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Flight Attendant Resumes

Posted February 10th, 2013 in Applying by Judith Howe

Successfully positioning yourself with a great employer/airline has a lot of moving parts, if you have not already noticed.  However, the cornerstone to all of those moving parts is an iron clad resume.  This is where it all starts, and it is how you direction yourself.  Undoubtedly, the most important part in establishing a career as a Flight Attendant is building a solid resume.

The key to a good resume is communicating your RELEVENT skill set in a clean and concise manner.  But, to separate your resume from good to GREAT you need to tailor your resume to meet the needs and goals of a particular airline/employer.flight-attendant-resume

There are different ways to layout your resume.  But how you lay it out depends on what your skill sets are, and what the best way is to communicate them.  The following are typical resume headings to help organize your information:

  • Contact Information
  • Objective
  • Qualifications & Skills
  • Core Competencies / Personal Qualities
  • Work Experience
  • Education
  • References

First, start out by writing each of these categories in your word processor.  Then go through each category and fill out as much information as you can under each one, using bullet points.  Don’t think here, just write.  Get as much down as you can.

Next, go through and format each bullet point and category heading.  Your formatting is directed by the design layout you choose.  Determining which design layout to use is completely up to you.  I personally use very simple and clean layouts.  The most important thing with formatting and laying out your content is CONSITENCY.  All similar items (e.g., category headings) should look identical.

Now that you have the font, margins, sizing, etc. all setup, go through and trim the content that you’ve written to fit all on one page.  You are probably going to need to prioritize your bullet points.  Be sure to prioritize through your interviewers eyes.

Now you’ve got a working document.  The next step is to polish the content of your resume to improve readability and impressiveness.  You need to target generalized, overused, cliché, and passive words and expressions and substitute them power words and statements.  There is probably going to be quite a bit of re-tooling to get your sentence structures the way it should be.  Let me give you an idea of a bad sentence and a good sentence:

  • BAD – “Hard worker”, “outstanding professional”, “exceptional customer-service”
  • BETTER – “Accomplished sales goal at ABC Retail Store by developing improved customer-service standards.”  “Increased customer satisfaction by delivering products consistently on time and thereby achieving the Customer Satisfaction Award of the Year for ABC Retail Store.”

There is a general rule of thumb when developing a resume…Eliminate unsupported claims of greatness.  Every average resume is littered with claims that can be made by anybody.  Therefore, every resume that makes these types of claims will be immediately placed to the side.  Separate yourself by placing statements that will lead the interviewer to make their own conclusions to your greatness.  Make a strong statement with action words, and back it up.  Use quotes from your past performance reviews, or cite awards and recognitions that prove your statement.  Forget the fluff…employers want and know how to find the real thing.

Now give it to three different people for review.  Review it for grammar, punctuation, and readability.

Get it printed on a nice semi-gloss paper and cover each copy with a cover letter.  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.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below, of contact me here.


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  1. Sylvia Perez
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    San Pedro, Ca 90731
    (909) 510-9300
    To obtain a challenging position where I can prove my hardworking ability and contribute to the growth of the organization and myself.

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Positive team player who is self-motivated and supportive.
    • Possess the ability to set effective priorities and meet deadlines.
    • Consistently shows commitment to teamwork with a positive attitude.
    • Uses clear, concise communication skills in conjunction with organizational skills to perform daily duties.
    • Punctual, reliable, and dedicated team player with a strong work ethic.

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