More than pilots, mechanics, and ticket agents, the job of an Airline Flight Attendant can get your travelling the world for free and an interesting career in aviation.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

How NOT to get hired by an airline

Lately, when I've been posting open Flight Attendant jobs on social media, I've been finding more and more people responding in the comments section with statements such as, "I'm interested, contact me" or "Look at my profile".

Quite frankly, you might as well kiss your chances of getting hired, goodbye.

In my case, I'm not the employer, just someone passing along the job openings as I learn of them, and all the information is listed in the job posting.

If it were an employer posting the job openings, you need to be more proactive in responding. Airlines and Corporate Flight Operations HR departments don't have time to click to your web page and look at your qualifications. You're just spinning your wheels.

To be effective, you need to respond directly to the employer via the method they indicate in their posting. If they give an e-mail address, send your resume and a short cover letter to that address. If they give a website link, go directly to that website and enter your application information there.

Don't wait for an employer to find you. Go to them and let them know all the reasons they should be hiring you.