Job Hunting? Stand Out in the “Crowd”

In several related articles I made mention of finding work as a flight coordinator, as a flight attendant, or as a pilot. Each specialty, as you can imagine, has its own requirements, hence the job sites that feature these types of opportunities are not always the same. If you have some idea where to look - besides contacting an employer directly - you can narrow down your searches and, hopefully, shorten the entire job hunting process. The following list contains some of the sites that are most helpful in listing viable opportunities for airline dispatchers.

- This site offers free registration and allows for you to post your resume for free as well. Airlines featured include United, Continental, Trans States, Spirit, Southwest, Northwest, Mesa, EOS, Champion, Pace, and a host of others including many European and Asian carriers. Please visit

for more detailed information.

-Monster regularly lists over 800,000 opportunities, including many airline openings. There is no charge to register and you are permitted to list your resume for free as well. Please visit

for more information.

- One of the largest aviation related job sites online, Avianation features a variety of opportunities, including many dispatcher positions. There is a fee involved for their service, currently set at $9.95 per month or $80.55 annually. Occasionally, posted specials drop the price considerably so visit this site for current information:

today.

- As one of the leading job posting sites for the aviation industry online, Air Jobs Daily features a variety of opportunities for business and commercial aviation employees. Air Jobs Daily charges an annual fee of $77.95 which also includes a subscription to the Air Jobs Digest, a periodical featuring additional job listings and aviation related information. Please visit

for more information.

- Hot Jobs, owned by search engine giant Yahoo, is an employment site featuring several hundred thousand opportunities, including airline jobs. Registration is free and you may list your resume for free too. Please stop by

for more information.

- The largest job posting site online is Career Builder which at any given time lists more than one million jobs. Airline jobs, such as flight dispatchers are listed, perhaps not in as abundance as some of the aviation sites, but a good place to look nevertheless. Membership is free and you can list your resume for no charge too. Visit

for all the details.

Other sites that feature airline dispatcher opportunities include: AEPS, Plane Jobs, Jet Jobs , and Skyjobs. Please note that most of the paid sites contain the same job opportunities as each of the other sites, therefore belonging to more than one is not cost effective.

In a Crowded Job Market, Be More Competitive
Four-Tips to help you stand out – and land a job.
The job market is competitive – very competitive. For every opening, there are many more candidates than ever before. Not too long ago, the situation was very different. Employers had to work and market harder to find applicants for open positions. The economic downturn, and the resulting increase in unemployment has put more job seekers in the market – so you need to try harder and be on your “A-game”.
How to be more competitive and stand above the crowd: Tips to Success
The candidate that is primed, prepared and ready – and positive — will land the interview. Specifically:
o Don’t Just tell – Sell – Your resume should not just say where you were when – but what you contributed, the skills you developed and the skills that can be transferred to a new role in another company – or industry for that matter. The type of resume that works well in today’s market is known as a transferable skill resume.
o Prepare – Prepare – Prepare – Know all you can about the companies you are prospecting. Be prepared for a phone call when you least expect it. Treat every contact as a potential job prospect. You might think it is your friend calling when it could be your next potential employer, and first impressions count.
Prior to an interview, do your research on the company you are interviewing with. When you show up, have a polished 30 second presentation on the company:
1. What they do – produce, sell or service.
2. Who their customers are
3. When they started, how many employees and one other factoid on the company.
o Be Memorable – Leave those you contact by phone, email or in person with a memorable impression. It may be the manner in which you dress, your positive attitude, your smile – make everyone remember you.
Also, if you can, try to schedule your interview for the last slot possible. Statistics have shown that the person most likely to be hired – or called for the second interview – will be one of the last to be interviewed.
o Be Positive – This cannot be emphasized enough. Leave the attitude about your situation, the economy or whatever at home. This will surely kill your chances of being the one selected – no matter what experience you have. People hire people they like, who are positive and enthused – so show it. This is absolutely critical – no – it is imperative.
Good luck!