If you are applying for Cabin Crew positions, you are in a competitive market. According to training provider, Cabin Crew Wings, airlines can receive up to 3,000 applications for one position. Often, the experience on your CV can be similar to other candidates, so how can you make sure your CV stands out from the crowd?
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
As mentioned, competition is fierce for cabin crew positions so your CV will need a competitive edge. A personal statement is a fantastic way to grab and retain the attention of recruiters. Don’t just duplicate other sections of your CV, but utilise the space to highlight other attributes and skills you have which makes you the perfect candidate.
Once you’ve grabbed their attention, a recruiter is more likely to spend time looking at the rest of your CV – and increase your chances of reaching the ‘yes’ pile.
To sell yourself
Your personal statement is more than a biography, or a recap 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 would be an ideal addition to their workforce.
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
An experienced cabin crew member will have picked up many skills throughout their career. 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
For each position you apply for, you should be creating a new CV, tailored to that airline. While some of the information on your CV will remain the same (such as work history and education,) your personal statement can be customised according to the job description you’re applying for.
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.
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