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Your Resume is How Employers Find You

Your resume is important because of all the things it says about you. It proves that you're qualified, that you care about the job, and that you understand the working world of aviation. These are all important facts for any potential employer to know.

Personal Information

It's important to include all your contact information so employers can easily get in touch with you. If your contact information changes, it is crucial that you update this section and notify potential employers.

When a hiring manager sees what they consider to be a great resume, it instantly inspires positive thoughts about you as a candidate for the job. Your well-structured resume gives the impression that you're an organized person. Your concise resume language gives the feeling that you're a no-nonsense person who gets right to the point. A great resume can make a hiring manager feel like you have all of the necessary traits to be a positive asset to the company, help them visualize how you will operate within the framework of their corporation, and how your skills and abilities will be utilized in the future development of the company.

Employment History

Companies need an accurate record of where and when you worked. Give hiring managers what they need to make a decision about your credentials and gain the edge over other applicants.

When presenting your employment history, list everything for the last 10 years. Your employment history should be presented in reverse chronological order, with the most recent jobs placed at the top of the list.

Military History

If you served in the armed forces, describe your length of service, branch of service, rank, and discharge and/or reserve status. Employers generally react favorably to military service experience.

Education & Training

For many jobs, the Education section on a resume is key. Your education can involve on-site or online courses, workshops, conferences, seminars and even self-learning materials. During a quick scan, an employer can see if you have a college degree or relevant certificate. If you are a recent graduate, it is a good idea to include a sentence of two highlighting the courses taken and how they are relevant to a potential job.

Pilot Experience

Include skills & background info to provide an overview of your piloting experience, training and background. Be as specific as possible. Provide full and abbreviated names when listing aircraft flown.

Mechanical Experience

This section applies to all mechanical and maintenance experience. Though mechanics and maintenance workers are in demand, having the appropriate license, certificate or level of experience is critical.

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What Employers look for in a Resume

It's important that your resume be as strong and positive as possible. With your resume before them, employers can visualize how you will operate within the framework of their corporation, and how your skills and abilities will be utilized in the future development of the company.

Your Employment Summary

Although the Avjobs Resume Hosting system will automatically sort your previous positions by date, you should start with your most recent employer, and then continue in descending order. When entering your current position (present employer, student, or military), the date fields may be left blank and the system will automatically default this information to be your current position.

Unemployed Periods

Only list unemployed periods that were longer than 30 day. You'll be more likely to impress an employer if you can show that you used the time between jobs to acquire new skills or additional qualifications.

Additional Employment Information

Make the most of your skills and strengths when building your own resume. With your resume before them, employers can visualize how you will operate within the framework of their corporation, and how your skills and abilities will be utilized in the future development of the company.

Military History

Military personnel offer a great deal of experience and dedication to prospective aviation employers.

College, Trade or Military School, License and Certificate History

Emphasize those skills, the education and training that specifically pertain to the position you're looking for. List the highlights of your education and training that clearly fit the type of skills employers are looking for.

Pilot Supplement

The Pilot supplement was created with the help of 17 different major airlines, and other large aerospace and aviation companies. The information contained on this page is the only pertinent information requested by these companies. Please try to include all of your necessary skills and background information within the provided fields. This section provides employers with the general overview of your piloting experience, training and background that they request. Be as specific as possible. Provide full and abbreviated names when listing aircraft flown.

Mechanic Supplement

This area applies to all mechanical experience. Review the skills and equipment listed in the Applicant System to identify the specific skills you possess. For those skills/equipment experience you possess, check the corresponding buttons to indicate your level of expertise. You may come back at any time to change your level of experience as your training continues.

About Avjobs Resume Hosting

The Avjobs Resume Hosting Service was created with the help of 17 different major airlines, and other large aerospace and aviation companies. This service is presented as an On Line Job Application and Master Profile, the same as you would fill out when applying for a position with these companies (on paper or on their site) and was formatted with the employer viewing and searching in mind. Avjobs is working together with the aviation industry to make sure you get connected with the job that is right for you. Simply fill in the fields and our Resume Hosting System (located in the Avjobs Applicant System) will extract the necessary information from your application and produce a complete resume written to aviation standards.

Aviation Specific Resumes & Cover Letters

Once your career goals have been targeted, resumes and cover letters should be tailored to reflect your qualifications as they relate to the interests of prospective employers. Guidelines for developing these job search materials start with our Master Profile, Designing Your Aviation Specific Resume, Resume Checklist, and Sample Resumes.