So you got rejected. You’re frustrated and confused. You thought you got this. You’ve come this far. It was the final stage. You’re asking yourself, “What did you do wrong?”
I’ve been there. I know exactly how rejection feels. I was rejected 8 times by three different airlines before I finally made it.
There isn’t a simple answer to why one gets rejected. Don’t bother asking the airlines because they won’t give you their reasons.
However, the airlines will allow you to re-apply after 6 or 12 months. So, the important thing to do after rejection is not to lose hope, learn from the experience and try again; and your “acceptance letter” will come sooner than you expect.
Think back to the interview and try to remember as much as you can. Pinpoint where you might have fallen short. Below is a list of questions you should ask yourself.
Why You Got Rejected At The Cabin Crew Final Interview
. Did you arrive on time for the interview?
. Did you dress appropriately for the interview?
. Did you prepare your resume well?
. Were there any unemployment periods that you did not have a good reason for?
. Were you excited about the interview and did you show this to the person interviewer?
. Were you too bold and cocky?
. Did you have a firm handshake?
. Did you ask too many questions about salary?
. Did you ask the right questions when the interviewer asked if you had any?
. Did you practice answering service-oriented or behavioural-based questions before the interview?
. Did you listen well when the interviewers were talking and did you follow all their instructions?
. Did you show any concern about relocation?
. Did you show that you’ve got all the qualities of a good flight attendant?
. Did you thank the interviewer for taking time to interview you?
Questions adapted from AirlineCareer.com
By answering these questions you should be able to figure out where you might have gone wrong.
Don’t be too hard on yourself.
Remember that the one interviewer is also human and the whole process is very subjective. It’s possible that, in the interviewer’s opinion, another applicant was more qualified for the job than you were at that time.
Perhaps the next interviewers will love you!
It’s also probable that the airline you were applying for wasn’t the right one for you and the next airline you apply for turns out to be so much better. You’ll be so grateful that the first airline rejected you. Trust me this happens a lot.
Don’t give up!
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