. She won the How to be Cabin Crew scholarship and she had the opportunity to join our students who catch their wings. Ana Maria came with a big smile on her face and ready to learn as much as possible, from the first day. We loved her attitude and we knew from that moment that she will receive her wings very quickly. This is what happened after a short time after our course has ended, because at the end of April she came to Bucharest to attend an airline interview and she passed all the stages.
When did you think about the idea of becoming a Cabin Crew and what was hidden behind this decision?
Over a year I read daily each amazing article you are posting on your website. For me it seemed always an amazing job. I saw myself in this posture and easily, I started to wish to make a real step towards becoming a Flight Attendant. My life seemed to have a different path, but as always, things clear up and my steps took me to the first airline interview a few months later.
How was for you the interview? How many candidates were there, how many remained for the final interview?
The interview was very well organized, strict, and the company’s expectations were very high. There were almost 150 candidates. It lasted two days, and we remained only 13 people for the final interview. I can say that were two days full of emotions and beautiful feelings, which seemed to have been very productive.
Have you applied for another airline company?
My first interview was the successful one. I waited for the positive answer a few months. During this time, I continued to apply to other companies from the Middle East. Even if the interviews have almost the same structure, the companies are always looking for different typologies. I can surely say that from each interview you are learning new things, and these experiences are always helpful.
You received a How to be Cabin Crew scholarship. How do you think our course has helped you?
The scholarship received from you was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. I learned a lot of useful things, I understood more clearly what this job meant, and the most important thing is that your feedback has helped me to feel more confident in myself. Thank you very much.
In your opinion, which is the biggest challenge for a Flight Attendant?
I think the most difficult thing is to be far away from your family and the loved ones. It is not easy to miss all the important things that happen in their lives.
Tell me what are the 3 most important qualities a candidate should display at the interview, based on your experience?
I think a friendly attitude is extremely important, but also to have confidence in you. As well, a big pleasant and warm smile is a must. Anyway, I think the key is the smile.
How will you spend your last days in Romania? Do you have some special plans? You will work during this period?
I wish to spend my last days in Romania with my family, to see my friends and to relax. I have a few more days at work, after that, I will start easily to pack my bags. Now I see each day different and I wish to profit as much as I can of these days.
A message for How to be Cabin Crew team
I wish with all my heart that you will continue to do the same amazing job you are doing at every course, to make every student happy with everything they are learning and also to show them your beautiful attitude and smiles. You are truly an amazing team. The 4 days spent with you were an incredible experience for which I will always be grateful. A big kiss from me!