How is it Out There?

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How is it Out There?

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I've been producing quite a number of resumes and covers since the winter - I know I'm not 'family' so I don't expect to hear all about your life's successes and trajedies but how about some employment feedback? Are people getting jobs? How about calls, interviews, anything?

It will help all of us to hear some successes?
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Re: How is it Out There?

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My company has not hired a new pilot for over a year (except for one for a managed aircraft).

No movement.
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I've sent out about 100 resumes, called a large majority. One or to nos, a few "not right now check back in a month" and a whole not of non answers. So far nothing. Time to hit the road soon.
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4 resumes out, 4 interviews, 2 offers.

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esp803 wrote:4 resumes out, 4 interviews, 2 offers.
All in Canada ?
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Yes.
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Must have been one of mine! 8^)

Congratulations! How much time do you have?
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I'm in the same boat as Awitzke. Sent out a ton of resumes and phoned almost everyone.
Right now just saving up for a new car for the road trip; (cracked engine block in mine won't get me that far :wink: ).
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250 hr CPL/Group 1 IR finished training 2 months ago - 4 applications, 3 interviews, 2 job offers
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Ramp jobs don't count.
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2 pilot position offers*

I wasn't able to do a road trip but I did use ZED passes to visit companies in person - makes a big difference. Many of the northern companies and seasonal companies are hiring.
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Good work
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Attaboy +RA!
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Jazz, Porter and WJ Encore are hiring right now.

Jazz has a ground school in May

Porter has 1 or 2 ground schools in May (10 people each)

WJ Encore is hiring, a friend of mine has an interview there this week.
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Sent out 20 resumes. Got 3 calls and 2 offers. No phone calls or drop in's. Got the one I wanted.
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20 resumes sent out, 3 calls, 1 interview that ended with "not right now, but we expect movement soon". Road trip starts tomorrow.
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Seems like they are only hiring low time guys, from what I have gathered. Would like to know the magic number. I have over 7000 hours and I keep getting "maybe soon", if I get a response at all. My friend has near 5000 hours and gets "not at the moment". And a few of my former students with between 400-1200 hours are in interviews and ground schools (couple in ground school not current). I do wish them luck and happy skies BTW.
I had one employer say he got nothing but the highest praise from all my references and a few more that I didn't know he had asked about me. But in the end he said "you are on top of the list, but not at this time".
Sometimes I think it has to do with timing and luck, but it is getting a good pilot down.
At least I have a plane to do some test flights on.....
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Remember that you are selling your labour and sometimes, in parts of this industry, they can find a cheaper source. Also, maybe your experience is just not what they are looking for. Stick with it, hold out and don't sell out.
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It depends on what the job is too; it's not likely that a 500-hour pilot is applying for the same jobs as a 5000-hour pilot. There might be lots of jobs in the right seats of Navajos and King Airs right now, but not so many on Challengers or 737s.
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Re: How is it Out There?

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It's hiring season all over the place. Show up early, insist you talk to the right people (sometimes it's the CP, Ops Mngr, or a ground manager), take a read on them on how long they can talk to you (they may be very busy), and be very patient. It IS still competitive.
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Re: How is it Out There?

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Have a few prospects, only one solid offer. It was a particular dockhand job for an operator in Red Lake. It's been posted on here three times now, in the last two weeks. The pay is a joke. Guess they're hoping to find someone desperate at the last minute.
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Did they offer you a dock job or did it include a checkout?
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Re: How is it Out There?

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lots of jobs out there for the right people. Resumes don't really tell the story.
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Re: How is it Out There?

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Sent out around 20, did some driving around MB and Northern ON. Turned down a few non flying offers, had 3 flying job offers, ended up as a 703 captain back home on the west coast. xsbank I will be bugging you again down the road! :D
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