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

Karen Floyd

Interview Consultant

KarenFloyd

Karen joined the FAPA team in May of 2013 to work alongside Judy Tarver and Claudette Carroll helping our Premier members turn their interviews into job offers.  She comes to FAPA after working for a number of years as a Pilot Recruiter at American Eagle Airlines.  During this time, Karen worked closely with Claudette Carroll in the hiring of several thousand pilots for American Eagle.

Client Testimonials

Jeff M.

Hired at Atlas Airlines

Hello all, I recently prepped with Claudette for an interview with Atlas and I was hired! Many thanks to everyone over the past couple of years, I've had an excellent experience with FAPA.aero and recommend it every time I can. Your job fairs are top notch and big big thanks to Craig and Claudette. Id like to know what my options for my membership are from now on and if there is anything else you'd like to know. Thanks again! Sincerely, Jeff M.