How to get easily job in aviation...
The aviation industry is often cruel to the newcomers and people trying to make it big in this field. Applying for a job is supposedly a tedious and daunting task, the best you can do is submit your CV to as many companies as possible and hopefully wait for a response; except it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, doing your homework on a company beforehand can make you much more likely to get a job. (This articleis not just applicable for the aviation industry but any in that matter.)
Step One: Learn About the Target Company
When looking for a job, we often cast a wide net targeting as many companies as possible firing away our resumes to each them hoping to hear from at least one of them. This is however very inefficient. Rather than the above mentioned modus operandi, pick a few companies you would really like to work for and take the time to learn about them.
Before you apply, try to scope out the company and see what you can learn. Here are just a few things you should check on:
1.Glassdoor: Glassdoor is an incredible resource where employees can leave anonymous information about their salary, benefits, opinions of their employers, and plenty more.
2.LinkedIn: Linkedin can be used to look up the name of the company you want to apply to and see what information you can get about the people who work there. Particularly, anyone in particular or who you’ll work with regularly.
3.The company’s web site: Don’t overlook the company website. You may be able to find a directory of people you may work with or the people you maybe applying to. This can help in targeting your resume.
Step Two: Identify What Type of Work the Job Requires
It’s not enough to know someone who can hire you. You need to be able to actually do the work once you’re hired. Before you apply to a job, figure out what the skills the work entails and make sure you can handle it.
Let’s take a few things you can try:
- Talk to people who have done the work: The best asset you can have when applying for a job is someone who’s done it already. If you know someone who’s done the work, ask them what the job entails, what skills helped them get the job, and what other applicants may not have. Want to work at Qatar airways? Perhaps network with someone you are aware of that works there or maybe a complete stranger on Linkedin who would be wlling to guide you through it all.
- Research the position itself: Remember Glassdoor and LinkedIn from the last section? Look up the position you’re applying for there, too. Even if the company you like doesn’t have detailed descriptions of your duties, a similar position at another company may. Of course, keep in mind that many jobs will involve a bit of on-the-job training to deal with the specifics. However, the better you understand how a job is actually done, the better prepared you’ll be when the interview comes up. The less an employer feels like they have to teach you, the more likely they are to hire you. This can also serve as a good opportunity to find out whether you’ll actually like doing a particular job. It turns out very often that people who aspire to be pilots often end up disinterested and disheartened at the amount of hard work that goes into becoming one. But hey, being a pilot is an easy job, said no one ever.
Step Three: Start Impressing People Before You Even Apply
If you’ve followed the last two steps, you may have an idea for a certain position at a certain company you want to apply for. Once you have that job in mind, start doing work that will look impressive on that resume. If you’re applying to be a cabin crew, start making changes to your overall personality, your grooming and focus on being a likeable person having a magnetic personality. If you want to be a developer, start writing cool apps. Having a specific company in mind helps in focusing on one thing at a time and focusing all your energies in researching, networking etc. for a job in that company. Researching everything about one airliner, networking in that company and then applying for it is far more efficient than researching 10 airliners at length and not knowing specifics of each company, their values, networking you might have otherwise needed.
Step Four: Put Everything In Front of the Right Eyes
At this point, you’ve done a lot of work to make sure that you understand the company you want to work for and you’re capable of impressing them. It’s time to seal the deal. Hopefully you know who the key people are at the company that you can talk to. If you haven’t initiated a conversation with someone, it’s time to do so.
Once you have someone at the company to talk to, put everything in front of them. If you’re filling out a job application, list those accomplishments you’ve been working on. If you’re friends with someone at the company who isn’t the hiring manager, ask them what you should share during the application or interview. Once you’ve applied, follow up.
It’s easy to succumb to misery when job hunting. It’s a terrible process that nobody likes. However, that doesn’t mean you’re helpless. Tailoring your job hunt to the specific companies that you know you want to work for can help avoid wasting everyone’s time and even improve your chances with the few companies you do shoot for.