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How to Connect During COVID: Why Networking Matters

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No matter the industry, most of us tend to find jobs via the strength of our connections. It’s all about relationships. Genuine, true relationships. And building those relationships happens through good, solid, […]

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What is a ‘Bridge Job’ and Will it Ruin My Resume?

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When 2020 began, one of the last thoughts on the minds of aviation jobseekers was the possibility of considering a “bridge job” instead of a dream job. Now, nine months into […]

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Aviation Scholarships: Tips and Tricks of the Trade

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Aviation scholarships — specifically those awarded in business aviation — can often seem like “pie-in-the-sky” pursuits. That is: difficult to win, with a lot of hoops to jump through and […]

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AINsight: Is the Pilot Shortage Over?

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“Is the Pilot Shortage Over?” is an AINsight blog originally published for Aviation International News on September 18, 2020.   “Well, that fixes the pilot shortage.” This has been the “word on the […]

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Furloughed Airline Pilots: Will They Take Our Bizav Jobs?

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On October 1, we expect to see more furloughed airline pilots flocking to business aviation. That’s when the CARES Act funding expires for the commercial aviation sector. That also means that […]

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API’s Aviation Outplacement Service May Never Be More Critical

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Losing one’s job can be a traumatic experience at any time, but especially during a global pandemic. And particularly when opportunities are scarce. In the wake of COVID-19, aviation professionals cannot […]

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An “End-to-End Health Corridor” in Business Aviation

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In the wake of COVID-19, some corporations have banned all travel. A few are already back in the air. But there are many in a “stand-by” mode. And quite frankly, it’s […]

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Jennifer Pickerel Promoted to Vice President at Aviation Personnel International

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SAN FRANCISCO – June 29, 2020 – Sheryl Barden, President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International, the longest-running business aviation recruitment firm, today announced the promotion of Jennifer Pickerel from […]

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Job References FAQ: Why They’re Important to Potential Employers

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Why are job references important? One major reason is because business aviation is a niche industry. And, as such, it often seems like everyone in business aviation knows everyone else. Or […]

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Fast Five With Sheryl Barden, CEO Of Aviation Personnel International

Fast Five With Sheryl Barden

Business & Commercial Aviation Editor-In-Chief William Garvey talks with Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (API), based in San Francisco, about the impact of COVID-19 on business aviation […]

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Is Bizav the Key to Economic Recovery?

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The impact Covid-19 is having on virtually every industry is jaw-dropping and almost inconceivable. And, as it has been widely reported, the aviation industry has been one of the hardest […]

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Recruiting a Captain? Don’t Disregard a Chief Pilot

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Have you ever been part of a team where the next logical move for a strong contributor was a leadership position? Whether they wanted the role or not? That’s what happened […]

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25 Tips to Work from Home Successfully

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We find ourselves in an unprecedented time and set of circumstances with the global pandemic. Now almost all of us are required to work from home. Out of necessity, most […]

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Employee Onboarding: Engage New Hires from the Get-go

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Does your flight department participate in an “employee onboarding” program? A way to assimilate a new hire into your aviation organization? If not, I highly recommend nominating someone to take charge […]

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API Case Study: Embracing Change, an Energy Company Finds Success

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Following is an API Case Study regarding our recruitment and consulting services. During the summer of 2019, the aviation leader for a large, energy-producing utility company contacted Aviation Personnel International (API). His […]

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Your Personal and Professional Annual Report

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Congratulations, and welcome to the (new) Roaring 20s! With the closing of 2019, not only do we celebrate having taken another trip around the sun, we look back on 10 trips! […]

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How to Be an “Employer of Choice” in Business Aviation

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Are you considered an “employer of choice”? That is, do you have the right compensation, benefits, schedule and positive culture? Enough so that when you post a job opening, the best […]

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Benefits as Retention Tools in Bizav

NBAA Insider: Benefits as Creative Retention Tools

Employers are using benefits and incentives as creative retention tools to hold on to business aviation professionals. As some business aircraft pilots continue to pursue what they believe to be […]

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How to Make Meetings Fun AND Fruitful

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Here at API, we recognize how important it is to our company culture—and our values—that we find new ways to stay connected to one another. Part of that “connecting” gets handled […]

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Develop Aviation Professionals to Stay (Not Leave)

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Not long ago, I participated in a conference panel session, discussing ways to develop aviation professionals as a “retention tool.” In particular, we shared ways to enhance people’s skills and abilities […]

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