Avjobs offices closed for Veterans Day
When: Monday, November 10th 2014, 4:00pm - 5:00pm and Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 9:00am - 5:00pm
In observation of the Veterans Day Holiday on Tuesday, November 11, 2014: Avjobs offices will be closed. Our offices will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
20 things that aviation employers consider:
If your job search is going to be successful then you need to understanding your own goals and needs, to understand those of employers. Below are twenty items that employers consider when hiring.
- Communication Skills
- Education / Training
- Career Maturity
- Marks in School
- Listening Skills
- Overall Appearance
- Knowledge about the Employer
- Sense of Humor
- Report Writing Skills
- Ability to resolve conflicts
- Leisure Activities
If you're looking to find a job in aviation or just looking for a career change and want to join this dynamic industry, you've come to the right place!
The aviation industry offers a variety of occupations and opportunities available including careers with airlines and airport operations, in government, manufacturing and technical and skilled trades.
Aviation offers many rewarding and exciting opportunities and we invite you to explore these careers and learn more in our Aviation Career Overviews and in our printed Career Guide. Also, access over 70,000 aviation specific jobs with our Job Search membership.
Imagine the possibilities! If you can dream it, Avjobs can help you achieve it!
Aviation uses many mnemonics in addition to written checklists.
- Pre-landing: GUMPS - Gas, Undercarriage, Mixture, Propeller, Speed.
- Pre-final: MARTHA - Missed (procedure), Altitude (limit), Radios (set), Time (limit), Heading (final), Airspeed (descent)
- Pre-high-altitude - FLOWER - Flow (enabled), Lights (test), Oxygen (charged), Water (humidity), Electricity (on), Radio (check)
- Pre-flight-paperwork - ARROW - Airworthiness (certificate), Registration, Required (charts), Operating (checklists), Weight and balance
- Night collision avoidance: Red, Right, Returning - Red nav light on Right implies target is Returning (closing)
- Radio loss Instrument course - CDEF - as Cleared, else Direct to last fix, else as directed to Expect, else as flight plan Filed
- Spin recovery - POKER - Power (off), Opposite (full rudder), Klean (flaps, ...), Elevator (briskly forward), Recover (from dive)
Do you know any others?
When and How Employers Let Job Seekers Know About Interviews
When should you expect to hear whether you were selected for an interview? It could be shortly after you apply - or it could be never.
When Employers Notify Candidates
Unfortunately, in many cases, you may never know definitively that your application was rejected by a company. Some employers do notify applicants that they were not selected, others do not. In some cases, it's because they receive hundreds of applications for every available job opening and they may not have an automated system or the resources to notify applicants.
Some job postings state that only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted. In other cases, you simply won't know if you'll hear back or not.
In addition, the hiring process can be lengthy with multiple interviews and the employer may not notify applicants until they have filled the job. That could take weeks or months, depending on the position within the company.
For candidates who are invited to interview, you may be notified by phone, email or by an automated messaging system if you applied via an applicant management system.
Check Your Messages
Since you don't know how the company will contact you, check both email and voicemail at least daily, if not more often. You don't want to lose out on an interview because the company couldn't reach you in a timely manner.
How Employers Contact Applicants
Employers most frequently notify applicants by phone or email, but you may even receive a written letter inviting you to interview. The email message, letter or phone call you receive will include details on who you will be meeting with. You may be assigned a pre-scheduled time or you may be offered a choice of interview times.
If the company requires that you prepare materials (like a pilot check ride, for example) you will be informed as to what you should bring and how you should prepare. You should also be notified about the format of the interview/ For example, the company should let you know if you are meeting with a group of individuals rather than a single interviewer.
Read more about Aviation Job Interviews on our website.