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You might be asking yourself why this is the first course, why the look is so important. The reality is that no matter how qualified or brilliant you are airlines, particularly international ones will not hire you if you are not well-groomed and presentable. The look is an important part of expressing professionalism in the cabin and commanding authority.


All airlines have a grooming department that evaluates and guides cabin crew with getting their look right through the training. It’s important to note that a flight attendant must always be presentable. As a cabin crew, you’d be interacting with high-level clients and crew from around the world. You are expected to have a clean appearance according to the standards set by your employers.


In this section, we go through the details of what most airlines want and provide an introduction to getting the look right.



Dressing Up


If you want to be Cabin Crew you need to look like Cabin Crew is the moto you need to follow, remember you only get one chance at making a good impression.


Remember always be conservative, dress conservatively, for both males and females always wear a business suit


DO NOT: Have any visible tattoos or piercings (other than one piercing for earrings in females) this will almost always immediately disqualify you.





Pick clothes that fit and shoes and handbag that match.


Skirt/pantsuit: Wear a nice-fitting skirt or pantsuit (black, grey or dark blue are best). Your skirt should be a proper length (avoid miniskirts) and not too tight. You should look elegant and comfortable when you walk, bend, or sit down. Tights should be worn even if it’s hot. Don’t wear pattern, opaque or lace hosiery. During winter, choose a nude or black color. It’s always a smart idea to have an extra pair of tights that you can quickly change into if the need arises.


Blouse: Your blouse should be also conservative, a white or neutral color, and most definitely not see-through. For a smart look, tuck your blouse inside your skirt or pants. And make sure that you can’t see the outline of your bra through your top. A nude color bra will solve that problem. And avoid plunging necklines. Conservative, remember?



Remember that as a flight attendant, you need to demonstrate skills such as:


Communication: Flight attendants should speak clearly, listen attentively, and interact effectively with passengers and other crew members.


Customer Service: Flight attendants should have poise, tact, and resourcefulness to handle stressful situations and address passengers' needs.


Decision Making: Flight attendants must be able to act decisively in emergencies.


Physical Stamina: Flight attendants push, pull, and carry service items, open and close overhead bins, and stand and walk for long periods.


Experience in previous employment that demonstrates skills such as these greatly improve your chances.



What is a CV cover letter?


A cover letter is a one-page document addressed to the interviewer or hiring manager that includes your contact details, the role you are applying for and further detail surrounding the information in your CV. Cover letters should highlight your interest in the role and expand on your skills and experiences that make you best suited for the position.


Within the cover letter, you should align your qualifications, relevant skills and previous experience clearly to the job description to emphasise that you have done your research into the role and are keen to join the team.


How to write a cover letter


A good cover letter will increase your chances of being invited for an interview with the hiring manager. Below we go through ten key tips for maximum impact:


1. Address the contact mentioned in the job advert


Take care when addressing your cover letter to ensure it is received by the correct person - ideally the hiring manager - and make it clear which role you are applying for. If you don’t know the name of the hiring manager, either ask the recruiter, or simply write ‘To whom it may concern’.


2. Outline your current job situation and why you want to move on - don’t be negative


If you are currently employed, explain the reasons for your interest in the new role in the cover letter, whether that be career progression, personal interests, or even that you are just looking for a change. If you are between jobs or have previous employment gaps on your CV, use the cover letter to highlight the reasons for your interest, but also ensure you are upfront as to why you have been out of employment previously.



Taking your photo


A photo is a very important part of your CV, you need to take two photos, one of your head and shoulders and the other of your full body.


1. Choose a good camera and a tripod. You can use a professional camera or a smartphone, but make sure the camera has a high resolution and can take decent photos.


2. Find a suitable background and lighting. The background should be plain and white, with no distractions or clutter. The lighting should be natural and bright, but not too harsh or dark. Avoid direct sunlight, artificial light, or shadows. Taking a picture outside in front of a white wall on a cloudy day is usually good.




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