One question that people keep on asking me frequently is the one as to how I managed to get a flight attendant’s job in a major airline. It is not hard to see where this question comes from: especially when you take into consideration the cut-throat competition that exists for these types of jobs. There are so many people who are aspiring to become flight attendants in these major airlines. Thus I encounter many people who are keen on knowing how I managed to surmount the competition, and get a flight attendant’s job in a major airline.
I would say that there are two major things that helped me get a flight attendant’s job in a major airline. The first thing is proper training: whereby in my formative years, I aspired to get world class training in cabin crew operations. The second thing that helped me a great deal is proper networking. I came to realize early on that there are numerous people out there who have world class training in cabin crew operations. What makes the difference between those who manage to get jobs and those who miss out on jobs is the connections that one has. So I set out to try to make those connections, through a process known as personal and professional networking.
I must, of course, confess that luck has also played a major role in my career. I was lucky to get into the industry when there was a boom and when there was (therefore) huge demand for flight attendants. By the time the bust set in, I had already established myself and proved my worth to my employers. I am also lucky to be quite presentable, a fact that has seemed to smooth things out for me a great deal. In my career, I have seen flight attendants being relieved of their jobs for no reason other than the fact that they weren’t very presentable. But the employers would also find flimsy excuses to let them go: yet the real reason as to why they were being shunted aside was because of their looks. So I am lucky that I am quite presentable, and frankly, this is one of the things that helped me get a job in this major airline.