Resume, Interview Prep, Career Coaching

Sometimes it’s worth getting a little help when you’re not sure where to start

There are a number of professional services available, as well as a number of self-help options for those who prefer that route.

Some specialize in Airline pilot jobs, Corporate positions, and some even specialize in specific airlines.

The right service depends upon what you need.

Feel free to browse the website’s collection of resources below.

 

 

 

KitDarby.com

Specializing in helping a variety of pilots who face the following questions, “How do I handle termination, Asked to resign, Failed check rides or training, Driving record, Criminal Record, Alcohol, Credit problems, and career development planning on my résumé/application and in the interview? 

What is the most direct path to my goal?

The Consulting Group’s industry experts not only provide answers and statistical data, but also guidance through the constantly changing aviation industry.

In addition, they specialize in 

  • Military to Civilian transition
  • Delta Air Lines and Endeavor new hires
  • General airline industry coaching, and interview preparation.

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Self Help Resources

Avjobs has a good article on resume preperation.

Some highlights include

  • Keep it to one page
  • Nice weighty paper
  • No “resume” reference
  • No references, they get those later
  • No employement gaps greater than 2 months
  • Focus on employement after college
  • Employement in college can be referenced as part of the educational experience

 

 

If your focusing on a non-flying job.

Keep the resume focused on meeting the qualifications of the job your applying for.

Unless flight time is relevant it’s best to focus on how your experience demonstrated

  • Project management (maybe you worked in flight standards)
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Team building

Or whatever else the job may be looking for.

 

Study Books

A sampling of some of the great interview prep books out there. If you have any additional suggestions please send them in and we will get them added!

The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual

A great read for anyone preparing for a pilot interview.

Checklist for Success by Cheryl A. Cage

An airline interview is anything but simple, and preparation is key. Checklist for success breaks the preparation process down into necessary but doable steps.

Airline Pilot Technical Interviews

Airline technical questions commonly found in interviews.

The Complete Airline Pilot Interview Work Book

A companion book to setting up a plan to preparing for your interview..

Everything Explained for the Professional Pilot by Richie Lengel

A standard publication for many ATP and Commercial students. Breaks down many concepts into digestable and ineteresting components.

Mental Math for Pilots

An essential review for an interview with scenarios where mental math is expected. Principles are applicable in any aircraft type, and help pilots quickly asses a dynamic situation or recheck autopilot flight path.

Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators

This is a great book, for not just Naval Aviators but anyone who needs more than a summary understanding of aerodynamics.

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