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Posted January 20, 2014 by

See the world for free as a flight attendant

Smiling female flight attendant inside an airplane

Smiling female flight attendant inside an airplane. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Outline: There are different perspectives to the job of an air hostess. While for some the job is brilliant that gives you an opportunity to see the world for free, there are others who think they can do better on earth than up in the air. Get a better understanding of the job profile and required skill sets for a life up in the air.

The travel industry is growing at a rapid rate wherein everybody wants to travel and explore; there are new airlines or other transport services coming up every fortnight. There are way too many reasons why you would want to be associated with the travel and tourism industry. If you have the interest and zeal to explore, there is no better place to make a living than this one. Air hostess jobs are highly sought-after. Here are the few of the many reasons why you would want to become a flight attendant. (more…)

Posted September 26, 2013 by

7 Ways to Become a People Person

Vicky Oliver

Vicky Oliver

In the words of a legendary fairy tale, maybe you’re Grumpy, maybe you’re Bashful, or maybe you’re just not all that Happy.

No big deal, because you’re terrifically Talented, and everyone knows it, right?

Not in the real world, no. When it comes to getting promoted, you’re more likely to be chosen if your boss counts “people person” among your many assets. In fact, a recent study that followed 20,000 recent hires found that nearly half of them (46 percent) failed within 18 months–and it wasn’t because they lacked skills. Eighty-nine percent of the time it was for attitudinal reasons: inability to be coachable and get along with others.

Contrary to what many believe, anyone can become a people person–that is, anyone can acquire the behavioral skills others find attractive and compelling. You may not feel at ease schmoozing with others and endearing yourself to them–but they won’t know that. Here are seven skills that will make you seem friendlier, more approachable, and come across as a more appealing employee to bosses and prospective employers. With some attention and a lot of practice, you might just become a people magnet! (more…)