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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How to Prepare for the Pilot’s Technical Interview & Get the Job

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Preparing for the pilot’s technical interview is another opportunity for BizJetJobs.com pilots to set themselves apart from the herd. Even the most experienced pilots with thousands of hours of flight time, no violations and an excellent training record get tripped up here for the simplest reasons. Often, they forget to brush up on their skills or have grown accustomed to…
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Want a Pilot Pay Raise? Try This

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At BizJetJobs.com, we regularly brainstorm on what topics will be of value to our pilots and crew. This month, we’re talking about pilot pay. Based on an informal survey of our staff and pilots, this is definitely an issue on your minds, too. Staying with the same employer for years may feel comfortable, but the choice to remain stagnant can…
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How to Ace Your Skype Pilot Interview

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Pilot interviews via Skype or Google Hangouts are becoming the norm in the competitive corporate aviation industry. Knowing how to ace a Skype interview is a key part of corporate pilot interview preparation. BizJetJobs.com pilots are using the following Skype interview tips to help them get an offer on every interview. The Software: Typically Skype, WebEx or Google Hangouts System Requirements: With…
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Retired Airline Pilot shares his Job Search Story

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It’s always great to hear from seasoned BizJetJobs.com members who have been successful in landing their dream job post-retirement as a corporate pilot. With many of our Members, we have the privilege of being part of the journey with them: from resume review to interview prep to employer research questions along the way, pilots look to us for answers to…
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Pilot Interview Prep: Update Your Voicemail Greeting

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As a BizJetJobs.com pilot doing your due diligence and pilot interview preparation, you’ve set up a personal profile. You’ve dialed in your corporate pilot resume. The next step is to update your voicemail greeting and manage incoming calls. Perhaps you set up your voicemail greeting when you got your cell phone, and haven’t updated it since. Or, maybe you’re the…
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Pilot Job Interview Prep: Negotiate & Get What You Want

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Knowing what you want when preparing for a pilot job interview often leads to the best outcome. Successful BizJetJobs.com pilots understand what makes them happy in their career and ways they can negotiate with an employer so everyone wins. When It’s All About the Benjamins When money is the #1 concern, we have seen pilots negotiate additional duties for additional pay.…
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Top 18 Qualities Needed in the Business Aviation Director Job

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Some pilots make the move from line pilot to managing pilot, eventually taking a position as a Chief Pilot with an eye on the Business Aviation Director job. If you are following a career trajectory into business aviation management, you may wonder if you want to eventually move into the Business Aviation Director role. This job may mean everything from more…
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