How to write an application letter for a flight attendant

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How to write an application letter for a flight attendant
Becoming a flight attendant can help you see the world. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Whether you are currently a flight attendant and wish to change jobs, or you are interested in pursuing your first job as a flight attendant, you will need to apply for jobs. To do this, you will normally have to write a cover letter, or an application letter, to the company you wish to work for. While normal standards of etiquette will apply, you should also consider several aspects of the letter particular to being a flight attendant.

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    Examine the company's website. Today, many positions are filled online, and thus you can find both the job posting and the company's policies in the same place. Look at the kind of adjectives and photos the company uses to describe itself: from offering a positive, upbeat atmosphere to catering to a luxury market, you can tailor your letter to fit the company itself.

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    State what appeals to you about the job. Using the image of the company that you have just researched, as well as the job posting, outline the aspects of the job that appeal to you, as well as why they appeal to you. For example, if the company is looking for an international flight attendant, you might highlight your desire to perfect your knowledge of foreign languages.

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    Describe how you can benefit the company. Rather than simply focusing on how the job will benefit you, stress what you can bring to the job. Previous experience as a flight attendant can be helpful, as can other experience in customer service based jobs. But other skills -- such as a knowledge of different languages or emergency medical training -- can also prove to be an asset.

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    Address your letter to a particular person at the company, rather than to a generic e-mail address or position title. On company websites, there are often lists of key personnel; try to track down the person who will be in charge of choosing the new flight attendant and address the email to him or her personally. Always use the contact information that is listed, however, rather than sending your letter or your resume to someone's personal work e-mail.

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