4 Questions to Find Out if You Are a Good Flight Attendant Candidate
- Are you are foot-loose and fancy free to come and go as you please?
Maybe you’re an empty nester or maybe you are young and unattached but either way, the ability to relocate after training and the freedom to drop everything and fly are a sure fire sign you should at least look into this career. If you aren’t that unencumbered, that’s ok… you’ll need a support system and a game plan, but you can still make this happen.
- Do you need your own bed, pillow, sheets, dog, partner, noise make, or time zone to sleep soundly?
Flight attendants are in a different bed every night and more times than not, they’re sleeping single in a double bed (anyone know that song?!?!) If you can fall asleep easily or have a bedtime routine that is easy to take on the road, you’re ready to travel.
- Do you start to feel itchy or restless if you stay in one place for too long?
If going home every night is boring and your cubicle is closing in, it’s time for a change. As a flight attendant, you will have new customers, new coworkers, and a new adventure every day. Now don’t me wrong, some days are routine. But I bet you’ve got the personality that finds the excitement in everything!
- Does living out of a suitcase sounds totally doable?
For most people, the thought of living out of a suitcase sounds horrible. But flight attendants perfect the art of suitcase living and once you’ve traveled the world with you “mobile home” you are forever attached to that 22 inch rollaboard.
There is no career like the flight attendant career. In fact, it is more of a lifestyle and less of a career. These four criteria are only the top of the iceberg when it comes to deciding if you are ready to become a flight attendant, but I’ll tell you a little secret, the biggest part of getting hired as a flight attendant is passion for customer service, a hospitable personality that puts everyone at ease, and the gumption to overcome roadblocks and setbacks.
If that sounds like you, then you are the kind of person I have the privilege with working with. I have clients who have been hired by every airline and every time I see a graduation picture I am taken back to the moment I received my wings and I feel the excitement all over again, but this time it’s mixed with a whole bunch of PRIDE.
No matter where you are in your journey, I’m here to help.