Some Tips from AirlineApps.com

KLB

Well-Known Member
#23
It's more than that IMO... I have a two month gap between jobs over 12 years ago, and I went to community college for two years before transferring to a 4 year engineering school. So I took 6 years to graduate. I was working my way through school, but apparently that's going to be held against me? Why??
In my opinion, it's all about networking. I know a guy (not a member of JC)who has gotten multiple checkride failures and took five years to graduate (took me five also. No money in the flight account meant no money to fly. Which in turn, meant no degree until year five). The guy went from the right seat of an RJ to the right seat of a 73. What he did have was a good personality and was well networked.
 

ross9238

Well-Known Member
#24
You're absolutely right Mike. It's not like me to complain like that, and I guess I just needed a quick vent. Thanks man.
I know it gets disheartening when you hear or see others moving onto a legacy but don't stop trying. I will know next month if I will ever get back to flying and apply to a legacy or be grounded. Just like anything else in life, control the things that you can and don't worry about the rest. I think there are plenty of people on here who would help you through to the next step. Keep doing what you are doing and don't stop networking.
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
#25
Don't get yourself into that death spiral of being discouraged and comparing yourself to other people who've been hired. This stuff is all voodoo. It will all work out as it is supposed to, just be prepared for when it is your turn.
This.
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
#26
I know it gets disheartening when you hear or see others moving onto a legacy but don't stop trying. I will know next month if I will ever get back to flying and apply to a legacy or be grounded. Just like anything else in life, control the things that you can and don't worry about the rest. I think there are plenty of people on here who would help you through to the next step. Keep doing what you are doing and don't stop networking.
Make you own success.
 

ComplexHiAv8r

Well-Known Member
#28
Autothrust Blue said:
I'd like to know how to list substantiated self-employment on AirlineApps, that is concurrent with and unrelated to my primary job as a distributor of high medium-speed aerial aluminum.
I incorporated. 8). If you did a schedule C did you put something different then your name? I just like it with the same time period.
 

HVYMETALDRVR

Well-Known Member
#29
This is just the incipient rising swell of the hiring tsunami that is coming. Patience grasshopper, your time is coming and will come when you least expect it.
Do you know who coined the term "patience grasshopper?" always makes me laugh every time.

Sorry if I made anyone feel old.
 

Pilotdude3407

Well-Known Member
#31
What have any of you alpa volunteers done for that? Are you listing it as volunteering, not mentioning it or what? I mean, volunteering is volunteering and that's all I've been able to do.
 
#32
I know it gets disheartening when you hear or see others moving onto a legacy but don't stop trying. I will know next month if I will ever get back to flying and apply to a legacy or be grounded. Just like anything else in life, control the things that you can and don't worry about the rest. I think there are plenty of people on here who would help you through to the next step. Keep doing what you are doing and don't stop networking.
I don't find it disheartening. If anything it's motivation for me. I do have problems when slackers are the first to move on (like the CA I flew with that was three jepps behind but had moved on to stage two of interviewing at a LCC.

But for those who work for it and move on despite not being quite as experienced, I say good for them. At least they're earning their jobs vs. just waiting in line.
 

ross9238

Well-Known Member
#34
I don't find it disheartening. If anything it's motivation for me. I do have problems when slackers are the first to move on (like the CA I flew with that was three jepps behind but had moved on to stage two of interviewing at a LCC.

But for those who work for it and move on despite not being quite as experienced, I say good for them. At least they're earning their jobs vs. just waiting in line.
You said it better for sure. I was just trying to let him know that it should be used as a motivation to try harder to achieve that end goal.
 

amorris311

Well-Known Member
#35
What have any of you alpa volunteers done for that? Are you listing it as volunteering, not mentioning it or what? I mean, volunteering is volunteering and that's all I've been able to do.
I have gone back and forth regarding what to do. I think for certain companies it's probably ok and for others it might be looked against your application.
 

CRJDriver

Well-Known Member
#36
What have any of you alpa volunteers done for that? Are you listing it as volunteering, not mentioning it or what? I mean, volunteering is volunteering and that's all I've been able to do.
I had this very discussion with a co-worker not long ago about putting ALPA work on a resume. From what I have been told, Alaska doesn't mind it and actually likes when people have leadsership positions in ALPA. Delta is ok, too apparently.
 

wheelsup

Well-Known Member
#37
A lot of people volunteer for the safety and ASAP committees. A lot certainly do it for resume. I volunteered a long time ago for a charity but it was years ago. Volunteering never came up for me, because I didn't have it on my resume. I've known others who did volunteer (ALPA and other stuff) and it was asked about, so I would think the interviewers are going tailor what they ask based on what is in front of them. Of course, this is all going to vary by airline, so if one in particular that you want to work at is big into something, seek that out.

One thing I had to keep reminding myself is that other people will have better stories. You can't top the guy who led a platoon of Army Rangers to save the town from approaching terrorists who has a Medal of Honor. No way no how.
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
#38
One thing I had to keep reminding myself is that other people will have better stories. You can't top the guy who led a platoon of Army Rangers to save the town from approaching terrorists who has a Medal of Honor. No way no how.
This one time, I flew 4 legs with both the coffeemaker AND the autopilot MEL'd!
 
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