Top tips for aviation graduates

Aviation graduates

If you’ve just graduated from an aviation course, no matter whether it’s a Tourism and Airline Management BA (Hons), a BSc Hons in Aviation Technology with pilot studies and PPL or a BEng in Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies you’re sure to be kicking keen to put what you’ve learned into practice.

With qualifications like these, aircraft engineering jobs in the middle east or in the UAE could be on your horizon, or it may be that you prefer an aircraft engineers career nearer home?Alternatively, it could be that you’re setting your sites on gaining a commercial pilot’s license next?Either way there are plenty of things you can do to kick start your aviation career right here, right now.

When it comes to securing your dream aviation job, even as an aviation graduate, it’s all about knowing what you want and going after it in the best possible way.Learning to think like a winner will help, as will being fast off the blocks when a vacancy comes along, but you are already in the best possible place to keep your finger on the pulse of what might be your future.

Here are our 3 Top Tips for every aviation graduate:

  1. Decide on what job you want and work out why you’re the best person for that job.  Being clear about what you want is a great way to move your aviation job search forward more rapidly.  It could be that at the end of the day you need to make a few compromises, but at the start of the road, it’s ideal if you’re clear about where you fit best in terms of qualifications and personal attributes.  If you’re struggling to do this on your own, the chances are that the university you went to will either be able to help or they will be able to put you in touch with someone who can help.  After all, there’s no point in chasing aviation jobs where potential employers see you as a square peg in a round hole.  It’s much better if you can be clear about what you want and why you’re the best person to bring a whole lot to the aviation employer’s table.
  2. Register with AviationMatch.  Once you know what you want, no matter whether you are looking for airline pilot jobs, aviation jobs in Europe, Aviation management jobs or indeed any other airport job, AviationMatch truly is your best friend.  It really couldn’t be simpler to upload your CV and let employers match you to their jobs.  You can even register to receive alerts when new jobs come up that are within your search terms.  This allows you to apply quickly and easily with only one click.  With some of the world’s biggest and best-known airlines recruiting on our site, you really couldn’t be in a better position to bag your dream aviation job when it becomes available.
  3. Respond to job alerts quickly and effectively.  When it comes to getting your name in front of your dream employer, speed is of the essence.  The great news is that at AviationMatch we can help you achieve this by sending you job alerts when new jobs in your chosen sector arise.  This really helps you stay on the ball with what’s new and fresh in the job scene.  However, it’s important that you don’t let any sort of alert make you feel rushed into responding.  While time is of the essence, it’s also important to get your response as good as it can be.  So typing out a quick application that’s peppered with spelling and grammar mistakes or that doesn’t really reply to the employer’s needs is a really bad idea.  A Top Tip here is to have a procedure in place when you get a job alert that affords you the time you need to get the best possible application together in the shortest possible time.  A great way to achieve this is to have a bank of self-promotional statements already written that you can quickly edit and tailor to give you a stunningly fresh application every time.

So there you have it.  While it’s tough getting on the aviation job ladder for the first time, there are lots of things you can do to help yourself stand out as a candidate and increase your chances of selection.

If you’re on the lookout for an aviation job, why not upload your CV today to get headhunted by top airlines and aviation companies as well as receiving job alerts that tell you when new jobs that match your criteria are posted on our site? 

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