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.

I attended the last Qatar Airways interview? When can I apply again?

This is the question we receive almost daily from you. What do you do if at failed the last Qatar Airways interview and now you want to apply again? Do you have to wait for 6 months or not?

Usually, Qatar Airways does not apply the famous “6 months rule” used by the Arabic airline companies such as Emirates or Etihad Airways. This rules says that if you failed an interview with these airlines you are banned from applying again for 6 months.

At Qatar Airways this rule of 6 months does NOT apply. This means that you can reapply anytime, if you didn’t succeed on the first time.

By example, it happened that Qatar Airways came to recruit in a certain weekend in one city in Italu and the following weekend in another city. We had students that went to the recruitment day in Rome, and didn’t pass the CV drop, but the next weekend went to Milan and managed to reach the final interview.

You can go in any country that you prefer for an interview. We had students that passed the final interview in Sofia, München or Milan. It is up to you where do you choose to go for an interview and what you think it suits you best.

I will give a hint: in Germany there arențy so many candidates for the Cabin Crew position. In addition, the English language is a strong point in this country. You can be lucky and go for an interview in Germany and see that, despite other coutries in Europe such as Italy, Serbia or Romania, where the applications are around some hundreds, there the competition to be maximum 20-40 persons. It can be a plus for you.

Therefore, there is NO 6 months rule at Qatar Airways. You can go anytime, the important thing is to be very well prepared, to have confidence in yourself and a pinch of luck.

Fingers crossed!

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

5 mistakes you should avoid in you cabin crew application

When an airline company is having a recruitment event and How to be Cabin Crew team announces this information on our website and Facebook page, we receive dozens of emails with CV and photos from candidates. Most times we are looking over the documents received and send back feedback.

We made a list with the most frequent mistakes we find in a future cabin crew application:

  • Emailing people who don’t have anything to do with the recruitment process

In each article that announces a new recruitment we are mentioning the exact way in wich you can apply; if you have to fill in an online form we are mentioning the link, if you have to send your documents at a certain email address, we are specifying it. Read carefully all the information and send your application according to that.

  • Unprofessional email addresses

An email address like firstname.lastname@… is preferred most instead of addresses like free4love@…, blackpather@… What company (and not only in aviation) you think will let their clients on the hands of a person which uses this kind of addresses in an official way?

Also, in the sender box use the formula First Name Last Name, not writing Hello Kitty or ROBOCOP. I will think 3 times before opening an email from BOOP-BUP-BOOF or Red Riding Hood received on wings@howtobecabincrew.com . Who is Boop-bup-boof and why does Red Riding Hood wants to become a flight attendant?

  • Email written in your native language

The recruiters are most of the times foreigners. Every time you are sending your CV on email towards an airline company compose a text in English and don’t forget to double check it to be correct.

  • Unprofessional photos attached to your CV

A big NO to selfies, photographs made in front of your house, at the beach,on vacation or on your sofa. Photos in your night gown, in the club, and the list may go on. A friend of mine working as a recruiter told me some time ago he received a CV for a secretary job and the candidate attached a photo in her wedding dress. Do you think he bothered to look over the CV?

In this case, a professional photo means to have a one color background, preferably white or blue, and to wear business attire. (Jacket, white shirt, skirt-women/ trousers- men, shoes for the suite.)

  • Wrong CV

The CV has to be written in English. Make sure it is concise, relevant and no longer than 1-2 pages. If you need help with building a perfect cabin crew CV, our team can help you. Read more details about

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Online interview at Flydubai

Because we received so many questions from you in the last few days on this subject, we are coming with more details about the online steps through which the candidates for a cabin crew position at Flydubai will need to pass.

The online interview at Flydubai

Before participating at an face to face interview with the recruiters from Flydubai, the candidates need first to pass a series of online tests.

  1. Online application:

You need to fill out a form, sent your photos and your CV and wait for a response from the company.

  1. Online testing :

If you passed the online application screening, you will receive an email from Flydubai, in which you are invited to pass an online interview.  This is divided in 4 tasks and lasts approximately 40 minutes:

Task 1: you have 3 sentence  and 6 points that you need to distribute according to the importance you give to each sentence.

Task 2: you have 8 minutes and a series of English texts, followed by an affirmation about the text. Your task is to verify which affirmation is true or which one is false. Your time is short, so you have to move quickly.

Task 3: You have 4 minutes to choose the correct synonym for each word from a long list and another 4 minutes in which you have to fill in the missing word.

Task 4: Logic test- you will have to choose the geometrical figure that doesn’t meet the rules from a series of drawings.

  1. Filmed Interview:

If you successfully passed the tasks from above, in approximately one week you will receive an invitation for an online interview, in front of the webcam, but without having someone on the other side of the screen. You must dress as if you were meeting with the recruiters face to face. The online interview is composed of 4 questions:

  1. Describe yourself and your work experience
  2. Why do you wish to work for Flydubai
  3. What it means for you customer service
  4. If you want to add anything else that you thing is relevant for your application.

For each question you have 2 minutes, and for the last one, only one. In addition, you have one minute for each question to think about the answer.

If you have passed this round, you will get an official invitation from the company for the LIVE interview, face to face with the recruiters.

Good luck! See you among the clouds!

You can prepare for the upcoming interviews by attending our two day intensive training in Rome on 9-10 July. Find more information about the course here. 

Interview process at Etihad Airways

One of our How to be Cabin Crew students who managed to reach the final interview and now is a happy Flight Attendant for Etihad Airways, told us how the recruitment day passed, step by step, and how she interacted with the recruiters the entire day.

Stages of Etihad Airways interview

The interview from Etihad Airways was one of the pleasant one’s from those at which I participated till now( I participated at Qatar Airways and Emirates interview) and I do not say this only because I managed to reach the final interview, but because the recruiters were extremely nice. They were 5 recruiters, 4 women, including a Romanian, named Valentina, and a French guy, Nicholas all dressed in Etihad Airways uniform (they were so ravishing). We were around 150 candidates present at the Assessment Day!

The day started the same as at Qatar Airways and Emirates interviews, we gave out our CV with the passport photo and they asked us one or two questions. I gave my CV to the French interviewer and he asked me what I am working at the moment, if I like what I am doing and why I have chosen Etihad Airways. Then next the reach test followed, touching the 210 cm limit, and I passed with no problems. We gathered all around and after all of us passed through the first task, the recruiters told us how the day will go.

The first task (or the second one, if you take in account the CV drop) was the English test, multiple choice, very easy from my perspective. Then followed the task where we received a question and we had to answer to it, probably they wanted to test our spontaneity. My question was very easily: What superpower would you like to have?. Nice, right? Other examples are: If you were a president what law would you change? or With which feminine character in history would you want to have dinner?. After the questions, they put us a movie to watch, about the town and the company, presented by Valentina and Nicholas. They were very funny, made jokes, asked questions, and of course, responded to our curiosities.

Next there was a break around 40 minutes and then followed by the first eliminations. They called some names, mine was among them and they asked us to take our stuff and to leave the room. We were the successful ones. I think after the eliminations we remained around 50. The next step was the group task, where we were divided into groups of 6 persons and each group had a supervisor, different from the one who asked us questions at the first task, so each candidate managed to be evaluated by all the recruiters. At this task, was the best moment to put in practice what I studied at How to be Cabin Crew course, I put in practice the recommended steps and that was how I successfully passed it. For the final interview, we remained only 30 persons, 12 had to take the interview the same day and the rest were scheduled the next day, me as well. I chose to have the interview the next day because I was extremely tired.

About the final interview, I don’t know what to say. Discussing with other girls I noticed that I was the only one with almost no working experience, this thing got me discouraged. Probably, I was the youngest one from the group. The interview duration was short, like 10 minutes. They asked me typical questions at which, probably, everybody responded almost the same: What it’s your opinion about the fact that you have to share an apartment with the other girls or what is your opinion about being relocated? The recruiters were very nice, one of them, I think her name was Elizabeth, wrote what I was saying, and Nicholas asked me questions.

In conclusion, everything worked smoothly over all, but I think that you need also a lot of luck to be a cabin crew. It matters much what is your mood that they, to detach yourself from everything, and never let yourself down if you are rejected.

Good luck, hope to see you among the clouds!

You can prepare for the upcoming interviews by attending our two day intensive training in Rome. Find more informations about the course here.

Qatar Airways cabin crew

Interview process at Qatar Airways

One of the students who attended our course, How to be Cabin Crew, reached the final interview and told us, step by step, how each task went and what the attitude of the recruiters was, the entire interview.

Qatar Airways Tasks

“The recruiting started around 9 o’clock AM, as they announced in the precedent day at the moment we submitted our CV. There were 2 recruiters, very friendly, one from Malaysia and one from Poland. They let us enter the room and each of us was called individually to receive a sticker with the number we had at the Assessment and our names, then they explained how the day will go, what tasks we will have and so on.

1. English test

The day started with the first task, the English test, a relatively simple one. It was composed of 3 exercises (the first- we had to read a text then to answer to some questions, the second was a grammar exercise where we had to choose the right answer, and the last one was a text where we had to fill in the missing words). On the side of this exercises we also had to write an essay, on different themes like: the etic at the workplace, what are our qualities and so on.

2. Reach test + picking a note

The English test was followed by a 45 minutes break and then we were called back in the room where the recruiters called the names of the ones who did not pass the first task. They weren’t that many, around 10-15. Then followed the next task were we had to go, each of us, in a different room where we did the reach test and then they asked us if we have any birth marks or tattoos. After that, the recruiters told us to pick a note from the table (some had to choose between geometrical forms, others had colors). I had to choose a color from the ones that appeared on the note. Another round of eliminations followed after this task, but the reason for it I think nobody understood. The recruiters said that this elimination will be based on our CV, on the English knowledge and the first impression. What was true or not of this, I do not know.

3. Public speaking task

After the last elimination we remained around 55-60 persons (maximum) who got to the next step. Initially, they said that it would be a group task, but after the break it appeared they had changed their minds.
When we entered the room, after the break, they told us that because we remained that many it would be impossible for them to do the group task, so they changed it and we had to choose another ticket and to speak in front of the room (at the microphone) about the theme written on the note. The themes were different for each of us (some examples: How do you transmit your good disposition to the people around you? If you had any superpower, what would that be and why? What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? What was your biggest achievement till know? )

4. Final interview

After the third task we remained around 40 persons who managed to reach the final interview. Before the final interview the recruiters presented the company, how is life in Qatar, they gave us some documents to fill in, and then one by one we went to the final interview. This lasted around 10 minutes each, time in which the recruiters looked over our documents, we filled in what was missing and that was all. From which I understood, some of us had to answer some questions about customer service, from their experience. I didn’t receive any question. That was how the day passed, the recruitment day being finished around 10 PM.”

These were the Qatar Airways tasks at the interview in Bucharest, an interview that lasted more than 12 hours for the candidates that managed to be selected for the final interview. The speaking task in front of the other candidates, on the microphone, confirmed once again the crucial importance of knowing the techniques of public speaking by the candidates, an aspect on which we put a great accent at our courses How to be Cabin Crew. A future cabin crew needs to know how to speak and argue freely in front of an audience, to not have emotions when he/she give a speech and manage to control his/hers body language in those moments.

*the whole interview happened in English

We hope that this information will be useful for the next Qatar Airways recruitment and I hope you fulfill your dreams to fly, as quickly as possible. Do not forget that information means power and preparation is essential before any interview.

You can prepare for a cabin crew carrier by attending our two day intensive training in Rome on 9-10 July. Find more information about the course here.