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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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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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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Corporate Pilots: Get Your Ideal Aviation Employer to Call You Back

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Here are some concrete ways our most successful pilots tell us they use BizJetJobs.com to connect with their prospective or current employer and elevate their career. Reiterate your strengths. Whatever your strengths are pertaining to your job of interest, make sure you proactively reiterate them: – in your email to a prospective employer – in a phone call – when you apply for a…
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Thank You Letter After Interview: Tips & Example for Pilots

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Most applicants don’t send a thank you letter after a job interview, so this is an easy way BizJetJobs.com members can really improve the impression they make on a potential employer Even if you think a pilot job offer is in the bag, you can always improve your chances of getting the job if you send a thank-you letter after your…
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