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 Captain or First Officer with no other descriptive words. This approach fills space but does little to make you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

Your resume is a sales tool that has to be carefully created to attract interest, interest in you! Take time to focus on what you have done to add value to your current or former company. Use those accomplishments, however seemingly small, to describe your contributions. Click here for a great article that you might find helpful.