“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!

We prepare you to pass any airline interview:

If you want to have a broad overview of the role and duties of cabin crew, airline companies profiles, stages of each airlines’s interview and how to pass them, we are waiting for you at our 4 days intensive course. We make your perfect cabin crew CV & pictures, we help you gain confidence and learn how to speak in public, so you will have a flawless performance at your cabin crew interview. Details and registration here.

Qatar Airways is hiring cabin crew in Rome this March

Qatar Airways is organising an Open Day recruitment event in Rome, on 11th of March.

Qatar Airways requirements

To be part of their winning team, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • Minimum arm reach of 212 cms on tip toes
  • Minimum high school education with fluency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent health and fitness
  • Willingness to relocate to Doha, Qatar
  • Outgoing personality with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a multinational team.

 

The Event: ROME
Venue:   RADISSON BLU HOTEL ROME – Via Filippo Turati, 171 – 00185 Rome, Italy
Date:      11th March 2017
Time:      09:00 am Sharp
Attire:     Formal business attire*Please note that this event is an Open day, where you are required to come and submit your application personally. 

Bring along: 

1 x CV – we can do your perfect CV for the interview (more details here)

1 x passport photocopy

1 x passport photograph taken in the same dress code mentioned above (without glasses).

1 x full length photograph taken in the same dress code mentioned above (without glasses).

1 x photocopy of your highest education certificate (in its original language is fine).

Our team will 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!  

Qatar Airways cabin crew

The Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Interview. Process and Stages

Today, we will present you the stages of the interview, for you know what to expect that day.
Being an Open Day session, anyone that corresponds the requirements may attend the interview, without prior registration on the site.
Usually, the Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Interview lasts two days:

Day One – Open Day

Each candidate comes forth to the recruiter where he leaves the resume and photos and responds to 1 or 2 questions such as “Why do you want to be a flight attendant?” or “Why did you choose Qatar Airways?”. After this conversation with the recruiter, they will let you know if you are invited for the interview the next day, or not.

Day Two – Assessment Day

Starts very early in the morning (at about 7 or 7.30 am.). First, the candidates will be presented the company and life in Doha. Next, the written English test which lasts 45 minutes and consists of 5 types of exercises: text dependent questions (answer questions related to a given text), multiple choice (choose the correct answer from the ones given), fill in the blanks with the appropriate word, 5 mathematical lateral logic questions and an essay on a given subject. The difficulty level is medium (B1 or B2) and aims to measure your ability to understand English language, grammar and fluency level and so on.

After the written English test, there is an oral test: each candidate enters a room, extracts a word from a bowl and has to speak about it for as much as possible. During this speaking exercise, the reach test is performed (one of the compulsory requirements of Qatar Airways is to be able to reach 2,12meters, while on your tiptoes and with your hand raised, without wearing any shoes) and recruiters also ask each candidate about any distinctive marks or tattoos (tattoos are prohibited at Qatar Airways).

A round of eliminations follows next. Those who qualify, enter the group games. Candidates are divided into teams and are given a task to be solved in about 15 minutes.

After the group games, a new round of eliminations takes place. The lucky ones get to the “grand finale”, which is the final interview. Before the interview, they are told about the payroll and benefit package the Qatar Airways flight attendants receive .

The final interview takes about 5 to 10 minutes for each candidate and focuses on a series of questions based on your CV, previous experience, readiness to relocate and so on.

Qatar Airways Rules

1. You must get home before 4 am, even if you’re free the day after.

2. Your father or brother cannot live in the same building with female flight attendants while on holiday.

3. You cannot use the phone or use any electronic device when you’re on the bus to and from work.

Read all about Qatar Airways rules

The final answer will be sent to each candidate via email, about 2 weeks after the final interview or sometimes later (time varies from one candidate to another).

Good luck! Wishing you to take off!