What to know before the recruitment interview - course "I want to be a Stewardess"
Between 19 and 23 February, I Want to Be a Stewardess organized the first intensive training course for the interview at an airline. For 5 days intensively, participants were introduced to aviation mysteries, thus having the chance to discover the secrets of a successful interview. The students went through all the stages of a recruitment interview with an airline, from the elimination stage of height / weight, to the grooming, group games and final interview.
Nicoleta Gherman, the trainer of the course, revealed to the participants in the secrets of the on-board companion profession, making practical recommendations on how they should come to the interview to increase their chances of being hired.
Nicoleta has over 10 years experience in aviation, as a flight attendant at Qatar Airways, and is currently part of the recruitment team for several airlines.
Nicoleta Gherman: “I was pleasantly surprised by the evolution of the 19 students over the course of the 4 days of the course. Some already had the experience of an airline interview, they wanted to know where they went wrong, why they were not selected, and others wanted to know what happens to such an interview. Some young ladies even made the School of accompanying passengers and already had aviation knowledge that they shared with the rest of the students eager for as much information as possible. So we had a perfect combination of experienced and aviation novices. Sharing aviation information and experiences, both between trainers and students, but only among trainees, in a relaxing atmosphere, a connection was formed not only professionally, but also friendship. This connection was immediately observed during the group communication exercises, at round tables. If initially during the first exercise there was a deep silence at the round table, then, during other exercises, there was a real evolution and an effective communication between the students. I'm not talking about the careful look that the corrected ones showed during the next days. I had a female student whom I did not recognize when she came from the third day all the time dressed and dressed as a true stewardess. Of course, the "cherry on the cake" was to find out on the day immediately after the end of the course that one of the participants had passed such an interview with Wizz Air, and another student received the employment contract with an airline from the Middle East. . What I wish to all participants in this course: to pass the recruitment exams with the aviation line whose uniform is dreaming to wear it with pride in the future. ”
The trainees also attended a career orientation workshop together with a specialist with over 10 years experience in HR, who handled the correction of each CV and punctual recommendations on how to properly prepare such a document. On the last day of the course, after the test of the final interview, the students had a professional make-up & hairstyle session supported by those from MUD Studio and Delights Beauty Club. In the end, they benefited from a professional photo session, so that upon completing the course, each participant will leave home with a perfectly prepared CV and professional photos needed to apply for a job as an on-board companion.
Anca Dumitrescu, project manager I want to be a Stewardess: “I thought of this course as a starting point in the career of a future on-board companion. For 5 days, the participants in the course had the opportunity to learn what an interview of an airline entails, how to dress and make up on the day, how to make a personal presentation that counts and through which to differentiate itself from the other competitors. Also, being taught excluding English, the course helps participants develop their specialized vocabulary and correct any errors in oral and written expression. ”.
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