About Amanda Jenkins

Member Support Specialist at BizJetJobs.com, helping Aviation Crew navigate the job market and present themselves effectively to corporate employers.

How Contract Pilot Work Can Help You Secure FT Employment

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At BizJetJobs, we talk with corporate pilots, contract pilots and corporate pilot employers on a daily basis. Over the years, we’ve noticed some patterns. Many charter companies and corporate flight departments hire a contract pilot for the short term, meet someone they like working with and continue to call that person for work going forward. Corporate pilot employers may even be…
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How I Lost My Pilot Medical … & Got it Back (Part 3 of 3)

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After being hit by a car while out on a bike ride for exercise, full-time Corporate Pilot and BizJetJobs Founder Rick Koubsky was fearing for his job, and his future as a pilot. (To get caught up, read Part 1: How I Unexpectedly Lost My Airman’s Medical Certificate and Part 2: The Repercussions of Losing My Pilot’s Medical Certificate.) Rick…
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Overqualified For the Pilot Job You Want? Get It Anyway

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Being perceived as “overqualified” for a pilot job can be as much of a barrier to employment as being “under qualified,” and many pilots are told high numbers in both flight time and age can work against them in the corporate pilot job search process. It’s counterintuitive, but sometimes true: your impressive resume can be an impediment to even getting…
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Chief Pilots: How to Build a Stellar Team

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In corporate aviation, a good Chief Pilot is a strong team leader in a technically-oriented world. A great Chief Pilot sets a clear direction and is aligned with the entire aviation leadership team: Director of Aviation, Director of Maintenance, the Scheduling/Dispatch Manager and Business Manager. In today’s workplace, more than half (53%) of workers describe themselves as “not engaged,” according…
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Top 5 Reasons Pilots Don’t Get a Pay Raise

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At BizJetJobs, we are often asked about typical pilot salaries in the U.S. The ongoing pilot shortage is one reason why employers around the world want to know how to attract the best talent. U.S. salary budgets are projected to rise by an average of 3.2% in 2019, up slightly from 3.1% for 2018, according to WorldatWork’s 2018–2019 Salary Budget Survey.…
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