How to Write a CV for a Cabin Crew Position

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So you want to work as a cabin crewmember? It's time to get your CV together and start distributing it to the airlines you prefer. A good curriculum vitae will give your future employer an overview of your skills, experience and qualifications. It will also show more extensive and specific personal information than a standard one-page resume. Follow these steps to write a CV for a cabin crew position.

  • Headline the first page with your full name. Add a subheading for your city and state of residence and full contact information that includes an email address, phone number and cell phone number. Include a photo, your nationality and passport status if applying to international airlines.

  • Make a headline titled "Experience" and list every position you have held in the airline industry. Include industry jobs whether they were specifically as a flight crew member or not. For example, experience as a ticket desk service person or luggage handler can help establish your knowledge of airline services. Write the jobs in reverse chronological order with the most recent listed first. Include the name of the airport or airline where you worked, the dates of employment in each position and your job title during the time you held that position.

  • Insert into the "Experience" section details of specific routes you serviced and the type of shifts you worked for each position. Include details such as overnight requirements and international routes worked.

  • Complete the "Experience" section by listing employment you have had outside the airline industry. Show the recruiter the diversity of your background, particularly if your past jobs reveal the same strong customer service capabilities required of a cabin crew member.

  • Create a new headline titled "Highlights" and list awards and acknowledgments you have received from your previous flight service supervisors, Flight Attendant Association representatives and ground crew managers. Include in-flight time service pins and the dates when they were received.

  • Add a new headline titled "Languages" to list each language you speak and your level of proficiency. Use this section to show your capability to interact with passengers of various cultures, especially if you are applying for a position that will include international flights.

  • Use a new section headline titled "Education" to write out the full title of each airline related course you have completed. Include the date completed and what entity provided the course (for example, March 2005, "Flight Attendant Personal Safety", Baffin Airways Service Center, Hampton, AK).

  • Complete the education section by listing academic credentials including high school, college, vocational school and non-airline related educational experience. Provide the recruiter with sufficient information to show your learning skills and indicate your ability to successfully complete any specific training their airline may require.

  • Include a section headlined "Hobbies and Interests" to provide the recruiter a well-rounded idea of your personality. Set yourself apart from other cabin crew candidates by revealing a spectrum of activities that influence your ability to communicate with a broad range of passenger interests and concerns.

  • Place a "References" section at the end of your CV. List the name and contact information for at least three individuals that are familiar with your career. Add a line to each reference indicating the name of the airline where you worked together and the positions each of you held during your past interactions.

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