How to Amp Up Your Job Search for the New Year


Whether you are just starting your career in the aviation industry or are hoping to advance, now is an excellent time to begin your job search. Demand in aviation is at an all-time high as companies struggle to find qualified personnel to keep pace with the record flow of passengers and goods.

Aviation is facing growing shortages at every skill position due to the looming retirement of a high percentage of workers. Licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics, avionics technicians, air traffic controllers, airport managers, pilots, customer service specialists, and more will be in high demand as the next decade begins.

Update Your Resume and Cover Letter

A well-presented and focused resume can make a big difference. These alone can demonstrate your ability to communicate clearly and your attention to detailed accuracy.

Before applying for any job, do your homework. Research the company and learn their core values. Mentioning your strengths in those areas can be beneficial.

A sloppily written and error-filled resume can reflect a generally haphazard approach to your work, a quality that is never acceptable in the aviation industry. Ask for second and third opinions from people whom you trust on these matters before submitting your resume.

Components of your letter and resume should include:

  • Education and Qualifications: List your certifications, licenses, degrees
  • Employment History, Responsibilities, Accomplishments: List your current and previous job title as well as the who, where, when, and what was your primary function.
  • Summary of actual accomplishments and problems solved through your diligence and creativity.
  • Notable and unique skills
  • Availability
  • Willingness to travel

Creating a Great Resume

One size does not fit all. Remember to tailor your resume and cover letter to each job application. Highlight the pertinent strengths that you offer.

While your resume should be easy to read, brevity is not necessarily essential if you have a lengthy list of remarkable accomplishments. Buried in that list may be the exact experience the employer is seeking.

  • Format: Check out the many resume templates on the internet. Choose and tailor one that has a professional appearance without any distracting design details. Your resume should be easy to follow and allow you to highlight your strengths.
  • Keywords, where appropriate, demonstrate your familiarity with the job requirements. Note that some heavily burdened HR personnel even use computer scanners to look for specific keywords that pertain to each job. However, do not overload your resume with keywords since using too many can seem artificial.
  • Leadership Skills: Include those traits and experiences that demonstrate our leadership, communication, teamwork, and communication skills. These are essential qualities at any level.
  • Tailor Your Skill Set: Make sure you include all the experience and skills that apply to the job you are seeking.
  • Describe Problem Solving Experiences: Prospective employers like to see a description of how you handled a challenge or emergency in a prior situation. This description can infuse a “personal touch” to an otherwise formal resume

Check Out Aviation JobNet’s Job Board

Currently, Aviation JobNet lists thousands of open positions in commercial, corporate, and private aviation. A shortlist includes:

  • Pilots
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Mechanics
  • Avionics Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Executives
  • Instructors and Trainers
  • Product Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer Service

If you are seriously looking to advance your career in the fast-growing field of aviation, the opportunity is now.

Visit the Aviation JobNet job board to view the many opportunities that could be right for you.

Enter the keywords for the title of your desired position, your preferred location or region, and other elements like job role and salary. Instantly, you will be able to review the currently available jobs. You can also learn more about the full range of employers who are currently seeking qualified candidates.

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