I have had interviews with two airlines and followed all of the advice on your website. Although I thought I was well prepared and felt confident at both interviews, I was not offered a position at either airline. Can you help me understand what possibly could have gone wrong? I thank you for your time and response.
Determining the exact reason(s) for your rejection is often difficult. After all, the selection process is not an exact science, and there are numerous variables involved. Final selection for flight attendant positions is very subjective and depends on, among other things, the particular interviewer. Perhaps you did not have good “chemistry” with the interviewer, you reminded the interviewer of someone he or she dislikes, or you did not “fit” the company profile. Another possibility is you might have been in a pool of very competitive applicants and only a few positions were available.
The bottom line is that on any given day, depending on the forces working for or against you, you may or may not get hired. Perhaps on a different day the outcome would have been completely different; there would have been different interviewers, different questions, different applicants, etc. That is why it is so important to re-apply!
Whatever you do, do not call or write to an airline inquiring about a recent rejection. Although you may get a response, you will never find out the real reason(s) for your rejection.
Although it is virtually impossible for you to pinpoint the exact reason(s) for your rejection, you can do a bit of self-analysis to determine whether something you did or did not do might have disqualified you. Ask yourself the following questions:
Most airlines will allow you to re-apply after 6 to 12 months. The re-application process should be easy for you: you know what to expect; you know what questions will be asked; how many interviews will be conducted, etc. Your confidence level should be high for the re-application process. Good Luck!