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Tips For An Aspiring FA?
Hello all. This is my first post here and I am not quite assure if this is the correct sight but I will try my luck here.
I earlier in the month, I applied to Delta and got as far as the pre-recorded response interview and the Questionnaire assessment. Unfortunately, I was not selected so now I am left to wait until the next round of trainees are hired, I’m assuming they hire a new batch every [other] year.
What are some general tips to ensure you stand out? I wore a dress shirt and a tie and was only seen from the chest up. Perhaps the full 2 piece suit would have made a better impression? My microphone was also not the best so perhaps that had an influence? Or maybe I did not answer the assessment in the way that they wanted? Just some general tips and advice would be appreciated.
For video interviews, try to look the part. I’d say wear a full suit, preferably a conservative colour like black or navy blue. Make sure you’re in a quiet location, against a blank background. Make sure that your audio is audible! If it’s poor quality, i used my apple AirPods (not a flex), and that was acceptable. The video interview is where you really have to express your personality, and show them why you’re a good candidate for the position.
Also I would study and have some good situational question and answers in mind. Always try to respond with the STAR format. Situation, Task, Action, Result.
But also try not to sound too overly rehearsed. Be natural. Have fun with it! Show that you’re excited to start this process.
Good luck next time!
And don’t forget there are usually many, many more applicants than there are positions available so sometimes it’s just a numbers game.
Perhaps you should try for a smaller regional airline first with the goal of getting hired at Delta after you sit out the waiting period. Experience counts for a lot. Also, grooming is really important. Make sure your look is professional and not too trendy and not sloppy. Remember that the people doing the hiring are not your peers, they are older and most likely more on the conservative side.