10 reasons you can’t afford to miss the Aviation Job Expo

10 reasons you can’t afford to miss the Aviation Job Expo

1. You’re in good hands

The Aviation Job Expo is designed for jobseekers, and delivered by the world’s number one aviation job site, Aviation Job Search – if you’re looking for a change in career, it’s safe to say that we’ll be able to deliver the best opportunities around.

 

2. Apply for jobs straight away

If you’re seeking employment imminently, many of our exhibitors have live vacancies which you can apply for during the show.
The job seeking process can be challenging, so why not set yourself ahead of the competition by speaking with recruiters directly to see what they’re looking for?
Armed with information that might not not be readily available on a company careers page, you’ll be in good stead once the interview time comes.

 

3. Find a role that matters with BAE Systems

If you’re searching for an outstanding job with genuine career prospects, look no further than our platinum sponsor, BAE Systems.
From complex engineering projects to world-class cyber security solutions, everyone at BAE Systems plays a part in helping customers protect what matters most.
Search the latest vacancies by visiting here.

 

4. A stellar line up

Exhibitors include BA City Flyer, Bombardier, KLM UK Engineering, Caerdav and the Bostonair Group. If you’re looking for a career change, the expo is the perfect opportunity to touch base with numerous employers, all in one day.

One major advantage of attending a job fair is you’re already standing out from the crowd, and proving how serious you are about future career prospects. If you make a good impression, who knows what may happen? You may end up with an interview on the spot.

We’d recommend researching the exhibitor list, and doing your homework prior to attending. You need to have a clear understanding of who the exhibitor is, what they’re offering, if they’re vacancies would be suitable for you, and what type of candidates they are looking for.

It’s also a good idea to have a list of well thought out questions – questions that will make you stand out. Avoid asking things that can easily be found on their careers page – this will make it look like you couldn’t be bothered to do your research beforehand.

By doing some background research, you can spend more valuable time with exhibitors that are more relevant to you on the day.

 

5. Knowledge sharing

During the expo, our CV Doctor will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have about your CV.
With most recruiter’s skim reading a CV in less than 30 seconds, you need to think carefully about your CV – what to include, what not to include, and where to position the information so it can be easily digested.

A strong CV and cover letter is your chance to make a great first impression, and boost your chances of reaching the interview stage.

Simply bring your CV along during the expo to get advice from our team of experts, and you’ll be preparing for that interview in no time!

 

6. World class guest speakers

From recruitment gurus, to travel wellness experts, these sessions will deliver expert advice that you can implement in your job search or career today.
Study the timetable beforehand to ensure you don’t miss any talks that could boost skills in the areas you are lacking.
Guest speakers will often use the final few minutes of their time slot to invite the audience to ask questions. Got a burning question? Make sure you note down your questions so you can ask confidently when the time comes.

 

7. An exceptional prize

In partnership with Cabin Crew Wings, we’ll be giving one lucky winner a free cabin crew training course.
The two day course will give the winner a unique insight into the cabin crew profession, exploring all aspects of the role, including the hospitality, safety and security of passengers. If you’re serious about a career as cabin crew, this is the perfect opportunity to propel your knowledge and awareness, ready for that all important assessment day.
Simply register for the expo, and visit the Cabin Crew Wings stand on the day to be in with a chance of winning.

 

8. Networking

You’ve heard the saying, ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.’ A professional network is critical for finding a good job, and there’s no better place to extend that network than during face to face events.
We’re bringing together 30 exhibitors and 1,500 visitors for one unique day – any one of which could help you professionally, either immediately, or in the future.
Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to new people and ask for business cards where you can. Connecting and talking over social media is fine, but nothing beats a face-to-face meeting to establish relationships and build trust for potential job opportunities.
If you’re a novice at networking, simply visit here to find out everything you need to know.

 

9. There are many avenues to explore

Even if you’re not fully qualified in your preferred career right now, many employers offer internships or training courses as a pathway into the industry.

An internship will help you prove your worth in front of a potential employer, and demonstrate skills on your CV when you have little or no previous work experience.
We’d recommend researching exhibitors beforehand to see if this is something they offer before making the trip.

 

10. It’s totally free to attend

Yes, you read that right.
The expo is powered by Aviation Job Search, and it’s our mission to get as many jobseekers into their dream career as possible – whether it be via our job site platform, or by one of the many job fairs we host.

Simply register for your free ticket by hitting the red button now.

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Coping with stress at work

Coping with stress at work

Whether you love or hate your job – feeling stressed or overwhelmed at some stage of your career is inevitable. And you’re not alone; workplace stress is much more common than you think, despite it regularly being ignored on both a personal and professional level. Many people suppress it,  out of fear of being perceived as weak, or a fear that it could cause repercussions in the workplace.

In fact, Business Insider recently published a post which rated the stress levels of different jobs. The article stated that some aviation roles were deemed some of the most stressful jobs in the world. Using data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), the “stress tolerance” for each job was ranked on a scale from zero to 100, where a higher rating signals more stress. To rate each job, O*NET looked at how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress at work. For a pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer, the figure was 95.

So it’s fair to say that some of us in the industry could be exposed to a stressful career, no matter what your dream job is – but what can you do to manage your stress levels at work? Read our tips below to on coping with stress at work.

1. Communicate

Stress is intensified by a lack of communication. This is particularly the case for professionals who face the pressure of deadlines, targets and client expectations. Ambiguity on a task or project will only make matters worse if you aren’t regularly communicating. You are entitled to a clear brief about each project and you should be supported by your team and employer throughout each venture.

A supportive manager will drastically decrease stress levels. If you feel like there is a lack of communication between you and your boss, ask for a meeting to discuss the mechanics of the project. If this is something you haven’t been comfortable doing previously, a meeting will help to encourage the level of communication you both have, and develop a stronger working relationship. Which in turn will make it much easier for you to speak to them more often about any issues you’re having.

Small things like not responding to an email, or reluctance to sign off on tasks outside of your control, or even lazy instructions can all contribute to stress. Chances are, your boss hasn’t realised that they are making you feel this way – a gentle nudge in the right direction will help move these tasks along.

 

2. Don’t overload

A heavy workload is a major contributor to stress at work. Not communicating your workload or allowing the right time to complete it can mean that you end up with expectations you cannot manage – which doesn’t look great to an employer who has promised the work has been completed You’re a person, not a machine – it’s okay to turn down work, or push it back if you can’t manage it just yet. Again, this comes from clearly communicating your workload to your manager or colleagues to ensure you have the workload you can manage. Additionally, it’s fine to ask for help. If you;re struggling, there’s no shame in being too busy and your employers would rather you spoke up before you have to be signed off for stress.

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3. Give and take

It is important that everyone on your team pulls their weight. If you’re a great worker, and everyone knows this, you can easily get roped in to doing more than your fair share. Having a good team around you takes a massive weight off your shoulders. If you seem to be the only one working and as a result are suffering from stress, then it could be that you need to start delegating work to others. Have a meeting with your line manager to raise the issues concerning your workload, and how it could be handled. You should have evidence to show this too, but the chances are they will understand what a valuable asset to the company you are and respect your views and how you’re feeling. There’s no harm in going above and beyond your job description – but make sure you aren’t doing everyone else’s job for them.

Clear communication is key in a working environment; a lack of this, combined with an excessive workload, unrealistic deadlines and unmotivated colleagues can ultimately spike your stress levels. The good news is these can all be solved. Stress needn’t rule your life, and it shouldn’t. Your manager, colleagues and HR department are all there to support you. Solutions are available and, if utilised, stress will be a thing of the past.

 

So, give yourself a break! And if you need more advice on how to copy with your busy work life, read our guide here on how to be kind to yourself.

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Networking is a big part of the aviation world; look at any event in the aviation calendar and you will see that a big part of it will revolve around networking. You’ve heard the saying, ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.’ This is often the case in business so networking could be just the springboard you need.    

 

So what’s it all about?

First of all, networking is not just about making social media connections. It can come in many different forms and can be organic, natural or formal. Essentially, it’s about getting to know people and building knowledge in a professional work capacity. Connecting and chatting with people over social media is fine, but nothing beats a face-to-face meeting to establish relationships and build trust for potential business or job opportunities.

 

Where to start?

There are many Q&A sessions, conferences and lectures organised during events such as EBACE, the Farnborough International Airshow and even our very own event, which is being held in October, the Aviation Job Expo. Speakers and delegates regularly come together to discuss all things aviation – from how the industry is advancing to the latest technical developments. You name it, there will be an event somewhere in the world discussing that topic.   In terms of employment, most of the bigger events have a full day set aside to help students progress further into the industry, and more often than not, it will be free for students to attend these events. Once you’re there, use the time to make useful contacts and business connections for the future – you never know where it might lead If the event isn’t directly related to a careers theme, you can still make a big impact during your time talking to them. Whilst chatting, perhaps you could see if they needed some free admin during the summer holidays or a guest writer for their blog?

 

Ask questions

One of the biggest fears of networking is that you will ask a silly question and then have to suffer the embarrassment of their answer before you scarper away. However, if you do your homework beforehand, you’ll be able to see who is there to speak to, and arm yourself with great questions beforehand. Granted, it can be daunting, but a good question will make you stand out.

 

Help each other out

The great thing about the aviation industry is that most of the people are really nice – and furthermore accommodating on helping new talent enter the industry. Even if someone can’t offer you a job there and then, who’s to say that this person might not be able to offer you support and guidance in another role you undertake? Also, if you’re someone with a fresh pair of eyes, you may even be able to help them by ‘reverse mentoring.’ If you don’t network, and have the conversation, you’ll never know how you could help each other.

 

Breaking the ice

One of the worst parts about going to talk to a stranger is the fear of the unknown. However, having a pre-prepared soft opener, such as talking about the weather or the latest industry news, are great ways of breaking the ice until you can get to know them a little further.

 

Break the rules. What rules?

There’s no hard and fast rules when it comes to networking so if you feel more comfortable taking a friend or work colleague, bring them along. It might just give you the confidence to say something you wouldn’t ordinarily have had the courage to alone. It’s completely normal as even the most confident people can find this environment quite intimidating.

 

Be part of something

By attending networking events, you will often have the chance to be part of a bigger group. Join committees, volunteer on school outreach programmes and help organise events – being part of something bigger might just be the stepping stone you need for success. They will also help develop your planning, communication and teamwork skills, as well as looking great on your CV.  

 

What is the Aviation Job Expo?

The Aviation Job Expo is the UK and Europe’s ONLY job fair for the entire aviation industry. Whether you’re fully qualified, recently graduated, or looking to get into the industry, if you’re looking for your next challenge, the Aviation Job Expo is a FREE must attend event.

The free to attend expo is Europe’s only recruitment and training event dedicated to captains, first & second officers, cabin crew, aircraft engineers and technicians – and all other roles within the aviation sector.

Powered by Aviation Job Search, the world’s biggest aviation job site, the expo will feature world class guest speakers, best practice to help jobseekers, and companies ready to recruit.

Exhibitors include Bombardier, BA CityFlyer, CAE Parc, Qualitair, FlySim, Resource Group, Cabin Crew Wings, and headline sponsors, BAE Systems.

 

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Who are we?

We’re Aviation Job Search, the biggest job site in the world that specialises in just aviation jobs. We work hard to bring together all the latest aviation jobs, news and advice all under one roof. Our team speak daily with the world’s biggest employers and recruitment agencies to keep you right up to date with all the latest opportunities. If you’re looking to make your next career move, why not start your journey right now with us.

Kick-start a high flying career at the Aviation Job Expo

Kick-start a high flying career at the Aviation Job Expo

Hosts of the Aviation Job Expo, Aviation Job Search, have teamed up with training provider, Cabin Crew Wings, to offer one lucky winner a professional cabin crew training course.

The winning recipient will receive a two day course designed to give a unique insight into the cabin crew profession. The course will explore all aspects of the role, including the hospitality, safety and security of passengers.

The course will be open to win during the Aviation Job Expo, which takes place on the 3rd October 2019, at the Sofitel Hotel, London Gatwick.

Cabin Crew Wings spokesperson, Hannah Vallance, said, “We’re really excited for one lucky winner to win our training course at the expo. Working as cabin crew is fantastic for so many reasons; travelling worldwide, opportunities for bucket-list adventures, strong team bonds, and a career in a rewarding and responsible role. We’re thrilled to be part of launching someone’s career in aviation.”

 

“Airlines often have as many as 3,000 applicants for one position, so they can afford to pick the cream of the crop.”

Vallance continued, “Airlines often have as many as 3,000 applicants for one position, so they can afford to pick the cream of the crop. We make sure our clients are able to impress recruiters from the very start by creating fantastic customer experiences, being an ambassador for an airlines brand and values, handling a range of emergencies at 30,000 feet, and delivering an outstanding interview on the assessment day.”

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast that travel will double to 8.2 billion passengers by the year 2037. As a result, job growth is expected to rise significantly, creating thousands of new positions around the world, including cabin crew roles.

To enter the competition, simply register for your free ticket to the Aviation Job Expo, and visit the Cabin Crew Wings stand on the day.

Exhibit at the Aviation Job Expo

On October 3rd, we’re bringing together jobseekers from the entire industry for one unique training and recruitment event.

If you’re recruiting pilots, cabin crew or engineers, why not showcase everything your company has to offer at the Aviation Job Expo?

Find out why you should be exhibiting by clicking the red button now.

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Natasha Metcalf to present at the Dublin Aviation Summit

Natasha Metcalf to present at the Dublin Aviation Summit

This week, Key Account Manager and Brand Ambassador for Aviation Job Search, Natasha Metcalf, will host a careers presentation at the Dublin Aviation Summit.

Metcalf spends her days speaking with the world’s biggest airlines and MRO companies, to find out what they’re looking for within their business. With that in mind, Metcalf is well equipped to share her knowledge and expertise to jobseekers, and aspiring aviators looking to make their way into the aviation industry.

The talk will cover all aspects of the recruitment process, from where to start your job search, how to utilise social media in the process, how to make your CV stand out from the crowd and how to impress in an interview.

Key Account Manager, Natasha Metcalf, at the Pilot Expo in Berlin, presenting to pilots. 

Managing Director, Dave Capper, at the 2018 show, presenting to jobseekers and future aviators.

The talk follows on from the 2018 show where Managing Director of Aviation Job Search, Dave Capper, held a similar talk. More recently, Metcalf took to the stage in Berlin, at the Pilot Expo, in which she shared her knowledge and advice to over two hundred pilots.

The presentations reflect Aviation Job Search’s mission to connect as many jobseekers to the career of their dreams as possible, and to provide guidance and support in that journey.

The Dublin Aviation Summit starts today, and will conclude on Wednesday 15th May. Metcalf’s presentation will begin at 2pm.

Meet us

If you’re recruiting, and would like to speak to one of our team in Dublin, simply get in touch. We’re also looking for launch partners for the upcoming courses section of our site. Launch partners will enjoy 4 months for free. 

Contact us by emailing recruiting@aviationjobsearch.com

 

 

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