Being an SQ girl may be a childhood dream for many, and it may look easy and glamorous, but it is a job that requires more than a pretty face and a great smile.

The interview process may be daunting, but passing the interview is just the first step. Unless you’ve been a cabin crew in your career, no other jobs can quite prepare you for the working environment and lifestyle of SQ girls. You might not feel like you’re cut out for the job when you first start out, but here’s a tip: as long as you understand what is required of you and work on it, it will be easier for you to get comfortable with flying and enjoy the work faster.

Need more concrete advice? Here are nine qualities SQ girls should have, based on my observations when I was an SQ girl.

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