Travel: It’s the Only Thing I’ve Ever Wanted To Do
Why settle? I’m 24 years young; I’m single; I’ve no obligation to any employer. So why not try my damnedest to attain this seemingly unattainable dream job? Because: why not?
On March 31, 2016 I dove right in: I submitted my very first Flight Attendant application with United Airlines. On April 4, 2016 I received a congratulatory e-mail !!! I’d been invited to complete an on-line video interview using HireVue. Surprise…an on-line video interview is a one-way interview…as in I speak into the camera on my laptop as if I’m speaking into the eyes of a real person. In reality, however, I’m not. Instead I’m having a one-way conversation with myself. Sounds super fun, right?! More like super nerve-wracking.
On April 12, 2016 I received my first TBNT e-mail: thanks, but no thanks. If I were to become a flight attendant, it wouldn’t be with United. Naturally, after that first rejection, I was devastated; but as I approach nearly 4 months since I submitted that first application — since then I’ve also applied to Horizon Air, Spirit Airlines, Virgin America, SkyWest Airlines, Allegiant Air, Compass Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Omni Air International — I’ve come to understand this process is just that: A PROCESS.
I know there are people out there who have applied, interviewed, and landed a job as a flight attendant in one swift take. I also know — thanks to the popular Facebook group: Flight Attendant Career Connection, which has 23,633 members — many people go years and years, hiring event after hiring event, hoping, praying, and wishing that this time around…this time, would be their time.
I am hopeful, but this process is surely one-of-a-kind. In order to gather my thoughts as they come, to reflect on my experiences, and *hopefully* keep tabs on my adventures to come !!! I’ve decided to tap back into the world of blogging. At the moment I do not have a particular audience in mind: perhaps those hopefuls who like me are striving to become a flight attendant; perhaps current/past flight attendants will find what I say to be interesting and/or insightful; perhaps just my friends and family. Either way, I’m stoked I’ve set upon this journey, and I do not intend to stop until I’ve accomplished my goal: to be one with the sky, and to have the opportunity to travel the world at my fingertips ❤