How do you make a recruiter know you have the right skills, personality and work experience that make you a great candidate for this job by reading just the first few lines of your CV?
The solution is that you make a Profile Summary at the top of your CV.
Read on and I will show why you need a summary and exactly how to make one.
Why You Need A Cabin Crew CV Summary?
A CV summary looks something like this:
High-energy waiter with 3 years of experience in fine-dining restaurants. Passion for working with people and awarded employee of the month several times. Fluent in English as well as Mandarin. Looking to use my expertise to progress in the service industry as a cabin crew for _____.
Do you see how in just 4 sentences, recruiters now have an overview of your personality, language abilities, work experience, and objective. (To know more about what to do with the Objective section, read 2 Reasons You Should Remove The Objective Statement From Your Cabin Crew Resume.)
Recruiters are bombarded with hundreds of CV’s. They are so time-pressed that they spend a few seconds reviewing each one. They basically scan only the top part of any CV. If they don’t find it catchy or interesting they skip and move on to the next.
Use the top part of your CV the right way and create an impressive and memorable summary that tells recruiters who you are, what you do, what you’re passionate about and why you’re perfect for the job.
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How To Write A Great Cabin Crew CV Summary
A summary is your 30-second TV commercial about You!
This is your golden opportunity to shine and set yourself apart from the competition. This is where you convince the recruiter to spend more time on your CV.
As much as you can, stay away from cliched phrases such as “positive team-player,” “thrive under pressure,” “result-orientated.”
Don’t just mention your skills and strengths; but also your accomplishments as a result.
Here are a couple of good examples:
A multilingual hospitality professional with 3 years of experience as a hotel receptionist. Was regularly tasked to handle VIP guests. Strengths include guest relations building and comfortable working in a cross-cultural setting. Looking to use my customer service experience to become a cabin crew for _____.
And this one:
An enthusiastic counseling officer with hands-on experience in children care. With an extensive background in sales and insurance. Fluent in English, French, as well as Arabic. Looking forward to use my training to move to the customer care industry as a cabin crew for ____.
Once you’ve come up with an amazing summary about yourself, put it right at the top of your CV right under you name. It should look like this:
If the recruiter likes your summary, they’ll want to know you more by reading your entire CV to get additional details about you.
To truly improve your CV in the eyes of the recruiter, I recommend that you also read our post How To Make A Winning Cabin Crew Resume: 8 Practical Tweaks.
[Featured crew Avie Delos Santos, posted with permission]