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Old 28th Mar 2021, 11:19
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Pilot Path

A mate tried to apply for avia air job posted on afap but got directed to a website called pilot path. It then required the applicant to become a member to be eligible for the job. Not sure if this is a scam or real. ?
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 12:07
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A little digging and it seems like this is legit, very recently launched. Basically, they're a Recruitment site that specialises in Pilots and I'm on the fence as to how well it will do, appears to be a Pilot that has started it themselves which is definitely an upside, don't want to share the name but you'll find it easily enough if you want to.

Can definitely see how this would be desirable for Small - Medium GA Outfits looking for Pilots with specific qualifications and without having to dive through the usual mountains of Resumes that get sent through and who don't have any sort of official HR. Honestly, an interesting concept, and I do wish them all the best if they're reading this!
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 22:42
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Originally Posted by Ixixly View Post
A little digging and it seems like this is legit, very recently launched. Basically, they're a Recruitment site that specialises in Pilots and I'm on the fence as to how well it will do, appears to be a Pilot that has started it themselves which is definitely an upside, don't want to share the name but you'll find it easily enough if you want to.

Can definitely see how this would be desirable for Small - Medium GA Outfits looking for Pilots with specific qualifications and without having to dive through the usual mountains of Resumes that get sent through and who don't have any sort of official HR. Honestly, an interesting concept, and I do wish them all the best if they're reading this!
I don’t agree with this concept. Is the selection agency uniquely qualified in this field? What do they charge?
In a relatively small company with no HR, the Chief Pilot should be able to speed-read the most relevant applications. Prepare a short list and pass to the CEO, who will sometimes sift them further.
The general idea should be to weed out the wankers (the ones with the full cover page photo in gold bars and another 10 pages of totally irrelevant non aviation waffle) which can be done by allocating one minute per resume at the initial cull. Favour the ones that address the advertised selection criteria in a logical manner; chuck the rest because they demonstrate a lack of comprehension or unwillingness to tailor their resume to address the employer’s needs.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 10:48
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Originally Posted by Mach E Avelli View Post
I don’t agree with this concept. Is the selection agency uniquely qualified in this field? What do they charge?
In a relatively small company with no HR, the Chief Pilot should be able to speed-read the most relevant applications. Prepare a short list and pass to the CEO, who will sometimes sift them further.
The general idea should be to weed out the wankers (the ones with the full cover page photo in gold bars and another 10 pages of totally irrelevant non aviation waffle) which can be done by allocating one minute per resume at the initial cull. Favour the ones that address the advertised selection criteria in a logical manner; chuck the rest because they demonstrate a lack of comprehension or unwillingness to tailor their resume to address the employer’s needs.
It all depends of course, some will get value and others will not, couldn't find what they charge unfortunately so I can't really tell. But let's say you take out a day or two overall in going over resumes as opposed to them presenting them in a nice format with everything already sorted for you, for a busy CP trying to get someone onboard quickly so they can keep aircraft flying and making money they could probably charge a few hundred and it would still be value when you consider how much it costs per day for a CEO and CP.

The person doing it is a Pilot themselves so they at least have a bit of a clue which I liked and hopefully they have some idea about recruitment but not entirely sure on that side, only those that have used them could tell you that really.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 12:12
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Originally Posted by Mach E Avelli View Post
I don’t agree with this concept. Is the selection agency uniquely qualified in this field? What do they charge?
In a relatively small company with no HR, the Chief Pilot should be able to speed-read the most relevant applications. Prepare a short list and pass to the CEO, who will sometimes sift them further.
The general idea should be to weed out the wankers (the ones with the full cover page photo in gold bars and another 10 pages of totally irrelevant non aviation waffle) which can be done by allocating one minute per resume at the initial cull. Favour the ones that address the advertised selection criteria in a logical manner; chuck the rest because they demonstrate a lack of comprehension or unwillingness to tailor their resume to address the employer’s needs.
The problem with this old chest nut is nepotism.
People being hired out of their depth or worse being bought in over the top.
Allows people to slip through the back door via the CP often with zero reference checks or balance..
Few pilots make a career jumping from job to job
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