Willing to Relocate?

In aviation interviews you're often asked if you're "Willing to relocate?", especially if you live far from the new potential job or the aircraft in question. Sometimes they ask it if you plan to commute or live in the same city.

In those cases the answer is obvious – you wouldn’t interview at a job in another state if you weren’t willing to relocate or commute. But, they may have other offices and want to know if relocation is a possibility if needed.

Think about it before your next interview... Are you willing to relocate?

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Jet Center of Dallas - FBO General Manager

Jet Center of Dallas
This Fbo General Manager position is available @ Jet Center of Dallas as of 1/26/2012. If you meet the requirements for this position be sure to Apply using the phone, fax, email, or special instructions provided on this page. Please check back with us next Monday morning for another new "Job of the Week."
 

Jet Center of Dallas - Fbo General Manager

Posted:   1/24/2012 5:13:58 PM
Category:   Management
Position Title:   Fbo General Manager
Reference #:   1001
Number of Positions:   1
Last date to apply:   Open
Wage type:   Salary Annual - Unspecified
Wages negotiable:   Yes
www.jetcenterdallas.com
Detailed Position Description:

FBO GENERAL MANAGER, Jet Center of Dallas. Take charge of a newly remodeled, world-class facility. Excellent compensation and benefits, including company-paid health insurance. Unlimited growth opportunity.

Hands-on leader wanted to assume management and P&L responsibility for the Jet Center of Dallas, FBO located at Dallas Executive Airport (RBD). You’ll manage line operations, fuel sales, hangar sales, new business development, customer retention, quality control, human resources, environmental and safety compliance. You will supervise the Operations Manager, Customer Service Manager, Leasing Agent, Bookkeeper, and report directly to the FBO owner. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus a minimum of three years relevant experience.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Manage people and facilities in accordance with owner’s policies and applicable State and Federal laws and regulations;
• Financial management of the FBO including gross margins, capital expenditures, budgeting, forecasting and expense management;
• Conduct ongoing competitive analysis to include pricing, selling points and product offerings;
• Create new opportunities by developing and maintaining relationships with customers and the local airport administration;
• Interview, hire, and train employees; conduct merit and performance reviews; plan, assign, and direct work while ensuring appropriate staffing levels are maintained; address employee relations issues;
• Ensure employees receive company communications and necessary training to include safety, customer service standards, company values, etc. as well as ensuring training and development of employees to improve work performance and maximize employee potential;
• “Hands-on” day-to-day management of all FBO operations.
• Other duties as required.

Abilities and Skills Required:
• Interpersonal and communication skills to positively relate and communicate. Must be able to respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and web-based applications.
• Must be able to effectively present information to top management, subordinates, public groups, and/or boards via telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
• Must possess the competencies of leadership, entrepreneurship, negotiation, influence, operational decision making and customer orientation.

Immediate opening! E-mail your resume to dan.pickering@clubmarketing.com or Fax to: 800-235-3577. Direct hire - no agency fee required.

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Apply To: Jet Center of Dallas
411 E. Hwy 67
Duncanville, TX75137
United States
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Telephone:   972-296-6630
Fax: 972-780-8443
Email: dan.pickering@clubmarketing.com
Web: www.jetcenterdallas.com
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Three Traits for Success in Employment and Life

Career Counselors have identified three traits that successful people possess. These three traits influence not only our potential for success and happiness in our work, but also our general attitude toward life.

Positive Thoughts
What we think determines what we do. Many thoughts go through our minds as we attempt to meet our employment goals or to overcome life's problems. People who are successful in meeting their goals or overcoming problems tend to think differently than do people who are not satisfied.

  • Successful people think they can
    Most successful people expect to succeed when they set a goal or face a problem
  • Unsuccessful people think they cant
    Most unsuccessful people expect to fail when they set a goal or face a problem
  • If you think you can, you can
    Think about the simple statement above. Successful people believe in themselves they think they can, therefore they can. Successful people make a whole-hearted commitment of effort necessary to overcome obstacles, thereby allowing them to succeed
  • If you think you cant, you cant
    Unsuccessful people often lack confidence in their ability to achieve goals or to face life's many challenges. Since they expect to fail, they don't make the commitment of effort necessary to tackle the barriers that block their paths to success. They either try half-heartedly or simply give up
The following statements compare the differences between successful and unsuccessful people:

Successful people:
  • Expect success
  • Think they can
  • Try whole heartedly
  • Make a commitment of effort
  • Keep trying
Unsuccessful people:
  • Expect failure
  • Think they cant
  • Try half heartedly
  • Do not make a commitment of effort
  • Give up
Henry Ford was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and the originator of the assembly line. He dropped out of school at 15. He failed in business five times before succeeding. He said: If you think you can, you can; if you think you cant, you cant; either way, your right!

Negative Thoughts
We all develop negative thoughts, untrue beliefs, about ourselves, our ability to overcome problems and our ability to attain goals such as employment. We must learn to challenge these untrue beliefs. If we mistakenly believe that a problem is permanent, we are unlikely to do anything to overcome it. If we mistakenly believe that we are powerless to face our problems, we are not motivated to act.

  • Our self-thoughts, beliefs, are the way we view ourselves and help us to determine our place in the world
  • We often use our beliefs to predict whether we will succeed or fail when faced with problems
  • Most of us develop beliefs about ourselves that aren't true.
Successful People:
  • Believe that their problems are temporary challenges
  • Believe tat they have control of their lives.
Unsuccessful People:
  • Believe that their problems are permanent
  • Believe that they are powerless in the face of their problems

Three Traits for Success

#1 Successful people take credit for their successes even small ones.

Successful people know that big successes often result from achieving many small successes. Successful people understand that all small successes or completed actions are important take credit from them. A big success is when we attain a goal or overcome a problem.

Taking credit for our actions or small successes helps us to understand that often the difference between success and failure is one small action. In approaching a problem or challenge, we don't always do everything right. By paying attention to the importance of each of our positive actions, we increase the likelihood of success.

Check Box- Review daily your big and small successes.
Check Box- Write them down each day.
Check Box- Save them so that you can go back later to see the various problems you've overcome and goals you've met.
Check Box- Help family and friends daily to take credit for their successes as well! By helping them, you'll help yourself to become even more successful.

#2 Successful people try harder if they fail the first time.

Successful people know the simple truth of Ben Franklins famous saying: If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. By giving up, unsuccessful people guarantee that they wont change their lives; by doing nothing, they actually make their false beliefs that they are powerless to change their lives come true!

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no YES. Which no is going to stop you before you get to your yes? The 10th? The 24th? The 38th? There's a yes at the end of every job hunt. The key is to hang on long enough to find the right job for you. Don't quit before your yes.

#3 When successful people fail again, they re-evaluate their goal, examine all the reasons for failure and try again.

  • Sometimes we set the right goals, use the right plan/actions but don't try hard enough.
    Remember successful people try harder if they fail the first time
  • Sometimes we set the right goals, use the right plan/actions but are stopped by the unexpected.
    Even successful people have a bad day. Successful people understand that anyone can fail because of unexpected circumstances or bad luck. When successful people fail because of bad luck or the unexpected, they try again
  • Sometimes we set the right goals but we use the wrong plan/actions to achieve them.
    Trying harder wont help us if were doing the wrong things to try to solve our problems or to achieve our goals
  • Sometimes we set goals which are not realistic.
    Trying harder wont help us if we set goals which are unrealistic or impossible. A goal is a commitment of effort that you make to yourself. Successful people plan to succeed by setting realistic goals for themselves.

Check Box- Writing down your goal helps you to understand what it is you want to accomplish.
Check Box- Write the specific steps to be completed to attain your goal.
Check Box- Use I will statements when you write your goal and the steps toward achieving it.
Check Box- Always use dates to give yourself a deadline for reaching each step toward your goal.
Check Box- Discuss your goals and statements with a trusted friend and ask for feedback.
Check Box- Re-examine your goals daily and change then as you further clarify your objectives.

Aviation Company Directory

Avjobs applicants have easy access to company specifics and are able to link directly to participating employer web sites. The Aviation Directory contains over 50,000 + listings, and is an online aviation employer directory.

While many aviation job seekers place great importance on perfecting their resumes or honing their interview skills (and, yes, these are crucial), one component is often neglected from the job search process:
Company Research and Networking!

You can use the Aviation Directory to find aviation companies by location or company name and utilize the contact information to get in touch with potential employers, even allowing you to send invitations to view your resume via e-mail, print and fax your pertinent information and even map the location of the company.

Not only does the directory provide you with ways to get in touch with industry professionals, the Aviation Directory streamlines the process of making contact with these companies.

Telephone Provides you with a contact number.
Mobile Phone Provides you with the individual’s cell phone number.
Fax Clicking this icon will automatically print a fax cover page, a cover letter and your resume. All you have to do is fax the information to the company.
Email Clicking on this icon will send a notification to the provided e-mail address, inviting them to view your online resume.
Website This icon will take you to the company website. You can also click on the thumbnail of their website or click on the company name above the contact information.
Print This icon will automatically print a cover letter and resume to send to the company you are interested in. The cover letter is formatted so that, when folded properly, it will fit into a #10 window envelope with the address aligned in the window. This gives your letter a professional look and saves time, omitting the need to hand address each envelope you send.
#10 window Envelopes can be purchased at any office supply store.
Print Clicking this icon will print a cover letter to be sent to the company. This is a good way to inquire about opportunities with the company. The compatibility with #10 window envelopes from above applies to this as well.
Map Clicking on this icon allows you to map the company’s location.

What's the best way to find out what it's like to work at a company? Ask the people who work there! In other words, ya gotta network.

When conducting research on a particular company, networking can benefit you in two ways:

  1. It will give you an "insider's perspective" on what it's like to work at the company; and

  2. It will give you a chance to make allies with people that can help you land a job. Many companies have employee referral programs, so getting to know current employees may be one way to get in the door.

When you find someone, send him/her a friendly e-mail naming the friend that you have in common and mentioning that you are considering applying to the company in question. Ask if they would mind answering some questions about what it's like to work at the company.

If the person doesn't respond to your e-mail or says "no," don't take it personally. Instead, look for someone else who might be able to offer insight.

If the person agrees, consider asking questions such as:

  • What's the company culture like?
  • Are employees generally happy there?
  • What can they tell you about _________ department?
  • Could they direct you to anyone else who might provide useful information?

Remember to be professional and polite. Spell-check and grammar-check your e-mail before you send it. Keep it brief and make sure that it won't take an inordinate amount of time to answer.

Most companies are looking for individuals that will improve their bottom line. If you display knowledge not only about a company but also their competition, you will likely give the impression that you are conscientious, up-to-date, driven and knowledgeable -- qualities that most employers highly value.