Is your resume a powerful asset?

At Avjobs, we want to make sure our aviation applicants stand out from the rest!  There are several things we can recommend to all aviation applicants and we offer even more tips to our active applicants. A resume is always a work in progress and it’s vital to review your resume periodically to be sure you are always marketing yourself the best you can.

 Here are a few tips:

  • Keep a notebook and write down any new accomplishments, projects, volunteer work, responsibilities, skills, training etc. and update your resume as necessary
  • Be sure to distinguish yourself from everyone else doing the same job
  • Give specifics of what you do
  • Include key statistics, numbers, quotas overachieved etc.
  • Check for typos and grammar issues
  • Use compelling action verbs

Do you need a cohesive resume format that aviation employers love?  The Avjobs Resume Builder is just that and helps you layout all your aviation training, flight hours, employment, military history, education and pilot and mechanical experience.  Active applicant members can call for a free Avjobs resume review and feedback once you have completed all 6 sections of the resume builder.

 

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Standard English & Proper Grammar

Standard English & Proper Grammar

The grammar used on your resume says a lot about you and today we want to address capitalization.

We were recently asked:

When is it correct to spell out United States, and when should we use the abbreviations US, U.S., and USA?

Good question!

As with many grammar questions, there are differences of opinion, but here are some generally accepted guidelines you can follow:

  1. Short forms, such as U.S., are common in casual language, and using a full name or title is considered more appropriate in formal language. So, for example, when giving a speech, you should always say "The United States of America."  (The full form is also more dramatic.)
  2. In writing, use the full form, United States, as a noun, and U.S. (with periods inserted and no spaces) as an adjective describing another noun, as in these examples:
    • In the United States, many people work full time.
    • The U.S. Postal Service is in financial trouble. (U.S. is an adjective describing Postal Service)
  3. Finally, use of the abbreviation USA is limited. You will find it in some proper nouns, especially the names of media sources such as the newspaper USA Today, the cable television channel USA Network, and websites like USAaircraft.com. It can also be used in mailing addresses and fixed expressions such as "Made in the USA." Unless you are quoting a source, however, you do not need to use it. 

Why should you learn to use proper grammar?

The quality of your writing often has a huge influence on the first impression you make on people. People judge you based on how you write and speak. Taking the time to follow the rules of Standard English in your formal writing and speech allows you to present yourself in the best possible light.

We hope this helps when writing your resume!

Examples:

Correct - United States Army, U.S. Army

Incorrect - US Army

Changes to the Avjobs Resume Builder Master Profile System

Changes to the Resume Builder section of the site

We recently made some changes to the Resume Builder section of the site. These changes may require you to update your Master Profile/Resume to better align yourself with employer searches. Please log into your account as soon as possible to make the necessary changes.

When building your master profile, you are asked for your career interests. The categories of interest are divided into broad areas and your selected interests can open doors to more opportunities.

Begin by selecting three (3) general employment categories that appeal to you most.

You are more likely to be found by employers when your preferences, skills and personal interests match what an employer is looking for.

Changes to the Resume Builder section of the site
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When you select the Resume Hosting FREE 30 Day Trial, you might see an entry on your credit card account when you view account activity on your bank's Web site.  However, if the order was for the Resume Hosting FREE 30 Day Trial you are seeing a temporary authorization rather than an actual charge, and you will never be charged for or have to pay the authorization amount.

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Card authorizations are used for address verification and account standing.

These authorizations can have the temporary effect of reducing the available balance for the account, but they will automatically expire and drop off the account eventually (usually within a few days).  The duration for which an authorization remains on the account varies by issuing bank or card type, and cannot be controlled by Avjobs.

Important:  These authorizations are NOT charges.  The cardholder will never be billed or have to pay those amounts.  These items will also never appear on the cardholder's credit card statements - for most banks or card types, they can only be seen or noticed  by viewing the account activity online or calling the card's customer service number.

Many banks' Web sites make a distinction between authorizations and actual charges.  Double-check the entire item you're seeing - not just the description and the amount.  Is there a heading, column or grouping that includes the word "pending" or "authorization"?  If you see either of those words next to the item in question, you can know for sure that you're seeing an authorization rather than a charge.

If your bank's Web site does not include an indication of "pending" or "authorization" and you're not sure, please call the customer service number on the back of the card, and speak to a live representative.  Ask the bank's representative to confirm for you that you are seeing a pending authorization, and not a captured charge.  The representative should also be able to tell you how soon the authorization - which was created by the bank, not by Avjobs - will expire and drop off the account permanently.

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Your resume is important because of all the things it says about you. It proves that you’re qualified, that you care about the job, and that you understand the working world of aviation. These are important facts for any potential employer to know.

Applicants that create a professional, job-ready resume with Avjobs Resume Builder get more attention from hiring managers and get hired faster.

Your Avjobs Resume Builder Resume (Master Profile) makes the most comprehensive and accurate overview of your professional aviation experience available to hiring managers to search, view, and to contact you directly about available positions. And it's the fastest way for employers to find you. The information in your Master Profile enables 1 click application features, and helps Avjobs staff members to match your experience with job postings and recommend your resume to hiring managers.

Your completed Avjobs Master Profile is organized for convenience and provides a standardized way for employers to compare applicants. Completing the Avjobs Master Profile provides information that is not normally found on a resume and also provides specifics requested by hiring managers.

Personal Information

It's important to include all your contact information so employers can easily get in touch with you. If your contact information changes, it is crucial that you update this section and notify potential employers.

Employment History

Enter employment history for the last 10 years. Your employment history is presented in reverse chronological order, with the most recent jobs placed at the top of the list.

Military History

If you served in the armed forces, describe your length of service, branch of service, rank, and discharge or reserve status. Employers generally react favorably to military service experience.

Education & Training

For many jobs, the Education section on a resume is key. Your education can involve on-site or online courses, workshops, conferences, seminars and even self-learning materials.

Pilot Experience

Include skills & background info to provide an overview of your piloting experience, training and background. Be as specific as possible. Provide full and abbreviated names when listing aircraft flown.

Mechanical Experience

This section applies to all mechanical and maintenance experience. Though mechanics and maintenance workers are in demand, having the appropriate license, certificate or level of experience is critical.

Be sure to complete all 6 sections

When you keep your professional experience up to date, our system will keep your resume at the top of the list of employer searches.

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