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How the write a Pilot Resume

Old 9th Jun 2018, 12:11
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How to write a Pilot Resume

Hello Guys!

I'm looking for a Template to write my Pilot Resume including past experience in different industries as well.

Thank you

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Old 9th Jun 2018, 13:31
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I'm looking for a Template to write my Pilot Resume
Keep it to one page using your own writing style - not a template. Experienced interviewers will pick up a trumped up CV quickly. Don't fake instrument flying hours. Stick strictly to the CASA directions on logging of instrument flight. Don't fake command time. Don't self praise. Stick to cold hard facts not dreams of how much you have to offer.
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 13:35
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Proof read!

Make sure you include everything that is a requirement for the position you are applying for, and don't fluff it up with stuff that's of no relevance.
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 14:15
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Originally Posted by AerocatS2A View Post
Proof read!

Make sure you include everything that is a requirement for the position you are applying for, and don't fluff it up with stuff that's of no relevance.
100% keep it as short as possible, no extra
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Initiative on your resume
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 21:33
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Proof read!
How the write a Pilot Resume
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 22:27
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DirectAnywhere, “How the write a Pilot Resume”, excellent pick up. 263 views including a hint by Aerocat to “proof read”.
Hate it when I miss the obvious. Can you equate that to missing items in the check list
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 22:34
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I have no idea how many pilot resumes I've read over 30 odd years, probably thousands.

But one stood out.

It came in a neat hard cover folder with plastic pocket pages. Open the front cover and the first page was a Playboy centerfold picture with the caption "Now I have your attention, please read on......."

We gave the guy a pilot job on the basis of his excellent, proactive initiative!!!
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Did you return his application or pin it on your wall as an example to other applicants to follow........?
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Old 10th Jun 2018, 08:14
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How the write a Pilot Resume
Not like you wrote the thread starting title
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 02:41
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Originally Posted by tail wheel View Post
I have no idea how many pilot resumes I've read over 30 odd years, probably thousands.

But one stood out.

It came in a neat hard cover folder with plastic pocket pages. Open the front cover and the first page was a Playboy centerfold picture with the caption "Now I have your attention, please read on......."

We gave the guy a pilot job on the basis of his excellent, proactive initiative!!!
That is true initiative indeed, but for the sake of PCmadness I shan’t recount something similar.

I can only assume that was sometime ago, now with above mentioned PCinsanity it could possibly land said sender in extreme hot water. Unless they have truly researched and inserted the correct erm picture...

Initiative, something that seems like a lost art along with...........

Oh and the the thread title pick up, saw that and just insert roll eyes.

You can’t beat bangen on doors with a neat easy one page resume, the best thing you can have is to have something there to stand out, be it that bus license, volunteer work, etc.

Work out how to stand out and be seen in the crowd!
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 21:39
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Originally Posted by tail wheel View Post
I have no idea how many pilot resumes I've read over 30 odd years, probably thousands.

But one stood out.

It came in a neat hard cover folder with plastic pocket pages. Open the front cover and the first page was a Playboy centerfold picture with the caption "Now I have your attention, please read on......."

We gave the guy a pilot job on the basis of his excellent, proactive initiative!!!

I don't know if you are joking or telling the truth. I am more inclined to believe this story.
Just shows what kind of people run the GA industry.
And even if GA big wigs don't behave this way any more they are still the same people.

And than you have a lot of young good pilots finding it impossible to land a first job.
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 22:59
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Can you equate that to missing items in the check list
I think it’s more easily equated to expecting the auto throttle to push the thrust up when the speed decays instead of doing it yourself, ie automation dependency. The OP never bothered re reading the sentence because 99% of the time the job is done for him or her. The more common automation dependency becomes the more valuable ( and rare) basic simple skills become weather that be re reading sentences you have written or manually setting the thrust levers, doing simple things correctly is all it takes to stand out now days.
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 00:33
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Whether*
That’s awkward in a post criticising someone else’s “basic simple skills”.
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 04:52
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Not awkward for me Fairchild.
Firstly, I wasn’t actually criticising. I apologise if it came across that way. I was simply stating what I think is fact
The OP never bothered re reading the sentence because 99% of the time the job is done for him or her.
That is the case, it wasn’t meant to be a criticism as we are all wired to recognise reliable outcomes and ditch any non essential processing associated with it.
Secondly, me writing weather instead of whether was a different type of error that wasn’t related to automation dependency. My error was a knowledge based error ( I’m a bit thick). I told the computer to write weather and it did.
Anyway, off topic. I guess the lesson may be that the Cv needs to be proof read for multiple reasons
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Write what you want.

As long as your cover letter contains the sentence "I have pictures of you with the goat", the rest will be plain sailing.


Looking at the OP location, ESL looks to be a real possibility. Bet his/her English is better than my Italian.
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Elijah1 , your mindset / ideology is not welcome in ANY industry outside of University Humanities Dept., legacy media or government !

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Elijah1 , your mindset / ideology is not welcome in ANY industry outside of University Humanities Dept., legacy media or government !
Airag, you got it all wrong my friend, things you pointed out are the exact things I don't fit in
But how would you know? Obviously you never wondered around the country homeless for three years trying to land a first job
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Old 24th Jun 2018, 07:15
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Dear Sir,

I said Sir and not Sir/Madam as chances are you are a male.

I wish to apply for a position as a pilot with your company, mostly because you have aircraft and I need to log flying hours for the next job. They currently don't employ pilots with my very limited experience, so I need someone like you to take a risk on me. I hope in return I don't break too many aircraft and actually make some profit for you during my employment with you.

As you are aware I have ambitions of flying that you can not provide, so I wont pretend that I am going to stay forever. I will however keep you informed of any interviews and job offers as soon as I get them. While this may give you more time to replace me when the time comes it will also be for a time a chance for you to retain me if required by offering me that twin flying or turbine should you get one, or you may want to be rid of me by then - and put in a good word for me as a reference.

I am in town for as long as 20 packets of 2min noodles, 12 cans of baked beans, 2 dozen eggs and enough cash for 3 cartons of beer lasts. Then I sell the car and fly to live with my parents and get my job back stacking shelves.

I bet this, my last pilots application job for some time that your company holds honesty as a trait very high.

Hoping to be working for you soon.
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Not band Bandy but I would change it somewhat ...

Dear Captain Egohead,

Please accept my humble application for a job with your company. I will be happy flying your aged fleet even though everything you operate is older than me. I also promise never to endorse the maintenance release no matter what the problem and will fill in your duty sheets with as much aplomb as is necessary so they reflect the FMS it took you 18 months and 5 trips to CASA seminars to write. I will do this even though I know you roster your pilots for 60 hour weeks. I have an new App that will help called Time Compressor.
I am good at cleaning things and will wash your aeroplanes, heck I will even polish them even though I know I will have to be careful not to polish through the 30 year old paint. That said, there is one I see on the tarmac that could end up with a polished aluminium finish without too much yakka.
I also reckon I can fly your machines without damaging too them because my flying instructor, one Aussie Bob told me that all the aircraft he has seen wrecked over the years were damaged by pilots with far more than 1000 hours TT. I haven't yet reached that milestone, heck I am only at 250 so I reckon I am good to go.
I further add that I can survive on your "award wages" by living in a caravan down at the local community and eating baked beans and fried rice. I will leave my durries at home to. It saves money that way because when I go without it doesn't cost me and there is always another pilot kicking around about the back I can bludge one off anyway when I get depressed at repeated hand propping your 206. What year is that thing anyway? How much is a new battery?

Yours kindly
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