Your aviation outplacement specialists

One-on-one outplacement counseling and coaching—designed for aviation professionals by aviation professionals

Downsizing has become a fact of life in the corporate aviation industry just as in other sectors of the economy. And, navigating the aviation job market has never been more unique. That’s why responsible organizations rely on API’s aviation expertise to support their displaced employees throughout the transition, and to help prepare them for workforce re-entry.

Your Best Foot Forward™

Working together with the aviation leader and internal HR partner, our outplacement advisors serve as a bridge to help outgoing employees prepare for the next phase of their careers.

Typically, our API outplacement advisors offer coaching and career support services for a minimum period of two months, with possible extensions as needed.

Realizing how far “at sea” they are, many downsized employees fall into depression and despair, which further impedes their ability to move quickly and assuredly in the direction of finding a new job.

Because our motto is “It’s About People™,” we’ve really honed our focus on the all-important emotional component.

How may we assist your team effectively transition?

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See what our clients are saying

As our organization faced impending closure, we looked to API to act as the guiding hand for our members during their transition. API was ready immediately to provide the advice needed as our team faced the challenge of redirecting their careers.

It's hard to put a price tag on that, but I can tell you that API's assistance—both in the early days and over the course of several months—was invaluable.
Bruce Dunton
Chief Pilot, Zeno Air
There was comfort knowing that the API team was well-versed in the outplacement process. Sheryl and Colleen were counselors, psychiatrists, mentors, and friends. Their support, knowledge and skills were invaluable to our entire team.

As a participant, the structural and emotional support was outstanding—from writing resumes to guiding our self-discovery and soul searching.
Director of Aviation, Fortune 500 3-aircraft operation
I'm a big supporter of outplacement services for people impacted by downsizings and was worried about using an organization that might not have any experience or knowledge of this industry.

Thankfully I was introduced to API. This is an organization that thoroughly knows their industry, the marketplace and the intricacies of the outplacement arena. A perfect combination!
Ruth Ross
Former VP of HR, Wells Fargo Bank

Benefits of API's outplacement support

  • Illustrates your company’s humanity and shows that you care about your team. You’re not tossing them aside or wiping your hands of them.
  • Allows you to operate within an appropriate set of business ethics, so your company's brand and reputation will be viewed in a positive light.
  • Ensures that your team will have aviation experts on their side. API understands the aviation job market, regulations or culture. We know about “ATPs” and “A&Ps” as well as the time and cost to acquire 4,000 flight hours.
  • Provides the tools for displaced individuals to create their aviation portfolio and create new contacts in the aviation community.

See what our participants are saying

This was the best investment [my company] could have made on my behalf. I feel like I have direction and support.
Thank you! You were awesome and really made me feel better about this whole situation!
I appreciate the forward-looking perspective you brought to us corporately and to me individually!
API helped me find a great job after [my company] closed its doors. I am very grateful for their help.

API’s outplacement support includes:


Career guidance and evaluation

Our advisors will help outgoing aviation professionals explore various career avenues. We’ll help prepare them for all aspects of a strategic job search.


Resume and cover letter writing

We very much recognize that most people affected by downsizing are ill-prepared for what lies ahead of them. For example, displaced professionals might not have a current resume in years, many don’t have a LinkedIn profile and they might not be familiar with the latest online job search strategies. More than likely, they got their last job with a handshake, and some may not be as familiar with the latest software programs.



Interview preparation

API’s outplacement advisors will help aviation professionals explore various career avenues and prepare them for networking and the professional interview.


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Developing networks

Each individual is encouraged to become an API Registered Professional™. This process enables them to be considered for any position that API has been contracted to fill on an exclusive basis. We also provide suggestions on business networking.


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Job search skills

We employ in-depth job search tactics associated to ensure each individual is prepared to present a competitive and professional portfolio when selected for an interview.




Targeting the job market

Our role is to provide the tools and expertise they need to make the most of any existing opportunities. We can also introduce alternatives for both short- and long-term employment.We firmly believe that the outplacement process is one that should prepare employees to conduct their own job search. Then it’s up to employees themselves to take the initiative to network, as well as present and market themselves to potential employers.


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