Your cabin crew personal statement could be the difference between you landing your dream aviation role, or being held up on the tarmac.
This brief, yet informative, statement is your opportunity to showcase both your personality and written presentation skills to prospective employers.
Airlines are bound by a host of safety and security regulations when looking to hire new cabin crew, so candidate applications are all too often homogeneous.
However, airlines also want to hire cabin crew with certain skills or attributes that reinforce their brand and/or operational processes, such as friendliness, helpfulness, efficiency etc.
In this blog, we’ll outline the key ways you can optimise your cabin crew personal statement in order to appeal to employers while setting yourself apart from the rest of the pack.
How to write a perfect cabin crew personal statement
Here are five crucial points to consider next time you’re applying for a cabin crew role:
1) Choose the right format
For starters, you need to understand what a personal statement is.
Your statement should be in the form of a single short paragraph at the top of your CV, made up of approximately three to five sentences.
Try to keep these sentences as simple as possible, to minimise the risk of obscuring the meaning of your statement.
2) Check spelling/grammar
It goes without saying that your personal statement must be completely free from spelling or grammatical errors.
So, to achieve this, read and re-read this statement several times and use a spellchecker. It’s also a good idea to get a fresh pair of eyes (preferably someone with aviation industry experience) to look through your statement in detail.
3) List generic and airline-specific skills/attributes
Make sure to list both the generic skills/attributes airlines typically look for, as well as those relevant to specific employers in your cabin crew personal statement.
Generic cabin crew skills/attributes include:
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Communication/customer service/staff relations
• Energy and drive
• Great interpersonal skills
Specific cabin crew skills/attributes might include:
• Language skills
• Height and other physical attributes
• Silver service experience
4) Lead with benefits and verbs
Essentially, your cabin crew personal statement is your very own sales pitch. You should therefore ensure you follow marketing best practice when writing it.
Lead the statement/individual sentences with the benefits airlines can enjoy should they decide to hire you. Also, think about starting sentences with verbs in order to give your application a sense of dynamism.
Lastly, think carefully about the types of adjectives you could use to describe your skills to prospective aviation employers.
5) State what you’re looking for
State clearly what job role you’re looking for and how this fits into your overall career plan (e.g. “a step up to consolidate skills gained to date”).
Be sure to tie this to the particular airline you’re applying for. What special features of the airline make it the ideal fit for your skill set and future objectives, for example?
You should also use this as an opportunity to show prospective employers that you’ve done your research.
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