Travel Industry Success- How to get hired

The Travel Academy’s very own Placement Director, Miss TJ, was kind enough to share her top tips for getting hired as a flight attendant, cruise line professional, or travel agent. Enjoy, share, and USE them.

1. Appearance- Dress professionally!

  • Conservative business dress
  • Proper jewelry or lack there of
  • Appropriate make up
  • Clean shaven
  • Hair up and back

2. Demeanor- Be approachable!

  • Establish eye contact
  • Smile
  • Acknowledge others
  • Be attentive

Body language tips

  • Sit/stand straight
  • Arms at side/hands in lap
  • Legs uncrossed
  • Do not lean on desk or table in front of you
  • DO NOT CHEW GUM. Period.

3. Speech- Use proper grammar and etiquette!

  • Say “Sir” or “Ma’am”
  • Say “Yes”- not “yeah”, “ya”, or “uh-huh”
  • Use “Please” and “Thank you”
  • “I have seen”- not “I seen”, “I sawed”, etc.

4. Preparation- Be prepared!

  • Have everything you could imagine the interviewers could ask for
    – 2 (or more) copies of résumés and/or cover letters
    – 3 (or more) copies of all identification- plus originals
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Social security card
  • Work visa/green card (if applicable)
  • Research the company you are interviewing with

5. Punctuality- Be early!

  • When you are on time, you are late!
  • When you are early, you are on time!

6. Attitude- Check bad attitudes on a slow boat to nowhere!

  • You are being watched from the minute you step foot on the premises.
  • Be the professional you really are.
    Miss TJ