New Year - new career?

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By on Thursday 5th Jan, 2012 at 15:50

With the Christmas and New Years Eve celebrations officially over, it’s time to get down to business.

As much fun as you will have had munching your way through the back end of 2011 with more chocolates and festive treats than you’d care to admit, you’re probably now beginning to focus your attention on the year ahead, and what you can do to make this year one you won’t forget.

We asked a few of you what your New Year’s resolutions would be for 2012 – and the resounding answer was that you wanted to follow your dreams and snag yourself the ultimate cabin crew position.

Well, good for you! At least you’ve started out this New Year with some exciting goals, but setting the resolution is the easy part – now you need to follow through.
So where do you begin? Well before you dive head-first into a pile of application forms, it’s important to do your research first.

Have a think about whether you have the relevant qualifications and or experience to move forward and be successful with your desired airline. On our career advice section you’ll find loads of useful hints and tips about what you will need to do in order to have your application considered.

It is also a really good idea to contact your desired airline directly – check out their websites for recruitment information and see if they have any specific employment requirements listed.

If they don’t have that information on the website it doesn’t mean that they won’t have requirements, so maybe try calling or emailing them. Not only will this help you find out further information, but it will also demonstrate to the airline that you’re being proactive and you’re serious about pursuing this as a career.

If you still have unanswered questions, why not check out our forums? There are loads of other applicants and successful candidates who will be able to give you some advice on how to go about applying.

It can also help to get you prepared for possible interviews, and the odd knock-back. Unfortunately, the aviation industry is getting more and more popular with applicants all over the world, and although you may feel as though you are the best for the job, you do also need to prepare yourself for a couple of ‘no’s’ along the way – but don’t give up. If you’re right for the job then have faith in yourself that you will get to where you want to be.

Wishing you a very successful 2012 from the cabincrew team – happy job hunting!

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