Cry of the Wind Posted June 17, 2016 Report Share Posted June 17, 2016 Been a long time since I posted here though I have kept some tabs on this place. I think the last time I seriously posted here was back in flight school about 10 years ago. Well now I have a several years of ground crew experience and a couple thousand hours of flying time and I'm back with a new set of questions. I wondering how other people approach their pilot resumes and speaking with potential ops managers and chief pilots. I've been trying to be realistic with my experience and what I have done but it seems that this has left me with no work and no prospects. I'm not suggesting I'm looking to lie or pad my books or anything like that but a more positive way to spin myself that would make an ops manager take notice. All the jobs I have had were from word of mouth and recommendations from contacts I have made over the years and that seems to be running dry. Some backstory to base my question on. I am a little over 2000 hours total time rotor with about 1850 PIC, I have just under 300 hours turbine mostly PIC, 200 night hours and IFR. Most of my experience is in ENG and tours with some field work in the mountains as well doing geological exploration. Also for what its worth I am Canadian with no other countries license. With all that said an done I been finding it very hard to even get someone to talk to me these days about job postings or any opportunities. I took a few months off out of the industry after my IFR for some personal and family related things and in that time it seems the industry has slowed down to the point unless I am a 407 driver with drill move experience there is no need to apply. Currently I even have a contract with a decent sized company and PPC however my CP has told me to actively look elsewhere for jobs as he has nothing for someone with my experience level at this time and doesn't see anything coming up soon (I've been told to pack for and then be taken off 3 jobs since the beginning of May). So what would you do with my resume and is really all that doom and gloom in Canada? I've heard about working overseas but am at a loss as to where to actually find companies that are hiring who don't already want AS350 experience or that cursed precision long time that I have never been able to get. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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