being an air hostess. is training really important as a pre req for recruitment?

Question by pepperoni: being an air hostess. is training really important as a pre req for recruitment?
im 5’7″, done modelling earlier (only to pay for my own fees while in college) and currently pursuing animation studies. but now i am tired of my animation course and the guys are far more talented than my student work and i feel demoralised and accept that while animation industry may b tough for me, job of an air hostess might prove to be better for me.
i know that i am well groomed, know the ethics and meet all the requirements for an air hostess. i am also aware that the job is only glamorous on the outside and that, an air hostess has to take rude passengers in her stride and yet b as polite and stuff..
i have heard about various air hostess training n grooming institutes that help the girls get through with interviews and get selected. but i dont intend to do that because i feel most of them are only doing business and cheat the girls with high course fees.
i would like to know if the airlines’ recruiters only select candidates who have done the grooming courses from those “air hostess training” sort of institutes, or can i walk into an interview right away?
kindly let me know.
i am already 22.. in2-3years, even airlines wont look at me for recruitment, lol. so i need to make a quick decision..
thanx. . 🙂 all answers will b appreciated and the rude ones shall b reported. lol
please be genuine. i alone know right now how confused i am. thank you once again.

Best answer:

Answer by Limerick

My belief is that the many deportment and training institutes are into a ‘numbers’ game; a waste of your time and money.

From what I have seen on TV, all Airlines train their cabin staff. You sound confident and believe you have all the necessary attributes, so my suggestion is – make an application and go for it.

As a Job-Search trainer, I always advise my students to make a ‘Speculative Job Application’ because it is the very best way to secure gainful employment.

Other suggestion: Visit your local airport, bail up one or more air-hostesses – they’re friendly, and ask how they commenced their careers with their airline. Ask the questions you need to ask (have your questions pre-prepared), and when you have finished, ask this one last question: “Is there anything else I need to know?” It is always useful to know the name and title of the person that you should write to as it makes your application more personal. Equally, when you have occasion to do some ‘follow-up’ you can ask for that person by name.

Always ask to be ‘put through to name’ because that infers that you know or believe him/her to be in their office. Don’t be shy about saying good stuff about yourself – you gotta fly your own flag!

As a passenger, I am always impressed by their efficient and friendly attitude.

Best wishes for your career.

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