We asked aviation professionals who visited our website what they found most frustrating about their job search. Take a look at our results below!
We surveyed 690 aviation professionals on Aviation Job Search. Here’s what they told us about their job search:
We asked: What do you find the most frustrating about searching for jobs?
35% of aviation professionals told us the most frustrating part of a job search is not hearing back from an employer about a job. As recruiters, it is tough to respond to every applicant, but for those who reach the final stages, an effort should be made to contact them – after all, they’ll have spent a lot of time preparing, maybe traveling etc. just to interview with you.
21% said creating a CV was frustrating, while 21% again said applying for jobs online was frustrating.
11% said they found the waiting period after completing an interview the most exasperating.
8% said preparing for an interview was the most frustrating aspect, while 4% said a poor recruitment process was the worst. When asked to elaborate, one of the top reasons that came out was regarding not hearing back about a job after applying.
We also asked jobseekers what was the most frustrating part about writing a CV?
26% said the time it takes to write a CV was the most frustrating aspect.
25% said formatting frustrated them, while 19% said writing their personal summary.
16% said writing about their work experience was frustrating because it took up a lot of time, and 7% said the skills section was challenging.
6% said writing that writing about their education was the most frustrating part of writing their CV.
The next question we put to jobseekers in the aviation industry was: What’s the most frustrating question you’ve been asked in an interview?
This was an open text question – we’ve picked out a few of the more popular responses below:
- Why do you want to work here?
- Describe yourself
- What is your weakest point?
- What salary are you currently on?
- When will you be successful?
- What are your expectations?
- Why did you leave your last job?
- Explain your experience
- Why should we hire you?
- What do you want to do with your life?
The last question we asked jobseekers was: What’s the most frustrating part of applying for jobs online?
25% of aviation professionals said adverts that don’t display a salary band frustrated them when applying for a new job.
23% said a huge list of requirements on the job advert was frustrating.
14% said that a job advert that doesn’t include enough information on the company itself was frustrating when applying for a new job, while 13% said not enough information about the role.
12% said a huge emphasis on past experience frustrated them when applying for a new job, while 8% said other. 5% said they found spelling errors/grammatical errors frustrating on a job advert.
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