Flight Attendant Applicants Now Required to Submit TikTok Video During Recruitment Events; Recurrent Flight Attendant Trainees Also Included
By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
It may sound unusual, but it was highly recommended that TikTok posts be included in every flight attendant recruitment process, the International Confederation of Cabin Crew (ICCC) said today. The ICCC suggested that TikTok videos basically reveal a flight attendant's personality which they see would be beneficial to the passengers.
ICCC General Manager Cynthia Wynnona said that cabin crew recruits have to create or submit their own TikTok video and this will be made part of an airline's criteria. "It doesn't matter if they do not know how to act or dance. What we want to see here is their confidence. With the digital age, a cabin crew's TikTok video will allow us to determine their confidence level which is an important qualification to be a flight attendant," Wynnona said.
The organization made a recommendation to airlines saying that aside from a resume of curriculum vitae, cabin crew applicants have to create a 15 to 30 second TikTok video as part of the requirements, which will be sent to the airline company. According to Wynnona, this will be part of the "pre-screening process" to check on one's confidence.
"Confidence is a very important state of being for flight attendants because they have to get passengers to follow them. Without confidence, passengers will simply ignore these flight attendants and we are now taking extreme measures to make sure this confidence is carried out," Wynnona said. "Of course, it would be a plus if they were also entertaining because passengers love to see entertaining cabin crew but its all about, primarily, confidence," she continued.
Wynnona also said that the submission of TikTok videos have to be included in recurrent training for flight attendants. She notes that this will further boost the confidence of present cabin crew members. "I have also recommended that airlines require their respective cabin crew to submit their TikTok videos to determine the level of their confidence," she said.
While this is still just a recommendation, the ICCC thinks this would be a good idea once implemented.
Wynnona ended with a "if you have read all the way to this portion, I just want to remind you that today is April 1 and we wish you a Happy April Fools Day!"
Note: The "International Confederation of Cabin Crew" and "Cynthia Wynnona" are all fictional.