New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2013
The year 2009 proved to be quite a difficult one for the airlines industry, both internationally and domestic. As consumers were left with dwindling disposable income, their willingness to travel took a sharp hit, and with it, the airlines industry suffered as well. In recent years, however, the economy has slowly fought back and the average consumer's wallet is looking considerably healthier. This is great news for the travel industry, of course, and airlines are once again enjoying the prosperity they've grown accustomed to.
With this newly rejuvenated industry comes a heightened demand for its professionals. Pilots are finding more and more work, and flight attendants are serving more and more flights across the world. The demand for skilled flight attendants is as high as its been in recent memory.
In response to this thriving demand, Flight Attendant's Academy, a popular resource in flight attendant training, has recently released their official career guide, "Thank You For Flying." Written by United Airlines certified flight attendant Lauren Porter, "Thank You For Flying" shows hopeful flight attendants how to break into this thriving industry. It includes the latest information on:
-the life of a flight attendant
-flight attendant salary
-flight attendant basic requirements
-how to apply to be a flight attendant
-what airlines want to see on your resume
-how to ace the interview
-what to expect during flight attendant training
-how to advance your career
-taking advantage of flight attendant perks
"There is a lot of mystique and intrigue with being a flight attendant," Porter explains. "Aside from 'How far away are we?' one of the most common questions I'm asked while on the job is, 'How do I become a flight attendant?' There is something about flying around the world in uniform that really excites people."
The book spans over 100 pages and includes dozens of photos and illustrations that help bring this career to life. Updated in 2013, "Thank You For Flying" is the most up-to-date career guide to becoming a flight attendant on the market.
"The thing is," says Porter, "becoming a flight attendant isn't exactly like most other professions where certification and proper education is all you need to get hired. When you're 30,000 feet above the ground, your flight attendant is also your paramedic, your police officer, your waitress, your customer service rep, and dozens of other roles that a flight attendant must assume while in flight. Airlines are looking for highly skilled, infinitely adaptable individuals; a certificate isn't enough. Our guide explains how to secure an edge and separate yourself from the rest of the competition."
And the competition is quite large indeed. Delta, for example, sports a 1% acceptance rate. Even the most prestigious university in the world, Harvard University, welcomes 6% of its applicants. These days, having a college degree simply isn't enough, and the flight attendants that get offered jobs in the world's most popular airlines have included skills and experience that others did not think to secure. "Thank You For Flying" explains exactly what those qualifications are.
According to market research leader IbisWorld, "industry revenue is expected to increase" through the year 2017, "with passenger numbers expected to rise, as income levels increase worldwide."
"Thank You For Flying" is priced at $37 and can be purchased directly from the Flight Attendant's Academy website. The book comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free lifetime updates. Best of all, it is delivered in PDF format for immediate download.