Corporate Pilot Resume
Our resume service is designed around a multi-step process guaranteed to deliver a highly effective resume that captures interest from Fortune 500 recruiters around the world. Our service produces targeted resumes founded on an easy-to-read format, supported by meaningful content, and organized to showcase experience in order of importance. Our aviation resumes grab recruiters attention quickly, allowing even the most introverted pilot to market their skills effectively without being overly persistent or overbearing.
Our Resume Writing Process
Our multi-step process is designed around getting you, our client, a targeted resume, showcasing all of your aviation and non-aviation skills, in a way that communicates your value to pilot recruiters amongst a highly competitive landscape. In today’s aviation job market, hiring activities are moving quickly and every day a professional pilot spends “off property” of their desired company is precious time lost. As professional pilots ourselves, we understand how precious quality of life, career advancement, and long-term wealth are and will work to craft a personalized resume to help you assist your career aspirations.
The Process, Explained
Each new client relationship begins with an initial resume review. We analyze all client resumes for both format and content. In today’s aviation job market, recruiters will only spend about 6-8 seconds maximum reviewing your resume. This 6-8 seconds is all that stands between you and the “Yes” and “No” piles. While you may be the Chuck Yeager of Aviation, a recruiter’s inability to discern this after this brief 6-8 second resume review will strongly dimish your chances of being called for an interview.
Once we have scored your formatting, we move on to evaluating the content included in your existing resume. We want to make sure that your resume text is relevant, targeted, comprehensive, and efficient. Additionally, we want to make sure you showcase all of your experience, not just where and what you have flown in the past. Today’s job market requires a well-rounded pilot who pairs exceptional flying ability with a positive attitude and great customer service.
Once your resume review is complete, we will schedule a comfortable and casual follow-up “aviation job style” interview to discuss every detail of your professional background. This is our opportunity to learn everything there is to know about you. This interview is both targeted and comprehensive, we discuss everything, both inside and outside of the cockpit. Once complete, we will take our extensive notes generated from the interview and begin the resume writing process.
With detailed notes in hand, we begin identifying themes, grouping experience, organizing the flow, and targeting your audience. Once we have your background, experience, and value propositions mapped out, the writing begins. You certificates, ratings, flight hours, aviation work history, non-aviation work history, and education will all be expertly crafted, laid out with a recruiter’s eye in mind.
Once written, your resume will go through a rigorous back-end quality control process. Every client resume is reviewed by a separate adviser who focuses on grammar, spelling, themes, flow, and content. Both your resume writer, and back-end editor will work together, discussing your background and resume, ensuring your new resume is well-rounded and complete. We make sure your resume has been examined from every angle possible before even presenting a first draft to you, the client.
At Raven Career Development every client gains access to our team of aviation resume writers and career advisers who work in concert, behind the scenes, ensuring that your resume meets the highest quality standards. We believe this personalized, thorough, and standardized approach sets us apart from the rest.
Resume First Draft
After completing our thorough quality control process, we will send you a first draft of your new resume via email. This is your initial opportunity to review our work, begin familiarizing yourself with your new resume, and identify any additional experience that you may recall after our initial consult.
We schedule a short follow-up conversation once you have had time to review your resume first draft. This is our opportunity to explain the format, review the content with you, answer any questions you may have, and discuss any possible adjustments you would like us to complete on your behalf.
Resume Final Draft
Once our resume follow-up is complete, we will make any adjustments as required and submit a final resume draft via email. Your new resume is your property, we do not copyright the material, and submit copies to you in .doc and .pdf formats. This allows you to continually update your flight times, ratings, and experience as much or as little as you need to.
We maintain life-long relationships with our clients and support our resumes for their entire useful life. As such, we do offer a resume update service for clients as they continue to progress through their careers. Have you taken a promotion since working with us to craft your resume? We specialize in enhancing your Raven resume to reflect this new experience while also providing a unique opportunity to stay aware of your most recent professional activities and future goals.