Interview Process for Flight Attendant American Airlines
If you have a love for travel, then you may want to consider a career as a flight attendant for American Airlines. American Airlines is looking for people who possess a warm and inviting smile, a caring attitude and attention to service to join their outstanding team of flight attendants. Great communication skills, ability to handle a variety of tasks, dependability, neat personal appearance, and the right to work in the United States are just some of the qualifications American Airlines is looking for in their candidates. If you meet these qualifications, and you are ready to embark on an exciting career opportunity, follow these steps on the interview process with American Airlines:
1. Apply online: First, go to the American Airlines website at www.aacareers.com to apply for the flight attendant position online. Read the description and qualifications, and if you wish to apply, click the “Apply Online” link at the bottom of the page. If you do not have one already, you will need to create a username and password. You will then be directed to fill out an online application, upload your current resume, and add a cover letter. Make sure the contact information you give is accurate.
2. Personality test: After American Airlines has carefully reviewed your online application, and if you are selected for the next step, American Airlines will email you a Personality Test. This test is pretty standard practice in human resource today. There are no right or wrong questions; however, this test shows if you have the personal traits suited for a flight attendant with American Airlines. As a result, you should answer each question honestly.
3. Telephone interview: If American Airlines accepts you for the next step following your personality test results, you will receive an email to set up a telephone interview. The telephone interview will be automated, and it will be 6 questions in which you have 3 minutes to respond. The questions range from describing a time you had to deal with an angry customer to explaining what got you excited about a career as a flight attendant with American Airlines.
4. In-person interview: Upon successful completion of the automated interview, a representative from American Airlines will call to set up the in-person interview. The in-person interview could take place in any major city throughout the country, but it most likely will take place at their headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The interview day will consist of different activities including a group task, a small group interview and a 1-on-1 interview. Prepare for typical interview questions for the 1-on-1 interview. If American Airlines is interested in you, they will send you for fingerprinting that day. The fingerprinting is sent to the FBI for analysis, and it can take up to 14 days to process. At the end of the day, a van will transport you back to the airport for your flight home.
5. Acceptance call: About one week after the in-person interview in Fort Worth, if American Airlines wishes to extend you an offer they will call you to let you know you have been accepted and schedule a foreign language test for you. The foreign language test will be 100 percent in that language.
6. Final documents and medical exam: After completing the foreign language test, American Airlines will send you compliance forms to fill out and send back within 3 days. You will also need to sign in to the new hire portal and accept the job offer. Upon officially accepting the job offer, American Airlines will send you an email to schedule the medical and agility exams. These exams take place back at their headquarters in Fort Worth, so you will fly out to complete the exams. The medical exam consists of two urine tests, color blind and depth test, blood pressure, height and weight, and questions about your medical history. The agility test involves moving a crate while the weight is turned up to 60 pounds.
7. Training: Finally, American Airlines will call you upon successful completion of the medical and agility exams. You will be scheduled for a training date, and well on your way to becoming an flight attendant for American Airlines. You need to be patient during this entire interview process as the whole thing may take up to six months.
I hope this post gives you a good idea of what things look like behind the doors of American Airlines. 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!
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