Do you already have a picture for your resume? On this video, I will teach you some tips and tricks for perfect cabin crew photos. Hello guys, welcome to my channel. My name is Aileen. Today, let’s talk about pictures. For the assessment day, guys, you will always need two kinds of pictures. The first one is like this. Only the face. And most of the time, the required size is a passport size picture. And the other one is whole body or full body shot. The sizes depend on the airline company so the best source of information is their website. Try to check what kind of picture they want or the standard requirement for the picture. For the background, there is no standard on it because it still depends on what the airline company wants. Some companies want a white background while others want a blue background. So it depends on the airline company. Most of the time, if you go to the studio, you will just say the name of the airline company that you will apply to and the photographer already knows the standards, the background that they will put and the pose that you need. But of course, to be sure, you need to do research. But for pictures, you don’t have to do research because it is already included on the list of requirements—the background and size that they need. So read it there. Before my final interview on the airline company that I’m working with now, they required us to submit a new set of photos. Again, a full body shot and a passport photo. The interviewer gave us a tip. The picture will be sent to the company’s base or the headquarters so they gave us a tip. They said that our smile should be our biggest smile. He called it a “close-up” smile. If you will look at the models, they wouldn’t smile like this. Their smile is really big. It's hard to achieve guys so you really need to practice. Let’s us observe the models of Close-up and the beauty queens. Those who are joining the beauty pageants. Take a look at them and their pictures. Their smile is really big. Nobody in a pageant smiles like this. None, right?! Even in the toothpaste commercials! All of them really smiles that big. So to achieve that kind of smile, I have 5 tips for you. Tip #1. To stretch your muscles a bit in preparation for that big close-up smile, get a pencil or a ball pen then bite it. I learned that from a trainer of beauty pageant contestants. According to them, that’s what they do to practice a bigger smile. So just bite a pencil or pen. Then imagine your smile that you had when you are biting a pencil or pen. Tip #2 It might be possible that your smile is big but it seems to be so stiff when you look at the photo so what you have to do is just stretch your muscles. On my part guys, if have my photo taken, I remember, the photographer is laughing at me because I’m frisky seeing that I have these kinds of exercises that I do. Because before taking my picture, I do an exercise like this. Hahahaha You can also try it guys. If I don’t do that, I noticed that my smile is so stiff. Since I really need to have a big smile, I do an exercise like this. And after that, it is easier for me to get that natural big smile. That’s what I do. I don’t know if that will be effective to you but for me that is very effective. And the tips that I’m giving to you are my personal silliness. I hope you will learn something on the silliness that I do because for me it’s very effective. #3. For your smile to be natural, say letter A. A lot of people says that you need to say “cheese” but if you say “cheese” this will be the result on the picture. “Cheese.” “Cheese.” It doesn’t look natural. So to make it more natural, say “A”. Before the picture taking, it makes a huge difference if you will inhale first, then you will say “A” while exhaling. You don’t have to say “A” like this. You already know the shape of your mouth when you say “A” right? So just whisper. Inhale then say “A”. That's how it is. Tip #4. Make sure that you will smile with your eyes. According to Tyra Banks “smile with your eyes”. Ok let’s just say you already achieve the big smile—the close-up smile—but your eyes won’t go together with your lips so that will still be awkward to look at. And it will be unnatural. But if you smile with your eyes, the picture will be a complete package. So guys, just practice it. And lastly, don’t be afraid to look stupid in front of the photographer. It’s ok. A lot of people do that also. Just what I’ve told you, that during my time, the photographer is really laughing at me because I look like a stupid person. This is how I look like guys at that time Before taking the picture, I said to the photographer that my application depends on this picture so I need to be beautiful with a very big smile that is why I have rituals here to do. Hahahaha I think I already got close to the photographer because I always go there whenever I need my picture to be taken at a studio. Whenever he sees me, he would always tell me, “OK OK, let’s do this.” Then I will sit like this, then I will (inhale) do like this. That’s how I do it. I inhale first so that I will have a bigger smile when I exhale. So whenever he will take my picture, he will really laugh because I need to do it like this and say, “Please wait for a second.” And then I smile. See, it's effective, right? So you can try it also. But of course, before going to the photographer, practice it first. Do it like this guys. In front of your camera or cellphone, make a video and try to pose at the front. You must do like this. (Inhale…) “A”. hahahaha That's how it is! Then try to do screenshots for you to see what is wrong on your pictures and what should you improve on it. Check if your cheeks and smile are so stiff, if it is small or if your eyes don’t smile together with your lips. So practice it before you to the photographer Because though he will edit that in Photoshop but if your smile is not really good, he can’t do anything about it. And guys, I know that a small smile is cute and many are doing like that but it is better to have a bigger smile and I always suggest to you to achieve the smile that is very big like those of the close-up model and beauty pageant contestants. That’s how it is guys! Because it will get higher points. Those smiles for them are more attractive. Because they try to imagine that you are wearing the uniform and you are greeting the passengers. Of course, when the passengers were arriving then your smile is just like this, it seems that you’re a bit sleepy. But if your smile is this big, they will imagine that. They will think that “I like this. I want a person with this smile during boarding.” So it will catch their attention. You already have plus points there. So don’t forget that. For the whole body picture, it depends on the airline company. Other companies want that the pose of the applicant is a bit side ward and the hands are like this at the front. That’s ok. Others want that the hands are on the sides. So that’s what you will do. Others want that the hands should be at the top of your skirt near the thighs. It depends on the airline company. If the proper pose wasn’t mentioned in the requirements and they also didn’t give any example, then you will be the one to decide if what kind of pose you want to do. But if you want to be sure about it and also it is a plus point for you, then google it. Look for the airline company or type the name of the airline company and the word CV photos/full-length photo to see the poses that you need to do. Normally, what they want is a body shot with your hands on the side or at the top of your thighs. To be sure, before you go to the studio to have your picture taken, research for it. So that just on the first impression, the assessor will know and think that “This is OK because the pictures she provided me shows that her grooming and makeup is perfect and this is what we are looking for.” For the full body pictures, of course, the smile should be the same. It should be big. You have to inhale and say letter “a”. Ok, it should be the same process so that they can see it. The picture is a bit far right? So if your smile is small, it will seem that you are not smiling in the picture. But if the picture is whole body, of course, it is a bit far but if your smile is big then it would be easily seen and it will be more beautiful to look at. So you already know how to do it. In terms of the body, make sure that your uniform looks good, ironed and the skirt should be knee length. Don’t make it too short or too long. Just the exact one that covers the knee. You should also use stockings. The stockings should be of your skin tone—not whiter or darker on your skin tone. They wouldn’t know if you are wearing a stocking or not. Because it actually looks great on the picture than if you don’t wear one. Unless, they will tell you not to use stockings. But most of the time, they don’t have any requirement for pictures unless you are already on the final interview and they require you to pass a new set of pictures. About the shoes guys, you need to wear closed shoes. Still the best shoes is black shoes. But if you don’t have black shoes, a nude in color is ok. For other colors, it probably depends on the airline company but I checked, nude and black are advised. Let’s say your shoes is pink, just tell the photographer to change it in Photoshop. But the shoes should be closed. Also, high heeled shoes have a better effect on pictures. The higher the better. Those that it seems you are already tiptoeing. The effect of that is really good on the picture. Because it automatically seems that your posture becomes good if your heels are high. But if you don’t have that, anything that you have is already ok as long as your shoes are closed. Regarding the earrings, it is advisable to have a pearl or diamond. And the size should not be very big. Just an exact size for your ear lobe. It should not exceed the space of your ear lobe. We don’t have the same sizes of earlobes. There are small lobe and others are like me which are bigger. So if you will be using a pearl, the pearl should not exceed on this side. It should be just exactly placed on the lobe. That should be the right size. On the two airline companies that I had applied, they both require us… That time my earring for my picture is a bit big. It exceeds on the sides of my lobes. Both of them told me that I should use a smaller earring that is not bigger than my lobe. You will not fail if you wear bigger or smaller earrings but of course, the reason why we are watching videos like this is that during the assessment day, your appearance will be perfect. Your picture and CV are perfect. So if you will have your picture taken, make sure that the earrings you will use are not so big. For your full body picture, don’t forget to stand straight. Again, go back to our discussions about the beauty queens and reporters. You wouldn’t see them standing slouchy. No, you can’t. There’s nothing like that. They are always standing properly as if there is a string pulling from their head. That’s how it should be. So for your picture, it should also look like that. It is just for the picture. You just have to do it patiently for some seconds. If you are hunchbacked, try to stand straight. If you are having a hard time, lean on the wall. The way your shoulder flattens on the wall, it should be the same when you will stand in front of the picture. But it doesn’t mean that you will be super stiff that your shoulder will be like this. It should be natural to look at. Because guys if your posture is good, you’re not slouching, your shoulders are straight and your chin seems to be like there something pulling it up a bit, you will automatically look elegant on the picture. It will seem that you are already a representative of the airline company. So that is our goal for the pictures. Ok. About the hands, it will depend on you where you will put it or it will depend on the airline company so ask google first the proper way to do it. But your hands should not be stiff. Because sometimes if you are nervous, then you will have your photo taken and you are not used to it, your hands will be stiff. So make sure that it will look naturally—the arms and whole body not being so stiff. Because maybe you are standing like this. Though your smile looks good but your posture is like this then you seem to be like a penguin. Don’t, ok. Don’t be shy. The key here is don’t be too shy. Tell the photographer that you are shy and ask him to help you. You know what guys, when I go to the studio to have my picture taken, well I’m not really a shy-type person. Even though I would look stupid in front of the photographer, it is ok. That is why it’s easy for me to do it. But the person before me, you know what, we waited really long for her to finish because since she is shy, her pictures were stiff and the one who took the picture is really concerned to us telling us that the posture is not yet good to look at. So he needs to retake it again and again. He wouldn’t stop until he gets a good picture on that girl. And according to her, he almost took about a hundred shots. Imagine that. So if you will have your picture taken, search for a photographer who cares. Not just those photographers who will just take 3 shots then it’s all done because they would say that it is the limit, and if you add more shots you will get an additional charge on the price. Don’t go to photographers who are like that. They are not reliable. Go to a photographer that is willing to take a good picture of you. About the head, I am telling you to imagine that there is a string pulling your head going up but your chin should not be too high like this. Because guys, a little while ago I googled some sample pictures, I’ve seen a lot of pictures which are like this. The chin is so high and they are looking a bit downward. It’s not the correct way. When you see it, it seems not so welcoming. It seems that the person is not friendly when you look at it. It’s like a picture of a boss. You should tilt your head a bit. Actually, you’ll get sexy, I mean, it enhances the shape of your face. Not the one which is so straight like this. Tilt it a bit but not going downward like this. Just a bit. I will give you an example. Picture #1 just looking straight. Picture #2 a bit tilted. So see, a head tilted a bit is better to look at. So it depends on you if you want it straight or you will follow my advice that you will tilt it a bit but never have it with a high chin and looking downwards. It’s not friendly to look at. That’s it, guys! Those are my silliness when I have my picture taken for my resume before and until now I’m still doing that. The photographer is laughing at me but it doesn’t matter because I had passed so I feel that those are effective tips so I just want to share it with you. It depends on you if you want to follow it or you have better tips, just comment down below so that we can also share that to other viewers. Thank you so much for watching. On our next video, I will teach you how to make a short and simple resume. Bye!