Many still believe that a customer service experience is necessary if you want to apply for cabin crew jobs.
Well, it isn’t!
I met cabin crew who previously worked in fields so different from customer service: teachers, lawyers, and wedding planners.
I also met cabin crew having no work experience whatsoever. Being a flight attendant was the their first job!
Don’t get me wrong; having customer service or hospitality experience is awesome. But it’s not a requirement.
Recruiters look at a candidate’s personality, not their past job titles. Read below to see what recruiters really look for in applicants.
What You Really Need To Apply For Cabin Crew Jobs
It’s About Mindset
In his book Why You?, James Reed explains that there’s one question about you as an applicant that runs through a recruiter’s mind:
“Do you have the right mindset to make a truly exceptional contribution here?”
That’s the only reason recruiters ask all these interview questions about work experience. They don’t really care about experience – or skills for that matter – as much as they do about mindset. Mindset beats skill-set any time.
Skills Can Be Taught
Skills can be taught. Airlines will teach you the skills to be a great cabin crew. But they can’t give you the right mindset to do the job. That comes from within you.
So, don’t be discouraged thinking that you don’t have the appropriate work experience to apply for cabin crew jobs.
If you have the right mindset, you probably have more chances at getting the job than other applicants who have the skills and experience but lack the ideal mindset.
Mindset trumps skill set.
[Featured crew: Nova, posted with permission]