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 keywords.
Getting keywords 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.
Simple format, Keywords, How to use bullet points, Use the Education section well
If you are looking for personalized assistance, resume rewrites are included in the Premier Access with VIP Support Package. Click here to learn more here.
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.
A resume rewrite is included in the Looking Skyward Package. This package includes a variety of products and services designed to meet your specific needs.
A review will help you make your finished resume better. Here's how it works.
After you purchase a review, email me your finished resume
I'll review your resume looking for correct format, grammar, and spelling
I’ll email you back my thoughts, ideas, and suggested corrections
You’ll use that information to make improvements to your resume
If you're struggling to finish your resume, use the videos above to help (or purchase a resume rewrite and I'll take care of everything)