Diana and her motivation to become Cabin Crew

I couldn’t even know how to start Diana’s story. I admit that in the moment I read what I wrote I felt very happy, because I’ve never known her motivation of becoming a Flight Attendant. Just now, almost 10 months after I met her, I found out the real reason why she wanted to prepare with us and why she fought so hard to become a Cabin Crew. I let you read her story, it’s a sincere one and truly emotional.

“I know that most people want a career in aviation due to the desire of travelling the world, having a fulfilling life, in which no other day is the same as the next one. I will be honest, I wished to become a flight attendant due to financial motives. Yes, I admit, I arrived at a point in my life where my actual job offered few financial perspectives, and the situation from home wasn’t so pink. I had two parents closed to retiring, a bank loan and a long list of things that were asking rapidly to be resolved. I know, doesn’t sound so optimistic, but this were the real reasons in that moment. I woke up alone in the situation of holding the financial situation of my family, concerned in the same time for the present and the future of my parents. For me, my family is extremely important and it’s the motor that keeps me alive. And with my ‘fabulous’ salary which permitted me to live decent in Bucharest, I knew I didn’t have something to offer.

So I had to brace up and I thought what I can do. Two of my best friends were already Flight Attendants for an airline company in the Middle East and I knew how much they won, what monthly salary enters in their pockets, what expenses they have, and how much they get to save every month. One of them already made a bank credit of 20.000 euros from a bank in UAE (credit obtained relatively easy, installment credit for 3 years, without any rate of interest), with want she wanted to start a small family business, in Romania.

I thought to follow their example, mostly from a financial perspective, not especially for the glamorous life, full of travels and luxury. I didn’t know anything about this domain, I knew only that I wanted to go to one interview and to pass it, to not arrive in the situation to apply over and over again in order to be accepted. I admit, I sometimes put a big pressure on myself and I want performance more than anything. Therefore, in a few weeks, I made my homework about what will I do in order to pass successfully the interview with an airline company.

On the 13th, in a Wednesday, I registered to How to be Cabin Crew preparation course. I laughed and I said I will confront my bad luck, due to being on the 13th. I admit, I thought 3 weeks before making this step: to go, to not go, what if I pay 350 euros and I don’t get hired, what will I do? I admit, I was a little bit skeptical, again from financial reasons. My mother told me direct: “Diana, if you don’t take any risk, you will not win. So go, invest money in your preparation, and after you have the chance to have a salary 10 times higher.” It had sense what my mother told me, to I bet 350 euros + a new suit for the interview, following that today, when I write this text, to have a salary around 2500 euros monthly, approximately 8 times higher, exactly like my mother said.

I don’t know if I can put into words what I experienced/learned at your preparation course. It was probably the most beautiful experience before starting my aviation career. Just my first flight as Cabin Crew succeeded to dethrone this experience. Even if I wouldn’t succeed for the first time, I felt that I truly invested in my personal development, and everything that I learned in those 4 days would have had helpful for anywhere I would go. I understood what my strong points are and what are my minuses, I learned to construct my personal presentation in order not to remain in anonymous, I tested my English vocabulary in a serious of situations more and more difficult and challenging, and most importantly, I had in front of me an example of a strong person, which succeeded to have a beautiful career in aviation. Our trainer had 10 years of experience at Qatar Airways and 2 years’ experience as a recruiter. I admit, I was inspired by her story, her determination to fight for a job like this, how she succeeded to make a career out of this and how she knows to be close to her students and to offer them the best there is. When I arrived home in the afternoon, after 8-10 hours at the course, I stayed with my mother another 2 hours to tell her what I learned, about the task I had to take, about my colleagues, and my face was always full of joy. I finally found myself, I discovered how beautiful it is to work in a team and to do what motivates me. In those 4 days I simply got my wings and I had so much confidence in myself.

Georgiana, one of the girls from How to be Cabin Crew team, told me from the first day “you have the cabin Crew lipstick, you look amazing” and I knew I blushed like a kid. I wouldn’t know how to thank Anca and Georgiana for the passion they put in this project and for the way in which they get attached to us. The girls have something special (and I think every student can confirm this), and with my confession I hope that both will understand (at least a part) the immense joy they brought in me and how grateful I am for what they have done.

After almost 8 months of flying, I overcome all my financial fears and permanent concerns towards the future. Not only because I have a salary that gives me confidence and makes me smile when I read my statement account, but because today I got so much confidence in myself that nobody could take that away from me. I know if I will start again from 0, I would have the strength to get over any obstacle and to stand straight. Aviation is a domain that teaches you how to be a winner.

Courage darlings, the future has big plans for each one of us!”

Diana

 

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Impressions from our last Cabin Crew Interview preparation course in Rome

On 8-9 October 2016, How to be Cabin Crew team organized the second cabin crew interview preparation course in Italy, Rome. We had 2 days of intensive preparation, which offered us the opportunity to meet amazing students, with an enormous desire to learn a lot about the Cabin Crew position and also to get their wings as soon as possible.

We had students from Germany, Italy, Cameron, Philippines and Romania and during the 2 days we tried to create the most beautiful and motivating learning experience for our students. The feedback received at the end of our course made us realize that we succeeded to make our students feel more confident and ready to fly among the clouds.


Georgiana and me went to Rome on 5th of October and we enjoyed 2 days off before the course started. We wandered the streets of Rome, we ate lots of pasta, pistachio gelato (my favorite) and coconut gelato (Georgiana’s favorite), we celebrated together one more year in my life (on 6 October was my birthday) and took advantage of all the beauties this cities has to offer.

Most of times, we are working from Monday to Monday, so whenever we have a day off for ourself we try to take fully advantage of it.

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But let me tell you about the course and the beautiful experience we had preparing students of different nationalities and backgrounds. We were lucky because our students had an advanced level of English, so we had a fluent and extremely friendly conversation. At each course, our students become gradually our friends and dear people that I try to motivate every day to be better, to have more confidence in them and to aim as high as possible. Our students in Rome already had customer service experience, so the process of learning was extremely easy, each one understanding rapidly how they have to approach the clients/passengers and to solve the situations in which the recruiters could put them through in order to prove their customer service abilities.

We exercised together the stages of an airline interview, public speaking techniques, English tests and lots of games to stimulate their creativity and critical thinking. We laughed and learned a lot and we made sure our students will leave the place much more prepared for an airline interview, more positive and self confident.

I am very grateful for each course and for the people I have the chance to meet and I am very happy we manage to expand our courses all over Europe. And I truly believe that this is only the beginning.

I leave here one of the feedbacks received after our course, from Maecy Villegas, our student from Philippine, based in Milan:

”Dear Anca,

I have learned a lot from you and my colleagues during these two days of course. I would like to thank you for this amazing opportunity. I am more confident now because I know I am prepared and ready to spread my wings.

You were so nice to us and I felt really comfortable during your classes. Not only that I learned a lot, but I also had fun. I had the chance to meet new friends and a mentor (you!). This course is one of the best things I’ve ever done because it gives me a little more sparks to shine. I am thankful for your help and your advice and I will always keep them on my mind and try to follow them as much as I can.

You encouraged me to always give the best of me in every challenge I will be facing in my life. You became one of my heroes and the image of success that will inspire me in my career.

Thank you,

Maecy”

See you in the sky!

Anca

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Cabin Crew interview preparation course in Rome: May, 6-7

How to be Cabin Crew team will host a two day intensive training in Rome, this May. Our course will prepare you for the various Cabin Crew application and interview stages with major airline companies, ensuring you are successfully recruited as Cabin Crew.

You dream of being a flight attendant, but do you know how to become one?

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• Self presentation – how to stand out from the crowd 

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• Team work – how to deal with group exercises

• Body language 

• Group activities – practice, not theory! 

• Final interview simulation

• Interview Q & A’s

• Individual feedback for each student

 

WHEN: Rome, 6-7th May 2017

WHERE: Rome, Trastevere English School, Viale di Trastevere 108

WHAT: How to be Cabin Crew 2 day intensive training

PRICE: 250 EUR / 2 day course

 

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