On June 7th, 2018 the Central Mountain Air recruitment fair concluded at the Canadian Tourism College Vancouver campus. The same afternoon, I received a phone call saying most of the many successful candidates who made it through the final stage of the assessment were current Flight Attendant students from our Surrey location. Upon hearing the news, my heart was filled with much joy and excitement that cannot be contained. Yet, and again, I was haunted by my constant thoughts of “Are Flight Attendants born or made?”
Pondering, it brought me to look back 16 years ago when I first set foot in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2003, I became part of the 5000 high – caliber newly hired Emirates Cabin Crew. Flying intercontinental for the world’s fastest-growing airline to over 100 destinations and working with more than 120 different smiles all over the world has been and will always be my greatest takeaway in the 11 years of soaring.
As the present Lead Flight Attendant Instructor here at the Canadian Tourism College, Surrey Campus, a student would ask me on a daily basis, “Was it easy to be hired by an airline? What does it take to become one?”
In this blog, we will take one spoon at a time, until we answer the ultimate question “Are Flight Attendants born or made?” I understand how controversial the question can be, which is the reason why we will leave it until last.
So, let’s start with the question “Was it easy to be hired by an airline?”, the answer is a Yes and a No. Yes, if you have the qualities and values that specific airline is looking for, and No, if you are unable to connect with your prospective airline’s mission, vision and goal during the assessment. Therefore, tailoring yourself to be suited for the airline industry and the Airline company you wish to apply to is crucial.
If you want to learn more and this blog has gotten you excited or has awakened a sleeping passion in you to meet people and go places, come and speak with me at the Canadian Tourism College, Surrey Campus on June 20th, 2018 at our “Open House” Info Session (4pm – 6pm) or visit our website http://www.tourismcollege.com/request-information-now/.
Till next time!