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Create Your Perfect Cabin Crew CV


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Building your cabin crew CV is one of the most important steps to consider. Based on how you present it, you may or may not be invited for an interview with the airline.


A Curriculum Vitae – CV or a Resume provides an overview of a person’s experience and education. In Latin, Curriculum Vitae means [the] course of [my] life.


During a Cabin Crew Open Day, the CV is used to screen the applicants. The only thing that the employers have to establish who will be interviewed further is a piece of paper with information on it.

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They will not call you to explain a certain paragraph or give more details. They will not spend too long reading your resume. They will select information and make a decision: in or out.

Your chances of even being given an opportunity to step in and participate in an assessment day depend in great part on how you present your cabin crew CV.

So let’s make sure that you have a great resume and increase your chances of showing them that you have what it takes to be a cabin crew for their airline.

Before we start with the content of the cabin crew CV, we will focus on a couple of general rules:

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Keep it simple


  •     Use no more than two easy to read fonts such as: Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman or Verdana.
  •     Print you resume on plain white paper.
  •     Start the CV from a template.

Templates are available as free download or preloaded within MS Word or Pages programs.

Microsoft Word

Open the MS Word, click on File>>New>>Templates>>Resumes and CVs


Open the program, click on File>>New from Template Chooser>>Resumes

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Keep it short


For the cabin crew entry position, one page is absolutely sufficient. Stick to the guidelines and do not give information that is not required.

Include summaries of your employment and education, rather than lots of details. Use formal and well-written language, writing simply and clearly. No slang or abbreviations.

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Keep it Error-free


Proofread. There is no room for grammatical or spelling errors in a resume. You can use a specific spell check (available in Word or Pages), check on the Internet or have somebody to criticize it. This is a time to be a perfectionist!

In a few seconds, I will explain each section of the cabin crew CV, pointing towards what information to include and what to leave out.

Step 1 – Personal Details

On the top of the page include:

Full name

Home address

Personal email address

Mobile phone

Make sure you include an email address that has your name, not nicknames or screen names such as ‘’ or ‘’. If you do not have an email address with your name, create one immediately.

It is not necessary nor recommended to include your date of birth, religion, nationality, marital status or political affiliation.


Lola Johnson

115 omole av., ikeja lagos, Nigeria

+234 703 3571 266


Step 2 – Professional experience

Start with your latest job and continue in reverse chronological order. Include the volunteer jobs or unpaid internships as well.

State Start Date to End Date – If it is the present job, just fill the start date – present. For all the previous jobs, include the month and year.

Company name – Use the officially registered company name

Company location – City and Country

Job Title – Your official job title

Job Description – Use short sentences stating the key job responsibilities, highlighting your skills and accomplishments. Include relevant information with just enough detail to demonstrate your skills and show your attention to details along with the ability to communicate and organize your thoughts. Use bullets and try keep to maximum of 3-4 lines.


Nov 2012 – present          ABC Company             Lagos, Nigeria

Sales Associate

Welcome customers to the shop and assist with purchase decision

Arrange the products as per merchandising standards and handle the payment using cash, cards or gift certificates

Awarded Sales Person of the year 2014 based on all-stores sales performance

Step 3 – Education

State the highest level of education only. Any extra certificates can also be listed here.

If you went to college, there is no need to give details about the high school.


Dates of attendance

School name


Degree obtained


2010-2013               University of Port Harcourt           Rivers state, Nigeria

B.A, Major in Art History


2009-2013         ojodu Grammar school           lagos – Nigeria


Step 4 – Skills

Listing skills can help you stand out from the crowd, the assessors quickly scan resumes, so long lists are not likely to get read. Instead, select 5-10 of your strongest, most desirable skills. A short, targeted skills list will be more effective than one that’s long and overwhelming.
Relevant skills for the flight attendant position include:


There are no two flights the same. You will be constantly exposed to new customers, new colleagues and new situations. Show here that you already have the skills to deal with such circumstance.



Highly adaptable, positive, resilient, open to new ideas.

Interpersonal Abilities

Describes your ability to relate to your co-workers or customers and inspire others to participate.



Proven relationship-builder with excellent interpersonal skills.

Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness

There is possibly no bigger issue in the airline world than diversity. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness to other people and cultures.


Personable individual whose strengths include cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in a multicultural environment.


There’s no question that all employers desire employees who will arrive to work on time and ready to work, and who will take responsibility for their actions.


Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.


Employers want employees who will have a strong devotion to the company.


Loyal and dedicated employee with an excellent work record.

Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/Passion

The people who get hired and the employees who get promoted are the ones with drive and passion, and the ones who demonstrate this enthusiasm through their words and actions.


Energetic personality consistently praised for my passion for work and upbeat, positive attitude.

Willingness to Learn

Regardless of age and experience, you should always be willing to learn a new skill or technique. The airline world is an ever-changing environment, with new rules and regulation, procedures and manuals being amended very often, so this skill is crucial.


Enthusiastic, knowledge-hungry learner, eager to meet challenges and quickly assimilate new concepts.

Language Skills

Every language you master can be a major advantage, especially if the airline has plans of expansion in those countries.


Fluent in English and Spanish

Beginner in French

Skills not to include in your cabin crew CV

Driving license – it is irrelevant to the airline if you can drive a car or not. If you can drive a plane, by all means include that information when presenting your skills.

PC skills – the ability to use the computer became unmentionable as the computer is the main tool in the business world. If you are on this website, or you found the airline website and the details on how to get to the Open Day, the chances are that you are computer literate.

Hobbies – you are applying for a job, not a sorority. Sometimes, depending on the uniqueness of your hobbies, it can work against you. Being a plate spinner or a passionate knitter will not make you a more desirable candidate. Keep you hobbies where they belong, in your personal life.

Step 5 – References

Unless you were previously instructed to list the details of your references, this part of your CV should remain open.

If you want to be really prepared, print on a separate page a list of 2 or 3 references with name, company, position and contact email or phone number. If the assessors want to have a list of your references, you may immediately provide them with one a copy.

Here is how the SAMPLE CABIN CREW CV of Lola Johnson will look like:

Lola Johnson

115 omole av., Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

+234 703 1111111




Nov 2012 – present            ABC Ltd. Company                            Lagos , Nigeria

Sales Associate


    Welcome customers to the shop and assist with purchase decision

    Arrange the products as per merchandising standards and handle the payment using cash, cards or gift certificates

    Awarded Sales Person of the year 2010 based on all-stores sales performance


Jan 2009 – Oct 2012                XYZ Ltd. Company                       Lagos, Nigeria



    Present the menu options and make recommendations based on chef’s daily briefing

    Handle the restaurant appearance and cleanliness

    Get feedback from customers and inform the line manager of latest suggestions



2012-2015       University of Port Harcourt          Rivers state, Nigeria

B.A, Major in Art History




    Energetic personality praised for my upbeat and positive attitude.

    Adaptable, positive, and open to new ideas.

    Responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.

    Loyal employee with an excellent work record.

    Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. Beginner in Hindi.



Available on request.


Now that you have all the information and the sample cabin crew CV, let us proceed to make your resume.

Open a new file and start typing. It will be difficult at the beginning to choose professional terms for your experience and skills, but this is an effort which will pay off – you will have a great CV and maximize your chances of becoming a cabin crew really soon.

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