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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Benefits of Working for a Small Flight Department

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For some corporate pilots, working for a small flight department is the way to go. Big corporate flight departments offer some big perks, for sure—flying in-demand aircraft, generous benefits, bigger salaries, fancy offices and even sometimes the ability to be typed in new planes. But when it comes to professional growth, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Small businesses offer excellent career…
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Advice from BizJetJobs.com Founder: Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

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At BizJetJobs.com, we speak with job-seeking pilots every day. The common theme we’ve noticed among those who get the job they want isn’t fancy type ratings, advanced degrees, or “the exact right” past experience. It’s their proactive, positive attitude that makes the difference, every time. BizJetJobs.com was founded over 15 years ago by Rick Koubsky, a corporate pilot based out…
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For the Love of Flying vs. Show Me the Money

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Finding a pilot job that pays a lot is great! But high paying jobs can cost you. Consider these key things when negotiating your pilot job offer. It’s the best and worst scenario. You’re staring at a high paying pilot job offer. It’s offering you the keys to your happiness, getting everything you’ve always wanted. But something isn’t sitting quite…
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How to Explain Gaps on Your Corporate Aviation Resume

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At BizJetJobs.com, we get this question from job-seeking corporate pilots quite often: “How do I explain gaps on my resume?” Our answer: “Be honest. Be prepared. Stay positive.” Whether you took six months off to travel Europe, stopped working when a child was born, or needed to leave your job in corporate aviation to care for an ailing relative, there’s…
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