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Flight Attendant Cover Letter

Posted February 10th, 2013 in Applying by Judith Howe

A cover letter is where you can get a little creative, I think.  There are formats out there.  But, what I like to do in the cover letter is really present the wow factor.  This is where you have an opportunity to really make a connection with the reader.  I’ve seen a lot of boiler-plate cover letters, and they are the worst thing to read…worse than a poorly developed resume.  They are just a waste of time for your employer.  Give them something that is actually useful and enjoyable to read.

If there has been a connection made in the past, whether on the phone or in person, you can make a reference to that point(s) in time and immediately bring a connection to your cover letter/resume.  Get detailed…say thank you for a particular piece of advice they gave you, or say it was delightful listening to that person provide insight to the airline industry…whatever it is.flight-attendant-cover-letter

Another great thing you can do is tell a story that shows affection between you and the airline.  Tell a story of how you had a unique and positive experience with airline in the past.  Bring that experience full circle and tell them how you hope to exhibit this positive experience as you enter the work force as a Flight Attendant with that particular airline.  An example for me is when I was a youngster, the flight crew took me down into the cock pit of the airplane and let me have a brief look-around with the pilots.  It was amazing for me at that time, and it’s a memory I’ll have for the rest of my life.  I would reflect on that, and say that my goal as a Flight Attendant would be to facilitate that type experience and customer-service.  This will further compound your connection.

Another idea would be to exhibit some POSITIVE knowledge of the airline.  For example, you may see in the news that American Airlines (or any other airline) is expected to add 10,000 new Flight Attendants to they’re flight crew by the end of the year.  You can easily make a positive statement saying that you look forward to the opportunity of joining you growing team of flight crew.  This is nice and subtle and will hit the reader that you are well informed and relevant to read.  A good posture as they get ready to read your resume.

You want to have flow and readability to your letter.  Tell a general story.  Figure out what your general message is, and organize the content to deliver that message.  Try not to be all over the place with random facts and antidotes.  Treat this as setting the stage for them to read your resume.  Build connection, likability, and trust.

Good luck!

I appreciate you taking the time to read this post. If you are serious about starting a career as Commercial Airline Flight Attendant, then read The Essential Guide To Becoming A Flight Attendant - Kiki Ward explains it all! If becoming a corporate flight attendant jives with you check out Beyond the Red Carpet.

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