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Published on July 24, 2014

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JOB-HUNTING TIPS FOR AVIATION CAREERS: JOB-HUNTING TIPS FOR AVIATION CAREERS Presents Ready to Graduate?: Are you nearly finished with your training program in an aviation-related field? From technicians to pilots, it’s time to start thinking about landing your first job. Months before graduation, you should be gearing up to begin your search for employment. Join our Flight Program Today! Ready to Graduate? Know Your Stuff: Know Your Stuff First, make sure you’ve been conscientious during your training program. Have you done your best to earn the highest grades you possibly can? Are you on track to earn ratings and licenses many employers require—or prefer? Join our Flight Program Today! Know Your Target Companies: Know Your Target Companies It is very important to do your research. Either get online or use your schools career center to identify key employers you would like to work for. These may be employers who: Are actively looking for skills like yours Are located convenient to where you live Have a good track record when it comes to benefits, pay, and advancement Offer continuing education for your area of expertise Join our Flight Program Today! Tailor Your Recruitment Materials: Tailor Your Recruitment Materials The point of performing company research is not to be able to wow interviewers with a recitation of facts you’ve learned. It’s to help you craft a personalized sales pitch to each employer, giving them specific examples of how your skills, experience, and personal qualities fit with their company goals and culture. Join our Flight Program Today! Tailor Your Recruitment Materials (continued): Tailor Your Recruitment Materials (continued) Use what you’ve learned about the companies you want to work for to tailor your resume and cover letter individually, highlighting the aspects of your background that will resonate the most with each job opening. This may seem like a lot of extra effort, but it can pay off. Join a Flight Program Today! Network: Network The aviation industry is very competitive, but also very personable. Make the effort to attend job fairs and networking nights in order to get your name—and resume—in front of potential employers. Ask your flight school instructors if they have connections you can send your resume to, or who might know about jobs that aren’t listed. Join our Flight Program Today! Network (continued): Network (continued) Most of all, use your school’s career services department. Their job is quite literally to help you find a job. If you’re a veteran, you may have additional networking resources at your services—find out about them. Join our Flight Program Today! Be Persistent: Be Persistent It is very important to remember that hunting for employment is, in itself, a full-time job. Aviation is a competitive industry, and even though the job market is improving, it may take you some time to land a solid job. Persist. Keep sending out good-quality, well-researched applications. Keep making the time to meet people or attend fairs. Keep looking. You’ve gained the skills, and the job will follow. Join our Flight Program Today! Thanks For Reading!: Thanks For Reading! We hope you learned a thing or two about hunting for your first job! If you would like to learn more, read the full article on our blog here!

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