5 tips for the cabin crew final interview

Viewed 19,137 times
By cabincrew72 on Friday 19th Sep, 2014 at 11:04

So you have made it to the final interview for your dream cabin crew job, you're nervous and apprehensive. These 5 tips will no doubt help you...

Here are some of the commonly asked questions at interview


Why do you want to become a cabin crew member?
What do you know about our company?
Can you tell me your strengths and weaknesses?
How are you planning to compensate for your lack of experience?
Could you explain about a time you last resolved a conflict?
Tell me how you would approach and deal with a colleague who was not doing their fare share of work?
Why should we employ you?

1. Body Language

These little signals within our body language, we unconciously send out to people we meet can say a lot as we can decode body language far better than anything else so be aware of it.

Posture

Dont slouch, sit upright but not too stiff in your chair this will say your confident and confortable in front of the interviewers.

If a question is asked of you, lean slightly forward, this shows you are engaged and interested in what the interviewers are asking.

Tilting your head slightly to oneside, this shows openess and that you are friendly.

Hands

Don't fidget! Clasp your hands lightly or place them in your lap or on the table.

Do not touch your face - this can indicate your lying, a lot of people when they are lying inadvertantly touch their nose or mouth.

Do not cross your arms this shows that you are defensive

Legs

You should cross your feet at the ankles or place both feet on the floor, this will show a confident and professional look.

Try not to bounce your legs or shake them this shows nervous energy and you don't want to appear nervous.

Dont cross your legs this would appear to be cocky and arrogant.

Tone of voice

You should breathe and pause before answering questions, don't ramble.

Varying your tone and pitch when speaking can define certain words to make them more or less important, practice in the mirror.

It is also good to smile and nod at appropiate times but do not over do it, this shows that you are interested and paying attention.

Don't laugh on your own! Laughing along with the interviewer is more appropiate.

Always use words to answer questions, don't just nod or shake your head.

Don't forget

Make sure you go to bed early and get plenty of rest, as yawning in front of an interviewer is a big no, no! It basically indicates I am bored.

Do not go out eating spicy food the night before, you don't want to stink them out!

Questions and Answers


Stay on point and relevant

You must listen to each question and provide a concise answer do not ramble, always stick to the question asked and be concise.

Provide examples

If you can say yes to a question regarding a particular situation or skill, then back it up with an example don't just say "yes, I have done that before" you should be saying "yes, I have done that before, for example...." then follow up with "Did this answer your question...?" This allows you to extract any doubts from the interviewers by finishing with an open ended question, so you get closure.

Very important be honest

Skirting around a difficult interview question is definatley not the best approach. If you do not have that skill, just tell the interviewer do not try and cover it up giving example after example which is not particularly relevant to the question.

You may well have related skills which can be discussed later and the interviewers will appreciate your honesty and this will definatley go a long way with helping you secure the job!

Your turn to ask questions

When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, do not be shy!

You should prepare in advance some key topic areas or ask questions that may have resulted from information exchanged in the interview. Some of my favourite questions to ask include.

"How do you think I performed today?"
"Based on what I have told you regarding my experienece, is their any reason for you to think that I could not do this job?"

These type of questions will bring any doubt the interviewer has to the surface, allowing you to reinforce and assure the interviewer that you are the right person for the job, and in the process nailing that doubt they may have.

Also by asking questions you are showing enthusiasm and interest in the company and the recruitment process.

The next step

Unless the interviewer has clearly explained before the cabin crew final interview, the hiring stage process. You should try and establish a time frame regarding a hiring decision and who you should get in touch with for an update on your application.

Ask for a name and whether you should phone or email them, clarifying this information shows you are organised, concise and professional. Also write this down on a notepad this again shows organisation.

Thank the interviewer

You should sincerely thank the interviewer for their time, give a firm handshake and make eye contact when you do this.

I hope you find these tips useful and good luck.