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Job prospects for cabin crew in 2014

By, Thu 2nd Jan, 2014 at 13:23
By Patricia Green Prospects for cabin crew in 2014 are hopeful but rapidly changing in direction. The majority of the world’s biggest airlines are still performing recruitment drives, but there are fewer positions available today than there have been in the past.
It's also the case that some airlines are putting recruitment on hold entirely. This means that thousands of applications are being made for the existing cabin crew roles each month. For instance it’s been reported that
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The VIP/Corporate Flight Attendant guide to freelance work

By, Tue 10th Dec, 2013 at 16:25
After some time flying in the corporate world, you may consider the option to work freelance – this offers freedom to do other things and the potential to make good money for the right person. As in every job there are the good and the bad sides, so we will look at these in more detail. However, there are many other aspects also to consider.
After some time flying in the corporate world, you may consider the option to work freelance – this offers freedom to do other things and the potential to make good money for the right person. As in every job there are the good and the bad sides, so
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Dismissed or been made redundant from a cabin crew job? Check your legal position here

By, Thu 28th Nov, 2013 at 09:50
Have you just lost your cabin crew job? Maybe you've been fired, or maybe you've been told you're being made redundant. It’s possible you felt like you had to resign because of something happening at work.
If one of these situations has occurred, it is crucial to understand the actual process of losing your job, say the experts at Contact Law.

Normally in the aviation industry large scale redundancies are handled very carefully by the
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A quick fix guide to telephone and video interviews

By, Tue 26th Nov, 2013 at 16:05
Now as part of the airline recruitment procedure, many recruiters are using telephone or video interviews as part of the pre-screening process. This obviously saves time and money for them as well as being able to recruit in some areas in the world where access to the worldwide open days or assessment days may be limited.
This is a bonus too for any potential cabin crew who may otherwise not get a chance, as they cannot travel a long distance to an open day or assessment day.

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What must a VIP Cabin Crew CV include?

By, Tue 12th Nov, 2013 at 10:07
By Patricia Green So, how can you make your CV stand out in the competitive corporate/private aviation world? After all, these operators receive thousands of CV’s from hopefuls every day.
When a VIP Cabin Crew job is advertised, they will often not even read anything sent after the first day as the response is always overwhelming, so you
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What must a Cabin Crew CV include?

By, Thu 7th Nov, 2013 at 15:28
By Patricia Green The most important tip I can give to anyone applying for a cabin crew role is to make sure you ‘tailor’ the application form and CV and make it work for you.
Use your education and work experience to sell yourself and make the employer want to interview you and can see just how great you would be for the job. Add any tasks that you have done at work that may be appropriate to the role of
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Staying safe on your trip

By, Mon 14th Oct, 2013 at 16:37
By Patricia Green It’s an unpleasant thought, but cabin crew can sometimes be seen as a target by criminals around the world. It does not happen often, but the more you are aware, the safer you will be.
From the airport
While in uniform when you are at the airport, always watch your luggage and crew bag, as someone may steal something from them. This could happen at the airport or at the hotel, so keep an eye on those bags.
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10 ways to stay motivated when applying for cabin crew jobs

By, Tue 17th Sep, 2013 at 10:37
Receiving rejection letters, emails and phone calls can be a tough part of the job-hunting process. Worse still are those days of hearing nothing at all from potential employers, even when you have slogged over countless application forms.
But don’t give up! Now is the time for inner strength and renewed energy in your cabin crew job search. To keep on track until your ideal job is in the bag,
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Teamwork: How to be a cabin crew star!

By, Thu 12th Sep, 2013 at 14:36
By Patricia Green Teamwork is one of the most crucial skills that a member of cabin crew requires and without this a cabin crew team cannot work efficiently or at their best ability. It is essential not only for day to day practices but also in case an emergency occurs – that is when you being part of a team can be a life saver – literally.
If, there is no teamwork onboard not only will service suffer and the passengers will notice it but in an emergency situation – it does not bear thinking about! So, how can you as a member of crew do your best to contribute to your team and promote
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The future of cabin crew jobs – Still flying high?

By, Wed 28th Aug, 2013 at 10:14
By Patricia Green The role of cabin crew is still a very desirable one, one that many people have dreams of pursuing every day, though few are actually successful in achieving their goals. It is a job that is seen as glamorous and often just reflected by a uniform and the assumption of just being a waitress in the sky.
Anyone who truly knows what being cabin crew is all about will, know the long hours, the disruption to life, sleepless nights and that the real role of the job is about everything that could possibly go wrong on your flight and we hope that you will
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