To hire or not to hire?

To hire or not to hire?

When making a hiring decision, what is the one quality that employers consider to be most important?

Assuming that job applicants have the basic skills needed to do the job, the one quality that most employers value is the willingness to work hard and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Nearly 60 percent of employers surveyed said that they expected employees to have a good work ethic. Qualities that employers valued are:

  • Work ethic 59 percent
  • intelligence 23 percent
  • enthusiasm 12 percent
  • education 4 percent
  • other qualities 2 percent

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Easy navigation to tools in the Applicant System

In a perfect world the Avjobs system should...

Have easy navigation to things in the applicant system.

Did you know that you can save favorite pages to your navigation menu and call it what ever you like?

Avjobs provides a large variety of information in the applicant system and many times it can be difficult to remember where you found something. You can create shortcuts to your pages of interest and enter a personal name or description for each saved page to create your own personalized navigation menu.

  • Access your saved pages directly from the current navigation menu
  • Save as many Favorite Pages as you need
  • Modify or delete your menu as often as you like

It couldn't be any easier! 

Maybe you need quick access to your resume, practice interview questions, or other career tools.  Once you are on a page you want to save, simply click "Add this page to my Favorites" on the navigation menu. You will then have the opportunity to name this shortcut whatever you like (maximum 20 characters).

A few popular shortcuts are:

View Resume - Staying familiar with your resume is a great idea.  It will keep you prepared for any question an employer might ask.
Go to "My Resume", "View Resume", click  Add this page to my Favorites. 

Sample Cover Letters - Many of you like to change the cover letter you are using to apply to a specific position.
Go to "Tools", "Cover Letter Samples", click  Add this page to my Favorites.

Career Info - Some of you are just starting out in your Aviation Career.  Referring to general career info can better help you to understand each job posting.
Go to "Career Overviews", select from the pull down menu, then choose your specific career, once you are on a page you want to save click  Add this page to my Favorites.

Phonetic Alphabet - Memorizing the Aviation Phonetic Alphabet is something everyone working in the industry should know and use.
Go to "Tools", "Phonetic Alphabet", click  Add this page to my Favorites.

Job Search by Keyword - Searching for a specific job or company is easy when you use the "keyword" search.  Just remember that the results are only generated from the job description.
Go to "Search Jobs", "Keyword", click  Add this page to my Favorites.

By saving Favorite Pages you can create a personalized menu and easily access important information with just a click of the mouse.

MORE: "My Favorite Pages" on your navigation menu are retained for as long as you remain an active member.

 

Heading Back to School?

Are you heading back to school to study aviation?  If you are currently or plan to be enrolled in an aviation educational facility or program of study this fall, take advantage of the Avjobs Student Discount! Eligible participants receive an extended free service period added to the end of an existing account’s regular billing cycle.  You can read more about this discount program and others by visiting our discounts page.

Or, bring yourself up to speed on the many career choices the industry has to offer with the Avjobs Career Guide.  This guide provides comprehensive job descriptions for over 75 aviation careers!  You might just come across an aviation career path you never new existed!

Either way, see the possibilities and what opportunities are available and what they might mean for your future in aviation.

Alert Me!

In a perfect world the Avjobs system should...

Alert me of a potential position or open interview session in my area and alert me of other positions I may qualify for.

Great Idea!Great Idea!  Actually, we've had that built in since the start, but we'll tell you how to configure it and provide a few other suggestions that can accomplish the same goal.

Applicant System, RSS, Newsletter

You can customize your Avjobs home page to notify you of the recent positions in your state and in your categories of interest. Each time you log in and go to your home page you will receive the most up-to-date information in "real-time".

Setting this up is simple:
Log into your account and then go to the "Personalize Your Settings" page.
Select My Account > Personalize Settings (or use the Personalize Settings shortcut on the navigation menu).

You will now be on the "Personalize Your Settings" page. You can visit this section to adjust your settings at any time.

Find: "Display Quick Picks on My Home Page"
Select Yes then > Yes for all of the categories that you are interested in.

Find: "My State Jobs on My Home Page"
Select Yes > My State:>
Select a state from the pull down menu.
Scroll down and Save.
Select Home.
Once the page loads scroll down to see your new settings!

Great Idea! RSS

Avjobs provides tons of Aviation RSS feeds to choose from.  Locate the free jobs feed(s) and subscribe.

Great Idea! FREE - Weekly Aviation Jobs Newsletter

Avjobs provides a free aviation jobs newsletter.  Subscribe and start receiving weekly updates by email.

These are actual questions and comments provided by active members. In the event you need additional answers please visit the FAQ's page for additional information.

Avjobs Resume Builder

Avjobs Resume Builder

Q. Suggestion or Request as reported by user:
In the military, we use quite a few acronyms. When I attempt to make an entry in my work history with more than one consecutive capital letter (i.e., US Army) and save it, my resume shows Us Army. The capitalization is not correct and automatically is converted to normal sentence case. This looks very strange to me and undoubtedly looks strange to others.  How do I correct this?

A. Response or Answer as provided by Avjobs:
You point is well understood.  As a former military member myself I completely understand.

Over the years many users of the applicant system carelessly entered their personal information IN ALL CAPS, all lowercase and a mixture of both.

Many employers and recruiting managers complained that these applicants appeared to be careless, and/or did not pay attention to detail.  (In the world of aviation, safety and efficiency are tied very closely to these factors.)

This was a huge challenge for Avjobs as we cannot personally review each and every piece of data entry provided by our users.

A lot of discussion was had over this issue, and an executive decision was made (well above me) to automatically correct these errors for applicants to give them a bit of help in the process.

Unfortunately, we can't have it both ways, so the data is either corrected, or not.  And as of now… it is.

As a former military member myself... 
May I suggest "United States Army" as an alternative and solution to the problem?
Technically this is correct and should appear more professional and respectful of your commitment to our country.  Employers and recruiting managers will also notice the difference and professionalism that separates you from other applicants.

Alternatively, you may also place a space between the U and the S as in U S Army, or a period should also work as in U.S. Army.

For future reference - the system automatically capitalizes the first letter appearing after a space or period. (Sentence Case)
 
Sincerely,
The Avjobs Crew

Overseas Job postings

Aircraft Mechanic II (MA) (23022). Expected duties include - Removes and installs aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components. Services and lubricates aircraft and subsystems. Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks. Performs scheduled inspections and assists in performing special inspections. Performs limited maintenance operational checks and assists in diagnosing and troubleshooting aircraft subsystems using special tools and equipment as required. Uses and performs operator maintenance on tools, special tools and aircraft ground support equipment. Prepare forms and records related to aircraft maintenance and use applicable STAMIS systems. Shall have the ability to use respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and wear protective clothing and equipment (PCE) while performing duties involving access to chemical surety material. Contractor shall not be assigned to tasks requirin the use of respirators without prior medical evaluation. This medical evaluation will consist of the requirements listed in AR 40-5, TB MED 502/DLAM 1000.2, and TB MED 509. The government installation medical authority (IMA) will review the medical status of respirator users at least annually. Mechanic skill sets shall be broken down according to aircraft type or weapon system supported.

These skill sets include, but are not limited to:

AH-64, CH-47, OH-58, UH/HH-60 Helicopters - Includes all model variations (currently A and D). Military service schooling, FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license or equivalent shall be required to perform duties. The mechanic II shall be qualified by aircraft type with a minimum of Three (3) years aviation maintenance experience.

Compensation Details
Afghanistan -
Compensation: $98,148.77
Project Incentive Pay: $6000
Total Compensation: $104,148.77

Kuwait - $93,574.00
(Sheet metal) Structura Worker) (MS) (23022). This mechanic maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures and structural components of moderate difficulty, maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components, applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies required expertise in restoring equipment condition and or operation, and applies comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as; blueprints or manufactures' manuals. Mechanic must have a thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts, requires broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair, must have basic knowledge of electrical theory, must have thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as tes equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers. This job requires working knowledge of technical publications. The incumbent receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher-level technician, will occasionally be required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks, and may be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records. Must be able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.

Expected duties include - Repairs and replaces aircraft structural components to include stringers, longerons, bulkheads, beams and aircraft skin according to drawings, blueprints, directives, technical manuals and safety procedures. Fabricate structural parts, forming blocks, and shapes metal using stretching, shrinking, and other metal forming techniques. Mixes and applies fiberglass materials. Make emergency and permanent repairs to transparent plastic windows and enclosures. Use commo measuring tools, precision measuring gages, and alignment fixtures to perform structural repairs. Balances fixed-wing aircraft controls such as flags and ailerons. Mixes and applies primers and paints to aircraft surfaces. Apply corrosion control treatment to aircraft metals. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft structures. Uses and performs operator maintenance on common and special tools. Prepare forms and records related to aircraft maintenance and use applicable STAMIS systems. Military service schooling, FAA license or equivalent shall be required to perform duties.

Compensation Details

Afghanistan -
Compensation: $97,131.69
Project Incentive Pay: $6000
Total Compensation: $103,131.69


Email updated resume to tgreen98@satx.rr.com
Tyrone Green
AECOM
210-375-3887