Whether you’re attending an airline’s open day or applying for cabin crew roles online, preparing a professional CV or resume is one of the most important parts of the application process.
In this article, we cover what recruiters in the aviation industry want to see on your CV or resume and provide step-by-step advice on how to prepare your cabin crew resume or CV to ensure it is optimised for the aviation industry. We also provide a CV sample to show you exactly how to structure your CV.
As air traffic is increasing year-on-year, the aviation industry is growing at an unprecedented pace. And flight attendant roles are among the most sought after in the industry. This is a trend this is not likely to change any time soon. By 2037, Europe is expected to require an additional 187,000 cabin crew members, while the Asia Pacific region is expected to require an additional 321,000 cabin crew members*.
Despite this growth, competition for cabin crew roles is strong. Major airlines receive thousands of applications for cabin crew roles per month. As such, having a professional CV or resume that is written in line with the expectations of the aviation industry is crucial.
Although experience is always beneficial when applying for cabin crew roles, many airlines employ entry-level individuals. So whether you’re new to the aviation industry or a seasoned cabin crew professional, use our tips to ensure your CV is having a positive impact in your applications.
Please note, this guide is ideal for those who are preparing both cabin crew CVs and cabin crew resumes. We use the terms CV and resume interchangeably and there is no distinction between the two in this case. Whether you're preparing a flight attendant resume or a flight attendant CV, the document should look exactly the same.
Those in the United States and Canada will most likely refer to this document as a cabin crew resume. Those in the UK and New Zealand will refer to it as a cabin crew CV.
But there is no difference.
Follow the aviation industry's standards that are outlined in this article and your resume or CV will be provide you with a much stronger chance of landing flight attendant job interviews.
View the templates below to learn the best way to format your flight attendant CV or resume.