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Old 4th Feb 2013, 22:52
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Australia
Age: 41
Posts: 83
Agree with Lasiorhinus above.

Guys/girls, if you don't know it already, then take note - like no other industry I've seen, for good or bad, you'll get a reputation. This need not be a negative, but it'll happen.

What reputation you carry with others, whether on the job or at a bar, will largely determine your career path through the "lower" levels of the industry. Networking, and getting/maintaining a good name for yourself over and above being a technically proficient pilot, are very important.

Lost count of how many times I've heard a senior pilot at Company X say "that f---wit's never getting within a kilometre of this place.", even though said f---wit may be more than qualified, with a glowing CV. Love it or hate it, it's the way it works.
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