You know that saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”?
It is so true when comes to the resume for a flight attendant candidate. Unlike other jobs, where you can go into an office and meet with a hiring manager, or have a friend put in a good word for you, flight attendant candidates all start out on a very level playing field where they are asked to apply through a website and submit a resume that will either open a door for them to move forward, or move them into the “we’ve decided to pursue other candidates” pile.
And did you know that a lot of the time candidate resumes are not even reviewed by a human, but instead are processed through a special computer system that looks for certain keywords? Because a computer cannot reason the same way we as humans can, it is very important for your resume to be cleanly formatted and full of those key-words.
Getting key-words into your resume does require a little finesse, but don’t overthink it. Most of the words you need can be found in the flight attendant job description. Words like: customer service, teamwork, flexible, dependable, safety, security, problem-solving, multi-tasking, time management, communication. See, no surprising words here! We sometimes make it too difficult by trying to sound extra fancy and include phrases that are not easily recognized by the computer. For example, I have seen “attend to patrons” which is a key-wordless way to say “provide excellent customer service.”
Bottom line: you know you have what it takes to be an outstanding flight attendant.
Don’t make it harder than it has to be to highlight those amazing skills in your resume.
No amount of phone calls, emails, or handwritten thank you cards can make up for a sub-par resume.
That’s why FACC offers resume services specifically geared toward aspiring flight attendants. I want you to feel as confident as you can when you click “submit.” And I want that confidence to continue when you had the recruiter a copy of your resume at the face-to-face interview.
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Is your Resume Ready for Take-Off?
✈Are you ready to apply, but unsure if your resume has what it takes to open doors and secure interview invitations?
✈Have you been applying with little or no success
✈Are you struggling to finish (or maybe even start) creating your airline-ready resume?
✈Do you have a big interview or application opportunity coming up and you'd love some help making sure your resume is a masterpiece?
Then you, my aspiring flight attendant friend, are in the right place!
Flight Attendant Career Connection can help. Whether you have a non-traditional background or straight-up customer service experience, I can create a ready-to-go resume that highlights your relevant job duties, includes plenty of keywords to get your resume moved to the next step, and best of all, is unique and authentic.
It is important to me to create a variety of products and services to meet the specific needs of each client I have the honor of serving. That's why Flight Attendant Career Connection offers several options for resume services as well as plenty of tips and best-practice for creating a door-opening flight attendant resume.