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E-zine Archive : 2012

E-zine Volume XIII, Issue #01
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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HeadshotWelcome to the AirlineCareer.com ezine! Each week, we will be providing you with pertinent airline industry news, flight attendant hiring information, and feature articles relating to your job search. Our "Ask the Recruiter" section offers us a chance to respond to your email questions.  And our weekly "Where in the World?" photo challenges your geography knowledge.
 
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 Ask the Recruiter

Question: 

 

I have had interviews with two airlines and followed all of the advice on your website. Although I thought I was well prepared and felt confident at both interviews, I was not offered a position at either airline. Can you help me understand what possibly could have gone wrong? I thank you for your time and response.

Answer:

 

Determining the exact reason(s) for your rejection is often difficult. After all, the selection process is not an exact science, and there are numerous variables involved. Final selection for flight attendant positions is very subjective and depends on, among other things, the particular interviewer. Perhaps you did not have good "chemistry" with the interviewer, you reminded the interviewer of someone he or she dislikes, or you did not "fit" the company profile. Another possibility is you might have been in a pool of very competitive applicants and only a few positions were available.

The bottom line is that on any given day, depending on the forces working for or against you, you may or may not get hired. Perhaps on a different day the outcome would have been completely different; there would have been different interviewers, different questions, different applicants, etc. That is why it is so important to re-apply!
 
Whatever you do, do not call or write to an airline inquiring about a recent rejection. Although you may get a response, you will never find out the real reason(s) for your rejection.
 
Although it is virtually impossible for you to pinpoint the exact reason(s) for your rejection, you can do a bit of self-analysis to determine whether something you did or did not do might have disqualified you. Ask yourself the following questions:

-Was my resume well prepared? 
-Did I include a cover letter with my resume? 
-Was my application filled out honestly and completely? 
-How was my appearance at the interviews? 
-Did I show enthusiasm when meeting my interviewer? 
-Did I act cocky or egotistical? 
-How was my handshake? 
-Did I show poise and confidence in answering interview questions? 
-Did I show concern over relocation issues? 
-Was I overly interested in pay? 
-Did I have gaps in my employment history that I could not account for? 
-How did I do, in all likelihood, on the aptitude tests? 
-Was I late for any interviews? 
-Did I appear to be nervous? 
-Did I ask intelligent questions about the company and the position? 
-Was I well prepared for any type of interview? 
-Was I able to relate specific stories about my experiences to questions asked? 
-Did I try to hide anything throughout the application process? 
-Was I a good listener? 
-Was I able to relate my interview answers to the desirable qualities of a flight attendant? 
-Did I thank interviewers for their time? 
-Did I send thank you letters to interviewers?   

Most airlines will allow you to re-apply after 6 to 12 months. The re-application process should be easy for you: you know what to expect; you know what questions will be asked; how many interviews will be conducted, etc. Your confidence level should be high for the re-application process. Good Luck!

 

 

Email your questions to: asktherecruiter@airlinecareer.com 

  

  
  
Who's Hiring Flight Attendants?
 
This is a current listing from our website of just a few of the 35 airlines now hiring flight attendants or Inflight Managers. Note: If you are an AirlineCareer.com member, you will receive this information before it is published in the ezine.

The following airlines are conducting upcoming Flight Attendant Open House Interview(s) in January 2012 or are accepting online applications and/or resumes for flight attendant or inflight management positions.

Airlines with asterisks (*) have posted Open House Interview dates.
New listings are as of this week.
 
Want specific dates and locations? Become a member of AirlineCareer.com right now and gain access to the complete 'Who's Hiring' chart on the Members' home page. Expanded information includes dates, locations, interview addresses and reporting times along with other important information. We have recently added five international airlines to our database including those listed below. Multi-national carriers hire flight attendants from most countries.
  • Air Wisconsin
  • Atlantic SE
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific (Multinational)
  • Chautauqua*  
  • Colgan Air 
  • CommutAir
  • Compass Airlines
  • Continental 
  • Delta
  • Easyjet
  • Emirates
  • Etihad*
  • ExpressJet
  • Gulf Air (Multinational)  
  • JetBlue
  • Mesa  
  • Omni Air* 
  • Pinnacle*
  • PSA
  • Qantas UK (International)
  • Qatar* (Multinational)
  • Republic*
  • Ryanair (International)
  • Shuttle America*  
  • Singapore (International)
  • Spirit*
  • Virgin America

 
Where in the World Photo Quiz
 Kauai, HI

 

Last week's photo quiz answer (right): Kauai, HI. 

 
This week, we are posting a photo (below) of a destination you may visit as a flight attendant. Do you know where it is? The answer will be posted in the next issue.





 

 

 

 

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IN THIS ISSUE
Ask the Recruiter
Who's Hiring Flight Attendants?
Where in the World
Did You Know?
Hiring Update

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Only 1 out of 100 flight attendant applicants who "go it alone' get hired.

 

If you are rejected by an airline, you must wait 6 - 12 months to reapply.

 

The majority of flight attendant applicants have never seen the subject matter covered in new-hire training.

 

Most airlines require a 90% passing grade on all exams during new hire training.

 

Only 60% of new-hire flight attendants make it through new-hire training.

 

Only 50% survive the first year of employment.

 

Each airline receives an average of 2,500 flight attendant job applications per month.

 

Delta Airlines recently received over 10,000 job applications for 1,000 flight attendant positions.

 

Flight attendant recruiters are looking for 21 specific desirable qualities in applicants before hiring them.

 

Flight attendant interviews contain over 80% of "behavioral" type interview questions.

 

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MS, Illinois (USA)

 

  

"I joined about three days before my second interview with United Airlines. I was hired on the spot." -

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MP, Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)

 

 


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HIRING UPDATE

 

As of January 3rd, 2012, there are 35 airlines currently hiring flight attendants. Become a member right now and gain access to our exclusive Who's Hiring chart!

 

INTERVIEW PROFILES

 

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