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New to Job Hunting? What You Need to Know

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Lately, I’ve been hearing from a handful of aviation candidates who are new to job hunting. Some of them feel like job-hunt novices, mainly because they’ve been at the same company […]

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Offboarding Employees the Right Way

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In the past, we’ve talked about the onboarding process. That is, when a flight department integrates its new hires via a set of processes and training programs. But what happens in […]

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Pilot Pay, Benefits & Quality of Life are Keys to Retention

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Are pilot pay, benefits and quality of life the keys to retention during the talent shortage? Here at Aviation Personnel International, we happen to think so. After all, business aircraft owners and […]

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JETNET iQ Summit Key Takeaways

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It was quite an honor to be invited to be a panelist at the 9th Annual JETNET iQ Summit* in New York. It was my first time attending, but it won’t […]

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IAWA GA Forum Recap: Women in Aviation

Just what are the opportunities for women in aviation? And will the pressure around identifying and recruiting great talent ever let up? Those are a few of the questions I wanted […]

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Bill Garvey’s “Fast Five” with API’s Sheryl Barden

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Earlier this year, I (Sheryl Barden) had the pleasure of being interviewed by Bill Garvey, the Editor of “Business & Commercial Aviation,” one of the industry’s premier trade publications. In every […]

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Parenting in Business Aviation

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Parenting and relationships can be tough for families in many industries. But those who travel for a living (or have a spouse who does so) have an extra set of challenges […]

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Job Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts

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In this competitive aviation job market, a great resume can work to get you noticed. But it won’t guarantee that you’ll end up landing the job. There’s a lot more that […]

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Six Ways to Find and Keep New Pilots

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We are now in the third year of an unprecedented shortage of pilots, and the situation is not going to get better quickly. There simply are not enough pilots in […]

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How to Evaluate Your Total Compensation Package

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One of the most pressing issues facing business aviation is the shortage of pilots and maintenance professionals. And because of those shortages, most aviation organizations are modifying their total compensation […]

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How Sports Training & Discipline Impact Professional Success

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Five months ago, my longtime friend and API colleague wanted to try and test what her body was capable of. Jennifer Pickerel told me it had been too long since […]

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Networking your Local Network

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It’s unfortunate, but I often hear from aviation pros who suddenly find themselves in an unplanned career transition. Life was great, and things were “status quo.” But then an aircraft […]

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Caution! Business Aviation Job Postings Ahead!

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Here at API, we frequently get emails and calls from job seekers asking, “Did you see the latest job posting at XYZ Company?” Sure, sometimes we know about the latest aviation […]

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Striking a Work/Life Balance for Schedulers & Dispatchers

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In the fast-moving world of business aviation, “duty calls” at all hours of the day and night. Especially for Schedulers and Dispatchers. When does a global 24/7 operation stop? When does […]

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Grassroots Education: Answering the Call

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A key message I just heard at the NBAA Leadership Conference was about the value of reaching out to talented young people. The goal being to educate them and pique […]

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Why “Bucket List” is Out and “Life List” is In

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As we begin a new year and make our annual resolutions, many of us talk about updating our personal and professional goals. In fact, last year around this time we […]

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Corporate Aviation vs. Airlines: Two Pilots Weigh In

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In two recent blogs, my colleague, Jenny Showalter, and I turned our attention to “job-jumping” in aviation. Jenny’s blog, Look Before You Leap, urged pilots and others who are seeking […]

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Pilot Shortage Is Real And Worrisome Long-Term, Recruiter Barden Says

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  I was in a deep leather chair on the fourth floor of the University Club on San Francisco’s Nob Hill viewing a downtown obscured in a smoke haze generated by […]

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Look Before You Leap, or Vice Versa?

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Imagine hearing: “I want to earn a million dollars a year flying a G650 with a tight-knit crew, travel to the most exotic destinations in the world, and work only […]

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10 Ways to Show Appreciation and Create a “Stickier” Workplace

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With the holidays so quickly approaching, it’s a great time to show our appreciation for those who support us throughout the year. Whether it’s our staff, vendors, industry colleagues, bosses, travelers, […]

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