Making up your mind as to what you want to do in life is so difficult. Especially today, given the myriad options, with each profession looking better than the other. And you're not too sure what exactly it is you want to pursue. Enter the wonderful world of job fairs. Walk in and you'll see a vista of opportunities light up before your eyes, options even within professions. You can talk to people from various companies, find recruiters who will tell you what they are looking for, compare different salary structures and perquisites and have the opportunity to see what's on offer. For someone just out of college looking for a job, "job fair" s hold immense potential. They are eye-openers to the big world of career opportunities outside the campus. It could be your first reality check as to what awaits you.Job fairs help you to assess different companies away from the terrifying environs of their offices. It also helps you to be exposed to the different kinds of interviews that different companies conduct. It is easier to ask a prospective employer questions about his company in a more objective setting. Most of all, it gives you the opportunity of choice. It is probably this that makes you know what you want or don't want. And this makes it easier to be clearer in your final decision.Job fairs are held for various professions. The burgeoning healthcare industry, for example has many such fairs all over the country. This could be a great opportunity for professionals wanting to enter the industry as well as professionals who are looking for new opportunities. Whether the posts are for physicians, assistants, the nursing cadre or other supporting areas, here is a place where people can not just compare opportunities and benefits but also look at specific programs that the employer is associated with to see if it could be a perfect fit with what they are looking for.Always remember to pick up all the available printed material from job fairs so you can read it at your leisure when you get back home. It's always good to look at the fine print. Also remember to pick up the free tote that most give to carry them so you're not distracted with a vast amount of brochures and material to manage. Go to as many job fairs as you can - you'll find the world of work unfolding its wonderful opportunities before you.
Employment opportunities for flight operations personnel are often available through a major airline or with a regional carrier. On the other hand, the best opportunity for pay and independence is typically found through a private jet operator. Lets look at some sources that can help you find work.Aviation Employment Board A free site, this forum features job opportunities across the range of business and commercial aviation. Registration is free and you can post your resume for free as well. Visit www.aviationemploymentboard.net for more information.Hot Jobs Owned by Yahoo, Hot Jobs is job site listing numerous opportunities at any given time. Aviation opportunities are limited, however. Registration is free and you can post your resume for free as well. Visit www.hotjobs.com for more information.Climb to 350 One of the largest aviation sites on the internet, Climb to 350 lists an variety of opportunities including "flight operations" positions. Annual fee is $105, however the site sometimes runs specials where the charge drops to $49 for a one year subscription. Visit www.climbto350.com for more information.NBAA The National Business Aviation Association is the foremost organization representing private jet operators. If you are a member of the NBAA annual dues are generally assessed at $350 per person or organization then you have access to the associations job board which lists opportunities generally not found elsewhere. Visit www.nbaa.org for details.Other sites listing flight operations positions include: Aviation Jobs Online, Skyjobs, AvCrew, AEPS, and JS Firm. Belonging to more than one paid site is usually a waste of money as virtually all the paid sites share similar job opportunities.
What, would you say, is your greatest weakness?No one likes admitting to weaknesses, but this is a favourite interview question, and one you need to be prepared for.This is not the time to confess your deepest secrets or expose embarrassing mistakes you have made in previous jobs. You should choose an area in which you don't have quite as much experience or confidence as you'd like - something which you will have the opportunity to work on in the job for which you are applying.It should not be something which you are expected to have already mastered, but something which will be useful for the post and can be developed over time. If you will be expected to give regular presentations, for example, saying that you find this difficult won't go down well. However, if this isn't expected at your level, but would be once you've moved up the ladder, you might say that you find it a bit nerve wracking and could do with more practice.Check the job description and person specification for essential and desirable skills and be sure to choose something which is non-essential. It could be that you are unfamiliar with a particular software package which only plays a small part in the job.Once you have decided on your weakness, be sure to emphasize your willingness to improve and your awareness that you will have the opportunity to do so in the job.And your greatest strength? Many people have much more difficulty finding a strength than admitting to a weakness, but if you are asked to supply the latter, there is a good chance youll be asked for a strength as well. So be sure to prepare something.Which aspects of your present job are you naturally good at? Is there anything about your work which has been praised by managers or commented on by co-workers?If you are just leaving college, which skills did you develop as a student or in other activities such as voluntary work being a team player, researching information, communication skills? You should also relate your chosen strength to the job youre applying for. What is it that the interviewers want and that you know you can deliver? Your strength needs to be based on reality and should be strong. This is your chance to shine, to bring your best qualities and abilities to the attention of the interviewers. Saying youre quite good at working in a team wont cut any ice. You must illustrate your team-working skills with an impressive example, something the panel will remember when they come to make their decision.Preparation is the key to answering interview questions make sure you do it. Waller Jamison 2005
Do you dream of getting rich or do you want to be rich?There is nothing wrong in dreaming of getting rich; except that you will get the dream, not the real thing.There are three steps to wealth. I am reaching only the first one (so far), and I will speak only about what I know.The first step to getting rich? A family income of $50.000. It may be more or less, depending on your location.Why is it the first step? Because from that point you will be able to invest money, that is to say: to make money work for you. Until then, you have to work for money.Work? Yes! Do not tell yourself anything you would not tell your kids. You know that people who get a degree, or higher diplomas, earn more than people who have never attended college, and more than people who went to college but failed to graduate. There is a lot at stake for you to stay at an elementary level and keep saying: "I know X who was a failure at school and nevertheless he has made it!" The lazy path provides 99.99% of its lovers with debts and broken dreams. The few who actually succeed struggle for 30 years. It would have taken less time and efforts to follow any course!Choose carefully the domain of knowledge you want to master. It has to meet 3 requirements:-- You like it. If you cannot stand the idea of meeting the critically ill all day long, drop studying medicine, even if a cancer specialist earns a lot. You do not want to be rich to afford antidepressants.-- It is of high demand in growing companies: for you to grow as high and quick as the company.-- Either it is difficult to master or it can be blended with other specialized scope of activities: the narrower the niche, the higher the income.Avoid the mistake I have made for years: do not work for almost nothing for the only reason that you like what you do. I liked to teach, was a good teacher and knew nothing about the other two requirements. I still like to teach, and I still am a good teacher. The very difference is that now I teach adults who are craving to learn French because they do have a project: to reach the first step of wealth. In their case, they need to master French and to blend it in their specialized scope of activity.And you? What are you going to choose? Mining and Chinese? Refining and Arabic? Art History and Italian?The first choice is rather simple: to dream of getting rich or to want to be rich.
No one wants to toil out the majority of their days in a job that pays poorly and from which you derive no sense of joy or satisfaction. Most of us dream of a job in one field or another that allows us to live comfortably and still have a sense of accomplishment and a fulfillment of purpose at the end of the day. The good news is, those jobs are out there, but you will have to follow some basic rules in order to land the job of your dreams.The first tip for getting that perfect job is to decide what it is that you would consider a dream job. You might be surprised to learn that in fact, a majority of people do not like the jobs they have chosen. Studies have shown that the average person will switch careers about five times during their lifetime, so you may want to keep an open mind about what exactly your dream job will entail. Often once you get into the job you will find that there are more options in that field you would like to take advantage of.The second tip to finding your dream job is to stay committed. Once you find the job you would like, find out what kind of training you will need in order to land the position and pursue it zealously. Dont just go for average in your training- work at it to impress whoever is training you so that you have their support when the time comes to apply for that perfect job.Remember that even if you are working a job that you hate while you try to find your dream job, your present employer may have some say when it comes to your chances at the job you are hoping to get. Do the very best that you can under the circumstances, so that your boss will have nothing to say to your future employer that could be detrimental to your chances of getting your dream job.When the time comes to apply for that job, be stubborn in your commitment. This can be a very fine line, as you do not want to be so persistent that you become a pest. Put together your very best resume, and make sure that it is carefully proofread and structured. Include a well thought out cover letter that details the benefit you will bring to the company and the position- this too needs to be well edited for maximum impact.When you hand the resume in, make sure and give it to a person in charge of recruiting or managing. All employees are territorial and if you hand your resume to the first person you see at the front desk the odds are that it will not get into the right hands.Ask for a contact name and give that person a call within a week after handing in your resume, if you have not yet been contacted. This will again demonstrate your commitment to the job.If you land an interview, research the company before you go in. Be prepared to be flexible and to answer all the questions on your toes, and work in the chance to demonstrate your knowledge of the company any chance you get. It will show your enthusiasm and your dedication to the job.Finding your dream job may be easier than you think- the fact is, not many people are great workers, and employers are always on the look out for quality talent. Apply yourself to everything you do with that dream job in mind, and you will greatly improve your chances of success.