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How can I make sure my application is good enough?

Three quarters of applicants fail at the application stage!

If you want advice on filling out an application form, please take a look here to find out how we can help.

There are two ways you are likely to be asked for information.

1. What do you think…?

This type questions will ask for your view on things like your suitability for the role, what motivates you, what your strengths are…the standards type of questions you would expect to see in a recruitment process.

2. What can you prove….?

This one is looking for EVIDENCE of what you have done in the past. They will be phrased in such a way as ‘can you provide and example of a time when..’ ‘Can you describe when you have…’ ‘Please detail an occasion when...’ You need to think about your own experience and then detail an example of when you have demonstrated the behaviour or approach that they are looking for. This might be ‘team work’ or ‘good communication skills’ or ‘being able to solve problems’.

The sorts of questions which ask for a personal example of when you have done something are notoriously hard to get right. Most people end up giving ‘what I think’ type answers. Be careful to get this part right as it will probably be the ‘make or break’ section of your application.

Spotlight on: Cabin Crew Application Tips

  • Think about the things you have done that you are proud of and have made a positive difference and try to include some of them in your application.
  • Think about what the airline will value the most (using the job description as a guide). Make sure your experiences prove that you have what it takes.
  • Think of any (appropriate!) interesting or unusual information you can include to make yourself stand out.
  • Don’t just use the first answer to come to mind- do a few drafts to make sure you are using your best personal examples and have crafted the most compelling statements.
  • Get someone else to read it and give you feedback. Consider using a professional service to get the best quality feedback on how your application is looking.
  • If you aren’t strong on spelling and grammar, get the form checked by someone who is! there will also be mis-types however many times you check it which it will take for someone else to spot.
  • Stick to the word limit.
  • For more information on the types of ‘example based’ questions you may have in your application form read the interview section as the types of questions can often be quite similar.


Next Page: The Interview

Imagine you are lucky enough to get invited to interview. What should you expect? Each airline will have a slightly different process but there will be a lot of similarity between them as well.These types of questions are much harder…

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