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finding the right mentor - women for aviation magazine coverJo Damato tackles the subject of finding the right mentor in the March/April 2017 issue of WAI's Women for Aviation magazine. In the piece, API's President & CEO Sheryl Barden weighs in on how to set expectations between the mentor and mentee. Here's what to think about when finding the right mentor, according to Barden:
“When entering a mentorship program really think hard about what you want to accomplish. It’s not just about making a friend or networking contact who has more time in the industry than you do, but it’s also about shooting for something that you want to improve on and engaging somebody who can help you make it happen. A good mentor will help you hold a mirror up to your face to see where you are blocking your own success. Sometimes that is going to be very hard, but that is how you break through to the next level. Being a mentee takes strength and fortitude.”
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Jenny Showalter joined Aviation Personnel International as the manager of candidate services. She will serve as the key team member responsible for the API Registered Professional program, and ensure that it has a strong pool of business aviation professionals for its aviation clients.
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Business Airport Intl logoAre we on the verge of a major skills shortage in the business aviation sector? In the January 2017 issue of Business Airport International magazine, API's President and CEO Sheryl Barden shares her recommendations on best practices to recruit and retain bizav professionals during a talent shortage. Download the PDF here. Save Save Save
Aviation International NewsSheryl Barden, president and CEO of San Francisco-based Aviation Personnel International (API), is proud to be celebrating 45 years of her company’s history at NBAA 2016. Barden, daughter of company founder Janice Barden, presented a leadership-focused panel in the Innovation Zone on the convention floor yesterday. Read the full article at AIN Online here.
  NBAA business aviation millennialsWashington, DC, Oct. 7, 2016 – The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) much-anticipated annual Careers in Business Aviation Day will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, FL. Career Day, which is free for all registered students, faculty and chaperones, kicks off at 9 a.m., and features a number of motivational speakers and informative education sessions. Read the full NBAA press release here. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
aaeaaqaaaaaaaahwaaaajdblnty3mgq4ltazywutngnjns1iy2e0ltdlywu4ywu5oge4nw Sheryl Barden discusses retention of staff for business aviation departments at NBAA-BACE 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Read the full Flight Evening News article here
Professional Pilot - corporate aircraft magazine For 45 years Janice Barden found, tested and placed in service qualified corporate aircraft pilots who today serve as business aviation leaders for a great number of flight departments. In October 2016, Professional Pilot's magazine editor Murray Smith penned a short biography about his friend and colleague. Jan made numerous contributions to the business aviation industry. Read more about this game-changing corporate aircraft recruiter.
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API’s Sheryl Barden to Moderate NBAA Panel, Address Declining Aviation Talent Pool

Barden to Moderate NBAA Panel 2013

NBAA Panel of Business Aviation Experts to Discuss Talent Development, Internships, Training and Recruitment SAN FRANCISCO October 18, 2013 – For the second consecutive year, Sheryl Barden, President and CEO of Aviation Personnel […]

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Sheryl Barden of API Joins NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council

Sheryl Barden Joins NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council

SAN FRANCISCO June 2012 – Sheryl Barden, President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (APIaviation.com), has accepted the nomination to join the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Associate Member Advisory Council, which […]

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Aviation Personnel International Celebrates 40 Years in Aviation

API Celebrates 40 Years in Aviation

Founder Janice K. Barden was among the first female professionals in business aviation  SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 2011 – In 1971, Federal Express, Amtrak and more than 25 air carriers, including Southwest Airlines, […]

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Aviation Personnel International Promotes Colleen Kelly to Vice President

Colleen Kelly promoted to VP

SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 2011 – Sheryl Barden, President of Aviation Personnel International (APIaviation.com), today announced the promotion of Colleen Kelly to Vice President, Client and Talent Relations, responsible for the retained recruitment of aviation professionals on […]

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