FAPA.aero | Pilot Job Fairs - Why Attend

Pilot Job Fairs

Why Attend?

You should ask yourself a question - why would airlines invest the time and resources to attend a job fair to recruit if they didn't think it was useful in the recruitment process? The answer: they wouldn't.

Several pilots have come to us and said "My buddy at RegionalJet Airlines just got hired at BigTime Airlines and he never went to a job fair." That's great! Really, that's great! We'll never claim that attending a job fair will guarantee you an interview, let alone a job offer. However, if 10,000 other pilot applicants are going to a Job Fair to see BigTime Airlines and you don't, how should a pilot selection team rate you? Common sense would dictate that your absence will not help your chances.

Job Fairs give recruiters the ability to rate you, very similarly to how they would rate you during an interview. If you’re confident in your ability to interview then your decision to attend should be easy.

However, if you're not prepared to speak to recruiters it may even hurt your chances of getting an interview. We always recommend preparing beforehand, similar to how you would for an interview. Check out our Interview Preparation service. This service will prepare you for meeting with recruiters at a Job Fair and a full interview.

Overall, the safe bet is to attend at least one Job Fair to network and see for yourself if they're "worth it". Even if it were not a FAPA.aero Job Fair, we would encourage you to attend one.

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Meet the FAPA team

Andrew Dubats

Mentor Services Representative

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Andrew Dubats, Mentor Services Representative, hails from Michigan and brings to FAPA.aero the unique perspective of an entrepreneur.  Andrew built a video production and services enterprise developing a successful brand from scratch, and he knows the challenges involved in choosing and developing a successful career.  Local media in Central Michigan recognized Andrew's impressive services and provided ample accolades for his new business.

His degree in Broadcast Arts and Communication provides him with a productive skill to help future pilots and their parents understand the complexity of decisions required to choose a flight school or university.

With his new position based in New Port Richey, Florida, Andrew assists FAPA.aero's expert Mentors in identifying future pilots who could benefit from guidance in establishing a productive and successful flying career.

Client Testimonials

Ryan

Hired at Delta Air Lines

Hi Judy, I flew the Tarver 1 Arrival into Reno the other day and, of course, thought of you. I hope you are well and finding time to relax although I'm sure you're swamped with interview prep. All is well at Delta. Best decision I've ever made. I'm on the A320 out of NYC and really enjoying it. Thank you for helping me get here. Enjoy the pic and hope you're doing great. Warm regards, Ryan