12 Steps to landing a job faster

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Avjobs provides a step-by-step process with proven results. We even have an "Automated Job Search Assistant" to keep you on track through out the process.

The Avjobs methodology works with all major air carriers, airports, aerospace, aviation, colleges, universities and government agencies and is now available to help you explore your opportunities, refine your search, and ultimately, get the right job, faster.

Over 90% of our applicants are successfully employed in less than 90 days!

Start your job search today by selecting one of our Membership options!

Yes, you can conduct a job search or career change on your own, but do you want to settle for only advertised jobs, regardless of the fit or compensation? Or would you rather possess the knowledge, skills, and professional marketing materials to get the job that is really right for you?

  Avjobs Helps Applicants Land Jobs FASTER
STEP 1. Self Assessment
STEP 2. Aviation Jobs and Career Overviews List
STEP 3. Resume and Cover Letter
STEP 4. Locate Jobs and Apply!
STEP 5. Interview Like a Pro!
STEP 6. Research & Networking
STEP 7. Follow Up Activities
STEP 8. Professional Aviation EMail
STEP 9. Aviation Job Resources
STEP 10. Track your Progress
STEP 11. Job Search Tips
STEP 12. Aviation Career Salary, Wages and Pay
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The Avjobs Applicant System is easy to use and offers numerous features and tools to guide you, help you find jobs and achieve your career goals. Whether you are changing jobs or changing careers, you have come to the right place.

Aviation Applicant Registration Options

Finding jobs is important, but completing our online job application, creating your professional aviation resume, polishing your interview skills, and marketing yourself to potential employers is critical in today's aviation industry. The Avjobs® Applicant System does all the work. You just follow the step-by-step instructions.

Avjobs is "Where Employers and Employees Come to Meet!"

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Avjobs.com is an online resource that brings together employers and employees in the aviation industry (Simply put, we tell you exactly who is hiring and where - right now!). Our Job Search System is for anyone looking for aviation related industry employment at any level. Please visit our Web Site for additional Aviation Employment Assistance and information. You will need to visit our website and log into the Applicant system, members.avjobs.com, to apply for positions. Please be aware that you will not be considered for any position until you have applied. Completing your online job application in our system will give you additional visibility and ensure your resume and interest remain active and visible to our recruiters.
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Professional Aviation EMail

Professional Aviation EMail

EMail

Everyone needs basic computer skills to function in today's job market. These basic skills include the ability to use common application programs such as word-processors, spreadsheets, database programs, and presentation software. Additionally, use of email and familiarity with the internet are becoming basic requirements for most jobs.

Today over 80% of all business communication is done through Email.

Tips for Professional Email
While a lot of people understand the importance of following certain rules when writing a business letter, they often forget these rules when composing an email message. Just in case you've forgotten, let us refresh your memory.

  • Professionalism
    Think of the basic rules you learned growing up, like saying please and thank you. Address people you don't know as Mr., Mrs., or Dr. Only address employers or recruiters by first name if they imply it's okay to do so.
  • Watch What You Say
    You want to come across as respectful, friendly, and approachable. You don't want to sound curt or demanding.
  • Be Concise
    Get to the point of your email as quickly as possible, but don't leave out important details that will help the recruiter answer your question or understand your message.
  • Be Professional
    This means, stay away from abbreviations and don't use emoticons (those little smiley faces). Don't use a cute, offensive or suggestive email address for business communications.
  • Use Correct Spelling and Proper Grammar
    Use a dictionary or a spell checker ? whichever works better for you. While you can write in a conversational tone (contractions are okay), pay attention to basic rules of grammar.
  • Ask Before You Send Your Resume
    Because of computer viruses, many employers won't open attachments unless they know the sender. Even that can be a mistake because many viruses come disguised in email messages from someone you know. Before sending an attachment, ask the recipient if you may do so.
  • Wait to Fill in the "TO" Email Address
    Never fill in the 'TO' email address until you are completely through proofing my email and are sure that it is exactly the way you want it. This will keep you from accidentally sending an email prematurely. In the past, applicants have accidentally clicked the send button, when they really meant to click on the attachment icon.

More Aviation Jobs

The job you want is out there. Get closer to it with these 3 helpful hints:

  1. Post your resume - get noticed by employers!
    To let hiring managers see your skills and contact you about great jobs before they ever get posted, post your resume on Avjobs, make it public and keep it searchable to employers.
  2. Get jobs emailed to you!
    By letting the jobs come to you, you'll never miss hearing about new positions that closely match your skills and experience. Get jobs delivered to your email inbox!
  3. Job search and apply instantly!
    Once you've posted your resume, you can apply instantly to jobs on Avjobs. This gives you the winning edge over other candidates. Search jobs now!

What are the most sought after aviation jobs in 2012?

What are the most sought after aviation jobs in 2012?

If you're an aviation recruiter or an aviation company looking to hire staff in 2012-2013, then take note of these most sought after aviation jobs. If you are looking for work in one of these aviation fields or for an aviation company that hires for these areas of the aviation insudtry, you better be thinking about your job search initiatives as many other companies are going to be hunting for you very soon!

So what are these most desired aviation jobs for 2012?

1 Pilot-Fixed Wing
2 Management
3 A&P Mechanic
4 Airport
5 Aircraft Mechanic
6 Flight Crew
7 Dispatch
8 Flight Operations Pilot
9 Executive
10 Flight Operations Non-Pilot
11 Avionics
12 Other (or any)
13 Aerospace
14 Sales and Marketing
15 Aircraft Technician
16 Business Development
17 Corporate Aviation
18 Flight Attendant
19 Pilot-Rotary Wing
20 Flight Engineering
21 Aviation Administration
22 Maintenance
23 Administrative
24 Ground Operations
25 Instructor
26 Project or Program Management
27 Helicopter
28 Quality Control
29 Cargo
30 Charter
31 Quality Assurance
32 Training
33 Aircraft Engineering
34 Analyst
35 Customer Relations
36 Customer Service
37 Engineering
38 Program Management
39 Quality Control
40 Technical Support
41 Technical Writer
42 Transportation
43 Advanced Aviation Technology
44 Air Ground Communication
45 Aircraft Assembly
46 Business
47 Business Analysis
48 Business Scheduling and Control
49 Electrical Engineering
50 Engineering Customer Support

Career management experts say change will remain constant in the jobs market, so it's critical to take advantage of training and development to increase your skills and keep pace with your profession.

Engineers. Note to college students who want their pick of job offers when they graduate: Consider majoring in engineering. A whopping 88% of employers in a new poll by the Society for Human Resource Management bemoaned the difficulty of finding enough engineers to hire. Civil engineers are in demand too: Shatkin's analysis of BLS data shows a 24.3% spike ahead in jobs for people who design roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects (average annual pay: $77,560).

Aviation Employee Competencies

Aviation Employee Competencies

To eliminate any confusion, all positions in the aviation industry are regarded as customer service oriented positions. Every second an employee spends with a customer or potential customer is critical. Most customers choose to buy, fly, or purchase based on the quality of service received. Customers may never see you, but they will remember their telephone conversation, the comfort of their flight, and the way their baggage or package arrived; safely, timely at the correct destination. They will thank you by buying, flying, and purchasing from your company over and over again.

Today's Aviation Industry requires you to possess the following Core Competencies to be successful in your job search, and on the job.

Customer Service Orientation
Successful applicants must genuinely enjoy providing caring, professional customer service. This is an expectation to provide outstanding service to customers not only to the first customer of each day, but every customer throughout the day. Customers at the end of the day should receive the same high level of service as the customers at the beginning of your day, even though you may have been on duty 14 hours or more.

Flexibility and Adaptability
Applicants must be extremely flexible and adaptable. As an employee in the aviation industry you may be required to work in many different locations, environments, schedules, with different people, and even on different aircraft types. Your work schedule may change monthly and the people you work with may change daily. The types of service provided are different depending on the company, product, service, location, flight length, destination, service levels, and customer amenities. You must also be willing to relocate to domicile to which you are assigned if it is a requirement of the job.

Interpersonal Skills
Successful applicants must be highly empathetic. Interpersonal Skills are important social skills that include a positive outlook and a sincere concern for others. It means you are sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, in other words, diplomatic. You may be asked to deal with difficult situation in a positive, non confrontational manner. Listening effectively, being polite and diplomatic to people from all walks of life and all areas of the world is essential to the interpersonal skills you already have.

Communication Skills
Applicants must be able to deliver a clear and accurate message in a manner that is appropriate for the individual or audience. It also includes the ability to share information openly and honestly in a respectful way. Actively listening and presenting concepts in an organized fashion which enables an understanding of your message is one of the keys to effective communication skills. Additionally, you should be able to communication in a calm fashion during stressful situations.

Teamwork
Successful applicants must have the ability to maintain a healthy balance between the ability to work independently and as part of a team. As a team member on a flight crew, sales organization, assembly line, or office environment, you actively contribute to the team and maintain positive working relationships with all team members, in the air and on the ground. Being part of the team means you treat others fairly and with respect, while sharing resources and information with other team members. From time to time, this means seeking opportunities to help others before being asked or required. Something to keep in mind is that teamwork means, the work of the crew isn't done until every crewmember's work is done.

Cultural Sensitivity
Successful applicants must possess a high degree of cultural sensitivity and exhibit respect for diversity of all types. This means you must be fair, balanced and considerate towards all people. Your cultural sensitivity is demonstrated by your ability to adapt and effectively manage circumstances related to cultural differences, and identifying potential problems relating to diversity and seeking out solutions.

Integrity and High Ethical Standards
Successful applicants are expected to be honest and ethical. You may be responsible for inventorying and handling valuable equipment, as well as collecting, managing cash and credit sales. You must have a high work ethic and standard. Your treatment of customers and co-workers is expected to be truthful and sincere.

Established Values System
Successful applicants must be primarily self-motivated and have the ability to work unsupervised. Self-satisfaction must be found by treating others well, since feedback will come more often from customers than from supervisory personnel. This will allow you to maintain high standards even under pressure from peers to relax those standards. You must be self-confident and take responsibility for your actions, preferring to earn rewards rather than expecting entitlements.

Dependability
Dependability is extremely important to a successful career in the aviation industry. The aviation industry requires generally greater levels of dependability than other industries. Your position may require you to be ?on call?, or to work on holidays, or even during your scheduled days off and you must arrive on-time - every time. Failure to maintain a dependable work record is the primary reason most new employees are released during the first six months of employment.

Conscientiousness
Successful applicants must be conscientious about their schedule, paperwork, follow-up for customers, sales and inventory, reporting and completion of required reading. Your training requirements and FAA required manuals must be kept up-to-date. Reports about situation occurring on the job must be filed in a timely manner according to company guidelines

Professional Image
Successful applicants must be professional and pleasant in both image and demeanor and adhere to any on-the-job uniform regulations. You must uphold the image of your company performance, productivity, public image, and branding. Some of these standards include:

  • A conservative hairstyle; natural looking with no extreme shape or color.
  • Make-up appropriate for daytime business wear.
  • Nails are to be well groomed.
  • Jewelry is to be conservative. No more than 2 earrings per ear. Men may not wear earrings. Nose, tongue, or eyebrow jewelry may not be worn.

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