Your CV is your chance to impress an employer before the interview stage. You want to spend some time making it perfect so that you stand a chance against other aviation candidates. As you can imagine, cabin crew roles get a high volume of applications during the recruitment process. It is essential that you manage to hit all the right points to keep your cabin crew CV, fresh, concise and valuable to an aviation employer.
How long should it be?
Keep it short and sweet. No more than 1-2 pages maximum. Aviation employers go through hundreds, if not thousands of applications for cabin crew jobs so it is essential that you keep your aviation CV as minimal as possible, but you must remember to include all the relevant information. It is key to remember that you must try not to ramble. Giving irrelevant information or expanding too much on your personal summary, will only bore the reader. Aviation companies want people who can deliver what is required of them to a high standard, so showing that you can successfully put together a CV is only a good thing.
Which work experience should I include?
Only use relevant work experience. Cabin crew roles are extremely customer facing. When summarising your work experience, try to mention if you have had any customer service experience and that you like helping others. This way the employer will believe you could be an asset to their cabin crew team. Team work experience is also a good point to include. Use examples, as many as you can actually. By providing examples you are demonstrating that you have been in the situation in real life, so know how to deal with it properly.
What education should be on my cabin crew CV?
The goal is to impress employers with your aviation CV. With this mind you should only include the highest level of education you have achieved. If you went to university, there is really no need to include details of high school achievements. Again, keep it concise. Include dates of attendance, name of school, location and degree/qualifications achieved.
Skills to include
You should compile a list of around 5-10 solid and relevant skills for your aviation CV. In the case of cabin crew, some examples may be; effective team worker, patient, friendly nature, adaptable, organised, good decision maker, language skills and any first aid experience you may have would be very useful as well. This could also be included in your education/qualifications section. Skills like friendliness & adaptability are important for a cabin crew vacancy because your environment will be changing constantly. You could be working with one cabin crew this shift and a completely different group of people the next. No two days will be the same working as a flight attendant, and showing you are adaptable will tip the scales in your favour when your CV is in front of an employer. Language skills are often preferred but not always essential when applying for cabin crew jobs. Being able to speak another language will definitely come in handy when working as an air hostess.
When applying for jobs in cabin crew, remember the most important thing is to keep your CV concise but to the point. This goes for most jobs to be honest. No one wants to have to sit and analyse a CV looking for the right skills and experience. They want them to jump out at them!
Hope you took some good points from this article and good luck with your aviation job hunt! In the meantime, if you are on the lookout for an aviation job why not upload your CV to AviationMatch today. Keep up with the latest news from on Facebook & Twitter too.