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Are interpersonal skills necessary to become an Air Hostess? What should I do to improve my communication skills effectively?


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RE: Are interpersonal skills necessary to become an Air Hostess? What should I do to improve my communication skills effectively?

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An air hostess or a flight attendant is a person who helps the passengers on board. This job is usually handled by females all over the world. The air hostesses are also called steward/ stewardess. These people ensure the safety of the passengers. They get special training for the same. Nowadays, flights also serve food and beverages to the passengers.

The cabin crew also learn how to serve these properly to the guests. They are different from the people present in the cockpit such as the pilot or other engineers. They need to qualify certain physical requirements to be able to take up this job. They should have a good height and range to be able to reach the cabin drawers effectively. They should be neat and good looking. Their weight should not exceed the limit set by different airlines. It is different for males and females both. They should have a clear vision so that they are able to detect and see different dangers coming their way. 

Flight attendants are not allowed to dye their hair with any unnatural colour like purple or blue which may offend any passenger in any way. Also, they should not have any tattoo on any part of their body that is visible to the people sitting on the plane. The hair length of girls should be below the collar bone. Their hair should be neatly combed and properly set. Boys are not allowed to have any beard. If they prefer to keep a moustache, it should be properly trimmed and cut.

Also Read : What are the 10 tips to be a successful Air Hostess?

Promotion in this field is not an easy task since the completion is increasing day by day. A lot of applicants apply for this job every day. People nowadays, love to travel and this career allows them to do so. Therefore, a lot of them prefer this as a career option.

Interpersonal skills required to become an Air Hostess

 

There are various skills that are required to become an air hostess. Some of them are as follows:

 

 

  • A good personality which impresses everyone. A good posture and confidence and attitude to sway people away.
  • Good communication skills. Proficiency in different languages, especially English because it is a universal language and most people around the globe are comfortable speaking it
  • Quick thinking and presence of mind to be able to solve difficult situations with precision.
  • An eye for detail. They should go into the depth of everything they feel that is wrong and may require their attention.
  • Stamina and willingness to work for long hours. Sometimes the air hostesses have to work at odd hours. They may not get to sleep for many days. They should have the capacity to work like this.
  • They should have team spirit as most of their work involves working with their team. They need to coordinate with all the members on board and listen to the most experienced one in times of need.

     Also Read : How to become an Air Hostess?

  • They should be technically upgraded. They should know how to handle the equipment required on the plane.
  • A caring attitude is another trait which they should possess. They have the responsibly of so many passengers on board. They should take their work seriously and take care of their guests.
  • Good height and a body weight proportional to it are necessary.
  • A clear and good complexion.

Ways to improve your communication skills

  • Read: the first and the foremost thing that you can do are to read a lot of books, magazines, newspapers or journals. Collect any information you can from any source. The Internet has made our lives so easy. We can save our books in offline mode in our personal gadgets and read them whenever and wherever we want to. Find a genre that you like and keep reading about it. People actually get addicted to reading books once they have developed an interest in.

 

  • Write: Write about things you like, see and observe. Scribble about anything, be it your personal experience or something that you think is true. Try to increase your vocabulary through it. Inculcate difficult words in the sentences that you use so that you may know the usage of different words.

        Also Read : How to prepare for the interview round to get selected in the top Air Hostess institutes?

  • Search: Search about things you are inquisitive about. YouTube your favourite person and try and inculcate his language skills. For instance, if history is something that interests you, then search for different people you like. All these things would increase your fluency in the language.

 

  • Speak: Try to speak the language in front of people. Your confidence will only increase once you start talking to people who know the language. Participate in discussions and do not feel bad about the fact that you are not as good as them. Say your word but say it with confidence.

Therefore, all these things would help you to improve your communication skills and increase your chances to be selected as an air hostess.

 For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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