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If your looking for Turbine time you could always try Kananaskis Mountain Helicopters. I think they are hiring.

 

Do not start with these guys!!! They take your money and then will let you go... if you survive it in the first place.

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As a lower time pilot like I used to be many years ago you really need to get out and visit all the operators you would want to work for. Make your Resume SPECIFIC to the companies your applying to, don’t do a blanket Resume for every company, do some research on the company using VERTICAL magazine for example, ask your instructors if they know any of the management team to maybe get you some common ground when you first shake their hand, if they like you but they are on the fence about endorsing you on their aircraft offer to buy the endorsement from them this shows real interest in their company, if you are willing to invest in that company maybe they will be more willing to invest in you, etc. Your Resume will maybe show a lack of experience in aviation so maybe focus on the stuff that you have done in your life that you think will make you a good pilot and employee. Even something like working at McDonalds for a period of time will show a potential employer that you can work in a structured environment and as a team member for a common goal. Include references on your Resume don’t just state that, “references are available upon request”, because I won’t call you just to ask for references, I want to call your references to see if it’s worth speaking to you further. If you can afford it then go to HAC, network with anyone who will shake your hand, meet in the lounges where the company owners are hanging out, don’t pester them but request their insight on what would they recommend to help, your chosen career path has a difficult start and becomes rewarding later out on the horizon so be ready to invest time, energy, and remain positive. Hopefully some or all of what I have written here will help you attain your first job and that may not be flying but it is opening doors to a position that someday will be flying.

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DPXHELI wrote it great.

I just last spring went out and looked for my first job, and the first thing I say to people that asks is, a no is just closer to a yes, you can´t get any no's bring you down. Make a company want you; have character, be happy, make them understand that you will do whatever it takes. You need them to potentially see you as an asset in some form. Because no matter what we all think, it will cost a company money unless we have a significant amount of hours.

 

Do your research on the company, which can be really hard. But key think in my opinion is; Don´t just call or send email, put some miles on your truck/car and go around to the places. Maybe go to a few places you really dont think you will get a job at, just so you can practice your sales pitch. Cause thats what its all about, selling a product... you.

I bet you if you drive to 20 places and do some background search, and have a great attitude, you will have a job or atleast have a good idea where you can get one.

Good luck to you

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At 500 hours the "Sell" shouldn't be nearly as difficult as the guy with 35 hrs. fresh out of flight school. Though alot of customers now want 100 hrs. PIC on type.

 

Another way to look at regardless of how your go about it is.

 

You have to get your name out there and be persistant. No one is going to put the time into you, if you are not going to put the time in to find a job in the first place.

 

This is not a profession were you pick up the phone and land a job seconds later.

 

NEVER give up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As a lower time pilot like I used to be many years ago you really need to get out and visit all the operators you would want to work for. Make your Resume SPECIFIC to the companies your applying to, don’t do a blanket Resume for every company, do some research on the company using VERTICAL magazine for example, ask your instructors if they know any of the management team to maybe get you some common ground when you first shake their hand, if they like you but they are on the fence about endorsing you on their aircraft offer to buy the endorsement from them this shows real interest in their company, if you are willing to invest in that company maybe they will be more willing to invest in you, etc. Your Resume will maybe show a lack of experience in aviation so maybe focus on the stuff that you have done in your life that you think will make you a good pilot and employee. Even something like working at McDonalds for a period of time will show a potential employer that you can work in a structured environment and as a team member for a common goal. Include references on your Resume don’t just state that, “references are available upon request”, because I won’t call you just to ask for references, I want to call your references to see if it’s worth speaking to you further. If you can afford it then go to HAC, network with anyone who will shake your hand, meet in the lounges where the company owners are hanging out, don’t pester them but request their insight on what would they recommend to help, your chosen career path has a difficult start and becomes rewarding later out on the horizon so be ready to invest time, energy, and remain positive. Hopefully some or all of what I have written here will help you attain your first job and that may not be flying but it is opening doors to a position that someday will be flying.

 

Perfect.

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