Why A Personal Statement Is Essential For Your Cabin Crew CV

Why A Personal Statement Is Essential For Your Cabin Crew CV

If you are applying for Cabin Crew roles, then you are in a competitive market. Furthermore, the experience on your CV can sometimes be similar to other candidates. So, how can you make sure your CV stands out and gets recognised in a swathe of applications? The answer is your personal statement.

Your personal statement is a strong introductory paragraph that sits at the top of your CV. It includes your skills, experience and the results you have achieved in your career so far. You may think that your CV has all of the information already. However, if you want to get noticed, your personal statement is a must-have for your CV. Here are four reasons why:

 

To grab recruiters’ attention

For a Cabin Crew role, the competition is high and lots of candidates will be applying for the same roles as you. With this in mind, your CV needs a winning edge. A personal statement is a fantastic way to grab the attention of recruiters. Sitting at the very top of your CV, it’s a great way to ensure that readers stick to the CV, if you ensure it is packed with skills that reflect the candidate requirements of your target jobs.

Now that your personal statement has the attention of recruiters, they’ll spend more time looking at the rest of your CV, making it more likely that you’ll end up on top of the ‘yes’ pile.

 

To sell yourself

Your personal statement is more than a biography or paragraph of work experience. Think about your personal statement as your sales pitch. Much like an advert, it is your chance to show recruiters why you are the ideal cabin crew member for their team. It should ensure you appear head and shoulders above the competition, thanks to your skills and experience.

Make sure your personal statement is factual, but don’t be modest. This is your chance to really shine and show recruiters what you are made of.

 

To summarise your skills

As an experienced Cabin Crew member, you will have picked up many skills throughout your work experience. A personal statement is a chance to summarise these skills in a way that is easy for recruiters to read.

In the initial recruitment stages, a recruiter may not have the time to read through your whole CV to pick out skills in each role. Instead, a short, concise summary at the top of your CV can significantly help your CV to progress to the next stage of recruitment.

 

To allow you to tailor your CV for different roles

Recruiters appreciate candidates that take the time to read the job description and ensure their CV is tailored to individual jobs. For Cabin Crew roles, it is likely that your prior work history will remain the same. The best and quickest way to customise your CV for each role is by adapting your personal statement.

Read each job description carefully and highlight the keywords and experience they are looking for, then craft your personal statement around the job description, making sure you tick the boxes that the recruiter is checking for.

 

Andrew Fennell is the founder of CV writing advice website StandOut CV – he is a former recruitment consultant and contributes careers advice to websites like Business Insider, The Guardian and FastCompany.

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Flybmi ceases operations amid Brexit concerns

Flybmi ceases operations amid Brexit concerns

Flybmi, the East Midlands based airline announced over the weekend that it had ceased operations and was filing for administration.

Passengers were left stranded across Europe yesterday after the airline cancelled all its flights.

According to the BBC, the airline said that Brexit uncertainty, rises in fuel and carbon costs led to to filing for administration on Saturday. 

Flybmi’s move puts 376 jobs at risk and comes as other airlines face problems. 

Loganair stepped in yesterday to take over three Flybmi routes from Aberdeen to Bristol, Oslo and Esbjerg. These however, will not commence until 4th March.

Both carriers are owned by the same holding company, Airline Investments. 

A Flybmi spokesman said: “It is with a heavy heart that we have made this unavoidable announcement.

“The airline has faced several difficulties, including recent spikes in fuel and carbon costs, the latter arising from the EU’s recent decision to exclude airlines from full participation in the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contacts in Europe.”

Flybmi has informed travellers affected by the news to contact their insurance and credit card companies. Flybmi, based near East Midlands Airport, operated 17 aircraft.

The airline issued the following advice to those with flights booked: 

 

  • People who booked directly with Flybmi should contact their card issuer to seek a refund
  • Passengers who booked via a travel agent or one of Flybmi’s partner airlines should contact them to ask about their options
  • Those with travel insurance should see if they are eligible to claim for cancelled flights

 

Flybmi’s operations were formerly run as BMI Regional, a division of the airline BMI. The company was formed in 2012 when British Airways owner IAG took over BMI and sold the subsidiary.

The airline last year ran 29,000 flights carrying 522,000 passengers.

If your job has been affected by this news, and you are now looking for another job, search aviation roles here.

Flybmi ceases operations amid Brexit concerns

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How to land your dream job – fast

How to land your dream job – fast

Searching for a new job? We wouldn’t be surprised, since 88% of aviation professionals told us they would be in 2019. 

 

We all know that a job search can be frustrating. But on the whole, the opportunity to land your dream job is an exciting prospect!

While it is a great opportunity to transform your work life, searching for a new job is nothing short of lengthy. That’s why we have put together our largest job hunting resource to date – The Ultimate Job Hunting Guide.

We want to be with you during every step of your job search, which is why we have combined a collection of our most popular resources for you to use as inspiration while you pursue your job seeking journey.  

 

Our guide includes: 

 

Preparation

Everything you need to have ready before you begin your job search

 

Finding the perfect match 

Key tips on how to manage your job search
 

Searching for jobs

The best and simplest ways to search for jobs on a busy schedule
 

Applying for jobs

Steps you should take while applying for jobs to guarantee your application is seen
 

Preparing for job interviews

How to answer the most common interview questions
 

Post interview tips

 Interviews and post interview tips explained 

 

 

Our guide includes everything you need to get started with your job search. All that’s left is for you to fly – good luck with the job hunt!

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10 tips for a top cover letter

A cover letter accompanies your CV when you apply for a job.The letter is designed to act as a short introduction to you and your expertise. It should be your pitch to encourage an employer to consider your CV.A cover letter should be professional and...

10 tips for a top cover letter

10 tips for a top cover letter

A cover letter accompanies your CV when you apply for a job.

The letter is designed to act as a short introduction to you and your expertise. It should be your pitch to encourage an employer to consider your CV.

A cover letter should be professional and eye-catching. Recruiters will likely receive a number of applications for the same position, so make your cover letter unique – don’t just repeat what you’ve mentioned in your CV.

You should write a new cover letter for each job you apply for, just as you would create a tailored CV.

Unless otherwise stated in the job description, you should include a cover letter with every job application. Below, we’ve highlighted some top tips for a job-winning cover letter:

 

Double check the details

Before you start your letter, make sure you have all of the contact details right for the letter. Do you have the correct job title, contact, email address etc? 

 

Quality over quantity

Keep your cover letter short and well-crafted. This will be much more powerful than pages of rambling detail. One side of A4 is the preferred amount. Remember, it’s not how much you write, it’s what you tell them that matters- particularly how relevant it is to the job you are applying for.

 

Professional format

Recruiters will expect a professionally formatted cover letter, so don’t do anything less than this, unless stated otherwise. 

 

Avoid copying from your CV

It’s very easy to echo the same points you’ve made on your CV, but that isn’t what recruiters are looking for. If anything, this can turn them off – they won’t be happy about reading the same information twice over.

You have limited space across your CV and cover letter to stand out to employers, so don’t waste your time and theirs by duplicating information. 

 

Give evidence

Made any bold statements in your CV? Well, your cover letter is the perfect platform to justify those statements. If you claim you have a particular skills, give examples on your cover letter to prove that you have experience – demonstrate how successfully you implemented these skills, and show the recruiter your worth. 

 

Write tailored cover letters

Just like your CV, cover letters should be tailored to the role. Avoid going off on a tangent, and keep the letter specific to the skills/role the recruiter is hiring for. There shouldn’t be anything on your cover letter the deviates from what they are looking for on their job advert. 

For it to stand out, you’ll need some detail in there specific to the company and the role, and why you think you are a perfect fit. 

 

Tell them what you can offer

Your cover letter should be written in a way that highlights what you can bring to the role and the company, not what they can offer you. We can all find it a little strange boasting our achievements and experience, but that’s exactly what a  cover letter is for – just keep it concise and applicable to the job description.

 

Hold the salary talk

Salary can be discussed further down the line, but it’s not relevant when you apply. Leave it out and if it’s really important, you can have the discussion at interview stage, when the recruiter is actually considering hiring you. 

 

Positive sign off

End your cover letter on a confident, positive note. Indicate your eagerness to discuss the role further, and make it obvious that you are interested. This will go down well with recruiters, especially if you can tailor it to their company.

 

Proofread…and proofread again

Think you’re proofed your cover letter? Great…now do it again. Because this will be in the format of a professional letter, you should make every effort to ensure there are no mistakes or sticky bits that recruiters will find hard to read. Ask a friend or family member to proofread the letter for you, before you send it – trust us, you’ll thank us for stressing this point so strongly.

 

Now your cover letter is sorted, need some inspiration for your CV? Download our available CV templates below (they’re tailored to specific aviation roles!) to get started! 

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Emirates flight declares low-fuel emergency over Gatwick due to Storm Erik

Emirates flight declares low-fuel emergency over Gatwick due to Storm Erik

An Emirates flight declared a low-fuel emergency over the UK on Friday morning, as Storm Erik prevented it from landing at Gatwick International.

 

According to Logistics Middle East, EK15 from Dubai to Gatwick was due to land at 11.40am, but severe winds prompted the pilots to abandon the landing.

 

Further attempts were made by the aircraft to land, two to be exact, before a low-fuel emergency was declared.

 

EK15 was later diverted to Manchester, where it landed at 1pm without any issues.

 

The UK Met Office had issued a ‘danger to life’ weather warning that day, as Storm Erik continued to batter the country with 70mph winds.

Emirates said in a statement: “Flight EK015 from Dubai to London Gatwick on 8 February 2019 was diverted to Manchester due to high winds.”

 

“We have made alternative arrangements for affected passengers to get to their destination.”

“Affected passengers will be accommodated overnight in hotels and passengers traveling to Dubai have been offered rebooking on alternative flights where applicable,” the airline added. “Emirates apologises for any inconvenience. The safety of our passengers and crew is of paramount importance.”

Flybmi ceases operations amid Brexit concerns

Flybmi, the East Midlands based airline announced over the weekend that it had ceased operations and was filing for administration.Passengers were left stranded across Europe yesterday after the airline cancelled all its flights.According to the BBC, the...