What employers look for
In our survey, the identical elements were reported by four major carriers, one low-cost carrier, a large corporate aviation facility and representative FBOs and Repair stations throughout North America.
The essential keys for new and recycled hires are ironically, nearly identical:
• Willingness to accept change
• Continuous desire to learn more
• Pride in your profession
Therefore, an enthusiastic person with a love of their work, at any age and with the proper credentials, can hire themselves everyday to their current employer or a new employer in an effort to improve their locale, their earning power, and their job satisfaction. Employers benefit by realizing their "dream" of hiring true professional employees.
10 Steps to Career Success
The career path of A&P professionals offers a unique and challenging road. Follow these 10 steps to insure your job and improve your chances for promotion and success.
1. Strive to learn more than is required. Keep EVER vigilant to processes and procedures that may save lives and your employer money.
2. Learn outside skills. Enroll in a Community college and take a course on learning how to write. Fearful of speaking in public? Go to the local night class and overcome your fear. Seventy-one percent of U.S. citizens are afraid to speak in public. People who are promoted usually have learned how to express themselves to others and their employers.
3. Start and keep a professional library with trade magazines and books that will help your career.
4. Take part in surveys. Be willing to offer positive suggestions that will save time, labor, or money.
5. Write an article for a newsletter or trade magazine See Aug. 2000 issue of AMT and learn key points to writing an article.
6. Become a Lifetime Learner –not only in your profession, but in your personal life as well.
7. Mergers mean movement. People leave or find new positions and the pathway to another position is open to those who can be proactive and go with the change.
8. Take time to recharge the batteries and make your off time more enjoyable. Ask to volunteer at a local nursing home.There are still plenty of vets and women from WWII who would like to talk about their life and their first plane flight etc. Really want to feel special and grow as a person? Read to someone who can’t see very well. You’ll both feel great and you’ll become a much better employee.
9. Adopt a pet. You and the pet will benefit whether you are single or part of a family of 12. Employees with pets have a healthier outlook.
10. Become active in industry associations and organizations. These meetings are tremendous places to network, and networking is how 23.6% of all jobs are found. You also have the opportunity to make friends with peers in the industry and learn new information.
Craig "Buzz" Conroy is an Aviation Researcher, Author, and Speaker based in Gibsonia, PA.
Contact information: Phone: 1-800 344-1492, email firstname.lastname@example.org visit his website www.craigconroy.com.
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