What We Do:
Checkedandset is ready to provide you with access to professional insight and advice on how to best represent yourself, your accomplishments, and your ambitions in this very competitive aviation marketplace. Founded by former major airline hiring manager Captain Charlie Venema, we provide two fundamental services to airline pilots seeking the next level of their career; Resume and Application Reviews.
We will work together to make sure that your resume and applications are accurate and reflect your accomplishments effectively.
How It Works:
At Checkedandset our process is simple, you pick the services that you want and schedule a session via our online availability tool. Be ready to attach your resume or application(s) so that we can look at them in advance of our time together.
All of our meetings are done online via a GoToMeeting and we will work directly with your provided documents. Internet access is required, and a microphone is helpful, but a call in number will be provided as well.
Charlie Venema is a 757/767 Captain for a major US airline and was formerly the manager of pilot hiring for his company. As a manager and recruiter he has reviewed thousands of resumes and applications, met face to face with hundreds of candidates at industry career fairs around the country, and was directly responsible for hiring nearly 1,000 mainline pilots.
Dan Stoker formerly flew as a Captain on the MD-88 for a major US carrier and is currently taking mil leave to fly the Mighty Eagle at Barnes ANG. He started his military flying career as a T-38 Instructor Pilot, going on to fly F-16s in Japan and did a non-flying job as a commander of small team of specialists. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of combat operations.
John Brennan is a First Officer on the A-320 for a major US airline, after having spent 12 years as a Marine Corps pilot in the EA-6B Prowler. During his final assignment in the Marine Corps, he was a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot and the EA-6B Program Manager responsible for all Prowlers in the Navy and Marine Corps inventory.
Renée Farrar served as an Assistant Professor of English at the US Military Academy at West Point from 2014-2019. She is a published author, experienced instructor, and meticulous editor. She is highly trained in human resources and has over a decade’s worth of experience coaching individuals in college, program, and scholarship applications and interviews.
Wes Erickson is an A320 First Officer for a major US carrier. His career progressed through the regional airline industry where he flew turboprop and turbojet aircraft. In addition to being a captain, he trained and evaluated systems knowledge and operational procedures for new and upgrading pilots as a Ground Instructor.