Boring Airline Pilot Resumes

Over the years I have had the opportunity to read hundreds of pilot resumes, and one common characteristic is the underselling of professional accomplishments. Most pilots simply list a job description on their resume which usually starts off with ‘Duties include…’ or even worse, simply state CaptainRead more

The 4 P’s

The 4 P's While attending a recent career fair I heard these three words used by a recruiter when discussing strengths of applicants: Professional, Personality, and Patience.  I have a fourth P word that may be helpful, Perspective. Professional can be widely applied and is often thoughtRead more

It’s like a dream vacation…

Being an airline applicant is a little like going on a dream vacation.   For months or even years, you have researched destinations looking at how to get there, where to stay and what to do.  Countless hours have gone into looking for the best excursions andRead more

References, Recommendations and Referrals…

We get lots of questions about these sections for United and Delta.  There are three specific ways that a reference or a recommendation can be made. General References: These are found in the blue menu of airline apps but show in the specific addendum sections.  They canRead more

Helpful Airline Pilot Resume Tips

Airline Pilot Resume Tips   As I was surfing the web today I came across an article titled ’10 Resume errors that will land you in the trash’. While it was never my experience that a poor resume would actually wind up in the circular file, certainly thereRead more

The Role of Attitude in the Hiring Process

The Role of Attitude in the Hiring Process My wife is in the food and beverage industry and there is a hiring mantra in that business that says ‘hire for attitude, train for skill.’ This doesn’t work perfectly in aviation, but it does have striking comparisons. AllRead more

OBAP conference in Chicago

Coming Up: OBAP conference in Chicago   With the Women in Aviation conference in the rear view mirror, the next major event with significant recruiter attendance is the OBAP conference in Chicago in August. Just going to the conference isn’t going to set you apart from theRead more

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