How to answer and what to write in your salary expectations?

Many Candidates have been confused about what to write as Salary Expectations in their online job application for Cabin Crew. This question is also a concern during the Cabin Crew interview itself.

From an HR point of view, this can be one of the many problems that the desired salary question in online job applications raises. You can not avoid, defer, or explain your reasoning for not answering the question to an automated answering form.
In this blog post, I would like to advise you on how you can answer the salary question without getting accidentally disqualified for not answering the same.

đŸ›«Dear Cabin Crew Applicant, I would suggest you to use a word instead of a number. The fear of leaving the salary question field blank is that you may get disqualified by the system that will only surface candidates within a certain range or with complete answers. 

đŸ›«Another thing that I would suggest is that you put a salary range that will include your research. What does this mean? It means that before that, you have researched to find out ranges of similar job salaries based on what comparable positions are paying for this kind of jobs in that geographic area let’s say. So when it comes to the Job of a Cabin Crew, I would say that you write something between seven hundred and nine hundred US dollars 💾. Of course, this is much less than what the total pay is, but we are here discussing and focusing on the Basic Salary and not the total one that includes the meal allowance and the flying hours.
đŸ›«So make yourself modest and realistic, demonstrating absolute love and passion for the job. This is my honest opinion.
This question is also answered in the following Youtube video:

How to check Cabin Crew CV?

The most common question that comes in my inbox is a request for a CV check.
In today’s blog post, I would like to share what are the parameters on which one CV can be checked.

Everyone that does consulting services, for sure has the unique rating standards that they use throughout the CV review. My rating standards are well observed in my Youtube playlist related to the topic of CV preparation. In all those videos, I highlight how the Cabin Crew CV should be prepared and what is the content that can secure 100% CV selection. Following my knowledge, you can ensure that the first stage of your Cabin Crew application is actually a piece of cake.

One important parameter that I highlight is reviewing the position description before reviewing the candidates application materials. In this context, it is also important to review the advertisement for the job position that this CV is or should be submitted for.
To evaluate Cabin Crew applicants against objective criteria, it is important to make comments, notes, or other observations on the respective CV that is checked. This is a useful reminder when later we have to start to discuss the CV that we check.

During a CV evaluation, we emphasize the format along with the writing style as well as the content. We come to a stage when we have to compare the stated education and experience requirements in the job vacancy with those listed on the CV.

We must compare the employment history and its applicability to the position for which the candidates are applying (e.g., positions in a similar industry, similar responsibilities, etc.); length of time in each position; promotions or awards received; and reason for leaving each position. Dates are also checked.
We come to a point where we look and note if any gaps in employment are there in the CV. It is important to mention that as consultants, we should not assume that these gaps are there due to negative reasons. We check if this is addressed in the cover letter.
We should check whether any changes in position appear to be promotional, progressive, lateral moves, or simply changes. It is noticed also whether there is a career pattern, an industry pattern, or a random collection of past jobs.
Here comes the skills check-up. We look for special skills or intangible characteristics or experiences that are not required for the position and we add these to the comments on the CV check. For example familiarity with certain computer software, different degree, etc. that are not relevant to the Cabin Crew job
In the end, during the discussion, we have made a list of questions about the CV and its content that have to arise from reviewing the same.
If necessary, we conduct the CV check-up again to ensure that the CV has been well prepared.

Ladies and Gentleman, at this moment I regret to share that I am unable to accept the requests for CV review and exaltation. As much as I would want to do, this service is time consuming and I can not afford due to my busy schedule and the priorities that I have as Aviation Management Master student and your Cabin Crew educator.

Thank you for your understanding.

Cabin Crew SUCESS using your talents and opportunities

Can you imagine the potential of what you can become?

Don’t limit yourself to the strengths that you’re currently exhibiting weather you are studying or at your work place. List all of your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. learn from yourself how you can make the most of your strengths, managing your weaknesses, taking advantage of the opportunities and be in control of the threats.

Your strategic plan for growth includes giving answer to the following questions:


  • What benefits do you have which others do not have? This can include skills, education, your work experience.
  • What are you better at than anyone else?
  • What personal resources do you have access to?
  • What do other people see as your strengths?
  • Which achievements are you most proud of?
  • What values do you believe in that others fail to show?


  • What work do you usually avoid because of lack of confidence?
  • What do people think you weaknesses are?
  • Are you happy with your education and skills training?
  • Do you have any negative work habits?
  • Which of your personality traits hold you back?


  • What new technology can assist you?
  • Can you take advantage of the market in its present state?
  • Do you have a network of strategic contacts to offer good advice or help you?
  • Is any of your competitors failing to do something important? Can you take advantage of it?
  • Is there a need in your company which no one is filling?
  • Could you create an opportunity by offering solutions to problems?


  • What hindrances do you currently face at work?
  • Is any of your co-workers competing with you for projects or roles?
  • Is your job changing?
  • Can technological changes threaten your position?
  • Could any of your weaknesses lead to threats?

To get full information on the Personal SWOT Analysis, do have a look at my Youtube video over here:

Do you have the RIGHT SKILLSET & MINSET to get hired for your DREAM JOB?

With the pandemic happening right now, the market is saturated with others just like you, looking for jobs.

And companies only have a few number of positions available at any given time.

That means, with every job you apply for, you’re facing some serious competition.

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Do Airlines do background checks on candidates?

Just like in any job, where you will be in a position of responsibility and dealing with members of the public, it’s normal for employers to carry out background checks. The reason for that is to make sure you are who you say you are, and that the information you’ve given throughout the process is accurate. From a safety point of view, checks like these are especially important – not only are you working in an environment where safety consciousness and following procedure is critical, but you will also have access to areas of the airport that are off-limits to the public.

If you have added or you have been asked to provide references (usually these are from your most recent previous employment), you also should know that the airline can contact them anytime to verify the details you have provided on your CV and application. Checking references is very common for any kind of employment application. The method of contact will differ from airline to airline, with some recruitment teams contacting referees directly by phone, and others asking them to complete a straightforward form or written statement based on their experience of working with you.

As safety is an imperative for all the airlines, your potential airline will carry out a criminal record check to ascertain whether you have any unspent convictions, or have had any convictions in the past which could affect your suitability for the position. Having a prior conviction can have an affect on the likelihood of you getting the job, especially if it’s related to your behavior or ethics. It’s important that you’re honest from the start of your application. If you’re found to be hiding something, your application could be instantly dismissed, even at this stage. Also, this is something that you may have to pay the fee for this check yourself, depending on which airline you’ve applied for.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I wanna share with you that not all the airlines carry out these checks, and candidates often find it confusing when they do. I absolutely understand that this can cause concern, simply because people don’t understand why they’re in place. My sincere advice to you is please don’t worry – the airline isn’t delving into your credit rating, or how much money you have in your bank. The checks are there as a further identity check, and to ascertain whether you’ve ever had any sort of financial difficulties which have resulted in legal action, such as bankruptcy or you are in current criminal court action.

When you prepare and send your Cabin Crew job application in to a potential Airline employer, it sets off a chain reaction. First, your Cabin Crew application materials are screened by the  Applicant Tracking Systems for specific keywords that assess your qualifications and requirements. It’s imperative you use the keywords which you can find in the job description on your CV. I have well explained the way how you can do that in the following video:

Then, if the ATS deems that your application acceptable, an actual human from the Airline will review your application to see if you are a suitable candidate—and then something else has started happening and it is a form of background check. Not only is the information on your job application being verified, but Airlines nowadays are also checking you out online to see what else they can find out about you.
New statistics say that  70% of the Airlines are screening candidates on social media. They’re reviewing your LinkedIn profile, your Facebook page (to see what’s public and what’s not), your tweets on Twitter, what kinds of pics you like to post on Instagram and Pinterest, and so on. Anything slightly objectionable on any of your social media sites can cause you to not hear back from the Airline.

There is a belief that your “outer you” reflects your “inner you”. If you look untidy and sloppy, it is presumed that you will do untidy and sloppy work. Here comes my believe that the First impression comes much earlier than your actual meeting with the recruiters. Looking good and dressing appropriately are  key elements and provide higher level of confidence as well as your chances are raised up higher when you will be seen as someone that definitely can be good Brand Ambassador of the Airline. “Confidence equals security equals positive emotion equals better performance,” says Tony Schwartz, the author of Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work and Live.

As monied above, your private presentation on your Social Media can take you right to the centre of things.  Being observed as potentially confident candidate can give you good looks plus good grooming; but that is not all.  Confidence means that when you are faced with an awkward situation, which is something very frequent when flying, you should not get anxious and you should be able to accommodate yourself to unexpected conditions.  Confidence in other words means to be self assured always especially while dealing with an airlines customer.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the universal role of Cabin Crews is the same no matter which airline we would talk about. You should always know that every airline wants to be unique, but when it comes to grooming and appearance they are all demanding. This is part of personality type that they are closely zooming. So, there are common basic qualities that all airlines look for in their candidates and I am very sure that as candidates, you all know them very well.

To end this blog post, I wanna share that you all should not be scared at all. Rather, you should feel motivated to start working on your image and start building your personal presentation on Social Media the way it will look impressive to potential employers.

Best of luck to you all.


If being a Cabin Crew has been your childhood dream
If flying the high skies working 30,000 feet above ground level has been your dream job
If traveling, meeting new people, learning new skills has been something you’ve always enjoyed

Then you might be the best person for the cabin crew job IF you have a well-written CV

It doesn’t matter how great your personality is
It doesn’t matter what you’ve achieved in your student or working life
It doesn’t matter how hardworking you are
You can have all of that but it won’t matter

If you don’t know how to communicate clearly through your CV
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In this course, we share the secrets that you can’t find on our YouTube Channel so what are you waiting for?

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Qatar Airways Cabin Crew recruiter told her: “You’re perfect for this role”!

It was a random hour of the day when I grab a moment to check my Email that I get regularly on . In todays blog post, I will share with you the remarkable Email and will do that with one and only reason: To let make you inspired by the other candidates in perhaps, other parts of the world where you are at this very same moment as you are reading my text. To keep the privacy of the individual that has send me the Email, I am going to change her name. The Email stated the following:

Dear Madam, 

I hope this message finds you well. First of all I would like to thank you for your support regarding cabin crew associated knowledge. 

Thanks to you I secured a position as a cabin crew with Qatar Airways last year in Poland. Believe me or not but with your guidelines I managed to hear ‘’There’s nothing we could change about you. You’re perfect for this role’’ at the end of my final interview from the main recruiter. I was honored to hear such words from the experienced Qatar Airways associate. Also during the final interview I already found out that I was accepted by them as after answering the questions, the recruitment associate told me ”In 2 days you will receive a link to upload your photos” (and yes, it was a statement which turned out to be true 2 days later). It was a very uplifting and wonderful feeling indeed. 
I think that it is good to know and spread knowledge that hard work pays off. I worked very hard with your support preparing myself within 6 months for this one day. In fact during my first attempt I was rejected after the final interview so the day I finally got a job was a blessing. 
?Unfortunately/fortunately? because of corona I did not fly to Doha even if I already had a DOJ. I decided not to give up and have been concentrating on my growth as much as possible. I successfully graduated from University and accomplished A1 language level in Arabic with a certificate. What is more, I developed a huge passion for recruitment and human resources. Therefore, I have enrolled in Master studies – MBA Human Resources this year. I have been working for Amazon Corporate Services since July 2020 and also perform interviews there. So I am not only thankful for you because I secured the job with QA but I also developed a new passion thanks to you being an inspiration on social media. I strongly believe in role models in our lives and I appreciate when experienced people influence my development path as you did it.
Now my biggest dream and goal is to become ……….. For the purpose of keeping her text private, I will not share the end of her message as it is something related to her future plans and I think I should absolutely respect the privacy of the same.

Во Đ±Đ»Đ°ĐłĐŸĐŽĐ°Ń€Đ°ĐŒ! (In Macedonian language means: Thank you. She showed very hight Cultural Intelligence level with this simple gesture).

I am looking forward to hearing from you. 


Here are some of the sentences that I would like you to pay attention as a reader and think about:

*I think that it is good to know and spread knowledge that hard work pays off;

* I worked very hard with your support preparing myself within 6 months for this one day. In fact during my first attempt I was rejected after the final interview so the day I finally got a job was a blessing

*Because of corona I did not fly to Doha even if I already had a DOJ. I decided not to give up and have been concentrating on my growth as much as possible. I successfully graduated from University and accomplished A1 language level in Arabic with a certificate;

*I have enrolled in Master studies – MBA Human Resources this year. I have been working for Amazon Corporate Services since July 2020 and also perform interviews there. So I am not only thankful for you because I secured the job with QA but I also developed a new passion thanks to you being an inspiration on social media.

Now let me ask you: Isn’t this a life path that we all could and love to follow? Isn’t this a story that we all should be inspired from? Isn’t this WHAT I TALK ABOUT ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA LEARNING PLATFORMS?

No 20$ webinar can make this rewarding feeling that I have at this moment cause what the Universe gives me as a reward every single day of my life comes from what I give out there. Thank you all for being part of our EXCREWNEXTCREW army and until our next victory, we are going to stay engaged on my Social Media Learning Platforms.

How to create THE BEST Cabin Crew CV?

Before we start, I want you all to understand that there is a huge difference between CV and Resume and that understanding these two terms is crucial, especially if you are “fresher”. A CV (full form Curriculum Vitae which in Latin means “course of life”) is an in-depth document that describes the whole course of your career in full detail. It’s usually two- or three-page long but can just as well be laid out over 10+ pages, if necessary. A Curriculum Vitae contains details about your education, professional career, publications, awards, honors, and other achievements. On the other hand, a resume (or rĂ©sumĂ©, from French “to sum up”) is a short, concise document used for job applications. The purpose of a resume is to provide the recruiters with a brief overview of the candidate’s work history. A resume is targeted at a specific job and one to two pages long. If you are choosing a career in the Aviation Industry somewhere in the Middle East and especially if you are a “fresher”, then you certainly need more than one page and you should focus on preparing a CV and not a resume.The HR teams of the Middle Eastern Airlines would want to know and get more information about you and in a highly competitive job market, you definitely wanna be noticed and offer more. Many Cabin Crew consultants wannabes, due to lack of knowledge of course, do not clarify this with you. However, it is crucial to know and this is how your mind set for preparing this document will be correct from the very beginning.

Your CV should be divided into thematic sections (e.g. work experience, education, skills), which may vary from case to case. You will find literally hundreds of different formats for CVs. The form is highly flexible. Be sure to create your own thematic sections according to your own needs and in this case you should focus on the Cabin Crew job.

Your CV should work in reverse chronological order. It is usually not signed. The sections of a CV may be:


OBJECTIVE (short cover sentence)

PERSONAL DETAILS (but see below)








I have well elaborated this sections in the following video:

I have a full playlist on my Youtube Channel related to CV preparation. Please have a look:

Share all you comments bellow. Thank you.


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The surest way to achieve a better quality of life, and be successful, productive, and satisfied is to place a priority on investing in both personal and professional growths. The effort you put into consistently investing in yourself plays a large role in determining the quality of all your job applications now and in the future.

Improving your skills doesn’t always mean investing in higher education, though that’s surely an option, and perhaps a necessary one depending upon your career field. Investing in your knowledge and skills can take many forms. And here is one that provenly WORKS 100%. At Success Talks you will learn that expanding your level of knowledge and skill isn’t limited to the cabin crew job and doesn’t necessarily needs to be formal. There are many “skill investment” avenues.

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Can Cabin Crew teach you about Customer Contact, Teamwork and Leadership?

The Aircraft is a limited space where the Cabin Crew and their customers meet and are interacting with each other. During that interaction we encounter conflicts and misunderstandings and these type of situations are found in other areas of the world of work. It is of utmost importance to know how that interaction takes place. Indeed, this strongly depends on the skills and performance of the Cabin Crew, who at best must anticipate and de-escalate challenges and at worst solve them immediately and without help from the outside. This calls for the highest level of personal and interpersonal competence with all the consequences.

So, what can aspiring Cabin Crew learn from the very experienced Cabin Crew that have been in a leadership role in the Aviation Industry?

As a reader, and as Master Student in Aviation Management in Germany, I came across the MOST VALUABLE literature that all the Aspiring Cabin Crew should have and it’s called: BREAKTHROUGH. Most of you reading this blog post have been researching about some literature that can help you become Cabin Crew and maybe some have even bought some books, but honestly speaking to me, all I have seen is very very “DRY TOPICS” that are basically copy-paste in terms of content and information. BREAKTHROUGH is level up from all have read so far. It is mainly recommended for managers and employees, however the knowledge that you will find there has been calcified as food for thought and helps the reader in building something as practical bridge between self-leadership and team- leadership as well as an insight in the the collaboration of teams and the interaction with customers. I particularly love that the human factor is always in the centre of the attention of the author. This book teaches THE MOST IMPORTANT thing a candidate should posses. It’s called an ability to build and maintain true connections in the digital age and understanding how essential that is, in order to be successful in teamwork and customer contact and thus an important differentiator for all the Airlines. BREAKTHROUGH is for all Cabin Crew candidates that aim to increase their individual impact during the recruitment process and further more, during their flying career.

While reading this book, you will encounter that each chapter begins with exciting real life story that happened at a certain latitude and longitude and an altitude of 30,000 feet. As a reader of this book, you will be able to directly recognize parallels to your life and most importantly, you will be able to track down problems faster in future and find new solutions. If you want to increase your professional and personal effectiveness, this book is a must read for you. This is how you will be able to answer ALL THE CABIN CREW INTERVIEW QUESTIONS!

My full review on this literature is here:

Here are few words about the Author of this book:

One of the most extraordinary biography that you would read. There are exciting milestones in the same, including a seven-year employment as a former Swissair Cabin Crew.He has been in the worldwide leadership and training of cabin crew, and in contact with international customers at 30,000 feet, and has been able to experience first-hand how important a high level of personal and interpersonal competence is for effective human interaction. Additionally, he has many years of professional experience in various management positions and as a team leader and trained caregiver in accidents and other extreme situations.

Thomas Gelmi has been an executive coach for almost two decades. He is a facilitator, and sparring partner that supports leaders and teams in their development at various levels and in numerous industries. He focuses on developing PERSONAL and INTERPERSONAL competences in leadership, teamwork, and customer contact. And this is why he is my FAVORITE AUTHOR of all. Please be informed that HE IS NOT CABIN CREW CONSULTANT. You may find more about his work on his website

You may order the book using the following link:

Here is some testimonial for the recommendation: