How many of you pretty ladies want to work in the aviation industry? Well, I do. It’s just so cool to fly and see new places that too for free. As we all know airlines (especially the ones in India like Indigo, Spicejet, Jet Airways, Go Air, etc) want doll like faces and perfect bodies so I am showing you a step by step tutorial on how the eye and lip makeup should be done and what type of outfit should be worn. They are very strict about the dress code. Along with how to that neat and clean hairstyle.
everything from hair to makeup, outfit to nails needs to be perfect because they reject people in the first round itself if the grooming is not right and I have seen people getting rejected because their nails were not painted the right shade or their shirts had minor creases
Do your base. Use primer, concealer and foundation which provides proper coverage
Apply a black or darkened brown eyeliner. I’ve again used Maybelline colossal kajal. Make sure the eyeliner is waterproof and smudge proof because you might end up siting at the interview office for the whole day because they do all the rounds together sometimes
mascaras. Again use a waterproof one which does not clump and holds the curl for hours. I’ve used Maybelline colossal mascara. Fill in your eyebrows. And tada your eyes are ready.
My color suggestions would be nude, blotted red, coral and warm pink lipsticks which are not too bright and stays longer. I’ve used and blotted bobbi brown artstick in harlow red. I’ve again used bobbi brown artstick I harlow red on my cheeks. Just put a few dots and blend quickly. And your makeup is done!
I suggest you to wear a good quality Georgette formal shirt as it won’t crease with a black or grey formal skirt and black stockings. Shoes and handbag needs to be neutral. Do not wear very high heels; 2-3 inch heel is more than enough. And you are ready to impress the interviewers with your personality.
That’s how you look presentable and interview ready in the hotel management or aviation industry. Cabin crew or flight attendants are shortlisted in the first round on the basis of their overall presentation.
You need to be an excellent communicator, place high value on great customer service, you need to be hard-working, proactive, have a good awareness of safety, be able to follow instructions and implement protocol, manage conflict and deal with difficult people and situations calmly….the list is pretty long! But by giving some thought to what is required in the role you can get a good idea of what sort of questions you might be able to expect.
Think about what cabin crew are like when you board a plane- friendly, smiley, chatty. This is how you need to come across!
Consider how well turned out cabin crew always are. Dress smartly, showing you know how to take care in your appearance. If you have long hair, tie it into the sort of style you can imagine cabin crew wearing.
Maintain eye contact with your interviewers- you are talking to them after all
If you don’t understand a question ask for it to be repeated- that’s fair better than getting to wrong end of the stick
Answer the question you have been asked, not what you want to say! A surprising number of candidates don’t answer the question
If you are asked for an example from your own experience make sure you describe one; don’t just give an opinion instead
Describe a specific, single example rather than talk generally i.e. ‘on one occasion I did xxx’ rather than ‘I always do xxx’.
If you can’t answer a question don’t be afraid to say so. You could even say, ‘I did read about x,y and z but it didn’t cover that unfortunately’
If there are more than one interviewer address your answers to all of them
Don’t be put off if they have their heads down making notes for much of the time, they are gathering evidence that they will score you on later
Take your time to give a good example if you are asked for one, don’t feel you need to rush in with the first thing that pops into your head
Have a few examples prepared before you go in but make sure they are relevant to the question you are asked
Don’t talk too quickly, it will be too difficult for them to take proper notes of what you are saying
If you are likely to twist your hands nervously, hold them!
Take a glass of water if offered- talking a lot can give you a dry mouth!
Be honest- integrity is an important quality in cabin crew so if you are caught out in a lie or exaggeration it won’t go down well.
If you don’t have experience of something then say so, but explain what you would hope to learn as part of the role.
Many of us are uncomfortable ‘bigging ourselves up’ and can prefer to downplay our achievements but this is not the time or the place. If you have done well at something you need to highlight this. It’s not about bragging, it’s about presenting an accurate picture of yourself. It’s important to do so as your word is what the interviewers will go on.