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International Flight Attendant or Domestic Flight Attendant Work – the pros and cons

INTRO: Are you caught in a dilemma of whether to choose international flight attendant and domestic flight attendant work? One you get to see family and friends with predictable regularity, the other not so. One you have to learn to sleep on a plane, the other you’ll probably be sacked if you do. One you fight the clock, the other you’ll find that the clock fights you. Largely however, it’s the type of work and lifestyle that you’ll lead that is the major difference between the two options.


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Are you caught in a dilemma of whether to choose international flight attendant and domestic flight attendant work? Trying to decide what airline to apply to based on the work you will do and the conditions you’ll work under. Ultimately it’s about lifestyle and while the actual work is similar, the type of work differs and the lifestyle you’ll lead is in rather stark contrast between the two options. One you get to see family and friends with predictable regularity, the other not so. One you have to learn to sleep on a plane, the other you’ll probably be sacked if you do. One you fight the clock, the other you’ll find that the clock fights you.Yes, international flight attendant and domestic flight attendant work has its differences. The basic requirements to be either an international or domestic flight attendant are of course the same. You have to meet the same educational standards of leaving or GED equivalent, be of sound physical health with correctable vision, be able to swim 50 metres (150 ft) fully clothed and hold a first aid certificate. Of course you need to be a great people person with great customer service skills and preferably have significant past customer service experience in the ‘real world’. Then there’s the ability to study, be a team player and be able to adapt to flying requirements such work a 24/7 roster as well as the need or willingness to relocate to a base directed by the needs of the company if required.For some however, the passion to experience either International flight attendant or domestic flight attendant work sees the requirements as mere incidentals or stepping stones to achieving their dream to fly.Domestic flight attendant work provides great challenges and will give you a lot of satisfaction provided you have the core attribute of a great flight attendant and that is, you really are a people person. You will be saying hello and goodbye to perhaps 1000 or more people in a days’ work depending on the aircraft size and type you happen to be operating on during your duty. And while a typical working day would max out at 4 legs, some route structures or working hours may allow for 5 or even six leg days. ‘Legs’ are airline speak for describing a single flight from point A to point B and involving one take-off and one landing.This can be tiring work but the major benefit is that you maintain a normality of lifestyle and as an airline employee you of course reap the rewards of great holiday travel discounts and other airline employment benefits in your downtime.

International flight attendant work is starkly different to the status quo of domestic flight attendant work. Particularly with intercontinental and trans Atlantic work or in essence, anytime you have to do more than one service on board in one leg. Two or more services automatically mean that you will be a long time in the air and won’t be seeing a new lot of passengers until you’ve landed, said goodbye and gone to your hotel for a sleep and specified rest period, sometimes being several days.Yes international work is much more a lifestyle or rather, jet-setting option. It can play havoc on your personal home relationships although some wouldn’t have it any other way because they can make it work for them. And while North and South flying is relatively easy on the natural and normal circadian rhythm of your body, East and West flying exposes you to great time changes relative to your ‘home body clock’. Again, this can be managed to a certain extent and for many, the sheer thrill of travelling to and seeing new places particularly in the first one or two years of flying overcomes much jet lag.Obviously there are pros and cons in the finer details of international or domestic flying such as the preference of flying on single or wide bodied aircraft, the willingness to live out of a suitcase or be home at the end of your shift, receive fantastic duty free allowances and for that matter travel allowances or simply forgo most of them and save them for your personal travel time. Largely however, it’s the type of work and lifestyle that you’ll lead that is the major difference between the two options.


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TJ is a committed aviation tragic who has flown for nearly two decades and is passionate about the industry. His website www.Flight-Attendant-Careers.com offers an abundance of aviation information and FREE resources. ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant’ is just one of them and is available directly from the ‘Resume Sample’ tab. The best selling and proven AFAA 3-step system for Flight Attendant applicants who want to work for an airline is also available. Visit flight attendant jobs for more info on this subject.

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Flight Jobs – There’s literally dozens to choose from

INTRO:If you’re looking for flight jobs in the airline industry and need a rundown of what’s available then you’ll find jobs are available in a number of airline departments including at the airport, on ground operations, corporate headquarters, on the plane, in the hanger, and with tech support and flight support among others. If it’s Flight Jobs you’re looking for, there really are literally dozens to choose from.


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If you’re looking for flight jobs in the airline industry and need a rundown of what’s available then read on. Jobs are available in a number of airline departments including at the airport, on ground operations, corporate headquarters, on the plane, in the hanger, and with tech support and flight support among others.Airport jobs are generally frontline jobs and include ramp agents who direct planes in and out of the gate and often load bags and cargo. Operations personal take care of weight and balance of the aircraft trip sheet and often assist with passenger boarding. Customer service personal are responsible for the smooth and happy transition of customers from airport check-in to departure and vic-versa and catering staff ensure aircraft supplies are delivered.Ground Operations opportunities include specific airline projects and analysis of operational data including training opportunities.Corporate headquarters jobs cover the a-z of airline operations including corporate communications, security, customer relations, auditing, people leadership, management and development, finance, marketing, safety, revenue and scheduling.On the plane jobs or in-flight jobs are the obvious flight attendant and pilot positions. Both require customer service skills however pilot training is far more expensive and can stretch the bank account to more than $80,000 and take more than two years to become suitably qualified to fly regular public transport aircraft. Flight attendant training on other hand is normally a company expense and can take less than 6 weeks with most airlines. Other flight jobs available in the air include training, supervisory and service delivery standards management. Hanger jobs include a range of options with the most prominent being quality assurance and control, maintenance control and aircraft maintenance engineers or LAMES. Techies or technical services are the trouble shooters of operations. Technical engineering are responsible for the design and support of server infrastructure, networks, desktop components, and infrastructure software. This creates needs for flight jobs in technical support, system engineering and software engineering.Flight support jobs in the flight operations department consists of Pilot training, operations coordinator, Crew Scheduling, Planning, and Payroll and Administration.

The Pilot training Centre provides not only the obvious trainers which is a very specialised position but also a host of under departments such as • Publications• Standards• Training Schedulers• Simulator Technicians• AdministratorsSimilarly the Operations Coordination Centre and scheduling department also boasts a barrage of departments and job opportunities namely:• Superintendents• Dispatchers• Air Traffic Control Specialists• Flight Information Agents• Meteorologists• Maintenance Control• Crew Schedulers• Crew Planners• Flight Ops PayrollIf your specialty is talking on the phone join an airline and become a professional Customer Representative. You’ll service both internal and our external and customers and have the opportunity to resolve concerns and problems of customers or simply call to advise them of an itinerary change due to changes in flight schedule.You may even have the opportunity to sell extra products and services such as flights, rental cars and hotel accommodation.So if you’re looking for Flight Jobs, there really are many airline departments to choose from in an airline system and literally dozens of job titles within those departments.


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TJ is a committed aviation tragic who has flown for nearly two decades and is passionate about the industry. His website www.Flight-Attendant-Careers.com offers an abundance of aviation information and FREE resources. ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant - No such Thing as Chance’ is just one of them and is available directly from the ‘Resume Sample’ tab. The best selling and proven AFAA 3-step system for Flight Attendant applicants who want to work for an airline is also available. Visit flight attendant jobs for more info on this subject.

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Jobs In The Airline Industry - A Very Good Place To Be For The Next Two Decades

INTRO: Jobs in the airline industry will be in continual demand when a company like Boeing have to plan for the demand and delivery of 29,000 new planes at a stated value of $3,220 Billion and Airbus value their forecast passenger and freighter deliveries at 3.1 Trillion. With some 4 to 5 crew needed to fully staff just one aircraft, this makes for very significant numbers of flight attendants needed.


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Jobs in the airline industry will be in continual demand if the growth indicators in passenger traffic as forecast by two of the worlds biggest aircraft makers is correct. Boeing and Airbus both predict passenger traffic around the globe to increase sizably through until 2028. Increases of between 2.4% in North America and 6.9% in the Middle East are forecast. The big market of Asia and the Pacific will also make a sizable impact in passengers carried with a 6% growth rate forecast.Obviously this expanding growth will also generate the demand for new planes which in itself will guarantee significant jobs in the airline industry from a manufacturing and supply point of view. Boeing state that while the number of passengers (as an average) around the world will grow by 4.1%, their demand for airplanes will grow by 3.2%. Putting this into numerical context will see another 29,000 new aircraft depart their factory to enter service in the sky by the end of their forecast period of 2028. This number alone seems quite phenomenal however it is totally compounded further because Airbus is forecasting similar numbers. Airbus are forecasting 1,205 new aeroplanes will be delivered to the world market per year every year through the same time period. Yes, that’s 1,205 new Airbus aircraft and 1600 Boeing aircraft in the air every year somewhere in the world. Remember too that these figures, directly from the respective websites, are from just two aircraft makers. While the direct and indirect jobs in the airline industry to cater for this forecast in growth is obviously substantial the catalytic effects for jobs created because of this are significantly more according to the number provided by airbus. They state that, ‘the Asia and pacific region alone will number in excess of 11,600 jobs’. They also predict that aviation in North America alone will generate 7,146 direct and indirect jobs.When a company like Boeing have to plan for the demand and delivery of 29,000 new planes at a stated value of $3,220 Billion and Airbus value their forecast passenger and freighter deliveries at 3.1 Trillion, they simply can’t afford to get the validity and accuracy of these numbers too wrong. And while any forecast will have an error component, significant jobs in the airline industry will still be created.To a layman the numbers are boggling, however all that really needs to be understood is that if you’re looking to make the aviation industry your working home then opportunities are abound. One sure direct demand for jobs will come through the flight crew required to staff these new aircraft. Pilots and flight attendants are a very necessary part of the airline business with many more flight attendants require than pilots. Aircraft such as the A380 require up to 24 flight attendants per flight and the Boeing 747 requires 18 or 19 crew depending on configuration and series type. With some 4 to 5 crew needed to fully staff just one aircraft, this makes for very significant numbers of flight attendants needed.And with the forecast numbers given through until 2028, not only do the airlines need to employ the staff to fulfil the number of flight attendants required to satisfy the predicted demand in aircraft required, but they also need to employ to fill staff retirements and natural retrenchments. Yes, demand for jobs in the airline industry will certainly make it a good place to be for the next two decades.


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TJ is a committed aviation tragic who has flown for nearly two decades and is passionate about the industry. His website www.Flight-Attendant-Careers.com offers an abundance of aviation information and FREE resources. ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant - No such Thing as Chance’ is just one of them and is available directly from the ‘Resume Sample’ tab. The best selling and proven AFAA 3-step system for Flight Attendant applicants who want to work for an airline is also available. Visit flight attendant jobs for more info on this subject.

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Flight attendant jobs – position descriptions

INTRO: All flight attendant jobs have position descriptions. Certainly flying is about team work and crew resource management which means effectively you as an operating crew member must not only be a team player but must be able to carry out duties in each position description. Flight attendant jobs or at least their position description varies on a macro scale with the type and size of aircraft flown on and on a micro scale, the service delivery required and time available. It requires both flexibility and leadership.


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All flight attendant jobs have position descriptions. Certainly flying is about team work and crew resource management which means effectively you as an operating crew member must not only be a team player but must be able to carry out duties in each position description. It requires both flexibility and leadership.Certainly all flight attendant jobs are front line to passengers and all the standard customer service skills expected of a flight attendant are required however, on some flights you may be lucky to see the passengers faces let alone speak to them after takeoff for quite some time and sometimes not again until landing. The position known in the industry as the ‘galley rat’ for example can be particularly busy on short and full flights. This position controls the galley which in plain speak is the kitchen. The galley, (apart from a lot of gossip) stores all food carts and drink carts, cold and dry stores, tea and coffee makers, some cabin supplies and of course ovens to heat meals. Galley rats must multi task to be cook, bar and food cart preparer, service organiser and general traffic controller in what can in most cases be a confined operational space. And while larger aircraft have bigger galleys, they also cater for more people which in turn escalates the requirement to be super organised.The galley rat position can make or break a service and requires great team work, leadership and direction. The more passengers you have and the less flying time you have the greater the team work and leadership required. Obviously seasoned flight attendants can make this happen with little fuss but interruptions to service for any significant length of time, typically because of rough weather, requires very focused flight attendants all doing their individual flight attendant jobs in harmony to get the job done in the time left available. Sometimes, however this is not possible and a decision to make an alteration to standard service delivery must be made because time until landing or ETA (expected time of arrival) becomes a limiting factor.

And while the galley rat can make or break a service, the cabin manager can make or break the mood and subsequent service delivery excellence from the crew. The cabin manager or senior flight attendant for smaller airlines, should be more than a procedurally correct manager. They should be a leader of people because the role of all flight attendant jobs is pivoted around the business of supplying a service to people. Certainly flight attendants are on board as safety professionals but the reality of every day flying is that they are used to maintain company service standards and to enhance the flying experience of new and seasoned flyers alike.And while the ultimate responsibility of maintaining safety and service standard operating procedures (SOP’s) rests with the cabin manager, service delivery should be tailored to meet the expectations of the passengers considering the flying conditions and the crew that are on board to deliver that service be they experienced or still finding their feet.Aside from upper deck duties on the Boeing 747 where normally two crew are left to deliver a service, all other positions must be flexible to complete their individual duties around the service requirements as directed by the ‘galley rat’ or Cabin Manager.These duties include handing out pillows and blankets, headsets, magazines and tending passenger needs. Between food services it also includes maintenance of toilet cleanliness, and on international flights duty free services and next service preparation.Flight attendant jobs or at least their position description varies on a macro scale with the type and size of aircraft flown on and on a micro scale, the service delivery required and time available.


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TJ is a committed aviation tragic who has flown for nearly two decades and is passionate about the industry. His website www.Flight-Attendant-Careers.com offers an abundance of aviation information and FREE resources. ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant - No such Thing as Chance’ is just one of them and is available directly from the ‘Resume Sample’ tab. The best selling and proven AFAA 3-step system for Flight Attendant applicants who want to work for an airline is also available. Visit flight attendant jobs for more info on this subject.

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Flight Attendant Training Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road

INTRO: Flight attendant training is your precursor to an unbelievable lifestyle but reality sets in quickly for most when new flight attendants see the study books handed out in the morning session of the first day of training school. Yes, airline training is a lot of hard work but it’s not worth failing your training because your dream really can be your reality in not months or years but literally weeks!


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Flight attendant training is your precursor to an unbelievable lifestyle. While it can be hard to come down out of cloud nine when you have been advised that you have been successful at your interviews and we ‘the airline’ invite you to attend flight attendant training on such and such a date, however come down you must. Normally this happens very quickly when new flight attendants see the study books handed out in the morning session of the first day of training school. While you have been selected on a whole range of attributes such as deportment and presentation, service skills, team work abilities, temperament, customer service skills and experience, aptitude and attitude among others, your ability to learn is also right up there as it will need to be because you now have a lot of work in front of you.And yes you can fail flight attendant training and so ends you career right there. Don’t let that be you, control your excitement and knuckle down to some serious study.If you’re lucky you will only have one or two aircraft to learn. If you have four or five you are really going to have your hands full.While the face of the flight attendant job role is customer service which technically should be interlinked with safety, it is safety that is still separated from being a component of customer service that you are on board for. In the USA and some other parts of the world the ratio of flight attendants to passengers by law must be 1 to 50 or less. In Australia and parts of Europe it is 1 to 36 and 1 to 40 respectfully. This ratio is set by the governing aviation bodies of those respective country’s. An aircraft in design must be able to be evacuated in less than 90 seconds with half exits unavailable to meet design standards. And while design standards are one thing, service and safety standards are another. A classic example of this was the US Aiways A320 aircraft operating flight 1549 from New York City to Charlotte piloted by Captain Henry Sullenberger that hit geese and crashed into the Hudson River. The outcome to this was brilliant either by good luck or good measure, however the events immediately after hitting the water were also extremely fortuitous in their outcome.With just one flight attendant down the back to ‘man’ the doors while legally correct, could have quickly gone pear shaped very quickly had that flight attendant suffered injury or had she been over powered by distraught passengers in their bid and panic to open the rear doors. This would have flooded the rear of the plane more quickly than was already the case. However, for flight attendant training purposes remember that you are there first and foremost as a safety professional and it is your duty to be fully conversant and compliant in and of the job role. You will follow the chain of Command which starts with the Captain and should they become incapacitated it moves to the First Officer, then (next officer on-board depending on the type and route of the aircraft being flown), then to Cabin Manager and on down to flight attendant. Yes, if you were involved in a catastrophic incident where the chain of command above you were incapacitated, you could be left to make life and death decisions. Yes, Flight Attendant training really is where the rubber meets the road.In addition to service training you will be trained in all aspects of emergency including drills, check lists, evacuation on land and sea, emergency equipment and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).SOP’s and check lists incidentally are normal in aviation and are the safe guard to possible incidences occurring which is one reason flying has become very safe.So while flight attendant training is a lot of hard work and it is necessary to do and do well, realise that it really is your precursor to an unbelievable lifestyle. Yes after training comes the work perks, travel benefits, hotels and shopping sprees and tax free allowances. It’s not worth failing your training because your dream really can be your reality in not months or years but literally weeks!


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TJ is a committed aviation tragic who has flown for nearly two decades and is passionate about the industry. His website www.Flight-Attendant-Careers.com offers an abundance of aviation information and FREE resources. ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant - No such Thing as Chance’ is just one of them and is available directly from the ‘Resume Sample’ tab. The best selling and proven AFAA 3-step system for Flight Attendant applicants who want to work for an airline is also available. Visit flight attendant jobs for more info on this subject.

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Flight Attendant Training School – What can you expect?

INTRO: Flight attendant training school airline style is first and foremost about you being competent for the every reason that you are on board; safety. It has been said that flying is 98% sheer pleasure and 2% sheer terror and with 20 years of flying experience to reflect upon that ratio is about right. When the safety aspect of the flight attendant position is dealt with, the cabin and customer service component is a literal flight attendant training school breeze. It is only then that the very public persona of being a flight attendant, glamorous to some, fantastic to others can really be enjoyed.


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Flight attendant training school airline style is first and foremost about you being competent for the every reason that you are on board; safety. Sure, you’re selected as a flight attendant as you go through your interviews on all sorts of criteria including customer service skills, team work abilities, personality and presentation but the rubber meets the road on safety when you hit training school. It has been said that flying is 98% sheer pleasure and 2% sheer terror and with 20 years of flying experience to reflect upon that ratio is about right. The airlines know that even though more and more flights are being flown every single week, month and year, flying is becoming increasingly safe due to technological advancements in systems, instruments aircraft handling and manufacture however, there is always a need to plan and prepare for when things don’t go as planned. Incidentally, this planning is also one of the very reasons that the world of flying is as safe as it is today. The airline world works on standard operating procedures or SOP’s in aviation speak. SOP’s are developed through ‘normal’ flying experiences, through incidences which are a non-normal event and through the tragedy of accidents. It is the very reason there is a Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) and similar worldwide bodies.The principal purpose of the TAIC is to determine the circumstances and causes of accidents and incidents. The aim is not to point blame to any one person but to learn the causes of an incident or accident so as to avoid similar occurrences in future. The outcome of any investigation develops or contributes to SOP’s which includes consideration of; ‘What if something goes wrong’, what will operating crew do about it and how will they do it. For the best part, current operating SOP’s cover known contingencies and are adaptable or deliberately flexible to meet unknown contingencies. Flight attendant training school will hammer home the safety procedures built around those contingencies that have developed into that aircraft type and company SOP’s. For flight attendants in flight attendant training school that means emergency procedures are learnt, practised and memorized so that when in a situation of stress as any emergency is, you will do what is required with little hesitation and complete confidence. You will learn evacuation procedures, emergency calls and pa’s. You’ll cover non-normal landings, ditching or landing on water (as it is referred to by some), loss of cabin pressure, emergency descents, rejected take-off’s, sterile cock-pit procedures, fire drills, passenger briefings, door, slide and raft operation and emergency equipment location and use. You will also view reconstructed video’s on previous incidents and accidents and be briefed on the new world of aviation and the threat of terrorism. Certainly the world of a flight attendant seems for most outside observers to be glamorous with little thought as to what happens in respect of being a competent safety professional in Flight Attendant Training School. And while safety is a lot of work, particularly if the company operates several aircraft types as each requires an endorsement to be able to crew, however it is extremely satisfying and to a certain extent comforting to learn the skills required to handle non-normal operations. When the safety aspect of the flight attendant position is dealt with, the cabin and customer service component is a literal flight attendant training school breeze. It is only then that the very public persona of being a flight attendant, glamorous to some, fantastic to others can really be enjoyed.


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Flight attendant jobs – Top 5 Questions asked by web searchers

INTRO: Flight attendant jobs by any industry standard attract many internet searches from right around the world. And in addition to finding out what airlines are advertising for current flight attendant jobs, web searchers want information and very specific information at that. While some search terms are seemingly random, many are in fact questions that searches want answered. The most identified search questions can then provide the foundation for better or more specific answers for those questions.


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Flight attendant jobs by any industry standard attract many internet searches from right around the world. And in addition to finding out what airlines are advertising for current flight attendant jobs, web searchers want information and very specific information at that. The ‘back-end’ beauty of the web for searchers and information suppliers of course is that statistics can be and are gathered effortlessly and accurately. For the uninitiated, everything that you or anyone else types into a search box is automatically recorded somewhere. Certainly Google accumulate staggering statistics however, for those that operate in this case, airline and flight attendant information websites, the searches only relative to their site can be accessed via the website back office. The brilliance of this information, particularly over time is that information or web site content can be tailor made to the searches being made. A high quality content website is subsequently found almost by default by many different search terms. While some search terms are seemingly random, many are in fact questions that searches want answered. The most identified search questions can then provide the foundation for better or more specific answers for those questions.The top 5 questions asked about flight attendant jobsSOURCE: Statics and answers supplied are for and from a content website, ‘Flight-Attendant-Careers.com which were gathered and compiled over a 4 month period from March 2010 through to June 2010. The most asked question for June 2010 was, ‘What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a flight attendant?’ANSWER: The answer to the advantages could be very lengthy however lifestyle, travel benefits and shiftwork always rate highly. The disadvantages are seemingly a lot less although like a stated advantage, shiftwork can sometimes be a rather large negative especially for new flight attendants. Early starts can be the Bain of some airline hubs and for those that fly against the clock, jet lag is never fun to experience. The general contention from most airline flight attendants is that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. This is seen to be very true when the length of the average flight attendant service life is considered.

The most asked question for May 2010 was, ‘How do you compile a flight attendant resume’? ANSWER: The high number of applicants and quality of the competition that apply for flight attendant jobs dictates that your flight attendant resume must perfect. Obviously the content is individual but format and style of your resume should aim to be perfect. Your resume and very probably your accompanying cover letter will be the first impression that you put forward. Your resume must have the sole intention of getting you an interview. It is in effect your silent salesman and while features tell and benefits sell, your resume must address the criteria and should be brief and to the point. Ideally never longer than two pages unless extremely justified or asked for. Black font sized between 10 and 12 is optimal and Arial, Tahoma or Calibri are good font alternatives to times Roman or Arial.The most asked question for April 2010 was, ‘What are the 5 qualities of an airline attendant in Qantas?’ANSWER: The Qantas website states the Essential Requirements of the Flight Attendant job description. In addition to being genuinely committed to customer service excellence, the top 5 qualities that are implied from the information supplied are:• That you possess a safety consciousness • You have the ability to be a team player• You have the skill to be understanding and empathetic to all passengers• You have great communication skills• That you are genuine to the job role of flight attendant

The most asked question for March 2010 was shared between, ‘What is flight attendant rolling reserve and how do you impress at a flight attendant interview?’ANSWER: First, rolling reserve: Reserve or reserve duty means to be on standby or call out duty. Rolling reserve, while referred to under various terms means duty that is assigned to you either as a block or roster at roster build time or changes to your roster due operational requirements whereby you will be allocated reserve duty.All flight attendant jobs will likely attract reserve or rolling reserve duty periods at some stage of a roster or rosters period. The high cost and low margins of most Airlines dictates that aircraft have to be in the air to make money, however aviation has very strict operating safety standards which can cause maintenance delays. This in turn places pressure on maximum work hours of crew which the airline must be able to ideally replace at short notice. This is where a flight attendant on reserve duty would be called to crew a particular flight.Flight attendant jobs obviously attract many more search enquiries but it’s these searches that can be seen as questions that need to be answered to provide good quality information to anyone and in this instance, those searchers wanting a flying job in aviation.And now the second shared question of, ‘How do you impress at a flight attendant interview’ANSWER: Two things that must be realised by any flight attendant applicant is that people’s sense of sight is the first of our 6 senses used and once we form an opinion of someone it is very hard to change it in the time frame of an interview.That means that before anything, you have to be immaculate in your presentation. It means dressing for the occasion of an interview and to pay attention to small detail. This includes shiny shoes, manicured hands, straight tie, correct length skirt or trousers, correct arm length of your coat and shirt, no more than 3 rings to be worn and never on your fore finger or thumb and yes even clean teeth and fresh breathe. Presentation is dressing to a standard that stands out in excellence and gets noticed. Flight attendant jobs are front line to the public and you will be representing the company every time you wear the uniform so your very first step to impressing at your interview is to dress to impress.


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    Confessions of a Flight Attendant – The marketing genius of telling it like it is

    INTRO: Confessions of a flight attendant, the series, ‘tells it like it is’ to entertain and to tell a story. If you’re looking for airline jobs or specifically to become an airline flight attendant or alternately to market a product, the concept that is, ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant is rather unique and of great value. The series, so detailed is the author, mixes identifiable fact with a healthy dose of unidentifiable fiction. Why tell it like it is? Your marketing or customers reading pleasure may never be the same!


    Keywords: Flight attendant 823,000 google searches, airline jobs 201,000 google searches


    Confessions of a flight attendant, the series, and the marketing genius of telling it like it is, is designed to entertain, tell a story and subliminally suggest a message. If you’re looking for airline jobs or specifically to become an airline flight attendant or alternately to market a product or service, then the concept that is, ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant is both a unique and informative way to do it while at the same time providing great value to the reader. It is also a very cost effective way to communicate a message that relates exactly to its market.The series, so detailed is the author, mixes identifiable fact with a healthy dose of unidentifiable fiction. The result is a confession worth reading because it relates to reality or at least perceived reality and the borders of fiction are subtly blurred. The detail is kept as true to life as is possible because it tells a story of initial failure, unhealthy doubt, a self discovery with the help of external resources and eventual success. The intent is for it to maintain ‘saleable’ credibility with its readers who, in this case are those looking for the ‘attraction’ and security of airline jobs.The ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant’ title has been used to market a series of short stories to information hungry readers who, like Mills and Boon readers, would like a touch of excitement and unpredictable reality. In fact following in the footsteps of Mills and Boon, there is romance involved at some stage with a touch of drama and controversy with a not so obvious twist. This is a classic formula that some of the biggest in the industry use to sell millions of books, of which, the confessions series has now adapted for the purpose of promoting products and services on the web in the form of short stories. These are optimally 6 to 10 chapters long and relatively quick to read at 20 pages maximum.

    The marketing genius of telling it like it is in the Confessions of a flight attendant series first promotional short story titled, ‘No Such Thing as Chance.’ This is provided in digital PDF format that any computer can download and is ingeniously used to unveil the benefits of particular products and services.The title too is targeted at the ‘real life’ reader but appropriately relates to the product.This short story takes the reader on a journey to become a flight attendant and literally tells it like it is. It cleverly taps into the psychic of the target audience enough to suggest or subliminally encourage some motivation for the reader to act without the appearance of selling. The story, starting out with disappointment, correlates statistically with the real world and resonates with many who have wanted to become a flight attendant. A realisation that things can be different is then fully appreciated which in effect is the formula that many copy writers follow to build initial rapport and connection. Then comes hope or at least a solution. Again it relates because it comes from a flight attendant that has already succeeded at becoming a flight attendant. The connection between product and success is subtly introduced in a most natural way it is almost expected and therefore very subliminal.By telling it like it is, it’s the story that is prominent, not the product. And that’s the genius of it! Of course the formula follows with a short ‘brief’ of the virtues and great benefits of the product and then its application and then of course success and with success comes celebration.It is with celebration that the short story formula continues and engages the reader with predictably unpredictable romance and expected twist that the best story writers include. Finishing with, ‘You know though,’ she said, taking Zach’s hand and looking into his eyes, ‘I wouldn’t mind seeing some snow every now and then.’They both smiled.None of the girls ever made it to Opera that night.The marketing genius of telling it like it is engages the reader, specifically in this case, those looking to become a flight attendant but by default many of those looking at airline jobs in general, and it gives a product of very relatable value. Certainly you have an agenda to promote whatever product or service you offer but because it is integral to the short story in this case, it is expected. In fact it would leave the reader feeling short changed if it wasn’t introduced. However, it is the brilliance and appropriateness of the short story and the subtleness of introduction or mention of your product or service solution that is required here. And it could be done for almost any similar product or service. Confessions of a flight attendant is very ‘market applicable’ however, confessions of (insert your product or service here) may just be your secret to tapping into your market like never before.Tying this into a FREE product page on your website, again where you give away great value is your ideal marketing introduction and conduit to further promotion of your, ‘Confessions of’ series. It gets your product of highly perceived value into the hands of your customer and then enables you to, in the case of a short story, add great offers to your customers at its conclusion. It has to be the softest most effective sell in history. The brilliance of motivated buying without the offence of being noticeably sold is the ultimate way to communicate a product or service benefit to in this case, those looking for airline jobs. Confessions of a Flight Attendant – The marketing genius of telling it like it is, comes with a WARNING and that is, if you use the idea for your business your marketing or customers reading pleasure may never be the same!


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    TJ is a committed aviation tragic who has flown for nearly two decades and is passionate about the industry. His website www.Flight-Attendant-Careers.com offers an abundance of aviation information and FREE resources. ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant - No such Thing as Chance’ is just one of them and is available directly from the ‘Resume Sample’ tab. The best selling and proven AFAA 3-step system for Flight Attendant applicants who want to work for an airline is also available. Visit flight attendant jobs for more info on this subject.

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    V Australia Flight Attendant Careers – Why and how to get one

    INTRO: V Australia careers as flight attendants are hotly contested and for good reason. With brand new state-of-the-art B777-300ER aircraft to work and fly on and to be a part of the ‘vibrant’ Virgin culture, who in their right mind wouldn’t want a job that is fun and a heck of a lot of lifestyle. Yes there are a lot of reasons why and a stipulated process to follow that shows tells you how to go about the V Australia careers application process.


    Keywords: V Australia Careers,flight attendant,jobs


    The immediate ‘Why’ answer is because it’s a Virgin company. The short ‘Why’ answer is because you’re a long time dead. Here’s the point; work is supposed to be enjoyable, exciting, secure and above all fun. Why do something you don’t want to do for perhaps years when you can become a V Australia Flight Attendant. We all know Richard Branson and the Virgin brand which blind Freddy knows stands for everything entrepreneurial and more importantly from am employees’ perspective, it’s the culture of the brand and the work place that is created through it. It’s deliberately up-beat and vibrant and its marketing is sometimes slightly risky but none the less all is aimed at being a fun place to work and play. The other fortunate thing with Virgin companies is capital backing. When they launch a company they do so with new stuff! V Australia didn’t take to the skies in Tiger Moths resurrected from a by-gone aviation time slot, but rather with spanking new B777-300ER aircraft in 2009. These really are state of the art machines in the sky. They are decked out with 33 Business Class lie-flat beds, 40 Premium Economy club seats and 288 economy seats. And it’s premium travel; it offers service to be enjoyed. None of this ‘buy your low cost ticket and then we’ll cram you in like sardines and then slug you all the way to the bottom of your wallet’ low cost carrier stuff! You get space, ergonomically-designed bum room and back support for some serious comfort with loads of leg room and yes, even substantial recline - and that’s just in the back end. Move forward a little to international premium economy and your seats become a work station with laptop power, USB slot and an extremely personal reading light that illuminates exactly what you want while not bothering anyone else. Get up to the pointy end and travel international business and it’s a whole new world all over again. After visiting either of the two bars or taking in a movie via the RED’s box office movie channels or perhaps finish up on your lap top feeling a need to get some rest, then simply lie back in comfort because your work station now converts to a flat bed! This aircraft is well equipped and as you can imagine it makes an absolute joy to work on as a Flight Attendant. Yes there is flat bed rest for flight attendants for their rest periods on long international flights too. While this is one benefit of being employed to work on the magnificent B777-300ER aircraft, it doesn’t stop there with V Australia because there are many more benefits. Yes there are airline travel benefits for aircrew to name just one. So how do you join those who already have V Australia Flight Attendant Careers?The short answer is to step through the process. The longer answer is that the process involves 9 steps.In order for V Australia to select the best of the best, they do so via a selection system that follows a process. That system is designed to identify your individual strengths and potential to fit into the team and company culture of V Australia. It starts from the very first step with your application form and then it’s your face-to-face or telephone interview. If you get through this it’s on to group interviews and then reference checks. The fifth step of the process is health assessments and drug tests. And don’t even think you can fool one of these now or in the job should you be successful because you’ll be open for screening 24/7 with no notice.The sixth step is all about aptitude and ability testing followed by occupational personality and motivational questionnaires. If you get through to this part of the process you can finally start to feel a little confidant with just two steps to go. These should be a walk in the park as they are rudimentary if you are true to your submission in your application. Step eight validates your certificates and step nine of the V Australia careers application process is security and police checks.

    So why V Australia careers? Because you’ll be hard pressed to find a better airline to have one with!And how do you get one? Follow the process but put the ball in your court by knowing more about the process. Knowledge is power and power equals confidence and confidence equals success.


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    TJ is a committed aviation tragic who has flown for nearly two decades and is passionate about the industry. His website www.Flight-Attendant-Careers.com offers an abundance of aviation information and FREE resources. ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant - No such Thing as Chance’ is just one of them and is available directly from the ‘Resume Sample’ tab. The best selling and proven AFAA 3-step system for Flight Attendant applicants who want to work for an airline is also available. Visit V Australia Careers for more info on this subject.

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    Flight Attendant Interviews – 7 perfect tips to perfect answers


    INTRO: So you’ve got group or one-on-one Flight Attendant interviews coming up and now you have a little apprehension about how you’ll go with your answers. Rest assured that when attending your Flight Attendant interviews you’ll be on the front foot if you follow the 7 perfect tips to perfect answers...


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    So you’ve got group or one-on-one Flight Attendant interviews coming up and now you have a little apprehension about how you’ll go with your answers. Well relax because you cannot go wrong if you simply follow a format that is now firmly entrenched in established airline HR departments.Recognise first up that the questions that you’ll get in your interview will be behaviour based. That is to say the gurus of any HR department hang their hats on the fact that past behaviour dictates future behaviour which in part is true because we are all creatures of habit. However, that thinking would tend to suggest that ‘we’ being the creatures we are do not have the capacity to learn and grow from past experiences or to have the capacity to do or create new things and ways of doing things, which is simply farcical. One could argue that for decades before company HR departments were common place and certainly the non-business owners who run them, one has to wonder how anyone was ever employed. The truth of it, particularly so for the small business employer, was that you had an interview with the boss who was also the business owner and they made the call from how you came across in the interview and the gut feel they got from your presence. Obviously there are discrimination laws and ‘selection made on merit’ guidelines to adhere to now-a-days but if you’ve ever been to an interview knowing you are the most qualified for the job and walk out not getting it, you will have fair suspicion that if such laws and guidelines were a bucket, it wouldn’t hold much water.So cynicism aside of the ‘Preferred Selection Method’ being in operation, how do you go about answering questions correctly that voice the perfect answers for a behavior-based interview that is designed specifically to assess your future possible actions in the job position and to do so with fairness and without discrimination? Rest assured that when attending your Flight Attendant interviews you’ll be on the front foot if you...TIP 1: Listen to the question carefully. If you don’t know what you were asked you can’t answer the question or questions correctly. Listening is a skill in itself and is a part of being a good communicator. TIP 2: Understand what you have been asked. Having listened or heard the question, ensure you understand the question before you begin to answer and if you don’t, clarify. You can simply paraphrase the question to ensure your understanding or if necessary, ask for the question to be repeated. Don’t ask to have every question repeated however because it will quickly reveal that you are unable to listen with purpose as per tip one and that is sure not to lead to a positive outcome.TIP 3: Engage your brain before you move your lips. Take a few seconds to mentally prepare your answer. This is totally acceptable in any interview, stops you shooting from the hip and enables you to deliver a complete in-context and deliberate answer.TIP 4: Structure your answer following the S.T.A.R or S.A.O format. For the best part, the interpretation and delivery of answers constructed following these acronyms are the same. The meaning of the acronym (STAR) is: S = situation, T = task, A = action and R = results and meaning of the acronym (SAO) is: S = situation, A = action, O = outcome. The difference between the acronyms is T or TASK which means or gives you the reminder to cover and voice the challenge or expectation of what needed to be done in your answer. The SAO formula assumes that you automatically cover the meaning of ‘task’ when give the Action you took. It assumes you knew the task upon which to take action. The reality of it is that, if you didn’t understand the ‘TASK’, then why on earth did you take the action!In behavioural type interviewing your interviewer will be expecting a complete answer that addresses one these structured acronym formats which should be thought of as one and the same.TIP 5: Conclude and summarise your answer. Certainly some answers can be extremely precise and concise, however for longer answers ensure you know that they (your interviewer) knows what your answer is. This is not as blatant as asking if they’ve got all your answer, rather a natural summing up or conclusion of the key points you’ve given in your answer in one or two sentences should highlight this for them.TIP 6: Don’t fluff and add to your answer. Stay on subject. Don’t say in six words what you can say in four. It can demonstrate being ill prepared or the impression that you are making it up as you go along. Prior preparation and following tips one through to five, will avoid this.TIP 7: Keep your clarifying answers brief. HR department personal (box tickers to the old school business owner) conducting an interview have boxes on a piece of paper in front of them that they are required to make notes in or to mark with a grade or positive or negative indication. ‘It’s the system’. Humans generally speak a lot quicker than our hands can write and subsequently you will be asked clarifying questions to questions already answered to ensure the system (in effect, your report card) is completed if the interviewer has missed anything. Hence why tips four and five are important. However, if asked simply confirm but don’t elaborate on your answer. Again, if you have followed the tips thus far you will have given the answer that you want to and adding bits to your answer at this stage will only serve to confuse why your interviewer asked a conformation question in the first place.


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    TJ is a committed aviation tragic who has flown for nearly two decades and is passionate about the industry. His website www.Flight-Attendant-Careers.com offers an abundance of aviation information and FREE resources. ‘Confessions of a Flight Attendant - No such Thing as Chance’ is just one of them and is available directly from the ‘Resume Sample’ tab. The best selling and proven AFAA 3-step system for Flight Attendant applicants who want to work for an airline is also available. Visit flight attendant jobs for more info on this subject.

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